Virtually extinct since the Civil War, the Modern Whig Party of America is planning a comeback to American politics and a Macomb Township man is leading the charge in Michigan, according to Macomb Patch.
On May 25, the Modern Whig Party appointed Gregory Schlitt, a 37-year-old Macomb Township resident, to serve as acting chairman of the party’s Michigan Chapter. This appointment makes Schlitt only the third chairman in the state committee’s history.
Detroit man charged in Garden City armed robbery, carjacking
A 17-year-old Detroit man faces a Dec. 3 preliminary exam in Garden City’s 21st District Court on charges related to armed robbery and carjacking, according to the Garden City Observer.
Robert Omar Irvin, whom Garden City Police say was arrested Nov. 19 in Detroit, was arraigned Nov. 20 on charges of armed robbery, carjacking, unlawful driving away of an automobile, third-degree fleeing and eluding a police officer, failure to stop after a collision, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and illegally carrying a concealed weapon, the report said.
Lawyer announces first lawsuit in Livonia school abuse case
A lawyer representing a preschooler with special needs allegedly abused by a former Livonia teacher told the Livonia Observer he would file a lawsuit Tuesday in U.S. District Court seeking more than $75,000 for physical and emotional injuries the boy suffered.
According to the report, the lawsuit is the first of at least three expected on behalf of the children in the Webster Elementary class taught last year by Sharon Turbiak.
Sludge spill closes intersection at Beck, 10 Mile
A spill of some type of non-toxic sludge on Beck Road at the intersection of 10 Mile Road closed the road early Monday, according to Novi Patch.
Sergeant Terry Whitfield told Patch the sludge is possibly from a car wash and was dumped by a vehicle around noon Monday.