Humane Society offers $2,500 to catch puppy killer
DETROIT (AP) - The Michigan Humane Society has announced a $2,500 reward for information in a case in which an armed robber killed a man's puppy by smashing it against the pavement.
The animal rights group says one of the robbers also fired a shot into the leg of Sean Harris about 2 a.m. Monday outside a Coney Island restaurant on Detroit's west side. It says Harris was picking up food for his mother.
WXYZ-TV has broadcast portions of security video (http://bit.ly/1Awk5PT ) showing one of the robbers raising the 9-week-old Shi Tzu puppy over his head as he prepares to kill it. The video also has a close-up of one of the suspects.
The Humane Society asks that anyone with possible information on the case to call 313-872-3401.
Man who killed woman on porch sued for millions
DETROIT (AP) - A suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch is being sued for more than $10 million.
The parents of 19-year-old Renisha McBride filed their lawsuit against Theodore Wafer on Tuesday in Wayne County Circuit Court. A jury convicted the 55-year-old Wafer of second-degree murder on Aug. 7. He'll be sentenced Sept. 3.
Wafer shot McBride in the face in November at his Dearborn Heights home. He says he acted in self-defense after hearing pounding at his doors.
McBride had crashed her car hours before and an autopsy found she was drunk.
Monica McBride and Walter Simmons accuse Wafer of wrongful death and negligence in their daughter's killing.
Wafer's lawyer, Cheryl Carpenter, tells WWJ-AM that her client has no money because of the cost of his defense.
GM considers expanding youth summer job program
DETROIT (AP) - A General Motors program that pays high school students to spruce up parks and schools may spread from Detroit and Flint to Pontiac.
GM product development chief Mark Reuss (ROYS) says he'd like to add Pontiac to next summer's program. No decision has been made.
GM paid 106 students for 10 weeks this summer to work revitalizing 17 parks and 15 schools. Members of the GM Student Corps also were mentored by GM retirees in financial planning, resume writing and other subjects.
The program is in its second year. The Flint area was added this summer.
The student interns celebrated the end if the program on Tuesday.
Reuss says it could also be started in cities with GM factories nationwide someday.
Man, 55, dies from Hank Williams Jr. show attack
INDEPENDENCE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) â€? Authorities say a Detroit-area man has died from injuries he sustained during a confrontation with a teenager at a Hank Williams Jr. concert.
According to the Oakland County sheriff's office, the 15-year-old boy shoved the 55-year-old Westland man on DTE Energy Music Theatre's concourse Sunday night.
The venue is in Independence Township, northwest of Pontiac.
Capt. Christopher says that Robert Kobe died about noon Tuesday at McLaren Hospital Pontiac.
The sheriff's department says Kobe fell to the ground, striking his head on the concrete.
The Wayne teen was at the concert with his father. He's been released pending the completion of an investigation.
TUBING ACCIDENT-BIG RAPIDS
Boy dies 2 days after Muskegon River tube accident
BIG RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - A 16-year-old boy who was pulled unconscious from the Muskegon River after a weekend tubing accident has died.
The teen was taking part in an outing in Big Rapids with young people from the Muslim Community of Western Suburbs on Saturday afternoon.
The mosque in the Detroit suburb of Canton says on its website that Abid Malick died Tuesday. It says his funeral will be at the mosque on Thursday.
Big Rapids Public Safety Director Andrea Nerbonne says group members were tubing in the river behind Big Rapids Middle School about 4:30 p.m. Saturday when the teen fell from his tube. She says the boy was pulled from the river near the mouth of Mitchell Creek and airlifted to Grand Rapids Spectrum Health.
CAR-TRUCK FATAL-HURON COUNTY
Woman, son die in 2-vehicle crash in Huron County
SHERIDAN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Authorities in Michigan's Thumb say that a woman and her son were killed when she failed to yield at an intersection and collided with a crossing pickup truck.
The Huron County sheriff's department says the crash happened about 3:15 p.m. Monday in Sheridan Township, south of Bad Axe.
The Huron Daily Tribune of Bad Axe and The Saginaw News say the crash killed 42-year-old Marie Wolschlager and 20-year-old Bryan Bevier. Both lived in the Bad Axe area.
The department says that 18-year-old Elizabeth Shepard was a passenger in Wolschlager's car and was seriously hurt. It says a helicopter took her to a Saginaw hospital.
The department says the 31-year-old man driving the pickup was able to get out of his truck.
Lighthouse near Mackinac Island up for auction
MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. (AP) - A lighthouse near Mackinac Island is available for purchase.
The latest bid for the Round Island Passage Lighthouse was $20,000, as of Tuesday. The sale began Monday with an opening bid of $10,000.
The Detroit Free Press reports (http://on.freep.com/1pa6ASn ) the online auction is open to nonprofits only who must register to bid.
The building with a 71-foot tower is on state-owned Great Lakes Public Trust bottomlands, which isn't being sold.
The Round Island Passage Lighthouse opened in 1948 to mark a passage between Mackinac and Round islands in Lake Huron.
UNCLAIMED LOTTERY PRIZE
$218,000 Michigan Lottery prize goes unclaimed
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan Lottery ticket worth $218,000 has gone unclaimed for a year and was deposited into the state's fund for K-12 schools.
The lottery said Monday the winning Fantasy 5 jackpot from the Aug. 16, 2013, drawing was sold at the Garden City Fuel Stop in the Detroit suburb.
Fantasy 5 tickets are valid for one year from the drawing date. Because the one-year date fell on a weekend, the ticket holder had until 4:45 p.m. Monday to claim the prize.
Michigan prosecutors reviewing missing woman case
MONROE, Mich. (AP) - Monroe County prosecutors say they have received a sheriff's department report about a woman reported missing and found a day later and could decide this week whether to file charges.
Chief Assistant Prosecutor Joseph Costello Jr. says officials are reviewing the report received Monday. It details the case of the 18-year-old who authorities say claimed she was abducted Aug. 7 in Bedford Township, just north of Ohio, and was found safe 16 hours later in the Detroit suburb of Ecorse.
Costello wouldn't discuss potential charges but says prosecutors have "an open mind." He added a decision is possible by the end of the week.
Ecorse police have said she lied about being abducted and want Wayne County prosecutors to charge her. A department spokeswoman says officials haven't received any reports.
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