Murder charge filed in death of transgender woman
DETROIT (AP) — Authorities say the transgender status of a woman played a role in her fatal shooting in Detroit.
Albert Weathers of Sterling Heights was charged Monday with murder in the death of Kelly Stough, who was found dead on a Detroit street Friday.
The Wayne County prosecutor's office says evidence about how Stough's transgender status had a role will be presented in court. Spokeswoman Maria Miller declined further comment. A message seeking comment was left with Weathers' lawyer.
Investigators at the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office are processing the last of the more than 11,000 rape kits found in an abandoned Detroit police facility nearly a decade ago.
Just over 600 kits remain from a batch of rape kits discovered at an abandoned Detroit police facility in 2009.
Murder charges have been dropped against a Detroit man charged in connection with the death of a 57-year-old woman who was seen in a viral video being dragged and left on a sidewalk in broad daylight last week.
Homicide charges against Rudolph Lawton Henderson, 43, were dropped by 36th District Court Judge Lydia Nance Adams earlier this week.
Criminal charges were dismissed Friday against a Detroit mom who "snapped" and fled to a psychiatric clinic before her toddler son was found dead in her bed nearly two years ago.
Judge William McConico, of 36th District Court in Detroit, found Deanna Shanta Minor again incompetent to stand trial in the death of her 3-year-old son Aaron.
Stamford couple’s chips startup tastes early success
STAMFORD — For many years, Bruce and Maria Miller have helped a long list of clients develop and advertise their products. Now they have another big project that requires some expertise: their own company.
6 years later, no sentence in Detroit manslaughter case
DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit man who pleaded no contest to manslaughter still hasn't been sentenced — six years after his conviction.
The Wayne County prosecutor's office "lost track of the case," especially after a prosecutor resigned and Leroy Moon had health problems, spokeswoman Maria Miller told The Detroit News .
Nearly nine years ago, Leroy Moon shot Shawn Johnson to death after discovering the 36-year-old school janitor urinating outside his fish market on Detroit's east side.
Moon was convicted of the February 2009 slaying in December 2011, but six years later has yet to be sentenced after the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office "lost track of the case," according to a department spokeswoman. During that time, he has been a free man.
This story has been updated to correctly identify Dearborn Police Cpl. James Wade.
Nearly four months after 15-year-old Damon Grimes died following a state police chase that ended when a trooper stunned the youth with a Taser, two investigations into the case still are ongoing.
The delay has put on hold a lawsuit against the troopers involved in the Aug. 26 incident, prompting a federal judge to ask what's taking so long.
CLINTON -- The Capt. John Joslin, Jr. Chapter of National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will meet Saturday, Dec. 9, at 12:30 p.m., in Clinton Presbyterian Church, 169 Chestnut St.
The program will be presented by Gail White Usher on "Finding a Voice in the 19th Century." The presentation explores traditional women's roles and looks at some of these "determined individuals" through their own words and actions.
DETROIT (AP) — A man accused of setting a Detroit apartment fire that killed five people has been ruled incompetent to stand trial.
The Wayne County prosecutor's office confirmed Tuesday that a judge made the determination in the case of Henry Johnson this month. It followed a competency examination about whether he understood the charges against him.
Detroit man charged in son’s shooting by brother
DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit man has been charged in connection with the shooting of one of his sons by another.
Authorities said Monday they have charged Kong Kue with second-degree child abuse and is expected to be arraigned on Tuesday. Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy's spokeswoman Maria Miller said her office has not been contacted by an attorney representing Kue.
DETROIT (AP) — A second backlog of more than 500 untested Detroit rape kits languished in storage for years after more than 11,000 other unprocessed evidence packages were discovered in a warehouse in 2009, prosecutors say.
Woman dragged from plane and arrested at Detroit airport
ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) — Officers had to drag a woman off of a Delta flight at Detroit Metropolitan Airport after authorities say she didn't follow the proper boarding procedures and refused the officers' requests to disembark.
The airport says in a news release that the incident happened Monday on a Delta Air Lines flight. It says the woman didn't follow boarding and baggage check procedures at the terminal gate, but it didn't elaborate.
Charges expected in killing of Wayne State police officer
DETROIT (AP) — Charges could be announced Friday against a suspect being held in the fatal shooting this week of a Wayne State University police officer in Detroit.
Maria Miller, spokeswoman for Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy, said in an email Thursday morning that the prosecutor's office had received a warrant request in connection with the shooting death of Wayne State Officer Collin Rose. Miller said late Thursday that there would be a decision on charges on Friday.
Man charged in Detroit-area police chase that left 1 dead
WYANDOTTE, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a Detroit man has been charged in connection with a suburban police chase that left one person dead.
The Wayne County prosecutor's office said Thursday that 33-year-old Eric Turnipseed of Detroit was charged with second-degree murder, fleeing and eluding, reckless driving causing death and driving on a suspended license. He's expected to be arraigned later Thursday in a Wyandotte court.
DETROIT (AP) — An assistant prosecutor in Michigan who quit last year after posting on Facebook that people assaulting police officers in Baltimore should be shot has returned to work for her former employer.
Wayne County prosecutor's office spokeswoman Maria Miller tells The Detroit News (http://detne.ws/29R0sgX ) that Teana Walsh is working on a contractual basis and returned to the office earlier this year.