Morning Briefing June 11, 2021: Michigan man who won $2 million lottery jackpot in 2010 found dead in river, 8 things to do in Southeast Michigan this weekend

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Michigan man who won $2M lottery jackpot in 2010 found dead in river

A Michigan man who won a $2 million lottery jackpot in 2010 and appeared on the TLC show “Lottery Changed My Life” was found dead in a Michigan river last weekend.

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Meet the 96-year-old man credited with saving his street in Detroit

In the 70s Andrew Starks, a retired bus driver, noticed houses on his block were vacant -- so he started buying them.

He bought houses on St. Patrick Avenue in Detroit and rented them out for decades at rates that were below the market. Many people credit Starks for saving their neighborhood and homes.

See the story here.

🎡 8 things to do this weekend in Southeast Michigan

Thieves target vehicles in gated parking lot near Detroit’s Comerica Park

Derek Austin, his girlfriend and her two children had a wonderful night on Wednesday at Comerica Park. But when they left the Detroit Tigers game, they found a window on their SUV shattered.

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Son of former Michigan coach Schembechler claims father ignored doctor’s sexual abuse

The son of legendary University of Michigan football coach Bo Schembechler came forward Thursday with evidence against his father in the case of a university doctor believed to have sexually abused hundreds of patients.

See the full report here.

🏁 Detroit Grand Prix 2021 this weekend: Everything you need to know

Michigan Gov. Whitmer seeks $250M for parks; Senate has $1.5B bridge plan

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday called for spending a “historic” $250 million in federal coronavirus relief aid to upgrade state parks and trails, a day after Senate Republicans announced a $1.5 billion plan to fix deteriorating local bridges across Michigan.

Read more here.

NWS: Weak tornado briefly touched down in Roscommon County

The National Weather Service has confirmed a weak tornado touched down in Roscommon County on Wednesday afternoon.

Learn more here.

🐶 Dog ejected from vehicle in Idaho crash found herding sheep

Weather: Temps nearing 90 degrees Friday

Metro Detroit weather forecast for June 11, 2021 -- 7 a.m. Update
Metro Detroit weather forecast for June 11, 2021 -- 7 a.m. Update

COVID in Michigan 💉

The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 891,615 as of Thursday, including 19,479 deaths, state officials report.

Thursday’s update includes a total of 301 new cases and 40 additional deaths, including 28 deaths identified during a review of records. On Wednesday, the state announced a total of 891,314 cases and 19,439 deaths.

Testing has been steady around 30,000 diagnostic tests reported per day on average, with the 7-day positive rate just above 2% as of Thursday, the lowest in several weeks. Hospitalizations have declined over the last several weeks.

The state’s 7-day moving average for daily cases was 301 on Thursday. The 7-day death average was 34 on Thursday. The state’s fatality rate is 2.2%. The state also reports “active cases,” which were listed at 34,300 on Thursday.

More than 830,000 people have recovered from COVID-19 in Michigan.

Michigan has reported more than 8.6 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered as of Thursday, with 60% of 16+ residents having received at least one dose while 51.2% of 16+ residents are considered fully vaccinated.

Here’s a look at more of the data:

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