Oakland County

L. Brooks Patterson

A Democrat is running Michigan's second-largest county after the death of Republican L. Brooks Patterson , who was Oakland County executive for more than 25 years.

Former Oakland County Chief L. Brooks Patterson
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The public is invited to attend a viewing, visitation and funeral for longtime Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson.

Measles rash on an individual with the measles virus
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Health officials in a county that includes many of Detroit's suburbs say Michigan's largest local measles outbreak since 1991 has ended.

Vaccine photo
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The number of measles cases in Michigan has reached 41, including the first reported in Washtenaw County.

Sheldry Topp
Michigan Dept. of Corrections

A judge has cleared the way for the release of a 74-year-old man who is the oldest and longest-serving Michigan prisoner with a life sentence for murder as a teen.

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Michigan county officials say new state rules designed to provide indigent criminal defendants with more effective legal representation impose an undue financial burden.

Vaccination photo
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Health officials are urging people to get vaccinated and take other precautions after confirming 15 cases of measles in Michigan this year.

Doctor's Office
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Health officials in a suburban Detroit county are reporting an increase in confirmed Legionnaires' disease cases.

A Lansing-area freeway.
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A company that contracts with the state to help stranded motorists has stopped providing courtesy vans on Detroit-area freeways.

Mike Pence and John James
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Vice President Mike Pence is coming to Michigan to raise money for Republican U.S. Senate candidate John James.

Photo of money
Flickr - Keith Cooper

The United Automobile Workers-Chrysler National Training Center is suing several people connected to a scheme that funneled cash and gifts to union leaders.

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A Detroit-area woman seeking custody of as many as 10 frozen embryos is asking a judge to appoint a guardian over them while she clashes with her former partner for control.

Detroit skyline
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Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and other area elected leaders are scheduled to discuss how business and education can help develop a skilled workforce for the region.

Michigan Supreme Court wide
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The Michigan Supreme Court is trying to sort out the legal significance of a woman's fall at a holiday party.


A Thanksgiving night candlelight vigil drew more than 100 people to honor an Oakland County sheriff's deputy killed when he was struck by a vehicle that was being pursued by police.