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Police captain in charge during Parkland shooting resigns from department

Police captain in charge during Parkland shooting resigns from department

Capt. Jan Jordan, who was in charge when a gunman killed 17 people inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Valentine’s Day earlier this year, has resigned, according to the Broward County Sheriff’s Department. Jordan was criticized last week during public safety hearings into the response to the shooting. She was also recently named in…MORE

Accident victim thrown from vehicle, hit by car that drove away

Accident victim thrown from vehicle, hit by car that drove away

A 51-year-old Mid-Michigan man has died following a morning accident on I-69 in Shiawassee County. The Shiawassee County Sheriff’s Office said that a westbound pickup truck lost control, crossed the median, and hit an eastbound semi-truck near Bath Road at around 4:37 a.m. The driver, James Edward Ware, from Morrice, was thrown onto the roadway…MORE

Former Michigan State president charged with lying to police in Nassar investigation

Former Michigan State president charged with lying to police in Nassar investigation

The former president of Michigan State University has been charged with lying to police in the investigation of former USA Gymnastics and university doctor Larry Nassar. Lou Anna Simon faces four counts of lying to a peace officer, according to a felony warrant from the Michigan Attorney General’s office. The warrant alleges that Simon knowingly…MORE

11-year-old gets past security at Atlanta airport

11-year-old gets past security at Atlanta airport

Officials are investigating after an 11-year-old boy managed to get past security and all the way to a gate at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport. Atlanta Police say a Delta Air Lines employee claimed an unaccompanied child tried to board one of their planes without a boarding pass. A spokesperson for the Transportation Security Administration says this was…MORE

Plane makes emergency landing, ends up in Walmart parking lot

Plane makes emergency landing, ends up in Walmart parking lot

Passengers on a flight were in for an unexpected experience Tuesday afternoon when their aircraft made an emergency landing on Highway 27. According to the sheriff’s office, the pilot was able to maneuver the plane off the roadway and into a Walmart parking lot near the West Georgia Regional Airport. No injuries have been reported.…MORE

Charges dropped in first federal genital mutilation case in US

Charges dropped in first federal genital mutilation case in US

A Detroit judge has dropped nearly all the charges against a Michigan doctor accused of performing female genital mutilation on at least nine underage girls, according to court documents. In a decision filed Tuesday, Judge Bernard Friedman ruled that the federal female genital mutilation law is unconstitutional and that Congress did not have the right…MORE

Silver Apple Award: Fourth-grade teacher doesn’t teach ‘by the book’

Silver Apple Award: Fourth-grade teacher doesn’t teach ‘by the book’

The equation is simple: Hard work, plus meeting a child where and how they learn best, equals success for the fourth-graders at Carlson Elementary School in Chandler. Mrs. Julie Malitzia knows that each student in her class learns differently. So she teaches different ways to attack a problem. A one-size-fits-all way of thinking does not…MORE

Sausage thief sent to prison for at least 3 years

Sausage thief sent to prison for at least 3 years

A Clare County woman is heading to prison after she pleaded guilty to stealing sausages from a freezer inside a residence she broke into. Crystal Meranda of Harrison pleaded guilty last month to one count of first-degree home invasion. The homeowners police police they caught her removing sausages from their freezer on July 8. On…MORE

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