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Human trafficking survivor wants to help others identify warning signs

A woman who was trafficked starting at the age of 12 and survived 18 years of sexual abuse is sharing her story.

D'lynn wants to tell her story so the system can be changed and human trafficking victims can be saved. She said her story began when she was 12 years old and ran away from her home just outside of Seattle.

Human trafficking survivor details 18 years of sexual abuse to help others identify warning signs

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  • A Ypsilanti Township man was arrested after shooting a friend in the chest, according to police. Learn more .

  • John Beilein will no longer be coaching Michigan basketball. Read more .

  • Authorities have suspended the search for a plane that went missing in Benzie County. Learn more .

  • Police are investigating after electronics were stolen from a Detroit school. Read more .

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Ex-state trooper sentenced

A jury found former Michigan State Police Trooper Mark Bessner guilty April 17 of a lesser charge of involuntary manslaughter in connection with the death of Detroit teen Damon Grimes.

On Monday, Bessner was sentenced to five to 15 years in prison. Judge Margaret Van Houten said 15 years is the maximum sentencing Bessner can face.


Animal abuse task force

A new animal abuse task force in Southeast Michigan is taking a new and different approach to tackling the problem.

Penalties for animal abusers across the state of Michigan have increased, and now in Macomb County, there's a new task force in place to specifically target and prosecute the cases.


Deadly crash

A Canton Township teenager is accused of speeding through a red light and crashing head-on into another vehicle, killing the other driver, according to authorities.

Micaiah Carlin Minor, 17, was driving south on Belleville Road around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, police said.


Rep. Rashida Tlaib's Holocaust comments

Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlabi's comments about the Holocaust made during a podcast interview have sparked controversy around the state.

Her comments came in the context of the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians. At one point, she referenced the time immediately after the Holocaust.


Burger Bracket 2019: Who has the best burger in Metro Detroit? Vote in first round

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