Crime


Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer attends an event with President Joe Biden in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus, Wednesday, March 9, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Explainer: 3 More Men on Trial in ‘Heinous’ Plot to Kidnap Whitmer

A scheme to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in 2020 will get yet another airing in a different court when three men face trial this week.

On Jan. 6, 2021, hundreds of terrorists—including dozens from Michigan—breached the Capitol building, brutally attacked police officers, hunted lawmakers, and carried out a dangerous attack that left five people dead. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Southgate Man Gets 5 Years in Prison for Role in Capitol Riot

A Michigan man was sentenced on Friday to five years in federal prison for his role in the US Capitol attack by a mob that disrupted Congress from certifying President Joe Biden's 2020 electoral victory.

Republican Attorney General Candidate Matt DePerno speaks at an event on the State Capitol lawn following the GOP Nominating Convention. ('Gander Newsroom/Kyle Kaminski)
Special Prosecutor Will Probe GOP Attorney General Candidate as ‘Prime Instigator’ of Election Machine Tampering Scheme

Muskegon County Prosecutor DJ Hilson has been selected as the special prosecutor who will decide whether or not Republican attorney general candidate Matt DePerno will face any criminal charges for allegedly tampering with voting machines after the 2020 election in Michigan.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Five Men tied to Whitmer Kidnapping Plot Face Key Hearing in Antrim County

A judge began hearing evidence Monday to determine if five men will face trial for their alleged roles in a plot to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

It's illegal to drive under the influence of marijuana in Michigan, but there is no established limit. (Courtesy/Michigan State Police)
Michigan State Police Halt Marijuana THC Tests Amid Lab Problems

The Michigan State Police crime lab has stopped screening blood samples for THC, the compound that gives marijuana users a high, after problems with testing, a spokeswoman said.

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses members of the media and Midland County residents during a press conference at the temporary shelter at the school, Wednesday, May 20, 2020, in Midland.  (Katy Kildee/Midland Daily News via AP)
Whitmer Kidnapping Plot Convictions Unlikely to Curb Extremism

Experts think the conviction of two men for conspiring to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer leaves unanswered questions about the potential for violence by extremists with a vendetta against government and law enforcement.

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 Finds Two Men Guilty of Conspiring to Kidnap Whitmer

Jurors returned Tuesday for their first full day of deliberations in the trial of two men accused of hatching a plan to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.