The county’s Covid-19 snapshot reports 780 cases in the two weeks ending yesterday, down from 860 last week. There are 120.8 cases per 100,000 residents, up slightly from last week’s 113.7, and the test positivity rate is 9 percent. The CDC community level continues to be “medium,” and will update at 8 p.m. tonight.
A missing man was found dead after an apparent hit and run, MLive reports. Trevor Woolery had been missing since Oct. 9, and his family feared that he may have been suicidal. His body was discovered off an M-14 ramp Friday morning, and police believe he was struck by a vehicle three to five days previously. The investigation is ongoing.
A Superior Township man confessed to killing his girlfriend and burning her body, MLive reports, in an update to last week’s report. He reportedly admitted to shooting her during an argument and attempting to destroy her body in a Flint garage. He is being held without bond.
A man who pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography was sentenced to five years’ probation, MLive reports. Accused of soliciting nude photos of children online, Eric David Kurtz must register as a sex offender and is prohibited from using the internet recreationally.
Police are investigating an alleged assault on a teammate by Huron High junior varsity football players, MLive reports. Four players allegedly pushed the victim to the floor of the locker room, wrapped him in netting, and broke his phone. Their suspension resulted in the cancellation of an upcoming game and put an abrupt end to River Rats’ JV season.
Charges against EMU basketball star Emoni Bates will be dropped in exchange for a misdemeanor plea, the Detroit Free Press reports. Bates was charged with carrying a concealed weapon with altered ID marks after a traffic stop last month. His suspension from the team has been lifted, and his record will be expunged if he completes a diversion program and enters a mentorship program.
Curb bump-outs on southbound Seventh at Huron are complete, MLive reports. The changes are intended to make the misaligned intersection less dangerous by narrowing the street and banning southbound left turns.
Glen Ave. temporarily closed after a mysterious two-foot bump appeared in the road last Thursday, MLive reports. Emergency repair work allowed the street to reopen to traffic on Friday. A water main break was found, but it’s unclear whether the break caused the street issue. Officials are exploring the possibility that both may be linked to nearby excavation work for a new hotel.
Planning commissioners praised an all-electric apartment building planned for the west side, MLive reports. The commission unanimously approved plans for the 79-unit, four-story building, which would use solar panels and possibly geothermal energy. Fifteen percent of the units would be set aside for people earning up to 60 percent of the area median.