Citing health issues, actor Melissa Gilbert says she is ending her campaign for Michigan’s 8th Congressional District. She was poised to be the Democratic nominee to face Republican incumbent Mike Bishop. Continue reading →
Last year, Michigan ranked second in the country for human trafficking crimes. A bill passed by the Michigan House is aimed at improving conditions for victims and crack down on traffickers. Continue reading →
A state House committee could vote tomorrow (Tue.) on a bill to create a crime of “aggressive panhandling.” The bill would replace state and local anti-begging laws that have been struck down as violations of free speech rights. Continue reading →
Kalamazoo mass shooting suspect Jason Brian Dalton has been bound over to Circuit Court for trial. That’s the result of a hearing in District Court today. Dalton had to be removed from the hearing after an outburst at a witness. He’s accused of killing six people and seriously injuring two others February 20th.
Seventeen-year-old Alexis Cornish was among those who testified today. She watched as her boyfriend and his father were shot to death at a car dealership. Cornish says she saw Dalton approach them, then pulled out a gun and started shooting:
Dalton was in court as the hearing began. But he was dragged away by officers after yelling at shooting survivor Tiana Carruthers as she testified, causing her to break down on the witness stand. She finished her testimony after a recess.
A Kalamazoo County District judge says there’s enough evidence to send mass shooting suspect Jason Brian Dalton to trial in Circuit Court. The ruling came today (Friday) after a hearing where Dalton had to be removed after an outburst. He’s accused of fatally shooting six people and seriously wounding two more as he drove around Kalamazoo February 20. Prosecutors called several witnesses, including shooting survivor Tiana Carruthers.
As Carruthers testified, Dalton began to talk. Later he tried to stand up, causing Carruthers to break down on the witness stand.
Sheriff’s deputies dragged Dalton out of the courtroom and he watched the rest of the hearing from jail via a video link.
A former Central Michigan University journalism professor was arrested Thursday on child pornography charges. On Friday, federal officials released details on the charges against Mark Ranzenberger.
Ranzenberger was arrested May 19 on charges of possessing child pornography. Investigators say they discovered more than a thousand sexually explicit images of girls under the age of 12 on Ranzenberger’s work computer. Continue reading →