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A 9-year-old boy has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of his mother in their southern Michigan home, according to court documents.

Downtown Grand Rapids
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Michigan’s Civil Rights office is investigating 23 complaints accusing the Grand Rapids Police Department of discrimination.

Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum photo
Peter Whorf / WKAR

A 19-year-old man suspected of defacing the gravesite of former President Gerald Ford and first lady Betty Ford has pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor charges.

Holland Tulip Festival

Two pairs of oversized wooden shoes displayed as part of an art competition that were stolen ahead of the annual Tulip Time Festival in Michigan have been recovered by police.

Tesla Steering Wheel

Tesla is increasing the amount of money it will attempt to raise to as much as $2.7 billion.

Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

A report shows that more than 4,300 families in Detroit avoided losing their homes last year through a program designed to prevent properties from entering a county tax foreclosure auction.

General Motors
WKAR File Photo

General Motors is recalling over 368,000 pickups and other trucks worldwide after 19 reports of fires caused by engine block heater cords.

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Two corrections officers have been charged in separate incidents that allegedly occurred while they were on duty at a county jail in southeastern Michigan.

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Medical marijuana shops that don't have a full state license yet have won another reprieve from a judge.

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Ray Dumas / flickr creative commons

Moose are thriving at Isle Royale National Park, but the trees on which they feast are paying a heavy price, scientists reported Tuesday.

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A Michigan prison inmate who said she was stung by a bee has died after being discharged from a hospital.

Downtown Grand Rapids
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Western Michigan police say an officer accused by activists of racial profiling by notifying immigration officials about the arrest of a mentally ill Latino war veteran did not violate department policy through his action.

Michigan Capitol
File Photo / WKAR

More money could be added to the state’s wrongful conviction fund. Capitol Correspondent Cheyna Roth reports lawmakers sent a bill to add $10 million to the fund to the governor’s desk Thursday.

Michigan Capitol
Cheyna Roth / MPRN

Law enforcement could not permanently take ownership of cash and other property seized in drug cases unless certain conditions are met under measures that won final legislative passage Thursday.

Michigan State Capitol Rotunda
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Michigan lawmakers on Thursday finalized a $10 million spending bill to replenish a nearly depleted fund that compensates people who were wrongfully convicted of crimes, sending it to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for her expected signature.