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Michigan AG to review 2015 fatal shooting by ICE agent


DETROIT (AP) — Michigan’s attorney general will look into the fatal shooting of a 20-year-old man by a U.S. customs agent during a 2015 police raid in Detroit.

Laura Moody, chief of staff for Attorney General Dana Nessel, says in a letter to Terrance Kellom’s family that the case “will be reviewed by an experienced criminal attorney.”

Police have said Kellom was shot after lunging at the agent with a hammer at his father’s home. His father, Kevin Kellom, has disputed that account. The agent wasn’t charged.

Nabih Ayad, a lawyer representing Kellom’s family, says an officer who earlier said Kellom had a hammer changed his story while under oath in the family’s civil suit against the agent.

The Wayne County prosecutor’s office said last week that it was reviewing new information in the case.

 

Man enters plea in crash that killed Michigan newlyweds


ALLEGAN, Mich. (AP) — A man has entered a plea agreement on charges stemming from a July crash that killed a newlywed couple in western Michigan just miles (kilometers) from where they were married weeks earlier.

WOOD-TV reports Jacob Scot Damron of Wayland pleaded no contest Monday to two felony counts of operating while intoxicated causing death. In exchange, other charges are being dropped. The plea isn’t an admission of guilt but is treated as such for sentencing purposes.

The Allegan County sheriff’s office says 24-year-old Logan Thunderland Allbaugh and 22-year-old Hannah (Kwekel) Allbaugh died following the crash in Heath Township after a car drove through a stop sign and struck their vehicle. The couple’s car then spun out into southbound lanes, where it was hit by another vehicle.

Damron’s sentencing is June 3.

 

Michigan governor open to allowing Great Lakes oil tunnel
 

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says she’s open to allowing construction of an oil pipeline tunnel beneath the channel where Lakes Huron and Michigan meet, despite ordering state officials not to act on a tunnel plan developed by her predecessor.

Whitmer told reporters Wednesday in Lansing her goal remains getting Enbridge’s Line 5 out of the Straits of Mackinac as quickly as possible.

Former Gov. Rick Snyder negotiated a deal with Enbridge to run a new pipeline through a subterranean tunnel that the company hopes to complete by 2024. Whitmer stopped work on implementing the deal last month after Attorney General Dana Nessel said a law allowing it to proceed was unconstitutional.

But Whitmer said today she’ll pursue any strategy to remove the existing pipes from the water quickly, including a tunnel.
 

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