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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
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.
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.
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.
Dad Joining Son in Slammer After Trying to Smuggle Smack in His Shorts

Dad Joining Son in Slammer After Trying to Smuggle Smack in His Shorts

Defendant asked sentencing to be delayed so he could surgeries related to nine gunshot wounds sustained in an unrelated incident.
Man Shoved at Hank Williams Jr. Concert May Not Survive

Man Shoved at Hank Williams Jr. Concert May Not Survive

The Wayne teen taken into custody has been released pending a thorough investigation by Oakland County Sheriff's deputies.
Worker Cracks Case of Bank Manager's Bathroom Spy Cam

Worker Cracks Case of Bank Manager's Bathroom Spy Cam

Bank branch manager allegedly admitted to police he wanted “video of ‘his girls’ at the bank” as they used the restroom.
Police Worry Racial Unrest in Ferguson, MO, May Spill Over in Detroit

Police Worry Racial Unrest in Ferguson, MO, May Spill Over in Detroit

Detroit police urge calm as racial unrest in St. Louis suburb and across the country exposes crack in police-minority community relations.
UPDATED: Snyder Declares Flood Emergency in Tri-County Area

UPDATED: Snyder Declares Flood Emergency in Tri-County Area

After initially declining to issue the declaration, governor takes step that could end in federal disaster declaration.
Record Rainfall Forces Michigan Residents Off the Roads

Record Rainfall Forces Michigan Residents Off the Roads

Residents are urged to stay off the roads after about 4.6 inches of rain fell in metro Detroit on Monday.
Investigation Closed: Missing Woman Found, Officials Say

Investigation Closed: Missing Woman Found, Officials Say

A Bedford Township teen was reported missing Aug. 7, now officials say the feared disappearance never happened.
Boy, 12, Charged as Adult in Playground Stabbing of 9-Year-Old as Community Struggles to Understand Tragedy

Boy, 12, Charged as Adult in Playground Stabbing of 9-Year-Old as Community Struggles to Understand Tragedy

Stabbing victim’s family has compassion for his attacker. Their pain is “not to be taken lightly,” great uncle says.
Report: Armada Teen Died of Blunt Head Trauma, Asphyxia

Report: Armada Teen Died of Blunt Head Trauma, Asphyxia

No arrests in the death of 14-year-old April Millsap, whose dog, Penny, led joggers to her body along a recreational trail.
'Please Pick Me Up,' Boy, 12, Tells Police After Fatally Stabbing Playmate, 9

'Please Pick Me Up,' Boy, 12, Tells Police After Fatally Stabbing Playmate, 9

“You struggle to understand how and why something like this could happen,” police chief says.
Fleas Leave, But House Goes Up In Smoke

Fleas Leave, But House Goes Up In Smoke

Mistake No. 1: Tenants overlooked pilot light. Mistake No. 2: 16 flea bombs were about four times too many, fire chief says.
Former Tigers' Pitcher Evan Reed Says He Was Blindsided By Sex Assault Claims

Former Tigers' Pitcher Evan Reed Says He Was Blindsided By Sex Assault Claims

Current Toledo Mud Hens pitcher said he “did nothing wrong” and the idea he drugged a woman for sex is “ridiculous.”
Saad, Accused of Lethal Punch in Soccer Ref's Death, Bound Over for Trial

Saad, Accused of Lethal Punch in Soccer Ref's Death, Bound Over for Trial

Dearborn man’s attorney says the judge “got it wrong” with second-degree murder charge and manslaughter is more appropriate.
Swarms of Angry Bees Stop Rescuers

Swarms of Angry Bees Stop Rescuers

A 54-year-old Michigan man is dead after his vehicle crashed into a bee-infested house, but authorities don’t believe he died from stings.
Contractor Makes Gruesome Discovery in Garage of Foreclosed Home

Contractor Makes Gruesome Discovery in Garage of Foreclosed Home

The "mummified" body of a woman believed to be the owner of a foreclosed Oakland County home was discovered in the back seat of a Jeep in the attached garage. Neighbors said they hadn't seen
Oakland Deputy Involved in Fatal On-Duty Crash Gets Probation

Oakland Deputy Involved in Fatal On-Duty Crash Gets Probation

Families of the victims in the Nov. 1 accident have filed civil suits against the Oakland County Sheriff's Office.