Traverse City Record-Eagle

August 2, 2013

Bicyclist injured in bus accident

From staff reports
Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — TRAVERSE CITY — A Traverse City woman was injured after she lost control of her bicycle and fell into the side of a school bus, police said.

The bicyclist, 30, approached the intersection of East Front Street and Garfield Avenue on Thursday at 10:15 a.m. Police said she was headed west on the sidewalk when the small trailer she was pulling behind her bicycle jumped over a curb and went into Front Street.

The woman lost control of her bicycle, fell off and struck the side of a YMCA camp bus from Central Lake. She was transported to Munson Medical Center and was treated for lacerations and bone fractures.

No bus passengers were injured.

1st West Nile casein Mich. confirmed

LANSING — Michigan has its first confirmed human case of West Nile Virus infection this year, a year after at least 17 people died and 202 came down with the mosquito-borne disease in the state.

The Michigan Department of Community Health said Thursday that a man from St. Joseph County in southwestern Michigan was confirmed with West Nile Virus.

State medical chief Dr. Matthew Davis says now that there’s clear evidence of the disease’s return, people should take time to protect themselves and their loved-ones from becoming infected.

Davis says protective measures include using door and window screens, emptying buckets and other standing water sources, wearing light-colored clothes and applying insect repellant containing DEET.

Low turnout expected for Detroit primary

DETROIT — Detroit officials predict a 15- to 17-percent voter turnout for Tuesday’s primary for mayor, City Council and other offices.

Elections Director Daniel Baxter says the turnout would be consistent with the 2009 primary for the same offices. Detroit has about 550,000 registered voters.

Baxter says his office expects to produce unofficial results early Wednesday, despite write-in candidates for mayor who have similar names.

Ex-medical center chief Mike Duggan is a write-in after being knocked off the ballot because he hadn’t been a registered voter long enough before filing. Mike Dugeon has since turned in paperwork for a write-in campaign.

Baxter says each variation of their names will be recorded and votes tallied for them.