Category Archives: Crime

Horse buggy involved in hit-and-run in Wexford

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Police are investigating a hit-and-run accident involving a vehicle and a horse drawn buggy.
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Con artists targeting pre-paid credit card merchants

file0001962305054Several northern Michigan merchants are reporting a scam targeting pre-paid credit cards.
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Law enforcement officials raise awareness on the human toll for crime victims

Each year law enforcement across the country set aside time to acknowledge those impacted by crime through observance of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. This year’s theme is “30 years: Restoring the Balance of Justice.”
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Isabella group to host drug abuse symposium

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Popping pills and shooting up; experts say drugs are becoming more of a problem in central Michigan, especially prescription drugs and heroin.
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Lawmakers revive talks over scrap metal theft



There’s a new push in Lansing to pass legislation meant to fight scrap metal theft in Michigan. Votes in the House and Senate could come as soon as this week.
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DNR investigating case of run-down ducks

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A pair of snowmobilers have made waves in Huron County.

The DNR is asking for the public’s help in identifying two snowmobilers accused of killing ducks on the Saginaw River. Read more

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Two men arrested for illegal purchases of black bear parts

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Two central Michigan men were arrested on charges for the illegal purchase of black bear parts.
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MI Supreme Court hears juvenile life case

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMore than 350 inmates sent to Michigan prisons as juveniles are now waiting on a decision from the state Supreme Court. As Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta explains, the court will decide whether a federal decision applies to their cases.
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MI Supreme Court to decide fate of 350 juvenile lifers

file0001823478797Life without parole used to be the automatic sentence for juveniles who were tried as adults and convicted of first degree murder. That was until June of 2012, when the US Supreme Court ruled that automatic life without parole for juveniles was unconstitutional.

But there’s a question here in Michigan that remains – what happens to more than 350 juvenile lifers here who were sent to prison before the decision. The state Supreme Court will hear arguments Thursday on that question.
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Duggan tries to up pressure on lawmakers to pass scrap metal bills

dsc05886(redo)Sat Color BoostDetroit Mayor Mike Duggan hopes to renew state lawmakers’ interest in curbing scrap metal theft across the state. Duggan met with Democrats and Republicans in the state House on Wednesday.
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