News@noon: The first criminal charges out of Flint
Today is Wednesday, April 20, 2016, and the first criminal charges to come out of the Flint water crisis have been filed. Michigan Department of Environmental Quality District Engineer Michael Prysby faces six charges. Stephen Busch, DEQ’s Office of Drinking Water’s Lansing and Jackson district supervisor, faces a total of five charges. And Michael Glasgow, Flint’s utilities administrator, is facing two charges.
Names notably missing from that list: Gov. Rick Snyder and Emergency Manager Darnell Earley. How do you feel about this? Let us know in the comments or tweet us @detroitnews.
Here's what else is making news today:
Wings on the brink
- You make a mistake, you pay. If the Red Wings have learned anything in this series, that’s it, and it might be the bitter, lasting lesson of the season.
- Both the Red Wings and Tampa Bay had ineffective power plays heading into Game 4. But the Lightning’s woke up in a huge way Tuesday and it led them to a 3-2 victory over Detroit.
- What do they have to do in Game 5? Here's what they say.
More blight aid
- The U.S. Treasury Department is giving the state an additional $188.1 million in federal money to remove blight, three Michigan Democratic lawmakers said Wednesday.
Radio host dies
- A popular Southwest Michigan radio host and her husband were found dead in their home in an apparent murder-suicide Tuesday.
- Authorities say a 15-year-old Ohio boy has been electrocuted while apparently attempting to conduct an experiment he saw on YouTube.
Let's get political
- Front-runners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton swept to resounding victories in Tuesday’s New York primary, with Trump bouncing back convincingly from a difficult stretch in his Republican campaign and Clinton pushing tantalizingly close to locking up the Democratic nomination.
- A Michigan political feud has boiled over in the Caribbean islands, where state operatives are enmeshed in a battle for Republican delegates who may decide the party’s presidential nominee.
- Guess who's back? Are you ready for a Todd Courser comeback?
The British celebrate
- Queen Elizabeth II marks her 90th birthday on Thursday as Britons and many throughout the world celebrate her long and dignified reign. Side note: Prince George is adorable.
- Meanwhile in the home of William Shakespeare, folks are marking the 400th anniversary of the death of the famous playwright.
A Viagra waiting list
- A South Carolina lawmaker is proposing that men who want to get Viagra or other drugs to help them have sex wait for 24 hours and get a sworn statement from their sexual partners detailing their problems.
A dose of cute
- A set of extremely rare triplet heifers is doing well after being delivered at a dairy farm in western Michigan.
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