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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 ...
Wall Street ends down as investors eye slowing economy
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Wall Street ends down as investors eye slowing economy

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., August 22, 2022. REUTERS/Brendan McDermidRegister now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comRegisterU.S. composite PMI at lowest since February 2021Zoom tumbles on weak forecastMacy's shares rise on earnings beatIndexes: S&P 500 -0.22%, Nasdaq flat, Dow -0.47%Aug 23 (Reuters) - Wall Street ended down on Tuesday as investors focused on data showing a slowing economy ahead of a U.S. Federal Reserve gathering later this week in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.The S&P 500 dipped after data showed private-sector business activity in the United States contracted for a second straight month in August, with particular softness in the services sector as demand weakened in the face of inflation and tighter finan...
MedStar using medics on bicycles to better respond to weekend entertainment district calls
Entertainment

MedStar using medics on bicycles to better respond to weekend entertainment district calls

MedStar using medics on bicycles to better respond to calls New data highlights an ongoing strategy that medics on bicycles are creating in Fort Worth’s entertainment district. FORT WORTH, Texas - New data highlights an ongoing strategy that medics on bicycles are creating in Fort Worth’s entertainment district. Every weekend, thousands of people enjoy an evening at Fort Worth’s West 7th Street District, but with that many people — and often alcohol involved — comes an increase in emergencies. "It is very difficult at 1, 2 o’clock in the morning to get an ambulance down here," explained Matt Zavadsky, with MedStar. "Really, to get even police cars, which is why you see the police department here on bicycles." Since 2018, MedStar has been working on a partnership with Fort Worth PD. It b...
Bronzeville Week celebrates Milwaukee’s ‘arts, culture and entertainment’
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Bronzeville Week celebrates Milwaukee’s ‘arts, culture and entertainment’

MILWAUKEE - Bronzeville Week features eight days of celebration on Milwaukee's north side. Bronzeville is called a cultural and entertainment district for a reason.  "Whether it is the home of America's Black Holocaust Museum or some of the great artists who are on display through murals who even live in the area and the African American-owned businesses that line King Drive, all of those things help uplift the arts, culture and entertainment in this area," said Alderwoman Milele Coggs. The second week of August is dedicated to celebrating all of that, starting off with a walk/run on Saturday, Aug. 6 and the Cultural Arts Festival Sunday.  "It's been a long time since the pandemic," said Deborah Render, owner of GG Collections. "We’re so excited to get out, and what better time to get ...
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...
‘How everybody’s feeling about politics right now’
Politics

‘How everybody’s feeling about politics right now’

Teen's 'I Voted' sticker turns heads in county design contest People from California, Michigan, Canada and beyond are calling Ulster County, New York, to see where they can get this sticker. ULSTER COUNTY, N.Y. - An "I Voted" sticker design contest for a New York county's Board of Elections is gaining national attention, and it’s all thanks to the artwork of a 14-year-old boy. For the second year in a row, the Ulster County Board of Elections asked students to submit design ideas for "I Voted" stickers that will be handed out to voters for the general election Nov. 8. Last year, the county’s two elections commissioners selected five finalists for the community to vote on, but this year they "had a hunch" a sixth entry would be a hit. They were right. As of Friday afternoon, 14-year-old ...
Scammers using deep fake technology to apply for remote work
Science

Scammers using deep fake technology to apply for remote work

article LOS ANGELES - The FBI says scammers are using deep fake technology in order to apply to remote tech jobs.  According to the FBI’s latest announcement on their Internet Crime Complaint Center, more and more companies have been reporting people applying to jobs using images, video, and recordings that have been manipulated to look like someone else.  What is a deep fake? Deepfakes are described by Microsoft as "photos, videos or audio files manipulated by artificial intelligence (AI) in hard-to-detect ways." The most common deepfakes – a word that combines computational deep learning and fake – replace the real person in a video with someone else. And they can be used very effectively to make it look like someone, typically a famous person, is saying and doing something they nev...
Tampa gym offers electro muscle stimulation workout technology
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Tampa gym offers electro muscle stimulation workout technology

New workout trend reaches Tampa Josh Cascio reports TAMPA, Fla. - A Tampa gym claims it has new technology that can condense a full-body workout into just 20 minutes.  Mireille Fernandez loves to exercise and recently decided to try a new fitness routine called EMS or electro muscle stimulation.  "After that one session, I can see it in my physique and I feel more energy," Fernandez said.  Tummo Studios inside Tampa's Powerhouse Gym recently started offering the technology. It claims to be able to condense hours’ worth of working out into just 20 minutes. "The way this suit is designed it’s a closed circuit of electricity activating over 92% of the body's skeletal muscle and then you work against that resistance to really 10 times your results," said Tummo Studios owner J...
Bradenton pastor uses holographic technology to lead church at 9 locations simultaneously
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Bradenton pastor uses holographic technology to lead church at 9 locations simultaneously

Pastor uses holographic technology to lead church at nine locations Pastor Randy Bezet likes getting personal with his congregation at Bayside Community Church, but with nine different locations, he wasn’t able to be at every site at once, until now.  BRADENTON, Fla. - Pastor Randy Bezet likes getting personal with his congregation at Bayside Community Church, but with nine different locations, he wasn’t able to be at every site at once, until now.  Bezet is using a new holographic technology called Proto. It can transport him anywhere, live or recorded. He can even interact with the audience.  "This really is I think putting me in nine locations at one time or has the potential to do that and make it much more personal than if it was just a video or kind of a flat-screen," expl...
Henry Ford Health can target and treat prostate cancer through robotic technology
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Henry Ford Health can target and treat prostate cancer through robotic technology

Henry Ford's cutting edge technology to fight prostate cancer One in eight men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year. Henry Ford has some of the latest technology to fight it. SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (FOX 2) - Prostate cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in men and one in eight will be diagnosed with it this year. At Henry Ford Health, doctors have a new tool that will burn the cancer away. Last December, Charlie Rashid received concerning his from his doctor: his PSA levels were up and the doctor scheduled an MRI and a biopsy, ultimately leading Charlie to the fight of his life in 2022. "It was a cancer," he said. "No one wants to hear that word and my heart just dropped." Charlie went to Henry Ford Health which is the first in the state to offer ...