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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)
Judge Denies Bid for New Trial in Whitmer Kidnapping Case

A federal judge has denied a new trial request by two men convicted of conspiring to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (left) is set to face off against Tudor Dixon (right) in the General Election. (Courtesy)
New Polls Show Michiganders Clash With Dixon on Key Election Issues

A Data For Progress/Courier Newsroom poll finds glaring gaps between the Republican nominee's platform and voters' views.

The Michigan Supreme Court's Hall of Justice is seen, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Michigan Supreme Court Bars Automatic Life Sentences for 18-Year-Olds

The Michigan Supreme Court outlawed automatic life sentences for people who were 18 when they participated in first-degree murder.

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: Gov. Whitmer Kidnapping Trial Updates

A month has passed since one of the country’s highest-profile domestic terrorism cases ended with no conviction by the jury. If you haven’t been paying attention to this historic domestic terrorism case, here’s a summary of key developments you may have missed.

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Uncover Michigan’s Dark History With These Six True Crime Podcasts

In the mood for a mystery? Hear Michigan’s best “whodunits” in these Mitten-made podcasts.

Aiden Watson, who was injured at Oxford High School, attends a vigil with his mother at LakePoint Community Church in Oxford, Mich., Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021. Authorities say a 15-year-old sophomore opened fire at Oxford High School, killing three students and wounding several others, including a teacher. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Oxford HS Shooting Could Affect How Future Gun Violence is Punished

From charges against the parents of the shooter to future gun measures, here is how the Oxford High School shooting last month is changing how we view who is responsible for school shootings. 

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From Odd Crimes to Haunted Houses: 11 Michigan Fun Facts You Won’t Forget

Did you know that Michigan was once in Central Time, or that its capital city had an inauspicious founding?