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(U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration via AP)
May 01, 2018 - 8:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A veterinarian pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to U.S. charges that he turned puppies into drug couriers for a Colombian trafficking ring by stitching packets of liquid heroin into their bodies. Andres Lopez Elorza appeared in federal court in Brooklyn after being extradited from...
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May 01, 2018 - 5:46 pm
The Troy Police Department made a pawsitively huge announcement
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In this Jan. 12, 2017 photo, Bill Putman gets a kiss on the cheek from his daughter at the Putman's home in Caseville Township, Mich. (Jacob Hamilton/The Bay City Times via AP)
May 01, 2018 - 10:05 am
A federal indictment against 57-year-old William Putman II was unsealed Monday. He's free on bond.
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Dreamstime
April 30, 2018 - 11:11 am
MIDLAND (WWJ) - Police are urging residents in the Midland area to keep their pets indoors after a bear was sighted in the city. Emergency dispatchers telling WWJ that they are getting calls from people who have seen the black bear -- and now authorities are tracking the animal. They are warning...
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April 29, 2018 - 7:00 pm
DETROIT (WWJ) - Michigan Rules! There were roughly 700 high school teams from around the world competing at the FIRST Robotics World Championship, held in Detroit this year. Out of the four division winners, two were from the Great Lakes state -- including 'Team Rush' out of Clarkston. Kyle Hughes...
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April 26, 2018 - 11:48 pm
SOUTHGATE (WWJ) - Schools will be closed for a second day due to a threat of violence in the Southgate Community District. It wasn't an easy or quick decision -- with district officials earlier stating that school would be in session and later deciding it was not in the safety interest of the...
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April 26, 2018 - 4:47 pm
LANSING (WWJ) - If you are trying to renew your driver registration tabs or license today you might be left on the side of the road. According to a message tweeted out Thursday afternoon by the Michigan Secretary of State -- there are problems -- not just in Michigan but nationally. The message...
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April 26, 2018 - 4:07 pm
"Sometimes the source of the contamination is never identified."
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Shri Thanedar
photo: WWJ/Mike Campbell
April 26, 2018 - 3:47 pm
(WWJ) Michigan's leading Democratic candidate for governor Shri Thanedar is defending himself against a report he allowed animals to be left behind to die without food or water at a former medical testing lab he owned. The report first came out in USA Today in 2010 when Thanedar owned and operated...
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(Photo: Amy E. Powers)
April 25, 2018 - 6:37 pm
EAST LANSING (WWJ) - She was the first to person to file a Title IX complaint of sexual abuse at Michigan State University in connection with Larry Nassar -- now she may be setting her sights on shaping future policy at the school. Amanda Thomashow is exploring a bid for the MSU Board of Trustees...
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