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Macomb County man sentenced after brutally torturing, killing adopted dog

UTICA, Mich. - A man will spend three to six months in prison for fatally stabbing his adopted dog and leaving it at a park in Utica. Alexander Gerth had a sentencing agreement for a minimum punishment. However, the judge changed his mind after hearing arguments from Macomb County prosecutors.


Ilitch Holdings releases statement after critical HBO feature on District Detroit development

DETROIT - Ilitch Holdings is responding to an HBO story this week on the unfulfilled promises of District Detroit. HBO Sports aired a story on the lack of development around Little Caesars Arena, in the District Detroit, which centers around promises made by Olympia Entertainment and Ilitch Holdings


Teens carjack pizza-delivery driver at gunpoint outside Warren Hungry Howies

WARREN, Mich. - Two 16-year-olds carjacked a pizza-delivery driver at gunpoint early Tuesday outside a Warren Hungry Howies. The driver was in his car at the restaurant on Hoover Road, near 9 Mile Road, around midnight when a teen girl approached him, asked for directions and asked to use his cellph


Mother, son charged with murder after husband’s body found in burning car’s trunk

DETROIT -- A 68-year-old woman and her 46-year-old son have been charged with murder after her husband’s body was found in a burning car’s trunk back in March 2016. The Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office reports that Beatrice Flint-Tennyson, of Farmington Hills, and her son Delbert Flint, of St. Josep


Father of baby born in Macomb County Jail supports lawsuit for defendants who can't afford bail

MACOMB COUNTY, Mich. - The justice system was built to assume people are innocent until proven guilty, but thousands of Metro Detroiters who have been arrested but haven't been convicted may not see it that way.


Eastpointe man charged with stealing packages off resident's porch, police say

EASTPOINTE, Mich. - An Eastpointe man has been charged with stealing packages off a resident's porch, police said. Dawayne Dashawn Davis, 26, was seen stealing packages off a porch on Willowby Street, according to authorities.


Detroit man sentenced to prison for drug trafficking

A federal judge sentenced a Detroit man to prison Tuesday for trafficking heroin from Michigan to Charleston. Senior U.S. District Judge John Copenhaver sentenced Sean Bernard Williams, 46, to spend 41 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute heroin.


Candidates file for office in five Macomb County cities

The 2019 municipal elections began to take shape Tuesday in five Macomb County cities, including mayoral races in Warren and New Baltimore where the incumbents face opposition.


Michigan court changes legal standard for searching people during traffic stop

The Michigan Supreme Court has tightened the legal standard for searching people during a traffic stop. The court ruled in favor of a car passenger who said his rights were violated when police in Jackson County searched his backpack without his consent.


Michigan Lottery: Man wins $1M on scratch off ticket from Meijer

All a Lansing man could think was: “You’re kidding me!” after he won $1 million playing the Michigan Lottery’s Millionaire Maker instant game. The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought his winning ticket at the Meijer, located at 6200 South Pennsylvania in Lansing.


Report ranks top 25 school districts in Michigan in 2019

A new report ranks Michigan's best school districts in 2019. BackgroundChecks.org used various data points to rank the state's best school districts, including:. "While there is a lot of progress to be made in Michigan’s public school system, with its standing among other Midwest states dropping in


CN Closes Roads In Royal Oak For Rail Road Repair

ROYAL OAK, MI— After months of working with CN Railroad, the City of Royal Oak has prepared permits for detouring traffic away from CN's Fourth Street and Lincoln Avenue crossing so that the railroad can proceed with the replacement of rails and uneven decking.


Detroit police investigate east side shooting, west side carjacking

Detroit — Detroit police are investigating the shooting of an 18-year-old man on the city's east side, and a carjacking of a 34-year-old man on the west side. Detroit police spokesman Bryan Warrick said that just after midnight early Wednesday, the 18-year-old left a gas station and was walking on B


Drug raid in West Virginia nets 3 Pontiac men

A drug raid out-of-state resulted in the arrest of three Pontiac men on April 20. West Virginia’s Raleigh County Drug and Violent Crimes task force conducted the raid at a home in Crab Orchard, where Jamaurio Marques London, Jermaine Edward Arneet and Dequan Lee Stroman, all of Pontiac, were arreste


Off the Hook: Prosecutor Declines Charges Against Whistleblowing, Firefighter Union President

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy is passing on charges against Capt. Michael Nevin, the president of the Detroit firefighters' union, who blew the whistle on slow police response times.


Detroit police chief, mayor to address audit at 'racially devided' 6th Precinct

DETROIT - Last month Detroit Police Chief James Craig was upfront and honest when he said the department's 6th Precinct not only has problems but deep issues that require a full blown audit.


Deadly confrontation sparked by jealousy leaves 1 woman dead, another claiming self defense

DETROIT (WXYZ) — "My mind can't wrap around what just happened," said the mother of Angie McDuell, 47, who was shot and killed Monday evening during a confrontation with a woman she had been dating.


Roseville police looking for missing adult

Roseville police are asking for the public's help in locating a 57-year-old missing endangered adult man who hasn't been seen since earlier Tuesday. Police Chief Ryan Monroe said Kenneth Hampton is a 5-foot-8 black male, 140 pounds, with black hair and mustache. He was last seen wearing a black and


Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Buyers Arrested by Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Dealers

Well, this is a new one. A gigantic drug raid mistake led to police officers arresting…well, each other. Turns out undercover cops in Detroit posed as drug dealers to help catch a pair of sellers. However, thanks to a “tiny” mess up, another undercover police group thought they were real drug dealer


Michigan Senate passes 'raise the age' criminal justice reform plan

Lansing — The Michigan Senate on Wednesday approved a long-debated criminal justice reform plan that would "raise the age” threshold for automatic prosecution as an adult from 17 to 18 years old.