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MDTC Meet the Judges event set for Oct. 4

The Michigan Defense Trial Counsel’s Meet the Judges event will be held Thursday, Oct. 4, from 6-8 p.m. at Sheraton Detroit Novi Hotel in Novi.

Among those scheduled to attend are justices of the Michigan Supreme Court and judges of the Michigan Court of Appeals along with members of various circuit court benches, federal court judges, tribal appellate court justices and tribal court judges.

The reception will provide an opportunity for members of the judiciary and bar to interact in an environment free of the stresses of the courtroom.

The event is free to all judicial attendees, $85 for members and $135 for non-members which includes membership fee. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and an open bar will be provided.

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Whitmer, Schuette to meet for two televised debates in October

LANSING (AP) — Republican Bill Schuette and Democrat Gretchen Whitmer have agreed to meet for two debates before Michigan’s gubernatorial election.

After weeks of negotiations, their campaigns announced recently that the debates will be held on Oct. 12 at WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids and on Oct. 24 at WDIV-TV in Detroit. The two debates will be the most between the major parties’ nominees since 2006, when there were three.

There was just one debate each in the 2014 and 2010 gubernatorial elections. Republican Gov. Rick Snyder is leaving office under term limits.

The debates will be televised live by the sponsoring stations, streamed online and are expected to be simulcast by other TV stations in most other parts of the state.

Sheriff sues, says $600K patrol boat missing parts

MUSKEGON (AP) — Muskegon County Sheriff Michael Poulin says a Lake Michigan patrol boat is missing key equipment, two years after it was delivered at a cost of $600,000.

Poulin is suing the company that made the boat. The lawsuit says equipment worth roughly $108,000 wasn’t provided or was improperly installed, including a handheld device that can quickly identify explosives and hazardous materials.

The Firehawk 32 was built by Harbor Guard Boats in California after Muskegon County received a federal grant.

The boat was delivered in 2016 when Dean Roesler was sheriff. He took reporters for a ride on Muskegon Lake, demonstrating how the water cannons work in a fire. Roesler lost his run for re-election.

Authorities pull globe, not honey pot, from bear cub’s head

BALSAM LAKE, Wis. (AP) — A bear cub had a Winnie the Pooh moment, but it wasn't a honey pot that got stuck on its head. It was a hard plastic globe.

Authorities rescued the cub recently after a passer-by spotted it near Balsam Lake with the mother bear nearby.

The Polk County Sheriff's Office used a squad car to keep the mother away while authorities and two bear hunters worked on the globe as the cub was contained in a net.

The thick globe resisted pliers, tin snips and pruning sheas but finally slipped off after bolt cutters were used.

The sheriff's office posted a photo of the rescue on its Facebook page. It was unknown where the cub got the apparently ornamental globe.