Trial in Whitmer kidnapping case to be livestreamed by Jackson County judge
JACKSON, MI -- Trial proceedings for three Jackson County men accused of providing aid to a plot to kidnap Gov. The trial of Joseph Morrison, Pete Musico and Paul Bellar, scheduled to begin Oct. 3, is being streamed to the YouTube channel of Jackson County Circuit Judge Thomas Wilson. Attorneys involved in the case said it is expected that Ty Garbin -- another one of several men charged in a 2020 plot to kidnap Whitmer -- will testify during the trial. More from The Jackson Citizen Patriot:Legacy of longtime Jackson boxing teacher continues at new gymWho has the best football helmet in the Jackson area? Amtrak train derailment shuts down tracks in Jackson CountyJackson County residents can dispose of household hazardous waste at this eventmlive.com
Ex-chaplain gets probation for trying to meet up with suspected minor in YouTube video
CARO, MI — A Bay City man and former chaplain has received a probation sentence for trying to meet up with what he thought was a minor, an incident that was caught on video and published by a YouTube vigilante. The judge deferred Bader’s remaining 347 days in jail, meaning he will only have to serve them if he violates probation. The charge stems from a video posted on YouTube on Feb. 1, 2020. Though the alleged meeting occurred in Bay City, the exchange of messages or solicitation occurred in Tuscola County, Reene has said. Bader lived in Caro at the time, though he now resides in Bay City.mlive.com
A YouTuber said he traveled nearly 3,000 miles from California to Panama to be in a MrBeast video, knowing he'd likely appear for just 90 seconds
A YouTuber known as Ludwig, whose real name is Ludwig Anders Ahgren, said he traveled from California to Panama to be in 90 seconds of a MrBeast video.news.yahoo.com
The parents of a 16-year-old YouTuber in India livestreamed a tearful plea for help after she disappeared. Within hours, police found her, reports say.
Parents of Indian YouTuber Kavya Yadav, known as "Bindass Kavya," announced that their daughter was missing before she was found by police.news.yahoo.com
Bay City man pleads to felony years after viral YouTube video showed him meeting with suspected minor
CARO, MI — A Bay City man and former chaplain charged with two felonies after a YouTube vigilante published a video of him trying to meet up with what he thought was a minor has accepted a plea deal. The video goes on to show its creator meet with Bader during daytime hours in the parking lot of the Dow Bay Area Family YMCA at 225 S. Washington Ave. in Bay City. Though the alleged meeting occurred in Bay City, the exchange of messages or solicitation occurred in Tuscola County, Reene has said. Bader lived in Caro at the time, though he now resides in Bay City. Read more:Caro man faces felonies after vigilante’s viral video leads to his arrestBay City police warn against vigilante videos even after one leads to an arrestYouTube vigilante accused of smashing phone of woman who confronted him in Bay Citymlive.com
A YouTuber dropped a $300,000 Mercedes-Benz truck through the roof of a house in a series of extreme stunts designed to test how tough it is, according to a video
YouTuber WhistlinDiesel posted three videos extreme-testing a Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon, appearing to use a crane to drop it on the roof of a house.news.yahoo.com
This 29-year-old makes $114,000 a month in passive income: ‘4 businesses you can start today for $99 or less'
Charlie Chang started several of his passive income streams — which now gross an average of $114,000 per month — with $0 down. He shares four passive income businesses that anyone can start for "less than $100."cnbc.com
Japanese kickboxer Rukiya Anpo demolishes ‘street fighters’ who interrupted training session
Footage of Japanese kickboxer Rukiya “Demolition Man” Anpo recently went viral for showing him beating up uninvited fighters who interrupted a training session – or did they really? A video of the fight shows a group of "street fighters" seemingly barging into the gym where Anpo, 26, and fellow Japanese kickboxer Kosei Yamada, 29, were training. Several social media posts claimed that the "street fighters" challenged them to a fight.news.yahoo.com
Russian disinformation spreading in new ways despite bans
After Russia invaded Ukraine last February, the European Union moved to block RT and Sputnik, two of the Kremlin's top channels for spreading propaganda and misinformation about the war. Nearly six months later, the number of sites pushing that same content has exploded as Russia found ways to evade the ban. NewsGuard, a New York-based firm that studies and tracks online misinformation, has now identified 250 websites actively spreading Russian disinformation about the war, with dozens of new ones added in recent months.news.yahoo.com
‘Great school year’ anticipated after first day of Flint 2022-23 academic year
The first-year teacher took roll at Holmes STEM Academy alongside many other Flint Community Schools teachers Wednesday morning as the district returned to the classroom for a half day on Aug. 3. Entering the second full school year since the COVID-19 pandemic began, staff and students at Flint schools were for the first time able to take off the masks if they choose to do so. “I’m just anticipating a great school year.”Enrollment remains steady around the 3,000 to 3,100 mark, Jones said, but an official count will take place on count day in October. At Thursday’s event, staff will learn of building renovations, parking lot improvements, goals set out in the strategic plan and more, Jones said. A full calendar for the 2022-23 school year is available on the Flint schools website.mlive.com
Here’s your chance to win a custom motorcycle
There’s a reality docuseries of a unique kind on YouTube and social media that’s inviting you to be part of the action. It’s called the “Call Sam Chopper Shop,” and you can follow along with former Detroit Red Wing Darren McCarty as a one-of-a-kind motorcycle is brought to life for a very special cause.
What Tuesday's primary results say about Trump's hold over the GOP
Results from Tuesday's primary elections in five states shows how much influence former President Donald Trump still has over the Republican party. Several Trump-endorsed candidates in multiple states won the GOP nomination. CBS News senior White House and political correspondent Ed O'Keefe joins "CBS News Mornings" to discuss the results.news.yahoo.com
YouTube to remove videos spreading abortion falsehoods
YouTube will begin removing misleading videos about abortion in response to falsehoods being spread about the procedure that is being banned or restricted across a broad swath of the U.S. The move announced Thursday by the Google-owned video site comes about a month after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the case that had protected the legality of abortion in the country for nearly 50 years.
Crash victim pushes to keep care threatened by Michigan’s no-fault auto reform
Michigan’s no-fault auto reform has meant more options for drivers, and it can translate to savings for some. But what about the thousands who suffered catastrophic injuries in car accidents before the law went into effect?
EXPLAINER: How platforms dealt with 'RINO hunting' video
When a GOP Missouri U.S. Senate candidate released a video Monday in which he cocked a gun after calling for a hunt of fellow Republicans who he believes are “RINOs,” or Republicans in Name Only, Facebook scraped it off its platform within a few hours.
EXPLAINER: How social platforms are dealing with the Taliban
As the Taliban negotiates with senior politicians and government leaders following its lighting-fast takeover of Afghanistan, U.S. social media companies are reckoning with how to deal with a violent extremist group that is poised to rule a country of 40 million people.
Seller of vaccine disinformation has YouTube channel removed
A major seller of disinformation about Covid-19 and its vaccines online has had one of its channels removed from YouTube, days after an investigation by The Associated Press detailed how they work with other spreaders of false information to make money.