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.
Max Lorincz and his wife Erica Chittenden. Photo by Rick Pluta
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 →
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 →
Max Lorincz and his wife Erica Chittenden outside their home in Spring Lake in Ottawa County. The couple has been fighting to be reunited with their son Dante since Max was charged with possessing synthetic THC – a charge some forensic scientists say is absurd. Photo by Rick Pluta
Maxwell Lorincz lives in Spring Lake near Lake Michigan with his wife and their six-year-old son. At least, they did live with their son, until a year and a half ago.
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 →
The rate of elderly abuse in Michigan is roughly 3 times more than the national average. In an attempt to raise awareness of the issue the Stern Law Group has sponsored a website that lists nursing homes and their violations nationwide. Continue reading →
A first of it’s kind “revenge porn” case in Charlevoix County was dismissed this week.
The charges were filed against 25-year old Andrew Roche. He admitted to not only posting intimate pictures of an ex-girlfriend, he also included her name, phone number and address.
for posting intimate photos of his ex-girlfriend online. Continue reading →
A Democratic state Senator hopes to repeal Michigan’s “stand-your-ground” law.
Under that law, a person can use deadly force against someone else with no requirement to retreat. That’s as long as the person isn’t engaged in a crime, is somewhere they’re legally allowed to be, and feels deadly force is the only way to defend themselves. Continue reading →
Doug at the Isabella county Humane Animal Treatment Society
Humane Society officials in Isabella county are offering a $500 reward for information leading to the person or persons responsible for the condition for a nearly starved dog being treated at their facility.Continue reading →