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Heartbreak And Cancer Connected – Detroit News Watch

   (CNN) — What could cancer have in common with a broken heart? These researchers are working to find out. Broken heart syndrome is a real thing, though it’s also called stress-induced cardiomyopathy or Takotsubo cardiomyopathy. It’s triggered by intensely stressful situations, like losing a loved one. You know how some couples die within just a few days of each other? That’s an ...

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Highland Park Hands Out Water Filters, Bottled Water After Lead Discovery In Tap Water – Detroit News Watch

HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. (Detroit News Watch) – Highland Park residents are coping with a newly discovered health hazard after elevated lead levels were detected. A recent round of tests at 36 homes showed elevated levels in nine of them. On Thursday, the city began offering free filters and bottled water. Highland Park residents are able to pick up the filters ...

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Hundreds Attend Funeral For Michigan Veteran With No Known Relatives – Detroit News Watch

MICHIGAN (Detroit News Watch/AP) — Hundreds of people attended the funeral for a Vietnam veteran from Michigan who had no known living relatives. Sixty-seven-year-old Wayne “Sarge” Wilson of Niles died during heart surgery in May, years after he’d made funeral arrangements for himself at Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Services. The funeral home’s director invited Niles residents to Wednesday’s services ...

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Michigan Unemployment Rate 4.2 percent In June; Unchanged From May – Detroit News Watch

LANSING, Mich. (Detroit News Watch/ AP) — Figures released Wednesday by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget show the state’s unemployment rate remained unchanged at 4.2 percent in June. Total employment rose by about 2,000 while the number of jobless workers increased by 3,000 over the month. The national unemployment rate last month was 3.7 percent. Bureau of ...

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Michigan Ex-Teacher Sentenced For Inappropriately Accosting Student – Detroit News Watch

HARPER WOODS, MI (Detroit News Watch/DETROIT NEWS)– Former Harper Woods High School teacher, Charles Penn, 41, of Southfield, has been sentenced for offering to raise a 15-year old student’s grade in exchange for sexual acts on Wednesday. He was sentenced to six months in jail and five years probation for his actions. According to officials, the 15-year old girl asked ...

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Avenue of Fashion Construction Disrupting Business, Kuzzo’s Closing Until November – Detroit News Watch

(Detroit News Watch/DETROIT NEWS)- The construction on Livernois’ iconic Avenue of Fashion has been happening since May 2019. The construction has had harsh effects on businesses. Many businesses are hurrying to boost sales as they do not want to close.  Kuzzo’s, a popular chicken and waffles restaurant, is closing until November. They are taking time off to evaluate training, staffing, ...

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Michigan High Court Hears Arguments On Legality Of Minimum Wage, Sick Laws – Detroit News Watch

LANSING (Detroit News Watch/AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court is considering the legality of Republican lawmakers’ unprecedented maneuver to significantly scale back minimum wage increases and paid sick leave requirements that began as ballot drives. Justices heard arguments Wednesday. Solicitor General Fadwa Hammoud said the Legislature’s 2018 strategy — known as adopt-and-amend — was “outright” unconstitutional and a “slap in ...

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Cooling Centers Open Up Across Metro Detroit – Detroit News Watch

(Detroit News Watch) – Cooling centers are opening up across Metro Detroit in anticipation of rising high temperatures and heat indexes which will make it feel like its 110 degrees outside. Cooling centers offer air conditioning and most have cold water. Wayne County Detroit Team Wellness Center at 6309 Mack Ave., Detroit, MI 48207 will be open from 9 a.m. ...

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Excessive Heat Watches Issued On MI’s Hottest Day Of The Year – Detroit News Watch

MICHIGAN (the Patch) — Multiple days of dangerous heat are expected, and heat watches and heat advisories have been issued across Michigan. The heat index is expected to exceed 100 degrees by Friday, according to forecasts. Compounding the heat, a severe thunderstorm warning has also been issued of the following counties: Midland, Bay, Huron, Saginaw, Tuscola, Sanilac, Shiawassee, Genesee, Lapeer, ...

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