News@noon: What not to do when tubing, a health warning
Today is Thursday, July 14, 2016, and 219 children who attended a day camp at a Lifetime Fitness in Rochester Hills may have been exposed to bacterial meningitis.
Children who attended the camp between July 1 and July 11 would have come in contact with a camp employee who has been hospitalized with the potentially deadly disease. Get more information here.
Here's some of the other things making news today:
Driver on drugs
- Police reports say a man accused of plowing his pickup into a group of Michigan bicyclists in Kalamazoo, killing five, took pain pills and muscle relaxers in the hours before the crash.
A new Cabela's
Cabela’s, an outfitter for outdoorsmen, will be building a 90,000-square foot store in Chesterfield Township, which is expected to open in 2017, the company announced. Construction will start this year on the location, which is near the intersection of Hall Road and Interstate 94.
Our editorial board's picks for Congress
- Michigan’s congressional delegation continues its ongoing transformation this year with the retirements of two more incumbents. The regular addition of fresh faces to the delegation can be healthy, if voters pick representatives with the potential to ultimately replace the clout of the outgoing incumbents. Here's what our editorial board says.
Hate crime investigation
- Detroit police are investigating the source of a video posted to Twitter in which a man points a gun at another man because he appeared to be gay, officials said Wednesday. The suspect recorded the video and posted it on Twitter. The account to which the video was posted has since been made private, and the video can no longer be viewed.
A second chance
- A former Wayne County prosecutor who resigned over her inflammatory Facebook post after Baltimore police reportedly killed an African-American man is back working for her former employer, a spokeswoman for the Prosecutor’s Office confirmed Wednesday. Teana Walsh is working on a contractual basis, spokeswoman Maria Miller said Wednesday, and returned to the office a month and a half ago.
- Walsh had been with the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office for eight years when she resigned after her April 2015 Facebook post about protesters after the Freddie Gray incident created a firestorm.
- “Solution,” Walsh wrote about Baltimore rioters angry over the arrest and death of Gray while in police custody. “Simple. Shoot em. Period. End of discussion. I don’t care what causes the protesters to turn violent ... what the ‘they did it because’ reason is ... no way is this acceptable. Flipping disgusting.”
Is UM really that good?
- The state's favorite football team (at least according to this Reddit poll) looks to be putting the pieces in place for long-term success. But is it too soon to expect greatness. Bob Wojnowski discusses in his latest column.
Sanford still struggling
- Davontae Sanford was released from prison more than a month ago after serving eight years for murders he didn’t commit, but he said Wednesday the criminal justice system is still victimizing him.
- Sanford, who was sent to prison at age 15, said he’s hankering to go with his family to Cedar Point — “but I can’t even leave the state,” he said, because charges for a 2007 quadruple homicide have not yet been officially dropped. “Having these charges hanging over my head ... it’s like I came home with chains on still.”
In need of a rescue
“Bar Rescue” host Jon Taffer has saved more than 800 bars and nightclubs from ruin in his 30-plus years as a consultant. But he couldn’t save Brian Michael Flore, owner of The Arena in downtown Ann Arbor, from himself. Flore, 43, was sentenced Wednesday to two to five years in prison for 120 counts of failure to file taxes, resulting from not paying sales taxes for more than a decade.
- This morning, the top award nominees for the 68th Primetime Emmy nominations were announced. The show airs on Sept. 18. The complete field will be posted on the TV academy’s website. Ones to watch: "Game of Thrones,"Veep" and newcomer "Mr. Robot."
What not to do
- Three women were stranded overnight on the banks of the Muskegon River earlier this week after a first-time tubing trip turned into a 20-plus hour ordeal, according to the Muskegon Township Fire Department. Somebody told them the river ran in a circle and that they would eventually come back to where their car was parked. This was not the case.
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