Morning Briefing May 2, 2021: 2 killed in shooting at Wisconsin casino, SpaceX makes first nighttime splash down with astronauts since 1968, families seek answers on gravesites of loved ones at Detroit cemetery

2 killed in shooting at Wisconsin casino; gunman slain

A gunman killed two people at a Wisconsin casino restaurant and seriously wounded a third before he was killed by police late Saturday, in what authorities said appeared to be a targeted attack.


SpaceX returns 4 astronauts to Earth; rare night splashdown

SpaceX safely returned four astronauts from the International Space Station on Sunday, making the first U.S. crew splashdown in darkness since the Apollo 8 moonshot.

The Dragon capsule parachuted into the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Panama City, Florida, just before 3 a.m., ending the second astronaut flight for Elon Musk’s company.

It was an express trip home, lasting just 6 1/2 hours.


Second family seeks answers on remains of loved one at Detroit cemetery

A man claims his mother was buried at Gethsemane Cemetery on Detroit’s east side years ago and he does not know where the body is located. He said he has gotten the run-around from the former company for years.


Weather: Partly sunny and warmer Sunday with highs near the 80s


COVID in Michigan

The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 844,385 as of Saturday, including 17,742 deaths, state officials report.

Saturday’s update includes a total of 3,431 new cases and 131 additional deaths, but 98 deaths were identified during a vital records review.

Testing has been steady around 35,000 diagnostic tests reported per day on average, with the 7-day positive rate above 11% as of Friday, lower than one week ago. Hospitalizations have plateaued over the last week but remain high.

Overall, new cases have slowed over the last 10 days. The state’s 7-day moving average for daily cases was 3,989 on Thursday -- lower than one week ago. The 7-day death average was 68 on Thursday, slightly higher than the last two weeks. The state’s fatality rate is 2.1%. The state also reports “active cases,” which were listed at 193,000 on Thursday.

Michigan has reported more than 6.9 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered as of Friday, with 50% of eligible residents having received at least one dose while 38% of eligible residents are considered fully vaccinated.

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