Michigan man sentenced for COVID-19 relief fraud
A Michigan man was sentenced today to 32 months in federal prison for fraudulently seeking nearly $1 million in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans guaranteed by the Small Business Administration (SBA) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
2 found dead after Upper Peninsula house explosion
HARDWOOD, Mich. – Emergency crews found two people dead following a house explosion in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, police said. The explosion happened Thursday morning near the Dickinson County community of Hardwood, according to Michigan State Police. The two people were located dead at the scene. Authorities didn’t immediately release the identities of those killed. State police said investigators were working to determine what caused the explosion.
Michigan agency removes foxes, coyotes from unlicensed rehab
MICHIGAN – Officials removed a half-dozen red foxes, three coyotes and other animals from an unlicensed rehabilitation center in western Michigan where the owner’s 2-year-old granddaughter lost an arm after reaching into a pen that housed two wolf-dog hybrids. The agency said it learned in August that a girl had been bitten in July after putting her arm into a cage. Pearson, 59, said Saturday that Cullen told her in July that she could start taking in wildlife at Howling Timbers and that she was licensed. Pearson said the animals are not bred at Howling Timbers and that her organization collects them from inside and outside Michigan. The girl was rushed to a hospital where she underwent surgery on her right arm, Pearson added.