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Former CMU professor arrested on child porn charges, full court docs

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A former Central Michigan University journalism professor was arrested Thursday on child pornography charges. On Friday, federal officials released details on the charges against Mark Ranzenberger.

Ranzenberger was arrested May 19 on charges of possessing child pornography. Investigators say they discovered more than a thousand sexually explicit images of girls under the age of 12 on Ranzenberger’s work computer. Continue reading

Bill would give inmates a chance at another trial

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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

“Revenge porn” charges against a man in Charlevoix County have been dropped

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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

Charlevoix County man arrested for ‘revenge porn’

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In Charlevoix County this week a man was arrested for posting what’s called revenge porn online. Officials said the man not only posted intimate pictures of an ex-girlfriend, he also included her name, phone number and address. The pictures have been viewed online over 60,000 times.

25-year old Andrew Roche received nude and intimate pictures from his ex-girlfriend during their relationship. When she broke up with him, he put them on a revenge porn website, which acts as a forum.

Charlevoix County’s Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Gregory Justis is handling the case. Devon Rademacher had a chance to speak with Justis about the case and the increasing popularity of revenge porn.

Man found guilty of 1996 murder after wrongful conviction of another man

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A wrong was righted October 21st in Kalkaska County – at least from the legal perspective.

After one man spent 17-years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit, officials said the real killer was convicted. Continue reading

Update: Roscommon County suspect at large captured in Macomb County

Francisco Arroyo -Photo: Marlette Police Department

Francisco Arroyo -Photo: Marlette Police Department

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.

Saginaw develops new alert system to keep landlords in the loop

Rental properties in Saginaw can often be a breeding ground for crime. But a new alert system is trying to change that, by notifying landlords when the police or fire department is called to their properties. Continue reading

Kildee introduces legislation to reduce urban violence

Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Flint)

Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Flint)

Last week, the City of Flint was ranked as the second most dangerous city in America by the FBI, second only to Oakland, California.

The city’s representative in the U-S House, Congressman Dan Kildee (D-Flint), is not happy with that ranking. He has introduced legislation that aims to put criminals behind bars, and keep young people from turning to a life of crime.
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MI Supreme Court agrees to hear juvenile lifer cases

jail2 11-08-13The Michigan Supreme Court will decide whether more than 300 inmates sentenced to life without parole for murders committed while they were juveniles are entitled to parole hearings. That’s just one question the court will consider regarding the state’s juvenile lifer law. Continue reading