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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.

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 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.

Adam Dean Fox, left, and Barry Croft Jr. on April 8, 2022. (Kent County Sheriff and Delaware Department of Justice via AP File)
Second Trial Set for Men Charged in Whitmer Plot

Following a jury’s acquittal in April, two men will face another criminal trial for allegedly scheming to kidnap the governor. DETROIT—A judge on Thursday set Aug. 9 for a second trial for two men charged with plotting to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. A jury in April acquitted two other men but couldn’t reach a...

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‘I Was Slipping in People’s Blood’: 6 Key Takeaways From Jan. 6 Committee Hearing No. 1

Aware of the Jan. 6 mob’s chants to ‘Hang Mike Pence,’ former President Trump responded: “Maybe our supporters had the right idea."

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
‘Lone Wolf’ Wisconsin Murder Suspect Had Eyes on Whitmer

Governor ‘will not be bullied or intimidated’ following ‘targeted attack’ in Wisconsin Need to Know Authorities suspect Douglas Uhde killed retired Wisconsin judge John Roemer in a “targeted attack” that may have also included other targets in both state and federal government. A “hit list” found with Uhde reportedly included Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s name. In...