Ariz. Gov-Elect Katie Hobbs wants Kari Lake sanctioned: CBS News Flash Dec. 27, 2022
Democratic Gov.-elect Katie Hobbs of Arizona and Maricopa County have asked a court to sanction Kari Lake after a judge ruled against Lake's attempt to declare herself the winner of the November election. The FDA says 4 lots of the blood pressure medication Quinapril have been recalled over concerns it could raise the risk of cancer. And NYC is prepping for its big New Year’s Eve bash: The 7-foot high numbers, 20-23, have been installed on top of One Times Square.news.yahoo.com
Pets of the week: Lake and Corey are looking for their forever homes
JACKSON, MI -- The Jackson County Animal Shelter, 3770 Spring Arbor Road, has many pets available for adoption. Lake is solid white with brown patches on her face. The dog adoption fee is $150 for medium and large dogs and $250 for puppies and small dogs, which includes vaccinations, microchip and sterilization. Cat adoption fees are $60 for one cat, $80 for two, which includes applicable tests, vaccines and spay/neutering. See more pets available for adoption at Petango.com.mlive.com
Lake refuses to concede in Arizona governor's race she lost
Refusing to concede, Kari Lake, the defeated Republican candidate for Arizona governor, said Thursday she is assembling lawyers and collecting evidence of voters having trouble casting ballots on Election Day as she considers her next move. Before the election, she had refused to say that she would concede if she lost the race to Democrat Katie Hobbs. “What happened to Arizonans on Election Day is unforgivable,” she said.news.yahoo.com
Kari Lake declines to concede, says she’s assembling legal team
Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake (R) declined to concede governor race to Democrat Katie Hobbs Thursday, raising concerns about the election process. The Associated Press and other outlets projected that Hobbs won the race on Monday. But Lake indicated she is assembling a legal team that is “collecting evidence and data” pertaining to the electoral…news.yahoo.com
Why Kari Lake’s path to victory is closing fast
With less than 10 percent of the estimated vote left to count in Arizona’s governor race, Democrat Katie Hobbs leads Republican Kari Lake by 24,772 raw votes as of Monday afternoon — just 1 percentage point. Lake is expected to further close Hobbs’s lead, but the Republican’s path to victory looks increasingly narrow after recent…news.yahoo.com
In Arizona, election officials fight off torrent of conspiracy theories as vote count continues
As the aftermath of the 2020 election showed, the period between when polls close and results are announced can be a dangerous time for election officials, who are forced to battle unfounded fraud allegations.latimes.com
Fox News anchor pushes back on Kari Lake attacking the press
Fox News anchor John Roberts questioned Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake’s pointed attack on the press on Election Day. Lake tore into the media writ large during a press gaggle Tuesday after a journalist asked her if she’d serve a full term if elected amid speculation of loftier political goals in 2024. “I’m going…news.yahoo.com
Maricopa County election machine issues spark failed GOP lawsuit, conspiracy theories
County officials announced Tuesday morning that ballot counting machines were malfunctioning in 20% of the 223 vote centers across the county, prompting former President Trump to make unfounded allegations of a stolen election on his Truth Social platform.latimes.com
Arizona governor candidate Kari Lake jokes about Paul Pelosi attack
Kari Lake, the Republican nominee for governor of Arizona, made light Monday of the violent assault against Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) husband on Friday. “It is not impossible to protect our kids at school. They act like it is,” Lake said at a campaign stop along her “Ask Me Anything” tour. “Nancy Pelosi — well,…news.yahoo.com
New debate drama emerges in race for Arizona governor
Kari Lake, the Republican candidate for Arizona governor, blasted a Phoenix PBS affiliate Wednesday for scheduling an interview with her Democratic rival, Katie Hobbs, saying the move makes it easier for Hobbs to avoid a debate. A state commission that organizes political debates abruptly canceled a one-on-one interview with Lake that the PBS station was scheduled to broadcast Wednesday after learning of the station's plans to interview Hobbs next week.news.yahoo.com
MAGA Guv Candidate’s Abortion Stance Gets Even Wackier
Mario Tama/GettyArizona gubernatorial candidate and MAGA hardliner Kari Lake claimed in an interview aired Sunday that “true choice” means the option for a woman to keep her baby or put it up for adoption. Along the way, she awkwardly tried to reconcile her own recent hardline stance on banning abortion with an electorate that pulled the lever for Joe Biden two years ago.“I’m for giving women true choices,” Lake said on CBS’ Face the Nation. “When they walk into an abortion center, they’re onlynews.yahoo.com
Contractor caused gas leak before fire in Kalamazoo, Consumers Energy says
KALAMAZOO, MI – A contractor doing work for Consumers Energy damaged an underground natural gas pipeline before a fire started last week. Related: Kalamazoo neighborhood evacuated after ruptured gas line catches fire in streetA contractor for Consumers Energy hit and damaged the underground line, Consumers spokesperson Josh Paciorek told MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette. Fires because of underground gas leaks are extremely rare, Paciorek said. The intersection is expected to reopen Friday, Sept. 16, with all-way stop signs, city spokesperson Mike Smith said. People are encouraged to call 811 before digging underground, Paciorek said.mlive.com
California wildfires threaten mountain communities
Firefighters on Friday struggled to control raging California wildfires that have grown explosively during extreme heat and forced thousands of residents to flee mountain communities at both ends of the state. The Fairview Fire in Southern California covered about 37 square miles (95 square kilometers) of Riverside County and was just 5% contained. To the north in the Sierra Nevada, the Mosquito Fire burned out of control, scorching at least 20 square miles (52 square kilometers) and threatening 3,600 homes in Placer and El Dorado counties, while blanketing the region in smoke.news.yahoo.com
Kalamazoo neighborhood evacuated after ruptured gas line catches fire in street
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Authorities have evacuated several homes in a Kalamazoo neighborhood after a ruptured gas line caught fire. The fire is in the area of Lake and Mills streets and was reported about 5:50 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8. The natural gas line is reported to be in a construction zone. Firefighters responding to the area reported heavy smoke from the fire. Firefighters reported that a 4-inch natural gas line ruptured and was burning under ground.mlive.com
Michigan officials warn people to be aware, use caution on ice
CHICAGO, IL - JANUARY 21: A man walks on ice along the shore of Lake Michigan as storm clouds, which dumped several inches of lake-effect snow on the city, heads east over the Lake on January 21, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)LANSING, Mich. – Authorities in Michigan are warning people to be extremely cautious on frozen bodies of water after six snowmobiles have fallen through ice in less than two weeks. State Conservation officers in southeastern Michigan are seeing snowmobilers riding into open water and falling through ice, said Sgt. In Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, officers responded Jan. 22 to reports of a drowning after strong winds created a pressure crack in ice over Lake Michigan. “Be aware of the ice conditions before you go out,” Becker said.
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Ice fisherman drowns in Lake Michigan in Upper Peninsula
GARDEN, Mich. – A 64-year-old man drowned in a Lake Michigan bay when his off-road vehicle hit open water, authorities said. Edward Lester of Garden was at Big Bay De Noc, off Delta County, for ice fishing Thursday. Ice in the area was 4 to 5 inches thick but "recent high winds caused the crack to open,” said Lt. Eugene “Skip” Hagy of the Department of Natural Resources. Pressure cracks are very hazardous and can occur very fast, particularly on large bodies of water,” Hagy said. Authorities were contacted when Lester’s wife said he had not returned from a routine fishing trip.
When will the ice crack at a UP lake? Guess right and win
An Upper Peninsula community is selling chances to guess when replica mining equipment will fall through ice at Teal Lake as the lake’s ice cover melts. It's an annual fundraiser organized by the Negaunee Lions Club and the Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce. “With the increasing popularity of the Teal Lake Melt-Down fundraiser we’re hoping payouts continue to rise each year,” organizers said. In 2019, the winning guess was April 26. The winning entry must be purchased at least 48 hours prior to the structure falling through the ice.
State dismisses case challenging Nestle’s water withdrawal permit in Michigan
A 2018 case challenging Nestle’s permit to extract Michigan water and sell it for a profit has been dismissed by the state’s environmental department on Friday. Residents have also shown outrage over the company taking Michigan water almost for free and turning it into a huge profit. In 2018, residents told Local 4 that the creek was thriving a few years ago, but things have changed because of the water Nestle is pumping out. In an effort to ramp up the legal fight against Nestle’s use of Michigan water, environmental groups requested that Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel step in back in July of this year. Our water use in Michigan ranks us far down on the list of the state’s top water users.
Court hearing reveals new details in domestic terrorism plot to kidnap Gov. Whitmer
Court hearing reveals new details in domestic terrorism plot to kidnap Gov. WhitmerPublished: October 16, 2020, 12:08 pmThe preliminary hearing began Tuesday and featured hours of testimony by a lead FBI agent on the Michigan case, revealing new detail about investigators' use of confidential informants, undercover agents and encrypted communication to thwart the purported scheme.
Domestic terror plot leader wanted to leave Whitmer on boat in middle of Lake Michigan, FBI says
Gretchen Whitmer wanted to leave her on a boat in the middle of Lake Michigan after kidnapping her, an FBI agent testified. Adam Fox, 34, of Grand Rapids, was one of five Michigan men in court Tuesday on charges that they conspired to kidnap the governor. Trask was asked why the men had been inspecting a boat ramp while plotting to kidnap Whitmer. “To be able to get a boat and take the governor out on the boat, leaving the area,” Trask said. Fox stated his plan or his idea was to take her out on the boat and leave her out in the middle of Lake Michigan,” Trask said.
Swimmers caught in Lake Michigan rip current rescued
PARK TOWNSHIP, Mich. Two men have been rescued from Lake Michigan after they were caught in a rip current while swimming. The 34-year-old and 32-year-old men were at Holland State Park in western Michigans Park Township early Sunday evening when they were swept into deeper water, according to the Ottawa County sheriff's office. A jet ski operator was able to get one of the men to a pier where bystanders began cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Another jet ski operator was able to take the second man to a beach where he was evaluated by paramedics. The sheriffs office said a no-swimming notice was posted at the state park where three people have drowned this year.
Bald eagle shows air superiority in Michigan, sends states drone into lake
Environmental quality analyst and drone pilot Hunter King said he had completed about seven minutes of the mapping flight when satellite reception became spotty. King pressed a button to return the $950 drone to him and was viewing his video screen when the drone began to twirl. Two birdwatchers who were nearby saw the bird attack something but told officials they didnt realize it was a drone. The drone sent 27 warning notifications in the 3.5 seconds that it took to spiral to the water, including one noting that a propeller was missing. Data later revealed that it landed in 4 feet of water about 150 feet offshore.
Port Huron man takes job at nursing home to see his wife during COVID-19 pandemic
FORT GRATIOT TOWNSHIP, Mich. A Port Huron man took a job at a nursing home so he could see his wife of 62 years after they were separated for four months by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Larry and Carol Burnett have been married for 62 years, but he was separated from her when the COVID-19 pandemic struck. For the past two years, Carol has lived at Regency on the Lake, a care home in Fort Gratiot Township near Port Huron. You know, after 62 years, it was almost like we were one person.When the pandemic hit, all visitors, including Larry, were shut out. Sandra Ball, the activities director for Regency on the Lake, had an idea involving an open part-time job.
Black candidates push race debate into GOP-held districts
The reenergized movement against racial inequality and police brutality following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis has amplified the voices of Black candidates across the country. Its just a total shift.The reenergized movement against racial inequality has amplified the voices of Black candidates, in some cases pushing the political debate over race into Republican-leaning areas. Democrats say they've seen a significant boost in fundraising and other engagement for candidates running on racial justice issues, and believe it could help the party flip some Republican-held districts in November. It was the kind of fundraising appeal that typically would bring in about $1.50 for every $1 a congressional campaign spent on the ad buy. Other Black candidates are seeing a similar trend, she said.
Mothers ashes recovered after being swept away during Midland floods
When the village of Sanford was hit by massive flooding in May, Kathy Parsch set out to find her mothers ashes. ORIGINAL STORY: Sanford woman kayaks to floating home swept away by flood to recover mothers ashesSurrounded by unthinkable destruction, there wasnt a dry eye as Parschs ashes were pulled from mud. She was joined by friends on kayaks to paddle through the wreckage to find Parschs home in a river. After visiting the house seven times, Parsch couldnt find her mothers ashes. Her mothers ashes were found the day before Sanford officials would start scooping up debris to haul away.
Communities chip in for family expecting child who lost everything in Midland flood
Communities chip in for family expecting child who lost everything in Midland floodPublished: May 27, 2020, 6:18 pmWhen flood waters came through Midland County last week, it pushed Sam and Richie O’Keefe’s home against the post office.
Communities chip in for family expecting child who lost everything in Midland flood
When flood waters came through Midland County last week, it pushed Sam and Richie OKeefes home against the post office. The couple is expecting to give birth to their daughter Sydney Thursday. Everything the family had prepared for baby Sydney was washed away when the dam broke. RELATED: Midland County residents sue state of Michigan over Edenville Dam failureThe couple shared their story on social media and people rushed to help -- one person drove three hours to drop off some baby items. The couple said its overwhelming how helpful others have been for Sydney.
Midland County residents sue state of Michigan over Edenville Dam failure
A 28-page complaint was filed in the Michigan Court of Claims by Edenville, Mich. residents David and Andrew Krieger and James and Margaret Sperling. The Kriegers and Sperlings own adjacent properties and homes on the banks of the Tittabawassee River less than a mile south of the Edenville Dam. According to the complaint, the 96-year-old earthen embankment failed after several days of heavy rain on May 19, 2020. The complaint states that the failure of the Edenville Dam and subsequent flooding of a large area in Midland County was caused, in part, by a failure of EGLE to order the necessary repairs to the dam. For decades, federal regulators had demanded changes to the design of the Edenville Dam to improve its ability to withstand flooding, and federal regulators had warned since at least 1993 that the dam failed to meet safety requirements, reads the complaint.