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    The son of Michigan news anchor slain in alleged murder-suicide attempt by a 'family friend' was in critical condition following brain and ear surgery after being being beaten and tied when he tried to fight his father's killer.  Police said WWJ950's overnight anchor, Jim Matthews, 57, invited a 'frequent visitor' to his Chesterfield Township home outside Detroit.    Shortly thereafter, police were called to the residence, and found Matthews dead and his 35-year-old girlfriend, Nichole Guertin, seriously injured, having been stabbed multiple times. Their 10-year-old son, Hunter, was found tied up in a closet suffering from head trauma. Police said the boy was brutalized after he tried fighting off the murderer, who is in the hospital and has yet to be named.   Hunter was promptly hospitalized, where he underwent brain and ear surgery and is currently sedated as he 'goes through the biggest challenge he has yet to face,' his aunt, Ashley Quigley, said.  Quigley, who described the attack on her sister's family as 'vicious' and 'needless,' has started a GoFundMe page to support her family as she is also taking...
    San Jose State showed more electricity Saturday night than it had flashed in either of the previous two games in the Spartans’ young season, earning a 34-6 home win over Western Michigan. No play was more electric than wide receiver Justin Lockhart catching a Chevan Cordeiro pass in the first quarter and jetting 82 yards, setting up a Taren Schive field goal to open the scoring for the Spartans (2-1). That play was the biggest chunk of a 116-yard day for Lockhart and a 17-of-27, 250-yard showing by quarterback Chevan Cordeiro. It was the longest offensive play of the year for San Jose State, sparking a rout in the Spartans’ final game before Mountain West play kicks off. The Spartans’ two other wide receivers to transfer from Nevada, Elijah Cooks and Charles Ross, also scored touchdowns in the blowout win. The Spartan defense did its part, too. The Broncos had two drives in the first half traversing deep into Spartan territory, but came away with nothing both times, thanks to fourth-down stops by San Jose State. First, cornerback Kenyon Reed...
    by Art Benavidez   Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) federal abortion ban proposal after 15 weeks has the backing of the majority of Americans, according to a recent poll. Graham’s abortion ban proposal would “bring U.S. abortion policy in line with other nations,” according to a press release from his website. The bill would restrict abortions after the 15-week gestation period, except in the cases of rape, incest or the life of the mother. According to the release, it “puts the United States in line with other modern societies – 47 out of 50 European nations limit elective abortion prior to 15 weeks gestation.” “We will introduce legislation, along with a lot of my colleagues, to basically get America in a position at the federal level. I think that is fairly consistent with the rest of the world…that would say after 15 weeks, no abortion on demand except in cases of rape, incest, to save the life of the mother and that should be where America’s at,” Graham said about his proposed bill. The Trafalgar Group recently conducted a Federal Abortion Law Nationwide...
    Ohio State and Michigan fans came together to troll Michigan State and Mel Tucker for getting absolutely routed by Minnesota. There aren’t many things that Ohio State and Michigan fans agree on. Laughing at Michigan State is one of them. That unifying activity got to play out on Saturday as the Spartans suffered their second straight loss in painful fashion. After being bested by Washington, Michigan State returned home with another tough test against undefeated Minnesota. The Gophers were merciless and the Spartans were toothless. The game was 34-0 late in the fourth quarter until Michigan State scored a touchdown with 17 seconds remaining to stem the bleeding.Michigan State fans get trolled by Ohio State, Michigan fans and college football mediaThe media blasted Mel Tucker’s team while rival fans couldn’t stop laughing at the state of the Spartans. I dont think its fair Michigan State has to play against the greatest passing offenses in college football history every week. — summer vacation (@Wil__Hunter) September 24, 2022 Michigan State has developed an unfortunate knack for getting blown off the field...
    The Michigan Wolverines are on upset alert against the Maryland Terrapins, and Twitter couldn’t believe it. The early slate of games in Week 4 have been filled with upset alerts. From the Georgia Bulldogs against the Kent State Golden Flashes, to the Clemson Tigers against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. Sure enough, there was another top team in the nation on upset alert. On Saturday, the No. 4 Michigan Wolverines were in a tough battle against the undefeated Maryland Terrapins. The Wolverines entered halftime with just a 17-13 lead. Twitter users, well, they were in shock that Michigan did not have a more commanding lead. And, of course, there were some who were trolling the Wolverines. Michigan entered the game ranked No. 3 nationally in total defense allowing an average 194.0 yards — Maryland gained 195 in the first half. — angelique (@chengelis) September 24, 2022 Nothing about the Michigan game is surprising me. They havent done anything yet to earn the No. 4 ranking. I still think theyll win this game, but its only going to get more...
    Urban Meyer is a prominent part of FOX’s Big Noon Kickoff, but per one reporter, he couldn’t take the heat from Michigan football fans. Meyer is fresh off getting fired by the Jacksonville Jaguars. The timeline of his departure from the NFL is disturbing enough. However, it does bring with it plenty of material to make fun of the former Ohio State and Florida coach, who returned to his post as FOX college football analyst this season. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like Meyer wants the heat — or at least that FOX won’t let him take said heat. In Big Noon Kickoff’s visit to Ann Arbor, a classic dystopia for someone like Meyer (who coached at OSU and dominated the Wolverines for nearly a decade), FOX wouldn’t let fans take aim. At least that’s what 247 Sports Michigan reporter Alejandro Zúñiga is alleging. Devastated to report that FOX Big Noon Saturday has a “no signs about Urban Meyer” policy in effect today pic.twitter.com/MlQPMs7rZ3 — Alejandro Zúñiga (@ByAZuniga) September 24, 2022 FOX allegedly won’t let Michigan football fans make fun of Urban...
    San Jose State vs. Western Michigan Records: SJSU (1-1, 0-0 Mountain West); Western Michigan (1-2, 1-0 Mid-American) Kickoff: 7:30 p.m., CEFCU Stadium Television: CBS Sports Network Radio: KTRB (860 AM) Series history: The Spartans lost the only meeting between the schools, 23-3 last season in Kalamazoo. Storylines: Last season’s loss to the Broncos was particularly painful because quarterback Nick Starkel, who had the Spartans off to a 2-1 start, was injured during the game, significantly altering the trajectory of SJSU’s season. Starkel missed the next five games and wasn’t 100 percent when he returned. SJSU ended the season losing six of its final nine games, starting with Western Michigan. … Both mid-major programs are coming off encouraging showings against Power Five teams. The Spartans led Auburn at halftime on the road in a 24-16 loss two weeks ago; Western Michigan trailed No. 24 Pittsburg by a touchdown in the fourth quarter in their 34-13 home loss last week.  …  SJSU should be slightly fresher than the Broncos — the Spartans are coming off a bye. The Broncos opened the...
    A Detroit news anchor was killed and his girlfriend and their two kids injured in what police are calling a murder and attempted suicide - carried out by a 54-year-old 'frequent visitor' to the radio host's Michigan home. The attack happened around midday Friday, police said, after Jim Matthews, an overnight anchor at WWJ950, invited the currently hospitalized suspect into his home in the Chesterfield Township, a quiet suburb outside of Detroit. Shortly thereafter, police were called to the residence, and found 57-year-old Matthews dead and his 35-year-old girlfriend seriously injured, having been stabbed multiple times. Also injured was the pair's 10-year-old daughter, who was found tied up in a closet with head trauma, critically injured, cops said. She was promptly hospitalized, with her current condition as of now unknown. The unidentified injured woman, Matthew's live in girlfriend, was also hospitalized, after escaping the horrific scene with the pair's other daughter, aged five, who suffered less serious, unspecified injuries, cops said.  Stabbed multiple times and leaving her older child behind, the woman was able to escape the house with the young girl and...
    The Republican candidate for Michigan governor, Tudor Dixon, made fun of Democratic opponent Gov. Gretchen Whitmer twice Friday, turning the 2020 kidnapping plot against Whitmer into a punchline. During a pro-Dixon super PAC event in Troy, Michigan, hosted by former President Donald Trump's former adviser Kellyanne Conway, Dixon claimed that despite the governor's fear of being kidnapped, she took "business" hostage. The joke came after the FBI broke up a real plot to kidnap Whitmer at her summer home in 2020. WATCH: SOCIAL MEDIA CONFUSED AS BIDEN HOLDS HANDS WITH GOV. WHITMER AT AUTO SHOW “The sad thing is Gretchen will tie your hands, put a gun to your head, and ask if you’re ready to talk," the Republican hopeful said, according to a video shared on social media. "For someone so worried about being kidnapped, Gretchen Whitmer sure is good at taking business hostage and holding it for ransom.” Dixon made another remark later Friday at a second event, claiming that the governor looked like she would "rather be kidnapped by the FBI" than...
    The cannibal who was accused of killing and eating a college student named Kevin Bacon pleaded guilty Thursday in Michigan to murder and mutilation, despite claims of insanity from his own counsel. Mark David Latunski, 52, pleaded guilty in front of a Michigan judge of the December 2019 slaying of the 25-year-old student, according to Michigan based news outlet MLive.  Bacon's body was discovered in a secret room in the basement of Latunski's home on December 28, four days after friends and family had last seen him alive.  The two had met on Grindr, which is described on its website as 'the world's largest social networking app for gay, bi, trans, and queer people.' Kevin Bacon (left) was brutally killed by Mark David Latunski (right) in December 2019 RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 2 Next Michigan 'cannibal', 51, who is accused of murdering and... Michigan man charged in killing, mutilation is fit for trial Michigan home belonging to man 'who killed his Grindr date... Share this article Share Mark...
    (CNN)Tudor Dixon, the Republican challenging Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, made light of the 2020 kidnapping plot against Whitmer on Friday, telling a crowd that the Democratic governor "sure is good at taking business hostage and holding it for ransom."During a pro-Dixon super PAC event in Troy, Michigan, Dixon criticized Whitmer for what the Republican characterized as burdensome business regulations. She said Whitmer is "not a businesswoman" and is a "politician with a law degree," and then invoked the kidnapping plot. A federal jury in August convicted two men of conspiring to kidnap Whitmer at her vacation home in 2020. They were also convicted of one count of conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction after prosecutors detailed their plans to blow up a bridge to prevent police from responding to the kidnapping of the governor. The men now face a maximum sentence of life in prison. "The sad thing is that Gretchen will tie your hands, put a gun to your head, and ask if you're ready to talk," Dixon said at the event, which was hosted with Kellyanne Conway,...
    Republican Michigan gubernatorial nominee Tudor Dixon called for the resignation of Michigan's top education official over videos intended to train school staff on how to support LGBTQ students who are struggling. Michigan Republican gubernatorial nominee Tudor Dixon continued her emphasis on culture war issues in her campaign against incumbent Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Sept. 20. During a press conference in Lansing, Tudor called for the resignation of the top executive in the state's Department of Education, saying, "Somewhere along the way, radical political actors decided that our schools are laboratories for their social experiments and our children are their lab rats." Tudor, backed by a number of women holding signs and agreeing vocally with her statements, said, "Today, I am here first and foremost calling for the resignation of state superintendent Michael Rice." After applause and cheering from her supporters died down, Tudor went on: "And as you can see, there are plenty of parents in the state, many of whom are standing right behind me, who want this same thing. There is no place for radical activism in...
    A year ago, many Democratic strategists feared that the 2022 midterms would bring a major red wave like the ones in 1994 and 2010. But that was before the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, angering millions of Americans and giving Democrats a major issue to use against Republican candidates. One of the Democrats who has been hammering her Republican opponent relentlessly over abortion is Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, whose far-right MAGA challenger, Tudor Dixon, opposes abortion even for rape or incest victims. That race is one of the three gubernatorial battles that the Daily Beast’s Sam Brodey discusses in an article published on September 23; the other two are in Wisconsin and Minnesota. And Brodey stresses that the GOP candidates in those three races are all “floundering.” “In Michigan, former actress and MAGA media personality Tudor Dixon began the general election with just two full-time campaign staffers, according to MLive.com, and had roughly 28 times less cash on hand than Gov. Gretchen Whitmer,” Brodey explains. “Next door in Wisconsin, businessman Tim Michels emerged victorious from a primary in...
    THIS woman's design strategy ended up winning her $ 2million on a scratch-off lottery ticket, and it may help you cash out big. A 44-year-old woman from Macomb County in Michigan recently won the full $2million prize from the Michigan Lottery's scratch-off game. 1The anonymous winner had the coinciding number 08 for the $2 million prizeCredit: Michigan Lottery According to the Michigan Lottery, the game is specifically called the $2,000,000 Multiplier Spectacular instant game. The woman, who chose to remain anonymous after collecting her winnings, said that her strategy wasn't complicated — she simply liked the color of the scratch-off card when she was at a local market. "The $2,000,000 Multiplier Spectacular ticket caught my eye because I liked the color and design, so I decided to give it a try,” she told the Michigan Lottery. She was in such disbelief that she could have won that she did a double-take just to make sure it was right. Read More on The LotteryIS IT YOU? Warning to check lottery tickets as $25k-per-year jackpot still unclaimedlotto wins Thousands win lottery in...
    Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) is reportedly leasing a home from a donor so she can run for reelection in Michigan's 7th Congressional District. Slotkin has a seven-month lease on a condo owned by Jerry Hollister, who has donated $1,850 to her campaign since 2018, the Detroit News reported. Her campaign contends that she is planning to purchase a home near the Lansing, Michigan, area after the lease expires in November. MICHIGAN DEMOCRATIC REP. ELISSA SLOTKIN HIGHLIGHTS GEORGE W. BUSH IN CAMPAIGN AD Hollister, who owns the property alongside his wife Kathy, is the part-time director of government relations at Niowave, described as a "domestic supplier of medical and industrial radioisotopes from uranium and radium." Hollister is residing in Connecticut and stated in an affidavit that he has leased out the property at "fair market value" to Slotkin since April 15. He has stressed that he is not a lobbyist and that his company doesn't have lobbyists. However, opponents of Slotkin have noted that he benefited from a government grant to Niowave that Slotkin supported. The congresswoman...
    Matt DePerno, the Republican nominee for Michigan attorney general, pushes the lie that Plan B is used to terminate pregnancy. Matthew DePerno, the Republican nominee for Michigan attorney general, recently suggested that emergency contraceptive pills such as Plan B should be banned from the state in the same way that opioids would be. At the Conservative Political Action Conference in Dallas in early August, DePerno, who is staunchly opposed to abortion rights, was recorded agreeing with a questioner that Plan B should be banned in the state. In the audio recording, shared on Sept. 20 on Twitter by Chicago-based digital news site Heartland Signal, DePerno is asked about Plan B, "Can you ban it?" He responds, "Well, it's an issue, I mean, in terms of, how do you enforce it?" The other man says: "I mean, do you take it out of stores? Like, I mean, I don't know the right answer, obviously." DePerno then says, "You gotta figure out how you ban the pill from the state," to which the other man says, "You can't do that by, like,...
    They’re trailing in the polls, not raising much money, running bare-bones campaign operations, and garnering gripes from exasperated compatriots in their home states. They are also, in theory, supposed to be some of the Republican Party’s best bets anywhere in the country to flip governors’ offices this fall. With weeks to go until Election Day, the Republican candidates for governor in three Midwestern battlegrounds—Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota—are floundering in their challenges to Democratic incumbents. In Michigan, former actress and MAGA media personality Tudor Dixon began the general election with just two full-time campaign staffers, according to MLive.com, and had roughly 28 times less cash on hand than Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Next door in Wisconsin, businessman Tim Michels emerged victorious from a primary in which he spent $12 million of his own money—only to run an apparently shoestring campaign against Gov. Tony Evers with a handful of full-time staffers and plenty of bad blood left over from that primary. And in Minnesota, the COVID-skeptic doctor Scott Jensen is trailing Gov. Tim Walz badly in fundraising and polling while his lightning-rod...
    by Scott McClallen   The Michigan House approved more than 20 bills aiming to limit the governor’s emergency powers. The Center Square reported about the bill package in June, more than two years after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer triggered a 1945 law that she said authorized her to declare a state of emergency for as long as she thought necessary. In 2020, Whitmer issued 192 executive orders, most of which were related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Michigan’s 10 million residents spent 207 days under the governor’s exercise of emergency powers. Rep. Graham Filler, R-Clinton County, said the package aims to hold the governor accountable to Michiganders. “The way the governor was able to abuse the state’s emergency powers over the past few years has been eye-opening, to say the least,” Filler said in a statement. “We’re taking the lessons we learned during the pandemic and making changes to restore the transparency and accountability that were missing during Gov. Whitmer’s economic shutdown.” The 1945 law has since been repealed, and in 2020, the Michigan Supreme Court tossed some of Whitmer’s executive orders, although other orders through...
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    (CNN)Months after Joe Biden's 2020 victory over Donald Trump in Michigan had been certified, and confirmed by audits and voting reviews, a clerk in rural Barry County received an unusual and confusing request from Matthew DePerno, an attorney in Kalamazoo.DePerno, who'd filed a lawsuit on behalf of a local resident claiming voting-machine fraud in Antrim County, more than 200 miles to the north, sent the clerk a subpoena demanding access to her county's voting equipment, election tapes, logs -- and ballots, which had been sealed and stored after the election."It was totally random," Pam Palmer, the clerk, told an attorney for the county, in a March 17, 2021, email obtained by CNN through a public-records request. In another email later the same day, she added, "He informed me that I do need to collect the ballots which are under seal at this point, and not to be opened for 22 months. He informed me they will be opening the ballot bags & resealing them."Palmer is among at least eight county clerks who received DePerno's subpoenas, including in counties that didn't...
    A RECENT lottery winner couldn't breathe after discovering she had just won millions on a scratch-off through a specific playing strategy. The winner, a 21-year-old Michigan woman, won $2million with her "in town" strategy. 1The anonymous winner paid only $20 and earned the maximum prize of $2 millionCredit: Getty The winner, who wants to remain anonymous, told the Michigan Lottery that her simple strategy involves grabbing a few lottery tickets at local stores and gas stations whenever she's in a new town or city. The game she played is called "$80million Cash Payout". After she scratched off her ticket, she quickly discovered that her winnings would be considerable, which left her short of breath. "I was in shock. It was an unbelievable feeling!” she said. Read More on The Lotterylotto wins Thousands win lottery in one month using simple numerical sequence - here's howHUNT IS ON Urgent warning to check lottery tickets before $1.34billion jackpot expires At the lottery headquarters, she ultimately decided to take the one-time cash option instead of the annuity payments. The grand total ended up being...
    by Scott McClallen   A bipartisan coalition is backing a bill known as the “Buy Michigan” plan. House Bill 4902 and Senate Bill 117 aim to favor Michigan-based businesses in procuring state contracts. Rep. Graham Filler, R-Clinton County, and Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich, D-Flint, with support from the Michigan Chamber, Small Business Association of Michigan, and the Southwest Michigan Chamber of Commerce, called on legislators to support the Buy Michigan plan. “Creating good paying jobs right here in Michigan has always been one of my top priorities,” Ananich said in a statement. “To do that, we must support Michigan’s businesses and help them grow. That’s what Buy Michigan is all about, giving Michigan businesses a fair shot that will benefit all of us.” The plan aims to require Michigan to give state-based companies a seven-day window to resubmit their original bid at a lower price if an out-of-state company undercuts their bid. More than $16 billion is dedicated annually to procuring goods and services through the Department of Technology, Management, and Budget. This legislation aims to incentive more of Michigan’s tax...
    TWO teens have died and three men are injured after shots were allegedly fired into a home. While no arrests have been made, police continue to investigate a string of shootings that have rocked the Michigan neighborhood. 2Five people were shot - two fatally - in Niles on Tuesday nightCredit: ABC 57 2Two women died at the scene, cops saidCredit: WSBT Demi Galvin, 15, and Yasmeen Scott, 18, died at the scene on Tuesday night, cops said. Three men also suffered gunshot wounds and were taken to South Bend Memorial Hospital. Their names have not yet been released. Police believe Tuesday night's shooting may be related to two other incidents that have occurred within the last few weeks in the same neighborhood. READ MORE CRIME STORIESVIOLENT PAST Mikella Debina kidnap suspect who 'force-fed her meth' has horror rap sheetMORE TROUBLE Teen Mom star Amber Baltierra’s husband arrested years before she lost custody Farries Maxwell was shot on August 16 and Raquon Glenn was shot a few weeks later on September 8. These two incidents occurred just one block apart, the Niles Police...
    A SPIRIT bear has recently been seen in the US for the first time in more than fifteen years, appearing in Michigan. These white bears are being called a one-in-a-million sight, and its recent appearance on camera in the woods is acting as a hopeful symbol for conservationists. 1The first spirit bear outside of its British Columbia since 2004 has been spotted on an anonymous hunter's camera. The bear is nearly entirely white, with some cinnamon coloring on its neck and head.Credit: Facebook This special bear sighting was captured by a camera located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, according to Newsweek. "It is a sign of great change," Austin Ayres told MLive. Ayres is a wildlife technician at Michigan's Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Natural Resources Department. "Some stories say the bear only comes when it is time for Anishinaabe to embrace their role and step away from their distractions," he added of the animal's symbolism in Native America culture. READ MORE BEARSHERO REMEMBERED Soldier killed in bear attack pictured as cubs found near site of maulingBARE-FACED CHEEK You...
    President Joe Biden‘s White House slammed Trump-backed Republican candidate Matt DePerno over remarks in which he said Plan B emergency contraception should be banned and treated “no different than fentanyl.” Heartland Signal obtained what it says is a recording of DePerno, who is running for Michigan state attorney general, discussing Michigan’s abortion laws and the prospect of banning emergency contraception with what sounds like an operative surreptitiously recording him. While answering leading questions, DePerno repeatedly says that “the morning after pill” should “be banned,” at one point says he envisions it being treated “no different than fentanyl.” CAUGHT ON TAPE: GOP Michigan attorney general nominee Matt DePerno says Plan B should be banned. “You have to stop it at the border. It would be no different than fentanyl.” pic.twitter.com/JbqFD4d5I9 — Heartland Signal (@HeartlandSignal) September 20, 2022 Just over a year ago, Trump released a statement saying that “Super Lawyer Matthew DePerno” had earned “my Complete and Total Endorsement. He will never let you down!” The White House denounced DePerno’s remarks in a statement from White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre:...
    Michigan GOP gubernatorial nominee Tudor Dixon gave the media her definition of pornography during a bizarre press conference on Tuesday.  Dixon, 45, went on to offer to send some examples of pornography to the reporter.  Her remarks came amid a battle in Michigan over what texts are suitable for students in the state's public schools. The press conference was held on the steps of the Michigan Department of Education headquarters in Lansing. Dixon also said that she would be in favor of a statewide ban on books that were deemed to be pornographic.  The Donald Trump-backed nominee was asked by a reporter: 'Can you define what pornographic means for you in terms of books in K-12 schools?' The part-time actor answered: 'Do you need me to define pornographic?' According to her IMDb page, Dixon has appeared in several horror movies such as Buddy BeBop vs the Living Dead and Inception of Chaos.  She continued: 'So, there's two naked people and they are acting out a sexual act – multiple different sexual acts. Do you want me to send you some so...
    Michigan Republican gubernatorial nominee Tudor Dixon attempted to explain what “pornographic” means to a reporter Tuesday, and offered to send some examples as references. The offer came as Dixon explained her issue with some books in the state’s schools that she has deemed inappropriate for children at a press conference on education. Eric Lloyd of 9&10 News in Michigan relayed Dixon’s remarks: We will ban school personnel from talking to young kids about sex and gender behind their parents’ backs. Leadership is being unafraid to say that if an adult is caught showing pornographic materials to young children and talking to them about sex in school without their parent’s consent, that adult will be prosecuted just as they would currently if they did that at a bus stop. During the event, the GOP nominee attempted to explain literature she said she would remove from schools, if elected. I did not expect to have a gubernatorial nominee define “pornography” at a press conference but nothing about this election cycle has made sense. pic.twitter.com/H3c8q8TuVB — Eric Lloyd (@EricLloyd) September 20, 2022 ...
     A 'one-in-a-million' black bear with white fur was spotted traversing the Michigan wilderness earlier this month, in a sighting that wildlife officials have since hailed as one of the rarest in recent history. The 100-pound bear - which looks like something straight out of a fairy tale  - was spotted in the western Upper Peninsula, a region of The Great Lake State where bears are in abundance. With that said, the bear's appearance was just about the only common thing about the sighting. Distinct from polar bears or albinos, black bears with white fur are the result of a one-in-a-million chance where both the bear's male and female parents bred and produced a recessive gene for white fur. Spotting one of the colorless bears is a rare feat anywhere - however, in America, the sighting is especially unusual, due to the fact that bear genetics spread across the North American continent provides a much smaller chance of white or blonde colorings. Currently, the phenomenon is almost exclusively confined to western Canada, home to a certain subspecies of the American black bear sometimes born...
    Scott Hasse/ZUMA Press Wire Fight disinformation: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter and follow the news that matters.On Tuesday, the progressive news site Heartland Signal posted audio of Michigan attorney general candidate Matt DePerno stating that Plan B “should be banned” in the state. CAUGHT ON TAPE: GOP Michigan attorney general nominee Matt DePerno says Plan B should be banned. “You have to stop it at the border. It would be no different than fentanyl.” pic.twitter.com/JbqFD4d5I9 — Heartland Signal (@HeartlandSignal) September 20, 2022 DePerno, a Trump loyalist who rose from obscurity by flogging conspiracy theories about the 2020 election, is challenging Democratic incumbent Dana Nessel in a state where reproductive rights are literally on the ballot. After some legal wrangling, residents will vote on a proposed constitutional amendment to “establish a new individual right to reproductive freedom” in the state. The Republican nominee for governor, Tudor Dixon, opposes abortion, with exceptions only if the life of the mother is at stake; in August, she told a reporter that carrying a pregnancy to term was “healing” for rape...
    Matt DePerno, Michigan's Republican attorney general nominee, is facing scrutiny for his opposition to Plan B. During a brief interview, DePerno likened Plan B, a drug used to prevent pregnancy, to the powerful opioid drug, fentanyl. When asked his opinion of Plan B, DePerno claimed that it needs to be stopped "at the border" and banned. According to DePerno, lawmakers need to "figure out how you ban the bill from the state." He also added that you "have to stop it at the border. It'd be no different than like Fentanyl." READ MORE: Election conspiracy theorists are rallying behind these far-right MAGA Republicans in Michigan When asked if the issue is one that should be addressed federally or on a state level, DePerno insisted that it is a state issue. He also suggested that Plan B should be handled like illegal drugs. "It's a state issue. It'd be a state issue, DePerno said. "The state has to ban it and it should be banned. But it's just an issue of how do you enforce it? How do...
    John Gibbs has said he is 'absolutely against abortion' in all cases. Michigan Republican congressional candidate John Gibbs suggested in a May interview that the United States should withhold aid from countries where abortion is legal. Gibbs, who is running for Michigan's 3rd Congressional District, has said he is "absolutely against abortion" and is "100% pro-life in all cases." "As a lawmaker, your job is to vote on legislation, so whenever anything comes up that involves pro-life, such as giving money to foreign countries that will let them perform abortions, we don't want to do that," Gibbs told a Michigan conservative political podcast in May. The podcast's host, Bill Putman, stars in the reality TV show "Meet the Putmans." Last week, he was found guilty of four counts of assault and battery. He will be sentenced on Oct. 4. According to the Center for Reproductive Rights, "970 million women, representing 59% of women of reproductive age, live in countries that broadly allow abortion." Just 24 countries prohibit abortion under any circumstances, including when the mother's life or health is at risk....
    by Scott McClallen   Theoretically, taxpayers should be able to see how Michigan schools are spending $5.7 billion of taxpayer money to recover from COVID-19-related learning loss. But an investigation by The Center Square through more than 80 records requests to schools statewide shows how difficult it can be to obtain itemized COVID spending records. Many schools never responded to an initial Freedom of Information Act request. Twenty schools provided records for free by fulfilling a records request or posting expenditures online. Four schools have charged for documents so far, while other schools have extended requests by 10 business days and are still compiling information. Flint Community Schools received $156 million of COVID relief but hasn’t yet fulfilled a request for COVID spending records. FCS responded to a records request filed on Aug. 11, 2022, saying, “We are currently unable to fulfill this request,” FOIA coordinator Rebecca Fisher wrote in an email. “The previous employee that held this position did not leave the requests for me to refer back to. We are working on trying to recover those requests.” FCS is...
    Sixteen years after a young woman was found killed on I-70 in Frederick County, a suspect has been apprehended for her murder, state police announced. White Springs, Florida resident Garry Artman, 64, has been charged with first-degree murder, second-degree murder, and second-degree assault for allegedly killing Dusty Myriah Shuck, 24, of Silver City, New Mexico in May 2006. On May 4, 2006, Shuck’s body was discovered near a Frederick County rest stop by a passing motorist, according to police. She had last been seen at a New Mexico hotel on April 24, 2006. Days later she was found wearing a tank top, a hooded sweatshirt, and sweat pants without shoes or ID lying on the shoulder of the eastbound lanes of I-70 east of New Market in Maryland. The only clues to identify her were two dragon tattoos located on her back with the words “Gypsy Rose” written beneath them, investigators said. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled her death as a homicide caused by stabbing and blunt force trauma in 2006. Investigators noted that there was “limited...
    An Eastern Michigan University basketball prodigy is facing a serious fall from grace. The nation's top high school recruit in 2021, Emoni Bates, 18, is facing two weapons charges. 1Emoni Bates spend his rookie year at Memphis before entering the transfer portal Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office deputies pulled Bates over on Sunday night after he failed to stop at an intersection. Taken into custody after police discovered a gun, Bates was arraigned on Monday on charges of carrying a concealed weapon, and altering the ID marks on a weapon, according to court records. WXYZ Detroit reported that Bates' attorney pled not guilty on Monday afternoon. Steve Haney, Bates' lawyer, told ESPN's Pete Thamel that his client had been "driving a borrowed car that had a gun in." Read More on BasketballUNDRAFTED STAR Everything to know about WNBA coach Becky HammonSINKING FEELING Shaquille O'Neal Hilariously Roasted By Fans After Showing Off $1.7m Yacht The judge reportedly set a personal bond and, as such, Bates can leave without paying a fee. However, Bates does now face a probably hearing at 9 am...
    Sep 17, 2022; Seattle, Washington, USA; Washington Huskies quarterback Michael Penix Jr. (9) looks to pass while rolling out of the pocket against the Michigan State Spartans during the second quarter at Alaska Airlines Field at Husky Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports Projecting the Week 4 AP Top 25 college football rankings after a Saturday when Georgia, Alabama and Ohio State rolled, Texas A&M topped Miami and more. If you were hoping for more massive shakeups in the college football rankings by the way of huge upsets in Week 3, then Saturday probably wasn’t your cup of tea. Having said that, we learned a lot about the teams inside the AP Top 25 through one avenue or another. We saw a number of the teams in the Top 5, the likes of Georgia, Oklahoma, Alabama, Ohio State and Michigan, completely roll over substandard competition. Meanwhile, there were teams that turned some heads by looking better than we would have otherwise expected and other teams that came far too close for comfort to getting upset. So where does that...
    Robert Griffin III dropped more NSFW puns while calling the Michigan State Spartans-Washington Huskies game. In Week 1 of the college football season, former NFL quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III caught the attention of fans with some of the puns he dropped while calling the Michigan Wolverines-Colorado State game. Two weeks later, Griffin was at it again. Griffin was on the call for the Week 3 matchup between the Michigan State Spartans and Washington Huskies. At one point in the game,  Michigan State’s center Nick Samac was called for an illegal snap. Griffin asked “do you know what you call that,” to which broadcast partner Mark Jones asked “pump fake?” That is when Griffin gave his answer. had to find it to believe it https://t.co/dPS3fVbdiJ pic.twitter.com/volkNqdOcn — mike taddow (@MikeTaddow) September 18, 2022 Robert Griffin III catches fans off guard with NSFW puns “Premature snapulation.” If you thought Griffin was done there, you are mistaken, readers. To end the first half, Washington quarterback Michael Penix Jr. completed a 53-yards pass to Ja’Lynn Polk for the touchdown, giving...
    Getty Washington seeks a big win against Michigan State on Saturday. Michigan State faces Washington in a big matchup between a pair of Big Ten and Pac-12 teams on Saturday, September 17. The game (7:30 p.m. ET start time) will be televised on ABC, but if you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream on FuboTV or DirecTV Stream, which both include ABC in nearly every market and come with a free trial. Those are the two best live stream options if you’re cutting cable, but there are also some other alternatives, so here’s a full guide on the different ways to watch Michigan State vs Washington streaming live online:Note: Heavy may earn an affiliate commission if you sign up via a link on this pageFuboTVYou can watch a live stream of ABC (live in most markets) and 100-plus other live TV channels on FuboTV, which comes with a free seven-day trial: FuboTV Free Trial Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch Michigan State vs Washington live on the FuboTV app or FuboTV website. Compatible...
    Jim Harbaugh scored his first win over Ohio State last year, but Michigan is showing that they might be the new team to beat in the Big Ten.  Entering last season, Jim Harbaugh was no stranger to success with Michigan football, but there was a monkey hanging on his back with the claws dug into him. He needed to beat rival Ohio State for the first time in his coaching career. As we know, he accomplished that, essentially punching the Wolverines’ ticket to the College Football Playoff in the process. But the question then evolved from there into whether or not Michigan would be able to parlay the success in the 2021 season into sustained, long-term dominance in the Big Ten. It’s only been three games against vastly inferior competition, but the Wolverines are staking their claim as the new team to beat in the conference.Michigan football is overtaking Ohio State as team to beat in the Big TenIn the case of Michigan, this turning of the tables to be the top dog in the Big Ten starts with Harbaugh’s...
    by Scott McClallen   Michigan won a $105 million federal grant to replace the I-375 freeway in Detroit with an accessible boulevard. Work is expected to start in 2025. Almost 60 years ago, government officials approved a plan that bulldozed through the mostly minority-populated neighborhoods Black Bottom and Paradise Valley in order to build I-375, displacing more than 130,000 people. The new project will replace it with a boulevard to reconnect the split communities. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer welcomed the funding. “While we cannot change the past, we can work together to build a more just future, and that’s exactly what today’s grant empowers us to do,” Whitmer said in a statement. “We fought hard to secure this funding to create a corridor of economic opportunity in Detroit and build on the city’s growing economic momentum.” The boulevard will begin south of the I-75 interchange, and continue to Atwater Street. It will use the existing road grid and connect to the Detroit riverfront, Eastern Market, and Brush Park. It will mostly be six lanes, not counting turn lanes, and four...
    The funding is part of a Biden administration effort to address racial injustices in urban planning. The Department of Transportation on Thursday announced a $104.6 million grant for a project in Detroit, Michigan, to convert Interstate 375 into a boulevard connecting neighborhoods in the area. The highway, built in the 1960s, cut a vibrant Black community in half as a result of racist construction policies. The funding is part of the Biden administration's efforts to address racial injustices ingrained in cities, towns, and other localities from their planning to the present. It will cover a little over a third of the $300 million projected cost of the conversion. Funding for the project comes from the $1.9 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which passed Congress with broad Democratic support and votes from a few Republicans. President Biden signed the bill into law in November. Michigan Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan accompanied Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg as he announced the grant during a press conference in Detroit. In a press release from Whitmer's office, Buttigieg highlighted the...
    by Scott McClallen   Taxpayers are being asked to fund the reopening of the Palisades nuclear plant in Southwest Michigan through a federal grant. When it was still in operation, Palisades provided more than 800 megawatts of of carbon-free power and employed 600 people. The plant’s former owner closed the plant on May 20 after the plant’s fuel supply ran out and the power purchase agreement with Consumers Energy expired. Palisades was sold to Holtec Decommissioning International in June 2022, which applied for a federal Civil Nuclear Credit on July 5 to reopen Palisades. Jason Hayes, director of environmental policy at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, said that nuclear energy provides the “the most energy-dense, the most reliable, and the safest form of electricity that we have available,” Hayes told the Center Square in a phone interview. “With all of that, nuclear causes the least impacts on the environment.” Hayes said that nuclear power, along with natural gas, is key to providing reliable electricity for when renewable energy isn’t available, such as when the wind doesn’t blow and...
    Getty Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors. For the past decade, the Golden State Warriors have built one of the greatest dynasties in the history of the NBA. They’ve managed to transcend eras, but Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, and Klay Thompson have been there through it all. All three have become dominant winners at the NBA level, but their success travels all the way back to college. Curry and Thompson went to relatively smaller schools in Davidson and Washington State, but Green attended Michigan State. During a recent interview on his podcast, The Draymond Green Show, Green spoke with his former college coach, Tom Izzo. Green mentioned that he lost some of his competitive fire a couple of seasons ago and credited Izzo for helping him learn to keep his intensity up. “I lost some fire a couple years ago, but the real ones get it back — and then win championships,” Green stated. “Coach Izzo has done that over and over and over again.” Play Mateen Cleaves on Tom Izzo's greatness, building MSU basketball & his...
    The Biden administration said it's committed to deploying half a million electric vehicle chargers across the country by 2030 through direct investment and assistance to states. President Joe Biden announced in a speech at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Wednesday that he has authorized $900 million to fund the deployment of half a million electric vehicle chargers across 53,000 miles of the U.S. interstate highway system. The initiative is the latest policy under Biden's strategy to transition the United States away from fossil fuels, create "clean energy" jobs, and dramatically cut the country's output of greenhouse gases that contribute to global climate change. Biden has set a goal of reducing greenhouse gas pollution in the United States to 50% of 2005 levels by 2030. Funding for the new EV infrastructure comes from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which Biden signed into law in November. Biden spoke about the initiative at the auto show, which is being held for the first time in three years after cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic: As part of the...
    MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images President Joe Biden hit back at critics of his recent blistering barrages against “MAGA forces” who are a “threat to democracy,” ticking through the ways they fit the definition in his view. President Biden has been pressing the attack ever since he made waves two weeks ago with a major speech that was largely a rebuke of former President Donald Trump and those who support the insurrection that culminated in the attack on the Capitol on January 6. Opponents and media figures criticized the speech as “political” or “divisive.” On Wednesday afternoon, the president took to the stage in the Portside Ballroom of Detroit’s Huntington Place convention center for a Michigan Democratic Party fundraiser for Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Biden hit Republicans on a number of fronts, including their proposed nationwide abortion ban, then addressed criticism of his remarks about “MAGA Republicans”: Extreme Republicans don’t just threaten our personal rights and economic security, they embrace political violence. Just look at January 6th — what they’re saying. They refuse to accept the will of the people. Look at them pushing the Big Lie, continually. They threaten...
    by Scott McClallen   The Michigan Supreme Court will likely be weighted toward Democrats after Chief Justice Bridget McCormack announced she’s leaving the bench later this year. The vacancy will allow Democrat Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to appoint a judge to the bench whether or not she wins re-election in November. Whitmer called McCormack “a phenomenal public servant.” “In her tenure on the Michigan Supreme Court, she upheld the rule of law, stood strong for our constitutional values, and protected the fundamental rights of every Michigander,” Whitmer said in a statement. “She worked tirelessly, both on and off the bench, to move our state courts forward and ensure that all Michiganders, no matter their background, means, or circumstance, had equal access to our justice system.” Whitmer said she would pick a justice “with Michigan values and an unwavering commitment to the Michigan constitution who can be an arbiter of justice and live up to the great responsibility that comes with the role.” The person appointed must run in the November 2024 general election to complete McCormack’s eight-year term, which would...
    Incumbent Michigan Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is drawing support from Republicans in the state as Tudor Dixon's campaign lags far behind in fundraising. According to the results of a poll conducted late last month of Michigan voters likely to vote in the general election in November, incumbent Michigan Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is leading her Republican opponent, Tudor Dixon, 48%-35%. Election observers say the campaign of Dixon, who defeated a historically large crowd of primary challengers and was endorsed by former President Donald Trump, is struggling. The database maintained by the website Transparency USA shows that whereas Whitmer, a seasoned politician, had garnered $26 million in campaign contributions as of late August, Dixon's campaign had raised only $2.3 million.   David Dulio, director of Oakland University's Center for Civic Engagement in Rochester, Michigan, told the American Independent Foundation that the Whitmer campaign has "clearly benefited from early spending from the DGA [Democratic Governors Association], which has really had an impact. They have been able to define Tudor Dixon as extreme on abortion before she was able to define herself." According to...
    President Joe Biden announced Wednesday that the administration approved nearly $1 billion to help 35 states begin building a nationwide electric vehicle charging station network. The president's comments came during a speech at the North American Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan. The funds were previously appropriated in 2021's trillion-dollar bipartisan infrastructure law, which, in total, put aside $5 billion to help states build electric vehicle charging stations. WHITE HOUSE: 'PRICES ARE GOING TO COME DOWN' BECAUSE OF INFLATION REDUCTION ACT "The middle class built America, and unions built the middle class," Biden declared in his opening. "Nowhere is that more evident than right here in Michigan. We're building the future of the electric vehicle." "I'm pleased to announce we're approving funding for the first 35 states, including Michigan, to build their own electric charging infrastructure throughout their state," he continued. "You all are going to be part of a network of 500,000 charging stations throughout the country." Biden, who was introduced Wednesday by a local United Auto Workers member as "kickin' a** for the middle class," continued to tout his...
    Social media users were quick to react after President Joe Biden arrived at the Detroit Auto Show hand in hand with Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. In video of his arrival, the two are seen walking and talking. Some online have already labeled the hand holding as "creepy" and "weird." TRUMP RAILS AGAINST FBI FOR ALLEGED WARRANT ISSUED TO MYPILLOW CEO President Biden holds hands with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI) at the Detroit Auto Show. pic.twitter.com/0YB2zKYJjg— The Recount (@therecount) September 14, 2022 Republican Michigan gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon, who is endorsed by former President Donald Trump, sounded off on the odd photographs and videos of her opponent and the president. "Holding hands as they drive our state off a cliff," tweeted Dixon. Former acting director of the U.S. national intelligence and former ambassador to Germany under Trump, Richard Grenell, claimed "Gretchen Whitmer wants Joe Biden to dump Kamala Harris," adding that he hoped "they are talking about Michigan students’ plunging reading and math scores." Gretchen Whitmer wants Joe Biden to dump Kamala Harris. Also,...
    A Michigan public library is promoting the reading of banned books. The Peter White Public Library in Marquette, Michigan, is hosting “Banned Book Bingo” throughout the month of September to honor books that have been deemed inappropriate. WATCH: DAUGHTER BLAMES QANON AFTER FATHER SHOOTS FAMILY, KILLS MOTHER “It’s important that everybody has access to books, and that no one person has the ability to take away a person’s freedom to read,” Amanda Pierce, Peter White Public Library teen services coordinator, told WLUC. “You have that right to read whatever you’d like to read.” The library is hosting “Banned Book Week” Sept. 18-24. Books on its banned list include To Kill a Mockingbird, Beyond Magenta, The Hunger Games, and All Boys Aren’t Blue. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE FROM THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER Adults, teenagers, and children may participate in the game. Participants who read three books to complete a row of a bingo card will have the chance to win a Snowbound Books gift card. More from Examiner The slavery is...
    (CNN)Power outages in the US are climbing, researchers reported Wednesday, as extreme weather gets worse due to the climate crisis, the demand for electricity climbs and the country's energy infrastructure gets older and more vulnerable.The analysis from Climate Central, a nonprofit research group, revealed that from 2000 to 2021, 83% of all reported power outages were caused by a weather-related event, from drought-fueled wildfires to damaging storms such as tornadoes and hurricanes -- many of which will only intensify as the climate warms. Energy experts sound alarm about US electric grid: Not designed to withstand the impacts of climate changeAnd those numbers are on an upward trend. Researchers reported that outages in the past 10 years had increased by 64% compared with the previous decade. "This is really something that we should be concerned about because this is affecting all of us and we're seeing more of them," Kaitlyn Trudeau, data analyst with Climate Central who worked on the report, told CNN. "The system we have right now was not built in a time and climate we're experiencing now," she...