FOX 66 News at Ten
Michigan Department of Community Health officials say two more Michigan residents have died after contracting West Nile Virus, the eighth human fatalities from the mosquito-borne disease in the state this year.
The deaths reported Tuesday in the department's weekly summary include an 87-year-old Macomb County man and a 65-year-old Ogemaw County man. State health officials say the fatalities are part of five new reported West Nile cases.
Officials tell The Macomb Daily of Mount Clemens (http://bit.ly/S2Ww8b) the 87-year-old man died earlier this month in Macomb County.
As of Tuesday, 160 cases have been reported statewide. The state says there were 34 cases and two deaths in 2011.
At least 1,405 serious illnesses and 118 deaths from West Nile have been reported nationwide.
West Nile in Michigan: http://1.usa.gov/OUqT0v
Copyright 2012 Associated Press. All rights reserved.
Wednesday, September 19 2012, 08:58 AM EDT
National News Headlines
|Citizen heroes: Restoring life to Hurricane Sandy victims|
Seven months after Hurricane Sandy ravaged the New Jersey Shore, destroying homes and dramatically upending lives, the tourist towns dotting the coast are ramping up repairs to accommodate summer visitors. But for many of the residents in surrounding areas, still embroiled in a morass of loss and red tape, it has been their neighbors and ordinary citizens who have stepped in to provide vital help and support.
|State report shows downed bridge had gouges, impact damage|
Officials in Washington state performed a special inspection six months ago on the Interstate 5 bridge that collapsed because there were indications it had been struck by a different vehicle.
|Jury foreman says life or death decision unfair|
|They were 12 ordinary citizens who didn't oppose the death penalty.|
|Actor Tyler Perry donates $100K to Ohio schools|
|Filmmaker and actor Tyler Perry has surprised middle school students in Ohio by showing up at a musical concert and donating $100,000 to help student athletes in the city's South-Western schools.|
|Arizona authorities investigating threatening email sent lawmakers|
Arizona's bitter debate over a signature part of President Obama's health care overhaul has sparked an investigation into lawmakers' safety after at least nine legislators received a threatening email over Gov. Jan Brewer's push to expand Medicaid access.
|Virginia mom jailed for allegedly mooning son's school bus|
A Suffolk mother will spend weekends behind bars after mooning her son's school bus following a confrontation with the driver.
|Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio to appeal ruling in racial profiling case|
A federal judge ruled Friday that the office of America's self-proclaimed toughest sheriff systematically singled out Latinos in its trademark immigration patrols, marking the first finding by a court that the agency racially profiles people.
|Elite New York City prep school apologizes for past sexual abuse|
|An elite New York City prep school has apologized for sexual abuse perpetrated by teachers and administrators over a three-decade span.|
|Ohio district weighs creationism for classroom discussion|
An Ohio school district proposal to add creationism to a hot-topics list deemed appropriate for classroom discussion is drawing opposition from some parents and a civil rights group.
|2 dead after Angel Flight crashes in upstate New York, official says|
A small airplane operating as an Angel Flight has crashed in upstate New York, killing two passengers as investigators search for the pilot, who is missing.