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Dr. Eden Wells
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Michigan’s chief medical executive doesn’t want her criminal case lumped in with others in the Flint water crisis.

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A federal judge in Detroit will consider whether to put a temporary national halt on the deportation of Iraqi nationals recently rounded up by U.S. authorities.

A western Michigan man who is accused of killing two women and abducting a teen in three separate incidents is scheduled for a September trial in one of the cases.

View of the Flint river
Maria Palmo / WKAR-MSU

The Latest on criminal charges filed in the Flint water investigation (all times local):

police officer driving car
Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

Lansing is bolstering its fight against crime. The city has become the latest to join the Michigan “Secure Cities” program. 


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Lansing will soon have more help fighting violent crime by joining a statewide program that's helped Detroit and Flint. 


Francine Hughes, the Dansville woman who killed her abusive ex-husband 40 years ago in what came to be known as the “Burning Bed” case, has passed away.

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Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

UPDATE: The former Francine Hughes has died in Alabama at the age of 69. See related story.

Forty years ago Thursday, Francine Hughes of Dansville entered the Ingham County Jail and confessed to setting her house on fire with her sleeping ex-husband inside. James “Mickey” Hughes had long abused the mother of three. Asleep in bed when the fire started, he died of smoke inhalation.


Mark Dantonio photo
Al Martin / WKAR-MSU

Three MSU football players remain suspended over the possibility of facing criminal charges of sexual assault. The suspensions have dominated talk of Spartan football during recent practices and heading into Saturday’s spring football game at Spartan Stadium.


A suspect is in custody after an alleged armed carjacking Thursday at the Meijer in Bath Township.

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