Neighbors come together to capture rabid raccoon terrorizing children walking to school in Troy
A clearly sick raccoon was aggressive, foaming at the mouth and jumping around multiple homes Friday morning in Troy in a neighborhood filled with young children walking to school just feet from the subdivision.
Michigan governor’s workgroup lays groundwork for return-to-office plan
On Tuesday, a group of business and health leaders laid the groundwork to answer that very question. Right now the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration order keeping offices largely closed expires in the middle of April. Many Michigan business groups, including chambers of commerce, want employees back in the office. Whether an employee is required to do so to create that policy by making a determination if an employee’s work can feasibly be completed remotely. AdVIEW: Tracking Michigan COVID-19 vaccine doses 💉VIEW: Tracking coronavirus cases, outbreaks in Michigan schools
Ann Arbor asks owners of tall buildings to turn off lights to help migrating birds
ANN ARBOR – During the spring and fall migrations, more than 250 birds migrate at night over Michigan. Brightly-lit tall buildings disorient the birds and some will circle these buildings until their either die from colliding with the structure or from exhaustion. According to scientists, hundreds of millions of birds die annually as a result of these encounters with tall buildings. AdProperty owners of tall buildings as well as residents or office workers are encouraged to turn off their lights or close their shades after 11 p.m. during Safe Passages Great Lakes Days. Those who work in tall buildings at night are also encouraged to use desk lamps or other dim lights to minimize perimeter lighting at night.
Impeachment? Vindication? What comes next in Cuomo probe
(Office of the NY Governor via AP)ALBANY, N.Y. – New York’s attorney general has promised a thorough investigation of allegations that Gov. Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins said Wednesday that if the investigation shows something inappropriate did happen, Cuomo should resign. If Cuomo refused to go, one option could be impeachment. No lawmakers have expressed public support for censuring Cuomo amid the investigation, and there’s no indication it’s being floated as an option down the road. It's also possible that a prosecutor could bring criminal penalties based on the attorney general's report, according to Rifkin.
Michigan SOS: More than 250 audits confirm accuracy, integrity of state’s 2020 election
FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020 photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson addresses the state in Lansing, Mich., accompanied by Gov. Further, auditors found that 83 percent of the counting boards were balanced or explained, up from 27 percent at the close of the county canvass. In Sterling Heights, 71 percent were balanced or explained, compared to 58 percent at the end of the canvass. Further, the Sterling Heights audit was the first absentee ballot counting board ever audited in the state. Such errors are often corrected or explained in the county canvass, but time constraints make that more difficult, especially in high-population jurisdictions.
Cuomo sorry for remarks aide 'misinterpreted' as harassment
By day's end, Cuomo acquiesced to demands that Attorney General Letitia James control the inquiry. Calls for an investigation mounted after a second former employee of Cuomo's administration went public Saturday with harassment claims. AdHer accusation came days after another former aide, Lindsey Boylan, a former economic development adviser, elaborated on harassment allegations she first made in December. New York’s two U.S. senators, Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, both said an independent investigation was essential. AdJames fueled some of that criticism by issuing a report saying the Cuomo administration had undercounted deaths.
The count goes on — with Biden on the cusp of presidency
WASHINGTON – Democrat Joe Biden stood on the cusp of winning the presidency Friday night, three days after Election Day, as the long, exacting work of counting votes widened his lead over President Donald Trump in critical battleground states. There was intense focus on Pennsylvania, where Biden led Trump by more than 27,000 votes, and Nevada, where the Democrat led by about 22,000. In Pennsylvania, officials were not allowed to begin processing mail-in ballots until Election Day under state law. In Nevada, there were a number of provisional ballots cast by voters who registered on Election Day, and officials had to verify their eligibility. The AP has declared Biden the winner in Arizona and said Thursday that it was monitoring the vote count as it proceeded.
EXPLAINER: A closer look at Arizona
Election officials arrive for work at the Maricopa County Recorder's Office, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, in Phoenix. The Associated Press has called the race in Arizona for Democrat Joe Biden. “The Associated Press continues to watch and analyze vote count results from Arizona as they come in,” said Sally Buzbee, AP’s executive editor. Many of the gains have been driven by the shifting politics of Maricopa County, which is home to Phoenix and its suburbs. Maricopa County accounts for 60% of the state’s vote.
Representative from West Bloomfield Clerk’s Office will not go to your home and ask for your absentee ballot
WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. – Officials are reminding residents that a representative from the West Bloomfield Clerk’s Office would never go to someone’s home and offer to deliver their ballot for them. READ: Voting by mail in Michigan for 2020 General Election: What to knowThe West Bloomfield Clerk’s Office posted on Facebook reporting that someone had posted to the social media platform Nextdoor and said that a representative from the clerk’s office would be going to people’s doors offering to return their ballot. The information posted to Nextdoor is false. Nobody from the clerk’s office will go to your door and offer to return your ballot to the office for you. The ballot envelope states who may be in possession of an absentee ballot.
Ann Arbor City Clerk’s Office extends hours in October
ANN ARBOR – With the general election just 26 days away, the Ann Arbor City Clerk’s office announced it will be open extended hours every Wednesday through the end of the month. Wednesday hours at Larcom City Hall are now 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Starting tonight, Ann Arbor City Clerk’s Office at Larcom City Hall, 301 E. Huron St., is open extended hours every Wednesday in October - 8 a.m.-7 p.m.! https://t.co/uwXQqekwRQ #A2Votes — City of Ann Arbor (@A2GOV) October 7, 2020The clerk’s office will also be open on the last two Saturdays of the month (Oct. 24 and 31) from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.Larcom City Hall is at 301 E. Huron St.Also new this year, the city clerk’s office has set up a satellite office at the University of Michigan Museum of Art. All residents are welcome to visit the office located inside the first floor Stenn Gallery at 525 S. State St.For more information about voting in Ann Arbor, visit the city’s election website.
Investigation opened into match-fixing at French Open match
PARIS – The Paris prosecutor’s office has opened a police investigation into suspicions of match-fixing at the French Open. The Paris prosecutor’s office said the investigation is centered on suspicions concerning one match at Roland Garros and also casting a broader look for any other evidence. German newspaper Die Welt and French sports daily L’Equipe said there were suspicious betting patterns in the first round of a women’s doubles match on Sept. 30. The prosecutor’s office said probe was opened on Oct. 1, the day after. The French tennis federation, which runs the French Open, referred all questions to the Tennis Integrity Unit, which oversees corruption investigations in the sport.
How do ventilation systems help or hurt us when it comes to COVID-19?
DETROIT – As children return to indoor classrooms and colder weather increases indoor activities for everyone, research into the way ventilation systems can help or hurt us when it comes to coronavirus (COVID-19) is important. They concluded that many modern office buildings may increase the risk of exposure to COVID-19. Many indoor heating and cooling systems have been designed to maximize energy efficiency, leading to a decreased exchange with fresh outdoor air. The very design of many ventilation systems can also contribute to contaminated aerosols staying in a room. If you’re in an office and have access to a window, open it, or at least crack it to allow fresh air in.
Inside Ann Arbor’s satellite voting office; council approves $100M riverfront site; psychedelic mushrooms now legal
(A4)🏙 Ann Arbor City Council approved this week plans to redevelop the old DTE Energy site on Broadway. (MLive)🍄 City council also voted this week to make psychedelic mushrooms legal in Ann Arbor. (A4)🔥 The city of Ann Arbor will kick off its fall controlled burn season next month with a virtual Q&A meeting. (A4)🎻 Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra has partnered with the Kerrytown Concert House to launch its 2020 fall season. All About Ann Arbor is powered by ClickOnDetroit/WDIV.
Los Angeles jury recommends death penalty for the 'Hollywood Ripper'
CNN VideoLOS ANGELES (CNN) - A jury has recommended the death penalty for Michael Gargiulo, known as the "Hollywood Ripper," the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said Friday. The jury, made up of six men and six women, deliberated for "several hours" before reaching the death sentence recommendation, the office said in a release. A second murder victim, Mario Bruno, a neighbor of Gargiulo's, was killed and mutilated in December 2005. Gargiulo's sentencing is scheduled for February 28, the DA's office said. He has also been charged in a 1993 slaying in the Chicago area, the DA's office said.
NASCAR gives tickets to Earnhardt Jr. crash first responders
NTSB has arrived at the scene where Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s plane crashed on Thursday in Elizabethton, Tennessee. (CNN) - NASCAR paid back the first responders of the plane crash that Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his family survived with a night at the races. The Carter County Tennessee Sheriff's Office said it got free tickets to the Bristol Motor Speedway night race along with others who responded to the crash. "We had a great time with our first responder family at the BMS night race! A big thank you to NASCAR for giving us and all the agencies that responded to Dale Jr.'s plane crash free tickets!," it said on Facebook.
Deputies escort son of fallen colleague to first day of school
Sheriff's deputies escort 9-year-old Caden Dixon -- here with mom Stephanie -- to his first day of class. GAINESVILLE, Ga. - The members of the Hall County, Georgia, Sheriff's Office knew that the first day of school would be difficult for Caden Dixon; it marked one month since his dad died in the line of duty. Because Deputy Nicolas Blane Dixon of Gainesville, Georgia, couldn't be there for his 9-year-old son's first day of class, the other deputies stepped in. "He was having a rough morning because he didn't want to go to school without his dad being there," Sgt. "Since the tragedy last month, members of the watch and other deputies, particularly Sgt.
Meek Mill to get new trial and judge
Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images(CNN) - A Pennsylvania appeals court overturned Meek Mill's 2008 conviction on gun and drug charges Wednesday, ordering a new trial and judge in the case. The Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled that a trial judge erred in not granting the Philadelphia rapper a new trial "based on after-discovered evidence," in accordance with the state's Post-Conviction Relief Act, it said in its ruling. "I'd like to thank the Pennsylvania Superior Court for overturning my conviction and granting me a new trial. Roc Nation is an entertainment company founded by Jay-Z, with whom Meek has collaborated on numerous ventures of late, both commercial and philanthropic. The two also announced Wednesday that Meek's Dream Chasers Records label will fall under the Roc Nation umbrella.
Florida man admits to lighting firecrackers under a child's bed
CRESTVIEW, Fla. - A Florida man told Sheriff's deputies that he threw firecrackers under the bed of a sleeping 9-year-old girl in a "prank gone wrong," according to a post on the Okaloosa Sheriff's Office Facebook page. Matthew Morrison, 44, of Crestview, Florida, was arrested Saturday after deputies responded to a home after the explosion woke the little girl. The owner of the house where this happened told the Sheriff's office that Morrison lives in a tent outside the house and came inside without permission, according to the Sheriff's Office Facebook post. Responding officers spoke with the little girl who said the explosion scared her, making her cry and shake, according to the Facebook post. The Sheriff's Office did not immediately respond to CNN's request for comment.