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Billy Joe Bennett (credit: Oakland County Sheriff's Office)

Ex-Convict Charged With Murder, Rape In 1988 Death Of Woman

Murder and sexual assault charges have been filed in Pontiac, nearly three decades after an 88-year-old widow was found dead in her home.

CBS Detroit–08/29/2015

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Hackers Strike At Data Of Thousands Of Michigan Catholic Workers; Social Security Numbers Stolen

Hackers cracked a computer network and got access to Social Security numbers and other personal information of more than 10,000 people who work for Roman Catholic churches or church affiliates around Michigan.

CBS Detroit–08/29/2015

TOLEDO, OHIO - AUGUST 4:  Algae floats in Lake Erie at Maumee Bay State Park August 4, 2014 in Oregon, Ohio. Toledo, Ohio area residents were once again able to drink tap water after a two day ban due to algae related toxins.  (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

Algae In Western Lake Erie Eats Into Fishing Business

A year ago, the toxins contaminated the drinking water for 400,000 in the Toledo area and southeastern Michigan.

CBS Detroit–08/29/2015

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Protesters Speak Out Against Proposed Mosque In Sterling Heights

Police say people gathered in the area of 15 Mile between Mound and Ryan Roads around 11 a.m. in opposition of a potential mosque going up in the area, with more protests scheduled for Sunday.

97.1 The Ticket–08/29/2015

MSP Trooper Chad Wolf (credit: Michigan State Police)

GoFundMe Campaign Launched To Support Family Of State Trooper Killed On I-75

State Police Lieutenant Monica Yesh said the incident should serve as a reminder for drivers to be vigilant in staying focused behind the wheel, especially while changing lanes.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/29/2015

Amir Hekmati (Credit: Free Amir Hekmati/Facebook)

Rally Shows Support For Former Michigan Marine Imprisoned In Iran

Dozens of people attending a rally in Michigan have released balloons to mark the four-year anniversary of Iran’s refusal to free Amir Hekmati, a former Marine from Michigan.

CBS Detroit–08/29/2015

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Open Houses Scheduled For 2 Fully Rehabbed Detroit Homes

The work on the houses is part of the “Rehabbed and Ready” program, an effort to help stabilize neighborhoods by rehabilitating empty houses and making them move-in ready for auction.

CBS Detroit–08/29/2015

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Indian Man Living In Michigan Drowns In Lake St. Clair

While at a work function, the man went swimming behind a home on Lake St. Clair and a short time later coworkers were unable to find him.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/28/2015

Keith Rowley (photo credit: City of Southfield)

Friend Of Drowned Southfield Fire Chief Admits He Was Intoxicated While Manning Boat

William Jeffrey Jr. of Troy pleaded guilty during a Thursday arraignment to misdemeanor operating a vessel while intoxicated.

CBS Detroit–08/28/2015