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Mich. delegation backs missile site at Fort Custer

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Nations to sign nuke ban treaty opposed by big powers
United Nations — The first treaty to ban nuclear weapons was opened Wednesday for countries to sign, with the backing of over 100 nations but the opposition of nuclear-armed ones. “This treaty is an important milestone towards the universally held goal of a world free of nuclear weapons” at a time of increasing concern about their risk, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said as he opened a signing ceremony   Read More ...
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Colin Powell at U-M: America should ignore North Koreans when they shoot missiles
Buy Photo. Hours after President Donald Trump threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea if it launched nuclear weapons, former Secretary of State Colin Powell said a different tactic would be better. "Let's not go crazy every time they shoot missiles," Powell told a crowd at the University of Michigan today. "Start ignoring them and maybe you can find a different way to solve this   Read More ...
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UN takes up North Korea after latest missile launch
Seoul, South Korea — North Korea conducted its longest-ever test flight of a ballistic missile Friday, sending an intermediate-range weapon hurtling over U.S. ally Japan into the northern Pacific Ocean in a launch that signals both defiance of its rivals and a big technological advance. Since President Donald Trump threatened North Korea with “fire and fury” in August, the North has conducted its most powerful nuclear test, threatened to send missiles into the waters around the U   Read More ...
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Russian navy fires cruise missiles into eastern Syria
Aboard The Admiral Essen — Russia fired a salvo of cruise missiles from the Mediterranean on Thursday and said they struck Islamic State targets in eastern Syria. Activists there said at least 20 civilians were killed in what they described a “fanatical” bombardment — blaming some of it on Russia and some on the United States. It was not clear whether there was a connection between the Russian military strikes and the activists’ accounts, reflecting the challenge of verifying the conflicting claims in the hostile environment of Syria’s civil war, now in its seventh year   Read More ...
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Detroit 'soldier for Isis' gets 45 months in prison for owning explosives
Detroit terrorism suspect Sebastian Gregerson — a gun enthusiast and Muslim convert who prosecutors called a 'soldier for Isis' — is going to prison for 45 months for owning explosives. The 30-year-old married father of twins, whose Facebook posts about terrorist attacks raised red flags, caught a break as federal prosecutors had asked for a 60-month prison sentence. Prosecutors argued that Gregerson deserved a stiff punishment for allegedly plotting jihad on behalf of the Islamic State and stockpiling an arsenal of weapons in his home   Read More ...
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Attorneys General from 21 states ask Supreme Court to hear suit against Maryland's assault weapons ban
A coalition of 21 state attorneys general filed a brief on Friday urging the Supreme Court to hear a case against Maryland's assault weapons ban. The attorneys general for Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming jointly filed a friend of the court brief supporting the plaintiffs in Kolbe v   Read More ...
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Drones with weapons are latest prison threat
Lansing — Drones are emerging as the latest threat to Michigan prison security, but experts are divided about how to deal with them as the state prosecutes three Detroiters who 11 days ago allegedly used an aerial vehicle to deliver contraband inside an Ionia prison. The Aug. 17 drop of three cells phones, razors and marijuana at the Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility was the third known drone intrusion at a Michigan prison this year, according to the state Department of Corrections   Read More ...
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Ex-temp worker charged in bomb, gunfire threats at Dana
Auburn Hills – A former part-time worker at Dana Corp. was charged Tuesday with calling in bomb and shooting threats at the business this month. Michael Williams, 23, of Pontiac was arraigned in front of Magistrate Marie Soma of Rochester Hills 52-3 District Court, charged with making a false report or threat of terrorism and using a computer to commit a crime of threat of terrorism and false threat of bomb or a harmful device   Read More ...
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Feds seek lengthy sentence for Detroit terror suspect
Federal prosecutors want a Detroit man accused of plotting jihad for the Islamic State to spend more than five years behind bars. In a sentencing memorandum filed Monday, the U.S. Attorney’s Office requests that a judge order a 60-month prison sentence for Sebastian Gregerson, who has admitted acquiring a fragmentation grenade from an undercover FBI employee. Prosecutors also are seeking a 12-month sentence for illegally buying firearms through a straw buyer   Read More ...
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Dog poop investigation triggers lawsuit: Cop had no right to arrest me for hurling F-bombs
Buy Photo. It started off as a dog poop complaint. A woman was miffed about a neighbor's dog doing his business in her yard and called police. When the officer showed up at the presumed dog owner's home — that's when you-know-what hit the fan. F-bombs flew. Handcuffs came out. A lawsuit followed. In a unique free-speech case unfolding in federal court in Detroit, a Jackson man is suing a police officer, claiming he was unlawfully arrested for hurling F-bombs at the officer during an animal complaint investigation in 2015   Read More ...
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Selfridge making its pitch for new F-35 fighter jets during tour this week
nearly 100-year-old base in Macomb County, which is one of five finalists to house the new F-35 jets. Buy Photo. For Selfridge Air National Guard Base, it's not just about the prestige of having the U.S. Air Force's newest fighter jets, the F-35s. It's about securing the future of the 100-year-old military airfield and jobs for its 4,400 workers at 44 tenants at the Harrison Township military base   Read More ...
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Department of Defense tours Selfridge as part of consideration for F-35 fighter jets
MACOMB COUNTY, Mich. - The term VIP originated in the military, and Tuesday, some critically important VIPs were at the Selfridge Air Force base in Harrison Township for a tour. The Department of Defense officials were checking out the base to see if it could be the right fit for the Air Force's most high-tech new weapon. The Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter jet is currently in testing and set to be deployed to bases soon, and officials at the base and around Metro Detroit want the fighters to be stationed at Selfridge   Read More ...
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Detroit man guilty of illegal possession of ammunition
HUNTINGTON - A Detroit man who admitted Monday to a federal gun charge faces up to 10 years in federal prison. Deandre Lamar Harris, 31, entered a plea to being a felon in possession of ammunition, according to U.S. Attorney Carol Casto. According to Casto, in January 2014, members of the West Virginia State Police conducted a search of Harris' home in the 300 block of 6th Avenue in Huntington   Read More ...
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Weapons, cash removed from Roseville auto shop during drug bust
ROSEVILLE, Mich. - Macomb County sheriff's deputies and Roseville police officers raided the Detroit Car Guys auto lot on Utica and 12 Mile roads, searching for prescription pills. Residents who live nearby and police sources said a person who worked at the lot was dealing opioids out of the business. The dealings allegedly included OxyContin, Vicodin, Suboxone and other highly addictive prescription medications   Read More ...
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Police seize nearly 200 rounds of ammunition from felon's Madison Heights home
MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. - A Madison Heights man is facing felony charges for possessing large amounts of ammunition ordered online earlier this year, according to a Michigan State Police affidavit. Officers seized about 200 rounds of live ammunition from the home of Michael Anthony Russo in the 27000 block of Hampden Street in Madison Heights on Monday. Russo, a previously convicted felon who is being charged with possessing ammunition from Feb   Read More ...
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Relaxing Michigan gun restrictions is part of a national trend
The Michigan Legislature is considering a bill that would allow lawful gun owners to carry their weaponos without a license. Wochit. Buy Photo. Story Highlights Bill would eliminate licensing requirements for concealed weapons. Lawful gun owners wouldn't be required to pay or fee or get trained. Michigan would join 14 other states that have some form of "Constitutional Carry." The effort in Lansing to ease restrictions on carrying concealed weapons would mark a major change in state gun laws and be the latest in a string of victories for gun-rights advocates in Michigan in recent years   Read More ...
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Video shows man suspected of taking weapons after attempted robbery, shooting of Detroit officer
DETROIT - Detroit police have released surveillance video and portions of a 911 call in connection to the attempted robbery and shooting of an off-duty police officer on Detroit's east side. The video shows a black Chevy Impala that police believe was used by a man who took the officer's weapon after the shootout. Police said the officer was struck while exchanging shots with a man who tried to rob him   Read More ...
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Report: Macomb best place to put F-35 fighter jets
Mackinac Island — Macomb County is the best spot in the nation to host next-generation F-35 fighter jets, according to a new report touted by local and state officials pushing the U.S. Air Force to choose the Selfridge base over four other finalists. County Executive Mark Hackel announced the findings Tuesday at the Mackinac Policy Conference, saying that landing the F-35 would guarantee continued operations at Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Harrison Township for at least another 30 years and provide a major boost for the local economy   Read More ...
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Peters hopes to speed release of report on missile site
Washington — A new bipartisan Senate bill aims to accelerate the selection of a new missile defense site for which Michigan is among three finalists. The Missile Defense Agency is preparing an environmental impact study of three potential East Coast locations for a new Continental United States Receptor Site, including the Fort Custer Training Center near Battle Creek Air National Guard Base   Read More ...
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Bomb squad checking suspicious device in Detroit
Buy Photo. The Detroit Police Department's bomb squad is investigating the discovery of at least one suspicious device on the city's east side. Authorities were called to an address on the 3600 block of Guilford, near Mack and Cadieux, after "multiple suspicious devices" believed to be grenades were found at the scene, police department spokeswoman Jennifer Watson told the Free Press   Read More ...
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Reported bomb discovery prompts school evacuation
A school on Detroit’s west side was evacuated Monday after “possible explosives” were found when a maintenance man at a Catholic church was cleaning out a garage, next to the school, police said. The evacuation started about 10:30 a.m. on Oak Drive, north of McNichols, said Officer Jennifer Moreno, a Detroit Police Department spokeswoman. The possible explosives are believed to be “historical, possibly from World War II,” Moreno said, and prompted evacuation of a school in the area   Read More ...
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City approves Taser use for Detroit police officers
News Headlines DETROIT - Detroit police officers will soon have a new weapon with them while on patrol, and it’s one that is expected to save lives. Officers will soon be equipped with electronic control weapons, otherwise known as Tasers. The city allowed officers to use Tasers in the past, but after there was an injury, they took Tasers off the table   Read More ...
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North Korea tensions: USS Michigan submarine to enter South Korean port
The USS Michigan, a nuclear powered Ohio class submarine will pull into the South Korean port of Busan for a hull check in the coming hours, military sources confirmed Monday to Fox News. The Ohio class submarine will later join the USS Vinson aircraft carrier strike group for exercises in the Sea of Japan. According to senior U.S. defense officials, the USS Vinson aircraft carrier strike group is near the Tokara Strait having just left the Philippine Sea and is joined by two Japanese destroyers   Read More ...
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USS Michigan nuclear sub heads to South Korea
The US Navy submarine will dock in the port city of Busan, South Korea The USS Michigan is meant to send a strong message to Pyongyang Washington (CNN)The USS Michigan -- an Ohio-class, nuclear-powered, guided-missile submarine -- is expected to make a visible port call in South Korea on Tuesday, according to a US defense official. The official described the move as a show of force amid tensions between the US and North Korea   Read More ...
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Cop charged with pointing weapon at fellow officers
Cincinnati — Authorities say an off-duty Cincinnati police officer pointed an assault weapon at fellow officers while intoxicated, and has been charged with misdemeanors. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports officers responded Monday to a 911 call about a fight at an apartment building and were confronted by 45-year-old David Jenkins, who was wearing a Cincinnati police jacket and carrying an AR-15 assault weapon   Read More ...
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New driverless vehicle testing site is full of WWII, Michigan history
Buy Photo. It once housed one of the largest factories in the world, pumping out B24 bombers to help America and her allies win World War II, and later transmissions when it was owned by General Motors. The former Willow Run bomber plant in Ypsilanti Township is mostly a memory now, demolished following GM’s 2009 bankruptcy, except for a piece that houses the Yankee Air Museum. Buy Photo Land at the former 335-acre Willow Run site in Ypsilanti Township where the American Center for Mobility is located on in January 2017 that will be used for testing autonomous vehicles   Read More ...
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Detroit terror-linked suspect cuts plea deal with feds on explosives
Sebastian Gregerson is charged with obtaining explosives with the intent of killing people Detroit suspect Sebastian Gregerson — a military buff, gun enthusiast and married father of twins who is charged in a case involving hand grenades and explosives — has cut a plea deal with the federal government. According to a filing today in U.S. District Court, Gregerson, 29, has a plea hearing scheduled for March 30 before U.S. District Judge Arthur Tarnow   Read More ...
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Police hope public will recognize voice in school's bomb threat message
Battle Creek police are asking residents to listen to the voice of the person who telephoned a bomb threat to the Lakeview School District in early February.   Read More ...
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Ann Arbor Jewish center evacuated after caller says backpack with bomb will explode
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - A new string of threats emerged Monday at Jewish centers across the United States. On Monday morning alone, bomb threats were phoned in to 20 Jewish schools and community centers in 11 states in the Midwest and the East Coast. One of the bomb threats was called in to the Hebrew Day School in Ann Arbor. Police were investigating the threat, but the all-clear has been   Read More ...
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Jewish school in Ann Arbor reopens after bomb threat
An Ann Arbor-based Jewish school has reopened after a bomb threat Monday morning prompted an evacuation, police said. Students and staffers were allowed back into the Hebrew Day School around 11:45 a.m., Sgt. Aimee Metzer said. They were evacuated shortly after 9 a.m. after a man called the school and claimed there was a bomb inside a backpack. "Ann Arbor police responded and evacuated the building. Michigan State Police bomb   Read More ...
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Grenades found in home of retired DPD officer who fired 'at least 100 rounds' from assault rifle
DETROIT - A retired Detroit police officer was arrested Monday morning after he fired an automatic assault rifle in his neighborhood and tried to drive drunk, police said. A SWAT team responded to a home on Detroit's west side for what could have been a standoff near Grand River Avenue and the Southfield Freeway. The bomb squad was also called to the home and returned Monday afternoon after grenades were   Read More ...
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Retired Detroit cop arrested, grenades found in home
Detroit — A retired Detroit police officer has been arrested after reports of numerous shots being fired around his home, where authorities say they have found grenades and other weapons. Authorities say the man, who was on the force for about 20 years and has been retired for eight, was apprehended early Monday. Police say officers went to the man’s west-side home, where he had barricaded himself. Police say he   Read More ...
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Detroit Bomb Squad’s business is booming
Sgt. Matt Taylor, the officer in charge of the Detroit Police Bomb Squad, talks with a Detroit News reporter about his team's mission to keep the city of Detroit safe. Buy Photo. The officer in charge of the Detroit Police Bomb Squad has a request: Please don’t bring hand grenades to the police station. It happens several times a year, most recently in Hamtramck on Feb. 10, when a woman   Read More ...
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Hamtramck City Hall evacuated after woman walks in with 2 grenades she found in basement
HAMTRAMCK, Mich. - Hamtramck City Hall was evacuated Friday after a woman walked in with two hand grenades that she found in her basement, police said. The woman brought the grenades to city hall to safely dispose of them, officials said. The building was evacuated as a precaution. The Detroit police bomb squad is at the scene investigating.   Read More ...
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Henry Ford College to host forum on nuclear weapons threat
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Henry Ford College in Dearborn will host a student and community forum examining the threat of nuclear weapons. The program is scheduled March 1. It features a panel of experts who will discuss threats and challenges the global community must confront to address rhetoric about the development of more nuclear weapons. The event will be held in the Mazzara Administrative Services & Conference Center. It is   Read More ...
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Northville Township resident finds 'Drano bomb' on yard
NORTHVILLE TOWNSHIP, Mich. - A Northville Township resident woke up Sunday morning to find two plastic man-made Drano bombs on their yard, police said. The resident, who lives on the 15000 block of Jupiter Hills, called police, who dispatched the Michigan State Police Bomb Squad to investigate. Neighbors said they heard popping sounds around 2 a.m. The bomb squad recovered the explosives, and police said the area is   Read More ...
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Fake grenade placed at Detroit gas station
DETROIT, MI - A Detroit police officer discovered what investigators believe to be a fake hand grenade at a gas station on Detroit's west side early Sunday morning. The officer found the device at the BP gas station at the corner of East Jefferson Avenue and Montclair. It was placed on top of a gas pump. The Detroit Police Department, Detroit Fire Department and bomb squad units quickly arrived on   Read More ...
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Detroit terror suspect accused of amassing stockpile of weapons will stay in jail
DETROIT - A Detroit terror suspect accused of amassing a stockpile of weapons will stay in jail, a U.S. District Court judge ruled Thursday afternoon. Sebastian Gregerson is scheduled for a pre-trial hearing in April. His trial is expected to begin in May. Gregerson, also known as Abdurrahman Bin Makaayl, 30, of Detroit, was charged with receipt of explosive materials with intent to harm, unlicensed receipt of explosive materials and   Read More ...
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Images released of evidence against Detroit terror suspect accused of amassing stockpile of weapons
DETROIT - A number of images were released Thursday showing the massive stockpile of weapons a Detroit terror suspect amassed before he allegedly tried to buy explosives from an undercover agent. Sebastian Gregerson, also known as Abdurrahman Bin Makaayl, 30, of Detroit, is charged with receipt of explosive materials with intent to harm, unlicensed receipt of explosive materials and two counts of unregistered possession of a destructive device. Gregerson’s attorney   Read More ...
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Ohio air base doesn't make cut for new F-35A fighter jets
SWANTON, Ohio (AP) — Military officials say an Air National Guard base in northwest Ohio isn't among the finalists to house next-generation fighter jets. The Ohio Air National Guard base at Toledo Express Airport in Swanton was among the bases vying to become home to F-35A Joint Strike Fighter jets. Instead, those making the cut are Air National Guard locations in Michigan, Alabama, Florida, Idaho and Wisconsin. A spokeswoman for   Read More ...
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