Courts Reporter, Grand Rapids Press
Grand Rapids Press Justice Reporter
mlive.com — LANSING, MI -- Michigan homeowners could have more time to avoid foreclosure but less time to reverse it under legislation moving quickly through the state legislature. The Senate Banking Committee on Thursday approved a four-bill package that would extend Michigan's 90-day pre-foreclosure negotiation period through early January -- when longer federal regulations kick in -- but shorten the post-foreclosure "redemption" period that gives residents time to reacquire or sell their home.
milawyersweekly.com — A northern Michigan law student claims that all but two counties in the state have illegal county commissions. Kent McNeil asserts that, under the Michigan Constitution of 1968, Article 7, sections 7, 8 and 9, there is to be a board of supervisors "made up of one elected official from each organized township in the county government," reports the Cheboygan News .
mlive.com — GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Police spoke with Latrice Maze about relationship troubles the same day authorities now believe her boyfriend choked her to death and placed her body in a Dumpster. But because there was no evidence of physical harm to Maze, the officer who responded says there wasn't much he could do to settle the domestic conflict.
mlive.com — GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- The cousin of Jahleel Hoskins, a Grand Rapids man charged with the murder of Latrice Maze, told a courtroom Wednesday that Hoskins admitted to choking Maze and later wrapping her body in a sheet taken from her daughter's bed.
mlive.com — LANSING, MI - The state Supreme Court said Michigan's medical marijuana law protects motorists with marijuana in their system as long as they're not under the influence. The ruling issued Tuesday, May 21, reverses a state Court of Appeals ruling that medical marijuana users cannot have any amount of marijuana in their system to legally drive.
mlive.com — WYOMING, MI - Amber Wilson, the 28-year-old Wyoming woman accused of attacking her mother and step-father with an ax in March, is not competent to stand trial, court records show. Wilson is charged with attempted murder and felonious assault for the March 6 attack on her 63-year-old mother and 74-year-old step-father.
m.apnews.com — BRIAN SKOLOFF and JOSH HOFFNER Published: 30 minutes ago Convicted killer Jodi Arias speaks during an interview at the Maricopa County Estrella Jail on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, in Phoenix.
mlive.com — KENTWOOD, MI -- A Kentwood man accused of running a stop sign on Forest Creek Drive in February, causing a crash that pinned two drivers in their vehicles, allegedly admitted to police he consumed a pint of brandy and pain pills prior to getting behind the wheel.
mlive.com — DOUGLAS, MI - Growing and providing medical marijuana will be restricted to Douglas' commercial and light industrial areas, under a new ordinance approved by the City Council.
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