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Detroit Teen Charged in Instagram Shooting « Detroit News Watch

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit man is charged in the fatal shooting of his 18-year-old friend that was livestreamed on Instagram. The Wayne County prosecutor’s office says 18-year-old Dawone Cook is expected to be arraigned Friday on a misdemeanor charge of careless discharge of a firearm causing injury or death. Prosecutors say the men were posting live video on social ...

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Michigan Humane Society Seeking Charges for Abuser Who Amputated Dog’s Leg « Detroit News Watch

(Detroit News Watch) – The Michigan Humane Society is seeking animal cruelty charges for those responsible for amputating a dog’s leg with garden shears in an at-home procedure. According to the Michigan Humane Society, the incident happened before noon Wednesday morning in the area of Holbrook Avenue and Conant Street in Hamtramck. A concerned citizen reported the injured dog to ...

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A 27-Year Old Man Who Hacked County Computers Gets 7 Years in Prison « Detroit News Watch

ANN ARBOR (AP) — A man who hijacked Washtenaw County’s computer system and even altered jail records has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison. Prosecutors say Konrads Voits has “extraordinary talents,” but he used them to “spend countless hours” trying to hack into local government computers in 2017. He appeared in court Thursday. Washtenaw spent more than $230,000 ...

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Michigan Recreational Marijuana Legalization Approved for November Ballot « Detroit News Watch

LANSING (AP) — The Latest on Michigan ballot initiatives: 10:25 a.m. Michigan’s elections board says organizers of a ballot drive to legalize marijuana for recreation use collected enough signatures to qualify for the November ballot. The Board of State Canvassers’ ruling Thursday means the measure will first go to the Republican-led Legislature. Lawmakers could enact it or let it proceed ...

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Sergeant Suspended During FBI Scrutiny –  Deadline Detroit

The Detroit Police Department has had a run of embarrassments in the past year, including a one-year prison term for a former deputy chief for taking about $4,000 in bribes from a towing company. Now, come this:  An unnamed Detroit police sergeant is suspended with pay amid an FBI investigation into allegations she sold information from traffic ...

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