ClickOnDetroit NIGHTSIDE report -- Friday, Aug. 16, 2019

Parking changes at University of Michigan Hospital leave nurses frustrated

Nurses working at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor are frustrated after a change reduced the number of available parking spaces.

The University of Michigan Hospital is world-renowned for its innovative care, but parking is one issue that plagues the practice, and it recently became even more complicated.

Parking changes at University of Michigan Hospital leave nurses frustrated

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4 fast facts

  • Michigan U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib is standing firm on her decision not to travel to Israel to visit her 90-year old grandmother. Read more.

  • Several Michigan beaches are closed due to high bacteria levels. Learn more.

  • A former parent volunteer at a Wyandotte school has been bound over on child sex charges, officials said. Read more.

  • Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced Friday that her office will investigate the controversial detainment of a man by Royal Oak police officers. Learn more.

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Bootleg zookeeper

Police rescued hundreds of exotic animals, including more than 300 hedgehogs and a 200-pound snake, from a "bootleg zookeeper" in Romulus, officials said.

Police said they received a tip Thursday about someone illegally housing animals in a building in the 31000 block of Ecorse Road.


Burning SUV

A mother with six boys in her vehicle on their way to Twelve Oaks Mall to go back-to-school shopping relied on her motherly instincts when the SUV burst into flames on I-96.

She managed to get the SUV out of the way of traffic and all six boys to safety.


Bird hoarding

Dozens of rare and exotic birds were rescued from a mobile home in St. Clair County Tuesday.

The trailer had so many birds in it, neighbors could hear them squawking and alerted animal control. The birds were found in filthy conditions and authorities said they believe it was a hoarding situation. 


Epstein's cause of death

Jeffrey Epstein's cause of death was suicide by hanging, the New York City Office of the Chief Medical Examiner said Friday.

The determination came almost a week after the multimillionaire was found in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center, where the 66-year-old was awaiting trial on federal charges accusing him of sexually abusing underage girls and running a sex trafficking ring. He had pleaded not guilty to the charges.


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