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Novi man arrested after phone threats to CNN in Atlanta

Jan 23, 2018
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A Novi man was arrested last week and now faces federal criminal charges following an FBI investigation alleging he called CNN Atlanta headquarters several times with threats to “gun down” employees for presenting “fake news.”

According to federal court documents filed by the Eastern District of Michigan, 19-year-old Brandon Griesemer was arrested January 19 for a federal threatening charge. He has also been charged with interstate communications with intent to extort.

Are schools gaming the system or following the rules?

Jun 25, 2013
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Governor Snyder’s school reform agenda includes rewarding schools for so called best practices.

Those include providing physical education, offering online instructional programs or blended learning opportunities, or being a school of choice. Districts meeting seven out of eight of those best practices are eligible to receive 52 additional dollars per pupil in the district.

City clerks in Thaddeus McCotter’s former Congressional district say his resignation has created a “nightmare” scenario for them.

McCotter’s resignation last week means clerks in suburban Detroit’s 11th Congressional district have to do a lot more work in very little time.

Livonia city clerk Terry Marecki says she was surprised when state officials called the special election to fill what will amount to just a few weeks of McCotter’s remaining term.

“I kept thinking, ‘There is no way they can dump this on us,’” Marecki said.