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Nightside Report Jan. 1, 2021: Violent crash rips car in half in Detroit, when things can return to ‘normal,’ winter storms and more stories

Here are tonight’s top stories

View of Detroit from the Windsor sky camera on Jan. 1, 2021 at 7:13 p.m.
View of Detroit from the Windsor sky camera on Jan. 1, 2021 at 7:13 p.m. (WDIV)

Violent collision in Detroit rips car in half, kills 3

DETROIT – The violent collision spit one vehicle in half with the front in the middle of Michigan Avenue and the back half wrapped around a light pole on the eastbound side.

“It was something I don’t ever want to see again,” said one bystander. “My heart goes out to the family because that’s a harsh way to lose somebody.”

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Coronavirus in Michigan: Here’s what to know Jan. 1, 2021

Metro Detroit weather: Storm unfolding as expected, Winter weather advisories in effect

A late-evening resurgence of moisture will intensify the freezing rain once again, which will then change into an area of accumulating snow after about 11 p.m.

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4 Fast Facts

  • As the vaccine rollout continues, many people are excited that 2020 is finally in the past. While that doesn’t mean coronavirus disappeared at midnight, experts are weighing in when it’s realistic to expect things to get back to normal. Click here to read more.
  • Washtenaw County Prosecutor Eli Savit announced that he is rescinding “zero-tolerance” policies that were previously used by the prosecutor’s office. Click here to read more.
  • Ohio man survives cardiac arrest, starts successful business amid pandemic. Click here to read more.
  • Police in South Lyon have made an arrest in the shooting that killed a 17-year-old boy and injured his father earlier this week. Click here to read more.

Be Informed

New Year’s babies: Metro Detroit hospitals announce first babies born in 2021

Metro Detroit hospitals have announced the first babies who were born in 2021.

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Detroit Youth Choir releases song about Georgia Senate races

The Detroit Youth Choir took to the world of politics Friday when they released a new song about the highly-watched Senate races in Georgia.

The races will determine who controls the Senate for the next two years.

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