Monroe County sheriff investigating second jail inmate death in a month
MONROE COUNTY, MI – Another inmate in the Monroe County Jail died Monday night after being found unresponsive inside his cell. The incident is under investigation by members of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Detective Bureau as well as members of the Michigan Sheriffs’ Association MISSION TEAM, police said. The MISSION TEAM will conduct an independent third-party review of this death, as well as the in-custody death that occurred on April 5. Inmate found dead in Monroe County JailIn that incident, correctional officers found a 37-year-old Monroe man in his cell around 2:39 p.m., April 5, police said. “The Sheriff’s Office is saddened at the loss of life and extends their condolences to the individual’s family,” the sheriff’s office said in a written statement.mlive.com
In-person programs at Smith Road Elementary closed due to confirmed cases of COVID-19
TEMPERANCE, Mich. – Smith Road Elementary is closing face-to-face instruction on Thursday through Nov. 4 due to cases of COVID-19 within the building. The district was notified of a positive COVID-19 case within the building on Wednesday and received confirmation of an additional case on Thursday. There are three positive cases within the building and a fourth individual tested positive who visited the building. The district received notification of a positive COVID-19 case within the building yesterday and immediately sent out a parent communication. READ: Michigan school districts face difficult decisions with COVID-19 cases on the rise
Retired fire chief, mother of 4 killed in multiple-car crash in Bedford Township
BEDFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A retired fire chief from Bedford Township and a mother of four from Lambertville died in a multiple-car crash on Wednesday afternoon. The man is in critical condition and his wife is in stable condition, police said. Her four children were transported to the hospital and listed in stable condition, officials said. The driver of the third vehicle, a 61-year-old man from Lambertville, was transported to the hospital and listed in stable condition. Officials say it is unknown if excessive speed, alcohol or intoxicating substances were a factor in the crash.
State lawmaker wants Monroe County to reopen amid COVID-19 pandemic
TEMPERANCE, Mich. Rich Kenny owns Forest View Recreation Bar & Grill in Temperance. But its struggling geographically because its closed due to coronavirus restrictions and customers can go a few miles to Ohio and find the competition open. Whitmer reopening businesses in parts of MichiganState Rep. Jason Sheppard is pushing Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to look at Monroe County separately when considering what can reopen in the state. READ: Heres every Michigan county where bars, restaurants, retail will reopen this weekWatch the video above for the full report.
Officials say man beheaded 79-year-old step-grandmother in Bedford Township
BEDFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Officials said a 79-year-old woman found dead in a Bedford Township home Monday was beheaded by her step-grandson. The head of the victim was removed,” said Jahn Landis, the Monroe County Chief Assistant Prosecutor. Kenny McBride, 45, of Temperance, is charged with homicide -- open murder and dead body mutilation in connection with the murder. The suspect’s father was married to the daughter of the victim,” Landis said. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Monroe County deputies at 734-240-7530.
Temperance man charged with murdering Bedford Township woman, beheading her body
BEDFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Officials have charged a Temperance man with murdering a Bedford Township woman and then beheading her body. Kenny McBride, 45, of Temperance, was taken into custody in connection with the murder of Cecilia Gibson, 79, in Bedford Township, deputies said. Officers took the two family members to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office for questioning. He is being held at the Monroe County Jail without bond. “When I leave the house, I’d sometimes see them going about their business.”Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Monroe County deputies at 734-240-7530.
Temperance woman seriously injured in crash with suspected drunken driver, police say
LASALLE TOWNSHIP, Mich. - A Temperance woman was seriously injured Thursday in a crash involving a suspected drunken driver on Telegraph Road in Monroe County, police said. The crash happened around 5:40 a.m. Thursday on Telegraph Road at the intersection of Stein Road in LaSalle Township, according to authorities. The 44-year-old Temperance woman was driving a silver Honda CRV north on Telegraph Road, police said. A man driving a red 2013 Ford C-Max west on Stein Road disregarded a stop sign and caused a crash with the CRV, according to officials. A third vehicle traveling south on Telegraph Road struck one of the vehicles in the roadway, police said.