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"I'm dick Hafner WJR news that blast of snow and Arctic hold headed. Our way residents in the central and the eastern parts of the whole country need to bundle up and get those snowblowers warmed up. Here's correspondent John Laurence. Blizzard conditions are blanketing the Sierra Nevada mountain range, some areas could see up to six feet of snow. A winter blast is also expected to hit central and eastern parts of the US. Tom Ritchey junior is the public works director in Dayton, Ohio. We have to be careful with the amount of lane miles that we have that is residential because we go in put down thought, and it starts to melt. And then you don't get back to plough it before it freezes. Well, then you just created is. I'm John Lawrence reporting. Ohio's expected to get a lot more snow than we are going to get from the storm moving in this weekend. Michigan state university's interim president. John angler quitting and a week. He is beating the university board to it. They were set to fire him anglers replacement expected to be Satish Gupta. Currently the executive vice president of administrative services at MSU angler announced his plans in an eleven page letter to the board of trustees the letter lists compliments in his one year of service last week. When angler told the Detroit News that Nassar's victims had been in the spotlight and were enjoying that moment at times, he said, you know, the award is in recognition that was the last straw of a lot of controversy over statements and other things related to the Larry Nassar scandal that people didn't like about John Engler. Jessica Smith was one of Nassar's victims statements like that. We are enjoying the spotlight are just absolutely degrading. After anger is hired by the board MSU agreed to a five hundred million dollars settlement with three hundred thirty two women and girls who said. They were sexually assaulted by Nasser authorities in Atlanta arresting a twenty one year old Georgia man for a plan terrorist attack on federal buildings in Washington caused the FBI.
"dick hafner" Discussed on WJR 760
"That's a seven o'clock. I'm dick Hafner WJR news a wrong way. Crashing lexington. Kentucky involving a drunk driver claiming the lives of a northbound family of five that driver who caused that crash. Went in the wrong direction on northbound. I seventy five in Lexington early on Sunday morning. Lexington. Police say that by the time they got there. The two vehicles involved the wrong way, driving vehicle a pickup truck and the issue via carrying the family were engulfed in flames. The crash killing that family of five and the drunk driver. The family members killed in the crash where forty who year old Issam Obas an attorney and developer thirty eight year old doctor Reema Abbass, a family physician also their children fourteen year old Ali thirteen year old Isabela and seven year old Giselle. The family was driving home from trip to Florida Rhema was a well known doctor and Dearborn what the Beaumont health system, the Abbass family heavily involved in the community, and Mr. Obama's a well-known attorney and real estate man there in Dearborn getting around will be a lot easier for thousands westbound is six ninety six through McComb county reopening after nearly a year of construction the closures still a couple of closures the ramp from northbound mound to westbound Reuther and the Hoover road ramp to eastbound I six ninety six we'll check in with John Bailey and a couple of minutes and see how the traffic is going on the Reuther freeway. Brian Turner is a TSA agent in Oregon. He was deemed unessential, federal employees. Meaning he would still have to go to work despite not getting paid during the government shutdown. I live about a half hour from work, and it's gonna come to a point ring Saito. I put gas in my car or do I feed my family? Well, a lot of. TSA people are not reporting to work that apparently restarting actually late last week, President Trump showing no signs of budging on the wall war with the Democrats. He wants the money Democrats won't give it to them. Congressional Democrats say they plan to step up pressure on Trump and Republican lawmakers to reopen. The government jury selection is continuing today and Kalamazoo for an Uber driver who shot and killed six people a couple of years ago. Here's WJR. Gene Fogel, Jason Donald chargers shooting his victims at three separate locations. Back in February. Twentieth of two thousand sixteen when arrested he told authorities that a devil figura taken over the app on his phone and had directed him to kill people. He's bound over for trial at a preliminary examination back in may of two thousand sixteen but the case had been held up by numerous appeals testimony is scheduled to start either later today or tomorrow. Gene, Fogel, WJR news. They tried to escape from the McComb county. Correctional facility in New Haven. The state person there are New Haven. They didn't make it twenty four year old shakira's Lowry. Twenty-seven-year-old Darius Culpepper placed makeshift dummies mannequins in the beds in their cells on Saturday night. The two men were spotted along a fence line at the prison, an emergency counter prisoners found the makes you dummies in their beds. Those men are back in their cells. Well, he's doing court today because it brought a loaded gun to school. They Spain elementary and middle school in Detroit, December fifth this gun. Toting kid was ten years old and other students saw the gun and told the teacher the student was stopped. And searched officials say there was no evidence that the boy plan to use a gun at the school. And hearing is scheduled for today at the Lincoln hall of Justice, Wayne County Juby the boy was suspended. Of course, the mother said that her son had been in therapy. And now will be home schooled from now on WJR news time seven four years. Shawn baligian sports. Well, good morning, dick. Good morning, everybody. Crazy day on the NFL docket yesterday. First of all San Diego goes into Baltimore and knocks off the ravens by a score of twenty three to seventeen five field goals by Mike badgley? And now you've got the chargers advancing to take on the defending AFC champion patriots at New England next Sunday and the Super Bowl champion. Philadelphia. Eagles go into Chicago. They knock off the bear sixteen. Fifteen former line golden take gets the winning touchdown on fourth down with only fifty six seconds left. But wait Chicago has a chance to win the game in the field goal is no good at hits the upright. Then he hits the crossbar before falling. No good. The.
"dick hafner" Discussed on WJR 760
"Seven sixty WJR news, dick Hafner, former U A W official. Nancy Adams Johnson has been given one year in prison for taking bribes from some Chrysler executives during contract bargaining Johnson was the number two officer in the UAW Fiat Chrysler department. The US attorney's office says that Johnson has been cooperating with their investigation into the misuse of funds from the UAW Fiat Chrysler National Training Center. The feds asked the Johnson's arrival at prison be delayed while they investigate Johnson accepted a plea agreement. The man charged with the fatal shooting of the Wayne State police officer Collin rose more than a year ago, and then shootings of two Detroit police officers a few months later is due in court for another mental competency hearing, Raymond Durham has been found mentally incompetent several times. A Texas mother has been sentenced to jail for leaving her two toddler daughters and a car overnight while she was partying resulting in their deaths. Amanda. Hawkins was sentenced to forty years in prison. The incident occurred in June of twenty seventeen when Hawkins was then nineteen drove to a friend's house with her daughters. One year old Brennan Hawkins and two year old Addison, Eddie and left the toddlers in the vehicle overnight. The judge told her people take better care of their pets than you took care of your kids. Former national security adviser Michael Flynn faces. Sentencing hearing today at the federal court in Washington correspondent, ABBIE. Philip says President Trump is not treating Flynn the same way as others who have been involved in these special counsel Muller's investigation. President Trump actually was the one to fire Michael Flynn for lying to the vice president..
"dick hafner" Discussed on WJR 760
"Dick Hafner the doors were locked as police went through the Frank Murphy hall of Justice in Detroit following a bomb threat. Throw white was inside the Frank Murphy hall of Justice when police gave the order nobody in. Nobody goes out. They found a suspicious package outside somewhere. They wanted. Everybody to go downstairs we stood around on it for about fifteen minutes. And then they told us. Okay. Everybody can lead to build and go home and just reschedule. The all clear has been given court resumes. Tomorrow at the Frank Murphy hall of Justice, Ken Rogulski, WJR news officials have identified the suspect in the France shooting in Strasbourg France twenty nine year old shreve Chacao, a terrorist shooting two people shot and killed one on life support. The police say that that person is brain dead. They were more than a dozen shot and wounded. Correspondent Melissa bell. Is in Strasbourg that this is a man who's spent a fair amount of time in and out of jail. Both in France and across the border in Germany. He was known for common law crimes had a fairly hefty dossier. But had never been involved in any crimes to do with the radicalization that he had nonetheless come to the attention of the authorities for author having become radicalized in prison. Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen faces a possible four year prison term when he is sentenced in the courthouse in Manhattan today. Correspondent Grenell is covering that will appear before the judge have an opportunity to address him. We're expecting that. He will make the case that you know, he is a good person that he's trying to cooperate and make amends to make things. Right. But it will ultimately be up to the judge late night flight from Las Vegas January third. The woman rested her head on the window as the plane approached Detroit metro and she was startled awake. By a man in the middle seat next to her his hand was on her body. And her shirt was undone. This twenty two year old woman realized what was going on. And she got up to go to the back of the plane to get flight attendant, she had to get past Prabhu Ramamoorthy the man in the middle seat who was finally her and Ramamurthy's wife who was in the aisle seat. A federal jury convicted Ramamurthi of Rochester hills of sexual abuse on that flight. He will be sentenced today. He is in the US on a work visa after he serves his sentence. Whatever that'll be you'll be deported. A magnitude four point four earthquake hit eastern Tennessee this morning. A lot of shaking going on in Tennessee and in surrounding states. Governor Snyder has signed the Bill creating an authority to oversee construction and operation of a tunnel. Under the straits of mackinac that will in case the Enbridge line five oil and gas pipeline ability matching and the Michigan legislature would also make it harder to organize. Ballot. Drives the house may pass that Bill today. Dr Eden wells chief medical officer of the state has been. Given a new job in.
Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn denies allegations against him
"High level executive Greg Kelly were fired by the board of directors Japan. Media reports say authorities now believe that going understated his compensation by at least twenty seven million dollars over three years. The investigation is expanding to cover more years that could lead to income tax charges in addition to violating financial regulations. Meantime, Nissan, CEO Hiroto Sakala who was the driving force behind the allegations against going is moving to give Nissan greater power in its partnership with Renault of France, which was also. Led by going dick, Hafner WJR news. The holiday shopping season is in full swing. So what are the hot toys this year WJR's Warren Pierce talked with Chris burns, the Torah guy about one of the big sellers. This year. Well, there's certainly one a company called taste masters has reintroduced popular video games in cabinets from the from the nineteen eighties. So it's it's pacman gala guy. It's all of the classic games in replica of the cabinet that kids found in arcades, but they're about
Canine influenza cases spike across Michigan
"On the city's west side Corvette that you, see in the background here fled from a traffic stop the officers did not engage as I was told The core Rear ends a card is making a turn from the Michigan turnaround to, head southbound telegraph the drivers of both vehicles, were killed a big pot bust at the embassador bridge. In Windsor ficials say this happened. Last week they seized forty kilograms. Of suspected marijuana located in the cab of a. Commercial truck they asked that driver to pull over and that's when the power. Was discovered the judge who gave Dr Larry Nassar a long prison term will not be taking herself off the case when the lawyers challenged the, sentence bias, no. Justice yes with that judge Rosemarie Aquilina denied a motion by Larry Nassar's, public defender lawyers that Aquilino remove herself from. Hearing them ask for a. Shorter sentence they argued that Aquilina. Was biased a pointed to comments like one Aquilina. Told Nassar she was signing his death warrant with the sentence of forty to one hundred twenty five years in prison for sexually assaulting young, female athletes Nassar's lawyer quickly asked the chief judge of the Ingham County court to review their emotion the, sentence followed court guidelines and Nassar's plea agreement, with the prosecutor Joe Jack willingness says Nassar now has. Buyer's remorse dick Hafner WJR news. Michigan department of agriculture and rural. Development has confirmed forty nine cases of canine influenza. Dr Glenis Graham is a veterinarian at the Patterson dog and cat hospital in. Detroit says vaccine is a possible solution it's not one hundred percent effective but it certainly is worse I think it particularly if you have a, dog that's, regularly. Going to places where other dogs go like daycare dog parks or they're, spending a lot of time having active social. Lives which a lot of. My patients do nowadays then vaccination. Is is certainly warranted because we can't do that. And hopefully decrease the incident and the doctor says dog influenzas transmitted between dogs via contaminated objects like food and water bowls collars leashes.
Hundreds of homes destroyed in devastating California blaze
"Of, the Great Lakes. News talk seven sixty WJR six AM monster wildfire Trump denial I'm Barbara Kusak an. Explosive wildfire in northern California has, left two dead as destroyed. Five hundred structures now covering. Forty eight thousand acres correspondent Dan Simon says more than. Thirty eight thousand people were forced from their homes The devastation is beginning. To set in for people in Redding California The apple named car fire which officials say was first sparked by. A vehicle. Has ravaged the region since, Monday, and doubled in size no idea we're gonna do Morrow officials say. Clean temperatures and strong winds make this fire all the more fierce it is one of. Three major blazes burning across the state eighty eight across, the country sadly seems like this are. Becoming the new normal worldwide as temperatures rise due to climate. Change airlines cancelled flights says Japan's Pacific coast is bracing for typhoon Jong Dari heavy rain is already. Falling on a region devastated by floods. And landslides earlier this month five people were killed following separate shootings last, night. That included a nursing home in. A suburb of Corpus Christi Texas the shooter. Was among the dead a motive is unknown President Trump's longtime fixer Michael Cohen claims Trump new in real time about the June two thousand sixteen, meeting with Russians to get dirt on Hillary Clinton according to, CNN N. correspondent ABBIE Philip reports if true. Cohen's claim would contradict repeated denials by Trump the president left. Town without making any statements at all leaving this as simply a his word against his former lawyers. But the President Try the in a. Tweet to preempt questions from reporters denying the story CNN also reports Cohen, is. Willing to make this assertion to. Special counsel Robert Muller parts of Munich airport. Temporarily shut down after a woman entered a security zone without going through security and passport controls authorities still looking for the woman I'm Barbara Kusak Seven sixty WJR news are meadowland Landreau WGN news time six oh to currently it's sixty two degrees the late Fiat Chrysler boss Sergio Marchionne was seriously ill for more, than a year the revelations raise the questions of why the company didn't know about it WJR's. Dick Hafner reports Zurich hospital that treated, Sergio marshawn revealed that he was sick for more than a. Year with a, condition which is still mysterious Marcio apparently did not. Tell the, company and so- shareholders did not know martians family says Fiat Chrysler was not told until just before he died, was that the company's responsibility to know the man who saved. Fiat Chrysler put together a five year business plan and despite his plan. To retire next. Year the Fiat Chrysler annual report states marshy owned is critical to the, implementation of our business plan rules, governing public companies in the US do not require them to reveal health problems of top executives. The rules group the issue with. Major changes that Should trigger a public disclosure dick Hafner WJR news two more cases. Of, measles have been confirmed in Michigan. This year according to the. Michigan department of health and human service the too ill. Individuals are residents of Oakland and washtenaw counties the new cases raise the. Total cases of measles in the state for two, thousand eighteen to four last year there were two cases of measles in Michigan all four of this. Year's cases in the state were the result of exposure outside of the. Country a benefit for the wounded warriors project is being held in canton today WJR's gene Fogel explains it's not your typical fundraiser the fundraiser at heritage park and South County center road will include a walk talk and yoga event, the yoga sessions where we led by Dan Nevins he's a motivational speaker nationally recognized wounded warrior. Himself retired army staff sergeant had to, have both legs amputated below the knees because of injuries suffered. During a.
Tom, John Engler and Interim President discussed on Frank Beckmann
"Tom seven hundred sixty wjr news dick hafner effort to fire john engler as interim president of michigan state has failed at the board of trustees meeting board member brian moslem moved to terminate angler the motion went down by two to six vote with dianne byrum also voting to fire angler the board hearing from a long line of larry nassar victims supporters and msu critics like brian tarrant tarrant is the father of one of the nassar victims watch great university for one more day is sickening and repulsive and the idea that you as a board will choose the next president is disgusting you have you have shown your ability and tried to protect me and simon and you continue to protect you have no business selecting the next university president your moral character is in question and your.
President, Mexico and Canada discussed on Frank Beckmann
"Seven eight sixty seven fifty sixty wjr news dick hafner president trump says he will not be talking about the russia probe for a while as he says he'll be focused on trade talks at the group of seven meeting of industrialized nations the president repeated his claim though that the probe into his campaign had no basis of merit there's been no obstruction it's all a made up fantasy it's a witch hunt no collusion no obstruction no nothing president took a number of questions before heading out to the g seven meeting mr trump says he's going to do the summit fully prepared to terminate nafta if mexico and canada will not negotiate better terms for the us able to make a deal well germinate nafta the better deal if we are unable to make a deal we will be a better off the president says he's considering pardoning some three thousand people including mohammed ali the late boxing champ who's conviction for refusing to join the us military during the vietnam war got him out of boxing for several years the president also repeated his claim that he is constitutionally authorized to pardon himself of any crime i never want anybody to be above the law but the pardons are very positive thing for president i think you see the way i'm using them and yes i do have an absolute right to pardon myself but i'll never have to do it because i didn't do anything wrong we'll kim jong un really give up his nukes final preparations are being made for the june twelve meeting between trump and kim president trump suggests that he may invite kim jong un to the white house if the talks go well here's correspondent anna coren this is an extremely complex issue the previous us administrations have tried and failed so it's a really trump goes into this you know talking big game but the critics say came we'll never fully give up his nuclear weapons program because they are vital to the legitimacy of the north korean regime and to kim's leadership broadcasting industry and so many viewers shocked at the news of the.
White House slaps 25% tariff on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods
Michelle Pennock, Prosecutor and Detroit Lions discussed on Rush Limbaugh
"The house was firebombed overnight the judge said he wasn't happy about the sentence but he issued at any way for a mom who love to small children alone in a motel room detroit police went to the parking lot of a run down motel on james cousins near eight mile in march for a shooting they discovered a bullet hole in the window of a room and went inside they found two little babies a one year old girl in a seven month old boy soiled hungary and abandoned their mother twenty four year old michelle pennock was out for drugs police found her the next day she faced wayne county judge marks levens drugs here which is gonna be taken care of my children for judge said he reluctantly accepted the plea deal worked out with the wayne county prosecutor five years probation on a reduced charge of child abuse the children are now in the custody of the father of the baby girl dick hafner wjr news the league will be bringing any disciplinary action against detroit lions coach matt patricia in connection to sexual assault allegations that ref surface this year in a statement the league said it reviewed the matter with the lions as well as patricia and ensure the club engaged in thorough hiring practices and the coach did not mislead the team during the interview process the nfl added that matt patricia was not under any legal or other requirement to raise the issue and the matter is not subject to the personal conduct policy because it occurred before patricia joined the.
Trump Administration May Eliminate Increases in Fuel-Economy
"Exte wjr news are meadowland rim wgn news time six oh to currently it's fifty seven degrees texas lawmakers will meet next week to discuss ways to improve safety measures at texas schools following a school shooting at santa fe high school south of houston that left ten people dead here in the metro detroit area some students have become more anxious because of school shootings wjr's ken rogulski reports from royal oak school shootings have become so frequent that ray bowers says her ten year old son has become afraid and apprehensive he's got anxiety as far as school goes they had a tornado drill my sign was so scared that he thought it was shooting and he started he was crying when he got picked up but that's what i'm saying is that anxiety is there miss bauer says her son drew pictures of him using chairs in the classroom to protect himself if there ever was a shooter in royal oak ken rogulski wjr news the trump administration is moving ahead with plans to ease fuel efficiency standards the transportation department has drafted a proposal that would freeze vehicle requirements at twenty twenty level through twenty twenty six california has been allowed by epa waiver for years to impose stricter standards on vehicle emissions california and some other states are trying to block the weakening of the tighter rules auto companies want one national standard and industry executives are walking a tightrope between tougher regulations and giving the people big vehicles that they're buying and that make money for the company's dick hafner wjr news the casino and hotel at caesars windsor will remain close after a sensitive agreement was voted down by employee's caesars windsor officials said fifty three percent of unionized employees voted down the second tentative agreement between caesars windsor and uniform local four forty four they say workers will continue to be on strike and the property will be closed to the public until a new agreement it is reached and ratified at the end of april michigan state police and several other local agencies conducted operation ghost rider along in fifty nine in mccomb and oakland counties.
Will Prince Harry lose the beard for his big day?
"Him to manage your rental property and enjoy your weekends again fifty three degrees dow jones futures are up prince charles will walk meghan markle down the aisle at her wedding to prince harry at the request of the bride markle's father cannot attend her mother will be there as will the ninety two year old queen and ninety six year old prince philip i'm dick hafner wjr news more news at seven thirty or whenever news breaks welcome into newstalk seven hundred sixty wjr and paul w smith this morning special broadcast is hosted by.
"dick hafner" Discussed on WJR 760
"Dick hafner digging resumes in mccomb township authorities are searching dairy upper body is a burroughs who may have been killed by a convicted rapist in burger police searched the spot where sindhis are zaki was buried she disappeared from east point in nineteen eightysix the disappearance of kimberly king from warren a twelve year old girl in nine hundred seventy nine is also on the list for the searchers convicted killer arthur ream buried thirteenyearold zaki after he raped and killed her in eightysix ream was in prison for also raping a fifteen year old girl when he led investigators to that spot where cindy is our vicky was buried warren police mccomb county sheriff's the fbi are on that site officials are reportedly looking at raymond connection with the disappearance of at least three other teenage girls brian wisden the michigan state's superintendent of schools has died of cancer wisden was fifty six he was super intendant of dearborn public schools before he was appointed as the state superintendent the man who was charged in the fatal shooting of wayne state police officer collin rose and the non fatal shootings of two detroit police officers is doing in court for a mental competency hearing raymond durham accused of fatally shooting rosendahl member of two thousand sixteen also charged in the march two thousand seventeen shooting of two police officers the forensic center on durham to be mentally incompetent to stand trial wayne county asked for an independent evaluation ford motor company board of directors may be told negotiations are continuing for four to acquire the old michigan central train depot.
Cannabis’ Midwest Breakthrough: Michigan To Vote On Legalization In November
"To reports you might be able to get the vote on legalizing marijuana the state elections board has approved petitions to legalize marijuana in michigan the pot group brought in enough signatures on petitions the group says there would be age restrictions limitations and where you could use marijuana and how much you could carry the state legislature now can write its own law legalizing pot or put a competing issue on the ballot the reefer group says that if recreational marijuana is allowed sales in michigan would exceed one billion dollars a year it would be taxed at ten percent plus the existing six percent sales tax dick hafner wjr news paintball fights organized on social media leaving dozens of cars and people splattered several paintball shooters have been detained by detroit police the organizers say their efforts are meant to persuade people to put down their guns and use paint balls instead a big paintball fight was broken up the other night police say paintball shootings could result in accidental bullets shooting people may see these incidents occurring and they don't know that these are paintball guns because a lot of them look like assault rifles ar fifteen type rifles so you need to do this an area that's made for paintball ward ford made one point seven billion dollars in the first quarter of the year but that's not the major news coming out of the company ford's dropping some well known cars for it says it's going to stop producing the fiesta focus fusion and the taurus the only passenger cars in the future will be mustang and the focus active crossover ford ceo jim hackett telling paul w smith today we have to make these changes in order to be able to find a large new portfolio vehicles that we've announced so we're going to have the freshest lineup in the next two years in the whole industry and we're bringing on sick teen battery electric vehicles around the world and ford sedans are slow sellers with lower profit margins you chair news time three or four we'll update traffic and weather next this report is do you.
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"Dick hafner this news brought to you by sae internationals wc x eighteen world congress experience at cobo center after russia warned the us against any military strikes in syria president trump on twitter says missiles will becoming he says get ready russia well it's got the attention of correspondent barbara starr at the pentagon hard to see how this is anything but the president of the united states declaring war on twitter using twitter to tell russia missiles are coming they will be coming that is what the president is saying trump says on twitter russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at syria get ready russia because they will becoming nice new and smart the president is said to be considering firing deputy attorney general rod rosenstein and the attorney general his boss jeff sessions correspondent pamela brown says in the short run this could help the president in the russia investigation officials say if trump's acts rosenstein is the most likely target because installing a new deputy attorney general could provide the check on muller that trump is has been seeking for quite some time correspondent evan perez says the special counsel robert muller's team was meeting with trump's legal team when the news broke that the fbi agents had rated the hall of the president's lawyer michael cohen in the middle of having all of this the preparations we're told that they learned that this raid was going on in new york where three locations connected to michael cohen the president's personal attorney were being raided by the.
Former district judge's son arrested in death of his father
"Pennsylvania i detroit man who made threats against white police officers given ten months in jail and probation five dollars officers were killed and nine others wounded in july of two thousand sixteen by gunman angry over police shooting black man they rule littleton in detroit posted his praise for the shootings and said kill all white cops today littleton told the judge and it just came out of that angry place deeply policy i didn't mean it do any of those judge vonda evans gave littleton ten months in jail with work release and five years probation littleton also has to attend aa meetings five days a week dick hafner wjr news the son of former mount clemens district judge james scandal retail senior has been arrested in connection with the death of his father james scandal reto junior facing possible murder charges after his father's body was found in an abandoned golf course and polka ratan james junior calling police on april first reporting dad was missing the police became suspicious after they set his story didn't make sense they all chew county police arresting james junior after he was seen driving his vehicle was stolen license plates he's being held without bond in his father's death the twelfth and final member of the latin count street gang members charged in a racketeering conspiracy involving murder and attempted robbery has pleaded guilty twenty eight year old kyle volts of lincoln park pleading guilty to racketeering he now faces thirty years in prison it's one of the nation's largest gatherings of engineers sae detroit opening its doors for business today the sat international world congress experience is underway at cobo center the essays jim for lenses says it's everything automotive present and future connectivity autonomous driving automation electronics electrification hybrid we have an autonomous shuttle where you can actually hop on right now and take a ride and that's that's taking place down the hall here so we have a hybrid police vehicles emergency vehicles we have test simulators here so a lot of fun for those that are in the industry and even those that are just have an interest in the industry the public can attend for free just by signing up but there is a charge if you'd like to sit through one of the technical sessions at cobo center ken rogulski wjr news.
Chairman, Paul Manafort and Prosecutor discussed on The Paul W. Smith Show
"Doc seven sixty wjr wjr news dick hafner greg public school students ill doing the worst among large urban school districts in the us in reading and math by fourth graders and eighth graders in fourth grade math only four percent of students scored average in reading five percent of fourth graders scored average in detroit according to the national assessment rankings keith martin given six to twelve years in prison for the drunk driving wreck that killed dr cynthia ray and severely injured another teenager sean english they were trying to help people involved in a crash on i ninety six in detroit last year state police are investigating a fatal crash on i ninety six on the west side last night clinton township police say a fifty four year old man who was riding a bike was hit by a car and killed last night on harper and middle metro parkway the driver stopped troy police were called to the home of a man with mental problems several times before they shot him to death after that man charge them with knives he was assaulting a family member when police were called a woman has sued michigan state university she says in her lawsuit university counselors discouraged her from reporting a rape by three members of the msu men's basketball team in april of two thousand fifteen the players are not named in the lawsuit she says she was eighteen at the time met the players at a bar and after some drinking they tricked her into going to an apartment where the rape occurred search warrant documents used by the special prosecutor counsel robert muller's investigation reveals how agents reportedly zeroed in on potential criminal activity related to paul manafort's time as donald trump's campaign chairman that reportedly was behind.
"dick hafner" Discussed on WJR 760
"Dick hafner a man armed with multiple knives was shot and killed by officers after attempting to attack the officers in troy this morning the incident happened at a house on saddlebrook court near john are and long lake roads police say they recalled the scene doodoo trouble the man was causing he was said to have had mental problems troy police say it's been more than twenty years since there was an officer involved shooting in that city to women from ohio were killed by a wrong way driver on us twentythree near whitmore lake on sunday police say the victims identified as w pinson abroad view heights and kathy kretschmer of old olmstead ohio they were passengers in the car driven by another ohio man he was injured they were hit head on by the car grid by seventy four year old man from chelsea he was seriously injured to suv's were also involved in that wreck two people were injured in one of those vehicles police are investigating why the man was driving northbound on the southbound lanes of us twentythree a tragedy in colorado an icy road a truck jackknifed and four members of a grosse pointe park family were killed when their vehicle crashed into that truck in northeast colorado the colorado state patrol says forty eight year old thomas taught and forty eight old christina desk is taught died when their van hit a jackknifed semi on i seventy six about three miles from sterling colorado and police say that their eight year old and eleven year old daughters in that vehicle were also killed a detroit teenager is scheduled to be sentenced today in a car wreck that claimed the life over detroit doctor and resulted in high school track star losing part of a leg here's wjr's gene fogel april second to last year jeep hit an open manhole and i ninety six an overturned two car stock to try to help in one henry ford hospital dr cynthia ray and the other teenagers sean english and his parents they were then hit by a car driven by eighteen year old keith martin of detroit dr ray was killed english student at the university of detroit jesuit high school was injured he eventually had to have his right leg amputated below the knee martin also suffered critical injuries are that crash almost died he pled no contest in march to.
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"Seven sixty wjr news dick hafner the former dean of medicine at michigan state who oversaw the former sports dr larry nassar is facing criminal charges in the investigation into the handling of the sexual abuse complaints against nassar court records say that williams trample fondled a student and stored nude selfie is a female students on his work computer is being charged with willful neglect of duty which is a felony and fourth degree criminal sexual conduct a high misdemeanor one of four women who filed complaints alleges that strangle approached her from behind and grabbed her during a college event in two thousand ten in dearborn previously she said that was suggested to her that it was good when women got drunk because he said that it was easy to have sex with women special prosecutor william forsythe while outline the charges strangle is due in court this afternoon the university is saying that one of the first actions that entered president john angler did when he took office was to initiate the internal processes to remove scrapple from his position federal authorities are investigating suspicious packages that were sent around to military installations and government buildings in washington barbara starr reports black powder was found at one location at fort mcnair perhaps interesting we do know that it included black powder in some kind of initiator device enough concern to evacuate the building there when they located at gun control measures are moving forward in the us house and in the state of new jersey the new jersey general assembly approved six gun safety bills monday sending them onto the state senate meanwhile florida congresswoman debbie wasserman schultz is pushing for her new house bill to mandate background checks on amunition purchases i can assure you that saturday was day one saturday was a launch pad so anyone that thinks that that was the end is sadly mistaken i'm andy rose an apartment building fire has left several families homeless and pontiac there's no cause to this fires money a dozen families have been displaced to to that fire fire also destroyed three homes on washington street in grosse pointe the fire started last night but they weren't put out until this morning nobody was hurt who are these children police are searching for the parents of two young children toddlers found alone at the.
"I wish I were sorry but I am not": Texas bombing suspect recorded statement on cellphone
"Only one place that's why he went to jail dick hafner hazel park schools redford union oak park they're closed more than two dozen schools in school districts around here are closed today because of social media threats to students at chandler park academy middle school in harper woods have been arrested for threats that were made a few days ago distributed via snapchat both charged with making a terrorist threat that's a felony austin texas bomber mark condit said on his cellphone confession i wish i was sorry but i'm not that's one of several new pieces of information from the investigation of the bombings and the take down of condit in austin he had what appears to be a list revealed on his statement to his phone that might have been a hit list of future places he was going to bomb paramedics mistakenly made contact with conduct before the authorities moved in on him hours before condit blew himself up ems was told that there was an emergency at condit's house here's part of the nine one one call stage at your fire station do not make the squad to eleven did you get the stage on this call now we didn't there's nothing here at this address that person said that from the ems rig because condit told them he had no emergency this may have spooked condit who then flew out in his suv and fled his final words were i wish i was sorry but i'm not law enforcement is still going through many leads to see of condit was working with anybody else or left behind anymore bombs the mayor of sacramento california says he's horrified by video showing police officers firing twenty times at an unarmed black man who was killed in a backyard shooting they thought he had a weapon but it turned out to be a cell phone the entire horrifying sequence unfolds in only a few seconds the fatal police shooting of stefan clark sunday night in sacramento police say the officers thought he was approaching them pointing a gun at them but investigators say they only found a cell phone on him the shooting took place in the backyard of clark's distraught grandmother right there dead and i told them murderers murderers president trump has taken the.
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"Seven sixty wjr news dick hafner a postal service mail carrier has been killed in a bizarre incident west of and arbor state police say fifty six year old tracy silo was delivering mail in lyndon township and was delivering a package to a home on blind lake road police say the mail carrier partner truck at the top of the driveway but the vehicle then roll down the driveway hit the mail carrier and crusher between the truck and a guardrail silo was dead at the scene seven current or former police officers have been charged with the michigan attorney general's investigation going on into falsifying of secretary of state records of salvaged vehicle so they could pocket the fees that are charged when the vehicles are inspected to see if they are stolen it's the latest in an ongoing investigation which has snared other bad cops police are investigating to try to find a motive that led mark condit in austin texas to set off those bombs around austin correspondent kristen holmes says the shooter recorded a video which police are calling a confession are still a lot of questions surrounding austin serial bomber mark conduct especially when it comes to motive now this is despite the fact that law enforcement found each one thousand five minute long video that they're calling a confession on condit's phone conduct terrorized austin for weeks detailing the differences among the weapons he built and amounts to a confession is motive remains a mystery condit recorded the video hours before he died yesterday after he detonated one of his bombs as a swat teams closed in on his vehicle oh parks.
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"Seven sixty wjr news dick hafner the suspect in bombings that terrorized residents of austin texas died this morning after a detonating an explosive inside his vehicle as a swat team tried to apprehend him on the side of a highway near austin texas authorities had tracked the suspect a twenty four year old white male to a hotel in round rock in the austin area police did not name the bomber but sources familiar with the investigation are now quoted as identifying the bomber as mark condit mark conduct police were able to locate this man using a variety of tactics including cell phone tracking surveillance footage taken at an austin fedex was also used to apprehend conduct these surveillance footage shows a man believed to be condit entering a fedex facility wearing what appeared to be a blonde wig and dropping off a package early today police tracked demands vehicle until he pulled over on i thirty five and the suspect detonated a bomb inside the vehicle that knocked one of the swat officers back on his back the officer sustaining some minor injuries another member of the swat team then fired his gun at the vehicle it's believed the evidence from the fedex store was the key to finding this suspect austin mayor steve adler says as the investigation continues there may still be unexploded packages out there don't know whether there's continuing threat or not and and they real confident that the suspect here is responsible but the investigation continues because they're still outstanding questions dr john huber as a psychologist and criminal profiler in austin texas huber speculates on the mindset of the bomber it's not like a mental illness per se like schizophrenia or depression but more of a personality flaw character flaw in the individual and it would show up in a personality evaluation of something like an antisocial personality disorder that being said not everybody with that disorder is gonna go to those extremes doctor huber was on the frank beckmann show as a circle of questions remains did he act alone are there any other bombs where did this man assembled the bombs what was his motive other than wanting to kill people wjr news time ten to southbound i seventy five is closed at i ninety four they're working on the warren avenue bridge which was hit by a semi yesterday afternoon we'll check in with mark mitchell shortly and see what's happening there.
Package bound for Austin blows up at FedEx building near San Antonio
"Sixty wjr news dick hafner package meant for austin texas blew up at the fedex building the facility from which it was being sent near san antonio texas one person a female employees there suffered minor injuries she was not hospitalized the fbi is saying that they and the local law enforcement of course are now at that facility near san antonio the fbi is quoted as saying it's more than possible that the blast is linked to the recent ones in austin texas the search continues in austin for what the police there described as a serial bomber for the planting of four powerful bombs this month two people have been killed four others wounded the austin police chief is telling everybody keep their eyes open to try to find out who's doing this is important now to be vigilant we have to pay attention to surroundings know where you are no if something looks out of place and that's beyond just packages like we were talking about with the first three incidents no something looks out of place really it's important to know your neighbors if you don't know your neighbors get to know them this is something that we're going to have to work on together as a community jaren news time six thirty one the.
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"Official says expected to get there it happened saturday fire officials said they didn't they showed up on time they disagreed with what the building manager had to say we tried calling nine one one and they kept wants voicemail sandy was busy i don't know about that we we don't look often the fire station we come we don't know anything about nine one one another multiple injuries were reported the cause of the fire remains under investigation a mother has been charged with two misdemeanor counts of child abuse for leaving her infant unattended in her car at a sam's club and southgate police responded to the store on northline road saw the baby in the vehicle and arrested thirty five year old jamie lynn thank oh of e course savenko was charged with fourth degree child abuse and child abuse leaving a child unattended in a vehicle she is expected to be arraigned on monday in southgate peter but taia the editor of the detroit free press appearing on the warren pierce show this morning addressed several issues regarding the news industry also shared his thoughts on fake news there's no question that the the press to to a large degree is under siege at the moment and to me that just makes it more important for us to do the best work that we can to deliver the news to people in a straightforward and and and reliable manner was named editor of the detroit free press in two thousand seventeen ford aims to replace toyota as the world leader of hybrid vehicles wjr's dick hafner reports at ford is.
Trump has signed the tariffs on steel and aluminium
"Seven sixty wjr news dick hafner south korea's foreign minister says that her government is consulting with the us on the planned summit between president trump and the north korean leader kim jong own correspondent will ripley has more from seoul south korea i think trump expressing optimism about the possibility of denuclearization but stressing economic sanctions will remain until an agreement is reached south korea's president calling the meeting almost miraculous but others expressing skepticism noting north korea has made these types of promises repeatedly accused by the us of cheating on previous deals in beijing reporter matt rivers where officials have a lot of clout on what north korea given that we were just hearing from senior administration officials earlier this week the negotiations between both sides were a long way away only to see within a matter of hours of the south korean delegation getting to washington dc that all of that changed and now the top negotiator on the north korean side and the top negotiator on the united states i could actually be sitting down within the next two to three months beijing must be looking at that like the rest of us than thinking that is absolutely remarkable and completely unexpected at least in the short timeframe president trump has signed the tariffs on steel and aluminum correspondent karen kay forces republican lawmakers continued to express their doubts about whether this is a good idea congressional republicans including house speaker paul ryan have warned of broader economic consequences some urge more targeted tariffs rather than risk a global trade war canada mexico are given a pass on tariffs for the time being the school shooting and parkland florida lasted six minutes and some of the nine one one calls from that fatal day of been released shortly after to twenty two pm on february fourteenth the nine one one call started coming in 911 what is your american well um a theme online invites the shooter wall the girl was saying she hears things in the whole way right now invested in the 1200 building she's hearing um noises correct the arraignment for suitor nicholas cruises march 14th that's one month after the fatal incident i'm john lawrence reporting wjr news time six thirty two some 1200 people showed up for an active shooter training seminar in troy last night led by troy police f other people or survivors are victims that were in.
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"Seven sixty wjr news dick hafner hook the shake rattled role continues in the markets mostly because of the aftermath of tariffs being placed in order by president trump and the resignation of gary cohn trump's chief economic adviser right now the dow jones industrials at the start of today's wall street session or down three hundred worker productivity there's report on that had held flat during last year's fourth quarter here's correspondent scott carr with those numbers analysts say it's the poorest performance since an outright declined in the first quarter of 2016 and evidence of the struggles the country's facing and boosting worker efficiency the labor department says the flat reading was a slight improvement over an initial estimate a month ago that productivity had actually fallen labor costs rose at an annual rate of two and a half percent in the fourth quarter a modest to gain that followed a one percent increase in the third quarter for the year of 2017 productivity rose one point two percent a week performance but a slight improvement from nogain at all in 2016 scott carr washington wjr news time nine thirty one number of protesters of a speech by the white separatist that michigan state university couple of days ago were from other states including a 27yearold chicago woman who when she was arrested was armed with brass knuckles a knife a baton and a plastic stabbing device of some kind that's according to court records hannah baker is charged with three felonies in connection with the clashes between protesters and police outside of that event featuring the all right activist richard spencer baker is one of thirteen protesters charged with felony his three m as you officer one state police trooper had minor injuries there were twenty five people arrested most of the charges are disorderly conduct misdemeanors that central michigan university student who shot and killed his parents in a dorm room according to the authorities has been officially charged nineteen year old james eric davis jr a hospitalized they made his first court appearance at the isabela county courthouse the a video for his arraignment judge paul chamberlain charged davis with two counts of open murder and one charge a felony firearm cow one courts gonna set bond at five hundred thousand dollars cow to five hundred thousand dollars cult three one hundred twenty five thousand dollars for a total of one point two five.
After Fights And Arrests, Richard Spencer Speaks To Tiny Crowd At Michigan State
"Great voice of the great lakes seven sixty wjr detroit hazy sunshine thirty seven degrees good afternoon ken rogulski wjr news mayor duggan will propose greater k through twelve efforts in tonight's state of the city address with a preview wjr's dick hafner mayor duggan will deal with plans to get the city involved with detroit public schools and the many charter schools that operate in the audience detroit school superintendent nikolai viti underscoring the main theme the speech will take place at western international high school duggan will deviate from his usual unscripted format and this time who use a powerpoint presentation that's wjr's dick hafner state police say some of the protesters who involved in trouble at michigan state yesterday during an appearance by a white nationalists were there to cause violence local police say about two dozen people were arrested for flights and rockthrowing outside the m issue egg building inside albright figure richard spencer spoke to a small crowd lieutenant mike shaw the michigan state police says causing trouble gets groups in the news unfortunately when you have the type of groups groups that show up to protest they may not even be protecting the card that they're on their narrator paid by other organisations are brought up there yet to cause trouble and that usually does the folk that we deal with he was on the beckmann program he worked for the court but officials say he was a crook wjr's gene fogel explains raines fortyseven are william lake of redford was a court officer for thirty six district court he was assigned to collect fines imposed by judges in the court instead prosecutors say he was pocketing the money that he received blake is accused of killing at least fifteen thousand dollars between september two thousand thirteen and april two thousand fourteen in one case authorities say is victim as a man of the cloth they say went to the east lake baptist church in detroit and demanded five thousand dollars in the pasture the passers have you only have a thousand dollars blake took that money and kept it gene fogel wjr news nashville mayor marion of make meghan berry has resigned from her position as part of a plea deal on a felony theft charge related to her admission that she had an affair with her former bodyguard while making the announcement berry says she will always support nashville well my time today is you mere concludes my unwavering love.
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"Seven sixty wjr news dick hafner applicable a fifth just not safe to be outside for a very long of this bitter cold we've got single digits as the real temperature below zero four the wind chills and the national weather service posting yet another windshield advisory around here the body of a nutty six year old woman with dementia who wandered away from her home was found in the snow on the grounds of a school in roseville also the oakland county sheriff saying the body of a woman believed to be around sixty years old was found in front of a house in orient township they say that that death is not suspicious fire chased several families who were living in a house in southwest detroit this was on burner and lawn dale neighbors rushed in to try to help all those people escape and they did there were eleven people living in this house new england bracing for this major winter storm lots of snow in areas like boston are forecast meteorologist patrick burke says high winds and white out also expected be heavy snowfall strong winds uh they'll make it dangerous to be outdoors dangerous travel uh even though we have seen the storm coming and the roads will be treated likely live snow will come down so heavily in quickly that it will kind of overwhelm uh those treatments in some areas so it's really best just to stay home if you can uh and if you do have to go out to make sure you're well prepared with plenty of clothing and um blankets and emergency kits slu closings also the list is growing as the bus stop temperatures are just going to be too cold for somebody kids there are a lot of schools and districts that are not in session right now and so the list is not as long as you might expect and as long as it would be next week if we of discount of whether check out the school closings.
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"The a he's 830 wjr seven sixty wjr news dick hafner detroit police busted up marijuana grow operation across the street from the eleven th precinct on the east side officer smelled a strong odour and simply follow their noses they say they upon hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of pot plants inside the building which was a vacant store and another illegal pot operation was busted nearby it was crossed read from a school much more pod was found there at seven mile and blake a church caused elementary middle school i mean who wants out in their neighborhood when arrested location number one no arrests at the second location the former trump adviser is cooperating in the russia investigation being led by the special counsel robert muller in addition to the charges against a former campaign chairman paul manafort in his associate rick gates here's correspondent jessica schneider has one two three punch of criminal charges all relating to the rush a probe it is sending shockwaves through washington especially since court documents show prosecutors indicate that this is just the beginning in fact george papa dopoulos his guilty plea was kept under wraps for several weeks because prosecutors didn't want to dissuade other witnesses from coming forward russians are suggesting that these allegations are done in a sloppy manner the russian foreign ministry this morning cites a factual error in the indictment against manafort as proof that the allegations are and their words cooked up these spokeswoman for the russian foreign ministry points out that the thirty one page indictment document against manafort wrongly describes yulia tymoshenko as a former president of ukraine in fact tummy shaneco twice served as the country's prime mr not president russia says this is sloppy eight people were killed while the is ready military hit a tunnel leading into israel from gaza the israeli army says it neutralize the terrorist tunnel leading into southern israel from the.
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"Seven sixty wjr news dick hafner police have chased and caught a kidnapping suspect who triggered an amber alert in detroit earlier this morning wjr's chris renwick has been following this story chris that's right dick and it started on i ninety four that's where this chase initially began it went through several stages puritan and myers west grand river in southfield an ended at seven admires at the home depot at that location police say they have a man and woman in custody in connection to that amber alert early this morning also in custody is the little too you're old girl who authorities are now saying that she has been taken to an area hospital by ems for treatment they are expecting her to be okay of course this all started very early this morning at around two thirty a m grady barrett the suspect the police were looking for was allegedly the suspect who took two year old sandra rene for her aunt's house on the city's west side from the twenty one thousand block of coral that sneer seven mile and losser a he took off in a two thousand an ig emcee sierra pickup truck in that same very pickup truck was at the scene where this a chase finally ended again a man and woman in custody the the little girl also in the hands of police she was taken to mary hospital for treatment she is expected to be okay reporting live chris renwick wjr news also a mother and her two year old girl were shot and wounded i'm detroit's east side this was onto komen mere hayes the shooter was apparently after the and who was driving the car detroit police said the trial was shot in the neck the twenty two year old mother was shot in the back now they're in fair condition were in the car being driven by the mother's boyfriend when another car pulled up started shooting and drove away to injuries reported after an explosion at a steel plant on drug island emergency crews responded to the us steel in river rues at least two people were taken to detroit receiving hospital with burns there was a fire at the old show lali bar in greek town overnight fire officials say there was a stove left on and off hot on the stove caught fire the flames spread the floor of the kitchen fire crews got there quickly and put it out nobody was hurt wayne county will pursue.
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"The here comes the doers and a lot more to come on the other side the frank beckmann show keeping you the best informed audience in all of radio and also giving you a heads up there is a impeach donald trump rally coming up in michigan very soon we're going to tell you about wjr detroit seven sixty wjr news dick hafner a congressman a congressional aide and to washington dc capital police officers were shot and wounded by a gunman on a baseball field in alexandria virginia this morning the gunman was also shot congress when steve scalise of louisiana was shot in a hip he is said to be in stable condition the wounds through the two officers were not lifethreatening there in good condition according to their police chief the shooting took place at a practice for the republican congressional baseball team they were practicing for a game scheduled replay tomorrow against the democrat roddick baseball team the shooter in police custody you're also went to hospital he's described by witnesses as a heavyset white male the fbi is taken over the case and the fbi special agent in charge tim slater gave an update of moments ago with this was that we know of such as human now push the organizers as highbury people in the military them out of their of your party members of congress were being targetted at ten on us eurelated tell if there are plenty of housing outlet online life threatening injuries donor everybody was transported to hospital is receiving medical treatment just don't know of the member laundry said that in the future ashura republican or democrat yet evening thursday politicallymotivated motivation not aware of that at all you cannot valley though may marker promotion on the weapons that don't know yet i don't know still it's really early in the investigation i don't know any of those tax rates too early to say one way or the other can you give us the condition of the suspect that suspect was taken to the hospital his condition on also the general condition of the officers were shot the thank the officers are doing better i'm not sure about the suspect detroit area congressman mike bishop was also on the field he spoke with paul w smith and with frank beckmann and bishop credits house majority whip steve scott leases security detail for saving.
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"Seven sixty wjr news dick hafner of you've heard woman has died after she had a slip and fall under bathroom overnight but the attempt to help her was delayed because police and the emt and countered dozens of dogs inside this house on hamburg on the east side police in animal control or taking the dogs out one at a time a neighbor called nine one one after one of the family members ran for help and that's when the dog house discovery was made neighbors say they didn't know the dogs were being collected by the family cause of the woman's death made the be determined by an autopsy there were no injuries and two large fires overnight one of detroit and an industrial supply warehouse on west eight mile the other was in a house on wildwood in southfield police are looking for the shooter who killed a 17yearold as that team was trying to buy a pair of air jordan shoes in northwest detroit a twenty one year old man was also shot and wounded a construction worker was rescued by firefighters after jumping into a trench which then collapsed around him at a construction site in warren he was struck under ground for hours he struggled to get out when the collapse occurred warren fire says that he was trapped under dirt and seriously injured a new push to curb methamphetamine production and it's used in michigan will be announced by attorney general bill schutte teaming up with the oakland county sheriff bouchard and other lawmakers and law enforcement attackers of modern simultaneous gun and suicide bomb assaults in iran the parliament building and the tomb of the republic's revolutionary founder the ayatollah komeini in teheran at least seven people have been killed and dozens have been hurt in the shooting and suicide bombings that have taken place the senate intelligence committee scheduled to question the director of national intelligence whose name of dan codes and deputy attorney general rod rosenstein on whether president trump tried to interfere with the russia investigation correspondent bill mattingly says the national.