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Nightside Report Nov. 19, 2020: New details in Whitmer kidnapping plot case, 19-year-old charged in death of 7-year-old

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View of Detroit from the Windsor sky camera on Nov. 18, 2020 at 9:30 p.m.
View of Detroit from the Windsor sky camera on Nov. 18, 2020 at 9:30 p.m. (WDIV)

Televised executions, arson, new details revealed in terrorist plot against Michigan Gov. Whitmer

DETROIT – The men accused of attempting to kidnap and possibly kill Gov. Gretchen Whitmer also had two other plots to kill Michigan politicians involving public executions and mass murder in the ongoing case, according to newly discovered court filings in a Michigan district court.

According to the recent filings, members of the group had a Plan B which was initially Plan A. The group wanted to storm the capitol with 200 men, “take hostages, execute tyrants and have it televised...” The plan they said would take roughly one week adding “no one is coming out alive.”

Michigan coronavirus cases up to 285,398; Death toll now at 8,324

Metro Detroit weather: Warmth sticks around

Brisk winds spiked temperatures into the 60s Thursday afternoon. But we get another day of unseasonable warmth without the winds on Friday, before a half-wet weekend.

Click here to read the full forecast.

4 Fast Facts

  • 19-year-old Emmet Williams Jr. faces one count of first-degree murder for firing shots into a home on Bedford Street, killing Reginae Williams. Click here to read more.
  • A federal lawsuit was filed after a local father said he asked for directions from a police officer and was assaulted. Click here to read more.
  • The men accused of attempting to kidnap and possibly kill Gov. Gretchen Whitmer also had two other plots to kill Michigan politicians involving public executions and mass murder in the ongoing case, according to newly discovered court filings in a Michigan district court. Click here to read more.
  • America’s Thanksgiving Parade presented by Gardner-White will still happen this year, but without crowds and for a TV and web audience only. Click here to read more.

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New COVID restrictions in Michigan trigger flood of new unemployment claims

Thousands of Michigan residents are expected to file for unemployment benefits in the coming weeks as those working in the service and entertainment industries take another hit amid new COVID-19-related closures.

As the Michigan health department’s new coronavirus measures take effect, the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) is working to beef up its workforce and improve technology to serve those in need.

Michigan hospitals filling up as COVID-19 case, positivity rates continue to soar

Michigan hospitals are filling up at an alarming rate as COVID-19 case and positivity rates across the state continue to soar, according to Dr. Joneigh Khaldun.

Khaldun, the chief medical executive for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, updated some of the state’s COVID-19 numbers during Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s press briefing Thursday afternoon.

Michigan groups unite to urge passage of criminal justice reforms before year’s end

“We are, so excited about this coalition, and we’re excited about these reforms. They prove that when people work together, they make genuine real process in Lansing,” said Kimberly Buddin.

Buddin, with the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan, said the real process is coming to light, “I also want to thank Speaker Chatfield, Majority Leader Shirkey, Chairman Fuller and Chairman Lucido, and the more than Republicans and Democrats who already cast their votes for this legislation.”

CDC urges Americans not to travel for Thanksgiving

With rapidly increasing case counts across the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday it is recommending against all travel for the Thanksgiving holiday.

The CDC is instead urging Americans to stay home and celebrate with only the people in your household.


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