Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 7:40 a.m. EDT
DETROIT (AP) — Michigan public health officials are reporting no new coronavirus deaths but adding 1,041 new confirmed cases. The state’s Department of Health and Human Services says Sunday’s case count is higher because there’s been a delay in processing laboratory results. Overall, the state has reported 78,019 COVID-19 cases and 6,149 deaths. The death count is lower than Friday’s count of 6,151. That’s because state officials acknowledged a handful of manual data entry errors that led to a decrease of 16 deaths. Then on Saturday, 14 more deaths were reported, eight of which were discovered during a review of death certificates.
CASSOPOLIS, Mich. (AP) — Police in southwestern Michigan say two brothers were electrocuted when the mast of the sailboat they were moving hit a power line. Cass County Sheriff Richard Behnke said Sunday that the brothers were transported to a hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and were reported in stable condition. Authorities say the men, ages 31 and 19, were accidentally electrocuted while moving a sailboat in LaGrnage Township when the mast struck a power line running to a house. They were transported by ambulance and helicopter to the hospital. Police say the incident remains under investigation.
FLINT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Police say four people have been injured in an early morning shooting at a Flint Township restaurant. Police officers responded around 4 a.m. Sunday to a report of a shooting at Mega Classic Diner. Authorities said a 25-year-old woman, a 31-year-old man and two 26-year-old men were shot. MLive.com reports they were all hospitalized, but their conditions were not immediately available. Flint Township Police Lt. Brad Wangler says it appeared the victims all knew each other. One male suspect was taken into custody. Police are investigating what prompted the shooting.
RICHMOND, Va, (AP) — Federal authorities say two inmates who escaped from a Virginia juvenile prison two weeks ago have been captured in Michigan. The U.S. Marshals Service announced that a fugitive task force arrested Rashad E. Williams and Jabar Ali Taylor late Saturday afternoon at a hotel in Battle Creek, Michigan. Virginia officials have said Taylor and Williams escaped from Bon Air Juvenile Correctional Center on July 13 through a hole that was cut in the perimeter fence. A center worker was later charged with helping the inmates escape. The marshals pursued leads in several states, and information showed the escapees had initially fled to Pennsylvania.