ClickOnDetroit NIGHTSIDE REPORT -- Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020

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

As COVID-19 numbers increase, will Michiganders stockpile goods again?

DETROIT – Officials are concerned about the trend of rising COVID-19 cases in Michigan.

More than 2,000 cases were confirmed Thursday, a record breaking single-day count.

Due to the high numbers, some people have already started stocking up on household items the way they did when the pandemic first started.

Michigan coronavirus cases up to 141,091; Death toll now at 6,973

Metro Detroit weather: Freeze Warning in effect after bedtime

A Freeze Warning is in effect for Detroit and all of Southeast Michigan from 4:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. ET, Friday.

Click here to read the full forecast.

4 Fast Facts

  • For people living with autism, finding a job can be an extremely difficult process. The Ford Motor Company is looking to fix that. Click here to read more.
  • Police are investigating a fatal crash in Waterford Township near a Mitsubishi car dealership that killed a 6-year-old girl. Click here to read more.
  • A Detroit investment advisor took $90,000 from two of his clients and spent the money for himself, according to officials. Click here to read more.
  • Deanna Hair was released from the hospital after spending more than 195 days there due to complications from COVID-19. Click here to read more.

Be Informed

How likely are you to catch COVID-19 on an airplane? What impact does blood type have on the virus?

There are two new studies you should know about when it comes to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The first is a study that might help ease your mind about the likelihood of being exposed to COVID-19 on an airplane. The second is a look at the possible impact blood type could have on your COVID-19 risk.

Michigan ‘Clean Slate’ plan could take years to implement

For thousands of Michiganders, it’s the opportunity for a better life. The bipartisan Clean Slate Package will automatically expunge some marijuana convictions, minor crimes and nonviolent felonies. It is one of the most progressive legislation of its kind in the country and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer called the legislation a “game changer.” Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist II said there’s still a lot of work to be done before people get a fresh start.

Officials charge 14th person linked to domestic terror plot targeting Michigan Gov. Whitmer

Officials have charged a 14th person in connection with the alleged domestic terror plot targeting Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Brian Higgins, 51, of Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, is charged with material support of an act of terrorism, a 20-year felony. Higgins is accused of being part of the plan to kidnap Whitmer from her vacation home. He is the eighth man to be charged by Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel’s office. An additional six men were charged by federal authorities.

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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.