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The Mackinac Bridge will be closed to vehicle traffic this morning.  The bridge authority is ready to deal with long traffic backups and other inconveniences to holiday travelers.


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The Trump administration will lift a ban on the military giving some surplus equipment to police departments, and some members of Michigan law enforcement are welcoming the change.


Vetoed Criminal Justice Bill Getting Revived

Jul 10, 2017
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State lawmakers are taking another run at establishing a database for criminal justice information.  The governor vetoed an earlier effort.


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The Mackinac Bridge will be largely closed to vehicle traffic the morning of Labor Day. 


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Four Washtenaw County police agencies are working together this month to increase education, compliance, and knowledge about driving through one of the county's 18 roundabouts.

89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry spoke with Sergeant William Clock of the Ann Arbor Police Department's Special Services division about the "roundabout enforcement project" underway now through the first of May.


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Police officials say taking away the penalty for refusing a roadside breath test could increase instances of operating while intoxicated.  But a bill in a state House committee would do just that. 


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A state Senator is involved in a joint investigation with the FBI and Michigan State Police


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Legislation meant to improve law enforcement hiring practices made it through the state Senate Thursday.


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It’s been a rough week for a lot of people as we continue to pick up the pieces from what is now being called a “once-in-a-century weather event.”


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Some rural freeways and highways in Michigan might see a speed limit increase.  That’s if Governor Rick Snyder signs a package of bills headed for his desk.


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Speed limits could soon be going up on some Michigan highways.


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A former USA Gymnastics doctor and Michigan State University professor has been charged with criminal sexual assault.  Dr. Larry Nassar was arraigned Tuesday on three counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct in the first degree for allegedly abusing a girl under 13 years old. 


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Michigan non-profits are looking into an innovative way of fighting human trafficking.  The idea is to take advantage of free advertising on Google.

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The Michigan State Police is getting money for a few initiatives – including help with rape kit testing. 

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There are now two desks on the floor of the state House draped with black ribbon and bedecked with flowers. 

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As the summer travel season gets underway, local law enforcement officials will be conducting their annual crackdown on seat belt use.


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New bipartisan legislation in the state House would create a statewide active shooter alert system. 


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State Attorney General Bill Schuette and Michigan State Police Director Kriste Kibbey Etue have announced that $1.7 million will go toward processing Michigan's nearly 2,000 untested rape kits. Law enforcement agencies in Washtenaw County are responsible for more than 100 of them.

 

 


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A judge has dismissed the case against a man who was charged under the State Police crime lab’s controversial THC policy. 


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A group of criminal defense attorneys says the Michigan State Police should no longer oversee the state crime lab.  Jake Neher reports.


'Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over' Crackdown Results

Oct 6, 2015
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The results for the end of the summer Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign are in.  That's the crackdown Michigan State Police and other local law enforcement agencies held between August 21st and the Labor Day Holiday weekend.


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Officials say a backlog of 11,000 untested rape kits is almost cleared. In some instances, the cases go back more than three decades. However, some victims will have to wait years for justice. 


As the investigation into what happened continues, Ann Arbor officials release the names of the officers involved.

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Policing will increase this spring at the Michigan Capitol, but officials say they have no plans to add metal detectors.  

 State police will bring more personnel to the Capitol area and will enhance its technology as well.     That includes making better use of video camera monitoring and introducing thermal imaging to spot intruders in parking lots and outside the Capitol after dark.

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  Local, county and state law enforcement officials say they're stepping up patrols to catch drunken drivers during a period that includes St. Patrick's Day, the NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments and spring break.

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