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Yesterday |

Lawyers for Mom Police Said Tried to Kill Autistic Daughter Want Off Case

Heidi Hodek said she and another lawyer from her firm have had a "total breakdown" with their client, Kelli Stapleton, 46, and should be removed as defense counsel before Stapleton's trial begins on charges that she tried to kill her autistic daughter.


Wednesday | The Detroit News

Lawyers for Michigan mother accused of trying to kill autistic girl want off case

Beulah -- Lawyers representing a northern Michigan woman accused of trying to kill her autistic daughter asked to withdraw from the case.


Related Topix: Traverse City, MI, Elberta, MI

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Teen who gave birth in tent, then allegedly injured baby, enters manslaughter plea

An Illinois teen who gave birth in a Benzie County tent, then caused what police say were fatal injuries to the child, has pleaded guilty to manslaughter.


Mon Aug 18, 2014

WSJV-TV South Bend

Michigan man charged in 2011 dog dragging death

Officials in Michigan say they've arrested a man for allegedly dragging a golden retriever behind a truck in Oceana County three years ago.


Related Topix: Oceana County, MI

Tue Aug 12, 2014

Metro Times

Chuck Ream, the gospel of cannabis, driving while high, and legalizing it in Michigan

"When you get out past your own ego, the teaching plants carry the message of right and wrong just like the Bible," says Ream.


Related Topix: Marijuana, Michigan, Drugs, Erie, MI, Activism

Sat Aug 09, 2014

Benzie County woman dies after being hit by car

The incident took place on Homestead Road east of Eldridge Road in Benzonia Township.


Related Topix: Benzonia, MI

Lansing State Journal

Girl finds centuries old skeleton of extinct elk species in Benzie County

In this July 7, 2014 photo, Sonja Daniels Moehle, 10, poses with elk antlers and bones that she found with her father, David Moehle, in a Benzie County, Mich.


Thu Aug 07, 2014

Reverend backs marijuana legalization up for vote in Benzie County

A petition to make marijuana legal in the city of Frankfort has collected enough signatures for the upcoming November election.


Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana


Michigan girl finds elk skeleton relic

Radiocarbon dating tests show an elk skeleton found in Benzie County is more than 120 years old and is likely from an extinct subspecies.