US offers temporary legal residency to people from Myanmar
People light candles on the street during a night demonstration despite a curfew imposed by authorities in Yangon, Myanmar on Friday, Mar. Police in Myanmar fired rubber bullets and tear gas at protesters in the country's two largest cities and elsewhere on Friday, as authorities continued their harsh crackdown on opponents of last month's military coup. (AP Photo)The Biden administration offered temporary legal residency Friday to people from Myanmar, where military leaders have overthrown the country's elected government and are using deadly force against protesters. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said the temporary protected status would last for 18 months. Security forces have killed dozens of protesters since the coup.
Police: 2 found dead in southeastern Michigan home
SANDUSKY, Mich. – Authorities in southeastern Michigan are investigating after two people were found dead in their home. The Sanilac County Sheriff’s Department said two people were found shortly before 11 a.m. Saturday in their Sanilac Township home, according to The (Port Huron) Times Herald. Officers found a 53-year-old man and a 51-year-old woman. Authorities said it appears to be an isolated incident and the deaths remain under investigation. Read more: Michigan news
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.
Car runs into horse riders, killing 1, in western Michigan
MOLINE, Mich. A woman riding a horse was killed when a car ran into a group of horse riders on a rural road in western Michigan, authorities said. The collision happened about 9:30 p.m. Friday when a car approaching from behind a group of three horse riders struck two of the animals, according to the Allegan County Sheriffs Office. One badly injured rider was taken to a hospital from the scene near the community of Moline about 15 miles south of Grand Rapids. That rider, 26-year-old Brittany Fender of Schoolcraft, died from her injuries, the sheriffs office said. Another horse rider suffered minor injuries and 22-year-old woman was driving the car wasnt hurt, the office said.
4 men charged in attack on Jackson statue near White House
WASHINGTON Federal authorities have charged four men in connection with a failed effort last week to pull down the statue of President Andrew Jackson near the White House. In a complaint unsealed Saturday, authorities allege that the men damaged and attempted to tear down the Jackson statue, which is located in Lafayette Square, last Monday. The square has been the site of protests in the aftermath of George Floyd's death while in police custody in Minneapolis. Judd was arrested on Friday and appeared in Superior Court of the District of Columbia on Saturday, authorities said. Judd is seen on video trying to pull down the statue while Lane is seen on video affixing a rope to one part of the statue and then pulling on another rope tied to the statue, the complaint alleges.
Authorities find about $1 million worth of marijuana at illegal grow operation in Detroit
DETROIT – Authorities said they found about $1 million worth of marijuana at an illegal grow operation Thursday in Detroit. According to officials, the weed was discovered during a drug bust in the area of Irvington Street and East Seven Mile Road. When a search warrant was executed, the grow operation was found inside a building, and two trailers outside were also filled with marijuana, authorities said.
Canadian authorities seize 50 bricks of suspected cocaine at Blue Water Bridge
POINT EDWARD. – Canadian authorities seized 50 bricks of suspected cocaine from a truck at the Blue Water Bridge earlier this month. According to authorities, the man was driving a semi truck when he arrived at the Blue Water Bridge Commercial Operations in Point Edward, Ontario on Nov. 18. Authorities found 50 packages of suspected cocaine that weighed a total of about 50 kilograms. The Blue Water Bridge connects Port Huron, Michigan to Canada.