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Mystery Gold Coin Donor Does It Again

A mystery donor dropped a coin worth $1,300 into a Red Kettle at a  Kroger store. The Salvation Army’s benefactor  dropped a 1980 South African gold Krugerrand into a red kettle at the Kroger  on Marter in St. Clair Shores. Since 2013 someone has deposited a Krugerrand into the red bucket  at the same location.

Guilty Driver Must Honor Dogs Of Victim

A distracted driver who caused a fatal wreck in west Michigan must do community service in honor of the victim’s love of her dogs. Rhonda Vandermyde was adjusting the air conditioning in her truck and didn’t see the vehicles stopped for a red light. She slammed into an SUV and killed the woman who was…

Cops Make Arrest For Shootings

Detroit Police have arrested a 29-year-old man for a series of shootings in the area of Joy and Dexter for five months. Police spotted the suspect running from a shooting scene Wednesday. Police said the suspect threw away a handgun as he was running and he was also armed with an AR-15. At least seven…

Apartment Bribery Case In Court

A former Detroit apartment manager is scheduled to be sentenced today on bribery charges. 41 year old Lucresha Frank of Pontiac was the manager of the Colony Arms Apartments in 2013. Prosecutors say she took bribes from poor people, including a homeless mother, in exchange for moving them up on a lengthy waiting list for…

Ford, VW Talk Partnership

Volkswagen’s CEO says the German automaker was building an alliance with Ford Motor Co. and that they might use Ford plants to build cars. Bill Ford, executive chairman of Ford, says the talks were going “ well” and that “the culture fit is good.” The automakers have said previously they are talking about collaborations. The…

Toner Sickens Workers

Toner is supposed to be in the printer, not in the air. Printer toner sent 23 people to hospitals at Domino Farms in Ann Arbor Twp. People had trouble breathing. A package was delivered to a University of Michigan facility at Domino’s Farms. They say printer ink was all over the package from another item.…

Fire Guts Bowling Center

One of the largest bowling centers in the region was destroyed by a huge fire. It destroyed the Nortel Lanes on Telegraph in Monroe. No one was hurt. The blaze  may have started in the kitchen of the bowling alley. An investigation is underway. Nortel Lanes has been in business since 1961 and was a…

Barra Goes To Washington

General Motors chief executive Mary Barra is heading to hostile territory: Capitol Hill. The automaker’s plans to close four US plants has turned GM into “the most thoroughly disliked company in Washington, DC, right now,” Debbie Dingell, a Democratic member of the House from Michigan, said last week. Barra will aim to change that in…

Ex-MSU Player To Be Sentenced

A former MSU football player is scheduled to be sentenced today on a sexual assault charge. 21 year old Auston Robertson was accused of raping a 20 year old woman last year in her Meridian Township apartment. However, in a plea deal, he was allowed to plead guilty to a lesser charge of assault. The…

Psyche Hospital Finally Leveled; More Work Planned

An 8-story eyesore in northwest Wayne County is no more. The long-vacant and decaying Northville Psychiatric Hospital is now just a pile of rubble. Demolition of the facility was completed last week. The 252-thousand square foot facility on seven mile in Northville township opened in 1952 and was closed by the state in 2003. The…

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