Detroit Lions beat Chicago Bears; move to 11-4 on the season
Joique Bell scored the go-ahead touchdown on a sweet run in the fourth quarter, Ndamukong Suh had two sacks and the playoff-bound Detroit Lions beat Jimmy Clausen and the Chicago Bears 20-14 on Sunday.
Calvin Johnson added six catches for 103 yards for Detroit (11-4), which came away with a narrow victory over a struggling team after locking up its second trip to the postseason in 15 years. The Bears benched quarterback Jay Cutler last week in favor of the undistinguished Clausen.
The Lions secured a playoff spot with Philadelphia’s loss to Washington on Saturday. They were hoping to lock up their first division championship since 1993. But because the Packers beat Tampa Bay, the NFC North race will come down to next week’s game at Green Bay.
Matthew Stafford overcame two interceptions and completed 22 of 39 passes for 243 yards. He hit the 4,000-yard mark for the fourth straight year, but it was hardly an easy afternoon for him.
Detroit Police Chief James Craig says DPD on alert after shootings
Detroit Police Chief James Craig spoke to Fox 2 Saturday night regarding the fatal shootings of two New York Police officers Saturday in New York.
Craig also spoke about what’s being done in the city he is assigned to protect.
The chief says his officers in Detroit have been told to be on alert, never let their guard down in light of some tension between police and communities felt nationwide.
Chief Craig even spoke about a new threat that was making its rounds on social media from Ohio, where which a gang has threatened to shoot cops in that region.
Craig says Detroiter’s are different. The relationship is good between the people and police from his prespective but that doesn’t mean his officers should be too comfortable.
“We have no information that any DPD officer is a target or a threat, but if someone chooses to do it, we will find you and arrest you. We are good at what we do,” says Craig.
Man arrested wearing Santa Claus outfit after shooting
A man wearing a Santa Claus suit was arrested Sunday after shooting two men during a confrontation with them.
Detroit police say they’re are investigating a shootout that left two men injured. According to police, the fight may have been over a woman.
According to records, the incident happened at the Speedway gas station on East Jefferson in Downtown Detroit.
Police tell us two 29-year-old men were shot, both were hospitalized. One man is in critical condition, the other in serious.
The man in the Santa suit was arrested on-scene.
Mom collapses, dies during daughter’s Christmas concert
A woman collapsed and died at a school’s holiday concert as her daughter is singing.
Peterson and her granddaughter Tequoia Alexander, or Tasha as she was known, were sitting in the Mumford High School auditorium. watching Tequoia’s daughter Lanaya sing a solo during the school’s Christmas concert Tuesday.
That’s when the 39-year-old mother of three became unresponsive.
Peterson called 911 as concert goers tried to revive Tequoia. She was later pronounced dead at the hospital. Alexander is coming to grips with the fact that he and his two sisters will spend this Christmas without her – left only with memories. It’s still unclear how Tequoia died even though the Wayne County Medical Examiner performed her autopsy Wednesday.
Lanaya was too shaken up to talk about what happened. She was singing Kirk Franklin’s “Now behold the lamb” the night her mother died. She now plans to sing it at her mother’s funeral.
“Be grateful for all the moments you can share with your family,” Alexander said. “And try to make peace, instead of being angry. Just try to cherish all the good moments in life because you never know what could happen.”
Tequoia Alexander’s untimely death has her family scrambling to come up with the money to cover funeral costs. If you would like to help out you can do so by donating at any PNC bank to the Tequoia Alexander Account.
Trio of 5-year-olds donate to kids with cancer
Some little ladies in Keego Harbor are doing something special to help children with cancer.
These girls might be looking forward to the presents they’ll play with this holiday season, but what is most important to them is the presents they will give.
The 5-year-old trio Sari, Jenna and Ava have started a trend with haircuts, for a cause.
They are getting haircuts for charity, to help children with cancer.
“I’m going to donate my hair,” Sari said. “Because it would be a nice thing to do (for) kids that don’t have any hair.”
“There’s little girls who are sick and they need hair,” Jenna said.
“I’m excited,” said Ava.
And they hope some little girl out there will get a wonderful wig, made from their hair. And when she wears it …
“She feels special,” Ava said.
“Really cool,” Jenna said.
“Pretty,” Sari said.
There was no parental guidance in these decisions, the girls came up with the idea, all by themselves.
“I love donating my hair,” Jenna said.
And this message says it all.
Sari, Jenna and Ava have also given a gift to each one of us – to never forget that the holiday season is really all about giving and showing love.
Written by LBeasley (Lauren Beasley), Digital Producer of The Morning Heat and Sports Editor of Radio One Detroit
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