ClickOnDetroit NIGHTSIDE report -- Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Madison Heights residents torn as pit bull mix faces death for allegedly killing chihuahua

A Metro Detroit city is torn as a pit bull mix sits on death row for allegedly killing a chihuahua.

Boomer the pit bull has been locked up for the last year for a crime his supporters say he didn't commit.

"In my heart of hearts, I and everyone here thinks he was fending off something," supporter Taylor Caplan said.

Madison Heights residents torn as pit bull mix faces death for allegedly killing chihuahua

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  • Ford is investing $500 million into Plymouth Township-based startup Rivian. Read more.

  • Police said a Mount Clemens gas station clerk shot an attempted robber. Learn more.

  • Ilitch Holdings released a statement after a critical HBO feature aired about the District Detroit development. Read more.

  • Michigan Senate voted to try 17-year-olds as juveniles. Learn more.

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Semi truck into house

A semi truck blew a tire and crashed into a house along 26 Mile Road in Macomb Township, police said. The house is on the south side of westbound 26 Mile Road, just east of North Avenue.

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Vandalism at memorial park

Police need helping finding the person responsible for vandalizing trees and plaques at a Rockwood memorial park.

On Sunday, someone destroyed some of the memorials honoring the dead at Deland G. Mercure Memorial Park.

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Pontiac alleged sex assault

An investigation is underway amid claims of a sexual assault incident at Pontiac High School, police said.

Oakland County deputies confirm the alleged assault involved two students at the school.

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Conversion therapy

Legislation was introduced to make Michigan the 17th state to ban the use of conversion therapy by health professionals.

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