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Important community discussions at the Dexter Forum

Staying safe on local lakes and water, Starbucks coming to Busch’s, city officials looking at fire station location to new local media and pathway routes, these were some of the important community issues discussed at the Dexter forum on April 20.


Location, location, location…Dexter District Library celebrating 10 years

One big reason why the Dexter District Library is an important community cornerstone has a lot to do with the building it calls home at 3255 Alpine Street. That building turns 10 years old this year, so the Dexter District Library is taking time out on May 5 to celebrate this anniversary. The milest


Detroit police: Woman shot, killed after trying to run over another woman with car

DETROIT - A woman was shot and killed after allegedly trying to use her PT Cruiser as a weapon to hit another woman who was in the street, according to witnesses. Police said the shooting happened Monday night on Fordham and Hayes streets on Detroit's east side.


5 New Properties For Sale In The Dexter Area

DEXTER, MI — Looking for a new home, and want the latest scoop on what's available near you? Perhaps you could use some help in your search? Thanks to our weekly list of new houses in your area, you can be sure you're not missing anything.


Michigan man facing charges after allegedly shooting son in the face

JACKSON, Mich. - A Michigan man intentionally shot his 2-year-old son in the face during a fight with the child's mother, police said. ORIGINAL STORY: Michigan father allegedly shot 2-year-old during fight with boy's mom.


Woman shoots suspect to death who tried to run her down

DETROIT (FOX 2) - Detroit police are investigating after a woman shot a suspect to death who tried to run her down. The fatal shooting happened in the area of Hayes and Fordham streets around 7 p.m. Monday night, leaving a 47-year-old woman dead on the city's east side.


Michigan State Police tweet warning signs for terrorism

At this time, there is no connection to Michigan with the terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka, according to the Michigan State Police (MSP) Metro-Detroit Post. The death toll in Sri Lanka reached 290 after several blasts hit churches and hotels across the country Sunday, April 21, Easter Sunday. Police s


Dexter Weather Forecast For The Week Ahead

DEXTER, MI — Here's your weather forecast for the week ahead, as reported by Darksky. Mostly cloudy in the morning. Partly cloudy throughout the day. Mostly cloudy throughout the day and breezy until evening.


"Operation Final Countdown" catches 12 non-compliant sex offenders in southeast Michigan sweep

DETROIT (FOX 2) - Michigan State Police had a busy week last week. Sweeping through southeast Michigan during "Operation Final Countdown," they arrested 12 non-compliant sex offenders.


Jury convicts Michigan deer hunter who said he didn’t need license due to ‘laws of nature’

ONTONAGON, MI – It took an Upper Peninsula jury just 10 minutes to convict a hunter who said he didn’t need a hunting license because of the “laws of nature.”. According to the Associated Press, 68-year-old Ron Ehinger of Ewen was charged with two counts of taking an antlered deer with 8 points or m


Car Drives Off Lake Shore Drive, Into Lake Michigan: Cops

Authorities were searching Lake Michigan after a car drove off Lake Shore Drive and into the water, police said. The car was driving Monday in the 6200 block of South Lake Shore Drive about 9 p.m., Chicago police said. Chicago police marine units were responding to the area to try and help.


Owners of Ann Arbor's Mighty Good Coffee release statement on layoffs, closure

ANN ARBOR - Nic Sims and David Myers, the owners of Mighty Good Coffee, have released a statement after announcing that they will close all four locations following a labor dispute with employees.


Major Michigan adoption agency reverses policy to allow same-sex couples to adopt

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A major faith-based foster care and adoption contractor for the state of Michigan said Monday it will place children in LGBT homes, reversing course following a recent legal settlement, which prevents faith-based agencies from refusing to place children in LGBT households for


Michigan cracking down on companies that avoid paying full wages, overtime & taxes

(WXYZ) — Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and state legislators are cracking down on companies that misclassify workers to avoid paying full wages, overtime and taxes. According to a Michigan State University study , payroll fraud robs those workers and Michigan taxpayers of hundreds of million


Company cancels plans for wind farm with 49 turbines in Michigan’s UP

Plans calling for a wind farm featuring 49 turbines in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula have been called off due to multiple delays in the planning stages, among other reasons. The Associated Press reports that Renewable Energy Systems will not pursue its wind farm it had planned for L’Anse Township in Ba


Tire chalking in Michigan declared unconstitutional

Saginaw – Marking tires to enforce parking rules is like entering property without a search warrant, a federal court said Monday as it declared the practice unconstitutional in Michigan and three other states.


Michigan Woman Sentenced to 30 Days in Jail for Running Over Son

A woman in Michigan has been sentenced to 30 days in jail after pleading guilty to running over her 9-year-old son after he refused to go to school. In Dec. 2018, 36-year-old Tiffany Kosakowski dropped her son Julian off at his elementary school in Belmont, Michigan. Instead of going inside with the


Michigan experts warn residents about invasive spotted lanternflies: What to know

The bugs don’t look so menacing when they’re pinned to the bottom of a cardboard box. By some standards they are pretty, with speckled outer wings, long legs curved delicately inward, a bold splotch of red that flashes when they fly.


Michigan Lottery: Woman plans to buy new house after winning $1M on scratch off ticket

A St. Joseph County woman is still in disbelief after winning $1 million playing the Michigan Lottery’s Millionaire Maker instant game. “I bought the ticket while I was at the grocery store and decided to scratch it before I left,” said the 37-year-old player, who chose to remain anonymous. “When I


Kelly Stafford returns home after 12-hour brain surgery to remove tumor

DETROIT - Kelly Stafford, the wife of Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, is back home after a 12-hour brain surgery last week. Stafford posted an update to Instagram on Sunday evening, thanking everything for their prayers.