‘White Boy' Rick Wershe Jr. denied clemency in Florida
Richard Wershe Jr., known as “White Boy Rick,” has been denied clemency by a Florida court. Wershe has been behind bars in Florida since being granted parole by the Michigan Parole Board in 2017. At the time of his parole, he owed 22 months to the state of Florida after credit for time served for a racketeering and conspiracy charge to move stolen cars in the state.
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Some people are using CBD oil to treat their pets who are in pain. Read more.
Two men pleaded guilty to charges in connection with a Detroit demolition program scandal. Learn more.
Two people were charged in a $48 million Livonia pharmacy scheme to make health care claims for dead patients. Read more.
Kentucky bars are being sued for over-serving a driver in a drunk driving crash that killed a Northville family. Learn more.
Detroit boy dies
A 6-year-old Detroit boy who had been battling brain cancer died Sunday. James Baldwin's mother, Lauren Baldwin, shared the news on a GoFundMe page for her son.
Michigan State University
New evidence presented in court Tuesday alleges former Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon was alerted to Larry Nassar's abusive behavior in 2014.
ATV death trial
A jury was selected Tuesday in the new trial against a former Michigan State police trooper accused of firing his Taser at a 15-year-old boy who crashed his ATV and died in Detroit.
This month, Jada Rankin would have turned 18 years old. In October 2016, Rankin was shot and killed outside her grandmother's house by a speeding driver whom her brother had told to slow down.
Since that moment, Rankin's family has worked nonstop to find her killer and keep her memory alive. The Detroit City Council did something Tuesday that will go a very long way to help accomplish that mission.
Health officials are working with schools to protect students against the growing measles outbreak.
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