ClickOnDetroit NIGHTSIDE REPORT -- Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020

View of Detroit from the Windsor sky camera on Aug. 3, 2020 at 8:35 p.m. (WDIV)

Metro Detroit family shocked by massive ambulance bill after child transported with dog bite

DETROIT – A Metro Detroit family was stunned by a massive ambulance bill after their child was taken less than 25 miles at normal traffic speeds with a non-life-threatening dog bite.

Little Kenna’s family was stunned when they received a bill for more than $5,000 from the ambulance company. They said they traveled less than 25 miles at normal posted speeds from Henry Ford West Bloomfield to Children’s Hospital in Downtown Detroit.

Michigan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases up to 113,183; Death toll now at 6,612

Metro Detroit weather: Mild Tuesday evening, sun setting through smoke

The rest of the day will be mild and dry. Smoke from western wildfires still hangs high in the air. It gets cooler overnight, and tomorrow becomes the warmest day of the week. There’s a small chance of rain before it feels like fall, again, in time for Rosh Hashanah and this weekend. Astronomical autumn actually begins next Tuesday morning.

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4 Fast Facts

  • A photographer who climbed 151 feet to the very top of the highly guarded Ambassador Bridge posted photos from on top of the bridge’s sign, raising major questions about security. Click here to read more.
  • Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has cleared a Washtenaw County deputy involved in a rough arrest that led to days of protests. Click here to read more.
  • After months of waiting and preparing for the season opener, the Utica High School football team’s first game was canceled after a player was exposed to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outside of school, officials said. Click here to read more.
  • A 15-year-old boy is being charged as a juvenile in connection with the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old boy Monday, Sept. 14 at a home in Oak Park. Click here to read more.

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John Skelton denied parole in 2010 case of three missing sons in Morenci

The imprisoned father of three Michigan boys who went missing in 2010 was reportedly denied parole. John Skelton was charged in 2011 for the wrongful imprisonment of his three sons who went missing from their home in Morenci on Nov. 26, 2010.

Following experts into Michigan State sewers as they search for signs of COVID-19 in wastewater

Local 4 followed scientists into the sewers at Michigan State University as they searched for early warning signs of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in wastewater. What started as an intriguing laboratory finding about analyzing wastewater to detect the virus that causes COVID-19 has not turned into something more. Experts are hoping the testing might bring early warning and indicate the scale of an outbreak in a given community.

Outdoor visits allowed at Michigan nursing homes starting today: What to know

Residents of nursing homes and long-term care facilities in Michigan can start seeing visitors outdoors Tuesday as a new order goes into effect. An order signed last week by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services will allow an exception to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s restriction on visits during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

First human case of mosquito-borne EEE suspected in West Michigan

A West Michigan resident is suspected of having the mosquito-borne illness Eastern Equine Encephalitis, the first of the year in Michigan. Preliminary test results indicate the patient, a Barry County resident has EEE and confirmatory testing is expected to be completed by the end of the week at the MDHHS Bureau of Laboratories. No additional information will be provided on this individual.

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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.