Morning Briefing Jan. 21, 2022: Farmington Hills pharmacist sentenced to prison; Man killed outside Oak Park apartments

Here are this morning’s top stories

Farmington Hills pharmacist sentenced to prison for role in $9.8 million fraud scheme

A Dearborn Heights man who worked at a pharmacy in Farmington Hills has been sentenced to prison for his role in a $9.8 million fraud scheme.

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Man shot, killed outside Oak Park apartment complex

A 33-year-old man was shot and killed outside of an Oak Park apartment complex Thursday night.

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New audio shows Michigan Republican Party co-chair reportedly tell crowd that Trump directed fake electors plot

New audio files reportedly capture a member of Michigan’s Republican Party claiming that the former president’s campaign directed party members to help overturn the results of the 2020 election.

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Mushie & Co recalls silicone pacifier over choking hazard

Baby product company Mushie & Co is recalling more than 300,000 FRIGG silicone pacifiers due to a potential choking hazard.

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Hamtramck Judge apologizes to 72-year-old cancer patient after shaming him for weeds

Hamtramck District Judge Alexis G. Krot is apologizing to a 72-year old cancer patient who she criticized and wanted to give jail time to due to overgrown weeds on his property.

Learn more here.

Weather forecast: Frigid Friday morning, cold and bright afternoon

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

COVID in Michigan 🦠

Michigan reported 86,009 new cases of COVID-19 and 501 virus-related deaths Wednesday -- an average of 17,201.8 cases over a five-day period. Of the 501 deaths announced Wednesday, 346 were identified during a Vital Records review.

Wednesday’s update brings the total number of confirmed COVID cases in Michigan to 1,832,716, including 28,980 deaths. These numbers are up from 1,746,707 cases and 28,479 deaths, as of last Friday.

Read the latest COVID report here.

About the Author:

Cassidy Johncox is a senior digital news editor covering stories across the spectrum, with a special focus on politics and community issues.