Nightside Report Dec. 21, 2020: Liquor licenses suspended for 5 southeast Michigan businesses, Judge set to make decision on Flint water lawsuit settlement

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View of Detroit from the Windsor sky camera on Dec. 18, 2020 at 9:47 p.m.
View of Detroit from the Windsor sky camera on Dec. 18, 2020 at 9:47 p.m. (WDIV)

Liquor licenses, permits of 5 southeast Michigan businesses suspended for violating COVID order

DETROIT – On Monday, the Michigan Liquor Control Commission suspended the liquor licenses and permits of five more businesses.

The state agency noted that the action was taken against the businesses for breaking the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services extended COVID restrictions.

Michigan coronavirus cases up to 463,403; Death toll now at 11,532

Metro Detroit weather: Breaking down snow, rain chances overnight, during Christmas

Our evening rain and snow won’t be a big deal going into Tuesday, but the weather will have a major impact going into the Christmas holidays.

Click here to read the full forecast.

4 Fast Facts

  • In August, Michigan first announced a settlement of more than $600 million in the Flint water lawsuit. On Monday, a federal judge heard from attorneys representing both sides in the negotiations. Before any decision is made, the judge wants to know how those directly affected by the settlement feel about the potential deal. Click here to read more.
  • When Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced it planned to build a more than $2 billion assembly plant on Detroit’s east side the company stated the investment was not going to stop there. Click here to read more.
  • The family of a 3-year-old Holly Township girl who died on Saturday said she had severe bruises and internal bleeding. Click here to read more.
  • CVS Health announced it is launching a nationwide effort to help vaccinate thousands of staff and residents at long-term care facilities against COVID-19. That includes nearly 1,000 facilities in Michigan. Click here to read more.

Be Informed

Michigan will ‘seriously consider’ lifting COVID restrictions early, depending on progress

Michigan’s new COVID-19 order went into effect Monday and is scheduled to last through mid-January, but Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said the state will “seriously consider” lifting protocols sooner if recent progress is sustained. As part of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ new COVID-19 order, certain entertainment venues that had been closed for the last month can reopen with limited capacity.

Many Michigan businesses waiting to reopen despite greenlight from state

Last Friday, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer along with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced both are ready to start reopening a lot of businesses Monday. But upon closer inspection, many of the businesses are not ready.

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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.