Legionnaire's Disease

View of the Flint river
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Governor Rick Snyder has signed a spending bill that includes more money to prosecute members of his administration for their roles in the Flint water crisis. As we hear from Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta, the 600 thousand dollars will go to state Attorney General Bill Schuette’s office.


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The latest in a criminal case against Michigan’s health director, who is charged with involuntary manslaughter in a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak during the lead-tainted water crisis in Flint (all times local):

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The ranking Democrat on the US House Oversight Committee wants to subpoena Governor Rick Snyder.

As we hear from Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta, he’s looking for more answers on when the governor become aware of a fatal outbreak of Legionnaire’s disease. 


City of Flint water tower
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A special prosecutor said Monday he'll add a charge of involuntary manslaughter against Michigan's chief medical executive in a criminal investigation of the tainted water crisis in Flint.

City of Flint water tower
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Testimony is resuming in Flint, Michigan, as a judge considers whether the state's health director should go to trial for the death of a man who had Legionnaires' disease during the city's water crisis.

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State officials are working with health departments in Detroit and Macomb, Wayne and Oakland counties to investigate an increase in Legionnaires' disease cases.

As state, federal and local officials continue working to gain more control of the Flint water crisis, Current State's Mark Bashore talks with Dr. Eden Wells, the chief medical executive for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.