41 charges filed in Flint water crisis investigation, officials say
FLINT, Mich. – Forty-one charges have been filed in a Flint water investigation, according to officials. Those facing serious multiple felonies include Nick Lyon, former director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services with nine felony counts of involuntary manslaughter and two other misdemeanors. Nine charged in Flint water crisis probe: (First row, From top left to right). Snyder in the Flint water crisisREAD: Residents weigh in after criminal charges announced in Flint water crisis investigationRichard Baird, who acted as Snyder’s transportation manager, faces felonies including extortion for how, prosecutors said, he tried to manage the crisis once it hit. The remaining people charged include two Flint emergency managers, a former Flint director of the Department of Public Works, Snyder’s communications director and a current MDHHS manager.
6 COVID-19 cases linked to wedding reception in Genesee County, officials said
GENESSE COUNTY, Mich. – Six cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases are linked to an Aug. 15 wedding reception at the Flushing Valley Golf & Country Club, the Genesee County Health Department confirmed Tuesday. County officials said more than 100 people attended the indoor reception and could be at risk of contracting the virus. Gretchen Whitmer issued Executive Order 2020-110 in June that limited attendances to no more than 10 people indoors and 100 people outdoors. The Genesee County Health Department is conducting an investigation and reaching out to people who attended the event. Anyone who attended the reception is asked to call the county health department at 810-257-1017 to report any illness, to get tested as soon as possible and self-quarantine at home through Aug. 29.