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2019-2020 Registration Now Open For STEP Program – Detroit News Watch

(Detroit News Watch) – The Michigan State Police announced Friday that registration is now open for the Student Tools for Emergency Planning program. This FREE classroom curriculum enables teachers to prepare Michigan’s fifth-grade students for various emergencies, including tornadoes, storms and flooding. Students who participate in the STEP program learn important and potentially life-saving information about emergency preparedness. Students can ...

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Teacher Drove To School Drunk, Blood Alcohol Level 4 Times Legal Limit – Detroit News Watch

(Detroit News Watch) – Police say a 44-year-old Lakeland High School teacher was taken into custody after arriving to work drunk and failing a Breathalyzer, blowing more than four times the legal limit. The test revealed the West Bloomfield man’s blood alcohol level was .354 percent. A school resource officer investigated the teacher around 8 a.m. because administrators suspected he ...

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State Police Launches Free Smart Phone Mobile App – Detroit News Watch

(Detroit News Watch) – Michiganders can now download a free mobile app to follow the Michigan State Police post that covers their area and receive breaking news and information. (Credit: Detroit News Watch) ‘MSP Mobile’ is available for download in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store by searching for “Michigan State Police.” “It’s our goal to make connecting ...

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Someone Put Up A Nazi Flag At A Michigan Elementary School – Detroit News Watch

(CNN) — Police in Battle Creek, Michigan, are investigating after a Nazi flag was found flying at an elementary school. The flag was discovered Saturday when construction workers arrived at Riverside Elementary School and noticed that the American flag in front of the school had been replaced by a Nazi banner. Sometime during the night, school officials say, someone broke ...

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Amazon Plans To Redevelop Pontiac Silverdome Site, Here’s What We Know Now – Detroit News Watch

(Detroit News Watch) – Plans to redevelop the 130-acre Pontiac Silverdome into Amazon’s fulfillment center and delivery station have been released. Amazon hopes to break ground this year and the project would create 1,500 full-time jobs and several hundred part-time jobs. According to a press release from Pontiac Mayor Deirdre Waterman, first steps in the process were completed Wednesday night ...

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Police Identify Suspect Responsible For Bomb Threat At Roseville Middle School – Detroit News Watch

(Detroit News Watch) – Roseville Police have identified the suspect responsible for making bomb threats against Roseville Middle School Wednesday. The suspect is not a student at the school or in the school district and was apprehended within hours of the threat, police said. In an update Thursday morning police are completing the investigation and will be seeking charges. Officers ...

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GM Strike By 50,000 Autoworkers Enters Day 4 – Detroit News Watch

(CNN) — Negotiators for the United Auto Workers union and General Motors returned to the table Thursday morning, as rank and file workers from the automaker’s manned picket lines for a fourth day. The strike by nearly 50,000 hourly workers started early Monday, spread across 31 factories and 21 other facilities in nine states primarily in the center of the country. Spokespeople ...

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Eastbound I-94 Closed From Michigan Avenue To I-75 For Road, Bridge Work – Detroit News Watch

(Detroit News Watch) – Weather permitting, Michigan Department of Transportation contract crews will be repairing pavement and bridges on I-94 in Detroit. This work will require closing eastbound I-94 from Michigan Avenue to I-75 starting at 6 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21. Eastbound I-94 will have all lanes reopened from Michigan Avenue to I-75 by 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 23. During ...

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