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Project Tim Discussed In D.C.

Local officials urge support for major industrial development

Posted by Durand Now at 10:46am 7/30/18

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Durand City Manager Colleen O'Toole and City Councilman Dr. Brian Boggs were part of a local delegation that travelled to Washington D.C. to represent Shiawassee County at a recent meeting with White House officials.

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The team at the Detroit Medical Center saved a Michigan man's life after he was bit by his pet cobra. The hospital went on a national search to find an anti-venom, after the man was suffering from nausea, vomiting, and eventually paralysis from the bite.  

Battle Creek police are searching for the suspect who stole an SUV with two children in the back seat. The incident at the Citgo on Capital and McKinley Avenues. The suspect ditched the vehicle blocks away. The children were safe. 

Kent County Zoo is revealing the name of their new baby giraffe. Over three-thousand people voted to name the three-week-old giraffe at Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park, Toskey 

The Grand Rapids City Commission originally planned to appoint its next city manager at a later date. Instead, city leaders have already made their decision. The commission voted 6-1 to appoint Mark Washington.  

A carjacking attempt in Detroit led to the arrest of one of the suspects. Michigan State Police troopers were on patrol near Seven Mile Road and Fenmore when they saw the crime in progress.  

If you heard the emergency warning sirens blaring Tuesday night in the area of Mott Community College, it wasn't on purpose. Genesee County 911 is reporting sirens went off shortly before 6:30 p.m., as well as later in the evening, after the siren system was hacked. 

Law enforcement officials are investigating a home invasion that was reported near Ironton. A homeowner on Ross Lane was confronted in the home by the suspect, who then fled into the woods wearing all black and a ski mask. 

An official appointed by Michigan State University's interim President John Engler is taking a medical leave of absence. Carol Viventi, vice president and special council to the president, has been hospitalized after suffering from a stroke.  

Officials have begun distributing water in Kalamazoo County. After Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley declared a state of emergency over PFAS-contaminated water in Parchment and Cooper Township.   

The race to replace former U.S. Congressman John Conyers of Detroit appears to be down to three candidates. A new poll, finds current Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones, former State Representative Rashida Talib and Westland Mayor Bill Wild all within percentage points of each other.  

Grand Rapids Public Schools are holding several back to school celebrations this year. This year, several ice cream socials at different locations throughout the city will replace the lone event.  

The Imaginarium Agency is bringing the love of comic books to Detroit. Comic Con will hold its first-ever show at the Cobo Center August 17th to 19th. The event will bring celebrity guests, comic books and their creators, toys, artwork and apparel.   

A $1 million purchase offer has been submitted to Flint Community Schools for the former Flint Northern High School property. The nonprofit Universal Kidney Foundation submitted the offer to district officials last week. 

At least 10 people have been charged in connection with a months-long string of home invasions, burglaries and other crimes last year in Ingham, Eaton and Clinton counties. Ingham County Sheriff's officials said the investigation spanned nearly 18 months. 

Areas in Houghton, Alger and Manistee counties will be seeing some major funding. The USDA Rural Development is investing in four water infrastructure projects, two in Houghton County, which was hit by major flash flooding over Father's Day. 

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is open to keeping the Gran Prix on Belle Isle. A news release listed the benefits to the park, limited impact to natural resources and the historical significance as reasons to keep the race.   

A Michigan doctor shines a light on what everyone needs to know about protecting themselves from UV rays: Dr. Jaimie Hope with Michigan's Beaumont Hospitals says there are two kinds of UV rays, UVA and UVB, and both kinds can contribute to skin cancer.  

A man was shot Sunday morning after a road rage chase through Grand Rapids became violent, according to the Grand Rapids Police Department. The victim was shot once in the arm and was treated at an area hospital with non-life threatening injures.  

A wall of water flooded Canfield Street in Detroit's Midtown district after a massive water main break.  

Flint's new Administrative Hearings Bureau, the department responsible for preventing and eliminating blight, has had 155 hearings and collected $4,000 from blight violators in just a few weeks. 

The Lansing Police Department is investigating an incident where three people ended up with gunshot wounds. Police said there was a party being thrown on the corner of Spring and River Street. All three had non-life threatening injuries. 

A Montmorency County man is dead after he was thrown from his motorcycle. Michigan State Police say Cass Morgan of Atlanta was riding on County Road 487 at around 7:30 Saturday night with two other motorcyclists.

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