Michigan secures big role in EV future as Ford plant to be built in Marshall
With Ford's announcement this week that it will be opening an e-v battery manufacturing plant in Marshall, it is now the sixth EV battery-related business in Michigan which now positions the state as one of the top three in the nation to produce next-generation autos.
Kellogg’s splits into 3 independent companies -- here’s everything you need to know
On Tuesday, the Kellogg Company announced that the headquarters will transition to a duel campus being shared in Battle Creek and Chicago. The cereal company also announced its plans on separating into three independent companies to focus on particular strategic priorities.
Eastern Michigan University to offer no-cost mobile flu vaccination clinics through Dec. 8
ANN ARBOR – The Eastern Michigan University Center for Health Disparities Innovations and Studies will be offering mobile flu vaccination clinics Nov. 14-Dec. 8 in partnership with the statewide Asian Community Toward Innovative Visionary Environment Coalition. “Flu vaccinations are more important than ever before this year to minimize the transmission of influenza during the COVID-19 pandemic,” Tsu-Yin Wu, CHDIS director, said in a statement. “We are increasing flu vaccine awareness, enhancing access to vaccinations, and improving connections between health care providers and underserved Asian and Arab American communities.”✉ Like what you’re reading? Clinics will be held in areas with limited acccess to flu vaccination and flu education resources for Arab and Asian Americans. Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the clinics are free to the community.
Invasive mile-a-minute weed found at Albion College’s Whitehouse Nature Center in Calhoun County
CALHOUN COUNTY, Mich. – An invasive mile-a-minute weed (Persicaria perfoliata) has been found at Albion College’s Whitehouse Nature Center in Calhoun County, officials said. What is mile-a-minute weed? Mile-a-minute weed is an annual vine that can grow up to 6 inches per day, or 25 feet in 6 to 8 weeks. Mile-a-minute weed infestations have been reported in 15 states across the United States. While mine-a-minute weed can be removed by hand, seeds can persist in the soil for up to six years.
Landlord confesses to killing missing Battle Creek couple
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. – A landlord has confessed to killing a Battle Creek couple who has been missing for more than a week. Police said Chad Reed turned himself in Thursday afternoon. WOOD-TV reported that Joseph Soule, 34, and Jaclyn Lepird, 31, were last seen on Oct. 7. According to investigators, the couple lived in an apartment above Reed, who told police the incident started as an altercation. Police found the bodies of the couple in the garage of an abandoned home.
Aerial treatment to help prevent spread of EEE completed in Michigan
Aerial treatment to prevent the spread of the Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus has been completed with approximately 462,000 acres treated, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced Thursday. The treatment, which started on Sept. 16, was completed Wednesday, according to MDHHS. “Aerial treatment was important to protect the health and safety of Michiganders,” said Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, MDHHS chief medical executive and chief deputy for health. A Montcalm County resident is suspected of having EEE following preliminary testing. Individuals younger than 15 and over 50 are at a high risk on contracting the virus, MDHHS said in a press release.
Mid-Michigan man dies after confrontation with officers
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. A mid-Michigan man has died following a chase and confrontation with officers, police said. The 22-year-old Marshall man was driving toward officers when they opened fire on him early Saturday, the Battle Creek Police Department said. Two Battle Creek officers traveling in the same patrol vehicle attempted to stop a suspected drunken driver whose SUV was veering into oncoming lanes of traffic, police said. As officers walked toward the SUV, the man suddenly drove toward them, and the three officers shot into the vehicle, police said. Investigators said its unclear how many shots were fired, and whether any of the shots hit the man.
ClickOnDetroit NIGHTSIDE report -- Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019
4th Michigan resident dies from mosquito-borne EEEA fourth Michigan resident has died from Eastern equine encephalitis, the Department of Health and Human Services announced Wednesday. EEE has been confirmed in nine people in Michigan in Barry, Berrien, Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo and Van Buren counties. Police are searching for a man and a woman who are believed to have stolen from 7-Eleven store in Macomb Township. READ MOREMysterious deathPolice are investigating the mysterious death of a Clinton Township man who was reported missing and later found dead in a burned Detroit home. Tweets by Local4NewsCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.