FBI agents must reveal true names at Gov. Gretchen Whitmer kidnap plot trial, judge rules
Gretchen Whitmer kidnap plotters knew them simply as “Mark” and “Red.” They were actually undercover FBI agents. The trial is expected to last six weeks and Jonker said the names don’t need to be revealed until a day before the FBI agents are expected to take the stand. Kaleb James Franks of Waterford pleaded guilty Feb. 9, in U.S. District Court to conspiracy to kidnap, a potential life offense. More on MLive:Right-wing extremism isn’t on trialEntrapment accusations and scandal emerge in Whitmer kidnapping plot caseGrand Rapids man, alleged leader of plot to kidnap Gov. Whitmer kidnap plot, attorney saysmlive.com
Man cleared in 1987 double murder files federal lawsuit alleging he was tortured by Burge detectives
In its decision, the commission found that aside from the confession, the evidence against Smith was almost nonexistent. Detectives never investigated any possible motive for why Smith would commit the murders, details in the purported confession didn’t match physical evidence from the scene, and the detectives’ testimony about how Smith’s statement was taken was not credible, the commission’s report stated.chicagotribune.com
A beloved usher, and the COVID death that rocked Michigan athletics
Working the Crisler Center tunnel as part of the event team, Zavala was one of the first faces non-paying visitors would see. And if the guest had any connection to the Wolverines -- if he were, say, a former Michigan basketball player -- it was time for a quick selfie. “He was always the friendliest guy,” says Todd Lipa, an event team staffer and friend. That was the final home game for the Michigan men’s basketball team before COVID-19 canceled college sports until the fall. Several event team members attended the funeral service; more would have if not for COVID concerns.mlive.com
Retrial in ex-Portage Mayor James Snyder’s case pushed to March due to concerns about holding a jury trial amid pandemic
Snyder’s attorneys have argued that the soliciting bribe charge should be dismissed on the double jeopardy standard because Robert and Steve Buha, former owners of Great Lakes Peterbilt, were granted immunity with “no-notice, mid-trial” following a grand jury testimony that took “the court completely by surprise,” according to court records. With their testimony, “there is a strong likelihood that Mr. Snyder would have been acquitted,” according to court records filed by the defense.chicagotribune.com
How to execute talking about your ‘weaknesses’ at a job interview
I have not interviewed in more than 20 years, so I feel a little lost about what to expect. — RobertLast week we covered how to answer the “Tell me about yourself” question. This week, let’s look at what some consider to be another challenging question, “Tell me about one of your weaknesses.”Most candidates struggle when asked to identify one of their weaknesses; after all, aren’t we trying to appear as perfect with no apparent weaknesses? Be ready for different interview formatsWhen scheduling your interview, asking about the structure of your interview will help you prepare. Do you have a resume, career, or job search question for Dear Sam?mlive.com
How to prepare for what some consider to be the most challenging job interview questions
Prepare for the tough-to-answer questionsAre there specific questions you have had difficulty answering in the past? If so, script strong responses and practice answering those questions before the interview. To prepare for this question, review your background and identify your core value messages. These messages should comprise the skill you offer and the benefit of that skill to the prospective employer. Do you have a resume, career, or job search question for Dear Sam?mlive.com
Watch Local 4 News at 11 -- Aug. 18, 2020
Heres whats coming up on Local 4 News at 11:71-year-old man beaten, carjacked in Detroit after saving up to buy used truckHe saved and saved to buy a blue 2004 Ford F-150 Heritage pickup truck. The truck had more than 280,000 miles on it, but 71-year-old Robert didnt care. It was my dream, that was my lifesaver, that was my mobility. It was all I had, Robert said.
71-year-old man beaten, carjacked in Detroit after saving for 3 years to buy used truck
DETROIT He saved and saved to buy a blue 2004 Ford F-150 Heritage pickup truck. The truck had more than 280,000 miles on it, but 71-year-old Robert didnt care. Standing on his one good leg he was able to maneuver into the truck and put his walker in the back. He grabbed me by the hair, snatched me out of the truck and threw me out on the ground, Robert said. The Detroit Police Department is working the case and some kind neighbors are trying to help out, but he doesnt have money for a new truck.
How to help the sick, the hungry, others in need during the COVID-19 pandemic
No Kid Hungry has a plan to feed them, but we need your help.”Yes, it’s a group called No Kid Hungry -- and it appears to be the perfect place place to turn. With your help, we’ll continue to remove any obstacles to get kids the food they need," the group’s website said. We can’t stress this one enough: The American Red Cross needs you. Help patients like Robert today: https://t.co/iJpVmoWxZy pic.twitter.com/xXHbVPOkto — American Red Cross (@RedCross) March 18, 2020Don’t be nervous about giving blood. The Red Cross issued a news release about its need for blood on March 10.
The Show Has Gone In Such Unexpected Places: Aasif Mandvi On CBSs Evil
Hes performed a one man show off-Broadway, been in movies with Sandra Bullock and Owen Wilson, and now stars on the CBS drama Evil as Ben Shakir. Just the fun of it and the writing is so great, said Mandvi in an interview with CBS Locals DJ Sixsmith. The show has gone in such unexpected places that none of us expected it to go. He is so different from me and way better at fixing things and way handier, said Mandvi. It was an exciting challenge to enter that world.Watch the season finale of Evil Thursday at 10pm EST/PST on CBS and CBS All Access.detroit.cbslocal.com
Novi phone repair shop partners with Friendship Circle to benefit people with special needs
While having her phone fixed at the Pod Drop on Grand River Avenue in Novi, Hulverson found that Beckys art could be put through a special printer at the shop. Hulverson went to where Becky paints, the Friendship Circles Soul Studio in West Bloomfield, to show them what shes doing. He saw Beckys art and knew the work the Friendship Circle was doing with adults with special needs. Money from the sales will be split between the artists and the Friendship Circle. More information on the Friendship Circle can be found here.
My Character Gets More Complicated Every Episode: Katja Herbers On CBSs EVIL
Its Thursday and that means a new episode of EVIL is coming to CBS. The series has already been green lit for a second season and this experience has been a wild one for Herbers. While American audiences know Herbers for her darker roles on shows like Westworld, her experience back home in Holland was much different. I come from Holland and I come from comedy, said Herbers in an interview with CBS Locals DJ Sixsmith. Shes a bit of a flirt and she gets more complicated every new episode I read.Catch EVIL every Thursday at 10pm EST/PST on CBS.detroit.cbslocal.com
Wife of victim says she "sensed" something was wrong before WWII-era plane crash
Windsor Locks, Connecticut Tragic new details are emerging about the deadly crash of a World War II-era bomber. As the plane taxied, she gave a thumbs up, but she said she had a bad feeling during the flight. "I just sensed that that plane was going to go down," Riddell said. They believe the plane landed short of the runway, tipping to the right before careening into a building and exploding. Smoke rises from where a B-17 plane crashed at Bradley International Airport north of Hartford, Connecticut, October 2, 2019.cbsnews.com
Woman rescued by security guard after falling into Detroit River
DETROIT - A woman was pulled from the Detroit River on Wednesday night. She was rescued by a security guard from the Riverfront Towers Apartments who saw her fall into the water. The woman was sitting along the river's edge with her boyfriend when she fell in. The security guard is Robert (No last name provided), 21, and he is in the Army Reserves. Copyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Couple Allegedly Blew Through $120,000 Deposited in Their Bank Account Due to Clerical Error: Cops
A Pennsylvania couple landed themselves in hot water after they allegedly spent $120,000 that was accidentally deposited into their bank account. Robert and Tiffany Williams have been charged with theft and receiving stolen property after BB&T Bank mistakenly deposited the large sum in their bank account due to a bank tellers clerical error on May 31. The couple allegedly began spending the cash, paying off bills and buying a camper, according to reports. The bank contacted the couple on June 20 and let them know theyd be responsible for returning the funds, according to reports. While they initially told the bank they'd work something out, the couple eventually stopped answering and they were later arrested on three felony charges of theft and receiving stolen property.
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers' voice actor dead
LOS ANGELES (CNN) - Robert Axelrod, who was famous for voicing Lord Zedd and Finster on the '90s children's TV series "Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers" has died, his agent announced on Twitter. Axelrod's agent confirmed Axelrod had died Saturday in Los Angeles, California. "Robert enjoyed meeting his fans and inspiring them to follow their passions," his agent said in the Twitter statement. Axelrod started his career as a guitarist in the early 1970s before transitioning into voice acting in the 1980s, the agent said. Axelrod's voice brought characters to life in both the "Power Rangers" television series and 1995 film.
Alien Stock plans form after Storm Area 51 Facebook event goes viral
A souvenir shop beckons visitors near a junction that leads to Area 51 on July 19, 2014, at Amergosa Valley, Nevada. That is the name of the festival that is being planned as a result of a Facebook joke that went viral. Matty Roberts, who lives in Bakersfield, California, created an event page several weeks ago that called for people to join him in storming Area 51, a top secret facility in the middle of the desert in Nevada. The event page went viral and millions of people indicated that they would be willing to travel to the remote location. Despite naming the event "Storm Area 51, They Can't Stop All of Us," Robert says he doesn't want anyone to get hurt.