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Most Washtenaw County homicide suspects convicted, but defeats halve recent murder jury trial conviction rate

After days of testimony that included graphic descriptions of his son's death, Carl Reed found the outcome of the trial of one of two men accused of murdering Eastern Michigan University football player Demarius Reed hard to take.


Related Topix: Washtenaw County, MI, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Ann Arbor, MI

Wed Jul 30, 2014


Marathon Pharmaceuticals Names Jeanine Swalec Vice President of Regulatory Affairs

Swalec, 45, most recently served as the senior director for global regulatory affairs for Lundbeck Pharmaceuticals, which acquired Ovation Pharmaceuticals in 2009.


Related Topix: Marketing

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Observer & Eccentric

Ervin named St. Catherine principal

Karen Ervin has been appointed principal of St. Catherine of Siena Academy, announced Michael LaMarra, president of the Wixom school.


Related Topix: Wixom, MI


Gay Marriage at the 6th Cir.: Countdown to Aug. 6 Oral Arguments

On August 6, 2014, the Sixth Circuit will hear oral arguments in five consolidated cases addressing same-sex marriage bans in every state in the circuit -- Kentucky , Tennessee , Michigan and Ohio .


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, US News, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

Chambersburg Public Opinion

Rotary International president Gary Huang to visit Waynesboro

The president of Rotary International, one of the world's largest humanitarian service organizations, will soon recognize the work of the Rotary Club of Waynesboro during a visit to south central Pennsylvania.


Related Topix: Waynesboro, PA, Greencastle, PA, World News, Taiwan, Opinion

Attorney for man acquitted in Demarius Reed's homicide says due process worked

Washtenaw County First Assistant Public Defender Lorne Brown said the court process worked when a jury acquitted his client, Ed Thomas, in Demarius Reed's death.


Related Topix: Washtenaw County, MI, Ypsilanti, MI

Daily Press & Argus

Charter authorizers facing new rules

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Mike Flanagan told a group of charter school authorizers Monday that the Michigan Department of Education is working on a system to hold them accountable for the financial and academic performance of their schools.


Related Topix: Grand Valley State University

Mon Jul 28, 2014

WTVG-TV Toledo

Classmates honor murdered Maritime Academy student

Monique King says she and Tyler McIntoush became best of friends in the eighth grade.


Related Topix: US Governors, John Kasich, Ottawa Hills, OH

Prosecutor urges guilty verdict in Demarius Reed's death; defense says witnesses lied

A jury must decide if Ed Thomas worked with Kristopher Pratt to rob and kill Demarius Reed or if he was an unwitting bystander while the 20-year-old shot and killed the Eastern Michigan University football player.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Washtenaw County, MI

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Detroit Free Press

Flanagan to hold first of two charter school meetings today

Mike Flanagan, state school superintendent, said in an e-mail that he will review the requirements for authorizing charter schools.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Michigan, Michigan Government, Central Michigan University, Grand Valley State University, Oakland University

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Julia Niswender's mother frustrated with lack of progress in homicide case

As one homicide case involving an Eastern Michigan University student nears its conclusion in court, another is still hanging in the balance.


Related Topix: Ypsilanti, MI, Gwinn, MI

Photo gallery: Gray turf installation underway at Eastern Michigan University's Rynearson Stadium

The installation of Rynearson Stadium's gray artificial turf is in progress. Workers continued to install lettering on Friday, July 25, 2014.


Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Daily Freeman-Journal

Anderson joins Kendall Young Library staff

Linsday Anderson began working at the library as a teen librarian on Monday. As a new member of the library's staff, Anderson said she's been keeping busy learning about the inner-workings of the local institution.


Related Topix: Libraries, Webster City, IA, Storm Lake, IA

Demarius Reed's killer: 'He fell to the ground and I shot him'

The man who fired the two shots that killed Eastern Michigan University wide receiver Demarius Reed last fall went into disturbing detail when he testified Thursday against 20-year-old Ed Thomas in the Washtenaw County Trial Court.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Washtenaw County, MI, Instagram, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App

Ypsilanti primary profile: Tyrone Bridges says city can do more to represent needs of all residents

This is the first in a series of profiles on the three candidates for Ypsilanti mayor in the Aug. 5 primary.


Related Topix: Michigan

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Effingham Herald

Stopping domestic violence

The young man is so attentive that his young partner blushes, equal parts embarrassed and pleased that he wants her to himself.


Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Wayne State University

Prosecutor: Eastern player died for iPhone, wallet

Testimony began Wednesday in the trial of 21-year-old Ed Thomas of Detroit on open murder and robbery charges in the shooting of the 20-year-old football player from Chicago.


Related Topix: Washtenaw County, MI, Ypsilanti, MI

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Ypsilanti Township planners to consider permit for marijuana nursery, dispensary

The Ypsilanti Township Planning Commission will consider a special use permit for a proposed medical marijuana dispensary and nursery.


Related Topix: Marijuana, Detroit, MI

MCC Professor Receives IMAGIN Geospatial Achievement Award

Frank Sobie, associate professor of Geography/Geographic Information Systems at Mott Community College , received the IMAGIN Geospatial Achievement Award at the 23rd annual Improving Michigan's Access to Geographic Information Networks Conference 2014.


Related Topix: Michigan

The Eastern Echo

Jury Selection for Accused Murderer Begins

Jury selection for Ed Jameal Thomas' trial began Monday for the murder of Eastern Michigan University football player Demarius Reed.


Related Topix: Prison, Jackson, MI