Nightside Report July 21, 2021: Woman says neighbor released 3 dogs who attacked while she walked puppy, Church experiences severe flooding after nearby drain is paved over

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Woman, Goldendoodle puppy attacked by 3 dogs on Detroit's east side
Woman, Goldendoodle puppy attacked by 3 dogs on Detroit's east side

Detroit woman says neighbor released 3 dogs who attacked while she was walking puppy

DETROIT – A Detroit woman said she was walking her Goldendoodle puppy on the city’s east side when three dogs attacked her after their owner released them from his yard.

Dana Dixon said she had to be treated for bites and several sprains. Dixon recalled the details of the Saturday night attack on her dog Dexter.

“To have to fight off three Pit Bulls and then hold your dog -- and we’re just playing tug-of-war with my dog. On top of it I’m being bit. It was the scariest thing,” Dixon said. “It was very frightening. I thought we were both going to die. I’m just holding onto my dog, trying to protect him.”

Dixon said she was walking by her neighbor’s home on Peerless Street when he yelled at her and then intentionally let his dogs out.

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Michigan COVID: Here’s what to know July 21, 2021

Metro Detroit weather: Heat, humidity, downpours on the way back

Wednesday was an oasis in the muggy, stormy July desert. OK, July’s been anything but a desert, but you get the point. We’ll be back to the heat, humidity and downpours before you know it.

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4 Fast Facts

  • A church in Detroit is still cleaning up damage from 5 feet of floodwater in the church basement from heavy rainfall. Click here to read more.
  • Former Eastern Michigan University track star Boaz Cheboiywo was sentenced Wednesday for a drunken driving crash that killed 38-year-old mother, Christen Knight. Click here to read more.
  • The former chief of the Detroit police has formed a candidate committee to start raising funds in preparation for Michigan’s upcoming gubernatorial race. Click here to read more.
  • FEMA officials are going door-to-door in Detroit to make sure people can access the federal help they’re entitled to after severe flooding impacted the area. Click here to read more.

Be Informed

Study: Johnson and Johnson COVID vaccine not as effective as Pfizer, Moderna vaccines against delta variant

The Johnson and Johnson COVID vaccine may not be as effective as vaccines that use mRNA technology (Pfizer and Moderna) against the delta variant, according to a new study.

Current information indicates that if you received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines you will be well-protected against the delta variant. One study found an 88% efficacy against delta, a modest decrease compared to the original efficacy of 95%.

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Michigan COVID vaccine sweepstakes: Here are winners of $1 million prize, 2 more $50,000 drawings

The winner of the $1 million prize and two more $50,000 daily drawing winners from Michigan’s COVID vaccine sweepstakes were announced Wednesday (July 21).

Michigan Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist and actor Tim Meadows announced the winners virtually.

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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.