Nightside Report May 28, 2021: $165K construction vehicle stolen from Clinton Township site; Court rules recall petitions against Gov. Whitmer, Lt. Gov. Gilchrist can move forward

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$165K construction vehicle stolen from Clinton Township site
$165K construction vehicle stolen from Clinton Township site

$165K construction vehicle stolen from Clinton Township site

DETROIT – A $165,000 Caterpillar loader was stolen from a Clinton Township construction site Tuesday.

Despite the weather not cooperating, construction crews were busy Friday at the site, located near the intersection of Hayes Street and 15 Mile Road. The site has lots of heavy equipment, but the Caterpillar loader is noticeably missing. Officials with the Clinton Township Police Department and the Macomb Automotive Theft Squad are working to find the massive machine -- the tires on the loader are about seven feet tall.

Even though the loader was stolen from the site, the crime spree started nearly 12 miles away. Police said the suspect stole another piece of equipment from a different construction site in Mount Clemens, drove it down Gratiot Avenue, parked it at the Clinton Township site and stole the larger loader.

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Metro Detroit weather: Breaking down temperatures, rain chances for Memorial Day weekend

We’re in for a dry holiday weekend, but temperatures will leave much to be desired.

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Be Informed

Court rules recall petitions against Gov. Whitmer, Lt. Gov. Gilchrist can move forward

An appellate court has ruled several petitions that aim to recall Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist II can move forward if the people behind them choose to do so.

The board of canvassers initially approved seven such petitions, one of which was abandoned.

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People on unemployment must prove they’re looking for work starting May 30

Starting May 30, Michigan residents on unemployment will need to start looking for work to keep getting benefits.

Officials hope the change will help fill thousands of open positions that are available across Metro Detroit.

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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.