Morning 4: Michigan Sen. Mallory McMorrow goes viral with fiery speech -- and more news

Here are the top stories for the morning of April 20, 2022

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Morning 4 is a quick roundup of stories we think you should know about to start your day. So, let’s get to the news.


Viral speech: Michigan Sen. Mallory McMorrow fires back at colleague’s ‘grooming’ accusation

A Michigan state senator’s passionate speech has gone viral after she took to the Senate Floor to defend herself against unsubstantiated claims made by another lawmaker in a campaign email.

Democratic Michigan Sen. Mallory McMorrow on Tuesday addressed the state Senate in response to an unproven allegation that she wants to “groom and sexualize kindergartners.” The accusation was made in a fundraising email earlier this week by Republican state legislator Lana Theis.

Read more and see the speech here.


Man who sexually assaulted woman in middle seat of Delta flight to Detroit claims he was asleep, feds say

A man who was caught sexually assaulting the 19-year-old woman sitting in the middle seat next to him on a Delta flight to Detroit blamed it on his hands moving while he slept, according to authorities.

Read the report here.


You can’t recycle these 7 things curbside in Michigan, even though you want to

Sometimes, an item just feels like it should be thrown in the recycling bin. But you may not be guessing right. And that can cause big problems for local recycling programs.

If an item is not on the approved list for your local recycling program, it’s probably because they can’t manage it appropriately.

Here are seven items that are commonly misunderstood as things you can recycle in Michigan.


Video: Sterling Heights police chase car, man transporting 20,000 fentanyl pills from Mexican cartel

Sterling Heights police released video of officers chasing down a car and an illegal immigrant who transported 20,000 fentanyl pills into the city from a Mexican drug cartel, officials said.

See the story here.


Weather: Warming up Wednesday without the wet weather

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