The NIGHTSIDE report -- Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019

View of Detroit from the Windsor sky camera on Jan. 16, 2019 at 8:22 p.m.

Former NFL player beats up man caught masturbating outside daughter's window

A man who was allegedly masturbating while looking through a girl's bedroom window was beaten up by the girl's father, a former NFL player. Geoffrey Cassidy, 48, was arrested Monday in Wellington, Florida, on a charge of lewd and lascivious exhibition. Cassidy's arrest photo shows him with a black eye and a cut on his lip.

Former NFL, Detroit Lions player beats up man caught masturbating outside daughter's window

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Engler resignation

Michigan State University interim President John Engler said Wednesday in an 11-page letter that he will resign in a week.


Confront killer

The family of a Shelby Township woman fatally shot by her husband last year confronted him in court.


Wrong-way crash

A coroner in Kentucky confirmed that the wrong-way driver who collided with and killed a family of five from Metro Detroit had an extremely high blood alcohol level at the time of the crash.


Shutdown pay

President Donald Trump signed a bill providing back pay to federal employees affected by the ongoing partial government shutdown, the White House announced Wednesday.


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