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Flint Gun Violence

Tuesday, 19 August 2014 by

Flint police officers were dispatched to an apartment complex around 9 p.m. on Monday after 911 calls reported hearing gun shots. Inside the Atherton East Apartments, a man who was shot died shortly after the officers arrived. No witnesses have yet to come forward, and the investigation remains ongoing. If you have any details about

Scott Goodwin (pictured), the new president of the Michigan Association for Justice, at Law Day 2014. In case you haven’t heard, our own Scott Goodwin began his one-year term as the president of the Michigan Association for Justice on July 1, 2014. Now he’s making headlines, one of which was on, where he was

Michigan Train Accidents

Monday, 05 May 2014 by

Did you know that Michigan has over 3,600 miles of train tracks within its borders? These tracks carry goods valued at over $42 billion annually. Whether or not you knew this, there are a lot of trains traveling through Michigan. More recently, Michigan’s Detroit light rail initiative, M-1, kicked into full swing. M-1 is a

The numbers are tragic: estimates are that 3,000 young children have reportedly been abused in Genesee County, Michigan. Just within the last 3 years, abusive parents have killed at least 21 children. I found this story online and felt compelled to inform our audience. Child abuse is on the rise in this country. While this

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General Motors installed defective ignition switches in over 2.6 million of its cars. Wondering how much an ignition switch even costs? Just more than half of a dollar: 57 cents. Don’t let the small price of the problem fool you, this is a serious recall; there have already been 13 deaths on account of the

Digging around looking for April Fools’ Day material I found this criminal case; it’s a textbook example of what not to do on a day like today: April 7, 1970, [the] defendant entered the grocery store where she worked. He produced a toy handgun and stated, ‘This is a hold-up’. [The cashier] gave him the folding

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Cisco, a computer networking company out of California, is spending $655 million to fix defective networking equipment that’s been used in their products for almost 10 years. According to Curtis Hill, Cisco’s VP of Technical Services: “The majority of Cisco products using these components are experiencing field failure rates below expected levels. Recently, however, a

Last weekend’s ice storm will have many people in Southwest Michigan without power until Christmas. The ice storm brought down power lines and trees, making for harsh road conditions. Sidewalks were also filled with snow and ice. Did you know the Michigan legislature has enabled counties to adopt statutes requiring property owners to remove snow

Washtenaw County News

Thursday, 12 December 2013 by

In Washtenaw County, a lawsuit was filed on behalf of seven minor prisoners (all of whom were unnamed because of their ages). The allegations were that of sexual abuse claims and physical assaults. The suit was filed in the Washtenaw County Trial Court and it named numerous officials as defendants: Governor Rick Snyder and the

Saginaw is getting a New Snowplow

Monday, 09 December 2013 by

Check out the photo of Saginaw’s new TowPLow. This tandem style snowplow provides increased production, less fuel, and capital investment costs. According to TowPLow, their mission “is about improving snow removal services to maintain traffic speeds and volume, while reducing labor and fuel in the 21st century.” How will this affect you and your commute?