Morning 4: Republican Kevin McCarthy elected House speaker early Saturday -- and other news

Here are the top stories for the morning of Jan. 7, 2023

Dean of the House Rep. Hal Rogers, R-Ky., swears in Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., as House Speaker on the House floor at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, early Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) (Andrew Harnik, Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

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.

McCarthy elected House speaker in rowdy post-midnight vote

Republican Kevin McCarthy was elected House speaker on a historic post-midnight 15th ballot early Saturday, overcoming holdouts from his own ranks and floor tensions that boiled over after a chaotic week that tested the new GOP majority’s ability to govern.

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Body cam footage showing an officer shooting, killing man in Bath Township released to public

The Bath Township Police Department released body cam footage of a deadly shooting where an officer shot and killed a man.

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‘The pain is not getting better’: Detroit mother searching for son’s killer 10 years later

Ten years later and a Detroit mother is seeking justice for her son, Petty Officer Terrence Hill Jr., who was killed on Detroit’s west side.

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Volunteer veterinarians desperately needed at Detroit Animal Care and Control

A call for help has been issued as Detroit Animal Care and Control no longer has a veterinarian.

The shelter’s longtime vet is moving on, and as of Friday (Jan. 6), there is no veterinary staff in place at the shelter.

Learn more here.

Weather: Cloud cover sticks around with chilly temperatures in Metro Detroit

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