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Teens Water-Skied 62 Miles From Wisconsin To Michigan – Detroit News Watch

(CNN) — Most teens dream of doing something absolutely epic before going off to college. Madelyn Hendrikse and Braden Dirkse made that dream a reality by water-skiing across Lake Michigan. Hendrikse, 18, and Dirkse, 17, of Oostburg, Wisconsin, have been friends their whole lives, and they wanted to share one more memorable experience before Hendrikse left for her freshman year ...

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Detroit Police Team With Americorp And Cease Fire Outreach For Peaceful March – Detroit News Watch

DETROIT, Mich. (Detroit News Watch) – The Detroit Police Department Fourth Precinct teamed up with Americorp and Cease Fire Outreach to do a peaceful march in the community Wednesday. Youth went door to door in southwest Detroit giving citizens information about bridging the gap, how to start block clubs and how to keep our neighborhoods safe. Officers grilled out afterwards ...

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What To Do When Stop Arm Is Extended – Detroit News Watch

(the Patch) During a six-month period from August 2018 to March 2019, 12 children were killed and another 47 were injured while getting on and off school buses. Bus stop-arms were extended at the time — which by law in all 50 states, requires motorists to come to a full stop, whether following or meeting the bus on the highway. ...

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AG Nessel Joins Colleagues In Opposing Rule Restricting Asylum Access – Detroit News Watch

LANSING, Mich. (Detroit News Watch) – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel joined 21 other Attorneys General Thursday in opposing the Trump Administration’s attempt – via an interim final rule – to illegally limit access to the asylum process. Under the rule, individuals entering the United States at the southern border, except in limited circumstances, are no longer able to seek ...

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Kayakers Escape Injury As Cliff Collapses Into Lake Superior – Detroit News Watch

MI (Detroit News Watch/AP) — Kayakers on a tour of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in northern Michigan narrowly escaped injury when a large section of cliff collapsed near them into Lake Superior. WLUC-TV reports the kayakers were in an area where sandstone cliffs stand up to about 200 feet above the water. Van Ouellette-Ballas of Northern Waters Adventures, one of the ...

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Intermittent Overnight Closures On Northbound I-75 In Oakland County – Detroit News Watch

OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. (Detroit News Watch) — Weather permitting, crews will intermittently close northbound I-75 for 15-minute periods during the overnight hours on Thursday, Aug. 15. The intermittent closures will occur at Long Lake Road for setting new bridge beams. The intermittent northbound closures will begin at 10 p.m. and end by 5 a.m. the Friday morning. Beginning at 10 ...

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MSP Reminds Drivers What To Do When An Emergency Vehicle Is Approaching – Detroit News Watch

(Detroit News Watch) — The Michigan State Police took to their Twitter account to remind drivers what to do when an emergency vehicle is approaching. When drivers “see the light, move to the right.” The driver of another vehicle should yield the right of way to emergency vehicles according to the motor vehicle code. “The driver shall immediately drive to ...

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Lodge Freeway Weekend Closures For Bridge Work At Wyoming Avenue To Start Friday Mornings – Detroit News Watch

DETROIT, Mich. (Detroit News Watch) — The Michigan Department of Transportation is closing the southbound Lodge Freeway at Wyoming Avenue, south of McNichols Road for work on the Wyoming Avenue bridge over the freeway. This bridge has been previously hit by a high-load vehicle and repairs need to be made to the beams. Work will occur over two weekends. Since ...

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