Morning 4: Michigan to become 20th state to adopt red flag laws -- and other news

Here are the top stories for the morning of May 22, 2023

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer delivers her State of the State address to a joint session of the House and Senate, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023, at the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich. ((AP Photo/Al Goldis))

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.

Michigan about to enact red flag laws: Here’s how they work

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is poised to sign red flag legislation into law on Monday, adding it to other gun safety measures recently enacted in the wake of the Michigan State University shootings.

Red flag laws establish certain steps that can help keep guns out of the hands of people who are in crisis, and who pose a danger to themselves or others. As of Monday, Michigan will be one of 20 states that have some sort of red flag law in place.

Here’s how they work and why they could make a difference.

Detroit mother charged with murder after 4-year-old son dies from fentanyl

A Detroit mother has been charged with murder more than a year after her 4-year-old son died from fentanyl, officials said.

Read more here.

Standoff with Brighton police in Meijer parking lot ends after man is found dead

A man was found dead Sunday following a standoff with Brighton police in the parking lot of a Meijer store.

See the report here.

Recall Roundup: Target candles, waffle makers, mini fridges, other recalls to know from last week

We’re tracking the biggest recalls to know about from last week, including Target candles, waffle makers, allergy medicine and more.

See the list of recalls here.

Weather: Tracking sunshine, slightly lower temps this week in Metro Detroit

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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.