Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. EDT
DETROIT (AP) — Environmental advocates are raising awareness about the dangers of balloons for wildlife in the Great Lakes and elsewhere. The Detroit Free Press reports that volunteers for the Alliance for the Great Lakes picked up more than 18,000 balloons, balloon pieces or balloon strings along Great Lakes shorelines from 2016 to 2018. A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist in Virginia says necropsies commonly reveal tangled balloon ribbons in the guts of birds and marine animals.
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Institute of Arts is back with another baseball exhibition that includes collectibles, art and items commemorating two championship teams in the Motor City. Play Ball! Transforming the Game, 1876-2019″ allows visitors to explore the history of baseball. It’s the second round of the “Play Ball!” exhibition series and is scheduled to be on view through Sep. 15. This year’s exhibit celebrates the championships of the 1887 Detroit Wolverines and the 1984 Detroit Tigers.
ORANGEVILLE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Sheriff’s officials say two men have been fatally shot in western Michigan. Authorities say 21-year-old Bryce DeGood and 73-year-old Gary Peake were found dead Friday afternoon of gunshot wounds in Barry County’s Orangeville Township. Peake was found in a home and DeGood by a road. Sheriff Dar Leaf says a man believed to be the shooter is in custody but officials aren’t releasing his name until he is arraigned.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan officials say more than 100,000 radios are now connected with a statewide public safety communications network. The network operated by the Department of Technology, Management and Budget provides first responders such as police and firefighters with reliable communications across all 83 of Michigan’s counties. Nearly 1,900 local, tribal, state and federal participants are wired into the system.