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STATE NEWS for MON 18MAR19
Michigan State Spartans are the second seed in the NC-Double-A regional
basketball tournament after beating Michigan for the Big Ten Championship
on Sunday. The Spartans will play Thursday afternoon against Bradley while
Michigan takes on Montana Thursday night, both games in Des Moines.
car has been pulled from the Plaster Creek in Grand Rapids, but there's no
sign of the driver. The Audi crashed into the creek Saturday night after
witnesses say it jumped the curb and crashed through the guard rail. No
one saw the driver get out of the car after the crash and a rapid current
kept recovery crews from getting the car until Sunday morning. Grand
Rapids Fire Battalion Chief Bruce Veldkamp says they've been checking to
make sure the driver didn't get out of the vehicle and then they'll search
State Police and Owosso Police are investigating after a suspicious
package was found outside an Owosso church on Sunday. M-Live reports
Owosso Police Chief Kevin Lenkart says the package turned out to be
materials that could be construed as an explosive device including two
bottles of liquid as well as a timer and extension cord that was plugged
into an electrical outlet. He says no explosive materials were found, but
they are investigating who left the items outside the Owosso Assembly of
God Two of the latest democratic candidates for president are scheduled to
be in metro Detroit today.
One man was injured after he crashed his vehicle into a tree in
southwest Michigan's Porter Township Sunday afternoon. 63-year-old Randy
Riley was taken to a hospital in Elkhart, Indiana. Police are
investigating, but say alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the
46-year-old woman has been killed after she crashed her car into a tractor
trailer late last night in west Michigan's Oakfield Township. Michigan
State Police say the woman from Morley crossed the center line around
11:30 last night and hit a tractor trailor . She was killed , but the
22-year-old driver of the tractor trailer was not injured. No word yet if
drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash.
At least 100 homes were damaged by flooding in west Michigan's Newaygo
County over the weekend. County emergency services director Abby Watkins
tells 9and10 News that 28 roads were washed out with culverts from the
storm. She says there was severe flooding in Fremont. Watkins has reached
out to the governor's office for support. (Photo: 9 &
body was found in a river in the U.P. in Menominee Township over the
weekend. WL-U-C reports the body was found late Saturday morning, but has
not been determined how long it had been there. The Michigan State Police
Crime lab , state police and the Menominee County Sheriff's Office are
working to identify the body.
Former Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke will be in Center Line and
Ferndale this morning. U-S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York will be
in Auburn Hills for a town hall event in Auburn Hills that will be taped
and broadcast tonight on MSNBC at 8 o-clock. She will also be at a "Fems
for Dems" event in Clawson with Governor Whitmer. Both candidates visiting
MIchigan ahead of President Trump's rally in Grand Rapids March 28TH.
young woman was stabbed in Calumet in the U.P. over the weekend. W-L-U-C
reports the Houghton County Sheriff's Office a 17-year-old girl was
arrested after one young woman was found with a large laceration on her
face. She was taken to an area hospital and treated and released.
A nurse from Dansville, Michigan , Jacob Moran, wowed the judges on
"American Idol" last night. Judge Luke Bryan compared his voice to Gary
LeVox of Rascal Flatts. Moran is moving on to Hollywood in the reality
STATE NEWS for FRI 15MAR19
Governor Gretchen Whitmer has declared the week of March 24th - 30th as
Michigan's Severe Weather Awareness Week. Broadcasters and Emergency
Management partners statewide are encouraging Michiganders to conduct a
statewide tornado drill at 1 p.m. ET on Wednesday, March 27th and to come
up with an emergency plan if they do not already have one in place.
A statewide tornado drill is set for 1 p.m. on March 27th.
officials say small numbers of dead fish may be common sights in Michigan
waters as winter's snow and ice melt. Gary Whelan of the Department of
Natural Resources says very cold temperatures and heavy snow can kill fish
and other aquatic animals such as turtles, frogs, toads and crayfish.
Shallow lakes with lots of vegetation are especially prone to winter kill.
Aquatic plants covered by ice and snow die from lack of sunlight and use
up dissolved oxygen as they decay, which can cause fish to suffocate.
are at the heart of a free tax service for those in need in the Upper
Peninsula. Northern Michigan University students are gaining experience by
preparing tax returns for those in and around Marquette. Mining Journal
reports an estimated 160 returns were handled in 2018. The walk-in service
is provided for four hours a day during the tax season.
women that were found shot to death in Grand Rapids have been identified.
47- year old Cherletta Baber-Bay and 25-year old Keyona Griffin were found
dead in their home on Wednesday afternoon. The Kent County Medical
Examiner has ruled the deaths were homicides. Authorities say Baber-Bays
45-year old boyfriend who lived at the home is a person of interest. A
9-1-1 call coming from inside the house alerted police to the deaths.
a busy couple days for Grand Rapids as Special Olympics Michigan holds
their State Basketball Finals at Calvin College today and Saturday. The
event brings in more than 800 athletes, coaches and chaperones from around
the state as well as nearly 400 volunteers. 51 teams will compete in the
finals with divisions for senior males ages 16 and up, females, and skills
athletes. In addition there will be a competitions for those not playing
on a team with events including target pass, 10-meter dribble, spot shot,
speed dribble and team skills. There will also be other activities
including a Young Athletes event, a shoe fitting clinic and dental
calls for his resignation following inappropriate remarks, the Jackson
County Sheriff will be allowed to keep his job. The Jackson County Board
of Commissioners asked then-governor Rick Snyder to remove Steven Rand
over a year ago but MLive reports new Attorney General Dana Nessel has
advised Governor Gretchen Whitmer to let Rand continue. A 2018 federal
lawsuit accuses Rand of creating a hostile work environment and making
STATE NEWS for THU 07MAR19
Officials on high alert in Oakland County -- after a case of Measles was
discovered this week. The Health Department says someone traveling from
Israel visited several businesses while sick -- including a liquor store
in Oak Park and a pizza and bagel shop in Southfield. Cases of the Measles
have been popping up in recent months across the country, officials say
because of a rising anti-vaccination movement. Measles -- which is
preventable by vaccines -- is EXTREMELY contagious and is especially
dangerous to children and people with compromised immune systems.
Rapids Police are asking for the public's help to find a person of
interest in connection to the suspicious deaths of two people. Police want
to talk to 45-year-old Derrell Demon Brown, who goes by a number of
aliases including Darryl Robinson, Derrick Brown, and Marcus Wright. He
has warrants out for his arrest for unrelated crimes. They want to talk to
him after two people were found dead in a home Wednesday afternoon.
A state trooper overdosed on the job. It happened Wednesday in
Lincoln Park when a trooper from the Metro South post conducted a traffic
stop when he was overcome by fentanyl or cocaine, which CAN cause overdose
when in close contact in a confined space. After searching the suspect,
one of the two troopers notices his partner becoming lightheaded, nauseous
and unsteady-on-his-feet. Narcan, a nasal spray designed to reverse opioid
overdose condition, was then administered, the trooper is now doing fine.
Chrysler is recalling more than 850-thousand cars and SUVs. The automaker
agreed to the recall after an emissions investigation by the Environmental
Protection Agency. The EPA says because of the large number of vehicles
involved and the need for new catalytic converters, the recall may take in
phases throughout this year. The recall involves model year 2011 thru 2016
Dodge Journeys, Chrysler 200s, Dodge Avengers, Dodge Calibers and Jeep
Compasses and Patriots. Owners will receive notification from Fiat
Chrysler when parts are available.
A man who attacked a woman with a hot poker in northern Michigan,
Nicholas Matthew, is going to prison for two to four years. Matthew was
arrested after attacking the woman in Green Lake Township New Year's Eve.
Police reportedly say a friend tried to stop it, but the woman had already
been burned. Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City will have its first
non-stop flight to Sarasota, Florida this weekend. The flights will run on
Saturdays to Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport.
STATE NEWS for WED 13MAR19
woman was killed last night in a firebombing of a building in Detroit.
Police say they are looking for a man driving an SUV Avalanche that
allegedly threw a flammable device at the building and then it caught
fire. The woman was found in an upstairs area of the building.
details on an active shooter situation in downtown Kalamazoo that ended
with the suspect being killed by responding officers. Family of the man
killed identified him as 31-year-old Brandon Stacey. They said he
previously worked for Life EMS and was a volunteer firefighter in
Parchment. He was a husband and father to a young daughter. His family
says they don't know why he did what he did, but they're sure he didn't
want to kill any officers. Chief Karianne Thomas says one officer was hit
several times in the torso, suffering non-life threatening injuries due to
his bullet-proof vest, a second officer continued to engage the suspect --
striking him several times and killing him
A northern Michigan man is on trial for killing his girlfriend's one year
old daughter last summer. 9 and 10 News reports De'Marco Pryor-McCovery is
charged with murder and child abuse in the killing of Alannah Ohmann after
he dropped the baby's mother off at work last June. Just a few hours
later, Kennya Ohmann got a call that she needed to go the hospital right
A 55-year-old man was injured when part of an excavator hit an
overpass on I-96 in west Michigan and fell off the truck and fell onto the
man's car. Michael Fuetz, of Muskegon, had to be freed from his vehicle by
firefighters and he was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. A third
vehicle hit the excavator arm, but that driver was not hurt , even though
their car was damaged. The truck driver was cited for a load height
Police in Benton Harbor want to talk to two brothers about the murder of
22-year-old Andre Sanders last year. Witnesses have told police that
Jamaal and William Roseburgh were there when the shooting happened last
July and they're wanted as persons of interest in the case. There's also a
warrant out on Jamaal as a parole absconder.
(Photo: William L, Jamaal R)
STATE NEWS for TUE 12MAR19
A 53-year-old Greenville woman was seriously injured when she crashed head
on in her minivan with a semi truck near Ionia Monday. The Ionia County
Sheriff's Office says Kimberlee Wotring was heading southbound on M-66 in
Ionia Township when she crossed into the northbound lanes. Wotring was
airlifted to a Grand Rapids Hospital in serious condition. The semi driver
was not injured.
One person was killed in a crash late last night in Muskegon County
in west Michigan. WOOD TV reports the driver lost control of their vehicle
in Holton Township and hit a tree. The Muskegon County Sheriff's Office
does not believe drugs or alcohol were factors.
A farming accident in Montcalm County has claimed the life of one
person in Montcalm Township. The Montcalm County Sheriff's Office is
investigating the death reportedly with some type of machinery last night.
No word yet on the name or age of the victim.
judge has ruled that a Michigan panel's approval of an oil pipeline tunnel
beneath the Great Lakes should stay intact. The Mackinac Straits Corridor
Authority was created by lawmakers in December to complete a deal between
the state and Canadian pipeline company Enbridge to drill a tunnel below
the channel that links Lakes Huron and Michigan. The authority's members
were given six-year terms. The judge ruled that legislators violated a
constitutional provision that says terms of office on state boards must be
no longer than FOUR years. But he says the appointments and the board's
actions were still valid.
A former X-ray technician at Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital has
been accused of sexually assaulting a second patient at the hospital. WOOD
TV reports Francisco Muniz was back on the job after being suspended over
the first allegation in July of last year. The latest alleged victim
claims he assaulted her when she went to the hospital and had X-rays for a
broken tailbone and she says Muniz touched her inappropriately. Spectrum
Health says Muniz no longer works at the hospital and says they will take
this opportunity to strengthen their practices and ensure that their
patients are safe. Muniz is free on bond.