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Michigan Man Found Guilty in Slaying, Victim’s Body Dismembered « Detroit News Watch

MUSKEGON (AP) — A western Michigan man has been found guilty of second-degree murder in the slaying of another man whose dismembered body was found in a national forest by duck hunters. A judge in Muskegon announced the verdict Wednesday for 29-year-old Anthony Blamer of Fremont following a bench trial last week. Blamer testified that he shot 24-year-old D’Anthony Keenan ...

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Dozens Rescued From Small Island Amid Lake Superior Waves « Detroit News Watch

MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP (AP) — Authorities say they rescued dozens of people from a small island off of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula after weather kicked up waves in Lake Superior. The Marquette County sheriff’s office says deputies responded Tuesday night to a call that several hikers were stranded on Little Presque Isle. WLUC-TV reports they spotted a large number of people on ...

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Bill Schuette’s Unprecedented Crusade Against Voters’ Rights –  Deadline Detroit

The writer was a 52nd District Court judge in Novi and assistant state attorney general.  He’s chief financial officer of the Justice Speakers Institute and a Deadline Detroit contributor. By Brian MacKenzie Since gerrymandering benefits political insiders, as I pointed out in a recent column, it should come as no surprise that Citizen’s Protecting Michigan’s Constitution (CPMC) challenged ...

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Walmart Will Chauffeur Shoppers in Self-Driving Waymo Cars « Detroit News Watch

(CNN Money) — Walmart shoppers in Chandler, Arizona will glimpse the future of transportation later this week when the mega-retailer starts chauffeuring customers in Waymo’s autonomous cars. An exclusive group of customers who place grocery orders through Walmart.com will catch a ride from their home to the store in one of Waymo’s self-driving Chrysler Pacifica vans. They won’t even have ...

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Nassar Assaulted in Prison, Blames Judge « Detroit News Watch

MICHIGAN — Not even six months into his sentence at a high-security federal prison, inmates have reportedly assaulted Larry Nassar, which may cause him to be moved to another facility, according to reports. According to court documents filed Tuesday by Nassar’s attorney in Ingham County Circuit Court seeking to appeal his sentence, he was assaulted within hours of being released ...

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