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After 20 years, business owner thankful for felony expungement from Project Clean Slate
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After 20 years, business owner thankful for felony expungement from Project Clean Slate

Expungement team is helping former inmates wipe their records clean The work is just beginning. Shayla McElroy from Project Clean Slate estimates 168,000 Detroiters with misdemeanors and certain felonies are eligible. DETROIT (FOX 2) - Nicholas Dubose enjoyed the remaining summer sunshine at Rouge Park on Detroit's west side on Monday. The clouds that followed Dubose for 20 years are gone, he said. That's because Dubose is getting a second chance.  Earlier this year he says he had two felony convictions for low-level drug offenses expunged. "It’s like a burden has been lifted," said Dubose. The convictions shaped his life — especially as the owner of a truck driving business. "I knew if I was the owner and operator, I wouldn’t have to ask anybody for it for a job and that comes from a ...
Family plans to start business from scratch after ice cream truck stolen in Detroit
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Family plans to start business from scratch after ice cream truck stolen in Detroit

Ice cream truck used to teach boy about money stolen in Detroit A family ice cream truck started to teach a 4-year-old boy about money and entrepreneurship is missing after someone stole it on Detroit's west side. DETROIT (FOX 2) - Alonna Harris is a Detroit mother who wanted to give her 4-year-old son Jalon an early start on learning the value of a dollar, so she transformed a van into an ice cream truck. "We wanted to do something for him just so he could get that entrepreneurship learning mindset," she said. "It’s nontraditional, but it helps out. We have a lot of different schools that we work with and nonprofit organizations." However, on Sunday someone stole the Jalon's Treats and Sweets ice cream truck while it was parked near 7 Mile and Telegraph on Detroit's west side. "I re...