ClickOnDetroit NIGHTSIDE report -- Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020

View of Detroit from the Windsor sky camera on Sept. 1, 2020 at 8:38 p.m.
View of Detroit from the Windsor sky camera on Sept. 1, 2020 at 8:38 p.m. (WDIV)

Clarkston family in mourning after falling tree kills man in White Lake Township

DETROIT – A Clarkston family is in mourning after a fatal incident in White Lake Township on Monday left a man dead and his stepdaughter shaken.

The incident happened on Williams Lake Road on the White Lake Township, Waterford border after 6 p.m. on Monday. Officials said a massive tree fell across the road and killed Ron Ohlinger, 42.

Michigan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases up to 103,186; Death toll now at 6,495

Metro Detroit weather: Tuesday brings this week’s best, but not only, rain chance

Our best shot at rain this week is coming Tuesday night, but it’s not the only chance. Also, this summer heat and humidity won’t be around much longer.

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4 Fast Facts

  • After struggling for decades, the area surrounding Eastern Market has slowly but surely made a comeback. Click here to read more.
  • A prominent protester in the city of Detroit has stopped lending her voice to protests and has instead shifted her focus to starting a nonprofit organization. Click here to read more.
  • Farmington Public Schools partnered with the Farmington Family YMCA to offer families a place for their students to learn this year with the introduction of Y Learning Centers. Click here to read more.
  • New information is coming to light in the sexual assault scandals at Michigan State University involving two prominent members of the staff. Click here to read more.

Be Informed

Report: Michigan’s COVID-19 nursing home ‘hub’ plan was ‘logical and appropriate’ response

A new report finds Michigan’s plan to create “hubs” for nursing home residents with COVID-19 was “logical and appropriate,” and found no significant evidence of transmission of the virus between patients and residents.

The report, released by the Center for Health and Research Transformation (CHRT), evaluated the state’s regional nursing home hub strategy, comparing the approach to outcomes in other states.

What to know about possible cyber attacks as Michigan students return to school

Cyber security experts are concerned about attacks on Michigan schools ramping up early in the school year, especially with many students learning remotely.

Last year, more than 500 schools across the country were hit by ransomware, cyber security experts said. To make matters worse, the attacks usually picked up in the first few weeks of school when students, parents and teachers had their guard down.

University of Michigan to carry out phase 3 of COVID-19 vaccine trial

The University of Michigan is partnering with a pharmaceutical company to test a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine as the nation -- and world -- race to fight virus spread.

U-M’s academic medical center, Michigan Medicine, is working with AstraZeneca to carry out the third trial phase of a potential vaccine for COVID-19. AstraZeneca, a Cambridge, England-based company, announced Monday its vaccine candidate has entered the final testing stage in the U.S.

Michigan refutes report of Russian voter info hack: ‘Our system has not been hacked’

The Michigan Secretary of State is refuting a report that Russians have shared the personal data of nearly every Michigan voter.

A report published by a Russian newspaper claims internet users in Russia have stolen information on millions of voters in Michigan, Arkansas, Connecticut, North Carolina and Florida.

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Monday, Aug. 31, 2020 --

About the Author:

DeJanay Booth joined WDIV as a web producer in July 2020. She previously worked as a news reporter in New Mexico before moving back to Michigan.