Former Minnesota cop charged in shooting of Black motorist

A white former suburban Minneapolis police officer was charged Wednesday with second-degree manslaughter for killing 20-year-old Black motorist Daunte Wright in a shooting that ignited days of unrest and clashes between protesters and police. The charge against former Brooklyn Center police Officer Kim Potter was filed three days after Wright was killed during a traffic…

Watch full special here: ‘Coronavirus Crisis: The Vaccines’

WDIV/Local 4 hosted its special, “Coronavirus Crisis: The Vaccines,” Wednesday night. The show included topics ranging from children getting vaccines and recent Help Me Hank scam warnings to whether vaccines have changed the way first responders do their jobs. READ: Everyday Michiganders help track down vaccines for those who want it READ: WDIV reporter Larry…

Family searching for answers in 2015 unsolved murder of 69-year-old man in Detroit

A Detroit family is seeking answers in the murder of 69-year-old Robert Ellis in December 2015. Ellis was found shot and burned to death inside a home on Archdale Street on the city’s west side. Ellis’ family made a plea for anyone with information to come forward. “Are we speaking up in concern about crime?…

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AG Nessel: Ex-Michigan official embezzled $850K from state gas, oil funds

Losses to Michigan could be even greater. Suspected embezzlements between 2013 and 2016 are barred by the statute of limitations.        Top Featured Tags: – Michigan NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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Whitmer pledges to ramp up COVID-19 treatment, but no word on new Michigan restrictions

While the treatment can prevent severe symptoms in those with COVID-19, Whitmer made no mention of increasing restrictions ahead of a news conference.        Top Featured Tags: – Michigan NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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Vatican clears Detroit priest in sex abuse case, but AOD won’t give him job back

The Detroit Archdiocese won’t let a priest return to work after Rome cleared him of sex abuse. Instead, it is disciplining him — and he’s reeling.        Top Featured Tags: – Michigan NewsPress Release Distribution Service

CDC committee holding emergency meeting Wednesday about Johnson & Johnson vaccine

After being told a vaccine surge for Michigan was not in the cards and the CDC saying Michigan should flatten it’s COVID surge with restrictions, Gov. Whitmer received praise from the White House Press Secretary. “We feel she has shown some serious grit, fight and resolve,” said Press Secretary Jen Psaki. “We are going to…

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Grand Traverse woman concerned for safety after gun flashing incident on Zoom

The woman who filed a federal lawsuit against Grand Traverse County said she was “concerned for my safety.”        Top Featured Tags: – Michigan NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Biden says pause on J&J shots shows gov’t putting safety 1st

President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign hit a snag when federal regulators recommended a “pause” in administering Johnson & Johnson shots. But the White House portrayed the action as important validation of his measured approach throughout the rollout. Biden declared Tuesday that even with a temporary loss of J&J; ‘s one-shot vaccine, there is a…

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Detroit Tigers’ Zack Short getting closer to MLB debut; Michael Fulmer ready to start

The Detroit Tigers added Zack Short to the taxi squad, potentially bringing his MLB debut near. Right-hander Spencer Turnbull could return Tuesday.        Top Featured Tags: – Michigan NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Biden works to balance civil rights and criminal justice

On one end of Pennsylvania Avenue, he mourned with the family of a fallen police officer. On the other, he pledged to help end the epidemic of Black men being killed by police. Over the course of a few hours Tuesday, President Joe Biden’s difficult balancing act on policing was put on vivid display. He…

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Detroit Tigers win second straight over Houston Astros, 8-2, behind five home runs

The Detroit Tigers hit five home runs, and lefty Matthew Boyd pitched into the seventh inning, for an 8-2 win over the Houston Astros.        Top Featured Tags: – Michigan NewsPress Release Distribution Service

‘Prime suspect’ arrested in 1996 disappearance of student

The longtime suspect in the 25-year-old disappearance of California college student Kristin Smart was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of murder, and his father was booked in jail as an accessory to the crime. Paul Flores, 44, who was the last person seen with Smart on the California Polytechnic State University campus in San Luis Obispo…

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Salvatore Cipriano, CEO of Detroit’s Better Made family snack food company, dies at 80

He loved his family, business and potato chips.        Top Featured Tags: – Michigan NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Nightside Report April 13, 2021: Metro Detroit twin sister doctors fight COVID-19 together, What the J&J vaccine rare blood clotting issues mean for people who recently got it

Metro Detroit twin sister doctors fight COVID-19 together Two twin sisters are bringing a surprising perspective to the battle against COVID-19. It turns out they are uniquely equipped to handle the stresses of what they witness because of how they were born. Susan Burkett, a patient of the twins tells Local 4 News she had…

Florida GOP senators: Too soon to weigh in on Gaetz’s future

Florida’s two Republican senators are steering clear of voicing support for Rep. Matt Gaetz, branding sex trafficking accusations against him serious but calling it premature to say what should happen to their fellow Floridian and GOP lawmaker. The remarks by Sens. Marco Rubio and Rick Scott were the latest cautious comments about Gaetz by Republicans,…

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Michigan halts Johnson & Johnson vaccines due to FDA concerns of rare blood clots

Federal health officials recommended the pause following reports of six cases of cerebral venous thrombosis, a rare and serious blood clot disorder.        Top Featured Tags: – Michigan NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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GOP elections bills blasted by corporate leaders, Mayor Duggan, head of NAACP

Tuesday’s move by Ford, GM and other big Michigan firms follows outrage and boycotts over a package of election bills that were made law in Georgia.        Top Featured Tags: – Michigan NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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Michigan reports 8,867 new COVID-19 cases, 74 deaths, 27% of people 16+ fully vaccinated

Tuesday’s report brings Michigan to 756,564 confirmed coronavirus cases and 16,586 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.        Top Featured Tags: – Michigan NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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Juan Winans premieres new song with sister and actress Deborah Joy Winans

Two third-generation Winans artists have paired up for the new track, which pays homage to the Patti Labelle-Michael McDonald hit “On My Own.”        Top Featured Tags: – Michigan NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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Kron Moore left Detroit for Atlanta and is now scary first lady of ‘Tyler Perry’s The Oval’

When Michigan’s film incentives ended in 2015, Kron Moore shifted her focus to Atlanta and landed a starring role on BET’s ‘Tyler Perry’s The Oval’        Top Featured Tags: – Michigan NewsPress Release Distribution Service

The Latest: Jailed restauranteur seeks refund of $15K fines

HOLLAND, Mich. — A western Michigan restaurant owner who spent four nights in jail for violating coronavirus-related orders is firing back weeks later with a demand that $15,000 in fines be refunded and contempt findings dropped. An attorney for Marlena Pavlos-Hackney said her rights were violated during a contentious court hearing on March 19. State…

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