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News From Around Detroit
- Sterling Heights police officer on leave in racist Facebook post investigationby Detroit Free Press (GANNETT Syndication Service)
Sterling Heights Police opened the investigation Tuesday, after WXYZ approached them.
- Family fights back after dad, drug ringleader is sent back to prison 2 weeks after releaseby Detroit Free Press (GANNETT Syndication Service)
John Bass, 51, formed and led a drug trafficking operation called the Dog Pound from 1989 to 1997. He was granted a compassionate release in January.
- Sportsmen, lawmakers to state wildlife managers: Allow Michigan wolf hunting, trappingby Detroit Free Press (GANNETT Syndication Service)
"There is no scientifically or ethically viable justification to kill wolves," the director of a leading Michigan wolf hunt opposition group said.
- Feds looking into drug pipeline from Detroit to North Dakotaby Detroit Free Press (GANNETT Syndication Service)
Federal authorities said they are investigating a drug pipeline that involves moving the powerful opioid fentanyl from Detroit to North Dakota.
- Senate bill strips race, wealth as factors for COVID-19 vaccine distributionby Detroit Free Press (GANNETT Syndication Service)
Despite health experts indicating many factors are important when weighing vaccine distribution, Republicans said the criterion could harm older residents.
- Military begins delivering vaccines in Texas, New York
The U.S. military is beginning to deliver shots at coronavirus vaccination centers in Texas and New York and says service members will start staffing four centers in Florida and one in Philadelphia next week.
- Facebook says it will pay $1 billion over 3 years to news industry
News companies want Google and Facebook to pay for the news are on their platforms. Governments in Europe and Australia are increasingly sympathetic to this point of view.
- News Wrap: FDA reports Johnson & Johnson vaccine is effective against COVID symptoms
In our news wrap Wednesday, the Food and Drug Administration reported Johnson & Johnson's COVID vaccine is 66-percent effective against moderate and severe symptoms, President Biden's attempt to halt most immigrant deportations for 100 days is on hold, and a former staffer for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo escalates her claims of sexual assault.