BC-MI--Michigan News Digest 1:30 pm, MI
BC-MI--Michigan News Digest 1:30 pm, MI
Aug. 20, 2018
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MICHIGAN GOVERNOR-DEMOCRATIC RUNNING MATE
LANSING, Mich. — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer announced the selection of Garlin Gilchrist II as her running mate Monday, calling the University of Michigan social media expert and former liberal organizer a "tech guru" who would fix problems in state government. The 35-year-old Gilchrist has been executive director of the school's new Center for Social Media Responsibility since February. He has never held elected office but he previously worked for Detroit, where he was the city's first director of innovation and emerging technology and created a system for residents to report problems such as potholes and broken street lights. By David Eggert. SENT: 500 words, photos.
FLINT, Mich. — A judge is expected to decide Monday whether Michigan's health director will face trial on manslaughter charges for the deaths of two men during a Legionnaires' disease outbreak during the Flint water crisis. By Ed White. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos.
GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS:
BALTIMORE — Dr. Ben Carson's story of growing up in a single-parent household and climbing out of poverty to become a world-renowned surgeon was once ubiquitous in Baltimore, where Carson made his name. But his role in the Trump administration has added a complicated epilogue, leaving many who admired him feeling betrayed, unable to separate him from the politics of a president widely rejected by African-Americans in Baltimore. Carson was born in Detroit. By Juliet Linderman. SENT: 1,500 words, photos. An abridged version also moved.
AROUND THE STATE:
HOUSE FIRE-THREE KILLED
LINCOLN PARK, Mich. — A Michigan family is mourning the loss of a 4-year-old boy and two women who were killed in a house fire southwest of Detroit. Donald "Bub" Ross Jr., his aunt Kaira Chapman and family friend Angelina Baker were killed in the Lincoln Park fire on Aug. 11. The blaze also killed four dogs. Chapman's husband was the only survivor. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.
— FATHER-STUN GUN-CHILD: A suburban Detroit police department is investigating the arrest of a combative father who may have still been holding his 2-month-old son when an officer shot him with a stun gun. Westland police says the man grabbed his son after the officers told him they were arresting him for assault, property damage and outstanding warrants.
— FATAL CRASH-SCHOOL: Authorities say two people are dead and three children are severely injured following a crash into a closed mid-Michigan school. The crash happened about 11 p.m. Sunday at Fairview Elementary School in Lansing.
— DETROIT OFFICER DIES-FUNERAL: A funeral was Monday for a Detroit police officer who died after being struck by a speeding SUV while assisting with crowd and traffic control at a neighborhood event. Will be updated.
— LAKE MICHIGAN BEACH WARNINGS: Officials are warning Lake Michigan beachgoers and boaters about dangerous waves and strong currents and have issued warnings for most of the lake's shoreline in the coming days.
— LAKE ERIE ALGAE: A group of Ohio lawmakers who will look into Lake Erie's health will be led by two legislators who have criticized the governor's move to create tougher regulations on thousands of farmers.
— MICHIGAN PIPELINE-HEARING: The federal government's top official on pipeline safety is scheduled to appear at a Michigan hearing on twin lines that run through a crucial Great Lakes channel. May be updated following 10 a.m. hearing.
— GAS PRICES-MICHIGAN: AAA Michigan says average gas prices statewide are down about 10 cents in the past week to about $2.89 per gallon.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. — The Detroit Lions have placed linebacker Steve Longa on injured reserve with a torn knee ligament. Longa hurt his right knee when running toward New York Giants quarterback Kyle Lauletta on a touchdown run in a preseason game Friday night. The Lions were counting on the former Rutgers standout to be a key player on special teams and as a backup linebacker. Longa played in 16 games for the Lions over the previous two seasons. By Larry Lage. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos.
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