WARREN, Mich. (AP) - Police in suburban Detroit say a 61-year-old man was electrocuted when he came in contact with a power line that was knocked down during the weekend's severe thunderstorms. Police in Warren didn't immediately identify the man who died yesterday. The Detroit News and WDIV-TV say the man was landlord of the home and lived in Macomb County's Clinton Township.
DETROIT (AP) - Michigan and Canada have appointed members of an authority to oversee construction of a $2 billion public bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario. Michigan's designees are Michael Hayes, Birgit Klohs and Matt Rizik. Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and Canadian Transport Minister Lisa Raitt announced the members yesterday in Windsor, Ontario. The bridge is expected to open in 2020.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Opponents are pressing Governor Rick Snyder's administration to cancel the state's contract with a company that provides food in the prison system. The liberal advocacy group Progress Michigan says local officials today will demand cancellation of Aramark's contract in a call with reporters. They'll also ask local governments to investigate their own contracts with the company. Aramark faces similar sanitation complaints in Ohio.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A blind lawyer in suburban Detroit is launching a run for the Michigan Supreme Court. Richard Bernstein on Wednesday announced plans to seek a nomination from the state Democratic Party at its convention in late August. Bernstein made campaign stops yesterday in Lansing, Flint and Detroit.
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