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Dog-hoarding case stresses Macomb County animal shelter

A single Sterling Heights resident is responsible for overcrowding the Macomb County Animal Control shelter, after the resident was intercepted trying to move 53 dogs to a new home, following an eviction.


Roseville man charged in deadly hit-and-run of bicyclist crossing street in Warren

WARREN, Mich. - A Roseville man was officially charged Friday in connection with a hit-and-run crash that killed a bicyclist trying to cross the street in Warren. William Davis, 24, is accused of striking and killing Randy Menendez, 60, of Eastpointe, at 6:27 p.m. Feb. 3 on Groesbeck Highway, just n


Michigan Governor Blasts Story About Her Appearance

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday criticized a Detroit TV station’s decision to air a story about the reaction to the dress she wore during her State of the State speech, which featured numerous unflattering or sexist comments about her physical appearance from social


Man accidentally fires gun inside Michigan Walmart bathroom

A man accidentally fired a gun inside a Walmart store in Northern Michigan on Thursday afternoon. According to WLUC, police responded to reports of a gunshot inside the Walmart store in Ironwood, Michigan.


2 charged in connection with Macomb County drugstore thefts; authorities seek 3rd man

MACOMB COUNTY, Mich. - Two men are facing charges in connection with a string of Macomb County drugstore thefts. Authorities said Kenneth Gildersleeve, 54, of Lake, is charged with one count of organized retail crime and one count of second-degree retail fraud. Michael Troy, 32, of Pontiac, is charg


Michigan will issue March and April food stamp benefits early

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) will issue food assistance benefits early for the months of March and April. MDHHS said it plans to issue the benefits early to reduce the gap between benefit payments that happened due to the partial government shutdown.


Schools closed in northern Macomb County

Three school districts in Macomb County are closed today, following the snow and freezing rain from Tuesday. While on Tuesday, nearly 800 closures impacted the area, only 96 closures were announced at 6 a.m. Wednesday.


Ex-boyfriend takes stand in deadly Fitzgerald High School stabbing case

WARREN, Mich. - Tanaya Lewis sat silently in court during her preliminary hearing Friday morning to face a charge of first-degree murder after she was accused of stabbing another student.


91 Dogs Flown to Michigan For Chance at Life and Love on Valentine’s Day

Ninety-one dogs from the West Coast were welcomed to Michigan shelters on Valentine's Day. The Detroit Free Press reports that after a six-hour flight from Fresno, California, an airplane full of pups arrived at Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti on Thursday, February 14.


Macomb County tops the nation in new manufacturing jobs

A recent report from the U.S. Department of Labor shows that, nationwide, employment in manufacturing is trending upwards. The news is especially well-received in Macomb County, where the number of new jobs created in the sector ranked the highest in the country.


Leader of large drug ring sent heroin, cocaine to Michigan in hidden compartments, even from prison

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The leader of a massive drug ring was sentenced for sending cocaine and heroin to Michigan and several other states, U.S. Attorney Andrew Birge said. Alex Alberto Castro was sentenced to 42 years in prison for conspiring to distribute heroin and cocaine. Officials said he was t


Train strikes propane truck on Hubbard Street in Mount Clemens

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. - A train struck a propane truck Thursday on Hubbard Street between North Avenue and Groesbeck Highway in Mount Clemens. Aerial video shows the truck off the roadway and alongside the train cars.


El Niño advisory takes effect: What it means for Michigan weather

An El Niño Advisory was issued on Thursday, which means the climate pattern that has taken effect is likely to continue through the spring. NOAA's Climate Prediction Center says the El Niño is expected to be weak, but it may bring wetter conditions across the southern half of the U.S. in the coming


Warren teacher: Teen accused of killing classmate said 'I hope she dies. I hope she dies'

The teenage girl accused of murdering a friend inside a Warren high school classroom last September said after the attack she wanted to kill the victim and then grinned, a fellow student testified Friday.


Alleged drug dealer charged in death of Michigan City overdose victim

MICHIGAN CITY — A man was arrested in connection with the death of a 31-year-old woman who died from a heroin overdose in Michigan City. Scott A. Clemons, 29, of Michigan City, was charged with dealing a controlled substance resulting in death, a level 1 felony, according to a news release from the


Police: Man who escaped psychiatric hospital van in Oakland County may be danger to self, others

HAZEL PARK, Mich. - A man who escaped a psychiatric hospital transportation van on I-75 in Oakland County may be a danger to himself and others, police said. Christian Joseph Snow, 21, was being transported to the Behavioral Center of Michigan. Police said he was last seen climbing on the embankment


Disturbing details released from probe of suspended Michigan funeral home

Michigan’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs shared grisly details Friday, Feb. 15 concerning its now completed investigation into a funeral home where 63 fetal and infant remains were found improperly stored.


23 teenagers busted for drinking at Troy house party after unconscious girl rushed to hospital

TROY, Mich. - Troy police busted 23 teenagers who were drinking underage at a party after an unconscious 16-year-old girl was rushed to a hospital due to a high blood alcohol content, officials said.


Man facing human trafficking charges after arrest at Madison Heights hotel

MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. - A 36-year-old man is facing multiple felony charges related to human trafficking after he was arrested Tuesday at a Madison Heights hotel. Police said James Yun was arrested at the Days Inn Hotel at 1331 W. 14 Mile Road.


100 Chihuahuas flown from overcrowded California shelters to Michigan

DETROIT - Chihuahuas who were at overcrowded and underfunded shelters in California will now be searching for new homes in Michigan after a flight across the country. The Michigan Humane Society, Michigan Animal Rescue League and Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit teamed up with Compassion Without