ClickOnDetroit Morning Briefing -- Aug. 14, 2019

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DETROIT - ClickOnDetroit Morning Briefing -- Aug. 14, 2019

Victims of ex-Wyandotte school volunteer are students

The Wyandotte school board called for an independent investigation into what the district knew about a volunteer who was charged with criminal sexual conduct involving children, including students.

Police rush shooting victim to hospital


A 45-year-old man is in critical condition after a shooting Tuesday night on Detroit's west side. Police say someone followed the man as he was leaving a gas station in the area of Linwood Street and Fullerton Avenue. Police said someone in a burgundy minivan opened fire and struck the victim.


Blackout 16 years later

About 50 million people lost power Aug. 14, 2003, when a tree branch in Ohio started an outage that cascaded across a broad swath from Michigan to New England and Canada. Read back here.

Every time this anniversary comes around we love to hear your stories -- so please share where you were and what you were doing.

 Weather: Cool with clouds and sunshine today 

Paul Gross:

We’ll have a mix of clouds and sunshine through our Wednesday, with only the slight chance for a stray shower, and the best chance for that small chance is west of US-23. Most of us should have a dry day.

Here is the full forecast for the week.

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 LOCAL   4    Community calendar 

  • Aug. 17 -- Renaissance Festival begins!
  • Aug. 17 -- Woodward Dream Cruise
  • Aug. 17-18 -- St. Clair Shores Aqua Fest
  • Aug. 23 -- Detroit Lions vs. Buffalo Bills at Ford Field
  • Aug. 29 -- Michigan State Fair begins
  • Aug. 30 -- Michigan State football opener vs. Tulsa
  • Aug. 30 -- Arts, Beats and Eats weekend
  • Aug. 31 -- Detroit Jazz Festival kicks off
  • Aug. 31 -- Michigan football opener vs. Middle Tenn. State
  • Sept. 2 -- Labor Day
  • Sept. 7 -- Dally in the Alley in Midtown
  • Sept. 8 -- Detroit Lions open season in Arizona
  • Sept. 14 -- 18th Annual Tour de Troit

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