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2 Alleged 'Boogaloo' Members Arrested in 2 States

One suspect threatened to kill police officers, federal informants, FBI complaint says

(Newser) - The FBI has arrested two alleged members of the far-right anti-government group the Boogaloo Boys, with authorities increasingly concerned about the potential for violence in the lead-up to next week's midterm elections. Timothy Teagan appeared Wednesday in federal court in Detroit on charges of being a drug user in...

Cheney Supports a Democrat for the First Time

Republican schedules campaign appearance with Michigan Rep. Elissa Slotkin

(Newser) - Republican Rep. Liz Cheney on Thursday endorsed and plans to campaign for Rep. Elissa Slotkin of Michigan, the first time that the critic of former President Donald Trump, who lost her GOP primary, has crossed party lines to formally support a Democrat. Cheney, of Wyoming, announced her support for the...

Michigan School Shooter Admits What He Did

Ethan Crumbley pleads guilty, faces life in prison

(Newser) - A teenager pleaded guilty Monday to terrorism and first-degree murder in a Michigan school shooting that killed four students and put an extraordinary focus on the boy's home life and the alleged role of his parents in the tragedy, per the AP . Ethan Crumbley pleaded guilty to all 24...

Missing Michigan Family Is Found After a Week

Ciriglianos located in Wisconsin, 'are still of the opinion that people are after them,' say police

(Newser) - A missing Michigan family of four has been located in Wisconsin after vanishing for a week, reports MLive . Police in Fremont, Michigan, had raised concerns after Anthony Cirigliano called police before disappearing, claimed to have vital information related to the 9/11 attacks and was "exhibiting paranoid behaviors." He...

Family Vanishes After 911 Call: 'People Want to Erase Me'
Missing Michigan Family
Seen at UP Gas Station

Missing Michigan Family Seen at UP Gas Station

Anthony Cirigliano told police he was in danger because he had information on 9/11 attacks

(Newser) - Update: A family that disappeared after the father told police he was in danger was spotted at a gas station in Michigan's Upper Peninsula on Monday, NBC News reports. Surveillance video shows the Ciriglianos buying gas and fuel in Gulliver, about 170 miles north of the family's home...

Judge: In 35 Years, I've Never Seen This in Court

Juror in Gov. Whitmer kidnap trial dismissed for apparently flirting with one of the defendants

(Newser) - A judge has dismissed a young woman from the jury hearing the trial of three men in connection with a 2020 plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer after attorneys accused her of flirting with one of the defendants, per the AP . Judge Thomas Wilson announced Friday that the woman...

Michigan Kidnap Plotter Gets Prison, Apologizes to Whitmer

Judge goes light, saying Kaleb Franks 'came clean'

(Newser) - Update: A Michigan man who admitted plotting to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer was sentenced Thursday to four years in prison, given credit by the judge for testifying for the prosecution in two related trials. Kaleb Franks "made the right decision and came clean," US District Judge Robert Jonker...

Lawyer: School Officials Gave Shooter Bag Holding His Gun

They're accused of ignoring repeated red flags from Ethan Crumbley

(Newser) - School officials returned a backpack containing a pistol and magazines to a 15-year-old who would use them hours later to kill four students, alleged a lawyer for the families of two victims who died in the Oxford High School shooting in Michigan last November. They've filed a $100 million...

Michigan Man Killed Wife and Dog. Daughter Blames QAnon

Igor Lanis, 53, had no criminal record, but daughter says he was deep in 'Q rabbit hole'

(Newser) - The daughter of a man who was killed in a shootout with police in Michigan said her father "had been struggling with mental issues after embracing conspiracy theories," according to the Detroit News. Police were called to the Walled Lake community in Oakland County around 4am Sunday, where...

In a Decades-Old Case, a Genetic Genealogy First
In a Decades-Old Case,
a Genetic Genealogy First
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In a Decades-Old Case, a Genetic Genealogy First

Technology identifies victim Stacey Lyn Chahorski and her killer

(Newser) - In March, authorities in Georgia announced they'd used genetic genealogy to identify a murder victim whose name had been unknown for 33 years. Just over five months later, they say they've identified the woman's killer using the same technology. Stacey Lyn Chahorski—whose body was found along...

Michigan Supreme Court Puts Abortion Amendment on Ballot

Elections board had deadlocked along party lines

(Newser) - Voters will decide whether to place abortion rights in the Michigan Constitution, the state Supreme Court declared Thursday, settling the issue a day before the fall ballot must be completed. Abortion rights would be guaranteed if the amendment passes on Nov. 8. A 1931 state law makes it a crime...

Michigan Judge Rules Against 90-Year-Old Abortion Ban

Governor praises decision but expects it to be appealed

(Newser) - A near-total ban on abortions in Michigan was struck down Wednesday when a judge ruled the law violates the state constitution. The law, which makes performing an abortion a felony unless the mother's life is at risk, was approved in 1931 but dormant while Roe v. Wade guaranteed access...

CDC Gives OK to Go to Wendy's Amid E. Coli Outbreak

6 states report illnesses, with most of those sick saying they ate Wendy's meals with romaine lettuce

(Newser) - An E. coli surge in four states has now made its way to an additional two states. The CDC reports that New York and Kentucky have joined the list of states affected by the outbreak, including Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Michigan, the latter of which has seen 58 of the...

4 Cops Charged After Video of Man Beaten in Traffic Stop

Michigan trooper Bram Schroeder accused of punching Vance Martin, while 3 others stood by

(Newser) - Four police officers in Michigan have been charged after prosecutors say a man pulled over for suspected drunk driving was handcuffed, then assaulted by one of the officers, while the others did nothing to stop him. Per a release from Michigan's Department of Attorney General, Bram Schroeder and Zachary...

In Plot to Kidnap Governor, 2 Guilty Verdicts

Adam Fox and Barry Croft Jr. face life in prison over plans to abduct Gretchen Whitmer in Michigan

(Newser) - A jury on Tuesday convicted two men of conspiring to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in 2020, in a plot prosecutors described as a rallying cry for a US civil war by anti-government extremists. The jury also found Adam Fox and Barry Croft Jr. guilty of conspiring to obtain a...

Dozens of Mich. Dogs Die of Mystery Illness

Sickness presents as parvo, but dogs are testing negative

(Newser) - A parvo-like illness is spreading among dogs in Michigan's Otsego County, and of the canines that have gotten it, "we haven’t heard of any that have survived," the director of animal control for the county tells MLive . More than 30 dogs have died of the as-yet-unidentified...

Michigan AG Seeks Special Prosecutor in 2020 Election Case

Her GOP rival is among 9 people involved in alleged effort to gain access to voting machines

(Newser) - The Michigan Attorney General's office is asking that a special prosecutor investigate whether the Republican candidate for state attorney general and others should be charged in connection with an effort to gain access to voting machines after the 2020 election. Attorney General Dana Nessel’s office has asked that...

Michigan GOP Calls Off Primary Watch Party

Man threatened to shoot, burn party's Lansing headquarters

(Newser) - The Michigan Republican Party said it canceled a Tuesday evening primary watch party in Lansing after a man came to the party's headquarters and threatened to shoot up the building and burn it down. Lansing police said officers went to the building Tuesday morning in response to a complaint...

'Bullets Everywhere' as Birthday Party Turns Into Mass Shooting

Suspect was reportedly upset that his driveway was blocked

(Newser) - Partygoers were celebrating a birthday at a Detroit home. Across the street, a neighbor, upset that his driveway was being blocked, was strategically placing 11 weapons around his own home. Then he opened fire, killing two partygoers and injuring six others, including at least one critically, according to Detroit Police,...

She Got Stood Up, Then Sued Her Date
She Got
Stood Up,
Then Sued
Her Date
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She Got Stood Up, Then Sued Her Date

QaShontae Short gets into tiff with judge during virtual hearing

(Newser) - A Michigan woman suing a man for standing her up on a date appeared at a virtual court hearing this week that turned into a shouting match. It "plays like the greatest 10-minute soap opera," TMZ reports. The Zoom hearing began with Judge Herman Marable Jr. asking defendant...

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