We’re learning more details about an incident that occurred earlier this month at the Kinross Correctional Facility in the eastern Upper Peninsula. The union that represents prison guards there says the state has played down the incident… which the union describes as a full blown riot. But the Department of Corrections disagrees.
Anyone would be able to call 9-1-1 to report a drug overdose – without worrying about getting prosecuted for drug possession. That’s under a bill on its way to the governor’s desk.
The Freedom of Information Act could be changing in Michigan.
A House committee approved a bill Thursday that prevent public bodies like the government from suing someone that requests information through a FOIA request. A package of bills designed to take away the governor’s exemption from FOIA is also making its way through the legislature. Continue reading
Twin brothers were found guilty this week of running a Ponzi scheme that stole roughly 18 million dollars. Much of their business was centered in college towns, including Ann Arbor, East Lansing and Mt Pleasant.
This week the Ann Arbor city council passed an ordinance to raise the legal age to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21.
The survey shows crime victims want better services and rehabilitation programs instead of long prison sentences.
Rules and tradition matter. That’s the gist of what the state Court of Appeals said when it reversed assault and firearms convictions against a northern Michigan man.
The State police will chose five counties to launch the roadside drug testing program.
A state commission has submitted recommendations to improve the processing and review of sexual assault kits.
Officials said the proposal would allow for tracking of rape kits.
Debi Cain is the Executive Director of the Michigan Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention and Treatment Board. She said, the process to get sexual assault kits can be embarrassing for the victim.
“I don’t think people understand how much of an affront it can be for an victim who have gone through this very intense and invasive process. To find out that the kit ends up on a shelf and nothing happened to it.”
Cain said, under the proposal sexual assault kits must be processed within 90 days. She said the move would give victims a sense of control and security.
Volkswagen sold over half-a-million cars in the US by marketing the vehicles as eco-friendly.
Two bills signed into law this week could help keep siblings in foster care together.
We’ve already done some reporting on the bills, but not on the unusual path the bills took to get to Snyder’s desk.
The Michigan Department of Corrections faces a US Justice Department lawsuit that alleges sex discrimination against female guards at the state’s only prison for women.
A Torch Lake protection organization has won a lawsuit against party promoters who brought more than 10,000 people to the lake last Fourth of July.
The Torch Lake Protection Alliance filed a lawsuit against party promoters from Lansing. They say the DJ and party bus company enticed more than 10,000 people to come to the lake for Fourth of July last year. Continue reading
Lawyers for the man accused in the mass shooting in Kalamazoo earlier this year say they’ll argue in court that their client is insane. Jason Dalton’s defense told a Circuit Court judge of their intentions during in a closed pre-trial conference today (Monday).
One of the new laws would set new penalties for anyone who gets another person to buy pseudoephedrine for them with the intent to use the drug to make meth.
A new court rule is supposed to make sure judges in Michigan don’t put people in jail because they can’t afford to pay fines or fees.