Southfield Faces $50M Lawsuit After Woman Found Alive In Funeral Home(CBS DETROIT) – The city of Southfield is facing a $50 million lawsuit in the wrongful death declaration of a woman. Four paramedics who were at the home of Timesha Beauchamp are also being sued. RELATED LINK: State: Southfield Paramedic Misled Doc About 'Dead' Woman The family's attorney says Beauchamp has been in the hospital since August. He also says she suffered brain damage from the lack of oxygen while inside of a body bag. © 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
2 Men Facing Federal Charges Turn Themselves In For Robocalls(CBS DETROIT) – Two men facing charges stemming from voter suppressing robocalls turned themselves in. Jack Burkman and Jacob Wohl both could spend at least 12 years in prison if convicted. More than 12,000 robocalls to Detroit voters falsely warned If they voted by mail, their information would be given to police and collection agencies. Attorney General Dana Nessel announced the charges last week. © 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Biden Speaks Out Against Trump On Whitmer PlotCW50 NEWS DETNWS
Anti-Defamation League Militia GroupsCW50 NEWS DETNWS
Plot Against WhitmerCW50 NEWS DETNWS
Sam's Club Hiring At Least 2,000 Permanent Full-Time Positions(CBS DETROIT) – Sam's club is going on a hiring spree. The big box retailer says it wants to bring on 2,000 permanent full-time workers to prepare for the holiday rush. The positions would be in its fulfillment and distribution centers. For more information, visit here. © 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Ruby Tuesday Files For Bankruptcy, Most Workers Furloughed Due To Pandemic(CBS DETROIT) – Longtime restaurant chain Ruby Tuesday is filing for bankruptcy. The Tennessee restaurant chain will permanently shut down 185 of its locations, which are already temporarily closed due to the pandemic. Ruby Tuesday currently has 7,300 employees, with most of them being furloughed. The chain operates four locations in Metro Detroit. © 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Wolfgang Puck Closed, MGM Detroit Announces D.Prime Steakhouse As Replacement(CBS DETROIT) – MGM Detroit is replacing the restaurant of a famous celebrity chef. Wolfgang Puck's steak restaurant is now closed after eight years in Detroit. The casino says D. Prime Steakhouse will be the high-end replacement. Due to Covid-19 restrictions casinos in Detroit are only open at partial capacity. Puck still has restaurants open at other MGM properties in Las Vegas. © 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Unemployment Update: State Benefits Under Review After Whitmer Ruling(CBS DETROIT) – 840,000 jobless claims were filed last week according to the Labor Department. This comes after President Donald Trump reversed a decision to halt negotiations on a new stimulus bill. In Michigan, nearly 16,000 unemployment claims were filed last week. This comes as state unemployment benefits are under review amid Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's emergency powers being stripped. © 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Michigan Reports 1,197 New Covid-19 Cases, 22 Deaths ThursdayMICHIGAN (CBS DETROIT) - The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced 1,197 coronavirus cases in the state and an additional 22 deaths Thursday. The deaths announced Thursday includes 20 deaths identified during a Vital Records review. This brings the state total of COVID-19 cases to 132,039 and 6,869 deaths as of Oct. 8. 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.
What To Expect When Emagine Movie Theaters Re-Opens Friday(CBS DETROIT) - Movie Theaters are getting ready and set to reopen Friday, but don’t expect things to look as they did before the shutdown. There’s nothing like the smell of hot popcorn popping to put you in the mood for a good movie theater flick. And after being deprived of this for months, families in Southeast Michigan can once again, enjoy the movies. “This has been a long time coming and we know that there are avid movie goers who can wait to come back,” Paul Glantz, co-Founder chairman Emagine Theaters. Glantz says, movie-goers will still get the best theater experience while saying safe in this Covid era. “There will be a lot of social distancing, folks will be wearing masks. What’s most important is when they go into the auditorium they’re going to find that there are two vacant recliners between unrelated parties,” he said. Glantz says customers are able to order tickets online for a touchless experience, and will soon be able to pre-order concessions on the app that will be delivered directly to your seat. “Come on back and once you come back you’ll see that its safe and you’ll enjoy it” Sit back, relax, turn off our cell phones, and enjoy the show,” said Glantz. For the next week, frontline workers and their significant others will be able to see movies for free at Emagine Theaters. © 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Northville Police Seek Suspect After Skateboarder Killed In Hit-And-Run(CBS DETROIT) – A reward to find the person who hit and killed a Northville skateboarder is now up to $15,000. In early September, 20-year-old Dominic Duhn was hit by a vehicle near Sheldon and Six Mile Road. Northville police say the vehicle involved in the incident likely has heavy windshield damage. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Northville police at 248-349-9400 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP. © 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
2 Men Facing Federal Charges Turn Themselves In For Robocalls(CBS DETROIT) – Two men facing charges stemming from voter suppressing robocalls turned themselves in. Jack Burkman and Jacob Wohl both could spend at least 12 years in prison if convicted. More than 12,000 robocalls to Detroit voters falsely warned If they voted by mail, their information would be given to police and collection agencies. Attorney General Dana Nessel announced the charges last week. © 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Whitmer On Foiled Militia Plot: 'I Knew This Job Would Be Hard ... I Never Could've Imagined Anything Like This'(CBS DETROIT) - Gov. Gretchen Whitmer delivered remarks Thursday afternoon after the news of a militia group plotted to kidnap her. According to the complaint, the alleged plot included plans to overthrow several state governments that the suspects "believe are violating the US Constitution."  The federal government has charged six people in the plot to kidnap the governor. The state has also charged seven with ties to the plot and officials say all 13 are in custody. Attorney General Dana Nessel said Thursday when she announced charges, that the group was made up of members or associates of the militia group Wolverine Watchmen. Whitmer said Thursday when she took her oath 22 months ago, she knew the job would be hard, but never imagined anything like this. "I want to start by saying thank you to law enforcement. Thank you to the fearless FBI agents. And thank you to the brave Michigan State Police troopers who participated in this operation – acting under the leadership of Col. Joe Gasper," said Whitmer. I also want to thank Attorney General Nessel and US Attorneys Birge and Schneider and their teams for pursuing criminal charges that hopefully will lead to convictions, bringing these sick and depraved men to justice."  The governor also added this year has been a hard year for everyone. "2020 has been a hard year for all of us. Hard for our doctors and nurses. Truck drivers and grocery store workers. It’s been hard for teachers and students and parents. Hard for those who have had to stay isolated to stay safe. And it’s not over yet. But here’s what I know: we are Michiganders. We have grit. We have a heart. And we are tough as hell," she said. RELATED LINK: Six Men Charged In A Plot To Kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer Whitmer made it a point to reiterate that "we are not one another's enemy, (the coronavirus) is our enemy." "This enemy is relentless. It doesn’t care if you’re a Republican or a Democrat. Young or old. Rich or poor," she said.  On Thursday, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced 1,197 coronavirus cases in the state and an additional 22 deaths. RELATED LINK: Michigan Reports 1,197 New Covid-19 Cases, 22 Deaths Thursday During her press conference the governor also expressed concern, circling back to remarks made by President Donald Trump in the first presidential debate when he resisted condemning white supremacists and told the Proud Boys to "stand back and stand by." "So let me say this loud and clear: hatred, bigotry, and violence have no place in the great state of Michigan. If you break the law or conspire to commit heinous acts of violence against anyone – we will find you, we will hold you accountable and we will bring you to justice," said Whitmer. Lastly, Whitmer encouraged Michiganders to continue wearing their masks, washing their hands, and practice social distancing. "As your governor, I will never stop doing everything in my power to keep you and your family safe. You don’t have to agree with me. But I do ask one thing: never forget that we are all in this together. Let’s show a little kindness. And a lot more empathy. Give one another some grace. And let’s take care of each other. Wear your mask. Stay six feet apart. Wash your hands frequently. And look out for your neighbors. We are Michiganders. I know we can get through this. We will get through this. So let’s get through it together." said Whitmer. © 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Survey Of Most Expensive Hotel Cities: Sacramento Tops, Detroit Comes In At No. 12(CBS DETROIT) – If you're planning a trip for some time this year, you might want to check hotel prices now. A new survey by CheapHotels.org finds the average hotel price has changed for most cities due to the pandemic. Sacramento comes in as the most expensive city, followed by Cincinnati and Phoenix. Detroit comes in at No. 12 in the country, about $104 per night for the cheapest double room in a 3-star hotel. © 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Eddie Van Halen Passed Tuesday at the Age of 65(CBS Detroit) - Eddie Van Halen, passed away Tuesday at the age of 65. Van Halen's son, Wolf Van Halen said, "I can't believe I'm having to write that Edward Lodewijk Van Han Halen, lost his long and arduous battle with cancer this morning." Sources say he died at St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica surrounded by his wife, Janie, his son, Wolfgang and and his bandmate/ brother Alex. Doctors say Eddie's throat cancer spread to his brain and the rest of his body. © 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Moderna Slows Vaccine Trials To Include More Diversity With Black, Latino And Native Americans(CBS DETROIT) – Moderna is slowing its late stage vaccine trials to include more diversity. According to Reuters, the company is trying to include more Black, Latino, and Native Americans. As of mid-September Black Americans made up only seven percent of volunteers. Experts say that number should be closer to 13 percent to represent the national make-up. © 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Southwest Airlines Is Cutting Pay For Some Workers To Avoid Layoffs(CBS DETROIT) – Southwest airlines is cutting pay for some workers to avoid layoffs. The airline says it will cut pay by 10 percent for non-union workers. CEO Gary Kelly is also giving up his base salary through 2021. Southwest is asking unions to agree to pay cuts in order to avoid more furloughs. © 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Stimulus Check Latest: Timeline For When Americans Could Receive Next PaymentA second round of stimulus checks would help prop up the sagging U.S. economy. But Democrats and Republicans couldn't agree on a deal that would make those stimulus payments and additional unemployment aid a reality. Then, on Tuesday, President Trump "instructed my representatives to stop negotiating until after the election." So stimulus checks would have to wait until at least November, if not longer. Or not... Later Tuesday, President Trump expressed support for a standalone bill issuing $1,200 stimulus checks to Americans.
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.

Search Video