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Nightside Report July 9, 2021: Road rage on the rise in Metro Detroit, Detroit couple desperate for help with major flood damage

Here are tonight’s top stories

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‘It is every day’ -- Road rage on the rise in Metro Detroit

DETROIT – Road rage is on the rise in Metro Detroit and across the country, leaving police with few answer on how to fight it.

Michigan State Police are investigating a freeway shooting that happened on I-75 early Friday night. It’s the third freeway shooting within two days.

In another shooting, Vadim Brayman was driving home on Orchard Lake Road in West Bloomfield when another driver became infuriated for merging in front of him.

That driver took his rage to a dangerous level.

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The latest: Michigan coronavirus cases up to 896,067; Death toll now at 19,801

Metro Detroit weather: Warm, comfortable Friday evening

Refreshing air remains with us this evening the sunshine to round out the day. Tonight, do you sleep safely with the windows up and air out our homes. This weekend, the first half will be sunnier than the second.

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4 Fast Facts

  • The east side neighborhood was hit especially hard by the floods and left one couple’s residence full of raw sewage. The damage might not look too bad from the outside, but inside it’s a nightmare. Click here to read more.
  • It’s not your imagination, there are a lot more mosquitos in Metro Detroit and it’s partly due to the weather. Click here to read more.
  • It’s been two years since Terry Crews hit the golden buzzer and launched the Detroit Youth Choir on a journey that won them the hearts of many on “America’s Got Talent.” Click here to read more.
  • One of the largest little league baseball programs in Detroit might not be able to play ball after their largest donor pulled out of funding. Click here to read more.

Be Informed

IRS working to ensure parents take advantage of child tax credit

The child tax credit can be considered a game changer for families and worth hundreds of dollar a month for parents.

The IRS is working to ensure parents take advantage of it.

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Researchers testing COVID vaccine patch

It’s been a tough few months for those who are afraid of needles.

While many have been able to get vaccinated, there are some who haven’t. But what if the vaccine was available without a needle?

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FDA, CDC: COVID vaccine booster shots not needed yet

Many people are wondering if a booster dose of the COVID vaccine will be needed.

Pfizer announced Thursday it plans to seek emergency FDA authorization for a booster dose.

In a joint statement, the FDA and CDC said “Americans who have been fully vaccinated do not need a booster shot at this time.”

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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.