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Help available for Jackson residents struggling to pay water bills

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Help available for Jackson residents struggling to pay water bills
Help available for Jackson residents struggling to pay water bills
Help available for Jackson residents struggling to pay water bills

THE 600-DOLLAR FEDERALUNEMPLOYMENT BOOST IS SET TO ENDIN JUST ACOUPLE OF DAYS.THAT HAS THE CITY OF JACKSONTRYING TO HELP MORE THAN15-HUNDRED RESIDENTS...WHO CAN'T PAY THEIR WATER BILLS.CHRISTIANA FORD TELLS US HOW."ESSENTIALLY IT'S REALLY BEEN ASTRUGGLE FOR US TO FIGURE OUTHOW TO TAKE CARE OF EVERYTHING""UNFORTUNATLEY WHEN COVID-19 HITAND OUR KIDS HAD TO STAY HOMEFROM SCHOOL MY HUSBANDWASN'T ABLE TO WORK MUCH ANYMORESO HE'S BEEN HOME WITH THEKIDS."AND THE FINANCIAL DOMINOS KEEPFALLING FOR FAMILIES LIKE LAURATHOMAS'.THE ABILITY TO PAY BILLS LEFT UPTO WHAT'S IN THE CARDS."REALLY WE BELIEVE THAT SOME OFTHE ECONOMIC HARDSHIPS THATPEOPLE ARE FACING HAVE CAUSEDTHEM NOT TO BE ABLE TO PAY THEIRWATER BILLS""MORE THAN 1,500 PEOPLE UNABLETO PAY THEIR BILLS THAT'S ABOUT10% OF THE CITY'S TOTALCUSTOMERS.

THE AVERAGE AMOUNTPER BILL $100 AND THAT NUMBERCOULD BE DOUBLED EVEN TRIPPED IFTHEY OWE MORETHAN 1 MONTH"HOPING TO AVOID POTENTIALSHUTOFFS DOWN THE LINE--THE CITYOF JACKSON IS OFFERING 125THOUSANDDOLLARS TO HELP PEOPLE PAY THOSEBILLS."YES" "I'M A RETIRED CITIZENTHAT'S NUMBER ONE AND NUMBER TWOIT WOULD HELP ME FIANCIAL AND IDIDN'T KNOW ABOUT IT""THAT'S GREAT THE CITY HELPEDTHE COMMUNITY BECAUSE RIGHT NOWTHIS MOMENT IS HARD FOREVERYBODY"THEY JUST NEED PEOPLE TO REACHOUT AND ASK."WE REALLY HAVE TO IMAGINEPEOPLE ARE NOT PAYING THEIRBILLS BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMICAND THERE'S ECONOMIC HARDSHIP SOIT IS A TOUGH THING TO SEE INOUR COMMUNITY BUT IT'S UP TO USAS COMMUNITY LEADERS TO REACHOUT TO PEOPLE AND LET THEM KNOWHOW THEY CAN GET HELP"REPORTING IN JACKSON.

CF, FOX 47NEWSIT'S NOT JUST AN ISSUE INJACKSON.AS OF JULY 14TH -- THERE WEREMORE THAN THREE-THOUSAND B-W-LCUSTOMERS WHOWERE MORE THAN 30 DAYS PAST DUEON THEIR ELECTRIC OR WATERBILLS.

THE UTILITY IS ALSOOFFERING HELP.A FORMER LAWYER FOR PRESIDENTDONALD TRUMP -- WILL BE RELEASEDFROM PRISONFRIDAY.TODAY -- A FEDERAL JUDGE RULEDTHE GOVERNMENT RETALIATEDAGAINSTMICHAEL COHEN..

FOR WRITING ATELL-ALL BOOK ABOUT MISTERTRUMP.THE JUDGE SAID COHEN'S FIRSTAMENDMENT RIGHTS WERE VIOLATED..WHENHE WAS ORDERED BACK TO PRISONEARLIER THIS MONTH.COHEN HAD BEEN RELEASED OVERCONCERNS ABOUT THE PANDEMIC.HE WAS TAKEN BACK INTO CUSTODYFOR ALLEGEDLY VIOLATING THETERMS OF HISRELEASE.MORE LEGAL TROUBLE FOR THEFORMER MINNEAPOLIS POLICEOFFICER AT THE CENTEROF THE GEORGE FLOYD CASE.DEREK CHAUVIN,, AND HISESTRANGED WIFE... KELLIE..

FACEFELONY TAX EVASION CHARGES.ACCORDING TO COURT DOCUMENTS...THE TWO ARE ACCUSED OF FAILINGTO REPORTHUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARSIN INCOME.WITH PENALTIES AND INTEREST,,THEY NOW OWE MORE THAN37-THOUSAND DOLLARS.ATTORNEYS REPRESENTING THECHAUVINS HAVE NOT COMMENTED ONTHECHARGES.MORE HAND SANITIZERS... BEINGADDED TO THE RECALL LIST.BECAUSE OF A DANGEROUS CHEMICALTHAT COULD BE HIDING INSIDE.MOSTLY CLEAR TONIGHT WITH PATCHYFOG LATE.

LOW AROUND 60.AN IMPRESSIVE PERFORMANCE THISWEEK BY THE NEWLY CROWNEDMICHIGAN WOMEN'SAMATEUR GOLF CHAMPION AND THEGOLF COURSE THAT HOSTED THE FIVEDAY TOURNAMENT, MICHIGANSTATE'S FOREST AKERS WEST.

THEDETAILS TONIGHT OF YESTERDAY'SFINISH FROM FOX 47S SETH WELLS:WITH THE MICHIGAN STATE GOLFSEASONS CANCELED, IT HAD BEEN ALITTLE WHILE SINCE FOREST AKERSWESTHELD A COMPETITIVE GOLFTOURNAMENT.

EVEN WITH A REDUCEDGROUNDS CREW STAFF, THE COURSEWAS INGREAT SHAPE FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP"WE HAVE A GREAT MAINTENANCETEAM.

OUR SUPERINTENDENT I'D PUTHIM UP AGAINST ANYONETHERE IS AROUND.

HE CARES DEEPLYABOUT THE GOLF COURSE, HE CARESDEEPLY ABOUT THEPRODUCT THAT HE PRESENTS ANDTHAT WE PRESENT TO PEOPLE.

THEYDO WHATEVER IT TAKES."SPRING LAKE NATIVE ANNA KRAMERTOOK HOME THE AMATEURCHAMPIONSHIP THIS AFTERNOON TOSECURE THE BIGGEST WIN OF HERYOUNG CAREER."I'D DEFINITELY SAY IT'S THEBIGGEST.

I DID WIN THE GAMSTROKE PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP A FEWYEARS AGO BUT I'VE WANTED TO WINTHIS ONE FOR A VERY LONG TIME SOIT'S SPECIAL THAT I FINALLY GOTTHE WIN HERE.""WONDERFUL PLAY THIS WEEK ANDIT'S JUST WONDERFUL TO SEEEVERYONE ENJOYING THEGOLF COURSE AND ENJOYING OURCOMMUNITY."REPORTING IN EAST LANSING IMSETH WELLSMICHIGAN STATE FOOTBALL WORKOUTSPAUSED BECAUSE A STAFF MEMBERTESTED POSITIVE THIS PASTWEEK END AND NOW THE PLAYERS AREALL BEING TESTED IN RESPONSE.MICHIGAN STATE COACH MEL TUCKERCONTINUES TO OFFER INSTRUCTIONABOUT HIS WORD OF THE WEEK--TODAY'S WORD IS IDENTITY-- TAKEIT AWAY MEL YOU OLD WORDSMITHYOU:"IDENTITY IS A NOUN AND IT IS AGOOD WORD TO USE IN A SENTENCELIKE MICHIGAN STATE FANS HAVE ANIDENTITY WITH THEIR SPARTANFOOTBALL TEAM.

STAY SAFE AND GOGREEN"BASEBALL SEASONS HARDLY BEGIN INLATE JULY, BUT THIS IS A ONE OFA KIND SPORTS YEAR WE HOPERIGHT?

TWOMAJOR LEAGUE GAMES OPEN THEREVISED SCHEDULE TOMORROW NIGHT,THE TIGERS OPEN ATCINCINNATI FRIDAY NIGHT.MEANWHILE AT LANSING'S COOLEYLAW SCHOOL STADIUM, IT'S ASELLOUT FOR THE LEMONADE LEAGUEOPENER TOMORROW NIGHT, ALL 100LEFTFIELD TICKETS AT $12 APIECEHAVE BEEN SOLD.

AN 18 GAMESERIESBETWEEN TEAMS OF COLLEGE PLAYERSBEGINS TOMORROW NIGHT, FOUR FROMMICHIGAN STATEINCLUDING ZAID WALKER AND HETELLS US THIS ACTIVITY SHOULDHELP ALL OF THE SPARTANS IMPROVETOWARD PLAYING A NORMAL SEASONNEXT SPRING, SO THEY HOPE:"I THINK IT WILL HELP A LOTBECAUSE WE NEED TO BE PLAYINGCOMPETITIVE GAMES AND THESESHOULDBE FINE AND AT THIS POINT WEJUST WANT TO GET SOME A B'S."TOUGH FOOTBALL YEAR THUS FAR FORTHE TOLEDO ROCKETS-- THEY LOSTTHEIR NON CONFERENCE GAMESINCLUDING A PAYCHECK FOR PLAYINGIN SEPTEMBER AT MICHIGAN STATE:IT GETS WORSE-- HEAD COACH JASONCANDLE HAS TESTED POSITIVE FORTHE VIRUS AND HE'S INQUARANTINE ALTHOUGH HE IS SAIDTO BE FEELING FINE.

JASONCANDLE REPORTEDLY IS THE FIRSTMAJORCOLLEGE HEAD COACH TO TESTPOSITIVE SINCE THE PANDEMICBEGAN.... AND ANOTHER FOOTBALL NOTE--HERE'S THE CURRENT LOGO FOR THENFL WASHINGTON FOOTBALLTEAM-- AND THAT'S THE TEAM'SNAME FOR THIS YEAR COMPLETELY,THE WASHINGTON FOOTBALLTEAM.

AFTER 87 YEARS OF BEINGKNOWN AS THE REDSKINS A NEWNICKNAME IS BEING SOUGHT BUTNOTHING FITS THUS FAR SO THEFRANCHISE WILL GO THROUGH THECOMING SEASON BEING KNOWNSIMPLY AS THE WASHINGTONFOOTBALL TEAM AND MAYBE A NEWNICKNAME WILL EMERGE IN 2021.NOT A BAD DAY OUT THEREWEATHER-WISE JUSTIN... THOUGHTHE HUMIDITY SURE FOUNDITS WAY BACK.MAINLY SUNNY SKIES TOMORROW WITHA HIGH NEAR 84.MOSTLY SUNNY AND HOT ONSATURDAY.

HIGH NEAR 90.MUGGY ON SUNDAY WITH A STRAYSTORM.

HIGH NEAR 90.ISOLATED STORMS POSSIBLE ONMONDAY.

HIGH NEAR 86.SUNNY SKIES ON TUESDAY WITH AHIGH NEAR 83.MOSTLY SUNNY ON WEDNESDAY WITH AHIGH NEAR 80.PARTLY CLOUDY NEXT THURSDAY WITHA HIGH NEAR 79.THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OFPEDIATRICS JUST RELEASED SOME

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