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SW Michigan man convicted of killing wife inside marijuana grow room

ST. JOSEPH, Mich. (AP) — A man who authorities say fatally shot his wife inside a marijuana grow room in their southwestern Michigan home has been convicted of murder. A jury returned the verdict Tuesday against John Lewis in a Berrien County courtroom. He faces life in prison without parole when se


Lawmakers: Michigan should ‘raise the age’ for criminal prosecution

Lansing — Michigan lawmakers are renewing a push to “raise the age” for criminal prosecutions by no longer automatically treating 17-year-olds as adults. Michigan is one of just four states that still has the automatic age trigger for 17-year-olds who are not yet old enough to vote, supporters said


Montmorency County officer charged with sex crime

ATLANTA ­– An officer and dispatcher with the Montmorency County Sheriff’s Department was arrested Jan. 3 on a charge of third-degree criminal sexual conduct. Det. Sgt. Daniel Oelfke, 34, is accused of inappropriately engaging in sexual activity through force or coercion with a woman in Hillman Town


Michigan's Move Over Law Expanded

Michigan’s Emergency Vehicle Caution Law, more commonly known as the Move Over Law, requires motorists to slow down and move over for stationary emergency vehicles with their lights activated.


U.S. Supreme Court won't change Indiana ruling: Lake Michigan's shoreline belongs to all Hoosiers

INDIANAPOLIS — There no longer is any legal question that Indiana's Lake Michigan shoreline is owned by the state and held in trust for all Hoosiers to enjoy. The U.S. Supreme Court announced Tuesday that it would not hear an appeal by lake-adjacent land owners who were seeking to extend their prope


Brush Creek Mill reopens with new ‘Art for Your Heart’ exhibit

Brush Creek Mill in Hillman reopened for the season on Feb. 8, with a new exhibit by the Northeast Michigan Artists Guild, entitled “Art for Your Heart.” This collection of work demonstrates the wide variety of talent and mediums employed by these talented artists.


Another storm system brings freezing rain, snow and rain to Michigan

The storm system moving through Michigan Wednesday will have three different zones of weather. The zones can be divided into southern Lower, northern Lower and the Upper Peninsula.


Police Searching For Montmorency County Fugitive Accused of Child Abuse

Police in Montmorency County are searching for a man wanted for child abuse and sexual assaulting a minor. 22 year-old Vinnzenz Waynee is described as being 5 foot 9 inches tall, 140 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.


Man wanted for sex crimes, child abuse arrested

MONTMORENCY COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- A man wanted on sex crimes in Montmorency County has been arrested. According to Michigan State Police, Vinnzenz Neil Waynee, 22, was arrested in Atlanta on Tuesday.


Michigan Lottery: Unclaimed winning $1M Mega Millions ticket expires in March

YPSILANTI, Mich. - An unclaimed winning Mega Millions ticket worth $1 million will expire in March. The ticket was sold on March 2, 2018 at a CVS Pharmacy in Ypsilanti. The ticket will expire on March 4, 2019 at 4:45 p.m.


Where can we get high in Michigan?

The question of where to get high has always dogged marijuana users. It's been crucial: Marijuana has been illegal for most of our lives, and nobody wanted to get caught using it. The smell of marijuana smoke is distinct and it floats around pretty freely.


Michigan One of the Most Sinful Cities

When it comes to the United States each state is unique in its own way and has their own integrity and bad habits. We all know exercise is part of a healthy lifestyle but people who reside Kentucky seem to be couch potatoes and residents of Michigan have the lowest amount of gambling disorders.


To find help for her disabled daughter, Michigan mother had to leave the state

Parents of children with severe autism in Michigan have limited options when it comes to finding long-term care for their kids. Securing reliable in-home care is often a challenge, and the state’s residential mental health care facilities often lack the resources necessary to accommodate patients wi


Michigan postal worker accused of stealing 15,000 pieces of mail

WARREN, Mich. - A Michigan postal worker is accused of stealing nearly 15,000 pieces of mail in Macomb County since September, WXYZ reported. Tiara Vann, who has worked at the Warren Post Office for two years, is charged with theft of mail by an officer or employee, the television station reported,


See the photos from Michigan’s Best visit to Holiday’s Restaurant

Holiday’s Restaurant in Ann Arbor received a visit from the Michigan’s Best team on Wednesday February 13, 2019. A long time favorite, the restaurant has been owned and operated by Rob and Jennifer Terbush since 1996. They keep it open 365 days year, sending out plate after plate of homemade goodnes


Michigan men accused of wiring $88M overseas claim it was for their families

Three Michigan men accused of wiring $88 million to multiple overseas accounts claim they did nothing wrong, arguing they were just sending the money to relatives. Federal prosecutors, however, claim the trio created phony businesses with the express purpose of moving large amounts of cash out of th


Rare lynx captured on video in Michigan’s Thumb region

LEXINGTON, MI — A family in Michigan’s Thumb region captured a rare lynx on video as it traveled through their property. Monique Touchette-Soper said the video was taken about 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16, on her family’s 25-acre wooded property in Lexington, located in eastern Sanilac County alon


Friends Together seeking gas cards

ALPENA ­– Friends Together is hosting its Great Gas Card Challenge this month, asking for gas card donations. When one of our neighbors receives a cancer diagnosis all thoughts and energy go toward fighting the disease and getting better. Medical bills can start to pile up. Money gets tight.


City grants tax break to W.G. Benjey

ALPENA — Municipalities often use tax incentives to promote economic growth, expansion and job creation in their communities and, during Monday’s Alpena Municipal Council meeting, the city granted an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate for a nine-year tax abatement to a local business lookin


Gov. Whitmer to Continue her “Home for Opportunity” Tour Across East Michigan

LANSING, Mich. — On Tuesday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer will visit Alpena Community College, Nexteer Automotive in Saginaw, the Flint/Genesee Job Corps Center, and the Flint/Genesee Chamber of Commerce, continuing her “Home for Opportunity” tour. She will meet with students, instructors and leadershi