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Pontiac man, last seen in October, found dead in home

— A 53-year-old Pontiac man who hadn't been seen by his neighbors in six months was found dead in his home by authorities, the Oakland County Sheriff's Office said Friday. More

Farmington man gets life term, apologizes for killing and dismembering girlfriend

A Farmington man apologized Friday for strangling his girlfriend and dismembering her body as a judge sentenced him to life in prison without the possibility of parole. More

Farmington man: Sorry for killing, dismembering girlfriend

— A suburban Detroit restaurant worker has apologized for strangling his girlfriend and then dismembering her body. More

Lawyers of oncologist accused of Medicare fraud want trial's venue moved from Detroit

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Detroit—Lawyers for indicted oncologist Farid Fata Thursday filed a motion to have the highly-publicized case set for trial in August moved out of metro Detroit. More

Oakland County authorities address heroin 'epidemic' at forum

Cathy Weir, happy that her son Dan Sims, 22, was in recovery for heroin abuse, was searching the web for what to do next when she discovered Families Against Narcotics, a support group for families dealing with addiction. More

Pontiac moves toward return to local control

The city of Pontiac moved a step closer Wednesday toward controlling its own finances. More

Officials: Substance mailed to Royal Oak police was cornstarch

Police, fire and hazmat personnel converge on the Royal Oak Police Department, where a substance was found, in Royal Oak April 15.. Daniel Mears / The Detroit News

A white, powdery substance addressed to a Royal Oak police detective turned out to be cornstarch, according to police officials. More

Police investigate bullets fired into at South Lyon East High

Lyon Township — Deputies are investigating evidence of bullets being fired into South Lyon East High School sometime over the weekend. More

Police find man dead, marijuana growing operation in Rochester Hills

Rochester Hills —A welfare check led deputies Monday night to what appears to be the natural death of a man and the discovery of a marijuana growing operation in the basement. More

Southfield expo is catering to marriage-minded gays

Karen Ryan is reopening her wedding chapel, expecting big business for gay and lesbian weddings. They will be officiated by Rev. Kevin Tersa of Lansing. 'Even when the law passes, there are churches that still will not perform (gay and lesbian) weddings,' Ryan says. Dale G. Young / The Detroit News

While same-sex marriages may not be legally recognized in Michigan, many local gay and lesbian couples who are hearing wedding bells are expected to head to the Ultimate LGBT Wedding & Anniversary Expo at the Southfield Civic Pavillion this weekend. More

Shelter trying to find new homes for 143 cats kept in Farmington Hills residence

About 70 felines are waiting to be adopted at the Animal Welfare Society of Southeastern Michigan Max Ortiz / Detroit News

Animal welfare officials are seeking new homes for dozens of cats and kittens who were surrendered by a woman living with 143 of the animals. More

1 shot at apartment complex in Pontiac

Pontiac — A 26-year-old man is in critical condition Friday after an early morning robbery and shooting at the Colonial Square apartment complex. More

5 arrested in retail fraud ring stole $3M in goods, authorities say

Photo of a handout photo from the Oakland County sheriff's department of the warehouse housing stolen merchandise. Elizabeth Conley / The Detroit News

Members of a police task force thought they were on track to bust a meth ring, but the trail led them instead to five Metro Detroiters who stole more than $3 million in merchandise, Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard announced Wednesday. More

Southfield man charged with killing live-in girlfriend

Michael Myers, Southfield homicide suspect Southfield Police Department

— A 53-year-old man has been charged in the weekend death of his 64-year-old girlfriend, who was found inside her Southfield apartment. More

Ex-mayor of Ferndale sues historical society over book contract

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When fashionable Ferndale's history is finally written — depending on the author — it might just include an ex-mayor's allegations of willful malice and deceit that he believes cost him the fame of authoring that very same book. More

Investigation uncovers $3M retail fraud ring in Hazel Park

Hazel Park — Authorities in suburban Detroit say they've broken up a retail fraud ring and recovered more than $3 million in merchandise. More

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