Dearborn Heights boy's friend lights him on fire for social media challenge
A Dearborn Heights boy suffered second-degree burns when his friend lit him on fire for a social media challenge.
Tabitha Cleary said her 12-year-old son, Jason, was at a friend's house Saturday when she heard screaming.
"So we came running out. That's when we saw his friend Bryce riding him on the bike with no shirt on," Cleary said. "I start to freak out. 'Take him to the hospital, take him to the hospital.' I'm crying. He's crying."
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The cause of a plane crash that killed three people Thursday near a Lansing airport is unknown. Learn more .
Mother charged with manslaughter
An Oakland County mother has been charged in connection with the death of her 7-month-old child, officials said.
Police were called at 4:43 a.m. March 23 about a 7-month-old baby who was possibly dead at a home in the 3000 block of Lakeview Drive, according to authorities. Deputies and paramedics went to the home and pronounced the baby dead.
Man accused of raping child arrested
Authorities say a man who kidnapped and raped a 10-year-old child more than 10 years ago in Detroit was arrested Thursday in Mexico.
Corey Deshawn Gaston was arrested in Guadalajara, Mexico, after he eluded officers in 2008 in connection with the 2007 sexual assault.
What is EEE?
Local 4 spoke with an expert from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services about mosquito-borne EEE, an illness that has killed four Michigan residents this year.
Eastern equine encephalitis has been confirmed in nine Michigan residents this year, in Barry, Berrien, Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo and Van Buren counties. Health officials said 33 animals have also tested positive for EEE.
Campus sex assaults
According to crime reports, college students are at an increased risk of being sexually attacked during the first few months of their first and second semesters in college.
Statistics claim college women are twice as likely to be sexually assaulted than robbed and the rapist is usually someone they know.
For many young men and women, college is their first chance at freedom but many don't realize that college women between the ages of 18 and 24 are three times more likely than women in general to experience sexual violence.
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