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Appeals court revives lawsuit over firing by Flint mayor

FLINT (AP) — A former city administrator in Flint who says she was fired for exposing suspicious activity by the mayor is getting another day in court.

A federal appeals court on Thursday reversed a decision by a judge and said a jury can sort out whether Natasha Henderson was illegally fired by Mayor Karen Weaver. The court says there's a key dispute over facts in her whistleblower claim.

Henderson was ousted as city administrator in February 2016. Weaver says she fired her for failing to timely inform the mayor about an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease during the lead-tainted water crisis.

However, Henderson says she was fired when she became concerned that Weaver might be steering donors away from a fund for water victims and instead pointing them to a fund controlled by the mayor.


California woman falls, dies at Michigan park

MUNISING (AP) — A California woman has died after falling 200 feet at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

The National Park Service says the 32-year-old woman fell Wednesday at Chapel Beach. Her name wasn't immediately released. Pictured Rocks is a long, narrow park with 15 miles of cliffs along Lake Superior.

Chief ranger Joe Hughes tells the Marquette Mining Journal that authorities are trying to determine if the woman was alone when the fall occurred.


Octogenarian ‘tough broad’ survives attack in store lot

LIVONIA (AP) — Two people have been charged with stealing the car of an 88-year-old suburban Detroit woman who emerged from the attack with bruises but plenty of spunk.

Gloria Kevelighan says, "I'm a tough broad."

Kevelighan was attacked Tuesday after parking in a handicapped spot at a Walmart store in Livonia. She says a man knocked her to the ground and then drove away with a woman in her Ford Escape.

Kevelighan says she tried to "sock him" with her cane. She was badly bruised on her arm and face but otherwise had no serious injuries. The car was later recovered.

The Wayne County prosecutor filed carjacking and other charges Thursday. The man might be safer in custody. Kevelighan says she'd kill him if she found him.


Plants but no pants: Florida man gardens  in the nude

STUART, Fla. (AP) — Being in touch with nature is one thing. But gardening au naturel is quite another for some neighbors of a Florida man who's been doing yard work in the nude.

The miffed residents say they've called the Martin County Sheriff's Office, but the man continues to do yard work naked.

Sheriff William Snyder tells WFTV he believes the man's refusal to wear clothes has breached two statutes: lewd and lascivious behavior and breach of peace. 

Neighbor Melissa Ny tells WPBF the man was bent over winding up a garden hose on Sunday evening when she put the trash out.

Neighbor Aimee Canterbury says she's just taught her six kids to look the other way if the neighbor is naked.

 

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