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Detroit Daily Round-Up: Hundreds of unvaccinated Beaumont employees suspended, Detroit feds seize $12 million and more

Ashanti Seabron

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(DETROIT, Mich.) Hello and welcome to this Friday's edition of the Detroit Daily Round-Up. No matter how old I get, Fridays still have that special kind of feel to them. I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Today is Friday, October 22, let's check out Detroit's biggest stories of the day.

Beaumont health suspends nearly over 300 unvaccinated employees, gives Nov. 16 deadline

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According to Crain's Detroit Business, Michigan's largest health care provider suspended 370 (1 percent) of its employees after they failed to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

The suspended employees will have until Nov. 16 to get a COVID-19 vaccination or they will be fired.

Around $12 million seized by feds in Detroit, money-laundering operation exposed

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In Detroit, federal prosecutors seized around $12 million in cash, and allege that the money was part of a massive money-laundering operation between the U.S. and the United Arab Emirates.

The operation, dubbed "The Shadow Exchange," allegedly used the illicit funds to buy armored vehicles for an illegal drug trafficking operation based out of Michigan.

Bates Academy in Detroit goes virtual following multiple COVID-19 cases

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In-person learning has been suspended at Detroit's Bates Academy after reports of "multiple" COVID-19 cases among students and staff.

Teaching will remain online for the school until Nov. 1.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts warmer, wetter winter for Michigan this year

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According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Michigan is in store for a warmer but wetter than average winter this year.

Southeast Michigan, in particular, is predicted to have a nearly 50% chance of above-normal temperatures in some areas.

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Your go-to news source for everything happening in Detroit. Ashanti Lee Seabron is a lifelong Michigander who's worked as a writer since 2013. He's committed to detailed and pertinent news for Metro Detroit.

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