Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 3:40 p.m. EDT
BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) — Five people and a dog have been rescued from a sinking boat in Michigan’s Saginaw Bay. The Coast Guard says Thursday that the 50-foot vessel was halfway submerged and one person wearing a life jacket was in the water when its rescue boat arrived after 11 a.m. Wednesday. A line was tossed to the person who was pulled aboard the Coast Guard Station Saginaw River rescue boat. The other four people and the dog were helped aboard the rescue boat from the sinking vessel. They were taken to Bay Harbor Marina in Bay City. The Coast Guard said Thursday that salvage crews were working on a plan to remove the sinking boat from Saginaw Bay which is just off Lake Huron.
LIVONIA, Mich. (AP) — A 46-year-old suburban Detroit woman faces a disturbing the peace charge after a videotaped encounter with a shopper who was blocked from leaving a grocery store parking lot. The Wayne County prosecutor’s office says Thursday that Paula Gearin of Livonia faces arraignment in 16th District Court. Prosecutors say the June 13 incident in Livonia, west of Detroit, followed an argument inside the store between Gearin and a 43-year-old woman. The 43-year-old women left the store and loaded groceries into her vehicle when Gearin allegedly stood behind her, preventing the vehicle from leaving. The 43-year-old woman recorded the incident on cellphone video and filed a police report after officers arrived.
CHARLOTTE, Mich. (AP) — Health officials in Michigan are telling people who attended a weekend garage sale near the community of Charlotte that a person working at the sale has reported having symptoms of the coronavirus. The Barry-Eaton Health District also says that people who bought or handled items at the sale should monitor themselves for symptoms such as a fever, fatigue, and loss of a sense of smell or taste. The district also urges people to sanitize anything they may have bought with a disinfectant. The sale was at 1748 West Kalamo Highway.
ORION TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities in Michigan are investigating a confrontation in which a white woman arguing with a Black woman and others pulled out a handgun and demanded others at the scene get away from her vehicle. Video of the encounter was posted online. Wednesday night’s argument escalated into a shouting match in which the word “racist” can be heard a number of times. No shots were fired. The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office says it’s investigating and that the case would be turned over to the county’s prosecutor’s office to determine whether charges will be filed. Sgt. Dale Brown says no shots were fired and nobody was injured.