Stories tagged: "001 CRIME and SAFETY"

In this March 21, 2016, file photo, the Flint Water Plant water tower is seen in Flint. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
Michigan’s Top Court Won’t Revive Flint Water Charges Against 7 Key Figures

The Michigan Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a last-chance effort to revive criminal charges against seven people in the Flint water scandal, waving away an appeal by prosecutors who have desperately tried to get around a 2022 decision that gutted the cases.

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer delivers her State of the State address to a joint session of the House and Senate on Jan. 25, 2023, at the state Capitol in Lansing. (AP Photo/Al Goldis, File)
Advocates Push for Firearm Restrictions for Domestic Abusers in Michigan

BY LILY GUINEY, MICHIGAN ADVANCE MICHIGAN—A coalition of community groups and Democratic lawmakers rallied support at events around the state Monday for a set of bills that would prohibit convicted domestic abusers from owning firearms in Michigan. House Bills 4945 and 4946, both sponsored by state Rep. Amos O’Neal (D-Saginaw), would make it illegal for...

Rick Johnson chairs the committee as it meets before a capacity crowd in Lansing, Mich., June 26, 2017, at the first open meeting of the Michigan Medical Marijuana Board. (Dale G Young/Detroit News via AP, File)
Prosecutors: Former Michigan Weed Board Chair Bribed With Sex Worker

A sex worker was allegedly paid at least $2,000 to have sex with former Republican House Speaker Rick Johnson as part of a bribery scheme, new federal court records revealed.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer speaks at the Caro Psychiatric Hospital on June 5.
Jury Clears 3 Men in Last Trial Tied to Plot to Kidnap Whitmer

A jury acquitted three men Friday in the last trial connected to a plan to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a scheme that was portrayed as an example of homegrown terrorism on the eve of the 2020 presidential election.

Michigan Launches Address Confidentiality Program to Protect Survivors

The Address Confidentiality Program (ACP) is active as of Wednesday, with the goal of preventing survivors of different forms of violence from being found by their abusers using public records.

8 Creepy Unsolved Mysteries and True Crime Stories From Michigan
8 Creepy Unsolved Mysteries and True Crime Stories From Michigan

From spooky disappearances to one of the deadliest commercial airline mishaps in history, it all happened right here in Michigan.

This booking photo provided by the Antrim County, Mich., Sheriff's Office shows brothers Michael Null (left) and William Null (right), who are on trial for their alleged role in a bizarre plot to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. (Antrim County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
Man Charged in Whitmer Kidnap Plot Says He Should Have Called Cops

A man charged with assisting the leaders of a plan to kidnap Michigan's governor denied any role Monday but conceded he should have contacted police when talk turned to obtaining explosives.