This is a developing story. Come back to WDET.org and tune into WDET 101.9 FM for the latest updates. The parents of the teenager who shot 11 people at Oxford High School this week have been arrested in Detroit. James and Jennifer Crumbley were found hiding in a commercial building on the city’s east side early Saturday morning. Following their capture Saturday..
This is a developing story. Come back to WDET.org and tune into WDET 101.9 FM for the latest updates. Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald has filed involuntary manslaughter charges against the parents of a 15-year-old sophomore charged in Tuesday’s Oxford High School shooting that killed four students and wounded seven others. Speaking at a news conference..
Scores of Metro Detroit schools shut down early or were closed Thursday due to unspecified threats on social media following this week’s mass shooting at Oxford High School. Some of the pictures being shared on social media are from prior shootings and threats. Law enforcement officials have urged people -- and some media outlets -- to not feed into a..
Restrictions to gun ownership and improvements to firearm safety are again a hot topic in the state Legislature following Tuesday’s mass shooting at Oxford High School. The Michigan Senate held an intense session Thursday with emotions raw over Tuesday’s shooting that killed four students and wounded seven more people, including a student who remained in critical..
The state’s top elected Republican is criticizing Gov. Gretchen Whitmer over her response to this latest wave of COVID-19. Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey (R-Clarklake) says the governor has been inconsistent with her approach. “Last year when we were being I believe overtly mandated and restrained across the board it was all under the guise of ‘follow the science,’”..
The Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission (MICRC) must follow specific guidelines and directives in completing its task. One of the biggest hurdles is threading the needle of adequate representation of minorities. Redistricting expert and Michigan State University economics professor Jon Eguia was one of the authors of an analysis looking at the maps put forth by..
Billions of dollars are headed to Michigan following the passage and signing of President Biden’s Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. There’s language in the law to spur quick spending. U.S. Rep Brenda Lawrence (D-Southfield), who was in Hamtramck Monday touting the recent infrastructure legislation, says with this latest influx of cash, Michigan will have to use..
After Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted last week in the fatal shootings of three anti-police brutality protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin, about 100 activists showed up Saturday to Clark Park in Southwest Detroit to rail against what they see is an unfair justice system in the U.S. Tristan Taylor is an organizer with social justice group Detroit Will Breathe. He says the verdict is another example of the current political system being..
After signing his $1 trillion infrastructure investment bill into law earlier this week, President Joe Biden visited General Motors’ electric vehicle plant Factory Zero on the Detroit and Hamtramck border Wednesday to highlight that accomplishment and drum up support for his social agenda. Biden said the infrastructure legislation is delivering real results -- like the $7.5 billion..
Metro Detroit journalist Danny Fenster, who is back in the U.S. after nearly six months in a Myanmar prison, says he is just one part of a larger story and he will continue concentrating on other journalists and political prisoners jailed in Myanmar and beyond. He was arrested trying to board a flight back home in May amid a crackdown..