Criminal Justice

11 drone sightings threaten Michigan prison security

Updated, 4:58 p.m. on March 20 Almost a dozen drones were sighted near or over state prisons between 2017 and 2018, according to information obtained...

AG, lawmakers stand against hate after New Zealand mosque shooting

Elected officials and faith leaders spoke out against anti-Muslim hate crimes on Sunday at the state’s largest mosque in Dearborn. Attorney General Dana Nessel spoke at...

Whitmer: Process ‘underway’ to ax marijuana convictions

As legalized, recreational marijuana takes hold in Michigan, forgiving the crimes of those convicted in the past remains a big priority for advocates. Expunging...

Gov. gets 1st bill, would add back Northern Michigan judge

The Legislature on Thursday sent its first bill to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer — a plan to restore the 95-A District Court in Menominee County. Whitmer...

Amash votes ‘present’ on making Mueller’s Trump report public

Updated, 2:35 p.m. with comments from Congressman Andy Levin: WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Justin Amash was one of four Republicans who voted "present" on a...

Schor under fire for Lansing Fire Dept.’s lack of diversity

There’s been a very public war of words between Lansing Mayor Andy Schor and former Lansing Fire Department Chief Randy Talifarro. Now Dale Copedge, president...

Michigan House OKs $10M for wrongful imprisonment fund

The nation’s longest-serving exoneree may now be paid more than $2 million the state of Michigan owes him after he served 46 years behind...

Dingell joins effort to revive Violence Against Women Act

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn) on Thursday helped unveil legislation re-authorizing funding for programs and services relating to domestic violence, sexual assault,...

Whitmer makes first judicial appointments

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday named her first two judges to the bench. She tapped Kristina Robinson for the 36th District Court in the City...

Nessel slapped down in House measure over Trump wall lawsuit

A non-binding state House resolution advanced Tuesday condemning Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel for joining a lawsuit against President Donald Trump’s border wall emergency...

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