Category Archives: Crime in the News

Feds Arrest Over 1,000 Gang Members – 20 Are From Michigan

  In what is being called a ‘record sweep’, a total of 1,378 people have been arrested for gang related activity all over the country in a coordinated effort by the Federal law enforcement agencies. The operation took a total of six weeks to execute, and will now result in months if not years of […]

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Hazing Incident at Central Michigan University Results in Criminal Charges

  Every now and again the issue of hazing makes the news and there is enormous outcry to follow. People take to social media in droves, claiming that hazing should be forbidden and severely punished by the schools where it takes place. It is already illegal in almost every state in the U.S., and yet […]

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Oakland County, MI Cake Kicker Enters No Contest Plea

There are a number of off-the-wall sports practiced around the US that involve the destruction of food items. None of them has made it into the Olympic Games yet. Pumpkin chunking, potato cannons and the ubiquitous egg-and-spoon-race are but a few of the sports. While there are lots of entertaining and frankly, strange “food games” […]

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Berrien County Courthouse Shooting Update

By now, unless you’ve been living in a shack in middle of the woods entirely off the grid, you’ve probably heard about the tragic shooting that took place in the Berrien County Courthouse a few days ago. A cuffed inmate managed to take a weapon off an armed deputy sheriff and fatally shoot two courthouse […]

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Michigan Attorney General Refiles Felony Charges Against Todd Courser

A new twist has just been added to the Courser/Gamrat scandal, as if the whole thing wasn’t already strange enough. In the wake of a sordid sex scandal, allegations of a cover-up conspiracy, the resulting felony charges, and a recent dismissal of charges in an Ingham County Court, the next chapter in this drama has […]

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Lansing Man Charged With Evidence Tampering

Michigan Hip Hop Artist Murdered with No Connections Till Now 22-year-old Michael Smith, also known as ‘Michigunna Mic‘ had just begun attempting to establish himself as a hiphop artist in Lansing, Michigan when he was shot and killed in early 2015. While the crime was never solved and no one was ever implicated in Smith’s death, […]

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Michigan Bottle Return Scam Results in Felony Charges

Returning bottles for change is not something that every state supports. In fact, Michigan is only one of ten states in the U.S. where it’s possible to take your empty cans from carbonated beverages and beer bottles back to the store for a little extra spending money. Which is great, right? Not for everyone, as […]

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Double Amputee Settles Suit Against Michigan Prison

Martinique Stoudemire, a former prisoner, recently settled her lawsuit with the Michigan Department of Corrections. While it may sound strange to hear about a prisoner suing the prison, it was due to certain events that took place during her time behind bars that led Stoudemire to sue the the prison warden and the doctors who […]

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Prison Worker Accused of Smuggling in Drugs

According to the Michigan Department of Corrections, an employee of Trinity Food Services, the company that provides the meals for prisoners in all Michigan prisons, is accused of trying to smuggle drugs into the prison recently.   The incident is alleged to have taken place at the MDOC Ionia Correctional Facility, where the employee is […]

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Judge Concerned About Veteran’s PTSD Serves Time With Him

It is a well known fact that soldiers who have seen combat, killed others while at war and watched their friends die, suffer greatly after they return home. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injuries often make reentry into civilian life very difficult. That’s  why so many of them turn to alcohol and […]

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