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April Millsap May Have Been Targeted for Sexual Assault

April Millsap May Have Been Targeted for Sexual Assault

New details emerging in the murder of Armada teen suggest she had footprint on her chest and a rape kit was performed.
'Oh My God, They're Falling': Terrifying Ferris Wheel Ride

'Oh My God, They're Falling': Terrifying Ferris Wheel Ride

The cab “just dumped them out,” said witness who saw two siblings’ freefall from amusement park ride.
Volunteers Help Cash-Strapped Flood Victims Clean Molding, Stinking Belongings

Volunteers Help Cash-Strapped Flood Victims Clean Molding, Stinking Belongings

Michigan Community Services Commission is mobilizing volunteers, including veterans with team Rubicon and youths with AmeriCorps.
Feds Go After $250K Owed by Dearborn Cleric with ISIS Influence

Feds Go After $250K Owed by Dearborn Cleric with ISIS Influence

Study released this spring shows how social media fueled cleric’s rise to West’s most influential cheerleader for jihadist militants.
Epic Great Lakes Paddleboard Challenge, Judge Tosses Sex Charges Against Tiger Pitcher Evan Reed, Same-Sex Couples Want Marriages Recognized, Novi Judge Steps Down: Michigan News Digest

Epic Great Lakes Paddleboard Challenge, Judge Tosses Sex Charges Against Tiger Pitcher Evan Reed, Same-Sex Couples Want Marriages Recognized, Novi Judge Steps Down: Michigan News Digest

Also, there are growing signs the Zack Snyder-directed film, “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice,” will have a Downriver location.
Judge Asked to Force Michigan to Recognize Legal Same-Sex Marriages

Judge Asked to Force Michigan to Recognize Legal Same-Sex Marriages

State wants judge to wait until 6th Circuit and other court decisions, attorney says different issues at stake.
Judge Tosses Sex Charges Against Detroit Tigers Pitcher, Says Alleged Victim 'Not Very Credible'

Judge Tosses Sex Charges Against Detroit Tigers Pitcher, Says Alleged Victim 'Not Very Credible'

“I have my life back,” Evan Reed says after sexual assault charges against him were dismissed.
As Venus and Jupiter Hug in the Sky, Moon Will Join Party for Cosmic Triangle

As Venus and Jupiter Hug in the Sky, Moon Will Join Party for Cosmic Triangle

If you’re an early morning riser – and even if you’re not – set the alarm to see one of skywatchers' "11 must-see events for 2014."
5 Men 'Stand Up for Great Lakes' in 60-Mile Lake Michigan Paddleboard Challenge

5 Men 'Stand Up for Great Lakes' in 60-Mile Lake Michigan Paddleboard Challenge

Goal of extreme stand-up paddleboard challenge is to raise $10,000 for the Alliance for the Great Lake, awareness of water-quality issues.
Foul-Smelling Flood Debris Piling Up on Curbs, Who to Call: Floods of 2014

Foul-Smelling Flood Debris Piling Up on Curbs, Who to Call: Floods of 2014

More than a week after Detroit’s historic floods, questions are still piling up – along with flood-damaged items on street curbs.
Ties to The Mitten on 'Top Chef,' Son Says Dad Likely Provoked Fatal Shove,Alleged Drunk Mom Leaves Baby in the Rain, Vitamin Bottle Tampering, Grosse Pointe Park Barrier Coming Down: Michigan News Digest

Ties to The Mitten on 'Top Chef,' Son Says Dad Likely Provoked Fatal Shove,Alleged Drunk Mom Leaves Baby in the Rain, Vitamin Bottle Tampering, Grosse Pointe Park Barrier Coming Down: Michigan News Digest

Also, zoo researchers hope to learn more about how to help “smiling” turtles survive in the wild by studying their personalities.
You Won't Believe What Consumers Found in Vitamin Bottles

You Won't Believe What Consumers Found in Vitamin Bottles

Consumers who bought fish oil supplement didn’t get what they paid for in peculiar tampering scheme.
Allegedly Drunken Mom Accused of Leaving Sleeping Infant Outside in Rain Storm

Allegedly Drunken Mom Accused of Leaving Sleeping Infant Outside in Rain Storm

“Soaking wet” 18-month-old was clad only in a diaper when police found her sleeping in her stroller, was “pruned up” from being in the rain.
Detroit Zoo Researchers Study 'Smiling' Turtles' Personalities to Learn Why They're Dying

Detroit Zoo Researchers Study 'Smiling' Turtles' Personalities to Learn Why They're Dying

Blanding’s turtles can live to be 60 years old – if hatchlings can survive raccoons in the wild.
Son: Dad Probably Provoked Fatal Shove at Hank Williams Jr. Concert

Son: Dad Probably Provoked Fatal Shove at Hank Williams Jr. Concert

Robert Kobe was like “an uncle that picks on you, but doesn’t mean to hurt you,” says son, who wants to make sure teen is treated fairly.
One-of-a-Kind Earring for Charlotte's One-of-a-Kind Ear; Woman Thought Dead to Meet Rescuer, Person of Interest in Armada Murder, Man Shoved at Hank Williams Jr. Concert Dies: Michigan News Digest

One-of-a-Kind Earring for Charlotte's One-of-a-Kind Ear; Woman Thought Dead to Meet Rescuer, Person of Interest in Armada Murder, Man Shoved at Hank Williams Jr. Concert Dies: Michigan News Digest

Also, readers can – and definitely should – post again on Patch’s new platform. We’ll take you through it, step by step.
Man Busted for Pot Plants 'Person of Interest' in Armada Teen's Murder

Man Busted for Pot Plants 'Person of Interest' in Armada Teen's Murder

James Donald Vancallis appeared in court Tuesday on drug charges. He hasn’t been charged in April Millsap’s murder.
Girl Mauled By Raccoon Adds Some Bling to Her New Miracle Ear

Girl Mauled By Raccoon Adds Some Bling to Her New Miracle Ear

The girl who was disfigured during an attack by a pet raccoon when she was 3 is going back on the ‘Today’ show.
Woman Reported Dead in Floods of 2014 to Meet Rescuer on 'The Doctors'

Woman Reported Dead in Floods of 2014 to Meet Rescuer on 'The Doctors'

Jena David, reported dead in Detroit’s 2014 Floods, calls her rescuer, Dustin Rowen, an “angel.” Read why that might not be hyperbole.
How to Post on Patch

How to Post on Patch

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