12, Oct 2014 - County, MI Oreos, broken lights, angry creditors: Detroit manager faced many pressures
When Kevyn Orr became Detroit's emergency manager 18 months ago, he sparked mistrust among residents and even created the possibility of civil unrest, he testified on Monday. Orr, a corporate bankruptcy attorney tapped by Michigan's Republican Governor Rick Snyder in March 2013 to turn around Detroit's financial problems, said civil unrest fanned by "some elements" was a real concern as ...
12, Oct 2014 - Indiana man gets 10 years for molesting baby
A 22-year-old Michigan City man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to molesting an 11-month-old girl.
12, Oct 2014 - Michigan prison food contractor boosts pay, staff
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — An overseer hired by the state after a series of problems said Wednesday that Michigan's prison food service contractor will boost worker pay, staffing levels and training.
12, Oct 2014 - Gladwin, MI Quadruple Murderer Pleads Guilty To Escaping Michigan Prison
Officials say Michael Elliot managed to escape primarily because guards didn’t properly operate motion-detector alarms at the gate where he broke out.
12, Oct 2014 - Kalamazoo, MI Mixed testimony in sentencing of Michigan mother
BEULAH, Mich. (AP) — Friends and relatives painted conflicting portraits Monday of a Michigan woman who admits trying to kill herself and her autistic daughter, with two former in-laws describing her as selfish and manipulative but with supporters insisting she was a loving mom driven to despair.
12, Oct 2014 - Detroit, MI Crain's week in news, Sept. 20-26: GM appoints Blanchard to lead city initiatives; Shafer named
Crain's staff - General Motors Co. appointed John K. Blanchard as lead executive for the company's initiatives and projects within the city of Detroit and communities throughout Southeast Michigan. Blanchard, 52, has been director of GM local government relations since 2011. He will continue to represent the company on several local boards and commissions and will be recommended to serve as GM's ...
12, Oct 2014 - Prison food contractor boosts pay, staff
Prison food contractor boosts pay, staff An overseer hired by the state after a series of problems said Wednesday that Michigan's prison food service contractor will boost worker pay, staffing levels and training. AP Wire Lansing Oct 2, 2014 Ed Buss told reporters in Lansing that better staffing alleviates other problems, and overall performance of Aramark Correctional Services "needs to be much ...
12, Oct 2014 - Wayne, MI Michigan man set to stand trial in wife's slaying
A suburban Detroit man who authorities say arranged the death of his wife is set to stand trial.
12, Oct 2014 - Saginaw, MI Michigan woman sentenced in Crawford County Court
MEADVILLE — A Michigan woman was sentenced in Crawford County Court Monday, for attacking a 7-year-old girl last year and holding the girl’s head down so she couldn’t breathe.
12, Oct 2014 - Manistee, MI Brothers ordered to stand trial, held without bond in cold case murder
WHITE CLOUD, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Two West Michigan brothers have been ordered to stand trial in a cold case murder.
12, Oct 2014 - Farmington, MI Dearborn resident charged in connection with health kickback scheme
A Dearborn and a Farmington Hills resident were arrested Wednesday on charges related to a Medicare fraud scheme, according to an announcement from Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Barbara L. McQuade of the Eastern District of Michigan.
12, Oct 2014 - Gladwin, MI Elliot Admits to Escaping from Prison
A convicted murder has pleaded guilty to escaping from a western Michigan prison in February. Michael Elliot was captured in Indiana one day after escaping from the Ionia Correctional Facility.
12, Oct 2014 - Manistee, MI Updated: Kelli Stapleton still awaits sentencing
MANISTEE, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A northern Michigan woman who acknowledged trying to kill herself and her young daughter with autism is scheduled to be sentenced Monday morning.Kelli Stapleton is facing up to life in prison.Last month she pleaded guilty
11, Oct 2014 - Trial set for immigrant convicted in Israel deaths
DETROIT (AP) — A federal judge refused Thursday to dismiss charges against an Arab activist accused of failing to tell U.S. immigration officials in Michigan that she'd been convicted in a fat…
11, Oct 2014 - Wayland, MI Teen accused of killing cousin, slashing grandmother's throat competent to stand trial
ALLEGAN COUNTY, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A West Michigan teen accused of fatally stabbing a cousin and trying to kill his grandmother will be tried as an adult.15-year-old Joshua Keyzer was found competent to stand trial Thursday.State police say back in J