Grand Rapids police investigating report of shots fired along business corridor
GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Grand Rapids police are investigating a report of shots fired along a Southeast Grand Rapids business corridor. Police responded to a gas station in the area of 28th Street SE and Madison Avenue in the afternoon hours of Tuesday, July 19. Police had stretched yellow tape in front of the gas station. More from MLiveGrand Rapids schools has jobs starting at $14 an hour. Here’s how to find onePaved trail will connect two Lake Michigan parks in southern Muskegon CountyBaby colobus monkey born to pair at Binder Park Zoomlive.com
U.P. man arrested on sex assault charges against teen
IRON MOUNTAIN, MI - A man from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula was arrested on criminal sexual conduct charges. Troopers from the Michigan State Police Iron Mountain Post were called to investigate a report of criminal sexual conduct that occurred on or about Dec. 1, 2021, in Meyer Township in Menominee County. On July 8, 2022, an arrest warrant was issued for Dustin Randal Garvin-Thorbahn for two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct during a felony and two counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct against a victim 13-15 years old, said police. On July 9, Gravin-Thorbahn was arrested on these charges and was arraigned on July 11 in Menominee County. Gravin-Thorbahn’s bond was set at $20,000 cash and his upcoming court hearings are scheduled for July 21 and Aug. 15.mlive.com
Report on racial climate investigation at Pioneer High will be released to public
ANN ARBOR, MI - Ann Arbor Public Schools will release the report from an independent investigation into the racial climate at Pioneer High School. The district’s school board unanimously approved a resolution at its Wednesday, June 15 meeting authorizing the release of the report from the investigation conducted by attorneys Dykema Gossett. The resolution directs Superintendent Jeanice Swift to “release the report, with redactions as required by law” on or before Friday, June 17.mlive.com
California to unveil groundbreaking Black reparations report
California’s first-in-the-nation task force on reparations will release a report Wednesday documenting in detail the harms perpetuated by the state against Black people and recommending steps to address those wrongs, including expanded voter registration, making it easier to hold violent police accountable and improving Black neighborhoods. It also recommends the creation of a special office that would, in part, help African Americans document their eligibility for financial restitution. The report, which runs 500 pages, will be the first government-commissioned study on harms against the African American community since the 1968 Kerner Commission report ordered by then-President Lyndon Johnson, task force Chair Kamilah Moore said.news.yahoo.com
Michigan State Police are looking for information on copper wire stolen from pivot towers
ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, MI – Michigan State Police are investigating a report of stolen copper wiring from an agricultural pivot. Several feet of copper wiring was cut along pivot towers in the 17000 block of Hoshel Road in St. Joseph County’s Lockport Township, causing significant damage. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Michigan State Police Marshall Post at 269-558-0500. Read more on MLive:West Michigan driver arrested after crashing vehicle into multiple power polesHow safe is sex in your area? See STI case numbers by Michigan regionThunderstorms could pack hail, damaging winds, isolated tornado for Michiganmlive.com
Inside Facebook's shift to Meta
A new report from The New York Times has revealed internal concerns at Meta, the company formerly known as Facebook, over the company's shift to the metaverse. Sheera Frenkel, a tech reporter for The New York Times and author of "An Ugly Truth," co-authored the report. She joins CBS News' Tanya Rivero to discuss the transition and more.news.yahoo.com
Police investigating report of morning bank robbery in Jackson
JACKSON, MI — Police are investigating a report of a morning bank robbery in Jackson. At 10:41 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 4, a man walked into the Flagstar Bank at 1717 North West Avenue and passed a note to a teller demanding cash, police said. The suspect left the scene before Jackson police officers arrived and remains at large as of 2:32 p.m. No physical injuries were incurred during the ordeal. Police could not disclose if the man received any cash, nor could they divulge additional details. Read more from MLive:Bay County man pleads no contest to killing former friend along roadside in 2018Bullet fired from SUV breaks house’s window in Bay City’s South EndTeen linked to drive-by shooting of four Bay City houses by ‘very distinctive’ orange truckmlive.com
Illinois church camp and conference led to 180 COVID-19 cases, likely fueled by the delta variant, CDC report says
A central Illinois church camp and conference held in mid-June led to 180 confirmed and suspected cases of COVID-19, including among 22 people who were fully vaccinated, according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report.chicagotribune.com
Where the money from the Senate's nearly $1 trillion national infrastructure plan will go
The Senate has voted, 67-32, to take up a nearly $1 trillion national infrastructure plan after President Biden and a bipartisan group of senators reached agreement on major provisions of the package.news.yahoo.com
State police suspect road rage led to gunshot on I-96
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – State police on Monday, July 26, are investigating a report of a gunshot being fired on I-96. Police believe that the shooting happened as the result of road rage. The incident was reported at 9:08 a.m. on I-96 near Fulton Street East, police said. State police continue to investigate and have not identified a shooter. Police asked anyone with information to call the state police post in Grand Rapids at 616-866-4411.mlive.com
Report: Venezuela security forces continue killings, torture
Venezuelan security forces carried out fewer extra-judicial killings in the 12 months through April, a U.N. report said Monday, but it accuses them of a continued pattern of torture or cruel treatment of individuals as well as enforced disappearances and incommunicado detentions. The report from U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights calls on the government of President Nicolas Maduro to cease the use of excessive force during demonstrations, dismantle pro-government armed civilian groups and ensure effective and independent investigations of all killings by security forces. “Accountability remains key to preventing and remedying human rights violations and strengthening the rule of law,” said the report, which covers June 1, 2020, through April 30.news.yahoo.com
Turkey rejects US report claiming link to child soldiers
Turkey’s foreign ministry has slammed a U.S. report on human trafficking that criticized Ankara for providing “operational, equipment, and financial support” to an armed militia in Syria that recruits child soldiers. In a statement late Friday, the Turkish foreign ministry said it “completely rejects” the claim and its record is clean. The statement also accuses Washington of “double standards and hypocrisy” pointing to American support for Syrian Kurdish militants.news.yahoo.com
Explosive new report details call with Trump and top Republican about Capitol rioters
WASHINGTON – With an impeachment vote expected Saturday afternoon a report detailing a phone call with former president Donald Trump and a top Republican about the Capitol rioters has emerged. There is new information about a phone call involving Trump during the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol. CNN is reporting House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy called Trump while the Captiol was under attack and begged him to publicly call on the rioters to stand down. Sources tell CNN the call turned into a shouting match with Trump saying the rioters cared more about the election than McCarthy did. That report was released as Trump’s defense team took questions from senators on what the former president did to stop the attack.
Report: Biden poised to nominate former Michigan governor to lead Department of Energy
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistribu)FILE - In this July 28, 2016, file photo, former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm is poised to be nominated by President-elect Joe Biden to lead the United States Department of Energy, according to a CNN report. The United States Department of Energy is a cabinet-level department concerned with the United States’ policies regarding energy and safety in handling nuclear material. Michigan Gov. Gretchen WhitmerPresident-elect Biden is poised to nominate former Michigan Gov.
2020 on track to be one of three warmest years on record
Geneva, 2 December 2020 (WMO) - Climate change continued its relentless march in 2020, which is on track to be one of the three warmest years on record. 2011-2020 will be the warmest decade on record, with the warmest six years all being since 2015, according to the World Meteorological Organization. “The average global temperature in 2020 is set to be about 1.2 °C above the pre-industrial (1850-1900) level. Despite the current La Niña conditions, this year has already shown near record heat comparable to the previous record of 2016,” said Prof. Taalas. Arctic sea ice for July and October 2020 was the lowest on record.
Report: Trump plans to declare victory if it looks like he is ‘ahead’ on election night
Axios sources have reported that President Trump told confidants he will declare victory if it looks like he is ahead on election night. In Michigan, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson is expecting General Election results to be delayed for multiple days. I figured it would be helpful to explain how we report election results, even in a weird year with more variables than a normal election. The AP has been a main source of election results for news agencies around the U.S. for decades. The AP’s sprawling election night operation compiles the vote from across the United States, as it has since 1848.
Report: 2 in 5 schools around the world lacked access to hand washing before pandemic
DETROIT – According to a report from the World Health Organization and United Nations Children’s Fund, 43 percent of schools around the world lacked basic access to hand washing facilities before the coronavirus pandemic. Hand washing is critical to keeping school students and staff safe during the pandemic. Findings of the report reveal around 818 million children lack basic hand washing facilities at their schools. Worldwide, more than 21 million people have been confirmed infected and over 771,000 have died, according to Johns Hopkins University. JHU reports more than 1.7 million have recovered in the U.S., with more than 5.3 million cases reported across the country.
Michigan reports no new COVID-19 deaths but adds 1,041 cases
DETROIT – Michigan reported no new deaths from COVID-19 on Sunday, but added 1,041 new confirmed cases, health officials said. That rolled cases that should have been included in Saturday's total of 437 confirmed cases into Sunday's tally. Overall, the state has reported 78,019 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 6,149 deaths since the pandemic began. The death count was lower than Friday's count of 6,151 because state officials acknowledged corrections after reviewing information. Then on Saturday, 14 more deaths were reported, eight of which were discovered during a review of death certificates.
ClickOnDetroit Morning Briefing -- July 19, 2020
The Center for Public Integrity obtained the report which was sent out to states but not released publicly. The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties that will be in effect until 7 p.m. Sunday. Richard White Boy Rick Wershe Jr. is now set to be released from a Florida halfway house on Monday, July 20. Gretchen Whitmer will make an appearance on Flashpoint Sunday to discuss her administrations response to the coronavirus pandemic. Michigan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases up to 73,180; Death toll now at 6,117The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 73,180 as of Sunday, including 6,117 deaths, state officials report.