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Juvenile lifer gets 37 to 60 years in 13-year-old’s 1986 murder
ANN ARBOR, MI - Christopher Machacek stood with a 13-year-old girl dead at his feet nearly 32 years ago. He stood at a podium, his voice shaking, his body trembling, and pleaded for his own life - for mercy - on Tuesday, Dec. 18, in Washtenaw County Trial Court.
Feds: UM animal researcher shared bestiality, child porn
Detroit — A University of Michigan researcher who works with animals was charged in federal court Tuesday with distributing child pornography, including some that involved bestiality.
Long-time lumber firm shuts down, sells land to University of Michigan
ANN ARBOR, Mi. - Fingerle Lumber, a family-owned business in operation more than 87 years, will shut down early next year. Owning brothers John and Mark Fingerle are ready to retire.
Breaking down every early departure of Jim Harbaugh's tenure
Tuesday afternoon, The Michigan Insider on 247Sports confirmed that Michigan sophomore defensive tackle Aubrey Solomon intends to transfer after two seasons with the Wolverines.
Michigan Innocence Clinic pushing for Gov. Snyder to grant pardons to 3 men
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Three Michigan men, who the Michigan Innocence Clinic believe were wrongfully convicted, are hoping Gov. Snyder will pardon them before he leaves office in January.
Ann Arbor council votes to revisit debated water rate structure
ANN ARBOR, MI – Ann Arbor is going to take another look at city water rates to see if there’s an alternative to the debated restructuring the City Council approved by a 7-4 vote earlier this year.
At least 7 types of PFAS in Ann Arbor’s drinking water, reports show
ANN ARBOR, MI – PFAS levels in Ann Arbor’s drinking water have been on the rise this year, and seven types of the “forever chemicals” have been detected so far, city records show.
Two schools on lockdown as police search for suspect in deadly Michigan City shooting
Police say a shooting in Michigan City today (Tuesday) on Karwick Rd. has left one person dead. They confirm it's a homicide and are combing the area for a suspect. Krueger Middle School and Niemann Elementary are currently on lockdown. They say police are supervising the dismissal process:
Sharpshooters Permitted To Kill Up To 150 Deer In Ann Arbor Next Month
ANN ARBOR (WWJ) - Sharpshooters will return to some Ann Arbor parks next month to thin out the herd. The approved lethal cull for the winter of 2019 aims to address the impact of white tailed deer browsing in select areas with the lethal removal of up to 150 animals, according to the city. In additi
A Michigan sheriff asked not to be arrested on drunk driving charges: 'Jesus Christ, I'm a sheriff'
On November 16, Michigan sheriff Scott Stephenson was arrested on suspicions of drunk driving after leaving a deer hunting camp. He can be heard saying in footage WJRT obtained that he couldn't be arrested, adding, "Jesus Christ, I'm a sheriff."
Washtenaw County probation officer pleads guilty to lying
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A Washtenaw County probation officer who was charged two years ago with lying to investigators about the shooting death of a 20-year-old man in Ypsilanti has formally resigned from her job and pleaded guilty.
Ann Arbor’s ForeSee under new ownership
ANN ARBOR, MI - Customer engagement firm Verint announced on Monday that it’s acquiring Ann Arbor-based ForeSee, a marketing consulting company. The company has signed an agreement for the acquisition, but details of the deal have not released. The acquisition is expected to create an “analytics-ric
DT Aubrey Solomon reportedly to transfer out of Michigan
Michigan defensive tackle Aubrey Solomon will reportedly be leaving Ann Arbor in search of a new place to continue his college football career. According to multiple reports on Monday afternoon, including the first report from Steve Lorenz of The Michigan Insider, Solomon is transferring. According
Ann Arbor events: 12/17/2018
In this story, Michael and Jane are all grown up when their former nanny Mary Poppins re-enters their lives to help them through a difficult time. Come out for opening night of this four-time Golden Globe nominated film. More information and tickets found on michtheater.org.
'Several generations’ of fraternity took part in hazing, UM says
ANN ARBOR, MI - Hazing is a problem plaguing many fraternities and sororities, University of Michigan Dean of Students Laura Blake Jones said in a message outlining recent sanctions against the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity.
Housing Discrimination Increases In Washtenaw County
Finding an apartment or house to rent is a difficult and stressful task in and of itself. Add discrimination to the mix, and it becomes a nightmare. 89.1 WEMU’s Jorge Avellan visited an Ann Arbor woman who has lived that experience.
Juvenile lifer pleads for new sentence in 13-year-old’s 1986 death
ANN ARBOR, MI – Judge Darlene O’Brien pursed her lips and her eyes flicked down as Mary Ann Hulbert’s death was described — the 13-year-old was partially naked and blindfolded in a field when bullets pierced her tiny frame.
Michigan basketball rises to No. 4 in AP poll: Here's the full voter breakdown
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Michigan rose to No. 4 in this week's Associated Press college basketball poll after a sloppy victory over Western Michigan. The Wolverines hosted the Broncos on Saturday afternoon after a full week off, and the rust was obvious. Michigan needed a 10-0 run in the final moments of
Missing teen said to be in danger
WASHTENAW COUNTY (WKZO AM/FM) -- The public is being asked to be on the lookout for a missing 14-year-old from Chelsea, Michigan who is the subject of an endangered missing advisory issued by State Police at the Brighton Post.
Teen killer of 13-year-old girlfriend seeks parole despite life sentence
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — A man who was 16 when he killed his 13-year-old girlfriend in 1986 is pleading for a second chance. Mlive.com reports that Christopher Machacek was sentenced in 1988 to life in prison without parole for the shooting death of Mary Ann Hulbert.