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    An 18-year-old Michigan man pleading guilty to an assault stemming from an incident captured in a viral video in June might receive probation and a clean criminal record. Damire Palmer was charged with assault in June after being identified as the man beating a Macy’s employee while his brother was filming on his cellphone. Palmer has reached a plea agreement with prosecutors that could potentially result in probation and no felony record, according to ABC 12 in Flint, Michigan. This African American man beat a white employee of a Macy’s. Security footage shows the attack was unprovoked. Watch the video and tell me this shouldn’t be investigated as a hate crime. pic.twitter.com/jbi6TaWeR6— HARLAN Z. HILL ???????? (@Harlan) June 20,...
    The first phase of the project will see Cavnue testing potential technologies and roadway designs. The firm will work with other companies in the space, including Ford, GM, BMW, Toyota and fellow Alphabet subsidiary Waymo to develop standards for use in future autonomous roadways across the country. According to the state, the goal of the project is to design something that is futureproof. What will start as a roadway for autonomous buses will hopefully one day allow work for freight and personal vehicles as well.   “The action we’re taking today is good for our families, our businesses, and our economy as a whole. Here in Michigan, the state that put the world on wheels, we are taking the initial steps...
    (CBS Detroit) – The latest COVID-19 confirmed cases in Michigan is just over 90,000, with daily confirmed cases at 1,121. The number seems high, but during Friday’s press update, Governor Whitmer says the state is seeing a plateau in cases and ranks 40th in the country of 7-day average cases.   Whitmer said, “States across the country that did not take this virus seriously are now seeing record numbers in terms of daily coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and deaths.” Lt. Governor, Garlin Gilchrist said, “The my mask aid project was a natural next step or the task force to ensure that these life-saving resources are available for everyone.” Chief Medical Executive for the State of Michigan said, “The masks will be...
    John Nacion/NurPhoto via ZUMA Press For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters.While President Donald Trump forthrightly acknowledged only yesterday that weakening the Post Office will help him obstruct mail balloting this fall, postal workers in the key swing state of Michigan say his mission has been clear for weeks. “It’s a fundamental effort to undermine people’s confidence in this agency and make it harder to vote by mail…There’s no other explanation.” Delayed mail, a consequence of battles over funding for the United States Postal Service and of the agency’s staffing shortages, affects many aspects of American life—the delivery of millions of prescriptions, paychecks, bills. But recent funding cuts, overtime reductions, and other changes...
    Michigan on Thursday reported 1,121 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, marking a new daily high in almost three months, according to a report in the Associated Press. State officials reported 16 deaths, including nine that occurred earlier and were identified during a records review. “We took one of the most aggressive approaches in the nation against this virus and because we’ve taken this so seriously, we’re doing much better than other states,” Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said during a press conference on Friday. Whitmer said, for the last month, Michigan’s average infection rate was half that of Ohio, Indiana and Wisconsin. CLICK HERE FOR FULL CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said, for the last month, Michigan’s average infection rate was half...
    Exclusive: U.S. to make coronavirus strain for possible human challenge trials This Low-Cost Grocery Store Is the Fastest-Growing in the U.S. Forest Dunes adds fun, par-3 Short Course in Michigan Forest Dunes already had two of the best golf courses in Michigan, but now there’s even more reason to visit the resort in Roscommon. © Provided by Golfweek Forest Dunes this month opened its new Short Course, a 10-hole, 1,135-yarder designed by Keith Rhebb and Riley Johns, the designers of the popular Winter Park Golf Course near Orlando. The Short Course is situated between Forest Dunes’ original course designed by Tom Weiskopf, which ranks No. 3 in Michigan on Golfweek’s Best Courses You Can Play list, and the Loop,...
    No, really. I'm actually disappointed. Oh hey there! Extremely grateful to you for taking some time from [INSERT CORONAVIRUS-ALTERED ACTIVITY HERE] to join me for the latest in statehouse action. Me, I’m taking a little time out from attending my first full-fledged virtual conference. It’s … weird. But it’s good! The content is amazing, and large swaths of the event translate well to the online platform. But part of the fun of conferences is seeing people you don’t often otherwise see or finally connecting with that person you’ve only ever emailed with or running into that person from six jobs/campaigns ago you’d lost touch with or … well, you get it. Just another thing we’ve lost for the foreseeable future because of...
              School districts seeking additional funding to help offset the coronavirus pandemic can now apply for a grant from the Education Equity Fund. The fund, created by the Michigan Department of Education, is aimed at helping to close the technology gap and provide mental health services for students and staff. A little more than $37 million in funding is available. The funding is part of the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSR) Fund from the CARES Act passed by Congress this spring to help offset the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. “Federal law gave discretion of those dollars to each state department of education,” William DiSessa, a spokesperson from the Michigan Department of...
    (CBS DETROIT) – The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has confirmed six sightings of cougars in 2020. Credit: Michigan Department of Natural Resources DNR says the sightings have all been confirmed in the Upper Peninsula: one each in Chippewa, Ontonagon and Schoolcraft counties and three in Delta County. In February, DNR Wildlife Division staff confirmed two of those reports after finding cougar tracks while conducting the U.P. winter wolf track survey. Four additional sightings were confirmed after residents submitted trail camera photos of cougars. “No matter what you call them – pumas, panthers, mountain lions or cougars – these mysterious mammals, and suspected sightings of them, get people talking. The DNR wants residents to know the department is listening and...
    A SICKO climbed through a window in the middle of the night to sexually assault his 96-year-old neighbor, according to police. Dejon Dejor Lynn, 25, attacked the elderly woman in her Ann Arbor, Michigan home on August 4 and was apprehended four days later. 1Dejon Dejor Lynn was arrested SaturdayCredit: Ann Arbor Police Department On the night of the attack, police were called to the scene at around 3.40am for a home invasion and sex assault. Lynn, was arrested Saturday on charges of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and first-degree home invasion, according to Mlive. Both Lynn and the victim lived in the Colonial Square Cooperative in Ann Arbor. According to the Detroit Free Press, police said the woman was transported...
    (CBS DETROIT) – The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has confirmed six sightings of cougars in 2020. Credit: Michigan Department of Natural Resources DNR says the sightings have all been confirmed in the Upper Peninsula: one each in Chippewa, Ontonagon and Schoolcraft counties and three in Delta County. In February, DNR Wildlife Division staff confirmed two of those reports after finding cougar tracks while conducting the U.P. winter wolf track survey. Four additional sightings were confirmed after residents submitted trail camera photos of cougars. “No matter what you call them – pumas, panthers, mountain lions or cougars – these mysterious mammals, and suspected sightings of them, get people talking. The DNR wants residents to know the department is listening and...
    A professional poker player, 33, whose charred remains were found in a remote parking lot in Michigan was bound with zip ties, sexually assaulted and burned alive after meeting a convicted sex offender, 60, at a motel, according to court documents.   Gruesome new details have emerged about the slaying of Susie Zhao, whose badly burned body was discovered at the secluded Pontiac Lake State Recreation Area in Oakland County back on July 13. Homeless sex offender Jeffery Bernard Morris was arrested and charged earlier this month with planning and executing her murder. Court documents obtained Tuesday by WXYZ reveal Morris, who has a long rap sheet including multiple domestic violence charges and is on the sex offender's register, was found with...
    By COREY WILLIAMS, Associated Press Dozens of Black former University of Michigan student-athletes who claim they were abused by a sports doctor who worked there for decades on Wednesday asked the university to treat them fairly as it settles hundreds of lawsuits expected to cost the school millions of dollars. They're demanding that victims of Dr. Robert Anderson receive fair compensation “based on their trauma rather than based on their color.” Most personal injury cases are settled out of court with the amounts often based on data that projects lower lifetime earnings for Blacks, Latinos and women than white men, said Parker Stinar, an attorney with Denver-based Wahlberg, Woodruff, Nimmo & Sloane law firm. Some victims of Anderson were expected...
    Dozens of Black former University of Michigan student-athletes who claim they were abused by a sports doctor who worked there for decades on Wednesday asked the university to treat them fairly as it settles hundreds of lawsuits expected to cost the school millions of dollars. They’re demanding that victims of Dr. Robert Anderson receive fair compensation “based on their trauma rather than based on their color.” Most personal injury cases are settled out of court with the amounts often based on data that projects lower lifetime earnings for Blacks, Latinos and women than white men, said Parker Stinar, an attorney with Denver-based Wahlberg, Woodruff, Nimmo & Sloane law firm. Some victims of Anderson were expected to discuss their experiences during...
    One of Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell's alleged victims is asking his estate for more than $25million in compensation, court documents reveal. The unnamed woman, who claims Epstein recruited her aged 13 and abused her for five years, says the amount is to reflect 'significant past and future pain and suffering'. She claims to have suffered extensive 'emotional distress and loss of enjoyment of life' after enduring 'horrific' rapes and sexual assaults at the hands of Epstein. The request for compensation 'in excess' of $25million is one of the first numbers to emerge for individual claims against Epstein's estate. Given that there are more than 100 potential claimants already, a sizable portion of his $650million estate looks set to be...
    Donald Trump’s sabotage of the U.S. Postal Service could already have changed the outcome of one election. The clerk in Sterling Heights, Michigan, said that 165 ballots arrived too late to be counted in the August 4 primary election—even though they were postmarked five days before the primary. One primary in Macomb County was decided by just 87 votes. The ballots arrived Monday August 10 with July 30 postmarks. This comes after some Michigan voters reported not receiving their absentee ballots in time despite having requested them well ahead of the primary. At the same time, people around the country are experiencing mail delays. “It's not uncommon for us to receive 10 or 20 (late absentee ballots) here and there," Sterling Heights clerk...
    By Ben Klayman ANN ARBOR, Mich. (Reuters) - The loss of college football hurts fans, businesses in Ann Arbor, Michigan Football in the college town of Ann Arbor, Michigan, isn't just a sport. It's a way of life and even a lifeline. But with the cancellation of the University of Michigan's fall football season, that lifeline has been clipped, and coffee shop owner Russ Furrha is among the business owners wondering how they and the city will survive. Furrha, who was a walk-on player for the Michigan Wolverines in 2008, last month opened the Drip Shop Coffee Co across from the team's home stadium, affectionately known as the Big House. Part of his bet was being close to the venue,...
    (CBS DETROIT) – Michigan State Police made an arrest in connection to a dead body found inside of a pickup truck. Sunday in Van Buren Township, police discovered the vehicle parked in the weeds near Belleville and Quirk road. State police concluded the the incident was a homicide that took place in Wayne. Police say anyone with more information can contact the Metro South Post at 734-287-5000. © 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Related
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A private security guard was shot in the abdomen early Monday morning as looters vandalized parts of downtown.The shooting happened near Hubbard Street and Clark Street in River North at around 4 a.m.RELATED: Violence, property damage devastates Michigan Avenue, Loop; More than 100 arrested, police sayThe victim got into a "physical altercation with a group of unknown offenders on the sidewalk," police said.RELATED: Police exchange shots with suspect near Michigan Avenue, Lake StreetThe guard, 38, is in critical condition at Northwestern Memorial Hospital as of Monday afternoon.Investigators were seen picking up shell casings in the area late Monday morning.Area Three detectives are investigating the shooting.RELATED: Chicago looting: cleanup underway after stores destroyed in Lincoln Park shopping center...
    LAPEER COUNTY, Mich. (WNEM) – A Mid-Michigan resident lost $17,000 after falling victim to a scammer. The Lapeer County Sheriff’s Office said deputies were called to a home in Columbiaville on August 6. The victim, a woman in her 60s, was contacted by a man claiming to be the FBI. The phone calls came from three different phone numbers, with the area codes 810, 202, and 210. A text message was also sent from the 210-area code with a picture of an FBI identification card and badge. The caller claimed they had arrested the victim’s ex-husband and ex-uncle, and that if she did not provide $17,000 in gift card codes, she would also be arrested. Deputies said the woman bought...
    FRANKFORT, Mich. (AP) — A dog treading water nearly four miles offshore in Lake Michigan has been rescued by a family out on a boating trip. The family was boating from Grand Haven to Frankfort in northwestern Michigan on Friday when Jeannie Wilcox said she saw a “red animal in the lake” and started screaming, ‘dog in the water!’” They were able to get the dog onto the boat’s swim platform and dried her off, Wilcox told WOOD-TV. The family was able to have the dog scanned for a microchip. The owners later were located and reunited with their dog. “I just hope that if this was my dog, somebody would do the same for me,” Wilcox said. “I would...
    The Big Ten blinked first. The conference became the first in the Power 5 to cancel its 2020 football season on Monday, the Detroit Free Press reported. Facing concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, the league’s presidents voted 12-2 to not play fall sports, according to the report — with only Nebraska and Iowa voting to play, Dan Patrick reported on his radio show. The Power 5 conferences met Sunday to discuss cancelling the 2020 season. The home of powerhouses like Ohio State, Penn State, Michigan and Wisconsin — which, along with Minnesota and Iowa, were all included in the preseason Top 25 Coaches’ poll — became the second FBS conference to cancel its season after the MAC was the...
    Widespread looting and vandalism were reported by law enforcement across Chicago early Monday morning, according to local reports.  The looting reportedly began shortly after midnight as people reportedly broke store windows and swept through stores on the city's "Magnificent Mile" along Michigan Avenue while confronting officers, the Chicago Tribune reported. Officers reported that nearly five hours into the widespread vandalism, at around 4:30 a.m., several people were stopped on Lake Street near Michigan Avenue when shots were fired from a passing car, police spokesman Tom Ahern told the Tribune. Ahern tweeted about a police involved shooting near Michigan and Lake around 6 a.m. He said shots were fired at police who returned fire and said no officers were injured. He said it is “unknown...
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Do you have the juice to drive along Michigan streets, roads and highways? The state Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) wants to make sure operators of electric vehicles have enough places to plug in. Nearly $1.7 million in EGLE Charge Up Michigan Program grants will partially fund 36 EV DC fast charging stations with a total of 76 plug-in points for automobiles and light-utility vehicles along well-traveled routes. The site owner, the electric utility that serves it and EGLE each will pay about a third of each station’s cost which includes site preparation, equipment installation, networking fees and signage. Public and private entities still can apply for EGLE grants of up to $70,000...
    President Donald Trump’s Michigan supporters are abandoning their 2016 pick for Vice President Joe Biden as the election comes closer. In a series of interviews on MSNBC Sunday, revisited voters they’d met earlier in the election cycle in Kent County. Katey Morse and her husband were both working full time, and their kids were in school back in March, but things quickly changed as the coronavirus spread throughout the country. Luckily, she and her husband didn’t lose their jobs, but they, like many parents, are struggling to do virtual school for their kids. “I’m turning into more of an angry person than I’ve ever been in my life,” she said about how she feels politically, noting that it makes her...
    MILWAUKEE (AP) — A boy and the man who tried to save him in Lake Michigan have died while a another young swimmer was rescued. The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office says two 14-year-olds were caught in the lake's currents Saturday evening. A 50-year-old man saw them struggling and jumped into the water to help. Authorities say he rescued one boy who made it to shore. But he and the other boy were both pulled underwater. The boy was pulled from the water by first responders in a boat. He died Saturday night. The man was also recovered and taken to the hospital were he died early Sunday. The other boy was taken to the hospital. There's no word on his...
    (CNN)Someone fired shots at police in downtown Chicago on Monday morning, and the officers returned fire, police spokesman Tom Ahem said in a post on Twitter. Police involved shooting Michigan and Lake. Shots fired at police who returned fire. No officers injured. Unknown at this time if offenders were shot. #ChicagoPolice pic.twitter.com/scVQVmT7YG— Tom Ahern (@TomAhernCPD) August 10, 2020 A heavy police presence had been visible on Michigan Avenue downtown, where large groups gathered and vandalized retail businesses overnight. Bus and train service in and around downtown Chicago was suspended at police request, according to updates from the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA).CNN crews near the area reported seeing a large number of police cars in the retail district. Video taken outside...
            by Scott McClallen  An Auditor General’s recently released report answered questions about a canceled no-bid contact-tracing contract tied to a Democratic political consultant, but the person “primarily in charge of contact tracing” refused to cooperate. Contact tracing is a method of gathering information to discover who might have been infected with COVID-19 by following an infected person’s interactions. For example, one event at an Ingham County bar resulted in 187 COVID-19 infections across the state. State Rep. Ann Bollin (R-Brighton Township) asked the Auditor General’s office to look into 20 questions regarding the $194,000 contract the state canceled the day after the agreement was announced between Great Lakes Community Engagement (GLCE) and the Michigan Department of Health and...
    Lea Michele Reveals Her Growing Baby Bump on Walk With Her Husband: Pic How to score a 15-year mortgage rate as low as 2% — or less Blaney, Keselowski crash while racing for lead in second Michigan race Blaney, Keselowski crash while racing for lead in second Michigan race Team Penske drivers tangled in the final stage of Sunday’s Consumers Energy 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway. RELATED: Live leaderboard Race-leader Ryan Blaney and teammate Brad Keselowski were side-by-side racing into Turn 1 on Lap 96 when Keselowski got loose in the No. 2 Ford, sliding into the left-rear quarter panel of Blaney’s No. 12 Ford. The contact sent both drivers hard into the outside retaining wall...
    MICHIGAN Governor Gretchen Whitmer is believed to have secretly met with Biden to discuss becoming his VP. Two Democrat sources let slip that Gov Whitmer and Biden met on Sunday to discuss the role, adding that he has always found her impressive. 3Gov. Whitmer speaking during a campaign event for Joe Biden in MarchCredit: Getty Images - Getty Biden is yet to formally announce his pick, but Gov. Whitmer traveled to Delaware last weekend to meet with him, AP reports. Biden has pledged to pick a woman to serve should he make it to the Oval Office. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer traveled to Delaware last weekend to meet with Mr Biden, his first known in-person session with a potential running mate...
    DETROIT (AP) — A study of more than 30 years of data on bald eagles in Michigan shows the leading causes of death for the iconic national bird are being hit by cars and lead poisoning. The study was conducted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Michigan State University and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. It reviewed the cause of death for almost 1,500 eagles from 1986 to 2017, according to The Detroit Free Press. After vehicular trauma, the leading cause of death was lead poisoning, which is related to eagles ingesting ammunition fragments from animals shot by hunters. James Sikarskie, a retired professor from Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, was a co-author of the study....
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. Census Bureau is kicking off its door-to-door effort, following up with Michigan residents who have yet to respond to the census. Workers started last week in the Lansing area and Oakland County, and are expected to fan out Tuesday in other communities to make sure everyone is counted. Census takers only will visit homes that have not completed the census by mail, phone or online. All three options will still be available once door-to-door census taking begins. The census asks your name, age, gender, ethnicity, race, number of people in the household, anyone else staying in the house as of April 1, if you own or rent your home and your phone number Michigan...
    It's been one of the most reliably Republican redoubts in the nation for more than a century, producing former President Gerald Ford and current Education Secretary Betsy de Vos. But Western Michigan could in November send two Democrats to the House. It will be an uphill battle for Democrats, looking to expand their House majority, to capture the district of retiring libertarian Rep. Justin Amash, and defeat 34-year GOP incumbent Fred Upton. But the fact that the races are even remotely competitive reflects the changing demographic nature of the Wolverine State's west side, long considered the political opposite of Democratic strongholds in and around Detroit and nearby Ann Arbor, home to the University of Michigan. The Cook Political Report...
    CHESTONIA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Two snowmobilers have won a key decision in a lawsuit over injuries in an incident with officers from the Department of Natural Resources. Audrey West said she was thrown into a river in Antrim County while her father, Randy West, was pinned under the snowmobile. They said two Michigan DNR officers were on snowmobiles on the same road but in the wrong direction. The DNR said it's immune to liability. But negligent operation of a motor vehicle typically is an exception to governmental immunity. The snowmobiles fit that exception because they could be expected to be operated on or along a road, the appeals court said in a 2-1 decision, affirming the opinion of the...
    The college football season hasn’t even started yet, and University of Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh is already getting under Ohio State head coach Ryan Day’s skin. During the weekly Big Ten coaches conference call, Harbaugh interrupted Day mid-answer, and accused him of violating rules by having on-field instructions and drills take place already while it is not yet permitted in the NCAA, according to a post from Bucknuts. “How bout I worry about my team and you worry about yours?” Day reportedly snapped back at Harbaugh. After the call on Monday, Day apparently got so fired up that he told his team that the Wolverines had better hope for a mercy rule because the Buckeyes are “going to hang 100...
    Zoë Kravitz Criticizes Hulu for Lack of Diversity After High Fidelity Cancellation Gold rising to $4,000 an ounce ‘would not be an unreasonable move,’ fund manager says Kevin Harvick bypasses Busch, takes opener in Michigan doubleheader © Brian Lawdermilk Getty Images Kevin Harvick bypasses Busch, takes opener in Michigan doubleheader Kevin Harvick zoomed to a convincing NASCAR Cup Series victory in overtime Saturday, bypassing Kyle Busch to lead the last 14 laps and prevail in the first race of a weekend doubleheader for the circuit at Michigan International Speedway. RELATED: Unofficial race results | Weekend schedule | Shop Harvick gear Harvick led a race-best 92 of the 161 laps in the Stewart-Haas Racing No. 4 Ford. His fifth win of...
    (CBS DETROIT) – On Wednesday, Governor Whitmer announced a series of new initiatives to prevent racial inequity and discrimination in Michigan. One initiative declares racism as a public health crisis in the state. “This pandemic has confirmed and highlighted the deadly nature of these pre-existing inequities caused by systemic racism,” said Whitmer. The governor says COVID-19 is more than 4-times as likely to take the life of a black Michigander than a white one. “Though black people make up 14 percent of the population of the state of Michigan, but thus far we have made up 40 percent of the people who have died of Covid-19,” said Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchirst. The executive order states people of color...
    A Michigan official, who continues to use the N-word to refer to black people, refuses to resign from his position. Leelanau County Road Commissioner Tom Eckerle, a Republican, has faced criticism and calls to step down from colleagues after his repeated use of the N-word during a Monday meeting about the Black Lives Matter movement. He also blamed the spread of coronavirus on black people. "Well, this whole thing is because of them n*****s in Detroit," Eckerle, who is white, said, according to the Leelanau Enterprise. "I can say anything I want," Eckerle continued at the meeting. "Black Lives Matter has everything to do with taking the country away from us." Eckerle has said he will not resign and said...
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Nature is returning to craters left from lakes drained by two dams that failed in May during torrential rain in mid-Michigan. But not always in a good way. “Shortly after the water receded, you could look out over the exposed bottom lands of the lake and it was like looking at the Sahara Desert,” said Dave Rothman, a board member with the Four Lakes Task Force, which is looking to obtain the four dams as well as the two lakes that were not drained. “That persisted on through about the middle of July. And then all that 90-plus degree weather that we had, then we started to get some rain and over the course of two...
    The call for an investigation follows DeJoy's announcement in July of USPS cutbacks, which are causing delays in mail delivery. Unlike the past — when USPS delivery workers would make multiple trips and work overtime hours to ensure mail was delivered in a timely fashion — DeJoy announced that delivery workers should now leave mail in distribution centers if they cannot process it within certain hours of the day, the Washington Post reported. Such delays could have an impact on the 2020 election, as the USPS could be overwhelmed by thousands of mail ballots that must be delivered by a certain time period in order to be counted. The investigation demand also comes as Donald Trump has been attacking the...
    DETROIT (AP) — A man convicted of raping two Michigan children has been arrested in California, more than two decades after he fled Michigan following his parole. James Meese, 71, was arrested by federal agents last week in central California, where he had been hiding out in a house with the help of a woman who helped cover his tracks, the U.S. Marshals Service said. Meece is currently in federal custody in California, awaiting extradition to Michigan, where he will face federal charges of unlawful flight to avoid prosecution, the Detroit Free Press reported. Meece’s arrest came months after his case was profiled in a March episode of the TV series “In Pursuit with John Walsh.” Meece was convicted in...
    New York, Colorado, and Michigan have enacted policies to protect public drinking water from PFAS, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances. PFAS are human-made chemicals that are used industrially, in firefighting foams, and in consumer products including nonstick cookware, grease-proof food packaging, cosmetics, and in stain- and water-resistant clothing, carpets, and furniture. They are referred to as “forever chemicals” because they can remain in the environment and in our bodies indefinitely due to their abilities to withstand extremely high heat and repel water, oil, and stains. Forever chemicals are in the bloodstreams of 99% of Americans. In the 1940s, chemical company, DuPont, used the PFAS chemical, PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid or C8), in its Teflon nonstick pans. A class-action lawsuit against DuPont...
    A Michigan state representative who secured the Democratic party’s nomination in the state’s 6th Congressional District on Tuesday used the word “breeder” in reference to straight women and referred to sexual partners as victims in posts on a now-deleted blog he contributed to from 2004 to 2007. Michigan State Rep. Jon Hoadley narrowly won Tuesday’s Democratic primary to take on 17-term Republican Rep. Fred Upton. Hoadley stands to be Michigan’s first openly gay member of Congress if elected, and he’s been endorsed by California Sen. Kamala Harris, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which in July added his campaign to its “Red to Blue” program. “Jen, Liz, and I made it to the straight bars. Glad...
    ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN - NOVEMBER 30: Head Coach Ryan Day (R) of the Ohio State Buckeyes shakes hands with Head Coach Jim Harbaugh (L) of the Michigan Wolverines after a college football game at Michigan Stadium on November 30, 2019 in Ann Arbor, MI. The Ohio State Buckeyes won the game 56-27 over the Michigan Wolverines. (Photo by Aaron J. Thornton/Getty Images) It’s been almost nine years since Michigan last beat Ohio State, but Jalen Rose thinks this is the year the Wolverines finally top the Buckeyes. Michigan football has had a lot to be proud of over the last decade, but one thing they’d like to add to those accomplishments is taking down their biggest rival, Ohio State. This is...
    NORTH PLAINS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A tax proposed to repair roads in a western Michigan township ended up in an election tie. “A tie is a defeat,” Ionia County Clerk Greg Geiger said. In the county's North Plains Township, the millage result was 110-110 Tuesday. There's a possibility that the ballots will be counted again. The tax would have provided around $28,000 a year to maintain 40 miles of gravel roads, township Supervisor William Kruger said. “It takes most of our township income just to maintain the roads,” Kruger told WOOD-TV. “We want to keep some reserves for if we have a major road disaster.” Election turnout in the township was 24%. It appears that 229 people voted but...
    Peter Meijer won the Republican primary in Michigan's 3rd Congressional District late Tuesday in a race to fill Rep. Justin Amash's seat. Meijer is an Iraq war veteran and grandson of the founder of the famous Midwestern supermarket chain by the same name. Meijer said in a statement to The Detroit News that the results were a "resounding message that we are tired of playing the political games of the past." "The time has come for a Republican party that offers solutions based on conservative values like limited government, economic freedom and individual liberty, to tackle issues in the present and the challenges sure to come," he said. PROGRESSIVE CHALLENGER CORI BROOKS UPSETS LONGTIME INCUMBENT LACY CLAY IN MISSOURI DEM PRIMARY...
    U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) speaks at the opening plenary session of the NAACP 110th National Convention at COBO Center on July 22, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images) LANSING, Mich. (AP) — “Squad” member Rashida Tlaib won a challenge for her House seat in Michigan’s primary, in a rematch with the woman she narrowly defeated two years ago. Tlaib, one of the first two Muslim women in Congress, easily secured likely re-election to the 13th District in and around Detroit. Her opponent in Tuesday’s primary was Detroit City Council President President Brenda Jones, who lost by 1 percentage point in 2018 when the primary field was larger. Jones on the same day defeated Tlaib to...
    Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has declared racism a public health crisis in the state of Michigan. "We have a lot of work to do to eliminate the systemic racism that black Americans have experienced for generations," Whitmer said at a news conference on Wednesday. Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist, who is black, said the state has established the Black Leadership Advisory Council to fight against systemic racism. "It is not enough to simply label an injustice," Gilchrist said. "We have to formally take steps to replace injustice with justice." The American Public Health Association lists more than a dozen other states as having declared racism as one of the factors leading to a public health emergency. "We...
    LANSING, Mich. (CBS DETROIT) — Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order Wednesday creating the Black Leadership Advisory Council. The governor also signed an executive directive declaring racism as a public health crisis in Michigan. Under the executive directive, the governor asked MDHHS to make health equity a major goal, as well as required implicit bias training for all state employees. “Since I was sworn in as governor, I have made it a top priority to include more people of color, more women, and more members of the LGBTQ+ community at the table. We’ve been able to build a more inclusive state government, but there is more work to do. That’s why today, I am proud to create the Black...
    By DAVID EGGERT, Associated Press LANSING, Mich. (AP) — “Squad” member Rashida Tlaib won a challenge for her House seat in Michigan’s primary, in a rematch with the woman she narrowly defeated two years ago. Tlaib, one of the first two Muslim women in Congress, easily secured likely re-election to the 13th District in and around Detroit. Her opponent in Tuesday's primary was Detroit City Council President President Brenda Jones, who lost by 1 percentage point in 2018 when the primary field was larger. Jones on the same day defeated Tlaib to later fill out the remainder of John Conyers’ term. Tlaib, 44, will face an underdog Republican candidate in November. The showdown in one of the country’ poorest districts...
    The "Squad" will likely be reunited in Congress next year after Rep. Rashida Tlaib won her Democratic House primary rematch in Michigan. Tlaib, 43, vied for a second term representing Michigan's 13th congressional district against Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones, 60. Their election was defined by the issues of race and her resource monopoly compared to Jones. Tlaib's victory was a surprise given the record number of black Detroit voters who mailed in their ballots to officials ahead of the Aug. 4 primary. Tlaib and Jones first met in the 2018 special election to replace the late Rep. John Conyers. Conyers had resigned over sexual misconduct accusations at the height of the #MeToo movement. Jones won the four-way special...
    Peter Meijer won the contested Republican primary in Michigan’s 3rd Congressional District on Tuesday. With over 66 percent of precincts reporting, Meijer had over 50 percent of the vote in a five-way primary, according to MLive. Meijer, a veteran and the grandson of grocery store magnate Fred Meijer, will take on Democrat Hillary Scholten in November, who did not have a primary race. Incumbent Rep. Justin Amash left the Republican Party during his term and became an independent. He angered conservatives by voting for President Donald Trump’s impeachment and siding with Democrats on numerous other votes. “Tonight, I would like to congratulate Peter Meijer on the big victory in his primary,” Michigan Republican Party Chairwoman Laura Cox said in a...
    By Michael Martina and John Whitesides DETROIT (Reuters) - Michele Small, a retired Detroit school teacher recovering from a stroke, had planned to vote by mail for the first time to protect herself from the coronavirus. But the absentee ballot she requested weeks ago never arrived. Neither did the ballots requested by many of her neighbors, she said, as she voted in person in Michigan's primary election on Tuesday. "I’m angry. I’m disappointed," said Small, 63, who is Black. "But I still had to come out and vote." Problems with getting absentee mail ballots in Michigan, a vital presidential battleground and one of five states holding party primaries on Tuesday, raised fresh questions about how prepared the country will be...
    CHICAGO — Two men and a woman were shot in one of Chicago’s most exclusive shopping areas Tuesday afternoon. At about 4:30 p.m., shots were fired near 70 E. Oak St. between Rush Street and Michigan Avenue striking three people, according to Chicago Police spokesman Tom Ahern. The Oak Street block, home to designer shops like Chanel and Tom Ford, is near Chicago’s famed “Mag Mile” on Michigan Avenue. Two men were taken to Northwestern Hospital in critical condition. The woman was transported to Amita Health Saint Joseph Hospital and was “stable,” said Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford. Langford, who was on the scene, said several shell casings were found by police. Crime scene tape was set...
    (CBS DETROIT) – Michigan’s state primary election is being held Tuesday to determine candidates at the local, state and federal levels for the general election on Nov. 3. Down in Midtown, CW50’s Cryss Walker shows voters dropping off their absentee ballots while others maintain social distancing for in-person voting. The state spent over $4 million to mail absentee ballot applications to all 7.7 million registered voters ahead of the August primary and November general election. Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, announced the move was part of the state’s efforts to confront the coronavirus pandemic. RELATED LINK: Michigan’s Primary Election Is Today: Here’s Everything To Know Walker says Election Tuesday is busy and Detroiters are “coming out, making their vote count”...
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — “Squad” member Rashida Tlaib is trying to fend off a serious challenge for her House seat in Michigan’s primary on Tuesday, in a rematch with the woman she narrowly defeated two years ago. Tlaib, one of the first two Muslim women in Congress, was seeking reelection to the 13th District in and around Detroit. Her sole opponent is Detroit City Council President President Brenda Jones, who lost by 1 percentage point in 2018 when the primary field was larger. Jones on the same day defeated Tlaib to fill out the remainder of John Conyers’ term. The Democratic showdown in one of the country’s poorest districts has featured Jones criticizing Tlaib’s confrontational style and vowing to focus...
    “Squad” member Rashida Tlaib is trying to fend off a serious challenge for her House seat in Michigans primary on Tuesday, in a rematch with the woman she narrowly defeated two years ago. Tlaib, one of the first two Muslim women in Congress, was seeking reelection to the 13th District in and around Detroit. Her sole opponent is Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones, who lost by 1 percentage point in 2018 when the primary field was larger. Jones on the same day defeated Tlaib to fill out the remainder of John Conyers term. The Democratic showdown in one of the countrys poorest districts has featured Jones criticizing Tlaibs confrontational style and vowing to focus on bringing home funding. Tlaib...
    By DAVID EGGERT, Associated Press LANSING, Mich. (AP) — “Squad” member Rashida Tlaib is trying to fend off a serious challenge for her House seat in Michigan's primary on Tuesday, in a rematch with the woman she narrowly defeated two years ago. Tlaib, one of the first two Muslim women in Congress, was seeking reelection to the 13th District in and around Detroit. Her sole opponent is Detroit City Council President President Brenda Jones, who lost by 1 percentage point in 2018 when the primary field was larger. Jones on the same day defeated Tlaib to fill out the remainder of John Conyers' term. The Democratic showdown in one of the country's poorest districts has featured Jones criticizing Tlaib's confrontational...
    The Michigan primary is another giant screaming warning about the damage Donald Trump has already done to the U.S. Postal Service in a year when vote-by-mail will be essential to a safe and fair election. With just days to go before Tuesday’s primary, The Washington Post reports, some voters hadn't received their absentee ballots—including one man who said he’d requested his ballot in June. (It is now August.) Election officials were urging people who still needed to submit absentee ballots to do so in person at election offices or in dropboxes, because they couldn’t trust the Trump-damaged Postal Service. Primaries have been a series of tests of how to vote during a pandemic, and Michigan voters responded by voting absentee by mail in...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — The search for a missing teenager in the rough waters of Lake Michigan is now a recovery mission. Witnesses told CBS 2 a 15-year-old boy was swimming with a group of youngsters Monday afternoon near Diversey Harbor, when the current carried him away. The others tried to save him, but couldn’t pull him to safety. Police and Fire department spent almost two hours searching the lake Monday afternoon, before calling off their effort due to the rough conditions in the water. Lake Michigan very hazardous. Please stay out of the water. Dangerous undertow and high waves. We have lost one teenager today. Please stay out of the lake. pic.twitter.com/pPZD9zfRos — Chicago Fire Media (@CFDMedia) August 4, 2020...
    NOVI, Mich. (AP) — More than 1 million Michigan voters have cast absentee ballots in the state’s primary election. But there were still those who chose to vote in-person on Tuesday, including Irma Ramirez. “I wanted to make sure that my voice was heard,” the 73-year-old Novi resident said after voting at the Detroit suburb’s Civic Center complex. The primary features several races in which nominees will be chosen for U.S. House and statehouse seats in races that will be decided in November. The election was marked by a surge of mail-in absentee ballots during the coronavirus pandemic. Uyoung Suggs also voted in-person on Tuesday, but for a different reason. The 40-year-old from Novi said she lost track of time...
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    NOVI, Mich. (AP) — More than 1 million Michigan voters have cast absentee ballots in the state’s primary election. But there were still those who chose to vote in-person on Tuesday, including Irma Ramirez. “I wanted to make sure that my voice was heard,” the 73-year-old Novi resident said after voting at the Detroit suburb’s Civic Center complex. The primary features several races in which nominees will be chosen for U.S. House and statehouse seats in races that will be decided in November. The election was marked by a surge of mail-in absentee ballots during the coronavirus pandemic. Uyoung Suggs also voted in-person on Tuesday, but for a different reason. The 40-year-old from Novi said she lost track of time...
    Some Michigan voters reported they did not receive their ballot in the mail as the state votes today in its primary contest. State officials reassured those voters they can still vote in person in Tuesday's contest but the snafu came amid concerns about how the post office will handle the record numbers of mail-in ballots expected this election year and amid criticism from President Donald Trump of the system.  Michigan will be a crucial state in determining whether Trump or Joe Biden wins the White House.  And all eyes will be focused there to see how it handles the influx of mail-in votes as a test case for the general election. November's contest expects to see unprecedented levels of mail-in...
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Judge sentences ex-Michigan State gymnastics coach to 90 days in jail plus probation for lying in Nassar-related case. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    DOWNTOWN — Officials warned people to stay away from Lake Michigan Tuesday because high waves, strong winds and dangerous currents continue to create treacherous conditions a day after a teen went missing in the choppy waters. Waves as high as nine feet are battering the shoreline. The National Weather Service said people should stay out of the water and avoid piers, breakwaters and lakefront trails. The Chicago Fire Department also issued a warning. Its emergency crews searched Monday for a teenage boy who went missing in the lake near Diversey Harbor at about 4 p.m. Crews used a helicopter, boats and divers to search for the boy, but it was called off a few hours later, with the Chicago Fire...
    The dog days of summer may be here, but forecasters are warning about bitterly cold temperatures for those looking to cool off in Lake Michigan. The National Weather Service (NWS) office in Grand Rapids said Monday that cold water temperatures are expected over the next few days. "The northerly flow will actually pull water away from the shore, which causes upwelling along the coast," the NWS said. "That will drop beach water temperatures dangerously cold." GREAT LAKES TEMPERATURES SOAR TO 'BASICALLY BATHWATER' AMID SUMMER HEAT WAVE The NWS said that from Ludington to South Haven, including areas around Muskegon, that water temperatures will drop into the 40s to low 50s. Forecasters warn that cold water can kill people, with cold shock...
    (CNN)The dog days of summer are usually a low-key time for members of Congress to be with their family and constituents back home. But this August 4, some are running for their political lives, challenged by insurgent candidates on the left and right. Kansas, which hasn't sent a Democrat to the Senate in nearly 90 years, has suddenly become the center of the struggle between the two parties for control of the chamber. The Sunflower State also features another Republican primary race, between an indicted congressman and state official, that could affect the Democrats' chances of picking up a House seat in a Trump district.Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib, a founding member of the "squad," is being challenged by one of...
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — “Squad” member Rashida Tlaib is trying to fend off a serious challenge for her House seat in Michigan’s primary on Tuesday, in a rematch with the woman she narrowly defeated two years ago. Tlaib, one of the first two Muslim women in Congress, was seeking re-election to the 13th District in and around Detroit. Her sole opponent is Detroit City Council President President Brenda Jones, who lost by 1 percentage point in 2018 when the primary field was larger. Jones on the same day defeated Tlaib to fill out the remainder of John Conyers’ term. The Democratic showdown in one of the country’s poorest districts has featured Jones criticizing Tlaib’s confrontational style and vowing to focus...
    SEALs probe video of man in QBs jersey attacked by dogs Recall: Red onions expected in salmonella outbreak shipped to all 50 states and Canada Michigan State’s Xavier Tillman, possible first-rounder, staying in 2020 NBA Draft © Rey Del Rio/Getty Images Michigan State power forward Xavier Tillman went No. 23 in the last mock draft by Kurt Helin and Rob Dauster. That’s the type of confidence in Tillman that has him staying in the 2020 NBA Draft. Michigan State release: Michigan State men’s basketball rising senior Xavier Tillman Sr. (Grand Rapids, Mich./GR Christian) announced today that he would remain eligible for the 2020 NBA Draft and plans to hire an agent. Tillman doesn’t look like a typical first-round pick....
    (CBS DETROIT) – A lot is at stake in the 2020 August primary.  “If you live in Detroit which has been turned into a slaughterhouse for coronavirus, you want to know if the schools are going to be safe for your children? Is the community going to be safe for you,” said Sam Riddle, political analyst, 910 AM radio host. Local political analysts say the top issues surrounding the election is the Covid-19 crisis and police and community-relations. “The election is especially noteworthy because it’s unfolding in the midst of a really set of historic events that proceeded it. Obviously the pandemic being first and foremost but also the nation-wide and world-wide demonstrations that have unfolded in the aftermath...
    Michigan's National Weather Service is warning that Lake Michigan's beach water temperatures are 'dangerously cold' despite the summer weather.  On Monday afternoon, NWS Grand Rapids tweeted an alert that 'Cold water temps at Lake Michigan are expected over the next few days.' The tweet noted that water temperatures along the shore would be between the 40s and low 50s degrees Fahrenheit.  The National Weather Service Grand Rapids tweeted out the cold water warning for Lake Michigan Monday afternoon, stating shore water will be 'dangerously cold' RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Police search for California mom, 37, who vanished after... More than a dozen people are injured after three sightseeing... Share this...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Divers are searching for a teenage boy in the water near Diversey Harbor late Monday afternoon, according to the Chicago Fire Department.The search became a recovery operation shortly before 6 p.m., officials said.The teenager was out swimming with "a group of young gentlemen," according to a Chicago Fire Department official. "He got swept off shore, and was not able to get back in to shore."EMBED More News Videos A teenage boy was swimming in Lake Michigan with friends when he got swept off shore. "More divers going in checking new spot to search for teen who went under. Lake is very choppy with high winds. No one should be swimming. Very dangerous conditions," CFD officials tweeted early...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Divers are searching for one person in the water near Diversey Harbor late Monday afternoon, according to the Chicago Fire Department.Officials have warned about high waves on Lake Michigan Monday.Waves are in the 4 to 7 foot range on Lake Michigan and a Lakeshore Flood Advisory has been issued through Tuesday afternoon, according to ABC7 meteorologist Larry Mowry.RELATED: Man, 30, dies after being pulled from Lake Michigan at Clark Street Beach in EvanstonThis is a breaking news story and will be updated as more information becomes available.
    A Detroit man battling the novel coronavirus is the first patient in Michigan to receive antibody plasma treatment to improve his condition. Richard Beckerson, a patient with COVID-19, was hospitalized at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor where he received the experimental treatment, according to multiple reports.  Beckerson received antibodies from the blood of patients who recovered from the novel coronavirus. Beckerson’s doctors credited the new procedure with saving his life, FOX17 reported. CORONAVIRUS PATIENTS USING UNIQUE PHYSICAL THERAPY TREATMENT TO BREATHE EASIER DURING RECOVERY Beckerson was hospitalized on March 29. "We got there. I laid down on the slab and that’s the last I remembered,” Beckerson told the media outlet. He spent the last four months at the hospital where he...
    Three female employees of a Michigan Medical Examiner’s Office have been fired amid an investigation into allegations of a ‘toxic work environment’ that included disturbing claims of sexual harassment and racism. The probe at the Macomb County Medical Examiner’s Office was spurred after one employee brought a cake into work that was decorated with a black penis on May 26 - the day after the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police. Considered to be the final straw for one female worker, she officially filed a complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Macomb County on July 18. The worker, who has not been named, also accused a supervisor and three colleagues of mocking black...
    Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin and Ohio are the four states that GOP strategists have been describing as President Donald Trump’s “Rust Belt firewall” — states that went to President Barack Obama in both 2008 and 2012 but favored Trump over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in 2016. But that “firewall” has not been holding up for the president. Trump’s reelection campaign has “temporarily” suspended its advertising in Michigan, although it continues to advertise in the other three — all of which are clearly in play for former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive 2020 Democratic presidential nominee. And Philadelphia-based reporter Holly Otterbein, in an article published in Politico on August 2, stresses that so far, Trump’s attacks on Biden have not been resonating...
    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State’s Xavier Tillman is skipping his senior season and staying in the NBA draft. Tillman announced Sunday that he would remain in the draft and plans to hire an agent. He’d announced in March that he would test the waters before making a final decision. “I’m thrilled for Xavier and am very excited for the opportunities he has ahead of him,” coach Tom Izzo said. “We knew that this was a very real possibility for him, but that it was going to be a difficult decision with everything going on in the world today.” Tillman averaged 13.7 points and 10.3 rebounds per game this past season. Meanwhile, Michigan State guard Aaron Henry told ESPN...
    West Wing Cast: Where Are They Now? If the Senate doesnt bail out the childcare industry, economists see women leaving the workforce en masse Michigan State forward Xavier Tillman will remain in the 2020 NBA Draft In the end, Xavier Tillman Sr.’s decision whether or not to return to remain in the 2020 NBA Draft for his senior season came down to security. © Getty Images A 6-foot-8 forward that averaged 13.7 points, 10.3 boards, 3.0 assists and 2.1 blocks this past season, Tillman was an NBC Sports third-team All-American a season ago. He’s projected as the No. 23 pick in the latest NBC Sports mock draft. He was the best NBA prospect that had yet to make a...
    ANNA LIZ NICHOLS, Associated Press/Report for America LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A number of Republican challengers are running in primaries to take on Michigan Reps. Elissa Slotkin and Haley Stevens, whose victories two years ago flipped GOP-held seats and helped Democrats gain control of the U.S. House. Whoever wins will face obstacles in November because both women have major fundraising edges, President Donald Trump has lost ground among suburban voters and challengers may struggle even more during the pandemic. "There’s so much swirling right now between the coronavirus and the presidential race and protests. I think challenger candidates are going to have a hard time breaking through that clutter,” said David Dulio, a political science professor at Oakland University. “This...
    The Michigan vs. Ohio State football game might happen a lot earlier than usual this season. The Wolverines and Buckeyes historically meet in their final game each year, and it’s one of the best rivalries in all of sports. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) However, coronavirus might throw those plans off. According to The Columbus Dispatch, the game between the two Big 10 powers “will probably be played earlier in the season” to avoid it being canceled because of coronavirus. Playing the Michigan/Ohio State game earlier in the year just isn’t right. That’s not what college football is all about. Great rivalry games are meant to be played at the end of...
    A 60-year-old Michigan man was arrested on Friday in the death of professional poker player Susie Zhao, 33 (pictured) A 60-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the death of professional poker player Susie Zhao, police say. The 33-year-old's body was found badly burned at Pontiac Lake State Recreation area on July 13. Zhao was described as a 'national talent' on the competitive poker circuit, where she was known as 'Susie Q.'  She would easily take home prizes of tens of thousands of dollars and is believed to have won $224,671 over the course of her career.  The suspect, whose name was not immediately released, was pulled over on a warrant and taken into custody by officers from...
    A 60-YEAR-old man has been arrested over the gruesome killing of a high-stakes poker player after her burning body was found in a parking lot. Susie Zhao, 33, who was known as Susie Q in the professional poker world, had swept up at least $222,671 in gambling winnings before her mysterious death. 2 Pro poker player Susie 'Q' Zhao was killed and burned on July 13, police sayCredit: Facebook/Suzie Zhao Police say she was killed and set on fire before her burned body was found in a parking lot in White Lake Township, Oakland County, Michigan on July 13. The suspect was pulled over on a warrant on Friday morning by the White Lake Township police department, Detective Lt. Chris...
    MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) — Face masks are mandatory for people who attend indoor Mass in the Upper Peninsula, starting Saturday, the region's Roman Catholic bishop said. “Though the scientific evidence on the effectiveness of face masks in limiting the spread of COVID‐19 is still inconclusive, there is sufficient evidence to judge prudently that we should wear face masks to limit the spread of the disease,” Marquette Bishop John Doerfler said. A mask may be uncomfortable, he said, “but it is a sacrifice that we can make out of love for each other.” Doerfler oversees all Catholic churches in the Upper Peninsula. The Marquette Diocese had recommended masks when Masses resumed in May. They've been mandatory elsewhere in many Michigan churches....
    LAKESIDE, Mich. (AP) — The body of a 13-year-old Otsego girl has been found near a beach along Lake Michigan in southwestern Michigan following an apparent drowning. The body was reported about 12:30 p.m. Friday in Lakeside, southwest of Grand Rapids, according to the Berrien County sheriff's office. The girl was reported missing about 9 p.m. Thursday at Warren Dunes State Park in Lake Township. A search for her was suspended Thursday night due to darkness. It was resumed Friday morning. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Michigan
    ST. JOSEPH, Mich. (AP) — A 44-year-old Indiana man has drowned in Lake Michigan while trying to save his two children. Four people were seen struggling in the lake about 8 p.m. Thursday at Lions Park Beach in southwestern Michigan's St. Joseph, police said in a release. The man’s two children, ages 17 and 12, were swept away by an undertow. They were rescued by a St. Joseph reserve officer. Their father was pulled from the water, but later was pronounced dead at a hospital. He was from Lakeville, Indiana, south of South Bend. A man on a surfboard was able to rescue the other two people. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published,...
    ST. JOSEPH, Mich. (AP) — A 44-year-old Indiana man has drowned in Lake Michigan while trying to save his two children, authorities said. Four people were seen struggling in the lake about 8 p.m. Thursday at Lions Park Beach in southwestern Michigan’s St. Joseph, police said in a release. The man’s children, ages 17 and 12, were swept away. They were rescued by a St. Joseph reserve officer. Their father was pulled from the water, but later was pronounced dead at a hospital. He was from Lakeville, Indiana, south of South Bend. His name wasn’t immediately released. A man on a surfboard was able to rescue the other two people. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material...
              Forty-one million dollars in taxpayer-funded relief have been approved to bolster Michigan’s flagging economy. A Detroit-based automotive supplies company will receive a two million dollar grant to aid in it’s expansion. This money comes as businesses across the state struggle to deal with the new stresses of the COVID economy and various programs try to fight the downturn. The Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) has approved two community upkeep and revitalization initiatives and made changes to the Michigan Community Development Block Grant program. These changes reportedly allow “the use of $41.9 million in federal CDBG CARES Act funding.” Michigan Economic Development Company (MEDC), a partner of the MSF has approved $2,000,000 in grants for...
    Michigan police found three people dead and another man unconscious in a hotel room late Wednesday afternoon and are investigating the incident as an apparent drug overdose. Two of the victims were teenagers. Officers from the Auburn Hills Police Department arrived at the Baymont Hotel at 1294 N. Opdyke Road around 4:36 p.m. to perform a wellness check on an individual female, according to a news release. They entered the hotel room where they believed she would be and found three dead and an unconscious 20-year-old man. JIM CARROLL: DURING COVID-19, THE FIGHT AGAINST ADDICTION CONTINUES AT HOME The Auburn Hills Fire Department rushed him to a hospital, where he was listed in stable condition. Police said the deceased included a...
    Meaghan Ellis July 30, 2020 0 Comments Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) is announcing another crackdown on social distancing guidelines as coronavirus cases begin to uptick in her state yet again. Whitmer took to Twitter on Wednesday evening with a series of tweets announcing an amended version of Michigan’s Safe Start Order. According to the Democratic governor, the decision follows the release of new data that suggests the rise in coronavirus cases is a result of “social gatherings.” Whitmer also announced new limitations on indoor gatherings along with the re-closure of bars across the entire state of Michigan. “Tonight, after an uptick of [COVID-19] cases due to social gatherings, I amended Michigan’s Safe Start Order [and] issued revised workplace safeguards,”...
    DETROIT (AP) – Flint residents whose health and homes were harmed by lead-contaminated water scored a legal milestone Wednesday when the Michigan Supreme Court said they could proceed with a lawsuit against public officials for the disastrous decisions that caused the scandal. “Plaintiffs, in this case, raise some of the most disturbing allegations of malfeasance by government actors in Michigan’s history,” Justice Richard Bernstein said. The court’s opinion was a crucial procedural step in long-running litigation that now will return to the Court of Claims. The Supreme Court, 4-2, said Flint residents could pursue a claim of diminished property values. Residents also can argue that their right to bodily integrity was violated by the use of corrosive water from the...
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday tightened pandemic restrictions in northern Michigan while letting Detroit’s three casinos reopen at limited capacity after four-plus months of being closed to curb the coronavirus. The new limits covering 32 northern counties match ones already in place in the rest of the state. Indoor gatherings in the Traverse City and Upper Peninsula regions — where the rate of new COVID-19 cases is lower — will be capped at ten starting Friday at 12:01 a.m., down from 50. Bars must close for indoor service if more than 70% of their gross receipts are from alcohol sales. The three casinos in Detroit can open Aug. 5. They will have to ban smoking and...
    Donald Trump touring the Ford Rawsonville Plant in Ypsilanti, Michigan, in May. Donald Trump's campaign strategy in Michigan has been a thing to behold. His months-long assault on the state included insulting nearly every female state official, mocking its iconic companies, and repeatedly threatening to shortchange it in the middle of a global pandemic.  It appears that unique approach has not paid off—unless you consider not needing to direct any advertising dollars there a cost savings for the campaign. Then it was aces. In recent weeks, the Trump campaign has quietly pulled all its ads from the airwaves in the Great Lakes State, according to the New York Times. Instead, the campaign has poured more resources into states like Iowa and...
    Alex Wong/Getty Images President Donald Trump might be giving up the battleground state of Michigan without much of a fight. Multiple media outlets reported on Wednesday that both the Trump campaign and his super PAC have stopped buying television and radio ads there. McClatchy reporter Dave Catanese reported that the campaign was still running ads in other swing states like Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, but had gone dark in Michigan last week. The New York Times noted that Trump’s spending in Michigan had dropped below what it was directing to much smaller states like Iowa and Nevada, and the campaign hadn’t run an ad in Detroit, the state’s largest media market, since July 3. Meanwhile, Trump-allied super PAC America First Action hadn’t...