Morning Briefing Nov. 3, 2021: Dearborn elects its first Arab-American mayor, Detroit police find body in trunk of burning car

Here are this morning’s top stories

FILE - Rep. Abdullah Hammoud, D-Dearborn, speaks during a campaign rally for presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., in Dearborn, Mich., March 7, 2020. Hammoud won the Dearborn mayoral race Tuesday, Nov. 2, making him that city's first Arab American mayor. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File) (Paul Sancya, Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

Nearly 50 years since Hubbard, Dearborn elects its first Arab-American mayor

The city with the largest concentration of Arab Americans in the country has elected its first Arab-American mayor, the 7th mayor in the city’s history.

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🗳️ Results: Michigan General Election on Nov. 2, 2021

Body found in trunk of burning car in Detroit, police say

A body was found early Wednesday morning in the trunk of a burning car on Detroit’s west side.

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‘We remain hopeful at this point’: Search for missing teen continues on Michigan State campus

The Michigan State Police marine division spent hours searching the Red Cedar River on Tuesday in East Lansing. Brendan Santo, 18, has been missing since Friday night.

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💉 COVID-19 vaccine campaign expands to elementary-age children

Thieves are hacking into key fobs to drive away with newer push to start cars

High-tech thieves are hacking into key fobs to steal cars and experts say it’s starting to become more common.

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Weather forecast: Chilly Wednesday with possible isolated shower later

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

COVID in Michigan 🦠

Michigan reported 9,313 new cases of COVID-19 and 65 virus-related deaths Monday -- an average of 3,104.3 cases over a three-day period. Of the 65 deaths announced Monday, 29 were identified during a review of records.

Monday’s update brings the total number of confirmed COVID cases in Michigan to 1,137,748, including 22,247 deaths. These numbers are up from 1,128,435 cases and 22,182 deaths, as of Friday.

Read the latest COVID report here.

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Cassidy Johncox is a senior digital news editor covering stories across the spectrum, with a special focus on politics and community issues.