Ex-deputy gets 18 years after detainees drown in locked van
A deputy in South Carolina whose police van was swept away by floodwaters in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, drowning two women seeking mental health treatment trapped in a cage in the back was sentenced Thursday to 18 years in prison. A Marion County jury found former Horry County deputy Stephen Flood guilty of two counts of involuntary manslaughter and two counts of reckless homicide. Judges ordered Wendy Newton, 45, and Nicolette Green, 43, to be involuntarily committed the day they died, but their families said they were not violent.news.yahoo.com
3 kinds of flood insurance and what they don’t cover
Flooded streets. Storage bins floating in a waterlogged basement. Piles of moldy belongings lining the curb. These sights are only becoming more common when Spring weather hits Michigan each year. And what follows usually involves frustrating phone calls with insurance companies and budget-breaking bills.
You’re in for a fun night at this Detroit bar and grille
As we continue to celebrate Black History month, we want to introduce you to a restaurant that’s been popular in Detroit for a long while. It’s known for providing good music, a fun atmosphere, and some mouth-watering soul food. We’re talking about Flood’s Bar and Grille in downtown Detroit.
Macomb, Oakland residents impacted by summer flood can apply for one-time food assistance payment
Low-income residents of Macomb and Oakland counties who were impacted by flooding this past June and did not receive food assistance benefits during July 2021 can soon apply for federal Disaster Food Assistance Program benefits, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's office announced Tuesday.
A homeless man was arrested for a 43-cent ‘theft’ of a Mountain Dew. He could face 7 years in prison.
Joseph Sobolewski might have misinterpreted a store's 2 for $3 deal. He underpaid for a Mountain Dew by 43 cents, and because he has old theft convictions, he's being held on $50,000 bond for pocket change.washingtonpost.com
Great Lakes Water Authority identifies issue at SE Detroit pump station ahead of flood threat
With several inches of rain expected to fall across Metro Detroit over the next few days, the Great Lakes Water Authority is warning residents to remain alert and be prepared for potential flooding -- especially after an issue was discovered at a local pump station.