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News roundup: Friday, August 27th

Stabbing suspect awaits trial in county jail

Elias Abuelazam, the man suspected in more than a dozen stabbings in Flint, made his first court appearance yesterday. A motive for the crimes is still unknown. Genesee County prosecutor David Leyton says he will seek a life sentence for Abuelazam.

Granholm names new Michigan Supreme Court justice

Governor Granholm has named Appeals Court Judge Alton Thomas Davis to the Michigan Supreme Court. The news came yesterday, after a surprise announcement from Justice Elizabeth Weaver that she was resigning from the court.

New poll shows Snyder ahead in Gov race

A new statewide poll shows Republican Rick Snyder leading Democrat Virg Bernero in the race for Governor. 51 % of voters polled said they back Snyder, 29% support Bernero. Interestingly enough, just 10 weeks before the November election 20% of those surveyed remain undecided.

Zoe Clark is Michigan Radio’s Political Director. In this role, Clark guides coverage of the state Capitol, elections, and policy debates.