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Jim Dunlap photo
Courtesy photo / MSU Today

The chief of Michigan State University’s police department is retiring. Jim Dunlap has led the department since 2002.

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The Michigan Supreme Court has rejected an attempt to reopen the conviction of a western Michigan man who was charged with killing his sister and brother-in-law 26 years after their deaths.

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Officials in southern Michigan are distributing free lightbulbs and having volunteers help install them in neighborhoods as part of an initiative to curb crime.

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People convicted of crimes would have to listen to victim statements at their sentencing hearings – if a bill making its way through the state Legislature becomes law. 


Mitch Lyons and Joel Ferguson photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

A former NFL player and current Michigan State University trustee has been charged with misdemeanor assault and battery.

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Detroit police recently told the parents of a woman reported missing in 2009 that investigators actually found her body in 2010 and later buried her unidentified remains, blaming the mistake in part on investigative records that wrongly listed her ethnicity. 

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Two men have been convicted of murder in the January shooting deaths of two men outside a mid-Michigan Walmart store. 

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Five teenagers accused of throwing rocks from a Michigan highway overpass have been charged with second-degree murder in the death of a man killed when one of the rocks smashed a van windshield. 

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Billboards are being used to encourage tips from the public after Vienna Township authorities say a rock thrown from a highway overpass smashed a car's windshield and killed a 32-year-old man Wednesday night. 

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Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

A high-profile trial about the death of a young woman in suburban Detroit is before the Michigan Supreme Court. 

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