Nightside Report Jan. 17, 2022: Are there over-the-counter drugs that help fight COVID?; Entire block looks like frozen pond after water main breaks in Detroit

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Are there over-the-counter drugs that help fight COVID?

Are there over-the-counter drugs that help fight COVID?

DETROIT – Since the coronavirus pandemic began, Dr. Frank McGeorge has been keeping viewers up-to-date and informed on all fronts. He’s been answering your questions about the vaccine, the vaccination process and more.

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Entire block looks like frozen pond after water main breaks on Detroit’s west side

An entire neighborhood block in Detroit looks like a frozen pond after a water main broke on the city’s west side.

The break left cars stuck in feet of water and ice. Residents are trapped at home because of the icy mess.

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🏥Michigan reports 37,114 new COVID cases, 251 deaths -- average of 18,557 cases per day


Family searches Detroit neighborhood for missing teen

A family was joined by community members on Monday as the canvassed a neighborhood on Detroit’s west side for a missing 17-year-old girl.

Zion Rachelle Foster was last seen on Jan. 4 at her home in the 22000 block of Melrose Court in Eastpointe, according to authorities.

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🌨️Metro Detroit weather: Seasonably cold Monday night, average chill Tuesday


Survivor of Pontiac fire that killed 2, injured 5 speaks out: ‘I don’t know how I made it’

Two people were killed and five others were injured early Monday morning in a Pontiac fire, officials said.

The fire began at 2:44 a.m. Monday (Jan. 17) at a home in the 800 block of St. Clair Street, near Kennett Road and Baldwin Avenue, according to authorities. Eleven adults lived inside the home.

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Detroit woman gifted new ramp after hit-and-run driver crashes into home

A woman is getting a new ramp on her home in Detroit after a hit-and-run driver crashed into her previous ramp and destroyed it.

Debra Haynes-Knot has been unable to get in and out of her home without help since the crash. Daryl Kreip is the President of Designer Krafts, a deck company out of Roseville. He saw the previous report on the crash and got in touch with Debra Haynes-Knot right away.

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About the Author:

Brandon Carr is a digital content producer for ClickOnDetroit and has been with WDIV Local 4 since November 2021. Brandon is the 2015 Solomon Kinloch Humanitarian award recipient for Community Service.