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Man gets life in prison for killing news anchor, attacking his family
A Detroit-area man has been sentenced to life in prison for the brutal killing of radio news anchor Jim Matthews and attack on the anchor's family.Macomb County Circuit Court Judge James Biernat called Arthur Williamson the "embodiment of evil" Thursday during sentencing in Mount Clemens, according to WWJ-AM."The only thing that's amazing is you didn't kill all of them," Biernat said.Williamson of Pontiac pleaded no contest in April to first-degree murder, assault with intent to murder and unlawful imprisonment. A no-contest plea is not an admission of guilt but is used as such at sentencing.Matthews, a WWJ-AM overnight anchor, was...
Troy man getting out of shower is confronted by stranger in his home; Suspect fleeing on bike is arrested
A suspect from Highland Park is behind bars in Oakland County after it’s alleged he entered a private home uninvited, and robbed the resident.
Man pulled over for going 104 mph on I-75 in Troy speeds away from traffic stop, found trying to hide in carpool lot
A man is awaiting possible charges for speeding away from a traffic stop after he was caught going over 100 mph in Troy over Memorial Day weekend.
3 Michigan women charged in million-dollar identity theft ring
(CBS DETROIT) - Three women from Michigan were charged in connection with an identity theft ring totaling more than $1 million.Police arrested Breanna Faye Johnson, 25, of Pinconning, Samantha Grace-Alberta Parker, 32, and Danielle Lynn Courtney, 51, both of Westland.According to the Warren Police Department, an investigation launched by Warren Police Department's fraud unit identified 14 incidents with similar theft methods in October 2022. Nine of those incidents were in Warren.Investigators say the women allegedly obtained victims' cell phone accounts to get their personal information and used the data to create fake accounts, including food delivery services, bank accounts and ride-share services.Police arrested the three women over several months. Johnson received a $10,000 bond, Parker received a $100,000 bond, and Courtney received a $200,000."This case shows the true tenacity and skill of our investigators, cracking a high-tech and high-value theft ring. I commend them for their efforts, and am grateful to the Macomb County Prosecutor's Office and 37th District Court for issuing appropriate charges and high bonds in this case," said Warren Commissioner William Dwyer.
Police find 'numerous large cans of whipped cream propellant' in Sterling Heights man's car after arresting him for running red light, hitting patrol car
A Sterling Heights man is in trouble with the law after Troy police caught him speeding through a red light while allegedly high on nitrous oxide.
Summer Gasoline Rules in Effect Throughout Southeast Michigan
Ozone monitoring has returned to eight counties in Southeast Michigan as extra measures are implemented to lower smog levels in the area. And the state has measures in place to make sure gas stations are selling the correct fuel. Taking effect on June 1, 2023, Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland,...
Suspected serial rape suspect arrested in Warren
A suspected serial rapist is off this street this morning following a dramatic arrest in Warren. The terrifying case involves at least two victims and now police want to know if there are more.
I-75 closing in northern Oakland County this weekend for bridge demolition
Drivers heading north along I-75 in Oakland County will have to find a new route this weekend. I-75 will close in both directions between US-24 to Saginaw Rd. at the Oakland-Genesee County border.
Somerset Mall set for summer makeover, bringing new entrance, outdoor dining and more
Officials with the Somerset Collection say construction will begin this summer as they “reimagine the guest experience” at the mall in Troy with a new entrance and outdoor fine dining.
Michigan football visited Farmington Hills Holocaust museum in April
In a low-key, unadvertised visit, the Michigan football team made good on its promise to a school regent and toured a holocaust museum in mid-April ahead of its week-long trip to the northeast. Jim Harbaugh’s team went to the Zekelman Holocaust Center in Farmington Hills for a day in April,...
Students construct and deliver house by truck, providing affordable housing for low-income families
We have the power to continually enhance the lives of others. Every endeavor contributes to creating a more compassionate world, and this is a sentiment deeply ingrained in the students at Oakland Schools Technical Campus-Northeast. Speaking of proactive measures, Pedro Rivera and his friends recently constructed a house dedicated to providing affordable housing. Remarkably, they even transported the house using a truck, demonstrating their commitment to delivering tangible solutions.
Oakland County Residents Targeted in Phone Scam
The Office of Sheriff Mike Bouchard has issued a notice for Oakland County residents after receiving reports of a phone scam. Here is the posted advisory from Tuesday, May 30th to Oakland County residents:. Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard has three words of advice for residents who have received phone...
Soaring heat prompts some Metro Detroit schools to dismiss students early, cancel classes
As temperatures continue to climb into the near 90s on Friday, school districts in and around Detroit will be letting students out early before the heat settles in.
26 Mile Road in Lenox Township, Michigan to Close for Two Weeks for Bridge Work and Other Improvements
Starting on June 5 at 5 a.m., 26 Mile Road in Lenox Township, Michigan will be closed over I-94 for around 15 days for guardrail replacement, deck patching, concrete curing, and other improvements.
Oakland County woman pleads guilty to tax fraud
Lori Bradford, 55, of Oakland County, has pled guilty to 10 felonies stemming from her preparation of false tax returns for clients and providing false supporting documents to the Department of Treasury, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced. Bradford pled guilty as a 4-time habitual offender to the following 10...
Michigan man allegedly kills half-sister over business dispute
A Michigan man is being charged with second degree murder after he allegedly shot his half-sister over a business dispute, according to officials.
Clinton Twp. mother charged with manslaughter after son left apartment, froze to death in nearby park in January
A Macomb County mother has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with the death of her 5-year-old son, who froze to death back in January.
Michigan racing team debuting at Detroit Grand Prix
(CBS DETROIT) - "For me, it's surreal and my partner as well. It is completely surreal to be here and there's such hometown pride here," said Brian Makse, co-founder of Thaze Competition Racing Team.Thaze Competition is the hometown team for this year's Grand Prix in Detroit. Makse said the newly formed racing team is based out of Birmingham, Michigan, and was founded with his partner Faisal Ahmad. The two raced amateur together and decided to form Thaze Competition roughly 13 months ago. With their debut approaching on Saturday, the team is excited to test all their research and labor on the...
I-696 Bridge Repair Prompts Overnight Closure in Macomb County
Westbound I-696 in Macomb County, Michigan, will be closed for bridge repair between M-53 and Mound Road overnight on June 3. The closure will be in place from 8 p.m. on Saturday to 8 a.m. on Sunday.
Macomb County prosecutor’s top deputy accused of breaking state law over fundraising for wife, 2 judges
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