New laws may close 150 Detroit pot shops

Joe Guillen, Detroit Free Press (Photo: Salwan Georges, Detroit Free Press) Cop, inspectors visit stores in crackdown Detroit’s crackdown on marijuana storefront shops could lead to about 150 fewer shops than existed in the city at the height of the industry, Mayor Mike Duggan said. Teams of city inspectors and police officers have begun visiting […]

Kidnapping suspect charged in 2014 death of jogger

Elisha Anderson, Detroit Free Press (Photo: Eric Seals Detroit Free Press) MUSKEGON — A gun found in a locked box under the driver’s seat of a Muskegon Township man’s silver minivan matched shell casings left behind when a 36-year-old jogger was gunned down nearly two years ago. That link led to Jeffrey Willis being charged […]

Man accused of strangling friend undergoing mental eval

Robert Allen, Detroit Free Press (Photo: Hazel Park Police) A Hazel Park man accused of strangling his 21-year-old friend, mutilating her body and stashing it in an attic is undergoing a psychiatric evaluation before returning to court in July. Police say Jordan McClanahan, 23, allegedly wrapped a belt around Jessica Leigh White’s neck to kill […]

Police: Detroit hit-and-run driver pulled body off hood

Katrease Stafford, Detroit Free Press (Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto) Detroit police say the driver of a hit-and-run vehicle stopped just long along to pull the body of a pedestrian off the hood of his car and dump it in an alley before speeding away Tuesday evening. The pedestrian, who police believe was in his 50s, was […]

Mich. Supreme Court: Youth lifers must be resentenced

Liz Shepard, Port Huron Times Herald The Michigan Supreme Court ruled Monday that juvenile offenders who have been sentenced to mandatory life in prison without parole must be resentenced. The ruling brings Michigan in line with a January U.S. Supreme Court ruling. The state ruling came in the case of Raymond Carp, who was 15 in 2006 […]

Michigan couple avoids jail over lost library books

(Photo: Joe Raedle, Getty Images) Associated Press 8:47 a.m. EDT May 5, 2016 TECUMSEH — A Michigan couple who faced jail after they borrowed a novel and a Dr. Seuss book from a local library and held onto them long past their return dates will remain free. Cathy and Melvin Duren of Tecumseh were charged […]

Michigan House votes to study marijuana limit for drivers

(Photo: OpenRangeStock, Getty Images/iStockphoto) Associated Press 3:19 p.m. EDT April 26, 2016 LANSING — A bill advancing in Michigan’s Legislature may set the stage for setting a legal limit for driving under the influence of marijuana. The House voted 107-1 Tuesday on a bill to create a commission to research and recommend a threshold of […]