Michigan Militia member pleads guilty to Whitmer kidnapping plot, agrees to testify

Michigan Militia member pleads guilty to Whitmer kidnapping plot, agrees to testify

A Michigan militia member accused of plotting to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer pleaded guilty to federal charges on Wednesday and agreed to testify against his alleged co-conspirators. Ty Garbin, 25, an airplane mechanic from Hartland Township in Livingston County, pleaded guilty to a federal kidnapping conspiracy charge punishable by up to life in prison with […]

New financial help for Michigan small businesses amid COVID

New financial help for Michigan small businesses amid COVID

Small businesses in Michigan seem to have a single focus this winter: survival. Ron Stevens, associate director of the Small Business Development Center for Greater Washtenaw County, said he’s having daily conversations about strategies to remain open with owners who reach out to him for help. “Most of those discussions are about managing cash and […]

Michigan law enforcement ‘prepared for the worst’ ahead of potential protests

Michigan law enforcement ‘prepared for the worst’ ahead of potential protests

By Madeline Halpert Lansing – Governor Gretchen Whitmer has activated National Guard assistance and staff are securing the Capitol perimeter ahead of potential violent protests on Sunday. Michigan State Police Col. Joseph Gasper said during a Friday news conference that state and local law enforcement officials in Lansing are working together to avoid a “repeat” […]

Snyder wants charges dropped

Snyder wants charges dropped

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s legal team signaled an aggressive defense Tuesday, arguing misdemeanor Flint water crisis charges issued last week should be immediately dismissed on the grounds they were filed in the wrong venue. In a pretrial hearing in Genesee County, Snyder attorney Brian Lennon argued the former governor should not be tried in 67th […]

Grand Rapids Jewish cemetery desecrated with ‘MAGA,’ ‘TRUMP’

Grand Rapids Jewish cemetery desecrated with ‘MAGA,’ ‘TRUMP’

Tribune News Wire (RNS) — Gayle Kirshenbaum planned to spend Election Day calling potential voters in Michigan and Pennsylvania and urging them to vote. Instead she woke up to a disturbing text from her brother telling her the Ahavas Israel Cemetery where her grandparents and great-grandparents are buried had been desecrated by vandals who spray-painted […]

Reports: Kwame Kilpatrick to be released from prison

Reports: Kwame Kilpatrick to be released from prison

DETROIT – State Rep., Karen Whitsett is reporting that Former Detroit Mayor, Kwame Kilpatrick, is expected to be released from prison Monday November 2. The former Detroit Mayor has served seven years of his 28-year sentence for corruption and racketeering in office. He served as mayor of Detroit from 2001 to 2008. He was sentenced […]

Joe Biden to visit Michigan on Saturday

Joe Biden to visit Michigan on Saturday

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden will travel to Michigan on Saturday, for a final push before the Nov. 3 election. His wife, Jill, also plans to visit the state on Thursday. The details of each visit have yet to be announced. The visits follow a blitz from President Donald Trump and his surrogates. Trump is […]