Detroit police search for man in hit-and-run that killed 3 people on New Year’s Eve
DETROIT – Detroit police are searching for a man in connection with a fatal hit-and-run that killed three people on New Year’s Eve. Related: Violent collision in Detroit rips car in half, kills 3Related: Married couple identified in fatal Corktown collisionAdPolice said Ross drove a Cadillac CT6 and struck a Mercury Sable, killing Rodney and Marlene Rodriguez. Rodney Rodriguez had just picked up his wife Marlene from work at the MGM Grand Casino and was heading home. The couple was about to turn from Michigan Avenue onto 16th Street in Corktown when the Cadillac hit them at high speed. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detroit Police Department’s Homicide Unit at 313-596-2260 or Crime Stoppers at 800-Speak Up.
Michigan limits indoor gatherings, sets limited open for casinos: What to know
Gretchen Whitmer issued amended orders on Wednesday to limit indoor gatherings, while setting a reopening date for Detroits casinos, as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the state. Indoor gatherings, barsThe amended order requires statewide indoor gatherings to be limited to 10 people. Detroit casinosAdditionally, under the new orders, Detroit casinos will also be allowed to open on Aug. 5, but their occupancy will be limited to 15% capacity. As we see COVID-19 cases continue to rise, Michiganders cannot afford to drop our guard. After seeing a resurgence in cases connected to social gatherings across the state, we must further limit gatherings for the health of our community and economy.
Fewer games, more plexiglass and no smoking -- a look inside MGM Grand Detroit
According to MGM Midwest COO and President David Tsai, only 40 percent of slot machines will be left running. All of it is costing MGM, and by way of tax dollars, the City of Detroit and the state, millions of dollars. Tsai, who has been with MGM for 13 years said he oversaw the reopening of other casinos in Ohio just last week. He saidWe have Detroit residents currently going to Michigan tribal casinos or casinos in Ohio and Indiana that dont have the level of requirements that we have, he said. The hotel will not be ready to open whenever the casino is allowed to open its doors.