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MICHIGAN NEWS

Delivered by Strickland's Love Lansing at 2:24pm 5/14/18

The NFL is reviewing the newly surfaced issue regarding Matt Patricia. A spokesman for the NFL said they will meet with the Lions to try to understand the allegations against Patricia and find out what the club knows.

General Motors is using a drone to help identify possible issues at their Tech Center in Warren. The automaker gave a short demonstration of the unmanned drone last week at the north end of the eleven-million square foot facility.   

The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety wants to expand its force. They're looking to add officers to the K9 unit, the SWAT team, and are hoping to hire detectives and drug investigators.

A new apartment complex is coming to Grand Rapids. "The Hendrik," named after the founder of Meijer stores Hendrik Meijer, is located on Bridge Street and Stocking Avenue.   

Henry Ford Health System will build a new medical center in Oakland County. New plans for a two-story, 83 thousand square foot facility were announced and located at the new mixed-use development the Village at Bloomfield.

The Burroughs Mansion, an English-style 23-room estate at 925 Avon St. in Flint, has mirrored the city around it. The home is set on the banks of Gilkey Creek and is currently on the market for $222,750.

Sparrow Hospital announced their nurse of the year. Destinee Griffin is a Nurse in the Labor and Delivery Unit. She has been with Sparrow for 6 years. The event was held during Nurses Week.  

Two Mason County women, Taya Wrightsman and Koreana Reid are facing armed robbery charges after police say they stole from a cash advance store near Ludington. It happened Wednesday afternoon in Pere Marquette Township. 

Bloomfield Hills and Southfield Schools will have the funds necessary to make building improvements and upgrade technology. Voters in each community approved tax issues on the ballot last Tuesday.   

Police are adding extra patrols along I-94 from West Michigan to Detroit all summer long. Michigan State Police officials say there was a seven-percent increase in the number of accidents on the freeway last year.   

Police are investigating a fatal crash in Cascade Township. The head-on crash involving a semi truck was reported just after 10:00am May 9th at Cascade Road and Laraway Lake Drive.

Three trucks are still missing after a heist at the Warren Truck Assembly Plant recently. Police recovered five of the eight Ram trucks stolen on the streets of Detroit.  

Officials in Flint Township are hoping the creation of three new authorities will spur growth within the Township. Board members approved the Downtown Development Authority and the Beecher Road and Bristol Road Corridor Improvement authorities. 

The life of a Lansing man ended on Wednesday morning, May 9th, and police ruled it a homicide.  The suspect was captured in Livingston County after crashing his getaway car along 127 near Dunckel, then carjacking a good Samaritan that stopped to help

Northern Michigan community members came together last week to raise more than $66 thousand for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Michigan. Everyone who participated raised money in honor of a hero that impacted their life.  

The Fermi Two nuclear power plant is back online after undergoing repairs for nearly a month. The plant shutdown in April after a transformer malfunction, and an issue with a valve on the reactor recirculation system.  

A Grand Rapids man is being recognized by the state for his achievements in education. Pat Cwayna, CEO of the West Michigan Aviation Academy, was awarded the 2018 Administrator of the Year Award.   

Ford Motor Company is reportedly continuing their effort to purchase the former Michigan Central Depot in southwest Detroit. Ford and the real estate division of Central Transport International Incorporated are in negotiations to secure a deal.   

A phone scam pretending to be from 9-1-1 dispatchers is circulating in Grand Rapids. Residents say they receive calls from a 9-1-1 number and are told by the scammer that a family member has been injured in a crash.   

Troy Police are investigating an armored truck robbery that occurred last Tuesday morning. The robbery happened around 10:45 a.m. when two suspects approached the men inside the armored truck and attacked them with pepper spray.  

Flint, Detroit, and Saginaw rank in the top 10 of America's most dangerous cities, according to a report published by the National Council for Home Safety and Security. Flint ranked fifth with a rate of 2,109 violent crimes per 100,000 people.  

A factory damaged by a fire and series of explosions faces uncertain staffing levels. Eaton Rapids Mayor Paul Malewski said the city intends to make accommodations for those he anticipates will be laid off by Meridian Magnesium Products of America. 

Mesick Consolidated Schools will not see the upgrades and changes they had hoped for, after what appears to be a razor thin defeat. The superintendent says the bond proposal was defeated by just 13 votes.  

At what is touted as the largest sit-down dinner of its kind in the world, ten-thousand people gathered in Detroit at the NAACP's 63rd annual Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner recently.

Gasoline prices are holding steady in Michigan. Triple-A Michigan, says the average price of regular unleaded remained at two-dollars-85-cents, which is nearly 50-cents more per gallon than one year ago.   

Bright sunlight may be to blame in an auto-pedestrian accident in Allegan County. State Police say a woman was walking near the Orchard Hills Golf Course when she was hit by a truck last Monday morning.

The driver involved in a deadly motorcycle crash could face charges. The accident happened May 5th in Three Rivers when police say the woman struck a motorcycle stopped at a light.

Wayne State University and the Detroit Medical Center aren't parting ways yet. Just days after announcing they would be ending the partnership, the two agreed to a six-month extension of the existing contract.  

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Nick Lyon warned top advisers to Gov. Rick Snyder about an increasing number of Legionnaires' disease cases in the Flint area months before the governor said he learned of it, a witness testified Monday, in Genesee District Court.

A Mecosta County man was charged last week with a 20-year felony after police say he made threats against a Lansing hospital. Lansing Police received a report on May 5th from a local hospital about a man calling and making threats. 

More than 100 residential and commercial buildings would be affected by a recently updated FEMA flood map for Harbor Springs. City manager Tom Richards presented information to city council members during their meeting last week. 

West Bloomfield High School is implementing a new mandatory program to help teach students the warning signs of a potential threat of violence in the school. The program is also designed to teach students coping skills and empathy.

Lawmakers in Lansing are discussing legislation that would permit the installation of "baby boxes" at hospitals, police departments and fire departments. The law passed in 2000, allows parents to surrender a newborn anonymously within 72 hours of the child's birth.

Three Kent County school districts that struggle with poverty are showing improved test results. Teachers at Stocking and Sibley Elementary in Grand Rapids say student performance is improving because of their work with the Center For Excellence in Teaching and Learning.

Local law enforcement is behind a restaurant in its dispute with Grand Rapids city leaders about their flags. Brann's Steakhouse proudly displays the names of fallen officers and service members with the flags on their building.  

A task force launched in Detroit will address the lack of resources and treatment available to those suffering from mental illness. The announcement made by Councilman Roy McCalister Jr., says it will include outreach programs at local schools and prisons.  

An investigation is underway after an off-duty Flint police officer accidentally discharged a firearm at a youth wrestling meet last weekend. The incident took place at Fowlerville High School. 

A northern Michigan middle schooler is helping out a local animal shelter as her community service class project. Morgan Wirtz, an 8th grader at Kalkaska Middle School, held 'Paws for a Cause' to raise donations for the Kalkaska County Animal Control and Shelter. 

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