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Macomb Township firefighter walking 140 miles to fight cancer

Macomb Township firefighter walking 140 miles to fight cancer

Categories: (WWJ) A Macomb Township firefighter is taking a long walk to raise money for firefighters fighting cancer and their families.  Joe Warne, who began his journey Thursday morning, will trek 140 miles on foot from a fire station in Macomb Twp. to another in Cascade Twp. in the Grand Rapids area.Warne, made the "extremely painful" walk last year and didn't plan to do it again until he learner his retired captain has cancer. "So that kind of pushed us into we have to make this a yearly event," he said.  How's the captain doing?"He was on a vent twice and almost didn't make it," Warne...

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Michigan marijuana regulators recall vape products that failed safety tests

Michigan marijuana regulators recall vape products that failed safety tests

Categories: (WWJ) A Michigan marijuana recall involves more than a dozen vape products sold in Detroit. The Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) has issued a health and safety advisory bulletin due to the presence of Vitamin E Acetate in several vape cartridges which failed safety compliance testing in August 2020. These cartridges were manufactured prior to the Emergency Rules for marijuana products intended for inhalation filed on November 22, 2019.All affected vape cartridges will have a label that indicates the license number of the marijuana facility that sold the marijuana product, as...

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Gradkowski: Brady has more left in the tank than Brees

Gradkowski: Brady has more left in the tank than Brees

Categories: It’s only been two games, but it’s fair to question whether 41-year-old Saints quarterback Drew Brees is . Brees hasn’t been bad this season. In fact, he’s completed 64.7 percent of his passes for 472 yards, three touchdowns and one interception, with the bulk of that production coming without Michael Thomas. He’s also taken just one sack.But PFF analyst Bruce Gradkowski sees a drop-off in Brees’ ability.“Yeah, we [do],” Gradkowski said on The DA Show. “Last night [against the Raiders], he only had one pass 20-plus yards downfield. Being down most of that game, I’m just...

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State Police Searching For Michigan Man Missing On 65th Wedding Anniversary

State Police Searching For Michigan Man Missing On 65th Wedding Anniversary

Categories: (WWJ) Michigan residents are being asked to keep an eye out for a missing 87-year-old man, amid a statewide search. According to Michigan State Police, Karl Adam Marker of Kochville Township and his wife are celebrating 65 years of marriage on Tuesday. Marker was last seen at 8 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, driving his 2011 GMC Savannah van, described as a light tan or silver with Michigan license plate: AUY500. He headed to the Fashion Square Mall in Saginaw, where he would frequently walk for about an hour, but it's unclear if he ever arrived and he did not return home.Marker was...

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WATCH: Giant 'F**k Cuomo and de Blasio' mural painted on Brooklyn street

WATCH: Giant 'F**k Cuomo and de Blasio' mural painted on Brooklyn street

Categories: NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A huge anti-Gov. Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio mural was painted on a Brooklyn street over the weekend with the message "F–k Cuomo and de Blasio" in bright yellow letters.We love beautiful artworkMassive 'F–k Cuomo and de Blasio' mural painted on Brooklyn street — National Security News (@Natsecuritynews) The mural went up around 1 a.m. Saturday on North 15th Street between Wythe Avenue and Banker Street in Williamsburg, during a "small business owner protest," according to .The display was gone in less than 24 hours after the Department of Transportation...

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Michigan Restaurant, Hotel Workers Affected By Pandemic Can Apply For Share Of $2.5M Grant

Michigan Restaurant, Hotel Workers Affected By Pandemic Can Apply For Share Of $2.5M Grant

Categories: (WWJ)  There's some money available for qualifying Michigan workers whose income took a hit due to COVID-19. Announced on Monday, the Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Association has received a $2.5M grant from the Michigan Department of Treasury to continue to support restaurant and lodging industry workers who were financially impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.Funds will be granted to individuals that can demonstrate need and proof of hospitality industry employment as of March 10, 2020.Payments of up to $500 will be granted to all approved applicants until resources are fully...

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Eddie Murphy Scores First Emmy For Guest Hosting 'SNL'

Eddie Murphy Scores First Emmy For Guest Hosting 'SNL'

Categories: 'Saturday Night Live' helped launch Eddie Murphy's career decades ago and now it's finally the reason that the actor & comedian has an Emmy award. In his fifth nomination Murphy finally won a primetime Emmy for his guest-hosting gig on the sketch comedy show last December.Eddie Murphy wins the for outstanding guest actor in a comedy series for hosting — Variety (@Variety) His December appearance was his first time back on the show in 35 years where he reprised famous roles such as Gumby, Buckwheat, and Mr. Robinson. Here's Murphy's acceptance speech from his first win:Check out...

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WATCH: Audubon helps rescue dolphin stranded by Hurricane Laura

WATCH: Audubon helps rescue dolphin stranded by Hurricane Laura

Hurricane Laura's storm surge last month swept marine life inshore in southwestern Louisiana, stranding some with no access to open water.That included a female bottlenose dolphin, found in a pond nine miles inland in Cameron Parish. The Audubon Coastal Wildlife Network (CWN), Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network, and National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration responded to get the dolphin out."This was a multi-day and multi-organizational effort to rescue, transport, and release this bottlenose dolphin," said Audubon Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Stranding, Rescue, and Rehab Coordinator...

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Cook County Chief Judge Tim Evans Defends Judge Michael Toomin

Cook County Chief Judge Tim Evans Defends Judge Michael Toomin

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A day after the Cook County Democratic Party slatemakers declined to endorse Judge Michael Toomin for retention, the county’s chief judge is getting involved - and is apparently defending Toomin.The special prosecutor who looked into and criticized the state’s attorney’s handling of the Jussie Smollett case? That special prosecutor was appointed by Judge Michael Toomin.State’s Attorney Kim Foxx is an ally of County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, and Preckwinkle is also chair of the Democratic Party, which on Monday, declined to endorse Toomin for...

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Steve Miller
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Bruce Arians makes more comments about Tom Brady that remind us he is not Bill Belichick

Bruce Arians makes more comments about Tom Brady that remind us he is not Bill Belichick

There were probably lots of times that Tom Brady wished Bill Belichick had lavished more public praise on him after one of his couple hundred good games in New England.The flip side of Belichick rarely singling anyone out or saying anything interesting after a win is that he also rarely singles anyone out or says anything interesting after a loss.Think of all the times during a postgame or mid-week press conference or an appearance on Ordway, Merloni and Fauria when Belichick has taken a question about an individual player and quickly pivoted to the team. (i.e. “We need to coach it better....

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Sep 14
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School decides to read book on Black astronaut to all students after parent complains about it

School decides to read book on Black astronaut to all students after parent complains about it

Categories: WILDWOOD, Mo. (KMOX) - The Rockwood School District is responding to a parent's complaint about a book that was read to a second-grade class, by having it read to the entire school. The book is called  written about Astronaut Ron McNair – the only Black member of the 1986 NASA Challenger crew. The book focuses on his fight to get a library card in segregated South Carolina when he was a kid growing up there in the 1950s.But it apparently didn't sit well with one parent of Pond Elementary School.After hearing it read to her 7-year-old during an online video chat, the parent urged...

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IDPH Releases In-Person Voting Guidelines

IDPH Releases In-Person Voting Guidelines

Categories: SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- The Illinois Public Health Department has provided guidelines to election officials throughout the state on how to make polling places as COVID-safe as possible for early voting and on Election Day itself. Early voting starts later this month and runs until the day before Election Day. When it starts, health officials have recommended election workers come up with a disinfection procedure, space voting booths safe distances from each other, spread out voters in waiting lines, and if need be, keep people in their cars until it’s almost time...

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Woman Uses Machete To Hurt Bed-Wetting Boyfriend: Police

Woman Uses Machete To Hurt Bed-Wetting Boyfriend: Police

(WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A 39-year-old Deer Park woman allegedly struck her boyfriend with a machete Sunday after getting upset that he urinated in the bed in their north suburban home.Bophanary Om grabbed the machete about 9:30 p.m. and hit the man’s head, causing a serious head wound, the Lake County sheriff’s office said in a statement.The 39-year-old man, who lived with Om in the 22500 block of West Lake Cook Road, is expected to recover.Om was ordered held in Lake County jail on a $30,000 bail, the sheriff’s office said. She is charged with felony domestic battery, felony battery and two...

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San Bruno Residents Look Back On Deadly Pipeline Explosion, Ten Years Later

San Bruno Residents Look Back On Deadly Pipeline Explosion, Ten Years Later

Categories: It's a painful anniversary for a neighborhood in , the scene of and fire ten years ago Tuesday. For some residents on the now-rebuilt Claremont Drive, the epicenter was described as “hell on earth.”Charlie Gray’s house was engulfed in flames then and escaped in the nick of time. He showed KCBS Radio’s Jim Taylor his near-ancient Subaru in which he and his wife escaped the intense flames, saying the streets were “melting somewhat.”“I think I still keep that vehicle…to remind us that it got us out of the place,” he said.  Gray added that his corner neighbors said the ball of fire...

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State Police: There's Only One Lane, Not Two, In A Michigan Left

State Police: There's Only One Lane, Not Two, In A Michigan Left

Categories: (WWJ) If you thought there were two lanes to pick from when making a Michigan left, Michigan State Police say you thought wrong. On "Drive Right Wednesday" State Police are out with another driving tip — one that might be a bit controversial. State Police with the Metro North Post in metro Detroit say the biggest question they always get is: "How many lanes are in a Michigan left?"The answer, police say, is that is unless otherwise marked (which in most cases it is not) there is only one lane.Related: This means when you pull around to make the left, you should pull behind any...

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Biden Says Whitmer Has Done 'An Incredible Job' Handling COVID-19 In Michigan

Biden Says Whitmer Has Done 'An Incredible Job' Handling COVID-19 In Michigan

Categories: (WWJ) Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden says Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's handling of the coronavirus pandemic has been "incredible."Speaking at the United Auto Workers Region 1 headquarters in Warren on Wednesday, the former Vice President pointed to Whitmer, a fellow Democrat, as he proclaimed: "If you're wondering what responsible, strong executive leadership looks like in COVID-19, just look at this executive right here."Calling Whitmer "one of the best and brightest most hard-working governors around," Biden said. "Governor, you've done an incredible job...

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Oak Park Mayor Rejects 'Defund Police' Measure, Supports Reforms

Oak Park Mayor Rejects 'Defund Police' Measure, Supports Reforms

Categories: (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- The mayor of west suburban Oak Park says the village is moving forward with police-reform efforts, but the controversy over proposals to “Defund the Police” is continuing, too.Last week, the Oak Park Village Board—in a virtual meeting—voted down a defunding measure, even  as proponents demonstrated and did some property damage at Mayor Anan Abu-Taleb’s house.Abu-Taleb said Monday he understands the emotions, as someone whose family fled suppression on the Gaza Strip. He said police reforms are needed—but so are the police.The village board plans an...

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Aug 31
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Mother, 9-Year-Old Son Shot In Austin Drive-By

Mother, 9-Year-Old Son Shot In Austin Drive-By

Categories: (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A 9-year-old boy and his 27-year-old mother were shot and wounded Wednesday afternoon on the West Side.The two were on a sidewalk about 1:15 p.m. in the 300 block of North Central Avenue in the Austin neighborhood, when two gunmen exited a vehicle and opened fire, according to Chicago police.The boy and his mother, both shot in the back, were taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, CPD Supt. David Brown told reporters at the scene. The shooters were aiming at a group of men on a corner, Brown said.The mother and child were not the intended...

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State Requests Extra $300 In Weekly Unemployment Payments For Michiganders

State Requests Extra $300 In Weekly Unemployment Payments For Michiganders

Categories: (WWJ) Michigan residents who lost their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic could get some extra cash, if the state can get some help from the feds. The Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency on Tuesday submitted an application to the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) for funding that would provide an additional $300 per week payment to Michiganders receiving unemployment benefits.  “Right now, there are an unprecedented number of Michiganders who have lost work due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This program will provide some much needed support for families that...

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More Than 480,000 Bottles Of Wine Illegally Shipped Into Michigan In 2019

More Than 480,000 Bottles Of Wine Illegally Shipped Into Michigan In 2019

Categories: (WWJ) A group that deals with beer and wine in Michigan is calling for a crackdown on illegal shipments, and many of them, into the state.The Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association says nearly one-third of the 1.5 million bottles of alcohol delivered into Michigan from January to September of last year were shipped illegally. In total, 1,535,616 bottles of alcohol were shipped into Michigan during the first three quarters of 2019, the group says, and it's estimated around 484,101 bottles of wine were illegally shipped into the state during the same period.The MB &WWA is...

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Dale Arnold: Tuukka Rask opted out due to family emergency, but everything is fine now

Dale Arnold: Tuukka Rask opted out due to family emergency, but everything is fine now

Categories: On Saturday morning, two hours before Game 3 against the Hurricanes, the Bruins announced goaltender Tuukka Rask has opted out of the remainder of the NHL playoffs.In a statement through the team, Rask said he needed to be with his family.It was unclear exactly what happened, but on the NESN pregame show, WEEI's Dale Arnold said it was because of a family emergency.Arnold expanded on that Sunday morning on WEEI.“He texted me back and I asked specifically if I could share this part of what he said to me and he said you can. The fact of the matter is he said to me there was a...

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Mets Ace Jacob deGrom Scratched From Friday Start vs. Phillies

Mets Ace Jacob deGrom Scratched From Friday Start vs. Phillies

Just when it seemed like things were turning around for the Mets, some more bad news.The Mets scratched Jacob deGrom from his start against the Philllies on Friday night due to what the pitcher said was neck tightness.DeGrom, 2-0 with a 2.45 ERA and 28 strikeouts this season, told reporters on Friday that the injury came on suddenly and he hopes that he is not out too long.“The goal is to throw tomorrow, hopefully get off the mound Sunday or Monday,” he said. “Then to be determined based on how I feel [from there].”DeGrom said he began feeling the pain earlier in the week and had it checked...

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Bald Eagle Takes Down EGLE Drone Over Lake Michigan

Bald Eagle Takes Down EGLE Drone Over Lake Michigan

Categories: (WWJ) A bald eagle attacked a drone operated by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE), sending it splashing into Lake Michigan.  The department says the attack happened July 21, when the drone was mapping shoreline erosion near Escanaba in the Upper Peninsula.The drone's pilot, Hunter King, said he'd completed about seven minutes of the mapping flight when satellite reception became spotty and the drone began twirling furiously."It was like a really bad rollercoaster ride," said King.When he looked up at the video screen the drone was gone, and an...

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NYC cultural institutions, NYS bowling alleys to reopen; gym reopening rules to be released Monday: Cuomo

NYC cultural institutions, NYS bowling alleys to reopen; gym reopening rules to be released Monday: Cuomo

​Categories: Museums and cultural institutions can open in NYC starting on August 24.25% occupancy. Timed ticketing required. Pre-set staggered entry.Face coverings enforced and controlled traffic flow.— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) For the 7th straight day, the statewide infection rate has been below 1%.And the sample size is increasing.Let’s go New York. What we are doing is working. — Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo)Tags: 

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200+ Parcels Of State-Managed Land In Michigan To Be Auctioned Off Online

200+ Parcels Of State-Managed Land In Michigan To Be Auctioned Off Online

Categories: (WWJ) Craving space to spread out? What about a lake view? If you're in the market for a pretty piece of property in Michigan, this notice is for you. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says it's busy preparing 225 properties for sale via an online auction in September and October, 2020 — including acreage with lake frontage, trail access, and even small lots to extend a neighborhood lot.Surplus land sales are a regular part of the DNR’s public land strategy, officials say.Land is available in counties mainly in central/northern Lower Michigan and in the Upper...

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