Ed White

Man, 90, gets 3-year prison sentence for drugs

A 90-year-old Indiana man who hauled more than a ton of cocaine into Michigan for a Mexican drug cartel has been sentenced to three years in prison on his birthday. Read more

Judge rules for newspaper in mug shot dispute case

A federal judge has ordered the government to turn over mug shots of criminal defendants to the Detroit Free Press. Read more

Mich. governor to testify about Detroit bankruptcy

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder will take questions under oath Wednesday as labor unions and other creditors in Detroit's bankruptcy try to understand why he signed off on the largest public filing in U.S. history. Read more

Detroit man gets probation in theft of dad's body

DETROIT - A man who authorities say stole his father's body from a Detroit cemetery with the hope of bringing him back to life has been sentenced to probation. Read more

Mich. ban on domestic partner benefits blocked

DETROIT — A federal judge on Friday blocked Michigan's ban on domestic partner benefits for employees who work for public schools or local governments, saying state lawmakers simply wanted to punish gays and lesbians. Read more

Democratic platform committee backs gay marriage

DETROIT - The national Democratic Party's platform committee endorsed gay marriage Saturday for the first time and called for the repeal of a federal law that recognizes marriage as between a man and a woman. Read more

Man arrested in deaths, dismemberment of couple

ALLEN PARK, Mich. — A 39-year-old man was in custody Friday in connection with the deaths of a Detroit-area couple who were fatally shot, dismembered and discovered miles away in and near the Detroit River, police said.

Court ruling offers inmates rare chance at freedom

DETROIT — The Supreme Court ruling that banned states from imposing mandatory life sentences on juveniles offers an unexpected chance at freedom to more than 2,000 inmates who had almost no hope they would ever get out. Read more

Man charged with moving bodies of 4 Detroit women

DETROIT — Four women were killed outside of Detroit but their bodies were abandoned inside cars that were left in the city, authorities said Saturday as they filed the first charges since the victims were discovered more than four months ago. Read more


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