Wayne County commissioner recalled
WAYNE (AP) - Voters in Wayne County have recalled District 1 Commissioner Kelvin Wurdeman from office. Wayne County officials say the preliminary results show 370 people voted to remove Wurdeman from the commission while 77 voted to retain him. The recall affidavit cited Wurdeman's conviction after pleading no contest to charges that he stole a truckload of publicly owned scrap metal. He was fined $1,000. It was the second recall effort against Wurdeman. The first accused Wurdeman of removing dirt from a landowner's field without permission and using it for a nearby road problem. He denied the allegation. A Wayne County judge ordered election officials to abandon the first recall effort because the petition paperwork used to gather signatures was flawed.