Morning Briefing Nov. 17, 2021: 3 teens hurt after car crashes into building in Ferndale; President Biden visits GM plant in Detroit today

Here are this morning’s top stories

Police: 3 in critical condition after car crashes into building in Ferndale

Ferndale police: 3 teens in critical condition after car crashes into building

Three people, believed to be teenagers, are in critical condition after their vehicle crashed into a building early Wednesday morning in Ferndale, police say.

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President Joe Biden to visit General Motors plant in Detroit today

General Motors is welcoming President Biden on Wednesday to Factory ZERO, an all-electric assembly plant in Detroit and Hamtramck. White House officials said Biden will discuss his bipartisan infrastructure deal during the visit.

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Michigan leads country in new cases of COVID, according to CDC

Michigan health officials reported 21,034 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday. That’s an average of 7,011.3 cases over the past three days.

After the sharp spike in new cases, the Henry Ford Health System is joining in with other healthcare systems warning that the situation is again worsening.

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VIDEO: Buck takes shelter inside Michigan church on hunting season’s 1st day

A 10-point buck sought sanctuary inside a southern Michigan church on opening day of the state’s firearm deer hunting season.

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Bloomfield Hills School District holds community forum to address racism

Students at Bloomfield Hills High School staged a walkout last week in protest of racist incidents. They said the issues have been happening for years and they’re afraid to go to school.

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Weather forecast: Windy, warmer and wetter

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

COVID in Michigan 🦠

Michigan reported 21,034 new cases of COVID-19 and 95 virus-related deaths Monday -- an average of 7,011.3 cases over a three-day period. Of the 95 deaths announced Monday, 27 were identified during a review of records.

Monday’s update brings the total number of confirmed COVID cases in Michigan to 1,209,712, including 22,862 deaths. These numbers are up from 1,188,678 cases and 22,767 deaths, as of Friday.

Read the latest COVID report here.

About the Author:

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