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Powerboat Championships Brings Windsor and Detroit Together

CVS stops selling tobacco, offers quit-smoking programs

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DETROIT - On September 6-7th, over 40 offshore powerboats will race on the Detroit River in Downtown for the inaugural Detroit River International Championships presented by 24 Grille.

This free community event is expected to draw over 150,000 attendees to Downtown Detroit’s Riverwalk where prime viewing locations will bring Detroiters close to the racing action. Proceeds from the weekend will be donated back to local charities supporting Detroit youth, police and veterans. Read More

WASHINGTON — Changes in the pharmacy industry spurred by the Affordable Care Act helped push drug store giant CVS Caremark to announce Wednesday it will stop selling tobacco products at its 7,600 stores, and industry experts say they expect other businesses to follow.

CVS said it will stop tobacco sales by Oct. 1, a move that will cost the company about $2 billion a year or about 3% of overall sales.
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DETROIT (AP) — A Dearborn Heights man was sentenced Wednesday to at least 17 years in prison for killing an unarmed woman who appeared on his porch before dawn. Theodore Wafer was convicted of second-degree murder in the Nov. 2 death of 19-year-old Renisha McBride. Before he was sentenced, the Dearborn Heights man apologized to her family, saying he killed a woman who was “too young to leave this world.” Read More
Dearborn Heights Man Gets 17 Years in Porch Shooting