PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) - Southeastern Michigan authorities say they've arrested a 17-year-old boy who chased his mother with an ax after she flushed his marijuana down the toilet. The Oakland County sheriff's department says the 36-year-old Pontiac woman called an emergency dispatcher Monday saying she'd locked herself in the bathroom and her son was striking the door with the ax. The teen is in jail while authorities prepare charges.
DETROIT (AP) - An expert says the shotgun used to kill a young woman on a porch in suburban Detroit wasn't accidentally fired by the homeowner. Detective Sgt. Shawn Kolonich of the Michigan State Police testified at the fourth day of trial for Theodore Wafer. The 55-year-old Dearborn Heights man is charged with second-degree murder in the death of 19-year-old Renisha McBride last fall. Wafer says he shot McBride in self-defense after she repeatedly pounded on his doors before dawn last Nov. 2.
DETROIT (AP) - Canadian Transport Minister Lisa Raitt and Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder have called a news conference Wednesday about the planned new $2 billion bridge linking Detroit and Windsor, Ontario. Snyder's office said Tuesday that Raitt and the governor "will make an announcement regarding the New International Trade Crossing" at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Canadian Club Heritage Center in Windsor. Michigan and Canadian leaders have agreed to build the bridge over the Detroit River between Detroit and Windsor. The bridge's Detroit footprint would be on the city's southwest side.
DETROIT (AP) - A judge has declared a mistrial after a jury deadlocked while deliberating the fate of a Detroit man accused of abducting, raping and killing his girlfriend's 5-year-old niece. Twenty-two-year-old Darnell Cheatham is charged with first-degree murder, torture, arson and other crimes in the death of Mariah Smith. Her burned remains were found in a vacant house in 2011. County prosecutors say they will retry the case.
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