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Simple act of kindness: student pays off school lunch debt
 
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Simple act of kindness: student pays off school lunch debt You hear a lot about bullying and other social problems in schools. But it just takes one student to make a difference. Today, we honor third grader Cayden Taipalus as Detroit 2020 Person of the Week. The 8-year-old is a student at Challenger Elementary in Howell. Cayden has been collecting donations and taking bottles back to help pay off school lunch debt for some of the students at his elementary school. Cayden first had the idea for the cause when he witnessed one of his friends get denied a hot lunch because he didn't have enough money on his account. If students don't have money, the school will provide an alternate lunch, but Cayden knows that every student feels better when they have a few dollars in their lunch account. Full Story at WXYZ: http://www.wxyz.com/news/8-yo-helps-pay-off-students-school-lunch-debt
Water picture leads to teen's school suspension
 
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A picture of a problem with the water in her school led to the suspension of a high school student. ◂ WXYZ 7 Action News is metro Detroit's leading source for breaking news, weather warnings, award-winning investigative reports, sports and entertainment. WXYZ 7 Action News is Detroit's breaking news and weather leader. Channel 7 - on-air, online at WXYZ.com and always Taking Action for You. For more download the WXYZ mobile app: iPhone: http://bit.ly/iOS-wxyz Android: http://bit.ly/wxyzplay
New police body camera video shows Detroit police officers clash in botched drug raid
 
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Five people were in the Buick SUV when it crashed into a bridge on I-94. Video footage shows the drug raid where Detroit police officers from two precincts got into a violent confrontation with one another.
Charlie Bothuell testifies in court hearing
 
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Charlie Bothuell testified today in a court hearing for his father. ◂ WXYZ 7 Action News is metro Detroit's leading source for breaking news, weather warnings, award-winning investigative reports, sports and entertainment. WXYZ 7 Action News is Detroit's breaking news and weather leader. Channel 7 - on-air, online at WXYZ.com and always Taking Action for You. For more download the WXYZ mobile app: iPhone: http://bit.ly/iOS-wxyz Android: http://bit.ly/wxyzplay
Pay child support for a kid that is not yours or go to jail
 
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DETROIT (WXYZ) - The state told a Detroit man: Pay child support for a kid that is not yours or go to jail! On Friday, 7 Action News went with him as he turned himself in at the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice. “I stayed up all night. Couldn’t sleep thinking about it,” said Carnell Alexander. Carnell says no matter what the state orders, he won’t pay child support for a child he doesn’t know and that DNA tests prove isn’t his. “I haven’t even had a chance to speak to him except for one time when we took a DNA test,” said Carnell. This is a case that started in the late eighties. An ex-girlfriend of Carnell’s had a baby. She needed help providing for the child. She was told that in order to get welfare she had to name a dad on paperwork. She put down Carnell’s name. The state then started a paternity case against Carnell to collect money for the assistance provided. A process server turned in paperwork saying Carnell was given notice at a house in Highland Park. It is something the Michigan Department of Corrections says is impossible. At the time, Carnell was incarcerated for a crime he committed as a young man. Carnell says he would find out about the paternity action in 1991 when he was arrested for being a deadbeat dad during a traffic stop. He has been fighting it since. Full story at WXYZ http://www.wxyz.com/news/region/detroit/detroit-man-turns-himself-in-after-not-paying-child-support-fo-a-child-that-is-not-his ◂ WXYZ 7 Action News is metro Detroit's leading source for breaking news, weather warnings, award-winning investigative reports, sports and entertainment. WXYZ 7 Action News is Detroit's breaking news and weather leader. Channel 7 - on-air, online at WXYZ.com and always Taking Action for You. For more download the WXYZ mobile app: iPhone: http://bit.ly/iOS-wxyz Android: http://bit.ly/wxyzplay
Teen caught smiling during sentencing in murder of Ann Arbor student
 
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Teen caught smiling during sentencing in murder of Ann Arbor student
Powerful video: Sister of victim speaks at sentencing of
 
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The sister of Ashley Conaway speaks at the sentencing of Brandon Cain, one of four men implicated in the murder of her 22-year-old sister and 18-year-old Abreeya Brown of Hamtramck.
Olympic gold medalist Jordyn Wieber speaks at Nassar sentencing
 
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Olympic gold medalist and Michigan native Jordyn Wieber spoke at the sentencing for Larry Nassar on Friday in court. Wieber, 22, was one of more than 80 people who are expected to give an impact statement as victims of Nassar. Friday was day four of the impact statements, with sentencing expected to come next week. Aly Raisman was also in the courtoom and expected to give her impact statement on Friday.
Local powerlifter lifts vehicle off man trapped underneath after accident
 
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A local power lifter is being hailed as a real life super hero, after his quick actions helped save a man pinned under a rolled over vehicle. Ryan Belcher, works out and trains at the gym 5 days a week. It’s his life, and a place he credits for giving him extra strength on a day he needed it the most.
Hungry Howie's delivery driver shows off insane piano skills at Sterling Heights home
 
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A family in Sterling Heights ordered a pizza for dinner, but were treated to both dinner and a show. Julie Varchetti said her husband ordered Hungry Howie's Pizza for dinner Wednesday night for their family.  When the pizza delivery driver Bryce arrived, he noticed the family's piano and asked if he could play.
12 year old saves mom having hypoglycemic attack while driving
 
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12 year old saves mom having hypoglycemic attack while driving ◂ WXYZ 7 Action News is metro Detroit's leading source for breaking news, weather warnings, award-winning investigative reports, sports and entertainment. WXYZ 7 Action News is Detroit's breaking news and weather leader. Channel 7 - on-air, online at WXYZ.com and always Taking Action for You. For more download the WXYZ mobile app: iPhone: http://bit.ly/iOS-wxyz Android: http://bit.ly/wxyzplay
Attorney: White women repeatedly called police on client for 'Gardening while black' in Detroit
 
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"They, strictly, thought their so-called white privilege was gonna work this time and it didn't," said Marc Peeples who was acquitted in a directed verdict in a case where three women, who are white, accused Peeples, who is black, of stalking them.
Girl who cannot speak breaks her silence with song
 
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Girl who cannot speak breaks her silence with song
Kitten crashes TV reporter Nima Shaffe's live shot
 
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When it comes to live television, you've got to be ready for anything! An adorable kitten decided to crash WXYZ reporter Nima Shaffe's live shot this morning in Washtenaw County. Our new furry friend could be heard meowing during the live report. Soon after, Shaffe and videographer Andy Zaremba started taking photos and video of the kitten hanging around. Big thanks to the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office and the Huron Valley Humane Society. They are going to help find a new home for the kitten we've named WXYZ. More here: http://www.wxyz.com/news/video-kitten-crashes-wxyz-reporters-live-shot ◂ WXYZ 7 Action News is metro Detroit's leading source for breaking news, weather warnings, award-winning investigative reports, sports and entertainment. WXYZ 7 Action News is Detroit's breaking news and weather leader. Channel 7 - on-air, online at WXYZ.com and always Taking Action for You. For more download the WXYZ mobile app: iPhone: http://bit.ly/iOS-wxyz Android: http://bit.ly/wxyzplay
Know your rights in a Child Protective Services investigation
 
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Know your rights in a Child Protective Services investigation
Smokey Robinson sings to Aretha Franklin during her funeral
 
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Smokey Robinson sings to Aretha Franklin at her funeral.
Mother's mission to find missing daughter leads to shock and heartache
 
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Rosita Cage-Toaster never gave up hope that she'd find her missing daughter. She just never imagined that it would end with such a painful and startling surprise. "I never would have thought I'd be living this nightmare. This is hell," she says. That nightmare is one that Cage-Toaster has endured for almost 8 years.
Mitchelle Blair sentenced to life in prison
 
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Mitchelle Blair sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in the deaths of her two kids. ◂ WXYZ 7 Action News is metro Detroit's leading source for breaking news, weather warnings, award-winning investigative reports, sports and entertainment. WXYZ 7 Action News is Detroit's breaking news and weather leader. Channel 7 - on-air, online at WXYZ.com and always Taking Action for You. For more download the WXYZ mobile app: iPhone: http://bit.ly/iOS-wxyz Android: http://bit.ly/wxyzplay
Living cash only
 
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Living cash only
Squatter showdown heads to court
 
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A woman who was squatting in a Detroit home is in court today. ◂ WXYZ 7 Action News is metro Detroit's leading source for breaking news, weather warnings, award-winning investigative reports, sports and entertainment. WXYZ 7 Action News is Detroit's breaking news and weather leader. Channel 7 - on-air, online at WXYZ.com and always Taking Action for You. For more download the WXYZ mobile app: iPhone: http://bit.ly/iOS-wxyz Android: http://bit.ly/wxyzplay
Detroit's Most Wanted: Jaffar Tawfik
 
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Shots fired and a man nearly killed, all over delivering a paper. Police say the man responsible is still armed, and could be out for revenge.
Army veteran and his service dog kicked out of restaurant
 
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Army veteran and his service dog kicked out of restaurant. ◂ WXYZ 7 Action News is metro Detroit's leading source for breaking news, weather warnings, award-winning investigative reports, sports and entertainment. WXYZ 7 Action News is Detroit's breaking news and weather leader. Channel 7 - on-air, online at WXYZ.com and always Taking Action for You. For more download the WXYZ mobile app: iPhone: http://bit.ly/iOS-wxyz Android: http://bit.ly/wxyzplay
Men sentenced to life in Kamiya Fross murder
 
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Two men has been sentenced to life in prison for murdering 2-year-old Kamiya Gross from Inkster. ◂ WXYZ 7 Action News is metro Detroit's leading source for breaking news, weather warnings, award-winning investigative reports, sports and entertainment. WXYZ 7 Action News is Detroit's breaking news and weather leader. Channel 7 - on-air, online at WXYZ.com and always Taking Action for You. For more download the WXYZ mobile app: iPhone: http://bit.ly/iOS-wxyz Android: http://bit.ly/wxyzplay
Angry Judge tells convicted murderer "I hope you die in prison"
 
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JACKSON, Mich., (WXYZ) - If a judge could throw the book at a woman, he managed to do so on Wednesday. Not physically, but certainly by his stinging words. He had a lot of words for 31-year-old Camia Gamet, the woman convicted of killing her boyfriend Marcel Hill in March. Gamet claimed it was self defense and showed no remorse. A First Degree murder conviction by law meant she would get life behind bars. Still, while family members spoke she would only roll her eyes and laugh, but Jackson County Circuit Court Judge John McBain would have none of it. "You're gonna shut your mouth or I'm going to have some duct tape put on it," said Judge McBain. A jury convicted Gamet for stabbing and beating to death Hill. Her lawyer argued she acted in self defense, because she claimed she killed an unknown attacker in a dark room. The judge wasn't buying that and called it the worst cold-blooded murder he's ever seen. The prosecutor argued Gamet's actions were premeditated and deliberate. She stabbed Hill 11 times and had a history of violence against him. Hill told police in March of 2013 she hit him in the head with a hammer. Family members say justice was served and they hope a lesson was learned about how abuse can come in all forms no matter the gender.
Michigan law forces dads by default to pay child support
 
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Michigan law forces dads by default to pay child support
$66 million Mega Millions winner steps forward
 
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$66 million Mega Millions winner steps forward
Detroit Popeyes still closed after viral video; On-duty manager fired
 
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A Detroit Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen is still closed after a video purporting to show deplorable conditions inside the restaurant went viral on social media Tuesday morning. We're also told that the on-duty manager was fired as well as a team member. Orange cones are blocking the location on Gratiot Ave. near 7 Mile and uniformed employees are still inside, as well as inspectors with the city of Detroit's Building, Safety, Engineering and Environmental department.
Towed for no reason
 
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In a follow up to a 7 Action News investigation, Scott Lewis takes a deeper look at Larson's towing, a company many people say are towing their cars for no reason.
Sentencing in Hamtramck murders
 
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Four men have been sentenced in the murders of two Hamtramck women.
Marine surprises family just in time for Christmas
 
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Marine surprises family just in time for Christmas
WATCH: Jennifer Hudson performs 'Amazing Grace' at Aretha Franklin's funeral
 
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Grammy Award-winning singer Jennifer Hudson took the stage at Greater Grace Temple on Friday evening, hours after the start of the homegoing celebration for Aretha Franklin, to perform "Amazing Grace."
Gymnast says brother also victim of Larry Nassar
 
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Gymnast says brother also victim of Larry Nassar
Our paralyzed bride's surprise
 
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Our paralyzed bride's surprise
Squatters inside Detroit home being evicted
 
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Squatters inside Detroit home being evicted
A Warning In The Last Stages Of Lyme Disease
 
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A Warning In The Last Stages Of Lyme Disease
Woman finds "Help Me"note in underwear package
 
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A woman found a note that said "Help Me" in a underwear package that was shipped from the Philippines. ◂ WXYZ 7 Action News is metro Detroit's leading source for breaking news, weather warnings, award-winning investigative reports, sports and entertainment. WXYZ 7 Action News is Detroit's breaking news and weather leader. Channel 7 - on-air, online at WXYZ.com and always Taking Action for You. For more download the WXYZ mobile app: iPhone: http://bit.ly/iOS-wxyz Android: http://bit.ly/wxyzplay
Exclusive: Cops Caught on Tape
 
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Only Action News has an audio recording linked to the Michigan State Police Officer just charged by the Attorney General.
Michigan couple says ghost seen on nanny cam scratched infant daughter
 
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It’s a video of the unknown that is posing many questions – What is it? Is it real? And what is it doing there?
5th grader catches Elon Musk's attention
 
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5th grader catches Elon Musk's attention
Sister of White Boy Rick angry about how her family was portrayed in movie
 
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The new blockbuster movie "White Boy Rick," starring Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey, is on the big screen right now.
Detroit father killed behind Family Dollar
 
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Police are searching for suspects who killed a man behind a Family Dollar in Detroit. ◂ WXYZ 7 Action News is metro Detroit's leading source for breaking news, weather warnings, award-winning investigative reports, sports and entertainment. WXYZ 7 Action News is Detroit's breaking news and weather leader. Channel 7 - on-air, online at WXYZ.com and always Taking Action for You. For more download the WXYZ mobile app: iPhone: http://bit.ly/iOS-wxyz Android: http://bit.ly/wxyzplay
Dan Gilbert, Bedrock investing $2.1B in Detroit buildings, creating 24K jobs
 
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Dan Gilbert and his company, Bedrock, announced they are investing $2.1 billion in four different projects with the plans to create 24,000 jobs in Detroit.
90-year-old man sentenced for transporting drugs
 
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90-year-old man sentenced for transporting drugs
Grandmother of girl found in freezer speaks out
 
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Grandmother of girl found in freezer speaks out ◂ WXYZ 7 Action News is metro Detroit's leading source for breaking news, weather warnings, award-winning investigative reports, sports and entertainment. WXYZ 7 Action News is Detroit's breaking news and weather leader. Channel 7 - on-air, online at WXYZ.com and always Taking Action for You. For more download the WXYZ mobile app: iPhone: http://bit.ly/iOS-wxyz Android: http://bit.ly/wxyzplay
Blind man tased by police files a lawsuit
 
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Blind man tased by police files a lawsuit ◂ WXYZ 7 Action News is metro Detroit's leading source for breaking news, weather warnings, award-winning investigative reports, sports and entertainment. WXYZ 7 Action News is Detroit's breaking news and weather leader. Channel 7 - on-air, online at WXYZ.com and always Taking Action for You. For more download the WXYZ mobile app: iPhone: http://bit.ly/iOS-wxyz Android: http://bit.ly/wxyzplay
Courtroom drama in death of 2-year-old
 
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A fiery exchange punctuated a hearing in the murder of a 2-year-old in Inkster.
Chief James Craig plays Secret Santa
 
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Detroit Police Chief James Craig is playing Secret Santa because of a donation to the city. ◂ WXYZ 7 Action News is metro Detroit's leading source for breaking news, weather warnings, award-winning investigative reports, sports and entertainment. WXYZ 7 Action News is Detroit's breaking news and weather leader. Channel 7 - on-air, online at WXYZ.com and always Taking Action for You. For more download the WXYZ mobile app: iPhone: http://bit.ly/iOS-wxyz Android: http://bit.ly/wxyzplay
Inside look at townhouse where two kids' bodies were found in a freezer
 
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We're getting an inside look at the townhouse where two children's bodies were found in a freezer. ◂ WXYZ 7 Action News is metro Detroit's leading source for breaking news, weather warnings, award-winning investigative reports, sports and entertainment. WXYZ 7 Action News is Detroit's breaking news and weather leader. Channel 7 - on-air, online at WXYZ.com and always Taking Action for You. For more download the WXYZ mobile app: iPhone: http://bit.ly/iOS-wxyz Android: http://bit.ly/wxyzplay
Donated fire truck sits idle
 
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7 Action News asks questions after learning a donated fire truck was sitting idle in Detroit.
No more warrant for singer Anita Baker
 
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No more warrant for singer Anita Baker