Morning Briefing Jan. 10, 2021: Democrats plan to introduce articles of impeachment against Trump Monday, Michigan gun debate resurfaces, father injured in Detroit crash

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Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021 Weekend Newscast

Top Republican says Trump committed ‘impeachable offenses’

The new Democratic effort to stamp Trump’s presidential record — for the second time and days before his term ends — with the indelible mark of impeachment gained more supporters Saturday.

Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I, a leader of the House effort to draft impeachment articles — or charges — accusing Trump of inciting insurrection, said his group had grown to include 185 co-sponsors.

Lawmakers plan to formally introduce the proposal on Monday in the House, where articles of impeachment must originate. If Democrats decide to move forward, a vote could be possible by Wednesday — exactly one week before Democrat Joe Biden becomes president at noon on Jan. 20.

Deadly siege on US Capitol Building reignites gun debate in Michigan

The riots in Washington, DC Wednesday that left five people dead has reignited debates over whether guns should be allowed inside the Michigan State Capitol.

The debate first started in the spring when armed protesters entered the Capitol building. Wednesday’s riot in Washington, DC and a bomb threat in Lansing Thursday has lawmakers re-examining their stance and law enforcement officials on high alert.

Detroit father seriously injured after drag racing vehicles crash into his car, family says

A father in Detroit was seriously injured and needs several surgeries after a speeding car struck his vehicle. The family said the collision happened at the intersection of McGraw Avenue and Tarnow Street. They say he was sitting in his car and about to get something to eat when the people speed racing lost control.

Coronavirus in Michigan 🦠

The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 519,082 as of Saturday, including 13,354 deaths, state officials report.

Saturday’s update includes 2,706 new cases and 222 new deaths, including 207 identified during a review of records -- meaning they did not occur between Friday and Saturday.

On Friday, the state reported a total of 516,376 cases, including 13,132 deaths.

The state reported a total of 415,079 recoveries on Saturday.

Michigan officials no longer provide statewide coronavirus data updates on Sundays; the next update is expected Monday, Jan. 11.

New COVID-19 cases have plateaued but deaths remain high in Michigan. Testing has been steady with more than 37,000 diagnostic tests reported per day, with the 7-day positive rate average around 9.5%. Hospitalizations continue to decline but remain relatively high, including in critical care and ventilator use.

Michigan’s 7-day moving average for daily cases was 3,136 on Saturday, slightly higher than the week before. The 7-day death average was 106 on Saturday. The state’s fatality rate is 2.6%. The state also reports “active cases,” which were listed at 90,600 on Saturday -- the lowest it’s been since November.

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Weather forecast: Clouds increase Sunday with highs in the middle 30s

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