Some worry these ordinances will affect business. Others say they are essential for inclusive communities.
The City of Alpena is suing Alpena Township over water rate charges. The Township is counter suing the City for overcharging.
The number of drug overdose deaths in Michigan rose by 14% in 2014. That’s according to data released by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services on Monday. Continue reading
However, it may take nearly 100 years before lawsuits brought against Dupont are resolved.
Late last year, Dupont USA was found liable in the first of 35-hundred cases brought against the company for causing cancer in individuals who drank water contaminated with one of their chemicals.
Accused 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 in and around Kalamazoo that left six people dead.
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.
Democrats in the state Legislature say lawmakers should get an opportunity to question people under oath about the Flint water crisis.
They’ve introduced a resolution that would give a state Senate panel subpoena power to investigate the situation. They say lawmakers have a duty to exercise their oversight powers to hold public officials accountable.
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
Solicitation is protected under the first amendment, but cities are allowed to restrict it. That’s exactly what some Michigan communities are doing. Continue reading
Residents and representatives in the Clare Gladwin county are trying to find the right balance between religious freedom and personal safety after a series of Amish buggy collisions culminated in a death this past December.
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
A Chippewa County district court judge is facing possible disciplinary action.
A bill headed to Governor Snyder’s desk would give people who are wrongfully imprisoned a chance at another trial.
The bill would remove a deadline currently in place over requests for retrial. If the bill is signed, it would also lift the deadline on requests for additional DNA testing. Continue reading
The court agreed today to decide whether it will take the case or allow a lower court decision to stand.
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
Michigan will be receiving a total of five-point-four-million dollars from a pharmaceutical company as part of a nationwide settlement resolving allegations of bribery. Continue reading
As we head into the holiday season, November is national adoption month. In this time of giving adoption agencies are hoping families will give children the gift of a chance.
One court was taking the season to heart, and celebrating Michigan Adoption Day.
The Isabella County Trial Court finalized two adoptions in honor of Michigan Adoption Day on Tuesday, November 24. Continue reading