Category: Breaking News Written by Susan Field, The morning sun
Michigan Supreme Court justices are set to hear oral arguments next week in an Isabella County medical marijuana case expected to decide definitively on the future of marijuana dispensaries..
Justices will hear arguments Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in the case that pits Isabella County and Michigan Attorney General’s case against Brandon McQueen and Matt Taylor of Compassionate Apothecary in Mt. Pleasant.
Justices agreed to hear the case after the Michigan Court of Appeals overturned the circuit judgement that the medical marijuana dispensary did not violate the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act.
Court of Appeals judges overturned Isabella County Chief Judge Paul Chamberlain’s ruling that patient-to-patient sales are legal under the MMMA.
Supreme Court justices will hear oral arguments from Isabella County Prosecutor Risa Scully and from the state attorney general’s office, and from defense attorneys.
Scully said the Michigan Attorney General is taking the same position as Isabella County in the case.
Arguments are scheduled to take a total of one hour.
Last Updated on Thursday, 11 October 2012 10:16
Category: Breaking News Written by Bleacherreport
The Tigers' 4-3 loss Wednesday night was a heart-breaker and may have been a back-breaker for Jose Valverde as he blew a two-run lead in the bottom of the ninth and the A's forced a game five.
Following an improved offensive performance by a Detroit lineup that was left silenced a night earlier, the Tigers were looking to slip out of the Coliseum in Oakland and head home to Motown to await their opponent in the ALCS.
The pesky A's had other plans.
Max Scherzer commanded the strike-zone for much of the game and was good enough to deliver the Tigers an opportunity to erase a chance Oakland could force a game-five winner-take-all ALDS Championship game.
In fact, Scherzer was nearly untouchable through 5.1 innings of work, allowing just three hits and one unearned run while striking out eight. He ran out of gas in the sixth and exited with his team still in the lead.
But, the pesky A's had other plans.
After two games of enduring a near-deafening crowd, Detroit finally quieted the raucous Oakland fanbase when Alex Avila's double to open the third inning was followed by a sacrifice bunt by Omar Infante pushing Avila to third. Austin Jackson followed with a line shot single to left for an RBI and 1-0 Tigers lead.
Not to be outdone and with much need to contribute, Prince Fielder provided offensive punch with a blistering rocket into the outfield bleachers that Oakland right fielder Josh Reddick never bothered to give chase to, leading off Detroit's fourth inning frame.
Scherzer followed Fielder by closing out the A's in five pitches in the bottom half of the frame.
Oakland's only real threat against Scherzer came in the bottom of the fifth when he found himself with runners at the corners after getting the first two A's hitters, Reddick and Josh Donaldson, out on strikes. Scherzer thwarted the A's chance with a Chris Pennington strikeout and a fist pump as he exited the field.
A's starter A.J. Griffin was chased from the game following a Miguel Cabrera bloop single to center on a ball that seemed catchable, but CoCo Crisp failed to get the jump on in time to nab it. Reliever Jerry Blevins forced a Fielder ground ball double-play and Delmon Young ground out wiping out Cabrera's start to the inning.
Crisp lead off the Oakland half of the sixth with a hot shot down the first base line that led to a Fielder defensive miscue and two-base error, putting Crisp at second. Alex Avila misplayed a Scherzer pitch allowing Crisp to advance to third.
Clearly laboring, Scherzer was now working deep into the count on every hitter, very different than his first several innings of work.
And, the pesky A's had other plans.
Stephen Drew struck Scherzer for a double up the gap, allowing Crisp to score. Drew's efforts to stretch an easy double into a near-impossible triple failed and Austin Jackson's relay to Infante and then Cabrera nailed Drew at third.
That, however, ended Scherzer's night for the Tigers.
Octavio Dotel replaced Scherzer and promptly struck out Yoenis Cespedes but then walked Brandon Moss. Dotel was replaced by lefty Phil Coke who got Reddick to fly deep to center for the third out of the inning and the Tigers escaped a potential tie game.
Detroit's offense sputtered through middle innings of the fifth, sixth, and seventh and entered the A's half of the inning with reliever Al Alburquerque and a greeting of boos from the Oakland crowd—his celebratory kiss of the baseball in Detroit on Sunday incensed the A's team.
Alburquerque worked a quick 1-2-3 seventh and returned to the Detroit dugout holding a precious one-run Detroit lead.
Sean Doolittle entered for the A's hoping to keep the game at the same differential, but the Tigers offense wouldn't allow it. Infante started the inning with a single up the middle and Jackson laid down a sacrifice bunt to put Infante into scoring position.
Tiger manager Jim Leyland elected to pinch-hit for Quintin Berry with fellow rookie and late-season call-up Avisail Garcia. Leyland's decision paid off as Garcia delivered an RBI single to right scoring Infante.
Fielder ripped a ball to right following a Cabrera pop out and the Tigers had runners at the corners with two outs, forcing Oakland back to the bullpen and calling on Ryan Cook to face Young with two outs. Young grounded out to end the Tigers eighth, but Detroit had regained a safer two run lead.
Joaquin Benoit worked through a rocky eighth after getting two quick outs. After allowing a single to Stephen Drew and a walk to Cespedes, Benoit was able to get Brandon Moss on strikes to end the inning.
Benoit wasn't clean, but he extended the Tigers opportunity to advance on the road and left the game in the hands of closer Jose Valverde in the ninth to shut down the pesky A's.
But they, the pesky A's, had other plans.
Reddick fired up an already last-ditch energized A's crowd by leading off the ninth with a single to right. Donaldson followed with a deep shot off the left field wall, and Valverde had runners at second and third with no outs.
Oakland was loud and would not go quietly.
Seth Smith doubled on a hanging Valverde fastball, and Oakland was on the verge of another walk-off win. Valverde had a blown save, and Smith, the winning run, was still on second with no outs.
With the game now 3-3, Valverde got the next two A's in order but couldn't get Crisp, who gave the A's their 15th walk-off win of the season. Valverde entered the inning with a two run cushion and walked out with a loss.
And now, a team that barely got in the back door and that was headed West with a full head of steam after winning the first two games of the series at home are one game away from going home, bags packed for the winter.
Last Updated on Thursday, 11 October 2012 10:02
Category: Breaking News Written by WWJ
LANSING (WWJ) - It’s time to check the pantry.
Kellogg’s is recalling several different boxes of Frosted Mini-Wheats because the breakfast cereal may contain fragments of flexible metal mesh from a faulty manufacturing part.
Recalled products include only Frosted Mini-Wheats Bite Size Original and Mini-Wheats Unfrosted Bite Size with the letters KB, AP or FK before or after the Best If Used Before date.
Products impacted are:
Kellogg’s Frosted Mini-Wheats Bite Size Original cereal
- UPC 3800031829 – 18-ounce carton with Better if Used Before Dates between APR 01 2013 KB – SEP 21 2013 KB
- UPC 3800073444 – 18-ounce carton with Better if Used Before Dates between APR 01 2013 KB – SEP 21 2013 KB
- UPC 3800031834 – 24-ounce carton with Better if Used Before Dates between APR 01 2013 KB – SEP 21 2013 KB
- UPC 3800046954 – 30-ounce carton with Better if Used Before Dates between APR 01 2013 KB – SEP 21 2013 KB
- UPC 3800031921 – 70-ounce club store carton with Better if Used Before Dates APR 01 2013 KB – JUL 29 2013 KB
- UPC 3800004961 – single-serve bowl with Better if Used Before Dates between 04013 KB – 09213 KB
- UPC 3800021993 – single-serve carton with Better if Used Before Dates between AP 04013 – AP 09213 or FK 04013 – FK 09213
Kellogg’s Mini-Wheats Unfrosted Bite Size cereal
- UPC 3800021983 – single serve carton with Better if Used Before Dates between FK 04013 – FK 09213
- UPC 3800035982 -18-ounce carton with Better if Used Before Dates between APR 01 2013 KB – SEP 21 2013 KB
Kellogg’s said the likelihood of these metal fragments making their way into the food is low and the chances that any affected food will cause injury is low, but the recall was issued voluntarily as a precaution.
A Kellogg’s representative said they have not yet received any reports of any illness.
Consumers with affected product can call 800-962-1413 to arrange replacement of your purchase.
For more information, or if you’re unsure if your package is included in the recall, contact Kellogg’s at 800-962-1413 or visit www.Kelloggs.com.
Last Updated on Thursday, 11 October 2012 09:37
Category: News Briefs Written by WWJ
DETROIT (WWJ) – Firefighters in Detroit have quelled a fire at a vacant house that threw off so much smoke, visibility for the commute on I-75 was greatly reduced.
WWJ’s Ron Dewey reports the fire happened at a house along the I-75 service drive just south of Springwells in southwest Detroit.
As firefighters worked to control the blaze, smoke billowed into the air that was so dense, visibility on the freeway was reportedly at almost zero.
The flames spread to a neighboring house before the fire could be fully contained.
Both houses were unoccupied and no injuries were reported. The homes both sustained significant damage.
Just over two hours after fire started, the wind finally dissipated the smoke and traffic flow on the freeway returned to normal.
Fire officials say they suspect arson or at the very least vagrants or squatters who started a fire for warmth that got out of control — as is the case with just about any fire at a vacant dwelling.
The fire remains under investigation.
Last Updated on Thursday, 11 October 2012 09:30
Category: News Briefs Written by WWJ
DETROIT (WWJ) - Jurors are expected to begin deliberations Wednesday afternoon in the case of D’Andre Lane, who is accused of killing his 2-year-old daughter after she wet her pants.
In closing arguments, defense attorney Terry Johnson bashed the investigative work of Detroit police.
“You see the way he talked to Mr. Lane. Mr. Lane’s trying to cooperate and they’re pounding on the table and they’re telling him he’s a demon! ‘You got a demon inside of you,’ and they’re just going after him on an assumption. We don’t believe you,” said Johnson.
Johnson has told jurors that Bianca Jones was abducted, but Wayne County Assistant Prosecutor Carin Goldfarb said Lane faked a carjacking in an elaborate story to cover up his child’s murder.
“… Bianca Jones is dead. She died at 2 years old and he killed her. He killed her and he threw away her body with the garbage,” said Goldfarb. “Carjackers do not leave the car and take the baby.”
Goldfarb also pointed out that Lane didn’t immediately dial 911 when his daughter was supposedly taken.
Johnson countered, “(Because he didn’t) get scared and scream,’My baby!’ doesn’t make him guilty. It makes him a punk.”
Bianca went missing in December. Her body has never been found, but police said a cadaver dog detected evidence in a closet at Lane’s home.
Throughout the trial, prosecutors painted Lane as an abusive father was obsessed with potty training his children. Prosecutors alleged Lane beat Bianca to death, covered her body with a blanket and put her in her car seat. They said he then drover Bianca’s siblings to school before dumping her body.
Defense attorneys called a police officer to the stand on Tuesday who said she saw a girl that looked like Bianca a week after the alleged carjacking.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 October 2012 17:34
Category: Breaking News Written by Huffington Post
The Republican Arkansas state legislator whose writing in favor of slavery has embroiled the state GOP in controversy is now defending his viewpoints on the subject.
State Rep. Jon Hubbard (R-Jonesboro) told the Jonesboro Sun on Tuesday that he continues to believe the viewpoints he expressed in a 2010 book that slavery was a "blessing" for blacks, TalkBusiness.net reports. In the book, Hubbard argued that blacks received a better quality of life as slaves in the U.S. than they did in Africa, and that African-Americans would not be in the U.S. were it not for slavery. Hubbard's comments -- first reported by the Arkansas Times on Friday -- led to a series of revelations about fellow Arkansas Republicans, including Rep. Loy Mauch (R-Bismarck) writing a series of letters to the editor defending slavery and legislative candidate Charlie Fuqua writing in a 2012 book that he wanted to deport all Muslims and establish the death penalty for rebellious children.
In the interview with the Jonesboro Sun, Hubbard said he did not know "any other way that black people in America could have gotten here." He also said slavery was not justified.
“Slavery was cruel, but as a result of slavery, we have African-Americans living in this country today who are living here in situations that are probably much better to endure than if they were living in Sub-Saharan Africa. If you had the choice knowing the lifestyle of people living in Africa and knowing the lifestyle of people living in the United States, which would you choose? Pure and simple.”
Where do you even begin in analyzing this quote? While he doesn’t say it directly in the above quote, he is once again basically stating that slavery was a “blessing in disguise.”
Another quote along the same line:
“But I think the end result -- that they [African-Americans] did get to live in America, although the means for getting here were terrible -- I think the end result was better than it would have been if they had to live in Africa themselves.”
Hubbard did not return multiple requests for comment Wednesday.
Hubbard's comments have set off a firestorm in Arkansas, with Republicans distancing themselves from Hubbard, Mauch and Fuqua. The state Republican Party announced that it will not be providing any more assistance to the trio. U.S. Reps. Tim Griffin and Steve Womack, along with the Benton County Republican Party and state Rep. Prissy Hickerson (R-Texarkana) -- all who have donated to either Hubbard or Mauch -- have all come out against the comments. Benton County Republican Chairman Mike Sevak also endorsed the Emancipation Proclamation in a Tuesday interview with HuffPost.
Americans for Prosperity, a super PAC funded by the Koch brothers, has sent out mailers backing Hubbard and Mauch, but distanced itself on Tuesday from their slavery comments.
AFP spokeswoman Teresa Oelke told HuffPost that the group supports "an equal opportunity to pursue prosperity, regardless of race or ethnicity."
Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 October 2012 17:29
Category: Breaking News Written by Javon Johnson, Huffington Post
I am a good Black man. I grew up in Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church in South Central, Los Angeles. I have always maintained at least a 3.5GPA, and, after graduating from Crenshaw Senior High School's Teachers Training Magnet Program with honors, I earned a B.A. and M.A. in Communication Studies from the California State University, Los Angeles, and a Ph.D. in Performance Studies (with certificates in Gender Studies and African-American Studies) from Northwestern University. I earned numerous awards at each stage of my collegiate career, been a part of more honors societies than I can remember, and earned four national titles in intercollegiate speech and debate, All-American honors, and one year was awarded the Brovero-Tabor for being the top ranked competitor at the end of the academic year. I now hold a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Southern California where I teach courses on race, gender, sexuality, class, and pop culture in the Department of American Studies and Ethnicity. I have written blogs as well as newspaper and academic articles on critical issues facing Black people. In addition, I am the Curator and Program Manager of History at the California African American Museum, and I co-founded Say Word, a non-profit in Los Angeles that mentors inner-city teenagers and teaches them self expression and how to use their own voices through spoken word poetry. I am a spoken word poet who has won two national slam poetry titles and, among other things, appeared on HBO's Def Poetry Jam, BET's Lyric Café, and most recently TVOne's Verses & Flow. I stay abreast on most political issues, especially those that pertain directly to Black people. I am generally respectful and I usually address my elders with sir, ma'am, Mr., Mrs., or Ms. By most accounts I am a good Black man. Hell, I even tip a little extra to help offset the stereotypes of the penny pinching Black diner.
While I both worked hard for and enjoy my success, I, for so many reasons, must denounce the title of "good Black man."
When comedian Chris Rock quipped in his 1996 hit HBO special Bring the Pain, "I love Black people, but I hate niggas," he effectively fanned the flames of the "civil war" he claimed was "going on with Black people." Mostly concerned with whether Rock was right or wrong, much has been written about this controversial piece in his otherwise brilliant stand-up routine. Certainly Rock is able to exercise his First Amendment rights, but given that the single most defining characteristic of his "niggas" are those criminals and criminally minded dark bodied human beings in this country, and that Black men are both unhealthily and unfairly caught up in what activist-academic Angeles Davis calls the "prison industrial complex," Rock essentially "niggafied" most Black men in the U.S. and declared war on those "niggas" on behalf of all of us "good" Black people.
Rock went well beyond what Evelyn Higginbotham calls "the politics of respectability," or the demand "that every individual in the black community assume responsibility for behavioral, self-regulation and self-improvement along moral, educational, and economic lines." Rock's decontextualized joke misses the deep and complex histories of the ways in which Black men in the U.S. have been and still are criminalized, or simply labeled "bad," as exhibited in Douglas A. Blackmon's Slavery by Another Name and Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow. Even worse, Rock testifies for the "need" of the state sanctioned violence enacted on Black men, good or bad, on every day basis. And, he is not alone on this position.
"The goal...to distance oneself as far as possible from images perpetuated by racist stereotypes," writes Higginbotham, sets up situations where some Black people are not only disregarding startling studies and statistics that show how Black men are treated as criminals before we are treated as citizens but discarding, not unlike the morning garbage, entire groups of "other" Black people. Despite the fact that Black males face harsher punishments than their White counterparts in the "justice" system and in school, that one in every three Black males can expect to go to prison in their lifetimes, that the war on drugs is essentially a war on people of color, that most Black men will have negative engagements with the law, and that those disempowered Black men with little to no options prior to prison exit disenfranchised, many of us "good Black folks" have at best distanced ourselves from the "bad" and at worst called for harsher punishment (see the Black Congressional Caucus signing the crack sentencing bill), because after all, as Rock said, "niggas have got to go."
But more than rejecting the label "good Black man" because I am not happy with some of the things us "good" folks do, it is my larger contention that writing someone off as bad is not only decontextual but it does not allow for the redemptive qualities that opened the door for Jay-Z, as he said in the song "Shiny Suit Theory," to go from "warring to Warren." Jay-Z, the same rapper Rock champions, went from criminal (or nigga) activities to doing and talking business with magnate Warren Buffett, that is - before he was sponsored by Coke (Coca Cola), he was sponsored by coke (cocaine). More, constructing a group of Blacks as good in order to cast off the bad acts as a pressure release, insuring that a system of inequality (inadequate education, unequal job access, unfair justice system) goes unchecked because it troublingly justifies the myth that EVERYONE can make it in the U.S. so long as they work hard enough and, dare I say, be "good" enough. Even more, my "good" rests squarely on the ability to label someone else "bad," and unlike Rock, the Black Congressional Caucus, or other "good Black folks," I am neither ready nor willing to write off, shoot, or incarcerate a bunch of "niggas". I love Black people too much for that. And simply put, before I ever call for their death, I would rather for my own.
Good Black Man.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 October 2012 16:21
Category: News Briefs Written by Heather Boushey, The Root
Your Take: Still, black employment is up overall, as is total U.S. employment, says an economist.
(Special to The Root) -- The economy added 114,000 jobs last month, on top of an upward revision of 86,000 jobs to July and August. The private sector has added jobs for 31 consecutive months, and after coming into office in the depths of the Great Recession, President Barack Obama has created more than a million jobs over his first term. For the first time since he took office, the unemployment rate is below 8 percent, hitting 7.8 percent in September.
Meanwhile, the share of African Americans with a job edged up from 52.7 percent to 53.0 percent and the unemployment rate fell to 13.4 percent, after hovering just above 14 percent for the past three months. Among adults ages 20 and over, all of the gains for African Americans were among women. Although the share of black adult women overall employed rose from 55.1 percent to 55.3 percent, the share of black adult men employed fell from 57.7 percent to 57.5 percent. Both adult men and women, however, have seen their employment rate rise over the past year 0.5 percentage points.
It is clear that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, support for the auto industry and other policies implemented by the 111th Congress in 2009 and 2010 were the right path forward. Moving to supply-side economic policies, as Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney advocates, will not only stymie job creation but also risk pulling the economy backward, since these were the very same policies that got us into the current mess in the first place.
Deficit spending has been effective in boosting job creation. In 2008 the economy began hemorrhaging jobs, and by the winter of 2008-2009, the economy was shedding more than 20,000 jobs per day, more than at any point since the Bureau of Labor Statistics began tabulating these data in 1948. The Recovery Act led to a rapid reversal in the number of layoffs, and starting in March 2010, the economy saw jobs being added each month.
Since February 2010 the economy has added 4.3 million total payroll jobs, which rises to 4.6 million when we include the additional 386,000 jobs created as of March 2012, according to preliminary data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' annual benchmark-revision process. The Recovery Act not only provided a needed boost to demand but was also the right thing to do for the millions of families left without a breadwinner when the financial industry imploded.
Moreover, during the dark days of the Great Recession, in 2008 and 2009, the U.S. automobile industry looked as if it might collapse. The federal government, however, stepped in and provided $80 billion in aid, with a clear plan for those funds to be repaid. So far, about half of these grants and loans have been repaid, and the automobile industry has added 152,300 jobs since June 2009.
Even as private-sector jobs have grown, however, the decline in public-sector employment is holding our economy back. The economy has lost nearly 700,000 public-sector jobs since April 2009. Our unemployment rate would be at least a full point lower without those losses. Since the Republicans took control of the House of Representatives in 2011, they have blocked efforts to help support public-sector jobs for teachers, police officers and firefighters.
Last month's decline in the unemployment rate was driven by large reported employment gains, with 873,000 people indicating that they got a job in September. This is an exceptionally large one-month gain in reported employment, and therefore we should interpret it carefully. Higher employment is consistent with data from the establishment survey, however, and while the pace of reported employment in the household survey will likely be slower in the months to come, it is clear that employment is rising.
There are other indications that more people are finding employment: The share of those out of work who voluntarily quit their jobs instead of being laid off rose to 7.9 percent, and the number of discouraged workers fell from just more than a million a year ago to 802,000. However, 582,000 people newly indicated that they were working part time because of slack work or business conditions, which means that not all of those finding work are finding the kind of work that they would like to have.
Both men and women reported increased employment, with 67.5 percent of adult men (ages 20 and over) reporting having a job in September -- up from 67.0 percent a year ago -- and 55.1 percent of adult women reporting having a job -- up from 55.0 percent a year ago. Employment grew most for workers with some college or more, while falling for workers with only a high school diploma.
Alongside hiring, wages grew by 7 cents in September for an annualized quarterly rate of growth of 1.6 percent. However, this means that workers are not seeing real earnings gains, since the rate of inflation over the past year -- as measured by the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers -- rose by 1.8 percent.
These data show that in the wake of a massive recession caused by a financial crisis like the one we have lived through in recent years, the best antidote to high unemployment is deficit spending until the unemployment rate comes down.
Heather Boushey is senior economist at the Center for American Progress Action Fund.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 October 2012 15:28
Category: Breaking News Written by Todd Johnson, Thegrio
President Barack Obama used two words to describe his performance at last week’s debate against Mitt Romney: “too polite.”
The president called into the Tom Joyner Morning Show Wednesday to assess how he did against his Republican challenger and why he didn’t go on the “attack” as some of his supporters would have preferred. The call-in lasted about eight minutes and Obama said that everyone will see “a little more activity” at the second debate next Tuesday.
Below is the president’s response to ‘what happened’ during last week’s debate:
“Well, two things. I mean, you know, the debate, I think it’s fair to say I was just too polite, because, you know, it’s hard to sometimes just keep on saying and what you’re saying isn’t true. It gets repetitive. But, you know, the good news is, is that’s just the first one. Governor Romney put forward a whole bunch of stuff that either involved him running away from positions that he had taken, or doubling down on things like Medicare vouchers that are going to hurt him long term.
…And, you know, I think it’s fair to say that we will see a little more activity at the next one.”
When asked of the ‘tightening race‘ with Romney, President Obama recalled 2008′s presidential results, reminding callers he “only beat” Sen. John McCain 53 to 47 percent in the popular vote. Obama said this upcoming election was “always going to be a close race,” and his team “internally” understood that all along.
The president was also asked about the perceived lack of voter enthusiasm, particularly among African-Americans, in this year’s election.
“We are doing registration and…early voting in a lot of states…and our numbers are actually higher than in 2008,” Obama responded.
Obama wrapped up his call to the TJMS reminiscing with the show’s host about critics during the 2008 race and how his campaign overcame that.
“How many times did everybody say that somehow we weren’t going to win?” he asked.
The president was much more succinct in his final point:
“As I say in some of these e-mails that go around with my picture on them…I can’t quote the entire thing but… ‘I got this.’”
The second presidential debate is next Tuesday, October 16 at 9 pm/est.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 October 2012 15:18
Category: News Briefs Written by WWJ
DETROIT (WWJ) - Detroit police say a man who was apparently trying to steal copper from a transformer on a DTE Energy pole was electrocuted.
Police told WWJ Newsradio 950 that an investigation is ongoing but they believe the 34-year-old man was attempting to remove the copper from inside the pole, located at Putnam and Lawton, near I-96.
Police said he was then electrocuted by a live wire, causing him to fall off his ladder and be left hanging. He appears to have died sometime overnight
A DTE crew cut power to the pole and used a cherry picker to bring down the man’s body.
His name was not immediately released.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 October 2012 14:55
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