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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – As always, we took a look at the hottest stories on our website today on 6 News This Morning.

Here’s a breakdown of those stories:

Several hospitals report they are close to or at full capacity

Several Mid-Michigan hospitals are reporting they are near full capacity, including Memorial Healthcare.

The capacity issues are due to the influx of new patients with COVID-19.

“Right now the most stressed area is of course this COVID area, but due to this large volume in the organization, whether it is the emergency department, general medicine or COVID , the whole system at this point is peaking, ”Long said. .

Memorial Healthcare president Brian Long said his hospital was running out of beds.

Staff shortages also complicate matters. At Henry Ford Health Systems, 400 workers quit due to vaccine needs.

“We have two personnel issues. One is just the availability of staff and the ability to recruit regularly and of course if you add to that those who are sick themselves it sort of sets itself up to be a perfect storm if you will, ”he said. said Long.

Because of these cohesive problems, the three health systems: Sparrow, Memorial and Henry Ford have had to postpone elected procedures.

MSU students voice concerns about campus safety

As the mystery of what happened to Brendan Santo continues, students at Michigan State University say there is a sense of concern.

After learning that some cameras on campus were not working properly, students say more needs to be done.

“It makes me a little nervous to be a student here knowing the cameras weren’t working and it might be someone I know next time,” said student Olivia Stachursky.

MSU Public Safety says the university takes the concerns seriously.

“We are going to talk about what we are going to do to move forward and we know that things can always be improved and we are always looking to do better,” said Chris Rozman, head of public information at MSU.

University officials admit there are issues that need to be addressed and have talked about moving forward.

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Josh Duggar has his seventh child shortly before his trial for possession of child pornography.

The wife of former TLC reality TV star Josh Duggar of “19 Kids and Counting” announced the birth of their seventh child on Tuesday.

In an Instagram post, Anna Duggar shared a photo of their newborn daughter, writing: “Meet little Madyson Lily Duggar!”

Madyson was born on October 23 according to Anna’s Instagram story.

The birth of their daughter came just before more serious things. Josh will stand trial on November 30 on the charges of possession of child pornography for which he was arrested in April.

The trial will take place in Fayetteville, Arkansas. If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison and fines of up to $ 250,000 on each count.

Josh Duggar pleads not guilty in this case.


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