Clinton Township man who robbed Hamtramck pharmacy while wearing GPS tether sentenced to 171 months
Officials say Marcus McBride, Jr. robbed the Hoover Pharmacy at 2930 Holbrook Avenue in Hamtramck while wearing a Michigan Department of Corrections GPS tracking device as a condition of a prior offense.
21 Metro Detroiters from 14 cities named in doctor-run opioid scheme tied to painful back injections
Twenty-one people from at least 14 different cities in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties have been named in a doctor-run scheme that involved addicted patients and drug dealers agreeing to painful, unnecessary back injections in exchange for opioids, federal officials said.
EPA looks to tighten rules for lead in drinking water while president works to replace pipelines
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is looking to tighten rules for allowable levels of lead in drinking water while the Biden Administration is looking to replace the country’s lead lines using new funds.
GMC raises $2.5 million for mortgage-free homes for injured veterans
The first production GMC HUMMER EV supertruck was sold at the 2021 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction for $2.5 million. DETROIT – The Saturday auction of the first GMC HUMMER EV has brought in more than $2 million for the Tunnel to Towers Foundation. The auction fees and commissions have been waived for the $2.5 million auction sale, so the entire amount can go toward the nonprofit. It builds mortgage-free, accessible smart homes for the most catastrophically-injured veterans and provides mortgage-free homes for Gold Star families and the families of first responders killed in the line of duty. The HUMMER EV Edition 1 is the specially appointed and fully equipped launch model of GMC’s first full-electric vehicle.
GM looking to build 2nd US battery factory, Tennessee likely
General Motors says on Thursday, March 4, 2021, its looking for a site to build a second U.S. battery factory with joint venture partner LG Chem of Korea. (General Motors via AP)DETROIT – General Motors says it's looking for a site to build a second U.S. battery factory with joint venture partner LG Chem of Korea. A joint venture between GM and LG Chem currently is building a $2 billion battery factory in Lordstown, Ohio, near Cleveland, that will employ about 1,000 people. The Wall Street Journal first reported that GM and LG Chem are pursuing a site in Tennessee to build a new battery plant. Last year full battery electric vehicles accounted for only 2% of the U.S. market of 14.6 million in new vehicle sales.
1 shot, injured in Hamtramck shooting
Hamtramck police are still investigating the case. HAMTRAMCK, Mich. – A person was injured in a shooting that happened Monday shortly before 8 a.m. in the area of Belmont and Lumpkin streets, police say. Police responded to the scene after a call was made about several shots being fired in the area. Several rounds of gunfire struck a home on Belmont leaving the victim injured, according to police. Anyone with information is asked to call the Hamtramck Police Department at 313-800-5281.
Wayne County announces new vaccination clinics for seniors
DETROIT – Wayne County announced it will open several vaccination clinics for residents 65 and older. According to county executive Warren Evans, the vaccination clinics for residents of Canton Township, Highland Park, Hamtramck, Inkster, Melvindale, Pontiac Romulus and the city of Wayne will begin Feb. 23. ”I’m pleased Wayne County is now in a position to begin vaccinating seniors,” Evans said. “I also want to thank the state of Michigan for working with Wayne County to ensure we have more doses to vaccinate our seniors more quickly. The vaccine distribution process is limited by the available vaccine -- of which no one is getting enough -- but Wayne County is putting shots in arms as fast as we get them.”More information can be found on the official Wayne County website here.