ClickOnDetroit NIGHTSIDE report -- Monday, May 20, 2019

Family battles to keep adopted son with violent history in psychiatric hospital

A Metro Detroit family's adopted son, who has threatened to kill them, is currently in a psychiatric treatment hospital.

Now, the family says the state of Michigan is threatening to charge them with neglect if they don't take their 16-year-old adopted son, Alex, home. The family is terrified and they have filed a lawsuit.

Metro Detroit family battles to keep adopted son with violent history in psychiatric hospital

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Aretha Franklin notes

Three handwritten wills have been found in the suburban Detroit home of Aretha Franklin, months after the death of the "Queen of Soul," including one that was discovered under cushions in the living room, a lawyer said Monday.

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178 cats removed

Animal control officers removed 178 cats from a West Bloomfield Township home in the 1700 block of Elsie Drive from April 24 to May 17.

Officials said the Oakland County Animal Shelter and Pet Adoption Center will seek animal neglect and abuse charges against the West Bloomfield Township homeowner in what is being called the largest animal hoarding case in Oakland County history.

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Murder charges

Prosecutors say a case involving a woman's body that was found in a dumpster went beyond murder. 

James Cockerham, the man charged in the death of a woman whose remains were found in an east side dumpster, made his first appearance in court Monday.  

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Thief steals boy's dog

A dog named Cobra means everything to an 11-year-old boy with special needs, but that dog was stolen in front of him from his family's backyard.

It happened in the area of Morang Avenue and McKinney Street on Detroit's east side Friday afternoon. Christian had just gotten off the bus and was walking to his driveway when he noticed two people walking away with a puppy that looked just like his.

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