Nightside Report Nov. 28: Lions fire Matt Patricia, Bob Quinn; Gov. Whitmer seeks $100M stimulus package

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

Detroit Lions fire head coach Matt Patricia, GM Bob Quinn after Thanksgiving loss

DETROIT – The Detroit Lions have fired head coach Matt Patricia and general manager Bob Quinn, the team announced on Saturday.

Patricia was one of the hottest coaching names on the market when the Lions hired him in February 2018. Patricia was coming off a Super Bowl appearance with the New England Patriots and had been a successful defensive position coach and coordinator under Bill Belichick for 11 years.

Michigan reports 8,080 new virus cases, 103 additional deaths

Metro Detroit weather: Clear Saturday evening, frosty by morning

Welcome to Saturday evening, Motown.

It becomes colder, this evening, then colder and frosty again overnight. More sunshine is on tap for Sunday. Shovels and snow blowers may be on the shopping shortlist because snowy slushy conditions return Monday and Tuesday.

Click here to read the full forecast.

4 Fast Facts

  • In a letter addressed to Michigan legislative leaders, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is asking for three pieces of major legislation -- a $100 million state-based stimulus package, permanent extension to unemployment benefits and more public health measures. Click here to read more.
  • Some Detroit Lions fans react to the Saturday’s news of the firing of head coach Matt Patricia and General Manager Bob Quinn. Click here to read more.
  • Grosse Ile police pulled a driver and vehicle from the Detroit River following a crash. Click here to read more.
  • A research group who has been identifying states’ risk levels for a coronavirus outbreak had to create a higher, more severe risk level to account for the country’s current surge in COVID spread, cases and hospitalizations -- and a good number of states have been moved into that grave category. Click here to read more.

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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.