• Michigan school shooting December 2, 2021 9:22 am

    ‘Not Just a Murder Case': Why Michigan Suspect Was Charged With Terrorism

    Michigan prosecutors are charging a teen with terrorism in a deadly mass shooting at his high school, a novel approach made possible by a law enacted after the 9/11 attacks nearly 20 years ago.

  • Michigan July 31, 2020 11:08 pm

    Court Orders Release of Teen Detained Over Schoolwork

    The Michigan Court of Appeals on Friday ordered the release of a 15-year-old suburban Detroit girl from a juvenile facility where a county judge sent her for failing to do schoolwork and because the teen was a threat to her mother. The court’s emergency order calls for the immediate release of the teen into her mother’s custody pending appeal...

  • attorney June 18, 2019 1:09 am

    Tension Developing in Aretha Franklin Will Dispute

    A fight is emerging over whether a son of Aretha Franklin could be put in charge of the late singer’s estate after a 2014 handwritten will was found under cushions in her suburban Detroit home. Attorneys for the estate said in a court filing Monday that “there is no basis to support the assumption” that Kecalf Franklin has the “ability,...

  • attorney April 14, 2018 12:27 am

    Black Teen Who Wanted Directions Shot at by White Man

    A black 14-year-old boy who got lost in a Detroit suburban neighborhood while trying to get to school was shot at by a white homeowner after knocking on a door to ask directions, prosecutors said Friday, citing home security video and the account of the boy. Jeffery Zeigler, a retired Detroit firefighter, was arraigned Friday on charges including assault with...

  • DETROIT November 19, 2016 2:14 am

    Former ‘Survivor' Contestant Convicted on Child Porn Charges

    A former “Survivor” contestant who had to be medivacked after falling into a campfire and burning his hands has been convicted of possessing child pornography. Michael Skupin, who burned himself during the 2001 series “Survivor II: The Australian Outback” and who returned for “Survivor: Philippines,” was convicted Friday on four of six child porn possession counts by jurors in Oakland...

  • DETROIT September 21, 2015 12:40 pm

    Kid Rock Called for Jury Duty at Suburban Detroit Courthouse

    Kid Rock, who was born Robert Ritchie and lives in suburban Detroit, read a paperback to pass the time as he waited with other potential jurors.

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