Bucks edge Celtics 103-101 after frantic final second
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 42 points and made the go-ahead basket with 44.3 seconds left and the Milwaukee Bucks withstood a frantic flurry of shots in the final seconds to beat the Boston Celtics 103-101 on Saturday in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinal.
Pamela Smart denied chance at freedom decades after killing
Pamela Smart, a former high school employee convicted of recruiting her teenage lover to kill her husband, was denied a sentence reduction hearing Wednesday, more than 30 years after a sensational trial that inspired books and a Nicole Kidman movie. Smart was 22 and working as a high school media coordinator when she began an affair with the 15-year-old student who shot and killed her husband, Gregory Smart, in 1990. The student, William Flynn, and three other teens cooperated with prosecutors, served shorter sentences and have been released.news.yahoo.com
Letter: Pointes tapped for HP water bill
To the Editor: The DIA, Detroit Zoo, SMART (and more millage votes come November) and now the Pointes appear to be on the hook for Highland Park’s bad water and sewer debt. Who’s next? Is there any business or cultural institution in this area that can pay its own bills? City administrators are right to push back on the Great […]grossepointenews.com
How to bet Detroit Pistons vs. Boston Celtics on the spread and over/under
The one loss Boston had in their last 11 games came against the Pistons on Feb. 16, 112-111. The Celtics will win, but look for the Pistons to cover. As great as the Celtics are playing, they are 6-4 ATS in their last 10 games and 6-15-1 ATS in their last 22 games following an ATS win. Excluding that game, Smart has gone over this total in six of his last eight games. RELATED STORIES:Boston Celtics vs. Detroit Pistons - NBA (2/26/22) | Tip-Off, How to Watch, PreviewMarvin Bagley settling in following All-Star breakmlive.com
Eastern Michigan University project to address racial inequities in policing
YPSILANTI, MI - Eastern Michigan University organization is collaborating with the Ann Arbor Police Department and other agencies on a grant-funded community policing initiative to take a look at racial inequities in public safety. EMU’s Southeast Michigan Criminal Justice Policy Research Project, also known as SMART, seeks to train local agencies to “promote transformation in public safety,” according to an EMU release. Grants for the program come from the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan’s (CFSEM) Community Policing Innovations Fund. SMART will assess EMU’s Public Safety Oversight Committee for a year before developing short and long-term changes, according to the EMU SMART page. “We’re excited about the opportunity to work with the CFSEM’s Community Policing Innovations Fund, in large part because it offers a model of community-led transformation,” Karpiak said.mlive.com
Kristin Smart: Defense attorney asks state to disqualify prosecutors over purple clothing
Aug. 14—An attorney defending Paul Flores against a murder charge connected to the death and disappearance of 19-year-old Kristin Smart in 1996 filed a motion Wednesday asking state officials to disqualify prosecutors over purple clothing worn in court. Bob Sanger, Flores' attorney, filed a motion in San Luis Obispo County Superior Court and the state Department of Justice requesting a hearing ...news.yahoo.com
SMART Flex Transit Service Launched And Offering Free Rides To Vaccination Centers
(CBS Detroit) — In partnership with Via, SMART announced an on-demand public transit service called SMART Flex, which will complement and extend the existing transit system in Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties. “The new SMART Flex service in Dearborn, Troy and the Hall Road corridor is a flexible, technology-based, vital transit service that helps people to easily move around to get to the places they need to go.”Anyone within the zones will be able to hail a vehicle using the SMART Flex mobile app or by calling the call center at (734) 212-8429. “The launch of SMART Flex is a pivotal moment for transit in the Metro Detroit area,” said Daniel Ramot, Via CEO and co-founder. Free Rides to Vaccination Centers To Eliminate Transportation BarrierSMART also launched free rides to-and-from vaccination centers in Metro Detroit, which started on March 10. Using Via’s flexible transport system, SMART adjusted their service area to include vaccination sites and continue to as more sites open up across the region.detroit.cbslocal.com
Texas stunner: No. 14 Abilene Christian ousts 'Horns 53-52
In the most pressure-packed moment of his college career for Abilene Christian, Pleasant's two free throws were perfect from a spot where he'd struggled in the past. Another double-digit seed is moving on in the NCAA Tournament, and this one at the expense of the flagship school in Abilene Christian's home state. Abilene Christian was blown out by Kentucky two years ago when it made its first trip to the NCAA Tournament. Jones hit two free throws with 56 seconds left and his 3-pointer with 14 seconds remaining put the Longhorns in front 52-51. Really disappointed, everybody is.”Texas was rolling coming into the NCAA Tournament after winning the Big 12 Tournament for the first time in school history.
Traverse City 4-star LB Joshua Burnham chooses Notre Dame over Michigan
2 high school football prospect in Michigan is headed to Notre Dame. Traverse City Central 2022 four-star linebacker Joshua Burnham announced his commitment Wednesday – his 17th birthday -- in an interview with CBS Sports HQ. “Notre Dame is an amazing place,” Burnham said. “Has not only played linebacker, but also tailback and quarterback and played those positions well. But he is a good enough athlete to project to linebacker unless nature just takes over and he gets too big.mlive.com
Local 4 News at 5 -- Feb. 24, 2021
Here’s what you missed on Local 4 News at 5:Macomb County works to get more seniors their COVID vaccineThrough a partnership with SMART, Macomb County is offering a new vaccination location in Sterling Heights. The vaccination site is at the Sterling Heights Senior Center on Utica Road, between Schoenherr and Van Dyke roads.
Local 4 News at Noon -- Feb. 24, 2021
DETROIT – Here’s what you missed on Local 4 News at Noon. Macomb County offers new COVID-19 vaccination siteThe vaccination site is at the Sterling Heights Senior Center on Utica Road, between Schoenherr and Van Dyke roads. Appointments are required. Eligible residents and workers can call the SMART Macomb Vaccine line at 586-421-6579.
Macomb County offers new COVID-19 vaccination site for seniors 60 and older
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. – Through a partnership with SMART, Macomb County is offering a new vaccination location in Sterling Heights. The vaccination site is at the Sterling Heights Senior Center on Utica Road, between Schoenherr and Van Dyke roads. It’s why the Macomb County Health Department partnered with SMART to help distribute the coronavirus vaccine. Macomb County executive Mark Hackel said the new site is currently dedicated to vaccinating Macomb County residents and workers who are 60-years-old and older. More information can be found on the Macomb County Health Department’s official website here.
A look into Macomb County’s SMART bus COVID vaccination program
MACOMB COUNTY, Mich. – Through a partnership with SMART, Macomb County is offering a different approach for seniors to get their COVID vaccines. Willie Gattie, another Macomb County resident, received a similar call. The 66-year-old, who is visually impaired, said leaders were finally finding ways to get seniors the much-needed COVID vaccine. The bus drove up to the vaccination hub near 32 Mile Road where seniors received their vaccines. READ MORE:Tracking Michigan COVID-19 vaccine dataMacomb County’s SMART bus vaccination program draws praise, but doses remain in low supplyMacomb County seniors brave snowy roads to get vaccinated
Nightside Report Feb. 17, 2021: Macomb County’s SMART bus vaccination program draws praise, but doses remain in low supply; Detroit mayor says 85% of city streets cleared, contractors face penalties
Macomb County’s SMART bus vaccination program draws praise, but doses remain in low supplyDETROIT – Macomb County’s partnership with SMART to help senior citizens vaccinated went into effect Wednesday. Sharon Gurney received her first COVID-19 vaccine dose recently just by answering the phone when Macomb County and SMART called her. The good news is we can leave that comical cold in the rearview mirror as our next snow chance approaches. 4 Fast FactsBe Informed11 takeaways from Whitmer’s COVID update: Variant spreading, Michigan vaccinations, relief moneyMichigan Gov. “Detroit is committed to making vaccines available to all our most vulnerable residents,” Duggan said.
Macomb County’s SMART bus vaccination program draws praise, but doses remain in low supply
MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. – Macomb County’s partnership with SMART to help senior citizens vaccinated went into effect Wednesday. READ: Michigan COVID-19 vaccinations: How to find appointments, info on phasesSharon Gurney received her first COVID-19 vaccine dose recently just by answering the phone when Macomb County and SMART called her. He called SMART and asked if they could get seniors to vaccine appointments as the county got more doses. The plan could be expanded as long as there are vaccine doses available. You can also reach out by email at MacombVaccine@SMARTbus.orgAdREAD: Tracking Michigan COVID-19 vaccine data
Macomb County is expanding COVID vaccination transportation service for seniors
(AP Photo/Hussein Malla)The Macomb County Health Department is expanding a program to help seniors who rely on bus services get to COVID-19 vaccination appointments. Interested seniors should call the SMART Macomb Vaccine Hotline at 586-421-6579 to register for the county wait list. Seniors or someone they know can avoid the call altogether by emailing the SMART Macomb Vaccine Hotline 24/7 at firstname.lastname@example.org, and including their name, address, phone number and date of birth. SMART will maintain a wait list, and the county will contact individuals from the list as appointments at Richmond/Lenox EMS or other community sites become available. Richmond/Lenox is being overwhelmed by calls and is not able to make appointments or add names to the wait list.
Local Eats: Two Beards Deli offers ‘big’ sandwiches in Grand Rapids
GRAND RAPIDS, MI — You won’t find any shortage of options at Two Beards Deli in Grand Rapids. “I think the main thing that people think of when they think of a Two Beards sandwich is how big it is,” she said. “It really is just a large, big sandwich that you can’t get anywhere else.”Two Beards, which opened in 2012, is located at 38 Commerce Ave. SW in downtown Grand Rapids. Two Beards was opened by Scott Schulz, who also owns Chery Deli in Grand Rapids, as well as West Side Deli at Bridge Street Market in Grand Rapids. He also owns Capital City Deli in LansingAt Two Beards, the menu consists of grilled turkey sandwiches, grilled ham sandwiches, grilled roast beef sandwiches, grilled chicken sandwiches, grilled corned beef and pastrami sandwiches, grilled sausage sandwiches, grilled vegetarian sandwiches, grilled vegan sandwiches, as well as salad sandwiches, salads and soups.mlive.com
Macomb County reaches out to seniors, offers vaccines, rides to get it
MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. – Macomb County executive Mark Hackel is pushing to make things easier for senior citizens to get vaccinated. READ: Michigan COVID-19 vaccinations: How to find appointments, info on phasesStarting Wednesday, the county will start reaching out, offering appointments and more. For seniors who use the SMART Bus in Macomb County, it will be a game changer. This service will be for seniors who use SMART buses but the program will expand soon. READ: Tracking Michigan COVID-19 vaccine data
Oregon senator says Saudi Arabia tries to flout law for Saudis accused of crimes in the U.S.
Victims and survivors believe the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is helping these criminal suspects evade justice by taking advantage of its position as a critical U.S. ally. Prosecutors say Sami Almezaini got to Mexico first and then to Saudi Arabia, where he is free and out of reach of U.S. law enforcement. Law enforcement sources told Pelley the cases, though tragic, aren't as important as maintaining the cooperation between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia crucial to fighting terrorism. And they are certainly looking at every possible tool for being above the law," Wyden says. Wyden was able to declassify a small portion of an intelligence memo on Saudi Arabia.cbsnews.com
SMART service continues to operate despite DDOT driver work stoppage
DETROIT – SMART is continuing to operate its scheduled service, including SMART FAST Gratiot, Woodward and Michigan going into downtown Detroit. During the service suspension with the Detroit Department of Transportation, additional buses will be placed along key SMART routes to ensure adequate service is available for riders. To ensure everyone is working together on these protocols, SMART introduced its SMART COVID-19 Safety Playbook outlining all the steps and procedures at all of its facilities, and for employees and riders. The SMART COVID-19 Safety Playbook is available on www.smartbus.org. SMART continues to work in close coordination with its unions and to monitor the situation closely.
Teen shot while playing basketball on Detroit’s west side
DETROIT – A teen was shot and injured while playing basketball on Detroit’s west side Friday evening, police say. According to police, the shooting happened around 8:30 p.m. Friday near Smart and McDonald. The teen was playing basketball with friends when a man walked up to the group and opened fire. Police say the victim was taken to the hospital and is currently in temporary serious condition. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 1-800-Speak-Up.
Woman gets stitches after being punched several times on SMART bus by Detroit man
ROYAL OAK, Mich. A woman was injured and forced to get stitches after being punched several times on a SMART bus by a 28-year-old Detroit man, Royal Oak police say. The assault happened May 20 in the area of Woodward and Eleven Mile on the SMART bus. According to the bus driver, the man punched the woman several times while they were on the bus. The officers spoke to several witnesses on the bus and quickly found the man in the area. Police say the victim received a laceration to the face, and was taken to a hospital where she received stitches.
New face mask requirement protects passengers using SMART in Metro Detroit from coronavirus
ROSEVILLE, Mich. – The governor’s revised stay-at-home order requires everyone to wear face coverings in enclosed public spaces. All SMART bus passengers are required to wear face masks. Read more: SMART requires masks for Metro Detroit riders and makes minor route adjustmentsRelated: Michigan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases up to 38,210; Death toll now at 3,407Lexi Busch is a Kroger cashier. She takes the SMART bus to work on a daily basis and thinks the mask requirement is a great idea. He took the SMART bus from Mount Clemens to Roseville and heard the driver warning several times that everyone is required to wear a mask.
Why SMART Bus is a Smarter Choice for Traveling Around Detroit
Whether commuting to work or enjoying a night on the town, SMART offers a convenient, safe and affordable way to get around. From the suburbs to the city, SMART bus routes are the smart choice for every age. The weekend rider numbers have doubled, he adds, which speaks to the convenience and ease of using the SMART Bus system. On each bus, Cramer says, there are 11 cameras and four microphones on the inside and outside of the bus. For more information on riding SMART buses, visit the SMART website.metroparent.com
Woodward Dream Cruise 2019: Everything you need to know about the route, parking, and events
Enthusiasts and spectators will soon be out showing off their rides for the 25th Annual Woodward Dream Cruise, which rolls through the northern suburbs along Woodward Avenue on Saturday, August 17. Route and parkingThe Dream Cruise starts in Pontiac and rolls down Woodward through Birmingham, Royal Oak, Ferndale, and all places in-between. Parking goes quickly, and the Dream Cruise outlines official parking in each city. I think whats going to happen is there will be some event in unison with the Dream Cruise in Detroit. It makes sense, he saidWell continue to update this article with information about traffic, weather, and events as the date of the Dream Cruise nears.detroit.curbed.com
10/12: Nurse who cared for Dallas Ebola patient tests positive for virus; Smart bike wheel could change transportation's future
10/12: Nurse who cared for Dallas Ebola patient tests positive for virus; Smart bike wheel could change transportation's future The nurse who cared for a deceased Ebola patient on multiple occasions contracted the virus despite wearing protective gear. According to protocol, she was monitoring herself for symptoms when she detected a fever; and, since it was invented in the 19th century, the basic concept of the bicycle has stayed the same. But as Michelle Miller explains, that may be changing.cbsnews.com
Keep your "smart home" from being hacked
Keep your "smart home" from being hacked Smart home technology can let homeowners network together entertainment, security, environmental control, and other systems into a completely automated home. But there are a few things you need to know before you make your smartphone the key to your smart home.cbsnews.com