State Roundup


City councilman wants drug testing for public officials 
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Flint’s public officials could be required to undergo drug testing if a councilman’s recent proposal is approved.
Sheldon Neeley suggested the measure during a committee meeting Monday.
Neeley said elected officials should hold themselves to a higher level of accountability. He also said they should meet standards required of police officers and firefighters.
City Attorney Peter Bade said it is legal to drug test.
Councilman Eric Mays asked Neeley to also include appointed officials in his proposal.
Neely said an enforcement policy would need to be worked out. He said council members and city appointees would be tested every year.
Mays said it’s unclear what drugs would be included in Neely’s proposal. Medical marijuana is legal in Michigan and city voters approved legalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana.
Mays is appealing a conviction of driving while impaired and was acquitted of a marijuana possession charge in June.
Police: Domestic incident led to  sister’s killing 
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Dearborn’s police chief says a “domestic violence incident that escalated” apparently led a 23-year-old man to stab and kill his 30-year-old sister in the Detroit suburb.
Haron R. Elmawri was arraigned Monday on first-degree murder and torture charges in the death Saturday of Asyh Elmawri. District Judge Sam Salamey ordered him jailed on a $1 million bond and scheduled a probable cause hearing Aug. 8.
The Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office says Asyh Elmawri died from a combination of strangulation and multiple stab wounds.
Police Chief Ronald Haddad hasn’t disclosed a motive for the killing and says facts around it remain under investigation. 
Ann Arbor
University of Michigan wins 5th solar car title 
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan has won its fifth national title in a row at the American Solar Challenge competition.
The Ann Arbor News reports the university’s car named Quantum won the eight-day solar vehicle competition. The 1,700-mile event started July 20 in Austin, Texas. The three-wheeled car was the first to cross the finish line in Minneapolis on Monday afternoon.
Michigan won the race despite an early 20- or 30-minute setback when the motor failed and needed to be swapped. Five of the 22 other teams passed Michigan in the process.
The car previously took third in the World Solar Challenge in Australia in 2011 and first in the American race in 2012.


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