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Man convicted of threats toward pickup with Confederate flag

JACKSON, Mich. (AP) — An 18-year-old man has been found guilty of threatening several people riding in a pickup truck that was displaying a Confederate flag.

The Jackson Citizen Patriot reports Monday that a jury convicted Kantpreet Singh Friday of felonious assault and weapons charges.

Jackson County Assistant Prosecutor Steven Idema says the 17-year-old driver of the pickup, a 13-year-old boy and a female were stopped at an intersection on July 24, 2015 when another motorist pulled alongside. The other driver brandished a handgun and verbally threatened the people in the pickup.

Idema says the 17-year-old driver had moved to Michigan from Alabama and “was showing his southern pride and his southern heritage” with the Confederate flag. A U.S. flag also was displayed on the truck.


Snyder seeks more Medicaid coverage  for Flint residents

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder is asking the federal government to expand Medicaid coverage to people under 21 and pregnant women who have been exposed to Flint's lead-contaminated water.

In a statement released Sunday, Snyder says about 15,000 more Flint residents would benefit if the government approves the request. The governor says the state would help by lining up doctors and behavioral health specialists and providing other services.

For 18 months, Flint used the Flint River for drinking water. A lack of corrosion control in the water caused lead to leach from old plumbing throughout the city.

Meanwhile, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy plans to visit Flint on Tuesday. He’s expected to meet residents, speak at Mount Carmel Baptist Church and take questions from the public.


Clark Hill recognized for Client Service Excellence by BTI

National consulting firm BTI has recognized Clark Hill as a leader in client service among more than 600 corporate law firms evaluated, Clark Hill CEO John Hern announced today. BTI ranked Clark Hill in the top 100 firms in the United States.

BTI uses 17 objective ranking factors to assess exceptional client service, including the firm's collective legal skills, anticipation of client needs, innovative approach and breadth of services. The BTI ranking is widely recognized within the legal community as the preeminent barometer to assess how law firms compare in client service delivery.

Clark Hill was recognized in the following categories: Client focus; Commitment to help; Understands the client’s business; Quality products; Provides value for the dollar; Meets core scope; Keeps clients informed; Deals with unexpected changes; Handles problems; Breadth of services; Unprompted communication; Brings together national resources; Anticipates the client’s needs; and Innovative approach.


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