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Detroit man cleared after nearly 30 years in prison

Jan 14, 2020
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  A judge on Monday dismissed the 1991 conviction of a man who spent nearly 30 years in prison for an attack on a Detroit woman in a car.

Gerry Thomas, 62, who was helped by law schools in Michigan and New York, has long maintained his innocence. The conviction integrity unit in the Wayne County prosecutor’s office agreed that his conviction should be set aside.

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  Michigan officials demanded an extensive set of records Monday from Enbridge Inc. in an investigation of the company’s oil pipeline that runs beneath a channel linking two of the Great Lakes.

In a letter to the Canadian company, the state Department of Natural Resources requested documents dating back to 1953, when two 20-inch pipelines were placed across the bottom of the Straits of Mackinac.

They are part of Line 5, which carries crude oil and natural gas liquids used in propane from Superior, Wisconsin, to Sarnia, Ontario. The straits connect Lakes Huron and Michigan.

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  A retired police officer accused of helping his son after he killed and dismembered a woman in western Michigan was convicted Monday of committing perjury and acting as an accessory.

The Kent County jury was deadlocked and couldn't reach a unanimous decision on an additional perjury charge. The results of James Chance's trial emerged a few hours after a judge told struggling jurors to keep working toward a verdict.

Chance's son, Jared Chance, is serving a 100-year prison sentence for killing and dismembering Ashley Young in 2018.

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  The state Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy said an evaluation of the Electro-Plating Services Inc. site will be completed this spring. It will be based on dozens of soil and water samples being taken by the department and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The chrome plating company in Madison Heights was shut down by state regulators in 2016 due to mismanagement of industrial waste. An EPA cleanup removed toxic chemicals and contaminated liquids.

GR Immigrant Community speaks out about the Mississippi ICE raids

Jan 10, 2020
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The arrests took place on Wednesday  in seven sites in six different cities in Mississippi. When Victoria Flores, whose name we have changed to protect her identity, found out that Immigration Customs Enforcement had been involved she sent a text to her husband telling him to watch out for ICE.

“It’s sad because there were lots of people who were just working and taking their kids to school. A lot of kids were left behind waiting for their parents, and what’s going to happen to those kids, and that’s what’s happening in Grand Rapids too.”

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“We are a community that has a lot of diversity and it’s one of the best kept secrets I think for Holland.”

The Holland Museum’s Executive Director, Ricki Levine.  She says it’s important to celebrate Holland’s diversity and the museum will do so in part by looking back at the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

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“Basically, we don’t want you to come to the hospital and visit if you’re feeling ill and have a fever or respiratory symptoms, mainly because we don’t want you to spread those diseases to our vulnerable, in patient population.”

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  An official with Michigan State University Federal Credit Union says 2,300 cards were charged with false transactions to an international televangelist network.

Officials with the Lansing-area credit union say it's unclear who was behind the fraudulent charges to LoveWorld TV.

Each charge was under $100 and will be refunded.

The credit union says it is also issuing new cards to members who were affected.

Chief Marketing Officer Deidre Davis says the credit union's security and fraud management teams are investigating, as are officials from Visa.

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