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Shots were fired at Detroit police officers Thursday morning during a traffic stop along Telegraph Road near McNichols Road on the city’s west side. Police said one of the individuals involved was driving around and asking people where they could find officers to shoot.
Making their strongest statement yet in the fight against racial injustice, players from six NBA teams decided not to play postseason games on Wednesday in a boycott that quickly reverberated across other professional leagues.
The Justice Department is asking Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for Michigan nursing home data linked to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak as part of an effort to find out if the state’s response warrants a federal investigation.
As students in some states head back to in-person school, a recent series of reports show the number of COVID-19 cases in children and teens is climbing.
Police said four people were shot in Pontiac at the Spring Lake Village apartment complex on Wednesday night. Learn more here.
Laura pounded the Gulf Coast for hours with ferocious wind, torrential rains and rising seawater as it roared ashore over southwestern Louisiana near the Texas border early Thursday, threatening the lives of people who didn’t evacuate. Watch live satellite tracking and forecasting of Hurricane Laura here.
Michigan holds what might be some of the most random world records we could think of. Check them out here.
Richard “White Boy Rick” Wershe Jr. was released from a Florida prison in July, ending his 32 years behind bars that started after a drug trafficking arrest at 17 years old in 1987. “I can tell you this,” Wershe said. “I have more peace in my life now than I’ve ever had.”
The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 99,200 as of Wednesday, including 6,424 deaths, state officials report.
Wednesday’s update represents 761 new cases and seven additional deaths. On Tuesday, the state totals were 98,439 cases and 6,417 deaths.
New cases have plateaued in the last two weeks, while deaths remain flat in Michigan. Testing has remained steady, with an average of more than 25,000 per day, with the positive rate between 3 and 4 percent. The state reported its highest one-day testing total with more than 41,000 diagnostic tests on Aug. 21.
Hospitalizations have increased slightly over the last month but remain lower than in April.
Here’s a look at more of the data: