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What Does Virus Do To The Brain?

What Does Virus Do To The Brain?

A new study from Vanderbilt University Medical Center is looking at the possible long-term effects of COVID-19 to your brain after hospitalization. Doctors are trying to find out if those hospitalized develop cognitive impairment, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder. News4 spoke with Mike Carlton who recovered from the virus. “I’ll have lapses where I’ll just…

NBA, NHL Play Resumes

The NBA’s season resumes tonight leading into the playoffs from August 17 to October. All of the games will be played in a bubble at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World. Players will live, practice and play within the bubble. Fans are not allowed to attend. Only 22 teams will…

Guv Reimposes Restrictions Up North, Opens Detroit Casinos

Governor Whitmer has announced that Detroit’s three casinos will be allowed to reopen on August 5th, but must restrict capacity to 15-percent. At the same time, she is reimposing some restrictions in the state’s northern regions. Starting Friday, indoor bar serving is being stopped and indoor gatherings of more than ten people will not be…

Extra Federal Officers Assigned To Detroit

More Federal officers are coming to Detroit. The U.S. Department of Justice announced that 42 agents will be sent to the city as part of “Operation Legend.” The officers will be from the Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms Department, The FBI, and the Drug Enforcement Administration. “Operation Legend” is President Trump’s program to curb violence in…

Gertie’s Quest: 108 Birthday Cards

Ms Gertie Abkes of Denver was born Aug. 4, 1912, just months after the Titanic sank, and she has a special request for her 108 birthday. Gertie would love to receive 108 birthday cards to celebrate! This avid Denver Broncos fan grew up in Iowa, played basketball in high school and worked at her father’s…

Guv Warns About Schools; Southfield Classes Stay Online

Guv Warns About Schools; Southfield Classes Stay Online

Michigan reports a total of 79,176 corona virus cases and 6,170 deaths since the start of the pandemic. The new totals were reached when state health officials announced yesterday that there were 669 new cases and 16 deaths. After reaching an initial peak in April, cases began to increase again in June. Governor Whitmer again…

Polio-Like Syndrome; COVID Changes Bar Exam

Polio-Like Syndrome; COVID Changes Bar Exam

Michigan has confirmed its first case this year of a rare polio-like illness that attacks the nervous system, specifically in children. The case involves a child in Macomb County. Two other possible cases are being monitored. Acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, can cause muscles and reflexes to weaken. As of June 30th there were 13…

More Retailers To Close On Thanksgiving

Target and Dick’s Sporting Goods will close stores this Thanksgiving as the coronavirus pandemic forces major retailers to alter their upcoming holiday shopping plans. The companies’ announcement to close on Thanksgiving came after Walmart said last week that it will stay closed on the holiday. “There’s no question, the holiday season is going to be…

Father Of Missing Boys Gets Parole Hearing

A father of three Michigan brothers who have been missing since 2010 is up for a parole hearing this week. 48 year old John Skelton has served 10 years of a 10-15 year sentence on a charge of unlawful imprisonment. The brothers aged 5, 7 and 9 were last seen in Skelton’s back yard in…

Tigers Home Opener Has Many Firsts

Tonight is the Detroit Tigers home opener. But it’s going to be like no other home opener ever seen in the city. The game against Kansas City will not have any fans in Comerica Park and it is being played at night for the first time. Cardboard cut outs of fans will be placed in…

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