A Florida company that was scamming Michigan businesses has reached a settlement with the state.
The Sixth Circuit US Court of Appeals says a defendant has to prove a racially diverse jury would be likely to reach a different conclusion if he wants his armed robbery conviction reversed.
Officials say a backlog of more than 11,000 untested rape kits found in an abandoned Detroit crime lab is almost cleared. In some instances, the cases go back more than three decades. But, some victims will still have to wait years for justice.
A lawsuit has been filed against a Florida business for allegedly running scams against Michigan businesses.
Governor Rick Snyder has ordered all U.S. flags in the state capitol and all state buildings to be lowered to half-staff September 1 to honor a fallen Michigan State Police Trooper.
Trooper Chad Wolf died from injuries sustained while on duty August 28. He was on his patrol motorcycle when he was struck by a vehicle and dragged underneath. Continue reading
The Michigan Court of Appeals says Michigan State University must release the names of student-athletes who may be suspects in criminal cases.
A federal appeals court says the Livingston County Jail can’t refuse to deliver letters in envelopes from ACLU attorneys to inmates.
At the Kinross Correctional Facility in Kincheloe, 17 assaults have taken place over the past week.
The Michigan Department of Corrections said the assaults stemmed from a July 20th fight, that led to a series of altercations throughout the week. Continue reading
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.
A 40-year old woman was fatally injured from a gunshot wound to the head, a man taken to the hospital in West Branch and is reported In stable condition. Continue reading
The state is looking to a newly released task force report to help reduce child sexual in Michigan.
The Erin’s Law task force was created in late 2013 with the purpose of finding effective ways to reduce sexual abuse against children.
The Saginaw police are planning to use the summer months to reconnect with city youth and continue work on lowering the city’s crime rates.
To that end, police are beginning to tap into a 174 thousand dollar grant through Project Safe Neighborhood.
“What we plan on to use the grant for is to basically re-engage with youth, within the school system. To put school resource officers back into the schools on a part time basis, here in the city of Saginaw,” said Robert Ruth, the Chief of Police in Saginaw. Working with children; trying to re-engage with them.”
Ruth says the department also plans to use the money to increase enforcement in the streets by targeting gun and gang violence.
The funding comes from a $500 thousand grant aimed at reducing gun and gang violence in the city, given by the US Department of Justice Safe Neighborhoods project.
Animal abusers would receive harsher punishments under legislation being considered by the State Senate.
Lawmakers are looking at two bills that would increase the punishment for the killing and torturing of animals. Continue reading
Michigan would give police less freedom to seize and sell property under bills making their way through the state Legislature.
The state House approved the bills on Thursday with wide bipartisan support. Continue reading
Vermont intends to move 319 high-security inmates to a privately run prison in Michigan. That would allow the GEO Group to re-open the facility in Baldwin that’s been closed since 2005, when Michigan scrapped its agreement with the company.
Snyder says there are data-driven ways to reduce the state’s prison population without compromising public safety. Continue reading
People who were wrongfully convicted would be entitled to 60 thousand dollars for each year they spent in prison under legislation unveiled today, May, 7th 2015 at the state Capitol. Continue reading
Two canine law enforcement officers in Grand Traverse County are now outfitted with new bullet and stab resistant vests.
This is thanks to community fundraising efforts that raised more than $2,000.
Janke is a 2 ½ year-old explosives detection canine and Jax is a 1 ½ year-old narcotics detection dog at the Grand Traverse County Sheriff’s Office. Both are German Shepherds from Poland. Continue reading
Gov. Rick Snyder is renewing his support for banning openly carrying firearms in Michigan schools. Continue reading
A bill being considered in Lansing may make it easier for motorists to show proof of auto insurance to police. And easier for police to get up-to-date information
Legislation in the State Senate would allow law enforcement to access real-time auto insurance information.
Michigan’s Junior U.S. Senator is leading a new push at the federal level to fight back against human trafficking.
Police say they are seeing more meth producers than ever now since the drug is so easy to make because of a new method used to cook the drug.
Federal agents have arrested almost 90 people in Metro Detroit in connection with a nationwide crackdown on gang activity. Continue reading
A Michigan congressman says the Iranian nuclear deal is connected, but not tied to the release a Flint man being held in an Iranian prison. Continue reading