Bridges deteriorating; how a condo community became one man’s warzone: Ann Arbor headlines Dec. 25-30
ANN ARBOR, MI – Two popular Ann Arbor bridges are deteriorating and are in dire need of repair or replacement. Deteriorating bridges in 2 popular Ann Arbor parks need repair or replacementThe pedestrian and vehicle bridges over the Huron River into Ann Arbor’s Bandemer Park off Barton Drive have seen better days. Cloverleaf Restaurant in downtown Ann Arbor to close after 27 yearsCloverleaf Restaurant in downtown Ann Arbor has announced it will be closing after nearly 30 years in business at its current location. Police investigating multiple shots fired outside Ann Arbor apartment complexPolice are investigating multiple shots that were fired outside an Ann Arbor apartment complex the day after Christmas, police say. Police were called at about 9:35 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 26, to an apartment complex in the 1100 block of S. Maple Road in Ann Arbor after 911 dispatchers received multiple calls of shots fired in the area, according to the Ann Arbor Police Department.mlive.com
Police investigating multiple shots fired outside Ann Arbor apartment complex
ANN ARBOR, MI – Police are investigating multiple shots that were fired outside an Ann Arbor apartment complex the day after Christmas, police say. Police were called at about 9:35 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 26, to an apartment complex in the 1100 block of S. Maple Road in Ann Arbor after 911 dispatchers received multiple calls of shots fired in the area, according to the Ann Arbor Police Department.mlive.com
Oakland County nurses to administer first COVID-19 vaccine booster doses this week
The Oakland County Health Division said it will launch its first clinics to administer the booster dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday, Sept. 29 in Southfield, with more clinics throughout the week in other locations.
Gunshots fired into Portage home, nearly hitting person inside
PORTAGE, MI — At least 12 shots were fired toward a Portage home Tuesday night. A vehicle stopped in front of a home in the 300 block of Colonial Avenue around 10:15 p.m. on April 20, and fired at least 12 shots toward the home, the Portage Department of Public Safety said. Several rounds were fired into the home, police said, and a person inside the home was nearly hit by a bullet. A 2014 or 2015 silver Mustang was seen in the area when those shots were fired, police said. Anyone with information about the incident should call the Portage Department of Public Safety at 269-329-4567, or call Silent Observer at 269-343-2100 or make a report online.mlive.com
Many Illinois residents getting COVID-19 vaccine envy as nearby states expand eligibility more quickly
There’s an urgency to get shots in arms as quickly as possible in a race against emerging COVID-19 variants, Tsai said. At the same time, immunizations need to go to those most at risk of contracting the virus and dying from it. Distributing should be equitable to all races and income levels, and shots have to get to rural and urban areas alike.chicagotribune.com
How homebound seniors can get COVID vaccine in Oakland County
The Oakland County Health Division announced Thursday that it is partnering with nursing care company Ready Nursing Solutions to help administer the COVID-19 vaccine to long-term care facilities and homebound seniors. “We still have much to do, but we are making progress offering COVID vaccine to our senior citizens, teachers, and other eligible individuals,” Oakland County Executive Dave Coulter said. Be sure to select “Oakland County Residents – Homebound” on the intake form organization dropdown menu. The homebound senior must meet State of Michigan eligibility requirements. More: Oakland County Vaccine HubMichigan COVID-19 vaccinations: How to find appointments, info on phases
Dozens of shots fired in Monroe neighborhood targeting car, 2 homes
MONROE, Mich. – A vehicle parked on the driveway of a home in the 500 block of Conant Street in Monroe was shot at 15 times Friday around 10 p.m. while two separate homes in the area were also struck with gunfire, police say. When police arrived to the area after complaints about gunfire were made they found over 25 spent shell casings from different guns. As of Saturday there were no reports of injured victims, police say. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Monroe Police Department Detective Bureau.
2 shot in apparent ‘targeted attack’ in Orland Park, police chief says
Mitchell said shots were fired from one vehicle into a second vehicle, and the vehicle from where the shots were fired fled north on Will-Cook Road. The victims drove into the Kinder Care lot after the shooting, but no one at the Kinder Care was injured, police said.chicagotribune.com
73-year-old woman critically injured after unknown person fires shots into Detroit home
DETROIT – A 73-year-old woman was shot and critically injured Sunday before 4:30 a.m. in the 20500 block of Barlow in Detroit, according to police. The woman was injured after shots were fired into a home in the area from outside by an unknown person, police say. Anyone with information is asked to call Detroit police at 313-596-5940. New Today: Man critically injured after being stabbed by wife in Detroit
Can I catch COVID from the vaccine? Should I get it if I have health problems?
DETROIT – As COVID-19 vaccines roll out across the U.S., several people still have a lot of questions about it. READ: 114 takeaways after Michigan officials discuss COVID variant, recent trends, restaurants reopening“I have health problems, should I be getting the vaccine?”People have asked if health problems such COPD, bronchitis, heart attacks and more would make the vaccine unsafe. Ultimately, health problems are more of a bigger reason to get the vaccine. “What is the protocol for getting the COVID-19 vaccine after a joint replacement?”There’s no special concern after a joint replacement. There is no risk of someone spreading the virus from getting the vaccine.
‘It’s a sad day in the city today’: 18-month-old shoots, kills 5-year-old in Detroit after finding unsecured gun
DETROIT – Police said an 18-month-old found a gun and shot and killed a 5-year-old in Detroit. “It’s a sad day in the city today. We lost another child in the city due to a lack of firearm safety. Police were called to a home in Detroit at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday regarding an incident where a child shot another child. Police said they believe the 18-month-old got ahold of an unsecured weapon and accidentally shot the 5-year-old.
Southwest Detroit family concerned for its safety after shooting outside home
DETROIT – A family in southwest Detroit was fast asleep when someone opened fire outside their home. “They almost got my daughter two feet from her head with a bullet,” said Juan Navarro, whose house was shot up. The shooting happened early Saturday morning at Green and Lafayette in Southwest Detroit. This was really random, don’t know who did it,” said Navarro. The Navarro family considered moving before and this random shooting has them concerned next time it might be worse.
Michigan still expects to vaccinate 70% of adults in 2021, despite early hurdles
When vaccinations began Dec. 14, Michigan was averaging 4,800 cases per day with 3,777 patients in hospitals. As of Tuesday, Michigan had vaccine providers in 82 of 83 counties, excluding Keweenaw County in the Upper Peninsula. What happens if you’re unable to get a second dose shot due to the supply not being there? The Pfizer vaccine requires a second dose three weeks after the first shot in order to reach maximum effectiveness. For more on vaccines from Whitmer, Khaldun and Foster, watch the full MLive interview on Youtube, here.mlive.com
Man drives to Detroit hospital after being shot on I-94, MSP investigating
DETROIT – Michigan State Police opened an investigation into a shooting on I-94 Christmas night. According to authorities, a 47-year-old man drove himself to Ascension St. John Hospital on Moross Road, where he is being treated for a gunshot wound. Police said the man told staff in the emergency department of the hospital that he had been shot while on the eastbound lanes of I-94. His vehicle was towed to a Michigan State Police post for processing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Michigan State Police at 734-287-5000.
What if I have side effects from the COVID vaccine? Is it safe to receive if I have a preexisting condition?
DETROIT – As COVID-19 vaccines roll out across the U.S., several people still have a lot of questions about it. Unless it was a medically-concerning side effect, like anaphylaxis, the side effects are only temporary and when compared to the risk of COVID-19, you should still receive the second dose. “Is it safe to get the vaccine if I...?”Viewers are concerned if it would be unsafe to get the vaccine if they have epilepsy, atrial fibrillation, multiple sclerosis or another conditions. Based on the trials that have been done, there is no specific disease or illness that makes the vaccine unsafe or would be a contraindication to receive it. Although both are MRNA vaccines, there are differences in the genetic sequences used and the coating used to get the MRNA into our cells.
CDC advisory group votes to prioritize essential workers next for COVID vaccine
Boxes containing the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine are prepared to be shipped at the McKesson distribution center in Olive Branch on December 20, 2020 in Olive Branch, Mississippi. (Photo by Paul Sancya - Pool/Getty Images)DETROIT – Frontline essential workers and people over 75 will be next to receive COVID-19 vaccines, according to a vote from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory committee Sunday. RELATED: CDC green-lights Moderna COVID vaccine, distribution beginsCurrently, Phase 1B includes some workers in essential and critical industries, including workers with unique skill sets such as non-hospital or non-public health laboratories and mortuary services. As the largest union for America’s essential workers in grocery, meatpacking, and food processing, UFCW applauds the CDC’s advisory committee for prioritizing these brave men and women for access to the COVID-19 vaccine. Protecting our country’s food workers is essential to keeping our communities safe and stopping future outbreaks in these high-exposure workplaces.
CDC green-lights Moderna COVID vaccine, distribution begins
OLIVE BRANCH, MISSISSIPPI - DECEMBER 20: Boxes containing the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine are prepared to be shipped at the McKesson distribution center on December 20, 2020 in Olive Branch, Mississippi. CDC has accepted the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ recommendation for use of the second authorized #COVID19 vaccine. Current recommendations: https://t.co/cYJxH31I3F pic.twitter.com/qOQwyASpSG — CDC (@CDCgov) December 20, 2020The CDC accepted the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’(ACIP) recommendation for use of the Moderna vaccine on Sunday, Dec. 20. President, American Medical AssociationThe Moderna vaccine began shipping out Sunday, just days after the Food and Drug Administration authorized it for emergency use. Both the Moderna vaccine and the Pfizer shot require individuals receive two doses several weeks apart.
FDA advisory panel votes yes on Moderna vaccine -- What’s next?
DETROIT – A second COVID-19 vaccine has won backing from the U.S. expert panel, paving way for final FDA decision on emergency use. The approval comes about a week after Pfizer’s vaccine was endorsed. Moderna benefited by going second and was able to address a lot of the issues up front and have the additional data the experts wanted already prepared. The allergy concern is not going away after there’s been two reactions to Pfizer’s vaccine in Alaska and two in the United Kingdom. This is all happening as the Pfizer Vaccine is being given to health care workers across the country, including Local 4′s Dr. Frank McGeorge.
How you will know when it’s your turn to be vaccinated
DETROIT – As the first vaccinations are being given to frontline health care workers, many are anxious to know when it will be their turn to receive the vaccine. READ: Answering questions about efficacy of COVID-19 vaccineNot surprisingly, many wanted to get this vaccine Tuesday. How will I know when it’s my turn to get the vaccine? Residency is not an issue, just make sure seniors are eligible for the vaccine in the state you’ll be in when the second dose is due and that it will be available. It was not tested along with any other vaccines and the COVID vaccine itself can trigger a day or two of side effects, so it’s best to delay your shingles vaccine a bit if it would conflict with your turn for the COVID vaccine.
Do all COVID patients receive the same treatment as the president? Which vaccine is best?
FDA reviewers noted four cases of Bell’s palsy -- a temporary weakening of muscles in the face -- among those that received the vaccine. It is still unknown if this is related to the vaccine or not and -- as of Dec. 16, 2020 -- a prior history of Bell’s palsy is not a contraindication to the vaccine. READ: Answering questions about efficacy of COVID-19 vaccineThe FDA is monitoring closely for more potential cases of Bell’s palsy as more people get the vaccine. Although both vaccines are MRNA vaccines, there are differences in the genetic sequences used and the coating used to get the MRNA into our cells. READ: Answering questions about COVID-19 vaccine efforts in Michigan“Do all hospitalized patients with COVID-19 receive the same care as the president did when he was hospitalized?”With the exception of one medication, yes.
What concerns do you have about COVID vaccines?
After granting Pfizer’s emergency use authorization request for its coronavirus vaccine, the FDA addressed some of the public’s major concerns regarding the vaccine during a news conference Saturday. We want to know: What concerns or reservations do you have about coronavirus vaccines? Following the Pfizer vaccine’s authorization on Dec. 11, Michigan officials have outlined how the vaccine will be distributed in the state in the coming months. Due to limited quantities of and high demand for a COVID-19 vaccine, states are planning to administer the vaccinations in multiple phases, prioritizing individuals who are at greater risk. Read more: Michigan officials: COVID vaccine to be distributed in 4 phases, prioritize frontline workersRelated news
Man, 41, sitting at kitchen table killed by bullet coming in through window, police say
About 1:45 a.m., shots were fired in the first block of East 121st Place in the West Pullman neighborhood. At least one shot came through the home’s window and hit the man in the chest, police said. The man died at the scene.chicagotribune.com
Troy police investigate shots fired in Somerset Parking lot
TROY, Mich. – Police were investigating reports of shots fired Sunday evening in the parking lot on the south side of Somerset Collection in Troy. The suspected shooter also fled the area, police said. Police don’t believe this was a random shooting. Anyone with information on this shooting needs to contact Troy police. More: Metro Detroit crime newsMore: News from Troy, Mich.
State police investigate shooting along I-94 near Moross in Detroit
DETROIT – Michigan State Police are investigating a suspected freeway shooting reported early Thursday morning along I-94 on Detroit’s east side. Police said about 2:45 a.m. troopers were called to westbound I-94 near Chalmers Street for a shooting. A driver told troopers he was on westbound I-94 when someone in a black SUV started shooting at him. State police shut down westbound I-94 at Moross Road. Sept. 22: Michigan State Police investigate shooting at I-96 and Greenfield RoadSept. 23: Police: Shots fired at man driving on Southfield Freeway
Detroit Health Department moves immunization clinic to Midtown headquarters
DETROIT – The Detroit Health Department officially announces the relocation of its Immunization Clinic from the Samaritan Center on the city’s east side at 5555 Conner Street, to its headquarters at 100 Mack Avenue in Midtown. Health Department staff officially made the move to the new location on September 8, centrally located just steps from the Woodward Avenue and Mack Avenue bus lines. The Health Department’s newly relocated Immunization Clinic offers six newly-renovated examination rooms that will serve a higher volume of patients. “The move to Midtown supports our mission to build healthy communities for all families,” said Najibah Rehman, MD, MPH, Medical Director, Detroit Health Department. The Detroit Health Department Immunization Clinic is open by appointment only, Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. To accommodate students participating in in-person learning at a Detroit charter or public school, the clinic will also open on Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., now through November 1.
State police: Shots fired at semi truck on Southfield Freeway exit ramp to 7 Mile Road
DETROIT – Someone opened fire on a semi truck Tuesday morning along the Southfield Freeway (M-39) near 7 Mile Road in Detroit. Michigan State Police said it happened about 6:20 a.m. on the northbound Southfield Freeway exit ramp to 7 Mile Road. A car pulled up alongside the semi truck and someone from inside the car fired multiple shots at the truck. The car was last seen traveling westbound on 7 Mile Road. Related: State police: Focus hits Mustang on westbound I-94 near Ecorse Road
Shots fired at Dallas Love Field airport
Shots were fired at Dallas Love Field airport Friday afternoon. Police shot one suspect in the baggage area and he is on his way to the hospital. Video from the scene shows shots being fired an officer yelling "get down!." CBSN's Reena Ninan has the latest.cbsnews.com