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Livonia Stevenson's Catherine Olshanski voted Hometown Life Prep Athlete of the Week

The Livonia Stevenson softball team is off to a blazing start. The Spartans are 10-3 and are a perfect 6-0 in the division, good for first place. Senior Catherine Olshanski has played a large part in the squad's success — especially with her dynamite performance last week, which has earned her Homet


Wayne County Parks cancels 35th annual Marshmallow Drop due to weather

Wayne County Parks was set to host the 35th annual Marshmallow Drop. But the weather had other plans. The free event was supposed to start at Elizabeth Park in Trenton at 9 a.m. and in Nankin Mills Park in Westland starting at 11 a.m. A helicopter visit from the Easter Bunny usually drops more than


Detroit Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman discusses team's young core, rebuild progress, decision to return

DETROIT - Detroit Red Wings legend Steve Yzerman was officially introduced Friday as the team's new general manager. "It is an extremely exciting day in the history of our franchise," Red Wings president and CEO Christopher Ilitch said. "I am thrilled to announce today that Steve Yzerman will return


Livonia doctor sentenced for fake patient pill distribution scheme

A Livonia family medicine doctor has been sentenced to over eleven years in prison for his role in a prescription drug-diversion scheme. Doctor Zongli Chang pleaded guilty to taking part in the scheme from 2012-2017.


Court affirms Michigan man must pay $50k in Islamic marriage agreement

DETROIT - A court says a Detroit-area man must pay his former wife $50,000 under the terms of their Islamic marriage certificate. The man argued that a Wayne County judge exceeded her authority by trying to resolve a religious issue in a divorce. But the Michigan appeals court says Judge Melissa Cox


Wayne County Commission approves measure calling for jail bond reform

A resolution by Wayne County Commission Chair Alisha Bell supporting revisions in Michigan’s bail bond system was unanimously approved today by the full Commission. The resolution expresses strong opposition to the current system, in which some defendants are held in jail solely for lacking the fina


2 men, woman charged after shots fired at ATF agents on Detroit's east side

DETROIT - Two men and a woman have been charged after shots were fired at agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives on Detroit's east side, police said.


Italian American Club of Livonia Shines for St. Louis Center

The St. Louis Center in Chelsea has a special connection to the Italian American Club of Livonia, as many of the Servants of Charity priests who run the Center were born in Italy. Now in its 24th year, the IACL held its annual Dinner Dance for St. Louis Center on Sunday April 7, 2019. This year’s ev


Michigan DNR needs help naming Oakland County's off-road vehicle park

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources needs help naming a new off-road vehicle park coming to Oakland County. On April 2, the Oakland County Board of Commissioners approved a 20-year operating agreement between the Oakland County Parks and Recreation Commission and the DNR. Per the agreement,


Detroit police investigate whether man found dead in backyard of burning home was murdered

DETROIT - Investigators are working to determine what happened to a man found dead after a house fire in Southwest Detroit. The fire happened on South Liebold Street near I-75 and Schaefer Highway. Neighbors in the area want to know how and why the man died.


Michigan father allegedly shot 2-year-old during fight with boy's mom

JACKSON, Mich. - Prosecutors say a man intentionally shot and wounded his 2-year-old son in the face during a fight with the boy’s mother in southern Michigan. The Jackson Citizen Patriot reports 32-year-old Michael Glance of Jackson County’s Blackman Township was arraigned by video Thursday on char


Everything You Need to Know About Legal Weed in Michigan

While medical marijuana has been under federal threat since Jeff Sessions became attorney general, a deal reached just last week with lawmakers seems to have safeguarded states’ legal marijuana programs, leading many in Michigan to take a deep (or, um, very deep) breath of relief. Since we’ve all do


Massive 18-foot python trapped on roof of garage in Detroit. Here's how she got there

Juliet is an 18-foot reticulated python that created quite a scare in an east side Detroit, Michigan neighborhood. The snake slithered up and onto the shingles of Detroit roof. A crowd quickly gathered and police arrived and watched the spectacle , too.


West Michigan men caught poaching walleye

LANSING, Mich. — Three West Michigan men were caught with 80 walleyes from the Detroit River on Thursday. Michigan Department of Natural Resources received an anonymous tip that three men had caught too many fish on the Detroit River and were heading towards Grand Rapids on I-96.


Michigan is cracking down on payroll fraud

LANSING, Mich (WLNS) - A new unit within the Michigan Attorney General’s Office will crack down on companies committing payroll fraud. Businesses stole about $429 million in wages and overtime pay from Michigan workers between 2013 and 2015. Payroll fraud effects more than 2.8 million workers accord


VIDEO: Man stuffs two ferrets under his clothes to steal them

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (WXYZ) — A 22-year-old Dearborn Heights man is about to find out just how much stealing two ferrets is going to cost him now that people who saw surveillance video of him posted to Facebook have identified him.


Suspect Arrested for Multiple Dearborn Burglaries

DEARBORN, MI – Over the last several weeks the Dearborn Police Department had received multiple reports of burglaries of unsecured apartments at The Union at Dearborn, 780 Town Center Drive.


Where to find 420 marijuana events in Michigan

Saturday will be a celebration of all things marijuana at dispensaries and other venues across the state as cannabis connoisseurs commemorate 420. That’s right, 420 became the shorthand for marijuana use, depending on who you believe, back in the 1970s. Some thought 420 was some sort of police code


Registered sex offender leaves MH, moves to Michigan

Less than a week after being reported to live in Baxter County, a registered sex offender has moved out of the Twin Lakes Area. Sheriff John Montgomery says 66-year-old Steven Michael McNabb has relocated to Michigan.


Moped driver dies in Thursday collision with pickup truck

A moped driver died Thursday after colliding with a large pickup truck in Garden City. City police officers said the crash happened at about 2:30 p.m. near Hubbard Street and Industrial Road.