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2 men charged in armed robbery, wounding of trans woman

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The 1931 'Witch of Delray' murder case

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Freedom sweet for man wrongfully convicted in 1974

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Suspect sought in Independence Twp. bank robbery
Oakland County Sheriff’s officials are seeking tips to find a suspect accused of robbing a Comerica Bank in Independence Township on Monday. Tellers at the branch in the 7500 block of Dixie Highway reported someone wearing all black and a ski mask walked up to their windows about 12:15 p.m. “yelling for everyone to put their hands up,” investigators said in a statement   Read More ...
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Man says he robbed pharmacies to get sister’s bail
Jackson – A southern Michigan man says he robbed three pharmacies in under an hour as part of an attempt to get enough money to bail his sister out of jail. The Jackson Citizen Patriot reports Antrell Williams of Jackson learned his punishment earlier this month, getting 20 to 40 years in prison. Williams apologized and said he robbed the pharmacies to collect money and drugs to sell hoping to raise $25,000 for bail   Read More ...
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Michigan man robbed pharmacies to raise sister’s bail money
JACKSON, Mich. — A Michigan man says he robbed three pharmacies in under an hour as part of an attempt to get enough money to bail his sister out of jail. The Jackson Citizen Patriot reports Antrell Williams of Jackson learned his punishment earlier this month, getting 20 to 40 years in prison. Williams apologized and said he robbed the pharmacies to collect money and drugs to sell hoping to raise $25,000 for bail   Read More ...
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German cops arrest man over stolen John Lennon objects
Berlin — German police say they have arrested a man suspected of handling stolen objects from the estate of John Lennon, including diaries. Berlin police said the 58-year-old suspect, whom they didn’t identify, was arrested in the German capital on Monday. They said another suspect lives in Turkey and is currently “not available” for law enforcement authorities, without elaborating. Police said in a statement that the objects, including diaries written by the late Beatle, were stolen from Lennon’s widow, Yoko Ono, in New York in 2006   Read More ...
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2 men charged in armed robbery, wounding of trans woman
Detroit Police are hoping to locating two male suspects wanted in connection to a non-fatal shooting that occurred on the city’s west side. Detroit— Two Detroit men have been charged in connection with the armed robbery of a transgender woman early Friday on the city’s west side. The shooting, which left the 36-year-old victim seriously wounded, police said, came just days before Transgender Day of Rememberance   Read More ...
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Shooting victim robbed near Palmer Park
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. Facebook Shooting victim robbed near Palmer Park Detroit Police are hoping to locating two male suspects wanted in connection to a non-fatal shooting that occurred on the city’s west side. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed.   Read More ...
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The 1931 'Witch of Delray' murder case
Detroit during Prohibition and the Great Depression was a city of great excesses on one side and great poverty on the other. In this chaotic time, one crime grabbed the headlines like no other: The first-degree murder trial of Rose and Bill Veres. "The Witch of Delray," by Grosse Pointe Woods author Karen Dybis, is a true-crime, non-fiction book set in Detroit that re-examines the 1931 murder   Read More ...
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Police seek suspect in Oakland Co. bank robberies
Police are asking the public for help to identify a man who is believed to have robbed two Oakland County banks. The first robbery happened Sept. 15 at the Chemical Bank at 7950 Haggerty in West Bloomfield Township. The second robbery occurred Nov. 10 at the Citizens Bank at 1761 Haggerty in Commerce Township, according to officials. The suspect in both robberies is described as an African-American man, 20-to-30-years-old, 6-foot-2-inches tall with a thin build, officials with the West Bloomfield Township Police Department said   Read More ...
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3rd suspect arraigned in slaying of O'Reilly Auto Parts store manager
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. Facebook 3rd suspect arraigned in slaying of O'Reilly Auto Parts store manager Eboni McEwen-Ross was arraigned on murder and armed robbery charges in the death of James Haller Jr., a manager at a Detroit auto parts store. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed   Read More ...
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Victim robbed, shot in Midtown; two escape
Two armed robbers are on the loose after they shot their victim Friday and led Detroit cops on a six-mile chase through two cities, police said. The incident happened at about 1:45 a.m. Friday near Detroit’s Palmer Park, Detroit Police Sgt. Nicole Kirkwood said. “A 36-year-old transgender male was walking near Woodward and Worcester when a red GMC Yukon pulled up,” Kirkwood said   Read More ...
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Robbery, shooting lead to police chase in Detroit; 1 of 3 suspects caught
Two suspects are at large and one is in custody after a robbery and shooting led to a police chase that ended in Midtown Detroit on Friday morning. Detroit police are investigating the robbery and shooting, which occurred around 1:45 a.m. Friday morning in the 17800 area of Woodward. The victim was walking in the area of Woodward and Worcester when a red vehicle pulled up and robbed the victim at gunpoint   Read More ...
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Don't let a scammer steal your holiday joy
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. Facebook Don't let a scammer steal your holiday joy Why wait for Black Friday — or Cyber Monday — to shop? After all, holiday shopping deals are all over the place already. But if you think you're too smart to get caught by a scammer, well, think again   Read More ...
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Freedom sweet for man wrongfully convicted in 1974
Baton Rouge, La. – Nearly 50 years after he was arrested in the kidnapping and rape of a nurse, a Louisiana man walked out of prison on Wednesday, his life sentence and conviction overturned by a judge who said the case against him was “weak at best.” Authorities withheld evidence decades ago that could have exonerated Wilbert Jones, now 65, State District Judge Richard Anderson said   Read More ...
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Police: Man robs Warren bank, threatens to set worker on fire
Police are searching for a man they say robbed a Huntington Bank in Warren by spraying an employee with what officials believe to be gasoline and threatening to set her on fire. The robbery, which Warren Police Commissioner Bill Dwyer described as “very bizarre,” happened Wednesday morning at the bank branch at 13490 10 Mile Road. Police were dispatched at 9:28 a   Read More ...
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Teller doused with gas in Warren bank robbery
Warren Police are searching for a man who robbed a bank Wednesday morning after dousing a teller with gasoline. Warren Police Commissioner Bill Dwyer said officers received a call about the incident at the Huntington Bank branch on 10 Mile near Schoenherr at about 9:48 a.m. He said the suspect entered the bank and told an employee he wanted to open a checking account   Read More ...
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Governor hopeful accused of fraud in $20M company sale
Lansing — A new federal lawsuit alleges Michigan gubernatorial candidate Shri Thanedar made “fraudulent and misleading” claims to inflate the value a company he sold last year in a deal that netted him roughly $20 million. Attorneys for Avomeen Holdings, whose parent company purchased a controlling stake in the Avomeen chemical testing business in November, sued Thanedar on Tuesday in U   Read More ...
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Police: Thieves crash into dispensary, steal ATM, pot
Thieves used a vehicle to smash into a marijuana dispensary Monday before making off with pot and an ATM. The smash-in took place about 4:30 a.m. at a dispensary on the 2600 block of Schaefer, said Officer Jennifer Moreno, a Detroit Police Department spokeswoman. The area is south of Fort Street. At least two suspects were in the unknown vehicle that crashed into the storefront and drove off with the entire ATM machine and pot that had been intended for sale   Read More ...
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Former treasurer admits $400K theft from soccer league
Freehold, N.J. – The former treasurer of a volunteer youth soccer league in New Jersey has admitted stealing more than $400,000. Anthony Gallo, of Freehold Township, on Monday pleaded guilty to theft. Under terms of a plea agreement, the 57-year-old faces up to six years in prison and must pay $280,000 in restitution when he’s sentenced in January. The president of the Freehold Soccer League called for an investigation in 2016 after learning that bills for uniforms were not paid and money was missing from bank accounts   Read More ...
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Police: Man convicted in 2016 murder kills self in jail
Kevin Wiley, the man convicted of first-degree murder in June in the 2016 slaying of his then-girlfriend, Marie Colburn, fatally hung himself in the Oakland County Jail early Sunday morning, authorities said. He was 35. Colburn, who delivered The Detroit News as well as the Free Press, was found dead in her Pontiac apartment by her mother in April 2016. Wiley was an absconder from parole at the time of Colburn's death and had absconded a number of times in the past   Read More ...
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Autopsy planned for remains of Wyoming, Mich. murder victim Ana Carrillo
WYOMING, Mich. — An autopsy was planned for Friday on the remains of Ana Carrillo, a Wyoming mother of three who was last seen alive in early September. Wyoming police said her remains were found Thursday, but declined to disclose the location. The discovery came as her accused killer, 39-year-old Andrew Hudson, had his felony case moved to Kent County Circuit Court   Read More ...
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Man imprisoned for murders charged in cellmate’s death
Muskegon — A man imprisoned for killing a woman and her 10-year-old son in Southgate is accused of choking his cellmate to death in western Michigan. The Muskegon Chronicle reports 35-year-old Antoine Beck was arraigned Wednesday on a murder charge for the July slaying of 27-year-old Jamaal Ramsey at Brooks Correctional Facility. He’s due in a Muskegon courtroom Nov. 21. The court didn’t list a lawyer for him   Read More ...
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2 sought in Greektown Casino assault
Detroit police are seeking tips from the public to find two people accused of assaulting customers at Greektown Casino. The patrons argued with the men inside the business near Lafayette at about 3:40 a.m. Sept. 2, investigators said in a statement. They entered an elevator and the visitors went to a different floor, but the suspects eventually followed, “approached the victims and physically assaulted them, knocking one of them unconscious,” the release read   Read More ...
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2 charged in slaying of O'Reilly Auto Parts manager
O'Reilly Auto Parts camera footage shows two female suspects enter the store on Detroit's west side around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. One of them had a handgun and fatally shot store manager James Haller Jr. when he approached them, Detroit Police Chief James Craig said Thursday. Video courtesy of Detroit Police Dept. DETROIT — Two people have been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a 69-year-old Detroit auto parts store manager during a robbery   Read More ...
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Detroit man incompetent for trial in Wayne State officer’s shooting death
The Michigan's Forensic Center has found a Detroit man incompetent to stand trial in the slaying of Wayne State police officer Collin Rose and a separate shooting of two Detroit police officers. Prosecutors asked a Detroit district court judge Thursday for an independent evaluation for Raymond Durham. Durham is charged with first-degree murder in the November 2016 shooting of Rose, a 29-year-old WSU police sergeant, and attempted murder in the March shootings of two Detroit officers   Read More ...
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2 charged in O’Reilly store shooting
Charges have been announced in the shooting of a retired Marine and Vietnam Veteran killed during a robbery earlier this month at an O’Reilly auto parts store on Detroit’s west side. Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy announced charges against 23-year-old Shawnta S. Anderson, 23, and Leviticus V. Butler, 38, both Detroit residents, in connection with the killing of O’Reilly Auto Parts store manager, James Haller Jr   Read More ...
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Trash giant Rizzo pleads guilty to bribery
Buy Photo. Port Huron — Trash titan Chuck Rizzo faces up to 10 years in federal prison after pleading guilty Thursday, admitting he bribed Macomb County politicians and stole money from his trash-hauling company while building Rizzo Environmental Services into a regional powerhouse. Rizzo, 47, of Bloomfield Township, also will forfeit $4 million and help the government prosecute others ensnared in a wide-ranging public corruption scandal   Read More ...
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Trump voter fraud commission faces lawsuit from member
A member of President Donald Trump’s commission on voter fraud sued in federal court on Thursday, alleging that the commission is violating federal law by excluding him and others from participating in the work of the commission and refusing to provide documents available to other members. The lawsuit, filed by Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap in U.S. District Court in Washington, D   Read More ...
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Neighbor accused of attacking Sen. Rand Paul in court
Bowling Green, Ky. — A longtime neighbor accused of assaulting U.S. Sen. Rand Paul and breaking six of his ribs pleaded not guilty to assault in court in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Rene Boucher pleaded not guilty to a fourth-degree assault charge Thursday in connection with the attack as Paul mowed his lawn in the neighborhood where they both live. Boucher was wearing a suit and barely spoke in the courtroom, only saying “yes sir” to a judge   Read More ...
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German nurse may have killed over 100 patients
Berlin — A nurse who is already serving a life sentence for two murders may have killed more than 100 patients over several years at two hospitals in northwestern Germany, prosecutors said Thursday. Investigators have completed toxicological examinations on patients who died during Niels Hoegel’s time as a nurse in the hospitals in Oldenburg and Delmenhorst, prosecutors and police in Oldenburg said   Read More ...
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Dozens say Sri Lankan forces raped and tortured them
London — One of the men tortured in Sri Lanka said he was held for 21 days in a small dank room where he was raped 12 times, burned with cigarettes, beaten with iron rods and hung upside-down. Another man described being abducted from home by five men, driven to a prison, and taken to a “torture room” equipped with ropes, iron rods, a bench and buckets of water   Read More ...
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Feds indict 13 alleged gang members for racketeering
Federal officials said Wednesday they have indicted 13 members of a Detroit street gang for racketeering. Acting U.S. Attorney Daniel Lemisch said the 13 are members of a violent gang called Smokecamp or Original Paid Bosses that operates on the city's east side. “This indictment is the latest in a string of cases charging violent gang members in the city of Detroit," he said in a statement   Read More ...
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Vets prime targets for telephone scams, pitches for upfront benefits buyouts
Buy Photo. Military veterans are a prime target for telephone scams and even more likely to end up as fraud victims than the general public, according to a new survey released by AARP. The AARP survey indicates that veterans can be victimized twice as often as the rest of the public. The research indicates that about 16% of U.S. veterans have lost money to fraudsters, compared with 8% of others during the past five years   Read More ...
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Cub Scout embezzler gets 10 days in jail
A woman accused of stealing from a local Cub Scout pack has been sentenced to 10 days in jail. Shannon Fox was also sentenced to a year of probation, 30 hours of community service and to pay back the money she stole. Officials said Fox, 32, of Kimball Township was treasurer of Pack 201 when she embezzled $1,998.62 from its checking account   Read More ...
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Air Force admits fault in reporting shooter’s crimes
Sutherland Springs, Texas — The gunman who killed 26 people at a small-town Texas church had a history of domestic violence that spanned years before the attack, and was able buy weapons because the Air Force did not submit his criminal history to the FBI as required by military rules. If the past offenses by Devin Patrick Kelley — who fired at least 450 rounds at helpless worshippers on Sunday morning — had been properly shared, they would have prevented him from buying a gun, the Air Force acknowledged Monday   Read More ...
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Decision in custody, rape case prompts review, changes
Buy Photo. Sandusky — State and Sanilac County officials are acting to prevent a recurrence of a custody decision that gave a rapist parental rights to a child born from his assault of a 12-year-old girl, but a month after the case sparked widespread outrage, answers remain elusive. Two reviews are underway to find what went wrong — one by the county prosecutor’s office and another by the state Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Child Support   Read More ...
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2 held after 89 guns stolen from western Michigan store
CEDAR SPRINGS — Authorities say two people have been taken into custody after dozens of guns were stolen from a store in western Michigan. The Kent County sheriff's department says it has recovered at least 13 of 89 guns taken Saturday morning from Family Farm and Home in Cedar Springs. The department said Sunday that two people were held for receiving and concealing stolen property   Read More ...
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2 held after dozens of guns stolen from Michigan store
CEDAR SPRINGS, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say two people have been taken into custody after dozens of guns were stolen from a store in western Michigan. The Kent County sheriff's department says it has recovered at least 13 of 89 guns taken Saturday morning from Family Farm and Home in Cedar Springs. The department said Sunday that two people were held for receiving and concealing stolen property   Read More ...
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2 held after dozens of guns stolen from Michigan store
Cedar Springs — Authorities say two people have been taken into custody after dozens of guns were stolen from a store in western Michigan. The Kent County sheriff’s department says it has recovered at least 13 of 89 guns taken Saturday morning from Family Farm and Home in Cedar Springs. The department said Sunday that two people were held for receiving and concealing stolen property   Read More ...
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Feds questioned Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne in UAW money laundering scandal
Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne was questioned a year ago about a money laundering scandal allegedly involving FCA and union officials. One year before expressing "disgust" after a growing scandal involving UAW training funds became public, Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne was questioned by federal investigators about the $4.5-million embezzlement scheme that triggered criminal charges against two of his own employees, the Free Press has learned   Read More ...
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Police: Sen. Paul suffers minor injury in home assault
Bowling Green, Ky. — A man has been arrested and charged with assaulting and injuring U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, authorities said Saturday. Kentucky State Police said in a news release that Paul suffered a minor injury when 59-year-old Rene Boucher assaulted him at his Warren County home on Friday afternoon. The release did not provide details of the assault or the nature of Paul’s injury   Read More ...
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