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Prosecutors Want 2005 Report of Soccer Fight in Trial of Man Accused of Fatally Punching Soccer Ref

Prosecutors Want 2005 Report of Soccer Fight in Trial of Man Accused of Fatally Punching Soccer Ref

Almost a decade ago, Bassel Abdul-Amir Saad pleaded no contest to charges stemming from an assault during a soccer match.
Was Smell of Pot on Little Girl Justification for a Search Warrant?

Was Smell of Pot on Little Girl Justification for a Search Warrant?

Kindergartener's father has a medical cannabis grower's card; his attorney says pot smell on daughter wasn't probable cause for warrant.
Solider Spurned at Daughter's School, Mom Teens Suspected in X-Rated Vandalism, Hitchhiker Flashes Purple Thong and Other #OMGPD Headlines: Michigan News Digest

Solider Spurned at Daughter's School, Mom Teens Suspected in X-Rated Vandalism, Hitchhiker Flashes Purple Thong and Other #OMGPD Headlines: Michigan News Digest

Also, social media erupted with rumors Friday that the Batmobile had been stolen from a set of "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice."
Riddle Me This: Did Villains Steal Batmobile 'Batman v. Superman' Set?

Riddle Me This: Did Villains Steal Batmobile 'Batman v. Superman' Set?

The joke(r) was on anyone who shared or retweeted a story about theft of the Caped Crusader’s machine.
Mom, Teens Suspected of Using Weed Killer in Phallic Football Field Prank

Mom, Teens Suspected of Using Weed Killer in Phallic Football Field Prank

School officials relocate games, say it will cost $10,000 to erase outline of giant male genitalia that began appearing after Labor Day.
Pop Cans Out, Techie Bells and Whistles In for Detroit Firefighters

Pop Cans Out, Techie Bells and Whistles In for Detroit Firefighters

Offers to help bankrupt Detroit mean firefighters may soon be able to recycle pop cans instead of relying on them for alerts.
9/11 Memorial Service Honors Heroes, World's Tallest Dog Dies, Coast Guard Worries About Great Lakes Oil Spill, Irish Music Festival Softens Things for Your Bum: Michigan News Digest

9/11 Memorial Service Honors Heroes, World's Tallest Dog Dies, Coast Guard Worries About Great Lakes Oil Spill, Irish Music Festival Softens Things for Your Bum: Michigan News Digest

Also, solar flare could foul up communications, Michigan's gubernatorial race is statistically tied, Ray Rice provides a teachable moment.
Irish Eyes Will Smile, and Your Bum Will Be Happy, Too

Irish Eyes Will Smile, and Your Bum Will Be Happy, Too

The Michigan Irish Music Festival organizers wanted revelers to linger a little longer. So they’ve spruced up the portable toilets.
Wayne County Celebrates its 30th Anniversary Going 'Somewhere in Time'

Wayne County Celebrates its 30th Anniversary Going 'Somewhere in Time'

Experience the early 1900s on Sunday, Sept. 21 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Back in the saddle again.

Back in the saddle again.

How sweet to travel back in time and recapture those memories, if only for a few moments …
Prison Worker Poisoned by Crafty Inmate in 1893 Honored at 9/11 Memorial

Prison Worker Poisoned by Crafty Inmate in 1893 Honored at 9/11 Memorial

The story of how Deputy Corrections Keeper George Haight died is rich with duplicity and trickery. He is being recognized 121 years later.
Poll Trends Toward Democrats, Gubernatorial Race Again a Toss Up

Poll Trends Toward Democrats, Gubernatorial Race Again a Toss Up

A new USA Today/Suffolk University poll says U.S. Rep. Gary Peters has a 9-point lead over former secretary of state Terry Lynn Land.
Holy Cow! 7-Foot, 4-Inch Dog - World's Tallest Ever - Dies (Video)

Holy Cow! 7-Foot, 4-Inch Dog - World's Tallest Ever - Dies (Video)

“He was definitely a great dog,” says the owner of the Guinness World Record-holder as the tallest dog that ever lived.
What Are You Telling Your Kids About Ray Rice?

What Are You Telling Your Kids About Ray Rice?

A “Baltimore Ravens Ray Rice” Google search brings up 1.3 million results in seconds. What’s the teachable moment from all the publicity?
Coast Guard's Alarming Warning on Great Lakes Oil Spill

Coast Guard's Alarming Warning on Great Lakes Oil Spill

Responders have “almost no capability” to respond to submerged spills, adding urgency to study of pipeline safety, spill preparedness.
Solar Storm: Internet May Flare Up, But So May Northern Lights (Video)

Solar Storm: Internet May Flare Up, But So May Northern Lights (Video)

A major solar flare launched off the Sun Wednesday, potentially unleashing a geomagnetic storm that could interrupt communications.
Alleged Shoplifter Uses Store's Motorized Shopping Cart as Getaway 'Vehicle'

Alleged Shoplifter Uses Store's Motorized Shopping Cart as Getaway 'Vehicle'

When police caught up with the suspect, she reportedly said she took the wheelchair “because she didn’t feel like walking.”
Stephen Colbert's Take On City's Fire Alert System

Stephen Colbert's Take On City's Fire Alert System

There’s nothing funny about Detroit’s bankruptcy, but this vido from “The Colbert Report” will split your sides.
Severe Weather Alert for Southeast Michigan: What You Need to Know

Severe Weather Alert for Southeast Michigan: What You Need to Know

About 10,000 metro Detroit residents are still in the dark after Friday's gales. More storms are on the way.