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Taylor stalls release of FBI records in corruption probe, lawyer says

Detroit — Taylor city officials are stalling the release of FBI search warrant records that would reveal new information about an ongoing public corruption investigation, a lawyer said Monday.


Michigan's Legal Marijuana Market Will Be Uncompetitive With Illegal Dealers

With medical marijuana approved by Michigan voters in 2008 and recreational use winning the nod at the polls this past November, the industry is up and booming in the wolverine state. Detroit residents, for example, enjoy the services of dozens of marijuana home-delivery businesses.


Dearborn Heights teen missing since February

The family of a 17-year-old Dearborn Heights boy is hoping for his safe return. Cameron DeMetsenare was last seen in the city Feb. 19. He was wearing a dark coat, hooded sweatshirt, and brown military-style boots when he was last seen.


Michigan's Minimum Wage Goes Up This Friday

(WWJ) Michigan will have a new minimum wage of $9.45 an hour beginning Friday, March 29. That’s an increase of 20 cents over the state's current minimum wage at $9.25. For tipped workers, the minimum wage will increase from $3.52 to $3.59 per hour, and for workers age 16 and 17 years, it will increa


Lions haven’t decided whether to pick up Taylor Decker’s fifth-year option

PHOENIX -- The Detroit Lions still haven’t decided what to do with left tackle Taylor Decker. The former first-round pick is headed into the final year of his rookie deal, but the Lions have a team-held option for 2020. And with five week left until the deadline to pick it up, they still haven’t fig


22-Year-Old Dearborn Man Dies After Motorcycle Crash

DEARBORN (PATCH) — A 22-year-old Dearborn man has died after colliding with another vehicle in the city over the weekend. Dearborn police said the accident happened around 4 p.m. Saturday in the area of Warren Avenue near Williamson street. First aid was given to the man, who reportedly sustained se


Missing Michigan woman found dead in Wisconsin

A 39-year-old woman who was last seen alive a week ago in Portage, Mich. has been found dead in Wisconsin, according to a WOOD-TV report. Amanda Hanover, who had been missing since March 18, was found dead Sunday along the Lake Michigan shoreline, according to reports. The Kenosha News reports Hanov


Michigan cancer doctor who mistreated patients will get a hearing

DETROIT — A doctor sentenced to 45 years in prison for putting cancer patients through needless treatments has persuaded a judge to hold a hearing on his claim that his guilty plea was the result of bad advice.


Woman accused of stealing $3,000 worth of designer purses in Bloomfield Township

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. - A Detroit woman has been charged with stealing thousands of dollars' worth of designer purses in Bloomfield Township. Kimberly Louise Davis, 32, is accused of stealing two designer purses from homeowners at 6:45 p.m. Feb. 19 in the 6000 block of Maple Hills Drive.


Ex-Detroit court officer admits to keeping $20K in defendant payments for himself

DETROIT – A former Michigan court officer has admitted to embezzling more than $20,000 from defendants he coerced with his badge and gun. William Blake, 47, of Redford pleaded guilty to two counts of felony Embezzlement by a Public Official over $50 or more in September 2018.


Health officials now confirm 18 cases of measles in Oakland County

PONTIAC, Mich. - Health officials have confirmed 18 cases of measles in Oakland County since March 13. Health officials noted that 970 measles vaccinations were given Friday through Sunday.


Aretha Franklin documentary screens in Detroit for her birthday

DETROIT -- The Queen of Soul may be dead. But her birthday was still a cause for celebration on Monday night, March 25, in her home town. What would have been Aretha Franklin's 77th birthday was observed with the Detroit premiere of "Amazing Grace," the long-delayed documentary about the making of h


Michigan Dept. of Treasury reminds taxpayers that state returns are due in less than a month

LANSING, MI — State income tax returns are due in less than a month, a press release from The Michigan Department of Treasury noted on Monday. State income tax returns must be submitted electronically or postmarked through the U.S. Postal Service by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, April 15, the release said.


Lincoln Park man fatally shot on I-75 near Rouge bridge

LINCOLN PARK, Mich. (FOX 2) - Lincoln Park neighbors are trying to process why their neighbor Antwon Johnson was murdered. "(We) lost a good person," said Tony Sheppard. "I can't believe it. I'm heartbroken," said Margaret Sheppard. "He was a good guy. He just loved his kids. He really cared a lot a


Detroit man charged with firebombing apartment building on city's west side

DETROIT - A Detroit man has been charged in connection with the firebombing of an apartment building on the city's west side. James Bishop Craft III, 22, is accused of firebombing an apartment in the 12200 block of Schaefer Highway. Firefighters were called to the scene at 10:47 p.m. Friday.


New report says Michigan shouldn't set driving limit for marijuana

LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - Now that recreational marijuana is legal in Michigan, state officials are working on how to regulate driving under the influence of marijuana. A new report says Michigan should not set a legal driving limit for THC in the blood. THC is the main chemical responsible for giving


Detroit Police Chief Craig says he's no 'Sambo'

Detroit Police Chief James Craig fired back at a black activist group for giving him and another city official “Sambo Awards.”. The "Call ‘Em Out Coalition" issued the annual awards Thursday to Craig and Detroit Water and Sewerage Department Director Gary Brown, who has overseen water shutoffs for t


Detroit vs Everybody store has $60K in merchandise stolen in break-ins

DETROIT (FOX 2) - It's Detroit vs Everybody vs. a trio of thieves after some bandits broke into the store in Eastern Market this weekend. Looking at all the damage to his back door, Detroit vs Everybody owner Tommey Walker says he felt betrayed and disheartened.


Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick Once Again Denied Motion to Vacate 28-Year Sentence

Kwame Kilpatrick has once again hit a snag in his quest to have his 28-year prison sentence renounced. On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Nancy Edmunds rejected the appeal from the former mayor of Detroit, who is in his eighth year in prison. Kilpatrick’s motion argued the court made errors during his


Romulus city employees pack City Hall to fight rising health care costs

ROMULUS, Mich. - Both current and former city workers fearing their insurance premiums would skyrocket packed Romulus City Hall Monday night. According to Mayor LeRoy Burcroff there are $57 million in unfunded health care liabilities. Burcroff wanted the city to opt in on Public Act 152, which would