Elisha Anderson, Detroit Free Press

Elisha Anderson

Detroit Free Press

Detroit, MI, United States

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Recent articles by Elisha:

Outdoor visits allowed at nursing homes in Michigan starting next week

Covid-19 kept many visitors away from in-person trips to nursing homes. A new state order in Michigan will change that, but still restrictions apply. → Read More

State task force endorses restructured centers for nursing home residents afflicted by COVID-19

Data shows about one in three coronavirus-related deaths in Michigan occurred in nursing homes. Here's what a state task force recommends. → Read More

'White Boy Rick' Richard Wershe Jr. freed after 3 decades locked up

Richard Wershe Jr. worked as a young informant for law enforcement but spent the past three decades locked up. Find out what where he's planning to go. → Read More

1,900 flags memorialize nursing home residents, workers who died from coronavirus

There were 1,900 purple flags spread out over the grass along East Grand Boulevard in Detroit Thursday. → Read More

Nursing home residents account for 34% of Michigan's COVID-19-related deaths

There have been 1,947 deaths of nursing home residents with COVID-19 and 20 deaths of staffers, according to state data released Monday. → Read More

State worker had PPO against man accused in Whitmer, Nessel death threat case

2 women had sought PPOs against Robert Tesh weeks before he is accused of threatening to kill Gov. Whitmer and Attorney General Nessel → Read More

When it comes to nursing home deaths, state data tells only part of the story

The toll of COVID-19 on nursing homes in Michigan is unclear because of the lack of available state data. The state says more data to be collected. → Read More

MSP pays out $2M to settle whistleblower lawsuit by former internal affairs boss

Now-retired 1st Lt. Twana Powell said in a whistleblower lawsuit that she experienced race and sex discrimination. → Read More

Murder convictions tossed, so 2 men walk free and right into quarantine

Prosecutors said they found a very "troubling pattern of behavior from the original lead detective." → Read More

Death toll rises as coronavirus sweeps through Michigan nursing homes

There have been hundreds of confirmed coronavirus cases and dozens of deaths at nursing homes in Michigan, the Free Press has found. → Read More

Coronavirus: COVID-19 Infects Nursing Home Elderly And Staff In Michigan

There have been hundreds of confirmed coronavirus cases and dozens of deaths at nursing homes in Michigan, the Detroit Free Press has found. → Read More

7 residents from Riverview nursing home dead, dozens more positive for COVID-19

In all, Rivergate Terrace has had 36 people test positive for COVID-19, according to a statement released Thursday evening. → Read More

Livonia nurse sang 'Amazing Grace' to her coworkers. Now the video is viral

A recording of the nurse singing struck a chord across the Internet, racking up hundreds of shares on social media. → Read More

Michigan nursing home group reports coronavirus cases at 7 locations

Advantage Living Centers, which previously confirmed 2 residents of its Roseville facility died, reported COVID-19 cases at 6 other locations. → Read More

More than 20 patients may have coronavirus at nursing home in Roseville

Fire crews have transported 21 patients with COVID-19 symptoms from Advantage Living Center Roseville to area hospitals. → Read More

Cello player performs on Royal Oak porch for neighbors amid stay-at-home order

People peddling bikes and driving by in cars stopped, neighbors came out of their homes and recorded with their phones. → Read More

Jail populations decline with coronavirus releases, law enforcement leaders say

"Jail populations across Michigan have declined to between 25% and 75% below their maximum capacities,” a statement said. → Read More

Wayne County Jail population drops significantly amid coronavirus concerns

It’s not clear the last time the inmate population at the Wayne County Jail was so low, but officials said it may have been several decades. → Read More

Coronovirus leads to deep clean at Frank Murphy Hall of Justice courthouse in Detroit

All matters scheduled to take place at the courthouse in Detroit Monday and Tuesday will be adjourned, if possible. → Read More

Free Press reporter is out of self-quarantine and living a new normal

Thanks to health-care workers, first responders and criminal justice employees working even when social distancing isn't always possible. → Read More