Local 4 News at 6 — Sept. 1, 2021

>> Devin: THE DRIVER OF THIS >> Devin: THE DRIVER OF THIS WHITE CAR THOUGHT THEY HAD DEFUSED A ROAD RAGE SITUATION AND THE OTHER GUY WAS FAR FROMFINISHED. >> Kim: A HOPEFUL PROTESTER RAISED HIS VOICE OVER A MAN SELLING MEDICAL MARIJUANA .>> Devin: BEAUMONTS TOP EXPERT >> Devin: BEAUMONTS TOP EXPERT ON INFECTIOUS DISEASE IS TALKING ABOUT WHAT HAS HIM SO CONCERNED.THE NUMBERS SHOW A STEADY CLIMB. THE NUMBERS SHOW A STEADY CLIMB. >> Kim: THE STATE REPORTS NEARLY4 500 NEW CASES IN THE LAST 48 4500 NEW CASES IN THE LAST 48 Hours, AN AVERAGE OF 2247 CASES PER DAY, AND 90 ADDITIONALDEATHS, 36 FROM VITAL RECORDS. DEATHS, 36 FROM VITAL RECORDS. AT LEAST 65.9% HAVE RECEIVED AT LEAST ONE DOSE. >> Devin: THE CDC IS ADVISING UNVACCINATED PEOPLE TO AVOIDLABOR DAY TRAVEL. LABOR DAY TRAVEL. MICHIGANS RISING Lists IS WHY EXPERTS ARE CONCERNED ABOUT ANOTHER SPIKE AS WE HEAD INTOTHE FALL AND WINTER MONTHS. THE FALL AND WINTER MONTHS. >> Kim: WE Really HEARD FROM GOVERNOR WHITMER AS WELL, SHAWN. >> Shawn: KIMBERLY, WE JUST DID HEAR FROM GOVERNOR WHITMER MOMENTS AGO AND SHE REITERATEDNO IN-SCHOOL MASK MANDATE FROM NO IN-SCHOOL MASK MANDATE FROM HER OR THE STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT AND LEAVING IT TO THE LOCAL LEVEL .>> AT THIS JUNCTURE, WEVE SEENPUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENTS PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENTS WORKING WITH SCHOOLS, ABOUT 60% OF OUR STUDENTS ARE IN THE DISTRICTS THAT REQUIRE MASKS AND HOPEFUL THAT NUMBER CONTINUES TOGROW. >> Shawn: THE DOCTOR IS CONCERNED THAT ANOTHER COVID WAVE COULD BE COMING WITH KIDSBACK TO SCHOOL AND UNVACCINATED BACK TO SCHOOL AND UNVACCINATED CASES ARE GOING UP. >> I DO THINK THE NUMBER COULD BE WORSE.WEVE BEEN LUCKY TO HAVE SOME WEVE BEEN LUCKY TO HAVE SOME GOOD LATE NIGHT WEATHER AND PEOPLE ARE OUTSIDE. WHEN THEY MOVE INSIDE, I Consider WE COULD Ascertain ANOTHER SURGE .>> Shawn: A Time AGO, THE STATE MANDATED MASKS, AND HE SAYS VACCINES AND MASK WORK. >> OF COURSE, I SUPPORT WEARINGA MASK. A MASK. IM AN INFECTIOUS DISEASE PHYSICIAN AND I DONT WANT IT TO REPLICATE. IT CAN CONTINUE TO MUTATE INTOLESS FRIENDLY VERSIONS OF ITSELF LESS FRIENDLY VERSIONS OF ITSELF THAT COULD BE MORE TRANSMISSIBLE AND POTENTIALLY MORE DEADLY. >> Shawn: TWO MORE Slice OFNEWS: THE GOVERNOR ALSO SAID NEWS: THE GOVERNOR ALSO SAID SHE DOES NOT ANTICIPATE THE STATE EXTENDING UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS. HE SAID ACROSS THE BEAUMONTHEALTH SYSTEM, 8 Infirmaries, 150 Health care system, 8 HOSPITALS, 150 COVID PATIENTS RIGHT NOW MOST OF WHICH ARE NOT VACCINATED. THE 150 NUMBER IS TRICKY BECAUSE OF STAFFING ISSUES.SHAWN LEY, LOCAL 4. SHAWN LEY, LOCAL 4. >> Devin: ANOTHER Instance OF ROAD RAGE ESCALATES THIS TIME ON THE STREETS OF WYANDOTTE. THIS WAS AUGUST 28. A MAN TOOK A BASEBALL BAT TO THEOTHER MANS CAR. OTHER MANS CAR. JASON COLTHORP HAS THE VIDEO. >> Jason: THIS Gamblings INTO THE NARRATIVE WEVE SEEN OVER THE LAST YEAR AND A HALF.PEOPLE UNABLE TO CONTROL THEIR PEOPLE UNABLE TO CONTROL THEIR ANGER AND LET THINGS GO AND THAT LOOKS LIKE THE CASE HERE AGAIN.POLICE NEED YOUR HELP TOIDENTIFY THIS MAN. IDENTIFY THIS MAN. IT BEGAN ON THE ROAD. WYANDOTTE POLICE SAID ONE MAN WAS UPSET BECAUSE THE GUY WAS DRIVING TOO SLOW FOR HIS LIKING AND FOLLOWED HIM INTO THE BIGBOY PARKING LOT. BOY PARKING LOT. >> THEY EXCHANGED Messages AND HE GRABBED A CAR FROM HIS BASEBALL BAT. THE VICTIM DID NOT BACK DOWN AND CONTINUED TO EXCHANGE WORDS WITHTHE SUSPECT AND CAUSED THE THE SUSPECT AND CAUSED THE SUSPECT TO KIND OF CALL HIS BLUFF. SO HE GOT BACK IN HIS CAR AND TOOK OFF! >> Jason: THINGS WERE ABOUT TOESCALATE. >> HE Croaks INSIDE THE RESTAURANT AND SHORTLY AFTER THAT, WHEN HERES OUT OF SIGHT, THE SUSPECTRETURNS. >> Jason: RETURNS AND GRABS THE AFOREMENTIONED BASEBALL BAT AND TAKES AIM AT THE OTHER MANS CAR.THE FIRST SWING APPEARS TO BE AMISS AND THEN STRIKE TWO. MISS AND THEN STRIKE TWO. BUT THE THIRD SWING BASHES THE DRIVERS SIDE WINDOW OUT. >> IF SOMEONE FINDS THEMSELVES IN A SITUATION LIKE THIS, CALLPOLICE. IF ITS TO THE POINT WHERE ITS CAUSING SOMEONE TO DRIVE ERRATIC AND CAN ESCALATE, CALL THE POLICE. WE HAVE TO LET THINGS ROLL OFFUS AND DO A BETTER JOB AS A US AND DO A BETTER JOB AS A SOCIETY OF CONTROLLING OUR OWN EMOTIONS. >> Jason: CLEARLY, YEAH.THE MAN APPEARS TO BE IN HIS THE MAN APPEARS TO BE IN HIS 30 s, A MUSTACHE, A BLACK SEDAN WITH CHROME TRIM AND CHROME HANDLES.IF YOU CAN HELP IDENTIFY HIM, IF YOU CAN HELP IDENTIFY HIM, CALL WYANDOTTE POLICE. >> Kim: PENTAGON OFFICIALS SAID THEY WILL STUDY THE 20 -YEAR WAR AND THE RUSH TO END IT, FORYEARS. >> WE WILL DO WHAT WE ALWAYS DO, TO LOOK AT OURSELVES AND DOAFTER-ACTION REVIEWS AND WE AFTER-ACTION REVIEWS AND WE WANNA MAKE SURE THAT, UH, WE LEARN EVERY LESSON THAT CAN BE LEARNED .>> THIS IS TOUGH STUFF. Combat IS WARD. ITS VICIOUS. ITS BRUTAL, ITSUNFORGIVING. WE ALL THAT HAVE PAIN AND ANGER, AND WHEN WE Realize WHAT HAS UNFOLDED IN THE LAST 20 YEARSAND THE LAST 20 Epoches, IT Makes AND THE LAST 20 Dates, IT Establishes PAIN AND ANGER. >> Kim: THE LATEST ON AMERICANS AND ALLIES LEFT BEHIND ON “NBCNIGHTLY NEWS” WITH LESTER HOLT. NIGHTLY NEWS” WITH LESTER HOLT. >> Devin: THIS IS RUDY GAMMO. HE IS SERVING TIME ON ADRUG-RELATED CHARGE WITH DRUG-RELATED CHARGE WITH CONTROVERSY BEHIND IT AND RICK WERSHE WAS PROTESTING ON GAMMOS BEHALF. >> Larry: EVERYONE KNOWS OR AT LEAST HEARD OF THE STORY OFWHITE BOY RICK.WHITE BOY RICK. HE IS OUT OF PRISON AND STILL USING HIS STORY TO HELP FIGHT THE JUSTICE SYSTEM AND HELP OTHERS. ONE OF THOSE MEN, HIS NAME ISRUDY. >> I DONT THINK PEOPLE ARE AWARE OF THEIR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS, SO IT WAS FITTING THEFWLAND WE CREATED. FWLAND WE CREATED. >> Larry: HE IS TALKING ABOUT HIS PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CANNABIS COMPANY CALLED THE EIGHTH.AND THE EIGHTH IS YOUR EIGHTH AND THE EIGHTH IS YOUR EIGHTH AMENDMENT, WHICH BANS CRUEL AND UNUSUAL PUNISHMENT, EXCESSIVE BAIL. AND WE ALL HAVE CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS, BUT A LOT OF TIMESTHEYRE VIOLATED. THEYRE VIOLATED. >> Larry: RICK DID YEARS IN PRISON ON DRUG-RELATED CHARGES AND MANY SAY HIS SENTENCE WAS EXCESSIVE. >> WHEN I WAS 17 YEARS OWED, MY BAIL WAS $300,000. NOT 10%. NOT 10%. I HAD TO PAY $ 300,000. >> Larry: HE IS USING HIS VOICETO HELP OTHERS IN A SIMILAR TO HELP OTHERS IN A SIMILAR SITUATION.WEDNESDAY, SUPPORTERS OF GAMMO GATHERED OUTSIDE THE COURTHOUSE, ACCUSED OF OPERATING A DISPENSARY BACK IN 2018 BEFORE VOTERS VOTED TO LEGALIZE ADULT USE. HIS SENTENCE IS 5 1/2 YEARS INPRISON. >> IM HERE UNDER THE PANDEMIC, AND EVERYONE ELSE IS DOING THE SAME THING THAT I DID YEARS AGO, AND IM PAYING THE PRICE FOR IT. MY FAMILY ARE MY VICTIMS. MY FAMILY IS STRUGGLING WITHOUTME. MY SON HAS LEUKEMIA. EVEN IF I HAVE TO STAY HERE, AS LONG AS I KNOW IVE GOT THOSE PEOPLE SUPPORTING ME, I CANTASK FOR NOTHING MORE. ASK FOR NOTHING MORE. >> Larry: HIS ATTORNEY BARTON MORRIS TELLS ME THE OAK COUNTY PROSECUTOR HAS AGREED WITH THE MOTION TO GET HIM OUT OF PRISON BUT RECENTLY A JUDGE DENIED THAT MOTION, SO HIS ATTORNEY TELLS ME TODAY THEY FILED ANOTHER MOTION TO RECONSIDER. WERE LIVE TONIGHT, LARRY SPRUILL, LOCAL 4. >> Kim: Strength IS BACK FOR PARTS OF NEW ORLEANS WHILE CREWS WORK TO RETURN FOUR HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS IN LOUISIANA. AROUND 1 MILLION HOMES ANDBUSINESSES REMAIN WITHOUT POWER, BUSINESSES REMAIN WITHOUT POWER, AND HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY MORE THAN 600,000 DONT HAVE RUNNING WATER.LONG LINES AT Storages AND GAS LONG LINES AT STORES AND GAS STATIONS CONTINUED TODAY.THE DEATH TOLL ROSE TO SIXTH AFTER A LOUISIANA WOMAN WASFOUND DROWNED AND A MAN WAS FOUND DROWNED AND A MAN WAS FOUND IN A FLOODED APARTMENT COMPLEX. >> Devin: TODAY, THE MICHIGAN HUMANE GATHERED THE BEST TRAINED AND MOST EXPERIENCED TEAMMEMBERS AND SENT THEM TO NEW MEMBERS AND SENT THEM TO NEW ORLEANS TO HELP WITH HURRICANE IDA, TOO.ROD WAS THERE FOR THE SEND-OFF. ROD WAS THERE FOR THE SEND-OFF. >> Rod: WHAT THE HUMANE SOCIETY DISCOVERED DURING HURRICANE IDA, PEOPLE WERE WILLING TO FOREGO THEIR OWN HEALTH AND SAFETY TO MAKE SURE THEIR PETS WERE OKAY, SO THEY GATHERED SPECIALIZED TEAMS AND THEYRE GOING TO WORKNOW BECAUSE OF IDA. NOW BECAUSE OF IDA. >> THIS IS THE S. S. SCRUFFY. >> Rod: HE Collected IN DETROIT AT THE MICHIGAN HUMANEHEADQUARTERS WITH ALL THE GEAR.HEADQUARTERS WITH ALL THE GEAR. THIS RED-SHIRTED CREW TRAINS ALL YEAR LONG FOR EVENTS LIKE THESE. >> THIS IS THE EQUIPMENT WE WOULD HAVE IN THE WATER .>> Rod: THEYRE GOING TO A CITY >> Rod: THEYRE GOING TO A CITY BUILT UNDERWATER THAT IS NOW FULLY UNDERWATER. PET SHOWS US THAT SPECIALIZED EQUIPMENT. >> THEY HAVE TO BE Specially FITTED.HE IS NOT A SMALL MAN, AND HELL HE IS NOT A SMALL MAN, AND HELL BE HERE TO HELP LOCALLY BUT RIGHT NOW HELL BE GEARED FULLY UP. THE PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT VEST, HELMET, EVERYTHING THEY MILDNEED. >> Rod: THEY HAVE A RESCUE BOAT AND WILL BUY GAS BEFORE GOING INTO THE HARDEST-HIT STORM ZONE. >> THE COURAGE THAT THEY SHOWAND THE PASSION THEY SHOW TO GO AND THE PASSION THEY SHOW TO GO DO THIS.THIS IS NOT WITHOUT RISK. THEY WILL BE Entirely SELF-CONTAINED. IN TERMS OF THE BOAT, THEY HAVETO BRING ALL OF OUR OWN GAS WITH TO BRING ALL OF OUR OWN GAS WITH US AND ANYTHING WE MIGHT NEED. WE DONT KNOW WHAT THE INFRASTRUCTURE WILL LOOK LIKE WHEN WE GET THERE.EVERY EQUIPMENT FROM SHELTERING EVERY EQUIPMENT FROM SHELTERING IN PLACE TO HANDLING ANIMALS. >> Rod: THIS IS GOING TO BE A FAIRLY QUICK TRIP AND TAKES A COUPLE OF DAYS TO DRIVE TO LOUISIANA. THEYLL SPEND 6 Epoches ON THEGROUND HELPING OUT SETTING GROUND HELPING OUT SETTING THINGS UP AND DRIVING BACK N DETROIT, ROD MELONI, LOCAL 4. >> Kim: AHEAD HERE AT 6:00, TEAMUSA ISNT DONE YET. USA ISNT DONE YET. WELL HEAR FROM THE FAMILIES OF LOCAL PARALYMPIANS, AND ITS ASPORT FEW HAVE HEARD ABOUT.SPORT FEW HAVE HEARD ABOUT. >> Devin: Makes CHECK IN WITH ANDREW. >> Andrew: GOOD WEATHER NOT LETTING UP YET. BEAUTIFUL BLUE SKIES, 76 Severities, AND TEMPERATURES IN THE DEGREES, AND TEMPERATURES IN THE 70 s NOW AND COOLS OFF INTO THE 60 s BY GAMES END OVER ATCOMERICA PARK. COMERICA PARK. HOW LOW DOES IT GO TONIGHT? THATS COMING UP. >> Devin: LAST Year, REMEMBER THE EMERGENCY ALERT THAT WAS SENT TO PRETTY MUCH EVERYONES CELL PHONE ACROSS THE STATE OFMICHIGAN ?.

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