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Ford Chief Faces NY Analysts

Ford’s new chief operating officer goes to Wall Street to address concerns about the future of the company. Jim Farley tells analysts that Ford is operating with a sense of urgency that matches the time of the Great Recession, when Ford was able to avoid bankruptcy. Farley told a research conference that number one on…

Serial Killing Suspect Kept Free By Feds

The man in custody for at least 6 murders in the Detroit area had several probation violations, but was free because federal authorities allowed him to stay out of jail. Kenyel Brown was an informant to the feds on criminal activity. Brown has a long criminal record going back more than 20 years. U-S District…

Corona Vaccine Ready For Tests

Biotech firm Moderna has shipped an experimental coronavirus vaccine to US government researchers just six weeks after it started working on the immunization. Moderna said in a statement Monday that the first batch of its novel coronavirus vaccine, called mRNA-1273, has been sent to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). Moderna said…

EV Direct Sales Fight Mounting

Pressure is mounting to allow the sales of electric vehicles directly from the manufacturer, bypassing dealerships. First it was Tesla… fighting and winning the ability to directly sell electric cars in a number of states, including Michigan. Now, Rivian has entered the direct-sales picture. Rivian is the electric truck-maker based in Plymouth. Rivian wants to…

Law Enforcement Looks Suspected Multiple Killer

Detroit law enforcement is searching for Kenyel Brown. Brown is wanted in connection with at least six murders in Metro Detroit. Police  entered a  home Sunday in Highland Park but he wasn’t there. Brown is wanted for three homicides in River Rouge, two in Detroit and one in Highland Park. Police are investigating people who…

Charges Coming In School Hazing

Charges are coming in the case of hazing at Warren DeLaSalle High School. 7 people are expected to be charged in connection with the hazing on the football team. 5 will be charged as adults and 2 are juveniles. All will face misdemeanor assault or misdemeanor assault and battery charges. The five adults are 18…

Trash Increases In Michigan

Michigan is generating more garbage. The state says Michigan had an increase of more than 6-percent in solid waste that ended up in landfills last year, compared to 20-18. Total waste increased by 8 pt 5 percent. Trash coming n from Canada dropped 1-percent. But Canada, and the garbage that comes in from Toronto, accounts…

Deceased U-M Doc Investigated For Abuse

The University of Michigan and the Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s office are investigating allegations of sexual abuse by a former director of University Health Services. Dr. Robert E. Anderson was a longtime physician at U of M and was a top team doctor for the football teams. Anderson died in 20-08. The university has gotten complaints…

Oscoda Chosen As Possible Space Site

A Michigan site-selection committee chooses the Oscoda Wurtsmith Airport near Lake Huron as the top site for a space launch facility. The announcement was made by state officials and the Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association. Selecting a site is one of the steps in a plan to develop several low Earth orbit launch sites and a…

‘Vette Joyriders In Court

Two General Motors engineers who took some Corvettes for a hi speed joyride have a date in a Kentucky courtroom today. 27 year old Alexander Thim of West Bloomfield and 30 year old Mark Derkatz of Windsor were visiting the Bowling Green, Kentucky plant that builds the cars. Police say the men took two of…

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