Nightside Report June 23, 2021: People living near Detroit Stellantis plant fed up with constant truck traffic, Metro Detroit school districts push for later start times this fall

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People living near Detroit Stellantis plant fed up with constant truck traffic
People living near Detroit Stellantis plant fed up with constant truck traffic

People living near Detroit Stellantis plant fed up with constant truck traffic

DETROIT – Chrysler’s new plant on Detroit’s east side was a massive boost to the city’s economy, but neighbors living near it said it’s a nightmare.

Residents claim loud trucks rumble through the Pingree Park neighborhood at all hours of the day and night. They want something to be done about it.

Terry Burks is a professional truck driver. He said semi trucks do not belong in his east side neighborhood.

“I am ready to be so extreme. I am ready to shut the whole street down,” Burks said. “Disregarding our home, this is where we live. They don’t respect that.”

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The latest: Michigan coronavirus cases up to 893,756; Death toll now at 19,664

Metro Detroit weather: Chance of measurable rain for 7 straight days

Our late-week rain scenario is looking more serious as temperatures return to early-summer norms.

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4 Fast Facts

  • The bell will be ringing a little later for some schools districts in Metro Detroit. Click here to read more.
  • The Detroit Dog Rescue is reportedly meeting animal control trucks on the street to take in dogs to avoid them having to be taken in at the Detroit Animal Care and Control’s facility. Click here to read more.
  • Gun violence involving children has been a constant heartbreaking occurrence over the past few days. Click here to read more.
  • Trash is a big issue along the Detroit Riverfront and it has been a constant effort to keep the area clean. Click here to read more.

Be Informed

Few reports of heart inflammation in younger people likely associated with mRNA vaccines, CDC says

The CDC’s vaccine advisory panel said that rate reports of heart inflammation in younger people likely are associated with the mRNA vaccines.

A committee wrapped up a daylong meeting on the issue on Wednesday. Despite their findings they are still strongly recommending that young people get the COVID vaccine.

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‘Zero credibility’ -- New report from Michigan GOP Senate members debunks claims of vote fraud

A new report from Republican members of the Michigan Senate debunks any claims of widespread voter fraud in the 2020 U.S. General Election.

The results of an investigation launched by Michigan’s GOP led Senate Oversight Committee was released Wednesday. It calls for Attorney General Dana Nessel to consider investigating people who have made false allegations about Michigan’s results for their own benefit.

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About the Author:

DeJanay Booth joined WDIV as a web producer in July 2020. She previously worked as a news reporter in New Mexico before moving back to Michigan.