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Live blog: Day one of trial for man charged with murder in shooting death of EMU football player

mlive.com — The murder trial for 21-year-old Ed Thomas, of Detroit, got underway in the Washtenaw County Trial Court Wednesday morning. Thomas is charged with open murder and armed robbery in the shooting death of Eastern Michigan University wide receiver Demarius Reed, 20, in October 2013 at an off-campus apartment.
Jul 23, 2014

RT @John_Counts: We're back on the record in the Demarius Reed murder trial. I'm live blogging here: mlive.com/news/ann-arbor…

Jul 23, 2014

We're back on the record in the Demarius Reed murder trial. I'm live blogging here: mlive.com/news/ann-arbor…

Jul 23, 2014

I'm live-blogging the murder trial in the case of #EMU football player Demarius Reed's homicide: mlive.com/news/ann-arbor…

Jul 23, 2014

Murder trial for man accused of killing Demarius Reed underway @John_Counts live blogging bit.ly/ml-drtt

Live: Mother of Renisha McBride takes stand in trial of Theodore Wafer

mlive.com — DETROIT, MI -- The screen door through which Renisha McBride was shot to death Nov. 2, 2013, her whereabouts in the hours before her death and Michigan's self-defense laws will be key issues in the trial of Theodore Wafer. Wafer, 55, of Dearborn Heights, is charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter in the killing of McBride, 19, of Detroit.
Jul 23, 2014

@Jmoon901 @Teri423 @GusBurns The judge has banned live video streams. We're providing live updates here: mlive.com/news/detroit/i…

Jul 23, 2014

@GusBurns taking over live updates as testimony continues in Ted Wafer trial over death of Renisha McBride mlive.com/news/detroit/i… #Detroit

Jul 23, 2014

RT @detroitkhalil: Text messages, vodka, marijuana subjects of testimony in first day of trial of Ted Wafer over Renisha McBride death. mlive.com/news/detroit/i…

Jul 23, 2014

Text messages, vodka, marijuana subjects of testimony in first day of trial of Ted Wafer over Renisha McBride death. mlive.com/news/detroit/i…

Jul 23, 2014

Emotional moments as Renisha McBride's mother takes the stand. Follow trial live here: mlive.com/news/detroit/i… pic.twitter.com/9mRADOJ6Z0

See new corn-husking technique put to test by MLive's Rosemary Parker

mlive.com — KALAMAZOO, MI -- A video making the rounds on Facebook last weekend showed a corn cob, cooked in the husk, sliding neatly out of the husk after the end was sliced off. I love fresh-from-the-field sweet corn but removing the husk before cooking is such a bother, especially when one cooks a dozen ears or more at a time, as I do.
Jul 23, 2014

RT @JustinDacey: I would always laugh at my mom when she tried to husk/cook corn. @rosemaryreal has a video which will come in handy: mlive.com/news/kalamazoo…

Jul 23, 2014

My colleagues, @rosemaryreal and @mbugnaski, have put together a cool video showing a new corn-husking technique. tinyurl.com/n557j87

Floyd Mayweather moves closer to promotional control as his company gets Nevada license

mlive.com — Mayweather Promotions was granted a Nevada promoter's license today in a unanimous vote by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Floyd Mayweather's next fight, a Sept. 13 rematch against Marcos Maidana, will be promoted by Golden Boy Promotions, which has promoted all of Mayweather's fights since 2007. Mayweather already planned to fight again Sept.
Jul 23, 2014

Mayweather Promotions secures Nevada license three weeks after getting New York license: tinyurl.com/me92nnd

Performance Network Theatre, under new management, announces new 2014-15 season

mlive.com — Though Performance Network Theatre's board of directors "suspended operations" on May 22, due to debt-load issues, it has since installed a new management team, led by executive director John Manfredi, and announced - on Wednesday, July 23 - a new 2014-15 season lineup. A press release contains complete details.
Jul 23, 2014

.#annarbor's @pnetheatre has just released a new 2014-15 season lineup. Check it out here: mlive.com/entertainment/…

Jul 23, 2014

Man escapes police after he's seen taking pictures up women's dresses s.mlive.com/I65kH4c via @mlive

Man escapes police after he's seen taking pictures up women's dresses

mlive.com — A 32-year-old Belleville man escaped Pittsfield Township police after employees at a grocery store reported he was taking pictures up the dresses of women shopping in the store. Pittsfield Township Deputy Police Chief Gordy Schick said police responded just after 7:30 p.m. Tuesday to the Meijer at 3825 Carpenter Road.
Jul 23, 2014

RT @Kyle_Feldscher: Man escapes police after he's seen taking pictures up women's dresses mlive.com/news/ann-arbor…

Jul 23, 2014

Testimony: EMU wide receiver Demarius Reed punched gunman in the face before he was shot s.mlive.com/qJg8C6k via @mlive

Detroit Tigers' Brad Ausmus explains decision to move Miguel Cabrera to cleanup spot in series finale

mlive.com — PHOENIX -- Miguel Cabrera is back at the cleanup spot for the Tigers. But don't get used to it. It's just a one-day thing, manager Brad Ausmus confirmed Wednesday. For just the third time this season, Cabrera has been penciled as the No.
Jul 23, 2014

Ausmus explains decision to move Miguel Cabrera to cleanup spot today, and several other lineup decisions. READ HERE: bit.ly/WEoOAb

10-year-old murder mystery solved as suspect confesses, faces 25 years to life in prison

mlive.com — GRAND RAPIDS, MI - The case is closed on a decade-old unsolved murder as Walter Antraell Wilson has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder as a habitual offender. Grand Rapids Cold Case Team investigators got the confession last week when Wilson, with his attorney present at the Kent County Jail, confessed to shooting Robert Anthony Farmer, 26, outside Miss Tracy's Liquor Store near Neland Avenue SE and Franklin Street.
Jul 23, 2014

10-year-old murder mystery solved as suspect confesses, faces 25 years to life in prison mlive.com/news/grand-rap…

Mayor Mike Duggan on tech hub coming to Detroit: 'Expect to see us win a lot more in the future'

mlive.com — DETROIT, MI - Shortly after becoming mayor of Detroit, Mike Duggan caught wind of a U.S. government-backed project meant to help the country regain its manufacturing prowess. With Pres. Barack Obama officially giving it his blessing in February, the $148 million American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute was set to open in Canton Township.
Jul 23, 2014

.@MayorMikeDuggan on tech hub coming to #Detroit: 'Expect to see us win a lot more in the future': bit.ly/1ocHPUL

Testimony: EMU wide receiver Demarius Reed punched gunman in the face before he was shot

mlive.com — Startling images of 20-year-old Demarius Reed lying dead on the landing of his Ypsilanti apartment building were shown to a jury and those who filled the Washtenaw County courtroom where 21-year-old Ed Thomas' murder trial got underway Wednesday morning.
Jul 23, 2014

Testimony: EMU wide receiver Demarius Reed punched gunman in the face before he was shot: mlive.com/news/ann-arbor…

Jul 23, 2014

Local fire departments receive donated equipment, foam to battle flammable liquid fires s.mlive.com/IISyzlJ via @mlive

Running back Mike Weber, a Michigan and MSU football recruit, visits USC this week

highschoolsports.mlive.com — If you were to ask Mike Weber what his top five college choices are to play football at next year, he'll give them to you. However, if you ask him the same question the next day, it may change. A star senior running back for Detroit Cass Tech, Weber continues to get more calls and interest from schools around the nation.

Man accused of firing shot to the back that paralyzed teen faces 27-years to life in prison

mlive.com — GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Rodney Scot Armstrong will face trial on two charges of attempted murder as a result of a downtown shooting that left one teen without the use of his legs After two days of testimony in Grand Rapids District Court where 16 and 17-year-old shooting victims were among those who identified 25-year-old Armstrong as the man who fired the gun in the early hours of June 18 outside a downtown restaurant.
Jul 23, 2014

Man accused of firing shot to the back that paralyzed teen faces 27-years to life in prison mlive.com/news/grand-rap…

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