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The Ingham County Prosecutor’s Office is expanding its Sexual Assault Kit Initiative to Jackson County.


The Fourth of July is just days away. Dozens of firework shows and parades will be hosted across the area. 

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The Michigan Supreme Court says a Jackson County judge was irresponsible for communicating privately with prosecutors in disputed cases and then vilifying prosecutors when they informed defense counsel.

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A portion of Interstate 94 in Jackson County will honor two prison guards who were killed by inmates more than 30 years ago.

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Gretchen Whitmer ha ganado la nominación Democrática para Gobernador de Michigan, venciendo a dos competidores para avanzar a la elección de noviembre para suceder al Gobernador Republicano, Rick Snyder.  

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Voters in Jackson county have supported funding for the return of animal control officers.

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Two jail inmates have attempted an escape by ramming a stolen service van into an interior fence at the facility in Jackson County's Blackman Township.

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The Jackson County Sheriff's Department is investigating a deadly fight that resulted in a teenager's death and two others injured. The suspect has not been arrested.

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A large white cross that's been in Jackson County for nearly 70 years has been taken down after a complaint over the religious symbol standing on state-owned land.

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For the March 26, 2018 edition of Mondays with the Mayor, Jackson mayor Derek Dobies talked with WKAR's Reginald Hardwick. Mayor Dobies did not hold back his criticism of Jackson county sheriff Steve Rand. He also talked about attracting apartments to the downtown area, a former mayor who is now the city's treasurer and why he started a book club in hopes of raising understanding in the city. 


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A former financial adviser has been arrested in Michigan in connection with the theft of more than $700,000 from now-deceased clients whose investments he managed.

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Authorities say an armed robbery suspect has died after being shot by police in southern Michigan.

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Earlier this month, Jackson County Sheriff Steven Rand came under fire for alleged discriminatory remarks he made against black people, women and Hispanic people. Following a request from The Jackson County Board of Commissioners to have Rand removed from his position, The Attorney General's office has started an investigation into the matter. As WKAR's Karel Vega and Capital Bureau Chief Rick Pluta discuss, the case shares similarities with another investigation that occurred under Jennifer Granholm.

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Officials in Jackson County are asking Gov. Rick Snyder to remove their sheriff from office over insulting remarks about women and minorities.

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A Michigan sheriff has apologized for his offensive remarks but intends to remain in his position.

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