CINCINNATI (AP) - A federal appeals panel in Cincinnati will hear arguments over a Trump administration effort to deport some 1,400 Iraqi nationals. A U.S. district judge in Detroit last year blocked the deportations to give the Iraqis time to challenge their removals. American Civil Liberties Union attorney Lee Gelernt says many of the Iraqis are Christians or other minority groups who fear being tortured or killed if returned. U.S. authorities say they committed crimes in the U.S.
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan Supreme Court is crossing the Mackinac Bridge for the first time. The court is hearing a case Wednesday in Sault Ste. Marie. Justices try to schedule arguments outside Lansing during each term, but spokesman John Nevin says a visit to the Upper Peninsula is unprecedented. The case involves a dispute over a golf cart crash in suburban Detroit. The case will be heard at Lake Superior State University.
OAK PARK, Mich. (AP) - Prosecutors say a suburban Detroit police officer who fatally shot a hatchet-wielding man in December acted in self-defense. The office of Oakland County Prosecutor Jessica Cooper determined earlier this year that the officer was cleared of wrongdoing in the death of 48-year-old Todd A. Stone. Oak Park police say Stone called them and said he had a gun and hatchet. Officers responded and one of them shot him three times as he advanced toward police.
MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) - Authorities say a woman's body was found in home in western Michigan three days after the partially boarded-up structure was gutted by fire. Muskegon Heights Fire Chief Christopher Dean says the body was found Tuesday under debris on the second floor by a state police fire investigator. The house was believed to be vacant prior to the early Saturday fire. Debris from a partial roof collapse as well as darkness while firefighters were on the scene may have contributed to the body being missed.
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