Morning Briefing Jan. 29, 2022: Several Wayne County bridges overdue for replacement; Suspect arrested in St. Clair Shores after police chase

Here are this morning’s top stories

Several Wayne County bridges are overdue for replacement

‘We are very vulnerable’: Several Wayne County bridges overdue for replacement

In the wake of a frightening bridge collapse in Pennsylvania, the Local 4 Defenders reveal several Metro Detroit bridges that were supposed to be replaced months ago.

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Suspect in custody after shots fired during St. Clair Shores police chase

A man was taken into police custody following a police chase that ended in St. Clair Shores.

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Oakland University apologizes after mistakenly telling thousands they earned huge scholarships

The college admissions process is already extremely stressful for students, and what happened earlier this month at Oakland University made it even more stressful.

In January, 5,500 students were told they received close to full-ride scholarships -- only to be told later that it was a mistake.

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Michigan fake pro-Trump electors subpoenaed by US House panel

The chairperson and secretary of a group of 16 Michigan Republicans who signed a false certificate claiming Donald Trump won Michigan’s electoral votes have been subpoenaed by the US House Committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection.

Learn more here.


Meningitis case: Health officials encourage MSU, U-M students who attended certain parties go on antibiotics

Two universities and two counties are working together in hopes of saving lives after a University of Michigan student was found to have meningitis.

See the report here.


Weather forecast: Bright, bitter cold Saturday

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

COVID in Michigan 🦠

Michigan reported 26,309 new cases of COVID-19 and 173 virus-related deaths Friday -- an average of 13,154.5 cases over a two-day period. The deaths announced Friday include 121 identified during a Vital Records review.

Friday’s update brings the total number of confirmed COVID cases in Michigan to 1,959,371, including 29,778 deaths. These numbers are up from 1,933,062 cases and 29,605 deaths, as of Wednesday.

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.