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Lumber Falls From Truck Near Grand Rapids, Killing Driver
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Lumber Falls From Truck Near Grand Rapids, Killing Driver

GRANDVILLE, Mich. (AP) — A semitrailer driver died Wednesday after some lumber fell from his truck and onto him, police said.A trailer was being unloaded when some lumber fell and killed Levi Linton, 51, of Ontario, Canada, the Grandville Police Department said on Facebook.Police said the accident occurred around 11 a.m. at Standale Lumber in Grandville, which is located southwest of Grand Rapids.Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the incident, police said.Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.Political Cartoons Source link
Michigan Teen Pleads Guilty to Killing 4 in School Shooting
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Michigan Teen Pleads Guilty to Killing 4 in School Shooting

By COREY WILLIAMS and MIKE HOUSEHOLDER, Associated PressPONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A teenager pleaded guilty Monday to terrorism and first-degree murder in a Michigan school shooting that killed four students and put an extraordinary focus on the boy's home life and the alleged role of his parents in the tragedy.Ethan Crumbley pleaded guilty to all 24 charges, nearly a year after the attack at Oxford High School in southeastern Michigan. In the gallery, some relatives of the victims were weeping as assistant prosecutor Marc Keast described the crimes.“Yes,” he replied, looking down and nodding in affirmation, when asked if he “knowingly, willfully and deliberately” chose to shoot other students.The prosecutor's office said no deals were made ahead of Monday's plea. A first-degree murder conv...
Former President Obama, Michelle Obama in Chicago to Vote
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Former President Obama, Michelle Obama in Chicago to Vote

CHICAGO (AP) — Former President Barack Obama is about to hit the campaign trail ahead of the Nov. 8 election, but he came home Monday with the former first lady to vote.The two came to Chicago to vote in the city where Michelle Obama was born and raised and where the former president began his political career, first working as a community organizer before he was elected as a state senator, a U.S. senator and ultimately, president.They arrived at the Chicago Board of Elections Supersite in downtown Chicago shortly after 12:30 p.m. They chatted with poll workers, shook hands, voted and then left.The former president said he missed the old punch-style ballots, joking that they were a way to “get out some aggression, some frustrations.”The former president is scheduled to be in Atlanta on ...
10/9: Hobbs, D’Agata, MacFarlane – CBS News
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10/9: Hobbs, D’Agata, MacFarlane – CBS News

10/9: Hobbs, D'Agata, MacFarlane - CBS News Watch CBS News This week on "Face the Nation with Margaret Brennan," Major Garrett dives into the Arizona governor's race, one of the most closely-watched races in the nation. Plus, new CBS News polls in Michigan, Wisconsin and Arizona. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not Now Turn On Source link
“They cheat like hell, these people”: Trump airs 2020 grievances in Michigan, weeks before midterm elections
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“They cheat like hell, these people”: Trump airs 2020 grievances in Michigan, weeks before midterm elections

Warren, Mich. — For the first seven minutes of his Michigan rally Saturday, former President Donald Trump stuck to two familiar issues Republicans are running on this November: inflation and the rising cost of living under President Biden, and immigration and the southern border. Then, he turned to a topic that's been occupying him since November 2020: that the presidential election had been "stolen" from him. He claimed John James, now a congressional candidate for Michigan's 10th District, had won his last race for U.S. Senate in 2020. He did not. James lost to Sen. Gary Peters by over 92,000 votes. Trump accused Democrats of obliterating "election integrity." He said America is a "third world country" because of how ballots are counted, and he praised France for using paper b...
Michigan to vote on amendment protecting constitutional right to abortion
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Michigan to vote on amendment protecting constitutional right to abortion

An amendment protecting the constitutional right to an abortion will go before voters in Michigan this November, a state Supreme Court ruled Thursday.The court directed the Board of State Canvassers to certify the Reproductive Freedom for All petition for inclusion on the Nov. 8 general election ballot.The move comes as the fight over abortion rights have been front and center since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the landmark decision in Roe v Wade in June – leaving it up to states to determine whether abortion would remain legal. Michigan is one of the states at the center of that fight. The state has a 1931 law on the books that bans abortion with no exceptions for rape and incest. A claims court judge on Wednesday declared the law uncons...
What to Watch on Election Night in Michigan | Elections
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What to Watch on Election Night in Michigan | Elections

Michigan will be one of the marquee states in this midterm election, with a combination of high stakes and stark divides between the two major parties.Three Democratic women elected in 2018 – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Attorney General Dana Nessel, and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson – are all running for second terms. They have each played key roles in maintaining election standards against challenges by President Donald Trump following his narrow loss in the state in 2020. And Whitmer and Nessel have led the legal effort to keep a 1931 state law banning abortion from being reimposed after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.In November, Nessel and Benson will both face Republican nominees chosen in a party convention who are aligned with the party’s election-denying, Trump-ali...
Abortion Access Finds a Place Even in Down-Ballot Campaigns
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Abortion Access Finds a Place Even in Down-Ballot Campaigns

By SUSAN HAIGH and JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated PressHARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Appearing bare-shouldered in a TV ad, Connecticut Democrat Dita Bhargava looks directly into the camera and promises, if elected, to “lead the crusade" for abortion rights.Photos of other women flash on the screen, also with no clothes showing. “This is who have freedom over their own bodies stripped away,” Bhargava says in the commercial, referring to the U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling overturning the constitutional right to abortion. “This is who the Supreme Court left completely vulnerable.”It would make sense to think Bhargava is running for governor, state legislature or Congress — positions that could play a direct role in future abortion laws. She's not. She's a candidate for state treasurer.Bhargava,...