investigation http://michiganradio.org en Why do we still care about finding Jimmy Hoffa? http://michiganradio.org/post/why-do-we-still-care-about-finding-jimmy-hoffa <p>Here we go again.</p><p>The backhoe has been working away in a Michigan field surrounded by news trucks, satellite trucks and the breathless attention of local, national, and even overseas reporters.</p><p>It's yet another search for Jimmy Hoffa.</p><p>Federal agents revived the hunt for the remains of the Teamster president this week, bringing heavy excavation equipment to a field in Oakland Township, north of Detroit.</p><p>This time, the tip comes from an aging reputed Mafia captain.</p><p>Mr.&nbsp;Hoffa was supposed to be meeting with a New Jersey teamsters boss and a Detroit Mafia boss when he vanished in the summer of 1975 from a Detroit-area restaurant.</p><div>So 38 years later, why does anyone still care about where Jimmy Hoffa's body is buried?</div><div>&nbsp;</div><p>Michigan Radio’s political analyst&nbsp;Jack Lessenberry joined us today in the studio.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 21:04:11 +0000 Stateside Staff 13110 at http://michiganradio.org Why do we still care about finding Jimmy Hoffa? The dig continues in hopes of finding Jimmy Hoffa http://michiganradio.org/post/dig-continues-hopes-finding-jimmy-hoffa <p><em><strong>Update 6/19:&nbsp;</strong></em></p><p>The search is over, Reuters reported this afternoon. FBI officials left the field in Oakland Township <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/no-hoffa-fbi-officials-call-search-teamsters-boss-2">without a body</a>. &nbsp;</p><p><strong><em>Update 4:25 p.m.:</em></strong></p><p>Detroit News reporter Tony Briscoe&nbsp;is tweeting live&nbsp;from the dig.</p><p></p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 20:37:33 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 13106 at http://michiganradio.org The dig continues in hopes of finding Jimmy Hoffa Hospital worker accused of spreading of hepatitis C worked in Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/hospital-worker-accused-spreading-hepatitis-c-worked-michigan <p>Health officials say a traveling medical technician accused of infecting 30 patients with hepatitis C in New Hampshire may have worked at several Michigan hospitals.</p><p>A New Hampshire U.S. Attorney&#39;s Office <a href="http://www.justice.gov/usao/nh/press/2012/Kwiatkowski.html">media advisory</a> released earlier this week says the charges against Kwiatkowski relate to suspected thefts of the anesthetic Fentanyl.</p> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 20:23:16 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 8453 at http://michiganradio.org Hospital worker accused of spreading of hepatitis C worked in Michigan AP: Club promises inquiry into fatal boat race mishap http://michiganradio.org/post/ap-club-promises-inquiry-fatal-boat-race-mishap <p>The sponsor of a boat race from Chicago to Mackinac Island says it will investigate the capsizing of a sailing vessel that caused the deaths of two crew members during a storm in northern Lake Michigan.</p><p>Race chairman Greg Freeman said Tuesday that the Chicago Yacht Club commodore will establish a review board. Speaking online with reporters, he said the club wants to understand what happened and look for ways to improve safety guidelines.</p><p>The 35-foot boat WingNuts from Saginaw overturned during fierce gusts around midnight Sunday about 13 miles off Charlevoix.</p><p>Fifty-one-year-old skipper Mark Morley and 40-year-old crew member Suzanne Bickel died. A rival boat rescued the other six crew members.</p><p>Freeman says the storm arose after the race was well under way, so postponing it wasn&#39;t an option. Tue, 19 Jul 2011 19:15:03 +0000 The Associated Press 3379 at http://michiganradio.org Romulus Police Chief goes on leave after raids http://michiganradio.org/post/romulus-police-chief-goes-leave-after-raids <p>The <a href="http://www.freep.com/article/20110318/NEWS02/103180382/1001/news">Detroit Free Press</a> reports that Romulus Police Chief Michael St. Andre has taken administrative leave after State Police conducted searches at the Romulus police headquarters, his wife&#39;s tanning salon and other buildings associated with the police department.</p><p>The State Police searched the buildings for an investigation coordinated with the Wayne County prosecutor and the FBI.</p><p>Romulus Mayor Alan Lambert&#39;s statement is quoted in the Free Press article:</p><blockquote><p>&quot;Chief St. Andre&#39;s decision to go on administrative leave is motivated solely by his desire to ensure that the Police Department and the city can continue functioning without interference. His decision puts his long career in law enforcement in the backseat so the citizens of Romulus can get a full and fair investigation.&quot;</p></blockquote><p>The Freep reports the investigation into the police department&#39;s special investigative unit was started after complaints from a Romulus officer more than a year ago.</p><p>No charges have been filed. Fri, 18 Mar 2011 11:45:20 +0000 Mark Brush 1700 at http://michiganradio.org