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Graffiti suspect pleads no contest to sex crimes, vandalism

By Darcie MoranA 20-year-old Ann Arbor man police believe did significant damage to buildings with graffiti has entered into a sentence agreement for sexual assault and malicious destruction of a building. Clark Fischer, who was previously convi… Read More
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Ann Arbor high school teacher accused of drugging, sexually assaulting woman

By John Counts An Ann Arbor high school English teacher accused of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman in 2012 will appear in court Thursday for a preliminary examination.  Kip Wilson, 46, was charged in December with one count of third-deg… Read More
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Jury trial date set for accused Rush Street shooter

By Ben FreedThe man accused of shooting 25-year-old Chicago-area resident Marty LaBelle inside Rush Street in downtown Ann Arbor in the early morning hours of Oct. 27 will likely have a jury trial in March. Zachary Finneren, 25, has been charged… Read More
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Man describes chaotic moments when he was shot in Ann Arbor bar

By Kyle FeldscherThe man accused of shooting a Chicago-area man at an Ann Arbor bar in late October will stand trial after a district court judge decided to send the case to circuit court Thursday. Zachary Finneren, 25-year-old man of Romulus, i… Read More
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Testimony sheds light on Ann Arbor defense attorney's side of sexual assault allegations

By Kyle FeldscherThe probable cause hearing for Ann Arbor defense attorney and former Downtown Development Authority member Nader Nassif will last another two weeks after testimony led to more questions, and requests for information, Thursday. T… Read More
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Officers describe grisly crime scene as husband faces trial in wife's stabbing death

By Kyle FeldscherJean-Pierre Trias stabbed his wife with two different knives, leaving her bloodied, bruised and lifeless body in a bathroom, police investigators testified in court Tuesday. Trias, 44, was ordered to trial on one charge of open… Read More
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Ann Arbor man admits to giving former hockey coach heroin that caused fatal overdose

By Kyle FeldscherBrendan Lathrop will serve between five and 10 years in prison after he admitted giving his friend Nicholas Belanger, a former high school hockey coach, the heroin that caused a fatal overdose.Lathrop, 23, pleaded guilty to… Read More
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Ypsilanti Township man gets 2 years probation for stabbing man who came at him 'like Bruce Lee'

Earl Stegall  A 68-year-old Ypsilanti Township resident was sentenced Tuesday to serve two years of probation and pay more than $8,000 in restitution to the victim in a May stabbing incident.  Earl Stegall pleaded no contest to charges of assau… Read More
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Immigration is a federal concern, not an issue for Michigan District Court or Jackson Judge Joseph Filip, lawyer argues

 By Danielle SalisburyAn attorney who filed a Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission complaint against District Judge Joseph Filip for his treatment of undocumented immigrants argues immigration issues are exclusively federal concerns.  “(Filip… Read More
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Driver in fatal bicycle crash in Pittsfield Township was changing the radio, attorney says

By Juliana KeepingThe driver of a van that struck and killed a bicyclist in Pittsfield Township in July told police he took his eyes off the road for a moment to change a pre-set radio station, a police officer testified in court today. Defense a… Read More
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