Morning 4: State says owners of failed mid-Michigan dam negligent, at fault -- and more news

Here are the top stories for the morning of May 26, 2023

This photo shows a view of a dam on Wixom Lake in Edenville, Mich., Tuesday, May 19, 2020. People living along two mid-Michigan lakes and parts of a river have been evacuated following several days of heavy rain that produced flooding and put pressure on dams in the area. (Kaytie Boomer/The Bay City Times via AP) (Kaytie Boomer, Kaytie Boomer |

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.

State says evidence shows owners of failed mid-Michigan dam were negligent

The Department of the Attorney General filed a motion on Thursday after uncovering crucial facts pointing to negligence among former owners regarding the 2020 failure of the Edenville Dam.

According to a release from Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel’s office, the department on Thursday filed a motion as part of the ongoing action against the former owners of the failed Edenville Dam, Boyce Hydro Power.

Read the report here.

Shelby Township man killed after truck crosses Telegraph Road, crashes through retaining wall

A Shelby Township man was killed after he lost control of his truck and crashed into a retaining wall, according to Michigan State Police.

See more here.

127 years ago: The Great Cyclone hits Oakland County

The Great Cyclone of 1896 is one of only four F5 tornadoes to ever hit Michigan -- and it is still our state’s second-deadliest tornado in history.

127 years ago, the cyclone killed 47 people and injured 100 others as it tore through Oakland County.

Learn more here.

85 years ago: How Dearborn’s Battle of the Overpass helped shape the American labor movement

An event that helped shape the American labor movement took place right here in Dearborn 85 years ago.

Read the report here.

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