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You've Heard All About the 'Roof Ninja.' Now Meet Her

Footage released of unusual encounter in Michigan between cops, woman living in sign on store's roof

(Newser) - A woman who said she'd lived in a sign perched atop a Michigan grocery store for about a year is no longer living there after being busted by cops last month, but her first contact with the law was caught on video and is now circulating, reports MLive.com...

50 People Trapped Inside FedEx Facility After Michigan Tornadoes

All were eventually evacuated, with no serious injuries reported

(Newser) - As many as 50 people were trapped inside a FedEx facility in Portage, Michigan, after tornadoes hit the area Tuesday night and the building partially collapsed. Everyone eventually made it out, and no serious injuries were reported, though the facility itself was severely damaged, WWMT reports. Officials believe two tornadoes...

Unexpected Senate Race in Michigan Has Huge Stakes

Stabenow's retirement sets up a likely race between Elissa Slotkin and Mike Rogers

(Newser) - The AP takes a look at the Senate race unfolding in all-important Michigan in the wake of Democratic incumbent Debbie Stabenow's surprise decision to retire .
  • Democrats: Rep. Elissa Slotkin quickly emerged as her party's top choice.
  • Republicans: It took Michigan Republicans longer to find their frontrunner. Buffeted by

In One Day's Time, 'Back-to-Back Child Drownings'

Boy, 7, drowns in Michigan's Flint River, then girl, 6, goes missing after falling in river the next day

(Newser) - A double tragedy in Michigan over the weekend, with one child dead after falling into the Flint River, then another gone missing in the same river the very next day. "We had back-to-back child drownings within 24 hours on the same river, two different parts of the city, and...

Sheriff: Siblings Killed When Woman Crashes Into Kids' Party
Woman Charged With
Murder in Kids' Party Crash

Woman Charged With Murder in Kids' Party Crash

The allegedly intoxicated woman drove into a building at Swan Boat Club in Michigan

(Newser) - A 66-year-old Michigan woman faces charges including two counts of second-degree murder in connection with a crash that killed an 8-year-old girl and her 4-year-old brother at a birthday party on Saturday. Marshella Chidester has also been charged with two counts of operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing death and...

Missing Dog Has 'Tale That Hollywood Would Love to Tell'

'Stray' in Michigan was Mehrad Houman's Mishka, who vanished in California in July

(Newser) - A dog missing in California since the summer turned up more than 2,300 miles away in suburban Detroit. Police in Harper Woods, Michigan, responded to a call about a stray dog last week, picked up the terrier mix, and contacted an animal welfare group. The Grosse Pointe Animal Adoption...

Murdered Woman's Sister Shocked by Trump Remarks

Mavi Garcia says he was 'misinforming' people with claim to have spoken to family

(Newser) - At a campaign event in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on Tuesday, Donald Trump described local woman Ruby Garcia as a "beautiful young woman who was savagely murdered by an illegal alien criminal." He added, "When she walked into a room, she lit up that room and I've...

Michigan Drops Nation's Only Paid Surrogacy Ban

New laws protect those using in vitro fertilization, also

(Newser) - Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Monday signed into law bills giving protections to the people of Michigan who want to use paid surrogacy and in vitro fertilization to expand their families. The "package of common sense" also will "ensure LGBTQ-plus parents are treated equally," the Democrat said, per...

They Flew In for NCAA Tourney, Got Accused of Being 'Invaders'

Michigan GOP state Rep. Matt Maddock said college basketball players were 'illegal' immigrants

(Newser) - March Madness' Sweet 16 tourney kicked off Thursday, and four teams traveled this week to Detroit in preparation for their weekend games. A Republican lawmaker in Michigan didn't see them as NCAA basketball players, however, when their planes landed Wednesday night, reports FOX 2 . "Happening right now. Three...

Congressman's Brother Fatally Shot at Family Home

Sheriff says Dan Kildee's brother was shot by family member in Michigan

(Newser) - Timothy Kildee, younger brother of US Rep. Dan Kildee, was fatally shot early Tuesday at his home in Vienna Township, Michigan, authorities say. Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson said Kildee, 57, was shot after a "yelling match'' with a family member believed to be his 27-year-old son, the...

Flying Debris Killed Man a Quarter-Mile From Vape Warehouse Fire

Gas canisters, knives flew up to 2 miles away

(Newser) - The vaping supplies distributor that went up in flames in suburban Detroit on Monday is suspected of illegally storing highly flammable materials, including canisters of butane, which likely contributed to explosions and debris that killed one person a quarter of a mile away. A 19-year-old man was watching the fire...

Dad of Michigan School Shooter Heads to Trial

911 call could be 'powerful evidence' in James Crumbley's manslaughter case

(Newser) - A man who purchased a gun with his son four days before a Michigan school shooting is headed to trial, accused of failing to take steps that could have prevented the teen from killing four students and wounding others. No one says James Crumbley knew what Ethan Crumbley planned to...

Cops Near Detroit Tell Locals: 'Please, Please, Please Stay Inside'

Fire at industrial facility causes explosions that rock suburban Detroit

(Newser) - A fire raging at an industrial facility caused multiple explosions that rocked suburban Detroit on Monday night and sent debris shooting far into the air, prompting police to implore residents to stay inside, the AP reports. The debris fell as far as a mile away, the Clinton Township Police Department...

Justin Amash Looking to Return to Congress

But as a senator this time

(Newser) - Former US Rep. Justin Amash, who left the GOP in 2019 after calling for the impeachment of then-President Donald Trump, announced a Republican bid for Michigan's US Senate seat Thursday, the AP reports. Amash represented Grand Rapids from 2011 to 2021 , and he becomes the third former US representative...

For Biden and Trump, 'Serious Concerns' Out of Michigan

Both see a sizable chunk of voters withholding support

(Newser) - President Biden and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump cruised to lopsided victories in Michigan primaries on Tuesday, but "a glance under the hood of the results reveals serious concerns for both campaigns," per CNN . For Biden, it's a sizable group of Democrats protesting his administration's support...

'Defiant' Haley: Pick Trump and 'We're All Going to Go Down'

As Tuesday's Michigan primary kicks off, Trump's main GOP foe isn't backing down

(Newser) - Nikki Haley may have lost a major donor , but the Republican presidential candidate is heading into Michigan's primary on Tuesday "defiant," even in the face of a "blowout loss" to former President Trump, per the Wall Street Journal . Haley tells the paper she's continuing her...

American Cities With the Best Quality of Life

Ann Arbor, Michigan, tops the list from 'US News'

(Newser) - US News has dropped its annual "best places to live" list, and as far as quality of living goes, Ann Arbor, Michigan, takes the crown. The site notes that Ann Arbor's mix of urban and rural, with a charming Main Street and nearby university, make it "...

Arrest Made Day After Gun Storage Law Takes Effect

Michael Tolbert of Michigan was charged after his 2-year-old daughter shot herself

(Newser) - A Flint, Michigan, man whose 2-year-old daughter accidentally shot herself in the face with his handgun has become the first person to be charged under the state's new safe storage of firearms law. Michael Tolbert's daughter Skye McBride shot herself on Valentine's Day and is still in...

Cops: Man Met Teen Online, Flew to Her Michigan School

21-year-old travelled from Tennessee to small town, police say

(Newser) - A 21-year-old Tennessee man is facing multiple charges for allegedly trying to enroll in a Michigan high school after meeting a 17-year-old student online. Authorities say Kevin Flick was arrested the day before Valentine's Day after he tried to enroll as a student at Mason County Central High School...

Democratic War Critic Urges Message to Biden

Rashida Tlaib calls on constituents to vote 'uncommitted' in Michigan primary over Gaza offensive

(Newser) - A Democratic critic of Israel's offensive in Gaza, and the Biden administration's role in it, wants constituents to send a signal in her state's presidential primary. In a video posted by the Listen to Michigan campaign, Rep. Rashida Tlaib urges Dearborn primary voters to punch "uncommitted"...

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