The State – 03/15/22

Rachel Fulton

Brendan Santo autopsy reveals cause of death as accidental drowning 

On Monday, the autopsy report for Brendan Santo revealed the cause of death as accidental drowning.

According to the toxicology report, Santo had a blood ethanol concentration of 0.220% and a urine ethanol concentration of 0.301%.

Acute ethanol intoxication was listed as a contributory condition to Santo’s death.

The report revealed advanced decomposition changes.

No antemortem injuries or natural diseases were identified.

Santo, who was a student at Grand Valley State University, went missing on Oct. 29, 2021 before he was found on Jan. 21 in the Red Cedar River.

Grand River Starbucks files for union; Lake Lansing store has trial

The Starbucks at Grand River and Stoddard has joined the Lake Lansing location in being the first two locations of the coffee giant in the Greater-Lansing area to file for a union election.

The Lake Lansing Starbucks had a formal hearing conducted in front of a hearing officer from the Detroit office of the National Labor Relations Board, or NLRB.

Barista Grace Norris said she was also reading her employee handbook trying to find rules that the workers were not aware of.

She also does not think that it is likely to happen but she calls it an “ever-present boogeyman” in the store.

“I don’t worry about too many things,” Norris said. “But there’s definitely baristas who are worried about retaliation.”

MSU State earns 7 seed, will play Davidson in First Round of NCAA Tournament 

Michigan State is heading to the NCAA Tournament for the 24th consecutive season under MSU Head Coach Tom Izzo.

The Spartans are taking on former MSU guard Foster Loyer and the 10th seeded Davidson Wildcats in Greenville, South Carolina.

With a win the Spartans would likely have a chance to send two seeded Duke and their Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski packing in his final season as head coach.

The madness for MSU will start on Friday, March 18 at approximately 9:40 p.m. against Davidson.

Based on original reporting by Wajeeha Kamal, Dan Netter and Jared Ramsey. Script by Shakyra Mabone.