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Bacon, Pork Prices Rise As Deadly Diarrhea Virus Wipes Out Michigan Pigs

KALAMAZOO (WWJ/AP) - Love your bacon, ham and baby-back ribs? Get used to forking over more dough for your pork.

A virus that kills piglets at an alarming rate has been found on 93 farms in Michigan, according to the state agriculture department. 378 more words


Man, Elderly Woman Hospitalized After 'Suspicious' Fire

DETROIT (WWJ) - Detroit firefighters say a house fire that sent two people to the hospital might have been deliberately set.

The fire took off early Wednesday morning at a large brick home on East Grand Boulevard, between Mack and Gratiot avenues on the city’s east side. 103 more words


Mandatory Life Sentence Handed Down To Man Convicted In Backpage Murders

MACOMB COUNTY (WWJ) – A “no show” in court.

Twenty-six-year-old James Brown — the Sterling Heights man convicted on four-counts of first degree murder in the so-called “Backpage.com” case, didn’t attend his own sentencing Tuesday in Macomb County Circuit Court. 292 more words


Former Detroit Library Chief Admin Pleads Guilty To Bribery, Conspiracy Charges

DETROIT (WWJ) – The ex-technology chief for Detroit’s public libraries has pleaded guilty to bribery and conspiracy to commit bribery.

Forty-seven-year-old Timothy Cromer faces up to 15 years in prison when he’s sentenced. 36 more words


35 Counts Including Child Sexual Abuse Filed Against 67-Year-Old Man

TAYLOR (WWJ) – A 67-year-old Taylor man is facing nearly three dozen counts of sexual assaults against several young girls.

Bennie Ray Grimes is charged with 35 counts, including first and second degree sexual misconduct along with child sexual abuse and using computers to commit crimes. 66 more words


GM CEO Announces New Team Dedicated To Safety

NEW YORK  (WWJ) - As General Motors deals with the fallout from the company’s delayed small car recall, CEO Mary Barra says she will make safety a core part of the company’s product development process. 279 more words


Police: Facebook Video Shows Warren Teen Whipped As Punishment

WARREN (WWJ) – “This was a beat-down — this wasn’t discipline,” said Warren Police Commissioner Jere Green.

Police are investigating after a video was posted on Facebook showing a 14-year-old Warren boy being whipped by two family members. 283 more words