ClickOnDetroit Morning Briefing -- Aug. 15, 2019

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L. Brooks Patterson

DETROIT - ClickOnDetroit Morning Briefing -- Aug. 15, 2019

Funeral service for L. Brooks Patterson is today

A funeral service will be held on Thursday afternoon for longtime Oakland County executive L. Brooks Patterson. Patterson died at on Aug. 3 at his Independence Township home surrounded by family and friends after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

Watch live here beginning at 1:30 p.m.

Feds charge former UAW leader in corruption scandal

Mike Grimes served as administrative assistant to UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada until this past year. He was assigned to General Motors. He is accused of wire fraud, money laundering, and getting nearly $2 million in kickbacks. Investigators say he helped obtain contracts for a clothing/apparel company and chiropractor, and then threatened them.

32 years ago: Northwest Flight 255 crashes

On August 16, 1987, Northwest Flight 255 crashed shortly after taking off from Detroit Metropolitan Airport, killing 156 people. We remember it every year, honoring the lives lost in one of the most horrific aviation disasters in United States history.


 Weather: Scattered showers, thunderstorms possible 

Pau Gross:

Today will feature an isolated shower possible during the morning, although most of us will remain dry. Scattered showers and thunderstorms then pop up this afternoon during the heat of the day.  Highs will reach the low 80s (27-28 degrees Celsius), with a north wind at 5 to 10 mph.

View the full forecast here including what to watch for this weekend.

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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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 LOCAL   4   Sports news

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 LOCAL   4   Entertainment


 LOCAL   4   Health

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