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2 shot during confusion over alleged marijuana purchase
JACKSON, MI – A Jackson man and a teenager were shot Tuesday night during an incident involving buying marijuana at an apartment whose tenants were not selling any, police said.
Police: Phone scam showing up in Jackson County
A phone scam FOX 47 reported last month in Hillsdale County is now turning up in a different county. The Jackson County Sheriff's Office says deputies have received several complaints of suspicious calls from people claiming to be representatives from the Jackson County Sheriff's Office.
Campaign to recall Jackson County sheriff underway
Jackson, Mich. - The recall campaign to remove the Jackson County Sheriff began Monday right in front of his office. FOX 47 News reported last week Sheriff Steve Rand declined to appeal recall language approved by the Board of State Canvassers.
Jackson family wants answers from CPS
JACKSON, Mich. (WILX) - A local family's frustration with Child Protective Services is boiling over because they can't get answers. CPS took a 5-day-old boy away from his mother, citing neglect. Two months later, the family still doesn't know what it will take to get him home.
Jackson LGBTQ rights activist bound over in setting own home on fire
JACKSON, Mich (WLNS) - Nicole Christine Joy has been charged with First Degree Arson following a fire he started on Aug. 10, 2017. The fire destroyed his home in the 1800 block of Pringle Avenue and killed his two German Shepherds and three cats.
Hearing scheduled in arson case
JACKSON, Mich. (WILX) -- A court hearing was scheduled today for the LGBTQ activist accused intentionally starting a fire that destroyed his more. The prosecutor told News 10 there should be around 6 people testifying.
LGBT rights activist charged with arson faces additional charges for killing dogs
JACKSON, MI – A Jackson LGBT rights activist accused of intentionally starting the blaze that destroyed his home and killed five pets last year is headed to trial court facing additional charges.
Two Wounded in Related Shootings
Jackson police continue to investigate two related shootings that occurred Tuesday night. Officers responded to an apartment in the 1000 block of Blair Park Drive just after 10:20 p.m. Witnesses at the scene said three men were banging on the apartment door and continued to pound on the door until a
Mediterranean restaurant closes doors in downtown Jackson
JACKSON, MI – The downtown Jackson food scene is getting a little less diverse. Sultan’s Mediterranean Cuisine closed its doors on Friday, Dec. 7, after 17 months in Jackson. Its locations in Lansing and East Lansing remain open, Owner Bassam Mahmoud said.
Activist faces two charges of animal killing
Jackson, Mich. - The civil rights activist accused of setting his own home on fire is headed to trial. However, now with two additional charges. Nikki Joly was bound over to circuit court on Tuesday for first-degree arson after allegedly setting his Pringle Avenue home on fire on Aug. 10, 2017. Addi
Scam In Hillsdale County Now Reaches Jackson County
There was a scam going around Hillsdale County a few weeks ago that people were getting calls from the police about warrants, well now it has spread. The scam that I mentioned a week or two ago was about how people were getting calls from the Hillsdale County Sheriff's Office about how the caller ha
Country hall of famer Alan Jackson bringing a night of hits to Grand Rapids
Jan. 26 - Greenville, SC.
Accused large-scale drug dealer heading to trial
JACKSON, MI – A suspected large-scale methamphetamine dealer found with one kilogram of meth in his car months after he was charged for possession of a much smaller amount is heading to trial.
High courts won't hear appeal of man convicted of abusing sons
JACKSON, Mich. (WSYM) - Michigan's two highest courts will not hear an appeal by the Jackson County man who admitted to beating his children. Court records show the Michigan Supreme Court declined to hear James Harbert's appeal on Dec. 4.
County fights new state standards for providing public defenders
JACKSON, MI – Jackson County is turning down a $1.24 million state grant and pursuing attorney advice as it fights new standards to provide public defense for people who can’t afford it.
All Music is Power performs interactive show at Torrant Center
JACKSON, MI — All Music is Power (A.M.P.) performed for the third time at the Lyle Torrant Center in Jackson on Monday, Dec. 10. The nonprofit musical group got students moving to the beat with holiday music and some Beatles classics.
Campaign to recall sheriff to start Monday
JACKSON, Mich. (WSYM) - The recall campaign to remove the Jackson County Sheriff is scheduled to start Monday right in front of his office. We told you last week Sheriff Steve Rand declined to appeal recall language approved by the Board of State Canvassers.
Auto shop to give a car to someone in need for $1
JACKSON COUNTY, Mich. (WSYM) - A local car repair shop is using their skills for a good cause. Ultimate Auto Repair is giving a used car away to someone in need for just one dollar. They say they hope the 2003 Chevy Impala will help someone get back on their feet.
Fair trade store opens at Jackson Crossing
JACKSON, MI – A new store opened recently in Jackson Crossing. But it’s not by a large corporation, it’s a fair trade store that focuses on ensuring the creators receive a fair, livable wage to produce the products they sell.
Night of 'real country' music: Alan Jackson performing at Van Andel in February
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Country Hall of Famer Alan Jackson will be in Grand Rapids next year. The superstar is set to perform at the Van Andel, downtown Grand Rapids, February 23, 2019 -- with special guest William Michael Morgan.