Ford Adding 450 Jobs To Meet Demand For New Electric Truck – CBS Detroit

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford Motor Co. plans to spend $250 million and add 450 jobs at three Michigan plants to meet the demand for the new F-150 Lightning. Ford already has taken more than 150,000 reservations for the new electric version of its immensely popular F-150 pickup truck, Kumar Galhotra, Ford’s president of the … Read more

Michigan TV Weatherman Out After Refusing To Get Vaccine – CBS Detroit

MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) — A man who spent more than 30 years reporting the weather on TV in northern Michigan said he’s out of a job after refusing to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Karl Bohnak began working at WLUC-TV in 1988. He said the Upper Peninsula was one of the most challenging places in the … Read more

Ramp Closures On I-94, I-275 As Part Of Rebuilding I-275 Project – CBS Detroit

(CBS DETROIT) – The Michigan Department of Transportation is reminding Michiganders that there will be ramp closures on I-94 and I-275 through October as part of the Rebuilding I-275 project.   READ MORE: Shifting Ground Prompts Utility To Shut Down Gas Main In Southwest Detroit COUNTIES: Wayne Monroe   COMMUNITIES: Ash Township Canton Township Huron … Read more

Lawmakers, Whitmer Announce Deal To Finalize State Budget – CBS Detroit

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Top lawmakers and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration announced a deal Wednesday, Sept. 15 to finalize the next state budget. They had waited to work out spending plans for state departments and funding for universities, community colleges, and local governments after enacting a preK-12 budget over the summer. READ MORE: Sheriff: State Rep. … Read more

Beaumont Health Closing Some Beds Because Of Lack Of Staff – CBS Detroit

TROY, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s largest health care provider said 5% of its hospital beds are closed because of a lack of staff. Beaumont Health in southeastern Michigan has shortages among nurses, nurse assistants, phlebotomists, and more, doctors reported Wednesday. READ MORE: Michigan Lawmaker Accuses Legislator Of Abuse, Threats “Even environmental services to turn over … Read more

Ford To Send $500 To Households Affected By Flat Rock Assembly Plant Gas Leak – CBS Detroit

(CBS DETROIT) – Ford Motor Company plans to pay up and help those affected by the ongoing gas leak. Representatives for the automaker say they will send $500 to each household affected by the gas leak at its Flat Rock Assembly Plant. READ MORE: CAIR Alleges Ferndale Police Officers Forced Woman To Remove Hijab Following … Read more

CAIR Alleges Ferndale Police Officers Forced Woman To Remove Hijab Following Arrest – CBS Detroit

(CBS DETROIT) – The city of Ferndale is facing a new lawsuit over claims its police department forcefully removed a Muslim woman’s hijab before taking her picture during the booking process. The suit was filed by the Michigan Chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR). READ MORE: Ford To Send $500 To Households … Read more

UM Study Shows Healthcare, Service Workers Were Disproportionally Impacted By The COVID-19 Pandemic – CBS Detroit

(CBS DETROIT) – A new survey by the University of Michigan finds COVID-19 hit state healthcare and service workers especially hard at the pandemic’s start. The survey recorded 3,000 Michigan adults before June 1, 2020. READ MORE: Ford To Send $500 To Households Affected By Flat Rock Assembly Plant Gas Leak 73% say they had … Read more

Michigan Reports 6,604 New COVID-19 Cases, 44 Deaths – CBS Detroit

(CBS DETROIT) – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced 6,604 coronavirus cases in the state and an additional 44 deaths Wednesday. This brings the state total of COVID-19 cases to 983,109 and 20,597 deaths as of Sept. 15. READ MORE: Court Won’t Stop Protests Outside Michigan Synagogue Wednesday’s daily case count represents new … Read more

Court Won’t Stop Protests Outside Michigan Synagogue – CBS Detroit

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Provocative pro-Palestinian protests outside a Jewish synagogue in Michigan are protected by the Constitution’s First Amendment, a federal court appeals said on Wednesday, Sept 15. The court declined to stop the demonstrations or set restrictions in Ann Arbor. The protests have occurred on a weekly basis since 2003, with people … Read more

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