If you haven’t filed your tax returns just yet, you could be in for an unpleasant surprise. Residents across the state have complained of filing only to find their identity has been stolen and their taxes were already filed.
That’s according to a poll conducted by the Michigan chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.
Accused Kalamazoo shooter Jason Dalton was formally charged today (Mon.) with murder, assault with intent to commit murder, and weapons charges. That’s in connection with a weekend shooting spree that left six people dead and two critically injured.
Jason Dalton was quiet throughout the hearing carried out via video camera from the jail where’s being held without bail In fact, one of his few statements was that he’d prefer to not say anything. He faces 16 charges – including six counts of murder. Prosecutors said in court that Dalton acknowledged being the shooter after he was read his rights.
But Kalamazoo County Undersheriff Paul Matyas (MA’-chus) says a motive remains a mystery.
“We’re really not that much closer to why this occurred then we were 10 minutes after he was arrested.”
Federal authorities say a cache of weapons was taken from Dalton’s home following the shootings.
Dalton’s next court date is March 3rd. He’s been assigned a public defender.
The man accused of killing six people and seriously wounding two others in a mass shooting in Kalamazoo on Saturday has been arraigned in district court. Jason Brian Dalton is charged with six counts of murder. He also faces assault and felony weapons charges. Dalton, who appeared through a video feed, sat silently during the proceedings with a blank expression. Michigan State Police Detective [First Lieutenant] Chuck Christensen says Dalton has been cooperative but “stoic” when questioned by police.
In a probable cause hearing today, officials said Dalton has admitted to “taking lives.” Dalton is alleged to have driven around Kalamazoo County Saturday night, shooting people at random in three locations. His next court appearance is set for March 3.
A Petoskey lawyer who embezzled more than $100,000 from an elderly client was sentenced Monday to up to 20-years in prison.
67-year old Michael Kennedy was convicted of siphoning funds from the victim’s trust, into his own personal checking account. Continue reading
Dawn Jevicks is the shelter manager at Women’s Aid Service in Mt. Pleasant. She said she thinks women now are just more likely to report cases of abuse than they were in the past. Continue reading
Legislation to keep many 17-year-olds from going to adult prisons cleared a state House panel on Tuesday.
The lawyer in charge of state Attorney General Bill Schuette’s investigation into the Flint water crisis says some people may be charged with serious crimes before it’s all over.
A joint state-federal settlement worth $470-million has been reached with mortgage lender HSBC.
Michigan will be receiving $3.5 million as part of that settlement. Continue reading
A bill that would create an animal abuser database for Michigan shelters passed the senate this week.
But not without criticism. Continue reading
The crime involved spray painted racial slurs and fires set to a couple of sheds near a home in Mecosta county’s Sheridan township. Continue reading
Sex traffickers in Michigan may face increased penalties, under recommendations made to the legislature by a state commission.
Removing prostitution offenses for trafficking victims, and providing them with a safe place to stay are just some of the recommendations being made to the legislature by the Michigan Human Trafficking Commission.
A judge has dismissed the case against a man who was charged under the State Police crime lab’s controversial THC policy.
The policy makes it harder for lab technicians to report that samples containing THC come from marijuana plants – and aren’t made artificially in a lab. Possession of synthetic THC carries tougher penalties than possession of plant-based marijuana products. Continue reading
Todd Purcell is the Mecosta County sheriff. He said the callers ask for payments of up to 2500 dollars and threaten to arrest the victims if they don’t pay. Continue reading
An investigation was launched on Wednesday, Jan. 20 into Consumers Energy’s estimated billing practices.
Officials with the Michigan Public Service Commission say they’ve received complaints about estimated billing. That’s a practice where the energy company does not read the meter – rather it estimates the utility usage and bill. Continue reading
They lost custody of him after Lorincz was charged with a felony for possessing synthetic THC. He’s a card-carrying medical marijuana patient. But that hasn’t helped in his fight to get his son back.
So for now, the family gets unsupervised visits for a few hours every week. Continue reading