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    Toledo Police are looking for two carjacking suspects. Officers tell 13abc a man was trying to help a woman jump start her car when he was shot in the hand. That's when two men took off with the woman's car.
    Toledo Police are looking for two carjacking suspects. Officers tell 13abc a man was trying to help a woman jump start her car when he was shot in the hand. That's when two men took off with the woman's car.
  • U. of Michigan plans $168M athletic facility

    U. of Michigan plans $168M athletic facility

    The University of Michigan wants to build a $168 million multi-use facility for its Division I Olympic sports, including track, tennis, cross country, rowing, soccer and lacrosse.
    The University of Michigan wants to build a $168 million multi-use facility for its Division I Olympic sports, including track, tennis, cross country, rowing, soccer and lacrosse.
  • Michigan lawmakers cracking down on human trafficking

    Michigan lawmakers cracking down on human trafficking

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 6:45 AM EDT2014-09-16 10:45:05 GMT
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan lawmakers plan to proceed with a bill making it easier for the government to seize property linked to suspected illegal activity. The legislation up for a vote Tuesday in the state House allows for the forfeiture of homes, cash and other assets in home invasion and rape cases. It's designed to crack down on human trafficking. The bill lets law enforcement take property and not give notice of forfeiture for 56 days. The current deadline is seven days. Supporte...
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan lawmakers plan to proceed with a bill making it easier for the government to seize property linked to suspected illegal activity. The legislation up for a vote Tuesday in the state House allows for the forfeiture of homes, cash and other assets in home invasion and rape cases. It's designed to crack down on human trafficking. The bill lets law enforcement take property and not give notice of forfeiture for 56 days. The current deadline is seven days. Supporte...

EVENING NEWS HEADLINES - NOVEMBER 9, 2012

BODY FOUND

The body of a woman was found in a field in Palmyra Township, Michigan just west of Blissfield. The Lenawee County Sheriff's office was called to a barn off of Scott Highway. The sheriff didn't talk about specifics but say there was evidence of decomposition and they believed the death was suspicious.

HOSTESS STRIKE

Local members of a bakers' union are on strike tonight. Members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Local 19 went on strike at the Hostess facility in Northwood. They're among several Hostess Bakeries nationwide picketing the company for imposing a contract rejected by 92 percent of the union's Hostess members in September.

CRAIGSLIST KILLER SENTENCED

(AP) - An Ohio teen has been sentenced to life behind bars for his part a deadly plot to lure men desperate for work with phony Craigslist job offers. Seventeen-year-old Brogan Rafferty has been convicted of aggravated murder and attempted murder. Three men were killed and a fourth victim was shot but survived.

FOODBANKS AND RECESSION

(AP) - Ohio food banks are distributing more food these days than during the recession a few years ago. The Ohio Association of Foodbanks says a difficult employment climate and increased costs for daily necessities are to blame. The association tells The Dayton Daily News food banks distributed 45 percent more food and supplies in fiscal year 2012 than they did just three years earlier.

PETRAEUS RESIGNS OVER AFFAIR

(AP) - Federal officials say an affair involving CIA Director David Petraeus was discovered during an FBI investigation. It's not clear what the agency was investigating. The former four-star general's resignation was accepted today by President Barack Obama, who called praised Petraeus' contribution to the nation.

FISCAL CLIFF

(AP) - A potential economic calamity is looming. It's called the "fiscal cliff" and involves taxes and spending cuts. President Barack Obama is signaling his willingness to compromise with Republicans, but he insists his re-election gives him a mandate to raise taxes on wealthier Americans. House Speaker John Boehner says such a move "will destroy jobs in America."

CAR SEAT RECALL

(AP) - The government is alerting consumers to a safety recall announced by Britax Child Safety Inc., involving more than 55,000 convertible car seats sold in the U.S. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says Britax, of Charlotte, N.C., has received reports of children biting and gagging on pieces of the HUGS pads connected to the seat's harness straps.

OJ SIMPSON TO TESTIFY

(AP) - A Nevada judge has set the stage for former football star O.J. Simpson to testify for the first time in the Las Vegas armed robbery and kidnapping case that resulted in his conviction and lengthy prison sentence. Simpson is expected to testify that he was so poorly represented by his trial attorneys that he should be freed and get a new trial.

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