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This combo of images provided by the Kent County, Mich., Jail. shows Barry Croft Jr., left, and Adam Fox. Jury selection started Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022, in the second trial of the two men charged with conspiring to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in 2020 over their disgust with restrictions early in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Prosecutors are putting Adam Fox and Barry Croft Jr. on trial again after a jury in April couldn't reach a verdict. Two co-defendants were acquitted and two more pleaded guilty earlier. (Kent County Sheriff's Office via AP)
Witnesses: Duo Was Eager to Kidnap Whitmer

Two men charged with conspiring to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in 2020 were very eager to move forward and fully onboard with the plan, two key witnesses testified.

This combo of images provided by the Kent County, Mich., Jail. shows Barry Croft Jr., left, and Adam Fox. Jury selection started Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022, in the second trial of the two men charged with conspiring to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in 2020 over their disgust with restrictions early in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Prosecutors are putting Adam Fox and Barry Croft Jr. on trial again after a jury in April couldn't reach a verdict. Two co-defendants were acquitted and two more pleaded guilty earlier. (Kent County Sheriff's Office via AP)
Jury Hears From Key Informant in Whitmer Kidnapping Plot

Jurors heard from Dan Chappel, who was known as "Big Dan" to Adam Fox and a band of anti-government extremists.

The Flint water plant tower is seen, Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, in Flint. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
Jury Can’t Reach Verdict in Engineers’ Flint Water Trial

A judge declared a mistrial Thursday after jurors said they couldn't reach a unanimous verdict in a dispute over whether two engineering firms should bear some responsibility for Flint's lead-contaminated water.

The victim was rushed to a hospital where she was pronounced dead. Her name was not immediately released.
Kalamazoo Man Faces Homicide Charge After Running Over Woman in Parking Lot

A southwestern Michigan man was charged with homicide after intentionally running over a 65-year-old woman in a Walmart parking lot.

This photo combo of images provided by the Kent County Sheriff and Delaware Department of Justice, respectively, shows Adam Dean Fox, left, and Barry Croft Jr. on April 8, 2022. (Kent County Sheriff and Delaware Department of Justice via AP, File)
Two Men Face New Trial Over Scheme to Kidnap Whitmer

Two men accused of crafting a plan to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in 2020 and ignite a national rebellion are facing a second trial this week

Demonstrators protest outside of the Supreme Court Tuesday, May 3, 2022 in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Judge Stops County Prosecutors From Enforcing Michigan Abortion Ban

A judge blocked enforcement of a 1931 Michigan ban on abortion Monday, just hours after the state Court of Appeals said county prosecutors were not covered by a May order and could enforce the prohibition following the fall of Roe v. Wade.

In this Oct. 8, 2019 file photo, supporters of LGBT rights stage a protest on the street in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
Michigan Supreme Court: Anti-Discrimination Law Protects LGBTQ+

In a key ruling, the state's anti-discrimination law was extended to also include formal protections based on sexual orientation.