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Gov. Whitmer won’t remove besmirched Jackson County sheriff from office

JACKSON, MI -- Despite tough campaign talk that she planned to hold Jackson County Sheriff Steven Rand “accountable for any misconduct," Gov. Gretchen Whitmer won’t remove the sheriff from office.


Jackson U-Haul buys old K-Mart

JACKSON (WILX) -- After sitting vacant for three years, new life is coming to the shuttered K-Mart building on Michigan Avenue in Jackson. U-Haul has purchased the property for $2.1 million dollars.


Son of former Michigan judge found guilty of dismembering him

The son of a former Michigan judge has been found guilty of dismembering his father’s body, but was acquitted of killing him. Police in Boca Raton, Fla., said parts of James “Skip” Scandirito’s body were found in March 2018 at an abandoned golf course.


Northern Lights could extend into Michigan Saturday night

WEST MICHIGAN – Clearing skies and a moderate geomagnetic storm means Michigan may have a look at the Northern Lights this weekend. The National Weather Service Space Weather Prediction Center has a “moderate geomagnetic storm watch” in effect for March 23 and says the Northern Lights, or aurora bor


Pregnant motorist losses unborn child in head-on crash with semi

CONCORD TWP., MI – A pregnant motorist lost her unborn child Tuesday after she was seriously injured in a head-on crash with a semi-trailer on M-60. At about 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 19, a semi-trailer was heading west on M-60 near Parsons Road when a vehicle ahead of the semi-trailer stopped to make


Motion hearing for LGBT activist on Friday

JACKSON, Mich. (WILX) -- There is a motion hearing Friday for a Jackson LGBT activist who lost his home and five pets in a fire more than three years ago. Nikki jolly is accused of intentionally starting a fire, destroying his home and killing his two dogs and three cats.


Jackson County teacher under investigation

JACKSON COUNTY, Mich. (WILX) -- A Jackson County middle school teacher is under investigation after accusations of inappropriate conduct. News 10 has been working this story to find out the details into why a middle school teacher at Vandercook Lake Middle School in Jackson County is on paid adminis


Missing Endangered Michigan Woman May Be In Wisconsin: Police

KENOSHA, WI -- The Kenosha Police Department is asking for the public's help as they are investigating the disappearance of a missing and endangered woman from Kalamazoo, Michigan.


Body from Lake Michigan identified as Neenah man

Door County Sheriff’s deputies are confirming a Neenah man’s body was pulled from Lake Michigan earlier this week. Fifty-seven-year-old Eric Richter went missing on February 10th, after he was taking pictures by a cliff at Cave Point County Park. Richter’s vehicle was still at the park that night.


Michigan deal bans LGBT discrimination in state adoptions

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Faith-based adoption agencies that are paid by the state of Michigan will no longer be able to turn away LGBT couples or individuals because of religious objections under a legal settlement announced Friday.


Man Dies In Farm Machinery Accident

WATERLOO TOWNSHIP, Mi (WILX)-- A man has died after in a farm machinery accident in Waterloo Township. Around 12:40 pm on March 20th deputies from the Jackson County Office of the Sheriff were dispatched to the 14000 Block of Territorial Rd. in Waterloo Township for the report of a farming accident.


Last day to donate to the United Way of Jackson County diaper drive

LANSING, Mich (WILX) -- The diaper drive in Jackson allows anyone and everyone to donate any size of new package diapers to local families in need. News ten has partnered with the Jackson County United Way and Henry Ford Allegiance in Jackson for this important cause.


Middle school teacher on paid leave after reports of spanking student

JACKSON, Mich. — A middle school teacher is on paid administrative leave after reportedly spanking a female student at Vandercook Lake Middle School. The Jackson County Sheriff has opened an investigation into the matter.


Man convicted of opening fire outside Jackson club given 25- to 50-years in prison

JACKSON, MI – Convicted in early February as a four-time violent habitual offender, Leandrew Martin was facing a long prison term for opening fire outside a Jackson club last summer, no matter what happened in court on Wednesday.


Henry Ford to build new outpatient surgery center in Jackson County

GRASS LAKE, Mich. (WILX) -- Henry Ford Allegiance Health is working on a plan to build a new facility in Jackson County. The health system finalized the purchase of a 40-acre parcel of land on Mt. Hope Road in Grass Lake, according to a press release.


Driver charged in death of sanitation worker killed in Columbia Township crash

JACKSON, MI – A driver who crashed into the back of a garbage truck, killing a sanitation worker on the job, has been charged with a misdemeanor. Kenneth Eggleston, 56, was officially charged on March 19 with one misdemeanor count of moving violation causing the death of Justin David Pratt, 27. Eggl


Jackson High Grad Marcus Norris Debuting Violin Concerto with JSO

A huge weekend with the JSO at “The Wax”. Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto and the premiere of Jackson’s own Marcus Norris and his Violin Concerto “Glory”. Marcus has quite a story…


Probation violation suspect treated for head injury after failed courthouse escape

JACKSON, MI – A Jackson man arrested and brought to court Monday morning for an alleged probation violation has several new problems to deal with after he tried to make a run for it and suffered a cut to his head during his re-arrest, police say.


DPS director updates council on roads

HILLSDALE — Jake Hammel, the director of public services for the city of Hillsdale, took time Monday night to update the city council and residents on plans for infrastructure projects this year.


Man sentenced to 25 to 50 years for shooting

JACKSON, Mich. — It is 25 to 50 years behind bars for a 40-year-old Jackson man. Leandrew Martin was sentenced today for shooting last July. Surveillance cameras captured Martin opening fire on a group of people during a fight behind Kingston's Lounge on East Michigan Avenue.