Nightside Report Oct. 6, 2021: Sterling Heights police officers help man hook up new TV after pulling him over for speeding, Parents charged after 14-month-old boy found dead at Farmington Hills motel

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Sterling Heights police help man set up new TV after pulling him over

Sterling Heights police officers help man hook up new TV after pulling him over for speeding

DETROITA Macomb County man was having a rough day until he was pulled over by police.

David, 79, was pulled over at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 30. The longtime Sterling Heights resident was pulled over for speeding. Police said he was visibly upset and crying.

“I really try to drive right and I bought a television today because I wanted to make the wife happy, you know? And I can’t get it hooked up,” David said.

Officer Kevin Coates could tell the elderly man was having a bad day. There were a number of problems going on at home and David needed help with a simple task.

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The latest: Michigan reports 7,674 new COVID cases, 92 deaths -- average of 3,837 cases per day

Metro Detroit weather: Chance of scattered showers, storms next 2 days

Once again Wednesday, parts of the Thumb were the big winners, with Sanilac County in particular getting plenty of sunshine. But farther south, it’s been mostly clouds --what a contrast to last week, when we had an entire week of blue skies.

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4 Fast Facts

  • The parents of a 14-month-old boy who was found dead at the Farmington Hills motel where the family was living have both been charged, police said. Click here to read more.
  • Nonprofit organization, The Youth Connection, has partnered with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to make parents aware of how easy it is for teens to store drugs in plain sight. Click here to read more.
  • Security camera footage from a Detroit auto dealership shows thieves target two specific cars because of their value. Click here to read more.
  • One of Metro Detroit’s smallest communities, River Rouge, has a population of more than 7,200. It has five marijuana businesses and now a sixth is under consideration. Click here to read more.

Be Informed

American Red Cross says national blood supply is dangerously low, calls for more blood donations

The American Red Cross said it is experiencing an emergency blood and platelet shortage.

It needs to collect 10,000 additional blood products each week over the next month to recover and meet hospital and patient needs.

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Scammers target Metro Detroit residents who were impacted by storms, flooding: Here’s what to watch out for

Scammers are targeting thousands in Metro Detroit who dealt with storm-related problems over the summer.

The thieves have been contacting residents via text message and making them think they could be forced to pay up for previous trash pick ups.

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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.