Ride Share Service Makes Detroit Debut With Safety-First Mindset(CBS DETROIT) - The Zoom ride share service rolls out in its Metro Detroit debut. In direct competition with Lyft and Uber, the founders say the service will fill in gaps in the current ride-share marketplace. “Major thing we were trying to focus on as well is the safety features, for drivers and passengers,” said Basel Alyasin, CEO co-founder of Zoom Ride Share. And those safety features is what sets Zoom apart from the competition says Alyasin. In this Covid era, he says every car is equipped with a sneeze guard barrier between the driver and passenger, hand sanitizer and this motion activated UC sanitizing light. That will automatically turn on to sanitize the back seat between rides. “Sanitize the car for almost 30-45 secs, then it will turn off,” he said. In addition to Covid-19 safety measure, the service offers safety against crime, in light of passengers and drivers reporting assaults with other ride-sharing companies. He says they will offer a panic button on the passengers app. “It’s a self-button for the passenger but for the driver he has a hardware that in case he felt any danger he just double click on that,” he said. Once the button is activated, live audio and video from inside the car are streamed to the Zoom ride security team, which is monitored 24/7. And if there’s a need, police will be called to the location. Female passengers can also request female drivers and family member are able to track a passenger’s travel from start to finish. And masks are required for riders and drivers, if you forget one no need to worry, they will provide one for free, for more information on the Zoom ride share visit MyZoomRide.com © 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Trump Says Supreme Court Ruling On Whitmer's Emergency Powers Is A 'Big Win' For Michigan(CBS DETROIT) - President Donald Trump called the recent Supreme Court ruling on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's emergency powers a "big win for the people of Michigan." Trump's tweet comes five days after the Michigan Supreme Court decided Whitmer violated her constitutional authority issuing orders to help combat Covid-19 without approval of state lawmakers. In a 4-3 ruling, the court said Whitmer declaring emergencies and keeping them in place without the legislative input was unconstitutional. In his retweet of a video from Young Americans for Liberty, the president wrote, "We just got a BIG win for the people of Michigan." Trump also urged the state to "open up your churches and your schools," while also credited himself for "auto companies pouring in and expanding." During a press conference Tuesday, Whitmer said the state's Covid-19 cases could likely increase as a result of the Supreme Court's ruling.
Michigan Secretary Of State Being Sued Over Voter Initiatives(CBS DETROIT) – Michigan's Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson is being sued by a group of voters. The Republican affiliated group claims Benson allowed private donations to fund voter initiatives in predominately democratic areas. Under the "Get Out the Vote" campaign local clerks were given money to distribute ballots and drop off boxes. According to the lawsuit, Michigan's law states public money should only be used to fund these initiatives. © 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Farmington Public Schools Vote To Resume In-Person Learning(CBS DETROIT) – Starting Nov. 9, Farmington Public Schools elementary students will return to in-person learning. On Tuesday the district's board of education voted to resume classes. Elementary students will be on a half day schedule to reduce a potential spread of Covid-19. The board initially voted to begin the school year virtually until Oct. 30. © 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.CW50 NEWS DETNWS
Michigan Reports 1,016 New Covid-19 Cases, 9 Deaths WednesdayMICHIGAN (CBS DETROIT) - The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced 1,016 coronavirus cases in the state and an additional nine deaths Wednesday. This brings the state total of COVID-19 cases to 123,842 and 6,847 deaths as of Oct. 7. In the state as of Oct. 2, there has been a total of 99,521 recovered cases of Covid-19. For the latest numbers, visit here. They are updated daily at with coronavirus updates included as of 3 p.m. © 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
MDHHS Orders Schools To Report Cases Everyday(CBS DETROIT) – Michigan schools must now report their Covid-19 cases within 24 hours. The order comes after the state Supreme Court ruling to withdraw Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's executive orders. Under the emergency order school cases were being disclosed every week by the Michigan Department of Health and Human services. MDHHS is now ordering schools to report cases everyday starting Monday. © 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Detroit Teacher Speaks Out On Pay Raises(CBS DETROIT) - (CBS DETROIT) – For the past three years Detroit Public Schools Community District’s teacher compensation has been on an upswing. That’s according to a statement released by school administrators, so much so that starting teaching salaries are the highest in the state. Nicole Stuckey has been a Spanish teacher at Mumford High School for two years. She says her passion for education is what drives her to teach, not the pay. “I did start driving for Lyft before the pandemic but then I was like I can’t do this. I’m too tired. I’m literally too tired. I just can’t. But that would be the best way to make that extra money,” said Stuckey. Back in 2017, DPSCD starting teacher salaries were around $35,000. Today’s average is $51,000. Mid-level salaries jumped $13,000 to $70K while senior teachers take home just over $76,000. “It is one of the most important jobs in the world and if we want teachers to stay committed and to stay focused on teaching, to be the best teachers possible, we have to start compensating them. Giving them what they deserve,” she said. DPSCD and the Detroit Federation of Teachers ratified a one-year contract Monday. In addition to pay raises, the agreement includes bonuses for employed and retired DFT members. According to the district, the negotiations started back in February before the pandemic, but some teachers say they believe talks were settled sooner due to frustrations over Covid-19. “The pandemic and just in general a lot of I think they are very aware that teachers are frustrated and angry at the moment and speeding this up will quiet them for a little while,” she said. DFT leaders were not available for comment but DPSCD Superintendent Dr. Nikolai Vitti said in a statement the district is delivering its promise to improve salaries, benefits and to retain and recruit teachers. © 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. © 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
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CW50 NEWS DETNWSFAA Extends Travel Waivers For Minimum Flight Requirements At Some Major Airports(CBS DETROIT) – The Federal Aviation Administration is easing requirements for an already beaten airline industry. The FAA says it will extend temporary waivers of minimum flight requirements at some major airports. Typically, airlines lose flight slots if they do not use them at least 80 percent of the time. The extension lasts until next March. © 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Michelle Obama Criticizes President Trump For His Coronavirus Response(CBS DETROIT) – Former First Lady Michelle Obama criticizes President Donald Trump for his coronavirus response. CBS news says a person close to Mrs. Obama's production team says the message was recorded before the president announced his diagnosis. The 24-minute long video delivers a "closing argument" for Joe Biden, urging Americans to vote for him. © 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Michigan Athletic Donations: Nearly $6M Donated By Season Ticket Holders To University Of Michigan(CBS DETROIT) – Michigan football season ticket holders have donated nearly $6 million to the athletic department. The school says over 3,500 contributors donated their refunds amid department layoffs. Though Big Ten football is expected to return revenue from those games is still expected to be low. Several department coaches and staff members have agreed to accept pay cuts. © 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
University Of Detroit Mercy Announces New Campus In Novi(CBS DETROIT) – A new campus from the University of Detroit Mercy is being planned outside of the city. The nonprofit university has bought the former building of South University in Novi. This is the first time in the school's 100-year history its campus is being expanded outside of Detroit. School officials say the campus will be used for various health programs. © 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
More Than 900 Detroit Small Businesses Receive Covid-19 Relief Grants(CBS DETROIT) – More than 900 small businesses in Detroit are getting some help to stay afloat during the pandemic. Each of them will receive roughly $20,000 dollars that can be used for utilities, rent, payroll and other operating expenses. The money is made available through the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation drawing money from the Michigan Small Business Restart Grant program. © 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Drivers And Pedestrians Being Reminded Of Safety During National Pedestrian Safety Month(CBS DETROIT) – A 21-year-old in Shelby Township leaving her job at Burger King was hit and killed last Thursday, now police are seeking the public's help to find the driver responsible. Shelby Township police released a video showing the moment 21-year-old Maya Shaw was fatally struck while crossing the street at 23 Mile and Schoenherr. The incident occurring around 10:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1. “Surveillance video identified that vehicle as a dodge challenger,” said Lt. Pat Barnard, Detective Lieutenant Shelby Twp. Police. Barnard says the challenger that was a newer model and light in color fled the scene heading south bond on Schoenherr road after running down Maya. “She was employed at Burger King and she was actually on her way home, walking home when she crossed the intersection,” said Barnard. The case is still under investigation. Experts say unfortunately tragedies like this are becoming more common. Especially in the Metro Detroit area where there’s a higher number of pedestrians. “October is traditionally, especially over the last five years the most dangerous month for pedestrians versus car accidents,” said Brandon Hewitt Esq., COO Michigan Auto Law. Hewitt says from 2015 to 2019 the number of pedestrian-involved car accidents has increased 16 percent. In the Detroit area alone there have been over 4,500 cases in the past five years. The most cases historically happening during October, designating it National Pedestrian Safety Month by the US Department of Transportation. Hewitt says, drivers and pedestrians should always stay vigilant. “There’s distractions for pedestrians, don’t assume that a car is going to stop for you,” he said. Anyone with information on this fatal accident that occurred at 23 Mile and Schoenherr is asked to contact Shelby Township Police at 586-731-2121. © 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Michigan Reports 903 New Covid-19 Cases, 22 Deaths TuesdayMICHIGAN (CBS DETROIT) - The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced 903 coronavirus cases in the state and an additional 22 deaths Tuesday. The deaths announced Tuesday includes seven deaths identified during a Vital Records review. This brings the state total of COVID-19 cases to 129,826 and 6,838 deaths as of Oct. 6.
24 New School Covid-19 Outbreaks Reported In Michigan(CBS DETROIT) – At least 24 new school Covid-19 outbreaks are being reported in Michigan, including two in Detroit. Holy Redeemer Grade School in Detroit is reporting 11 coronavirus cases. Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is also reporting four cases at Lutheran Westland High school in Metro Detroit. Several universities and colleges remain the biggest institutions for coronavirus outbreaks. © 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Gov. Whitmer Signs Bill Allowing Clerks Extra Time To Process Absentee BallotsGov. Gretchen Whitmer held a press conference Tuesday to provide an update to voting in November's general election and sign a bill to help ensure every vote is counted in the upcoming election. The bill allows clerks in certain cities or townships to begin processing absentee ballots prior to election day. It would also provide that clerks will notify voters of any reason their vote won’t be counted within 48 hours. Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and Delta Township Clerk Mary Clark also joined Whitmer during the press conference to discuss voting opportunities. Benson said Michiganders can be confident that their votes "will count and the results of our elections will be an accurate reflection of the will of the people." "While it falls short of providing the relief clerks have asked for, Senate Bill 757 is a small step in the right direction to allow some clerks additional hours to open envelopes and prepare ballots to be tabulated on Election Day," said Benson. Clark thanked the governor and Benson for their "leadership during this year’s unprecedented election." “This critical legislation will give Michigan Clerks the support we need during undoubtedly the most important election of our careers. Myself and Clerks across the state are committed to ensuring the integrity and accuracy of this election.” The bill Whitmer signed Tuesday would amend the Michigan Election Law to allow clerks in cities or townships with a population of at least 25,000 to perform certain absent voter ballot pre-processing activities prior to Election Day, as long as they give notice of that action to the Secretary of State at least 20 days before Election Day. The provision would only be applied for the Nov. 3, 2020 general election.
MDHHS Mask Mandate Draws Support And Criticism(CBS DETROIT) – Just days after the Michigan Supreme Court dropped Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s executive orders on Covid-19 protections, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services stepped in with a new mandate requiring mask in public or face civil charges. The MDHHS order places limits on indoor and outdoor events and pushes businesses to enforce customers to wear masks. The rule also applies to students and athletes. “You should keep requiring folks to wear masks as you have been doing. It’s the right thing to do. It saves lives. It’s also the law and you should also continue to honor the capacity limits. They are important so that we don’t have crowds that can spread covid,” said Robert Gordon, MDHHS director. LaShonda Finley is the owner of Almost Friday Fashion Boutique in Southfield. She says the health department’s mandate is good for business because it will help keep her customers and employees safe. “That was a great idea. It shows that they are looking out for the people of Michigan. Making sure that everyone is having that layer of protection. Because like I said the numbers are going up and we have to, have to put health first,” she said. But not everyone is on board with the order. Opponents say it’s an over reach that infringes on civil liberties. Sen. Mike Shirkey took his grievances to Twitter stating that the highest court in the state was clear in their ruling and the governor is breaking the law by not working with the state legislature on the pandemic. As for now, MDHHS officials say violators of the order can be fined up to $1,000 and charged with a misdemeanor. © 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.