POLICE SHOOTING TRAINING
Person injured during Michigan police training exercise
TAYLOR, Mich. (AP) — Police say a person attending a suburban Detroit police training program suffered gunshot wounds and was hospitalized. Michigan State Police said the shooting happened Sunday afternoon during training at a Taylor city park for the city’s volunteer auxiliary police program. The civilian was a “role player” in a training scenario when an auxiliary training officer fired his service revolver, hitting the person in the abdomen. The person was taken to hospital in stable condition. State Police investigators were looking into the shooting at the request of Taylor’s police.
Alpena area men go to jail as 2 deaths are investigated
ALPENA, Mich. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to two years in prison as authorities continue to investigate the deaths of two women. Joshua Wirgau was convicted last week in a separate case involving a crime with a firearm. Another man, Brad Srebnik, received the same term. Both will be credited with more than six months in prison. Brynn Bills disappeared last August shortly before he turned 18. His body was found in September in the courtyard of Wirgau in the canton of Alpena. Abby Hill’s body was found in October in a wooded area of the township. She and Bills were Facebook friends. The prosecutor says the investigation is ongoing.
CONVENTION OF MICHIGAN REPUBLICANS
Michigan GOP picks candidates with Trump influence on the line
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Two candidates backed by former President Donald Trump won support from Michigan Republicans for attorney general and secretary of state at a convention, paving the way to take on Democratic incumbents in autumn. Saturday’s gathering of thousands of party delegates was a test of Trump’s influence in the party. His allies — Attorney General candidate Matthew DePerno, a lawyer, and Secretary of State candidate Kristina Karamo, a community college teacher — emerged victorious from the three-person fields at the downtown “endorsement” event. city of Grand Rapids. Political newcomers back Trump’s false claims about his 2020 loss in the swing state.
Judge delays exoneration of long-jailed Detroit man
DETROIT (AP) — A judge has suspended the exoneration of a Detroit man who has been in prison for 15 years for crimes of kidnapping and sexual assault that prosecutors now say he did not commit. A Wayne County judge told prosecutors and defense attorneys for Terance Calhoun on Friday that a Detroit police officer showed up at his office earlier in the day with evidence that Calhoun confessed to assaulting the two. teenagers in 2006. Judge Kelly Ramsey said she did not look into the matter, but postponed the hearing from Friday to Wednesday. The Detroit Police Department said the officer did not follow proper procedures and was “working to rectify the situation.”
GM will offer an electrified Corvette as early as next year
General Motors says it will offer an electrified Corvette starting next year as it continues to build its presence in the electric vehicle market. Chairman Mark Reuss said in a statement on LinkedIn on Monday that the automaker will also offer an Ultium-based all-electric Corvette in the future. More details on the vehicles should be provided later. Interest in electric vehicles is growing among consumers as demand for an electric Corvette increases among sports car fans.
THREE DEAD VERDICTS
Man guilty of murdering child and 2 adults in Detroit area
WARREN, Mich. (AP) — A jury has convicted a Detroit-area man of all 15 counts against him in the murders of three Warren residents, including a 6-year-old boy. Macomb County deliberated about three hours before sentencing Nicholas Bahri, 39, of Bloomfield Hills, of three counts of first-degree premeditated murder and first-degree felony, seven firearms charges, d arson and mutilation of a body. He was charged with the 2000 shooting deaths of Tukoyo Moore, 32, his son Tai’Raz, 6, and his fiancée, Isis Rimson, 28. The Macomb Daily reports that Bahri will be sentenced on June 15 to life in prison without parole. The verdicts were handed down after a six-day trial.
IDENTIFIED FISHERMEN’S REMAINS
Bone found on Michigan beach identified by genetic genealogy
GANGES TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A western Michigan fisherman who disappeared in 2000 has been identified through DNA testing on a jawbone that washed up on a beach 14 years later. The DNA Doe Project, in conjunction with the Michigan State Police, determined that the jaw bone belonged to Ronald Wayne Jager of Fruitland Township. The DNA Doe Project is an all-volunteer group based in California. Jager was reported missing the day after his boat was launched in August 2000 in Whitehall. State police said Friday the boat ran aground in Wisconsin. Coast Guard searches found no trace of Jager.