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3 hrs ago |

Porch shooter was surprised by firing of gun

A suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch told police that he didn't know there was a round in the shotgun.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Dearborn Heights, MI, Life, Self Defense

7 hrs ago | The Detroit News

Court throws out conviction in 1983 fatal stabbing in Highland Park

Highland Park -- The Michigan appeals court has overturned a murder conviction in a Wayne County case that took about 30 years to bring to trial.


Related Topix: Highland Park, MI

7 hrs ago | Northern Michigan News

Court throws out conviction in 1983 fatal stabbing

The Michigan appeals court has overturned a murder conviction in a Wayne County case that took about 30 years to bring to trial.


Related Topix: Highland Park, MI

7 hrs ago | CBS Local

Court Throws Out Conviction In 1983 Fatal Stabbing

The Michigan appeals court has overturned a murder conviction in a Wayne County case that took about 30 years to bring to trial.


Related Topix: Highland Park, MI

9 hrs ago | Detroit Free Press

A look at the views of the 5 front-runners for Wayne County executive

Wayne County Executive candidates, from left, State Rep. Phil Cavanagh, D-Redford Township, former Wayne County Sheriff Warren Evans, incumbent Robert Ficano, Wayne County Commissioner Kevin McNamara and Westland Mayor Bill Wild.


Related Topix: Livonia, MI, Prison, Detroit, MI

Wed Jul 23, 2014

USA Today

Man accused in toddler slaying was out of jail early

A man accused of gunning down an Inkster toddler this month would have been in jail on the day of the killing if he had not been released early on a sentence for drug possession from last year.


Related Topix: Inkster, MI

State police ask public for help indentifying Jane and John Doe remains

Two more have joined the 200-plus sets of remains the Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office cannot currently identify.


Related Topix: Detroit, MI

Westland Observer

Meet the candidates for Wayne County executive

Residence: Redford Family: Divorced. Three daughters - Veronica, Erin and Mary. Occupation: State Representative, attorney Education: BA in business administration and BS in accounting, Aquinas College ; JD, University of Detroit Mercy ; MBA, University of Detroit Mercy ; Michigan Political Leadership Program Graduate ; Program for Senior ... (more)


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, University of Detroit Mercy, Michigan


Judge: Why wasn't child murder suspect in jail?

A Detroit judge says it appears an ex-con accused of killing a 2-year-old girl in front of her father should have been in jail at the time of the shooting.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Detroit, MI

Oakland, Macomb Counties Lead Metro Detroit Housing Bump

Wayne, Oakland and Livingston counties have seen a 29.7 percent increase in houses on the market, according to data released by Realcomp II Ltd .


Related Topix: Macomb County, MI, Oakland County, MI, Livingston County, MI

CBS Local

Teen Accused Of Assaulting Gay Man During Motor City Pride Fest Accepts Deal

A teenager has accepted a plea deal in connection with the beating of a gay man during a pride festival in Detroit.


Related Topix: Detroit, MI

Observer & Eccentric

Canton loses manufacturing hub to Detroit

Detroit has snagged from Canton a trailblazing, $148 million institute for lightweight metals research and manufacturing, dealing a devastating blow to hopes the site could place Canton on the national stage and ratchet up demand for housing, hotel lodging, retail stores and restaurants in western Wayne County.


Related Topix: Canton, MI, Detroit, MI

Metro Times

Wayne County executive election guide

Thursday, July 24th marks National Tequila Day, and forget everything you know about the beverage.


Related Topix: Tequila, Drink, Liquor, Detroit, MI

Business Wire

Fitch Affirms and Removes Wayne County, MI GOs from Negative Watch; Outlook Negative

Stadium authority and building authority bonds are secured by lease payments from the county to the respective authority.

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KSFO-AM San Francisco

Trial Begins in 'Porch Shooting' of Unarmed Woman

Wafer said he heard McBride pounding on his door at around 4:30 a.m. when he fired his shotgun through the locked door.


Related Topix: Life, Self Defense, Dearborn Heights, MI

Mayoral candidate profile: Stephen Kunselman proud to be an Ann Arbor 'townie'

Editor's note: This is the second in a series of stories profiling the four candidates for Ann Arbor mayor in the Aug. 5 primary.


Related Topix: Ann Arbor, MI, Taylor, MI, Lake Superior State University


Who's really behind the Warren Evans lawsuit?

Wayne County Executive Candidate Warren Evans is now saying a court challenge for his candidacy is without merit.


Related Topix: Detroit, MI, Washtenaw County, MI, Canton, MI

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Hometown Life

Marecki, O'Neil best choices for their party's nomination in county commission 9th District

Voters in the Wayne County Commission 9th District will choose between two Republicans and two Democrats in the Aug. 5 primary election to face off in the November general election.


Related Topix: US News, Northville, MI, Livonia, MI, Opinion

Free Republic

The Muslim who gave up his life for Mosul’s Christians

Chaldean website says a university professor was killed after speaking out against anti-Christian persecution.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East,

Detroit Free Press

Sexting judge McCree can't be sued, appeals court rules

Disgraced former Wayne County Circuit Judge Wade McCree, shown in May 2013, who had an affair with a woman while presiding over her child custody case, got some good news from a federal appeals court this week: He can't be sued by the child's father.


Related Topix: Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, US Supreme Court