Jan. 6 defendant convicted on separate weapons charges
A jury has convicted a Navy reservist from Virginia accused of storming the Capitol on Jan. 6 on separate charges that he illegally possessed silencers disguised to look like innocuous cleaning supplies. The conviction Wednesday night against Hatchet Speed in U.S. District Court in Alexandria comes a month after a jury failed to reach a verdict in his first trial, resulting in a mistrial.news.yahoo.com
Mistrial declared in gun case against Capitol riot suspect
A federal judge in Virginia has declared a mistrial in a firearms-related case against a U.S. Naval reservist who is separately charged with storming the U.S. Capitol. U.S. District Judge Michael S. Nachmanoff declared the mistrial on Friday after a jury in Alexandria, Virginia, failed to reach a unanimous verdict on charges that Hatchet Speed illegally possessed unregistered silencers for guns. The Washington Post reports that Justice Department prosecutors intend to retry the case against Speed.news.yahoo.com
Michigan State CB Ameer Speed has lofty goals after transfer from Georgia
EAST LANSING – Ameer Speed has already spent five years in college, earned a bachelor’s degree and won a national championship last season at Georgia. After transferring to Michigan State in January, the cornerback is closing out his last fall camp in college and embracing new challenges with the season opener against Western Michigan just a week away. “I’ve always been impressed with his skillset and what he can do and his size,” Tucker said of Speed last month. There’s plenty of competition at cornerback and Speed and Williams – who won a national championship at Alabama in 2020 before transferring to Michigan State – are the veterans in the group. I want to bring that here and experience that with these guys.”Related Michigan State football stories:How Mel Tucker views Michigan State’s depth late in fall camp4-star WR Demitrius Bell decommits from Michigan StateMel Tucker must compete to keep Michigan State’s strong 2023 recruiting class intactDetroit Cass Tech 4-star DL Jalen Thompson commits to Michigan StateMichigan State adds Auburn graduate transfer kicker Ben Pattonmlive.com
FBI: Naval reservist said he stormed Capitol with Proud Boys
A U.S. Naval reservist who was assigned to an agency that operates spy satellites told an undercover FBI agent that he stormed the U.S. Capitol with members of the far-right Proud Boys extremist group and has espoused anti-government and antisemitic ideologies, federal authorities said in court records unsealed on Thursday. Hatchet Speed was arrested on Wednesday in McLean, Virginia, on misdemeanor charges stemming from the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection, including disorderly conduct in a Capitol building, court records show. The FBI says Speed, whose birth name was Daniel Abraham Speed, is a petty officer first class in the U.S. Naval Reserves and was assigned to the Naval Warfare Space Field Activity at the National Reconnaissance Office.news.yahoo.com
CB Ameer Speed’s transfer from Georgia to Michigan State was ‘easy decision’
EAST LANSING – When Ameer Speed was wrapping up high school, the cornerback whittled down his recruitment to two schools. The biggest factor was his future position coach at the time – Mel Tucker at Georgia or Harlon Barnett at Michigan State. He found one at Michigan State where Tucker is heading into his third season as the head coach and Barnett oversees the secondary. … I played a little bit of receiver in high school,” Speed said. We had a very good season last year, so I think the pieces are coming together.”Related Michigan State football stories:Sticking with Michigan State pays off with NFL opportunity for Connor HeywardInjuries factored in Michigan State WR Jalen Nailor betting on himself in leap to NFLMichigan State QB Payton Thorne settles into veteran role while targeting next stepsOne season at Michigan State has Kenneth Walker III living a dreamFormer Michigan State players chase NFL hopes on pro daymlive.com
Superstar Racing Experience: Greg Biffle Says He’s Excited To Get Back To Grassroots Racing In Series
Biffle, along with Scott Speed and Scott Bloomquist, were added to the driver lineup for the SRX series and all three are ready to take on the kind of tracks they grew up on this summer on CBS.detroit.cbslocal.com
Rise in speeding drivers puts Macomb neighborhood children at risk, residents say
MACOMB TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Since the coronavirus pandemic began, one Metro Detroit neighborhood saw a dramatic rise in speeding vehicles. Drivers have used the Macomb Township neighborhood as a way to cut through, putting children and families at risk. “But this feels like a main road.”Local 4 Defenders set up a radar gun and caught drivers going way over the speed limit in the neighborhood filled with children. Residents said the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office was asked to patrol the area, but all they did was put up a device to track a vehicle’s speed. Since the Defenders began looking into the problem, the Sheriff’s Office reinstated the radar trailer in the subdivision to gather more data from speeders.
Local Eats: Jackson Candy & Fudge Factory is like stepping back in time
JACKSON, MI -- Jackson Candy & Fudge Factory is something out of another century. The 1890′s-style candy shop at 1522 E. Michigan Ave. in Jackson features hard to find candies, chocolates, fudge and more. “The main goal is to create an experience for anyone who walks in,” said co-manager Danielle Speed. The business makes its fudge in-house but the chocolates come from Asher’s Chocolate Co. in Pennsylvania and the truffles come from Vermont, Speed said. & Fudge Factory is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.mlive.com
Catching up with Cameron Frye
Alan Ruck made his name as Cameron Frye in Ferris Buller’s Day Off, and since then has gone on to score roles in major Hollywood productions like Speed and Twister, and in TV series like Spin City and Succession. Ruck recently made a throwback to his role in Ferris Buller in an ad for Liftmaster’s new smart garage system. He said he’s been keeping in touch with the cast of Spin City, and that he’ll be able to reconnect once he’s back in new York. He said that they had at least nine different buses, all rigged for different movie stunts. For more from Alan Ruck, watch the video above.
Flint man killed in rollover crash on I-75 near Grange Hall Road
A Flint man was killed Friday morning when his vehicle rolled over on I-75 near Grange Hall Road, Michigan State Police said. They believe the driver lost control of the vehicle while traveling southbound on I-75. The vehicle rolled and he was ejected from it. Police said the man was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. Moreover, the man was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, police said.
Lauren Speed of 'Love Is Blind' talks love, marriage, and real life
click to enlarge Photo courtesy of NetflixA young Lauren with her father, Bill Speed. The couple wed in 2018, and according to Speed, their marriage is still going strong.Speed is a Detroit native she and her brother, music producer and DJ Nick Speed, grew up in Southfield. Meanwhile, the entire experience has been surreal for her older brother, Nick Speed. My brother for sure had the screw face throughout my whole wedding, Speed says with a laugh. The couple recently launched a YouTube channel,My wedding and marriage was definitely not the conventional process, Speed says.metrotimes.com