Daily Archives: August 7, 2018

Investigators Looking Into Ford F-150 Fires Possibly Caused By Seatbelts « Detroit News Watch

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. safety investigators are looking into complaints of fires that may have been caused by the seat belts in Ford F-150 pickup trucks. The investigation covers trucks from 2015 through 2018. Ford sold about 2 million F-150s during those years. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating five complaints that fires began in the trucks after ...

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Warren Evans’ Daughter Got $100,000 from His Re-Election Campaign Since Last Year –  Deadline Detroit

Wayne County Executive Warren Evans has a shady past when it comes to helping a family member or loved one financially. Here’s the latest: His daughter, Nikki Studstill, collected $100,000 from his  campaign as the campaign finance and political director since 2017, reports WXYZ’s Ross Jones, citing campaign records.  Jones notes that Evans is essentially assured ...

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Tests Find Chemical Contamination in Michigan School’s Water « Detroit News Watch

ORLEANS TOWNSHIP (AP) — Tests discovered elevated levels of chemical contamination in drinking water for a Michigan preschool that’s closed to children for the summer. The EightCAP Orleans Head Start center in Ionia County’s Orleans Township announced Monday that man-made chemicals called perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances were found at a well. Bottled water will be provided at the facility about ...

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‘President Obama’s Competitiveness Shined In Basketball’ « Detroit News Watch

Ryan Mayer Arne Duncan, the Secretary of Education for all eight years of the Obama presidency, is well-known for his hoops ability. He played college ball at Harvard, serving as co-captain of the team, before spending several years playing professionally in Australia. Duncan has said that the lessons he learned on the basketball court have translated to his everyday life ...

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Why Grocery Stores Will Win the Meal Kit Wars « Detroit News Watch

(CNN Money) — Meal prep kits were supposed to make the supermarket obsolete. The opposite has proven true. Now the companies that make the kits may need to partner with a grocery chain to survive. Early leaders like Blue Apron and Plated quickly declined as competitors and grocery stores replicated their service. And Amazon, which dabbles in meal kits, lurks ...

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Radio Hosts Praised Shri Thanedar on 910 AM While He Paid Them as Consultants –  Deadline Detroit

The word “ethics” and Superstation 910 AM radio don’t necessarily go hand-in-hand. Rev. David Bullock was removed from the station in May.  Some program hosts has felony convictions before getting hired, had felony convictions or were guilty of ethical transgressions that cost them their jobs. Some of those hosts have since been removed.  Now ...

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Emmett Till’s Memorial Sign Was Riddled With Bullet Holes, 35 Days After Being Replaced « Detroit News Watch

(CNN) — A sign memorializing Emmett Till, who was brutally murdered 63 years ago, has been vandalized — again. It’s the third sign to go up at the site outside Glendora, Mississippi, near where the 14-year-old’s body was pulled from the Tallahatchie River in 1955. And it was installed just 35 days before it was pierced with bullets. The people ...

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