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E. Jean Carroll defamation case: Judge denies Trump's motion for mistrial

Former President Donald Trump speaks at his caucus night event at the Iowa Events Center, Jan. 15, 2024 in Des Moines, Iowa. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

(NEW YORK) — Former President Donald Trump is on trial this week in New York City to determine whether he will have to pay former Elle magazine columnist E. Jean Carroll additional damages for defaming her in 2019 when he denied her allegations of sexual assault.. ...Read Full Story

New gun laws taking effect in Michigan


Michigan’s new gun laws take effect in a week. One of them has do with safe storage. By law, guns will have to be unloaded and locked with a trigger-locking mechanism or stored in a locked storage container. Michigan State Police First Lieutenant Mike Shaw says gun owners can get a lock for free at any state police post.. ...Read Full Story

Movement in Lansing to bring back Michigan film incentives


A was held in Lansing Tuesday on a plan to encourage big-budget movie productions to once again bring their projects to Michigan. The Michigan Production Alliance supports the program, which does not provide rebates to filmmakers. The newly-designed legislation would instead offer a tax credit. Barton Bund, an actor and board member for the MPA, says Michigan is missing out by not offering incentives, while neighbor states are benefiting.. ...Read Full Story

How climate change contributes to the atmospheric rivers slamming the West Coast

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(NEW YORK) — The California coast is currently getting pummeled with heavy rain from atmospheric rivers, essentially rivers in the sky that collect moisture from tropical areas and redistribute the water to higher latitudes. The current El Niño pattern is also favoring multiple rounds of heavy rain and an overall period of unsettled, rainy weather, forecasts show.. ...Read Full Story

St. Joseph remembers Mattox Williams


St. Joseph High School’s Student Center was packed on Saturday evening as the community remembered Mattox Williams. Mattox was diagnosed with bone cancer in his leg during his freshman year at St. Joe and after a two year fight against the disease, Mattox passed away early in the morning last Monday. Students, staff, teammates, classmates and community members attended his memorial service wearing purple to signify their support for Mattox. Mattox organized the “Hoops for Hope” fundraiser in December during the St. Joseph vs. Lakeshore game at St. Joe, which raised over $17,000 benefiting various pediatric cancer programs at Mott’s Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor, Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids, as well as the Marie Yeager Cancer Center in St. Joseph. Mattox turned 17 years old just weeks before his passing. St. Joseph is planning a special tribute to Mattox before their basketball game tonight, it’s St. Joe’s first home game since his passing last week. Donations can be made to Hoops For Hope on the Mattox Williams #25 – Support through Cancer Facebook page, or to the Yeager Cancer Center at Corewell Health Lakeland.. ...Read Full Story

Lawsuit alleges sheriff's deputies assaulted woman while she was hospitalized

Malia Ashad filed a lawsuit against five Alameda County Sheriff deputies after they allegedly denied her medical treatment ordered by a physician. (Pointer & Buelna, Lawyers for the People)

(CALIFORNIA) — A California woman alleges she was assaulted by sheriff’s deputies while detained in a hospital in 2022 and awaiting medical treatment, according to a federal lawsuit filed against five officers from the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office.. ...Read Full Story