Michigan GOP governor candidates short signatures
Michigan's elections bureau said late Monday that five Republican candidates for governor, including two leading contenders, failed to file enough valid nominating signatures and should not qualify for the August primary. The stunning recommendations immediately transformed the race in the battleground state and dealt a major blow to former Detroit Police Chief James Craig, who has led in primary polling despite campaign problems, and businessman Perry Johnson, who has spent millions of his own money to run. Another GOP candidate, Tudor Dixon, had also contested Craig's voter signatures as fake.news.yahoo.com
Rare tornado batters northern Michigan town, injuring some
A rare tornado tore through a small northern Michigan community on Friday, inflicting injuries, flipping vehicles, tearing the roofs off buildings and causing other damage. Ambulances were taking injured people to hospitals, though no deaths were confirmed, the State Police said. The tornado struck Gaylord, a community of roughly 4,200 people about 230 miles (370 kilometers) northwest of Detroit.news.yahoo.com
Biden invokes Defense Production Act to boost baby formula manufacturing to ease shortage
The Abbott manufacturing facility in Sturgis, Michigan, on May 13, 2022. President Joe Biden on Wednesday invoked the Defense Production Act to increase baby formula manufacturing to ease a nationwide shortage caused by the closure of a key plant in Michigan. Biden is requiring suppliers of ingredients used in baby formula to direct those goods to key manufacturers before any other customers. The president has also directed the Health and Human Services Department and Department of Agriculture to use aircraft from the Defense Department to pick up infant formula from overseas that meets U.S. health and safety standards. Please check back for updates.cnbc.com
Prosecutor talking to experts in killing of Patrick Lyoya
A prosecutor said Wednesday that he will only decide whether to charge a white Michigan police officer in last month's fatal shooting of Patrick Lyoya, a Black man, after he finishes discussing it with experts. Kent County prosecutor Chris Becker acknowledged that the “investigation appears to be moving painstakingly slowly,” six weeks after Grand Rapids Officer Christopher Schurr shot Lyoya in the back of the head during a struggle. “In this situation, my decision can only be made by taking the time to gather all the available information, both from (state police) and from state and national experts.”news.yahoo.com
Judge suspends Michigan's dormant 1931 abortion ban
A judge on Tuesday suspended Michigan's dormant, decades-old ban on abortion, which means the procedure would not be illegal in the state even if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns its historic Roe v. Wade decision. The Michigan law, which makes it a crime to assist in an abortion, has been on the books since 1931. The court, however, could throw out that landmark ruling before July, leaving abortion issues for each state to decide.news.yahoo.com
Abbott reaches agreement with FDA to reopen baby formula plant to ease nationwide shortage
A woman shops for baby formula at Target in Annapolis, Maryland, on May 16, 2022, as a nationwide shortage of baby formula continues due to supply chain crunches tied to the coronavirus pandemic that have already strained the countrys formula stock, an issue that was further exacerbated by a major product recall in February. Abbott has reached an agreement with the Food and Drug Administration to reopen its manufacturing plant in Michigan to help ease a nationwide shortage of baby formula, the company announced on Monday. Abbott said it can restart the Michigan plant within two weeks subject to FDA approval. Mothers are struggling to find formula for their infants amid a nationwide shortage that has left shelves empty in many stores. In February, Abbott issued a voluntary recall of its Similac PM 60/40, Similac, Alimentum and EleCare products made at the Michigan plant.cnbc.com
Judge says Trump contempt ruling can be lifted if he pays $110K fine, provides other info
President Donald Trump looks on during a campaign rally in Battle Creek, Michigan. A New York judge said Wednesday that he would lift a contempt of court finding by next week against former President Donald Trump if Trump's legal team provides more information about a search for documents sought by the state Attorney General and pays a $110,000 fine. If those conditions are not met by May 20, Judge Arthur Engoron said he would reinstate a $10,000 per-day fine against Trump for being in contempt for having failed to comply with a subpoena issued by Attorney General Letitia James. Trump and his lawyers have said they cannot locate documents sought by James as part of her civil investigation of the Trump Organization and its valuation of several real estate assets. Engoron previously has said he was not satisfied with the explanations that Trump and the lawyers have given detailing their search for those documents.cnbc.com
Police in Michigan chase shopper, shoot him in parking lot
Police responding to a call about a shopper with a gun chased a man at a Michigan big-box store and shot him twice in the parking lot, according to video. “You just shot me for no reason,” DeAnthony VanAtten, 20, told officers as he lay on the ground handcuffed while they checked his injuries outside a Meijer store in East Lansing on April 25. East Lansing police released video from body-worn cameras and the store's roof Thursday and said state police were in charge of the investigation.news.yahoo.com
Eye Don’t Believe It: Woman Scoops GBP 1.6M On Scratchcard She Bought Because It Was Pretty
By Lee BullenA woman has scooped an eye-watering GBP 1.6 million after buying a lottery scratchcard because she liked its design. The winner – from Macomb County in the US state of Michigan – won USD 2 million (GBP 1.6 million) on Michigan Lottery’s Multiplier Spectacular instant game. Macomb County woman won $2 million after she bought her winning ticket at Kelsey’s Market in Warren, Michigan, because she liked the color and design. Macomb County woman won $2 million after she bought her winning ticket at Kelsey’s Market in Warren, Michigan, because she liked the color and design. “More than USD 82 million in prizes remain, including two USD 2 million top prizes, 35 USD 5,000 prizes, and 190 USD 2,000 prizes.thewestsidegazette.com
AP analysis finds growing number of poor, high-hazard dams
An Associated Press analysis has found a growing number of hazardous dams in poor condition across the U.S. The AP tallied more than 2,200 dams in poor or unsatisfactory condition that are rated as high hazard, meaning their failure likely would kill someone.
Report says Michigan 2020 dam failures were 'preventable'
The failure of two Michigan dams that forced evacuation of 10,000 people and destroyed 150 homes was “foreseeable and preventable,” resulting from errors and miscalculations over nearly a century, an expert panel said Wednesday. The Edenville Dam on the Tittabawassee River in central Michigan collapsed May 19, 2020, releasing a torrent that overtopped the downstream Sanford Dam and flooded the city of Midland. In a 502-page report, a forensic engineering team appointed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission described the Edenville Dam as flawed from the outset.news.yahoo.com
Dem flips Michigan seat after GOP candidate's rape comments
A Democratic legislative candidate in Michigan won a special election for a heavily Republican seat over a GOP opponent who made controversial comments about rape, Russia’s war in Ukraine and other issues, narrowing Republicans’ state House majority. Carol Glanville defeated Robert “RJ” Regan by 11 percentage points Tuesday in a Kent County district that her Republican predecessor carried by 26 points in 2020. Regan had been denounced by GOP leaders since shortly after his upset victory in a four-person primary.news.yahoo.com
Patrick Lyoya’s Family Hold Public Funeral: Eulogy Given by Rev. Al Sharpton
By Kalyn WomackPatrick Lyoya’s funeral was held on Friday at Renaissance Church of God in Grand Rapids, Michigan, according to a local NBC News affiliate. During Sharpton’s eulogy, he called for the Justice Department to investigate Lyoya’s death and condemned the officer’s actions. Sharpton also noted Lyoya was killed on the 54th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination in 1968. “Later that day (I learned) that on that day, 2022, that a young Black man from the Congo was shot and killed here in Grand Rapids. On April 4, Lyoya was shot and killed by a Grand Rapids police officer during a traffic stop.thewestsidegazette.com
Michigan chief IDs officer who fatally shot Patrick Lyoya
A Michigan police chief reversed course Monday and publicly identified the officer who fatally shot Patrick Lyoya in the back of the head during an April 4 traffic stop. The Grand Rapids officer is Christopher Schurr, Chief Eric Winstrom said. Lyoya, 26, a Black man and native of Congo, was killed after a struggle with the white officer.news.yahoo.com
In outcome of Whitmer case, some see freedom, others danger
That a jury didn't convict any of the four men charged with planning to kidnap Michigan Gov_ Gretchen Whitmer is further evidence of the political polarization in the U_S_ A defense lawyer for one of the men says it shows freedom still exists, and that the men's actions were nothing more than “rough talk.”.
Steveson repeats as NCAA champ, retires; Penn St team winner
Olympic gold medalist Gable Steveson of Minnesota successfully defended his heavyweight title in his final college match, Cornell’s Yianni Diakomihalis became a three-time champion and Penn State completed a dominating run through the NCAA tournament.