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Another UAW Plea Expected; Dissidents Cite Gains

UAW dissidents say they have the support of 6 UAW locals in their effort to remove union president Gary Jones. The dissidents are trying to use articles in the UAW constitution to kick Jones out of the union, amid the investigation into union and auto industry financial wrongdoing. Jones is on paid leave. The dissidents…

Adoption Scammer Faces Jail

She admitted she scammed parents who wanted to adopt a child and is scheduled to be sentenced today. Tara Lee of New Haven is facing prison. Although she was not licensed to arrange adoptions, prosecutors say she managed to collect more than 260-thousand dollars by arranging phony adoptions. She admitted in one case of telling…

Police Look For DNA Matches

State Police are on hand at Warren City Hall to take or arrange DNA samples from people who may have a missing person case in their family. Authorities say at least 315 bodies in Michigan are unidentified. Police would like to I-D these remains, and hope to find DNA matches. The missing person event will…

‘Hello, Dolly’ Opening Postponed

You won’t be able to say hello to Dolly tonight. The opening night performance of “Hello, Dolly!” at the Fisher Theatre was canceled because of a mechanical issue with one of the production’s semi trucks. The theatre says people who have tickets can exchange them at the Fisher Theatre box office. Ticket holders  who can’t…

Russia Court Action For Novi Man

Paul Whelan’s lawyers are in the Moscow city court today appealing his imprisonment in Russia. Whelan is the Novi man charged with being a spy. Whelan’s brother David thinks Russia will “see what they can get from the United States in exchange for him.’ Whelan was visited by Canadian officials last week. Whelan has been…

Deer Hunter Shooting Probed

POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING AFTER A MAN SHOT HIS BROTHER AFTER TELLING POLICE HE MISTOOK HIM FOR A DEER IN BOSTON TOWNSHIP. 29 YEAR OLD DAVID FRON SHOT HIS BROTHER MARCUS, 28, ON SATURDAY. DAVID SAYS HE THOUGHT HE SAW A DEER AND FIRED STRIKING HIS BROTHER. THE BROTHER IS EXPECTED TO MAKE A FULL RECOVERY.

2 Monroe Cops Shot

Two Monroe police officers were shot and wounded in a shootout with a tenant at an apartment complex. Monroe police Chief Charles McCormick says a worker who was doing work at the Washington Arms apartment complex was approached by a tenant who had a gun in a holster. McCormick said they got into a fight.…

Transit Push Coming For Metro Tax

Another attempt to get taxpayers to support expanded public transit is being organized in Metro Detroit. Previous efforts have flopped. A ballot proposal will ask voters in Wayne, Oakland, and Washtenaw counties to approve a tax hike. The plan would pay for an expansion of current transit authorities, like D-DOT, SMART and the Ann Arbor…

Ford Aims At Tesla With New Mustang

Ford unveiled its new all-electric Mustang Mach-E crossover SUV. With its emphasis on affordability and performance, the newest member of the Mustang family appears to be a pointed attempt by Ford to take on Tesla. One thing that Ford has apparently learned from Tesla is that boring electric vehicles don’t sell. The Mustang Mach-E GT…

New North America Trade Deal Coming

Movement is speeding up on a deal to replace NAFTA. Congressional Democrats and the White House are on the verge of agreeing on final details of a new trade pact. The US-Mexico-Canada Agreement will replace NAFTA, but it must be passed by lawmakers in all 3 countries. Mexico has approved it. Canada is waiting for…

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