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Roscommon County program to help identify ‘fake news’

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You’ve probably heard the term ‘fake news’. Those headlines filling Facebook with misinformation, often shared by people who actually believe it.

The Houghton Lake Public Library is hoping to change that.

They’re hosting a panel discussion next month on “Detecting Fake News”.

Kimberly Young is the director of the library.

“What we’re going to be talking about is how to ascertain the difference between when you’re reading a headline and knowing who they’re coming from and what point of view the source has on the topic.”

Young said she hopes this will help to stop people from sharing fake news online.

“It’s a hot topic. I’m sure everybody’s heard of it. And what it is is that it’s often even just headlines that’s meant to grab someone’s attention in one direction of thought or another. That might be misleading and are not really talking about the actually story.”

The event is scheduled for February 21, at 6pm at the Houghton Lake Public Library.

CMU Public Radio’s Amy Robinson will be one of the panelists, along with Central Michigan University journalism professor Tim Boudreau, and Houghton Lake Resorter publisher Eric Hamp.

Update: Roscommon County suspect at large captured in Macomb County

Francisco Arroyo -Photo: Marlette Police Department

Francisco Arroyo -Photo: Marlette Police Department

The suspect in a fatal shooting in Roscommon County has been captured in Metro Detroit.

Francisco Arroyo allegedly shot two people in Roscommon County’s Nester Township on Wednesday afternoon. One of the victims died of a gunshot wound to the head, while the other is reportedly in stable condition.

The incident prompted a statewide response. Police initially believed the suspect was heading towards Lapeer County, but he was found further south in the City of Warren, in Macomb County.

Police say he was hiding in a relative’s house. His vehicle was found unoccupied nearby.

Arroyo was taken into custody without incident, and is being held on multiple charges including open murder.

He is currently being held in the Roscommon County Jail.

Michigan county health rankings released

mi_county_map_18492_7Maintaining a healthy lifestyle seems to be a top priority for many individuals, however, what many people may not realize is where they’re living has it’s own health ranking.
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