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Defenders special: Bashara: The Verdict

Watch the Local 4 special "Defenders: Bashara: The Verdict." Bob…

Heroin, painkiller abuse on agenda at drug summit in Detroit

Federal law enforcers from six states are meeting in Detroit to…

Defenders: top 4 dangers at the waterpark

If you're headed to squeeze in a few more trips to the waterpark…

Pregnant jail inmate pushes for release

She wants out and the jail is backing her up.

He maintains he is innocent in his wife's murder.

Bob Bashara believes he deserves new trial

Bob Bashara said his attorneys failed to follow his suggestions for…

Snyder accepts White Boy Rick's request for commutation

No juvenile busted for drugs in Michigan has ever served this long…

Could ruling set White Boy Rick free?

Releasing non-violent drug offenders from life sentences has gained…

Defenders: how strong is ISIS in America?

How strong is ISIS in America? The Local 4 Defenders sat down with a…

July 30, 1975: Jimmy Hoffa disappears from the Machus Red Fox parking lot in Bloomfield Township. Sometime between 2:15-3:30 p.m., Hoffa is believed to have called his wife and friend Louis Linteau from a nearby pay phone. It was the last time anyone heard from Jimmy Hoffa. He was legally declared dead in 1982.

40 years later, Hoffa case remains open

Forty years ago Thursday, Jimmy Hoffa disappeared from a Bloomfield…

Ex-inmate uses experience to encourage young people

Toni Bunton has a story to tell about crime and punishment, and the…

Defenders look at Detroit's criminal groups

Detroit is making big strides in its comeback. But to really get…

Summer safety: Is your playground safe?

While the majority of parks are safe, there are some concerns…

Kwame Kilpatrick investigations

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