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Family Dollar Guard Killed After Barring Woman Without a Mask

3 charged in slaying at Michigan store

(Newser) - A woman, her adult son, and husband have been charged in the fatal shooting of a security guard who refused to let her daughter enter a Family Dollar in Michigan because she wasn't wearing a face mask to protect against transmission of the coronavirus. Calvin Munerlyn was shot Friday... More »

Michigan Gov.: Protests Were Filled With 'the Worst Racism'

Democrat Gretchen Whitmer makes her case on CNN

(Newser) - Michigan’s governor says gun-carrying protesters who demonstrated inside her state’s Capitol "depicted some of the worst racism" and "awful parts" of US history, the AP reports. Democrat Gretchen Whitmer tells CNN that the protests featured "Confederate Flags, and nooses," as well as swastikas. Members... More »

Unfazed Governor Extends Michigan's State of Emergency

GOP lawmakers had refused to do so

(Newser) - The Republican-led Michigan Legislature refused Thursday to extend the state's coronavirus emergency declaration and voted to authorize a lawsuit challenging Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's authority and actions to combat the pandemic. The governor, unfazed, responded with orders stating under one law that an emergency still exists, while declaring... More »

Lawmaker Apologizes for Mask's 'Choice of Pattern'

It resembled Confederate flag, but Michigan state senator says that's not what it was

(Newser) - People worldwide are wearing face masks to protect themselves, but not many are apologizing for the ones they're wearing. WDIV reports on one person who's had to: Dale Zorn, a Michigan state senator who issued a mea culpa after he was recorded Friday during a Senate vote sporting... More »

He Refused Parole to Finish Sentence, Died of COVID-19

Michigan inmate William Garrison was set for release on May 6

(Newser) - From the ages of 16 to 60, William Garrison spent his day inside a Michigan prison. It was all leading up to May 6, when the convicted murderer who repented "over and over again" for the crime of killing a 50-year-old man during a 1976 robbery was set to... More »

Gretchen Whitmer Defends Her Strict Stay-Home Order

Michigan governor says she's had to make 'gut-wrenching' choices

(Newser) - Michigan's Democratic governor has come under fire for her stay-home order, one of the country's strictest . On Tuesday, Gretchen Whitmer addressed the "gut-wrenching" choices she's made amid the coronavirus pandemic. "I never imagined having to use the levers of my office this way to protect... More »

Young Daughter of First Responders Dies of COVID

Skylar Herbert, 5, is Michigan's youngest victim

(Newser) - Michigan has its first child fatality of the COVID-19 outbreak. The parents of 5-year-old Skylar Herbert took her off a ventilator on Sunday after doctors said she had no hope of recovery and was likely brain-dead, reports the Detroit News . Skylar started having headaches about a month ago, and a... More »

Anti-Lockdown Protesters Ignore Social Distancing

Cars clogged Lansing in 'Operation Gridlock'

(Newser) - Hundreds of people protesting strict lockdown measures in Michigan ignored state directives on social distancing—and instructions from protest organizers—and gathered in front of the Capitol building in Lansing Wednesday. They were among thousands of people who came from across the state to clog Lansing streets in what organizers... More »

Some Upset by Michigan Governor's Tough Stance

GOP blasts governor's moves

(Newser) - Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's decision to toughen one of the nation's strictest stay-home orders in response to the coronavirus is hitting opposition in her home state, where Republicans who backed her moves initially are now ratcheting up their criticism. Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey took to Facebook to... More »

5 Grocery Workers Die in Michigan

Some 30 employees have died nationwide, with many more exposed

(Newser) - Five grocery store workers have succumbed to COVID-19 in Michigan. Kroger confirmed four employees at separate locations in metro Detroit (Northville, Troy, Grosse Pointe, and Livonia) had died, while Meijer confirmed the death of a worker at an undisclosed location. "These are believed to be the first known deaths... More »

Woman Dying of Coronavirus Asked Alexa for Help 40 Times

'Oh, Alexa, I'm going to hurt'

(Newser) - A Michigan woman dying from COVID-19 asked Amazon's Alexa for help at least 40 times in her final days, her sister says. LouAnn Dagen, one of 31 residents at the Metron nursing home in Cedar Springs to test positive for coronavirus, repeatedly asked the virtual assistant for help managing... More »

Couple Finds Creative Solution on Wedding Guests

Packaging company donates cardboard cutouts for Michigan pair's nuptials

(Newser) - Cardboard cutout wedding guests will make for a not-so-cookie-cutter wedding as a Michigan couple prepares to tie the knot during the coronavirus pandemic. After Amy Simonson and Dan Stuglik's wedding plans were disrupted amid the outbreak, a packaging company donated more than 100 cardboard cutouts to pose as stand-ins... More »

Student Working Drive-Thru Shift Gets Best Customer Ever

Kaitlyn Watson informed by school administrator she's her class valedictorian

(Newser) - Kaitlyn Watson has been out of school for nearly two weeks due to the closures spurred by the coronavirus. But the Michigan high school senior has still been working her shifts at the Culver's fast-food drive-thru, and recently she waited on her best customer ever. That customer, per CBS... More »

Coronavirus Argument Ends Very Badly

One roommate shoots the other in Michigan

(Newser) - Coronavirus concerns took an ugly turn Thursday when two roommates got in an argument over government-imposed restrictions—and one shot the other dead, MLive reports. Details are scant, but officers responded just after 9pm in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and found one roommate dead from multiple gunshot wounds. Yet Ann Arbor... More »

Biden Won After 'Suburban Surge'

Ex-VP racking up primary victories from suburbanites looking for a moderate

(Newser) - Former Vice President Joe Biden has solidly taken front-runner status after Tuesday's primaries , and a big part of his more recent victories can be attributed to what the Washington Post calls a "suburban surge." The paper notes that voter turnout in Michigan especially saw a spike in... More »

Bernie Needs 2 Things to Happen Tuesday

Politico: Sanders has to avoid a blowout in Michigan and probably win in Washington state

(Newser) - It's not quite Super Tuesday all over again, but the stakes are nonetheless high for Bernie Sanders in the day's voting. All eyes are on Michigan in particular, including Sanders' own. The AP notes he has made five campaign stops across the state since Friday, even canceling a... More »

Cops Describe Seizure as 'LOTR Meets John Wick'

This was no regular traffic stop in Michigan

(Newser) - The Bath Township Police Department in Michigan has a "wildly popular" Facebook page , per MLive.com , and the department's latest confiscation shows just why that may be. On Jan. 27, during an early-morning traffic stop, cops there found a "very odd combination" of drugs (methamphetamine, specifically) and... More »

Bernie Faces Must-Win State

Losing Michigan could be catastrophic, write David Siders and Holly Otterbein

(Newser) - Super Tuesday was tough on Bernie Sanders—but Michigan? It could be the end. So argue David Siders and Holly Otterbein in a sobering analysis of the March 10 primary. "It was Michigan where Sanders engineered a primary day miracle four years ago, upsetting Hillary Clinton and imprinting his... More »

They Came Upon a Crash. The Next One Was Worse

3 professional Frisbee players dead in Michigan

(Newser) - The tight-knit community of Ultimate Frisbee is in mourning after three professional players suffered fatal injuries in a car crash in Michigan over the weekend. Kevin Coulter, 29; Andrew Piet, 28; and Michael Cannon, 24—all members of the Detroit Mechanix, which is to begin its season in the 22-team... More »

'Egregious' Actions at a Wendy's Lead to Multiple Firings

Video showed worker bathing in sink in Michigan restaurant

(Newser) - Multiple workers at a Michigan Wendy's have been canned after a video showed one of their own bathing in a sink. The video, which ClickOnDetroit.com notes was originally posted on TikTok before ending up on a community Facebook page , shows a young man up to his chest in... More »

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