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Missing Dog Has 'Tale That Hollywood Would Love to Tell'

'Stray' in Michigan was Mehrad Houman's Mishka, who vanished in California in July

(Newser) - A dog missing in California since the summer turned up more than 2,300 miles away in suburban Detroit. Police in Harper Woods, Michigan, responded to a call about a stray dog last week, picked up the terrier mix, and contacted an animal welfare group. The Grosse Pointe Animal Adoption...

Murdered Woman's Sister Shocked by Trump Remarks

Mavi Garcia says he was 'misinforming' people with claim to have spoken to family

(Newser) - At a campaign event in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on Tuesday, Donald Trump described local woman Ruby Garcia as a "beautiful young woman who was savagely murdered by an illegal alien criminal." He added, "When she walked into a room, she lit up that room and I've...

Michigan Drops Nation's Only Paid Surrogacy Ban

New laws protect those using in vitro fertilization, also

(Newser) - Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Monday signed into law bills giving protections to the people of Michigan who want to use paid surrogacy and in vitro fertilization to expand their families. The "package of common sense" also will "ensure LGBTQ-plus parents are treated equally," the Democrat said, per...

They Flew In for NCAA Tourney, Got Accused of Being 'Invaders'

Michigan GOP state Rep. Matt Maddock said college basketball players were 'illegal' immigrants

(Newser) - March Madness' Sweet 16 tourney kicked off Thursday, and four teams traveled this week to Detroit in preparation for their weekend games. A Republican lawmaker in Michigan didn't see them as NCAA basketball players, however, when their planes landed Wednesday night, reports FOX 2 . "Happening right now. Three...

Congressman's Brother Fatally Shot at Family Home

Sheriff says Dan Kildee's brother was shot by family member in Michigan

(Newser) - Timothy Kildee, younger brother of US Rep. Dan Kildee, was fatally shot early Tuesday at his home in Vienna Township, Michigan, authorities say. Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson said Kildee, 57, was shot after a "yelling match'' with a family member believed to be his 27-year-old son, the...

Flying Debris Killed Man a Quarter-Mile From Vape Warehouse Fire

Gas canisters, knives flew up to 2 miles away

(Newser) - The vaping supplies distributor that went up in flames in suburban Detroit on Monday is suspected of illegally storing highly flammable materials, including canisters of butane, which likely contributed to explosions and debris that killed one person a quarter of a mile away. A 19-year-old man was watching the fire...

Dad of Michigan School Shooter Heads to Trial

911 call could be 'powerful evidence' in James Crumbley's manslaughter case

(Newser) - A man who purchased a gun with his son four days before a Michigan school shooting is headed to trial, accused of failing to take steps that could have prevented the teen from killing four students and wounding others. No one says James Crumbley knew what Ethan Crumbley planned to...

Cops Near Detroit Tell Locals: 'Please, Please, Please Stay Inside'

Fire at industrial facility causes explosions that rock suburban Detroit

(Newser) - A fire raging at an industrial facility caused multiple explosions that rocked suburban Detroit on Monday night and sent debris shooting far into the air, prompting police to implore residents to stay inside, the AP reports. The debris fell as far as a mile away, the Clinton Township Police Department...

Justin Amash Looking to Return to Congress

But as a senator this time

(Newser) - Former US Rep. Justin Amash, who left the GOP in 2019 after calling for the impeachment of then-President Donald Trump, announced a Republican bid for Michigan's US Senate seat Thursday, the AP reports. Amash represented Grand Rapids from 2011 to 2021 , and he becomes the third former US representative...

For Biden and Trump, 'Serious Concerns' Out of Michigan

Both see a sizable chunk of voters withholding support

(Newser) - President Biden and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump cruised to lopsided victories in Michigan primaries on Tuesday, but "a glance under the hood of the results reveals serious concerns for both campaigns," per CNN . For Biden, it's a sizable group of Democrats protesting his administration's support...

'Defiant' Haley: Pick Trump and 'We're All Going to Go Down'

As Tuesday's Michigan primary kicks off, Trump's main GOP foe isn't backing down

(Newser) - Nikki Haley may have lost a major donor , but the Republican presidential candidate is heading into Michigan's primary on Tuesday "defiant," even in the face of a "blowout loss" to former President Trump, per the Wall Street Journal . Haley tells the paper she's continuing her...

American Cities With the Best Quality of Life

Ann Arbor, Michigan, tops the list from 'US News'

(Newser) - US News has dropped its annual "best places to live" list, and as far as quality of living goes, Ann Arbor, Michigan, takes the crown. The site notes that Ann Arbor's mix of urban and rural, with a charming Main Street and nearby university, make it "...

Arrest Made Day After Gun Storage Law Takes Effect

Michael Tolbert of Michigan was charged after his 2-year-old daughter shot herself

(Newser) - A Flint, Michigan, man whose 2-year-old daughter accidentally shot herself in the face with his handgun has become the first person to be charged under the state's new safe storage of firearms law. Michael Tolbert's daughter Skye McBride shot herself on Valentine's Day and is still in...

Cops: Man Met Teen Online, Flew to Her Michigan School

21-year-old travelled from Tennessee to small town, police say

(Newser) - A 21-year-old Tennessee man is facing multiple charges for allegedly trying to enroll in a Michigan high school after meeting a 17-year-old student online. Authorities say Kevin Flick was arrested the day before Valentine's Day after he tried to enroll as a student at Mason County Central High School...

Democratic War Critic Urges Message to Biden

Rashida Tlaib calls on constituents to vote 'uncommitted' in Michigan primary over Gaza offensive

(Newser) - A Democratic critic of Israel's offensive in Gaza, and the Biden administration's role in it, wants constituents to send a signal in her state's presidential primary. In a video posted by the Listen to Michigan campaign, Rep. Rashida Tlaib urges Dearborn primary voters to punch "uncommitted"...

Staff Left in 'Absolute Disbelief' at Patron's Tip
Staff Left in 'Absolute
Disbelief' at Patron's Tip

Staff Left in 'Absolute Disbelief' at Patron's Tip

Customer left $10K gratuity on a $32 tab at Michigan restaurant in honor of friend who'd died

(Newser) - A 20% tip on a $32 restaurant tab would come out to about $6.40; a more generous tip of 25% would be closer to $8. One server in a Michigan eatery, however, received a tip that went right off the charts: $10,000, or about 30,835% of the...

Lawmaker Hit for Backing Racist Conspiracy Theory

Michigan State Rep. Josh Schriver, who tweeted about great replacement theory, loses staff

(Newser) - A Republican state lawmaker in Michigan lost his committee assignment and staff Monday, days after posting an image of a racist ideology on social media, per the AP . House Speaker Joe Tate, a Democrat who's Black, said he won't allow the House to be a forum for "...

Jury Begins Deliberations in Unique School Shooter Trial

Jennifer Crumbley, mother of teen gunman, faces prison if convicted of involuntary manslaughter

(Newser) - A Michigan jury began deliberations Monday in a novel trial against a school shooter's mother who could go to prison if convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the deaths of four students in 2021. "You must not let sympathy, bias, or prejudice influence your decision," Oakland County Judge...

Michigan City Boosts Police Presence After WSJ Op-Ed

Column by Steven Stalinsky called Dearborn, Michigan, 'America's jihad capital'

(Newser) - Op-eds are known to occasionally provoke, but after a weekend column in the Wall Street Journal, a Michigan city now says it needs law enforcement to step in. The mayor of Dearborn, Abdullah Hammoud, announced in a Saturday social media post that police would be upping their presence at "...

School Shooter's Mom: I Wish He 'Killed Us Instead'

Jennifer Crumbley takes the stand at her trial

(Newser) - The mother of the Michigan school shooter who killed four of his fellow students at Oxford High School in 2021 took the stand Thursday in her own trial on charges of involuntary manslaughter in those students' deaths. Asked if she wished the mass shooting had never taken place, Jennifer Crumbley...

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