Daily Archives: March 6, 2019

Caregiver Who Kidnapped 1-Year-Old Enters Plea – Detroit News Watch

GRAND RAPIDS (AP) — A caregiver who triggered an Amber Alert after authorities say she took a 1-year-old child to another city without permission is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty in the case. Twenty-year-old Iyesha Gibbs is scheduled to be given her punishment April 4 after entering the plea this week to a charge of kidnapping-child enticement in Kent County ...

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Gov. Whitmer Set To Outline Gas Tax Hike, Other Budget Proposals – Detroit News Watch

LANSING (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is poised to propose a 45-cents-a-gallon gasoline tax increase to improve Michigan roads and bridges that she says will deteriorate further without a major influx of new spending. The Democrat will propose her first budget Tuesday at a hearing with lawmakers. She is expected to propose offsetting a portion of the tax hike with ...

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Police Believe a Dearborn Heights Man Purposefully Burnt Property Owned By Middle Eastern Descent – Detroit News Watch

DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) — Authorities have accused a Detroit-area man of setting fires that targeted people of Middle Eastern descent. (Credit: StockphotosLV/ Shutterstock.com) Thirty-five-year-old Nicholas Diedo of Dearborn Heights has been charged with maliciously destroying a building used in interstate commerce by means of fire. Federal investigators allege two of the fires were at a strip mall in Inkster ...

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Roger Penske Still Captain Of Motorsports – Detroit News Watch

Somewhat overshadowed by the stifling scrutiny of NASCAR’s new rules package was another Team Penske victory. Joey Logano held off teammate Brad Keselowski’s last-lap push to win at Las Vegas Motor Speedway — the fourth victory for a Roger Penske car in seven days. LAS VEGAS, NV – MARCH 03: Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Pennzoil Ford, crosses the ...

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60-Year-Old Man Charged After Body Found Days After Stabbing – Detroit News Watch

BENTON HARBOR (AP) — A 60-year-old man has been charged with murder after police in southwestern Michigan say they found his roommate’s body in a basement four to five days after he was fatally stabbed. Benton Harbor police located 57-year-old Sylvester Booth’s body early Saturday. His roommate was arrested and the Berrien County prosecutor’s office says Jerry Lee Osler was ...

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Detroit Man Gets 4½-15 Years in Wayne County Deputy’s Hit-and-Run Death – Detroit News Watch

DETROIT (AP) – A Detroit man has been sentenced to 4½-15 years in prison for a hit-and-run crash that killed a Wayne County sheriff’s deputy. (Credit: Jaromir Chalabala) Forty-seven-year-old Desmond Robinson learned his punishment Tuesday for the Aug. 14 crash that killed Sgt. Lee Smith. Robinson pleaded guilty to reckless driving causing death, failure to stop at the scene of ...

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Jets Should Be Major Players In Market – Detroit News Watch

(CBS Local/CBS New York) The NFL’s new league year begins on Wednesday, March 13th, and teams can begin officially signing free agents at that point. (They can negotiate beginning on March 11th.) As with every year, there are some big names hitting the market. So over the next few weeks, we’ll be looking at the top free agents available at ...

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