Morning Briefing Dec. 23, 2021: Parents of Oxford shooting suspect request lower bond; Best holiday song winner

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FILE James Crumbley, right, looks towards his wife Jennifer Crumbley during a court hearing in Rochester Hills, Mich., Dec. 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File) (Carlos Osorio, Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

Parents of suspected Oxford school shooter ask for bond to be lowered

The parents of the teen accused of killing four students and injuring seven other people at Oxford High School have requested that their bond be lowered.

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Nurse who took wrong turn on Macomb Township road helps save victim of bicycle crash

A man involved in a bicycle crash is lucky to be alive after a nurse who took a wrong turn found him.

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🎵 Holiday Music Bracket: 36K votes later, we have a winner! The best song is ...

Oxford schools superintendent Tim Throne discusses shooting: ‘Our hearts are broken, but our spirit is not’

The worst thing that can happen in any school district happened in his. Tim Throne, the superintendent of Oxford Community Schools, sat down with Local 4′s Devin Scillian and discussed the shooting at Oxford High School.

See the interview here.

2 men race toward burning SUV after crash on I-94 to rescue driver, passenger

Video shows two men rescue people from a burning SUV in the middle of I-94 in Detroit. Police said the SUV had been stolen a short time earlier from the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport.

See the report here.

Michigan health officials issue warning during holiday season as COVID cases surge

Thursday is expected to be one of the busiest days at the airports and on the roads. Health officials are urging people who are not vaccinated or are only partially vaccinated not to travel until they are fully vaccinated.

Learn more here.

Weather forecast: Snowy in spots Thursday, white Christmas in doubt

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

COVID in Michigan 🦠

Michigan reported 13,686 new cases of COVID-19 and 392 virus-related deaths Wednesday -- an average of 6,843 cases over a two-day period. Of the 392 deaths announced Wednesday, 250 were identified during a review of records.

Wednesday’s update brings the total number of confirmed COVID cases in Michigan to 1,448,523, including 26,376 deaths. These numbers are up from 1,434,837 cases and 25,984 deaths, as of Monday.

Read the latest COVID report here.

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