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Potato Chip Shooting Case In Court

A preliminary exam is scheduled for today for a Detroit gas station clerk who shot and wounded a man for stealing some potato chips. 27 year old Safaa Marzok has been charged with two counts of assault with intent to murder. Investigators say he was working at the Shell station on West warren at about…

Ex-Board Chair Drops Bid For Top County Post

2 members of the county board of commissioners interviewed several applicants for the job of county executive. The full board meets Friday. The board may appoint a new executive to fill the remainder of the term. Former board chairman David Woodward, who said he was running for county executive, withdrew his name from consideration for…

Vigil For Detroit Policeman

A vigil was  held to remember Fadi Shakour, a Detroit Police officer killed in the line of duty 1 year ago. The vigil was held on the west side. Officer Shakour was working crowd control when he was hit by a car that took off. The family and co-workers gathered in his honor at midnight.…

Patterson Burial Today

The late Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson will be buried today with full military honors in a private ceremony. The public paid their  last respects at the Woodside Bible Church in Troy. The funeral followed. The burial will be private with military honors for Patterson, who served in the U.S. Army. The longtime Oakland…

Ford Acts On Trans Troubles

Owners of some Ford Fiesta and Focus models get a victory in their effort to deal with troublesome transmissions. Ford says warranty coverage will be extended for the cars from the 2014 thru 2016 model years for the dual-clutch transmission. Ford will also reach out to a small group of Fiesta and Focus owners that…

EV’s Held Back By Batteries

By Gene Berdichevsky for CNN Business Perspectives Gene Berdichevsky is the co-founder & CEO of Sila Nanotechnologies. Prior to co-founding Sila, Gene was the seventh employee at Tesla Motors where he served as Principal Engineer on the Roadster battery, leading the development of the world’s first mass-produced, automotive lithium-ion battery system. The opinions expressed in…

OSU Makes ‘The’ Most Unusual Trademark Request

The Ohio State University is attempting to trademark the word “the,” according to an application with the US Patent and Trademark Office. Application No. 88571984 was filed Thursday, and the school seeks to use the word “the” mainly on t-shirts, baseball caps and hats. The application was discovered by Josh Gerben, a trademark lawyer. “This…

Rape Kit Project Update

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy says  her office’s sexual assault kit initiative continues to make progress. The initiative was launched ten years ago with the discovery of evidence in sexual assault cases that had been found abandoned in a Detroit evidence warehouse on August 17th in 2009. The prosecutors office, the Detroit Crime Commission, and…

Services Tomorrow For Patterson

A public viewing is set for today for the the late Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson. It will take place from 3pm until 8pm at Woodside Bible Church at 66-hundred Rochester Road in Troy. There will be a second viewing at the church tomorrow. It will be followed by a 1:30 funeral. The visitation…

Oakland Exec Job Interviews

2 Oakland County commissioners are interviewing applicants to be county executive today.  21 people applied for the job. One of them is the former chairman of the county board, David Woodward. The board has scheduled a meeting Friday, and the board may vote to appoint a new executive. The person would serve out the remainder…

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