Daily Archives: August 5, 2018

Michigan Catholic Newspaper Transitioning to Digital « Detroit News Watch

DETROIT (AP) — The nearly 150-year-old official newspaper for the Archdiocese of Detroit is set to become an online-only publication. Officials said Wednesday that the Michigan Catholic will end after its Aug. 24 issue. Archbishop Allen Vigneron said the archdiocese will launch “a comprehensive digital news website and service” in November. He said the website will aim “to broaden our ...

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Towing Giant Gasper Fiore Gets 21 Months in Prison For Macomb County Corruption « Detroit News Watch

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-area businessman will spend one year and nine months in prison for his role in the bribing of a suburban official for help with a municipal towing contract. RELATED: Macomb Twp. Politician Gets 20 Months in Prison For Corruption Gasper Fiore was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Port Huron for conspiracy to commit bribery. He also ...

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Video Shows Detroit Cop Beating Naked Woman, Officer Suspended « Detroit News Watch

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit police corporal has been suspended after cellphone video emerged showing him beating a naked, unarmed and possibly mentally ill woman inside an emergency room triage unit as another officer and hospital security restrained her. The video shows the male officer punching the woman about a dozen times on Wednesday at Detroit Receiving Hospital. She can ...

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‘Infowars’ Host Alex Jones Skips Hearing In Sandy Hook Lawsuit « Detroit News Watch

Texas (AP) — Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones wasn’t in court Wednesday as his attorneys argued that the “Infowars” host who has called the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting a hoax didn’t defame one victim’s parents who say they’ve been tormented by his followers and forced to move seven times. The hearing included more than a half-hour of an Infowars ...

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