Allie Gross Detroit Free Press Published 10:31 p.m. UTC Aug 17, 2018 Felicia Anderson shook her head as she looked at an outdated photo of 17529 Kentfield. The gray, ranch-style bungalow was visible from the 59-year-old’s bedroom window. She saw it every day. But it had been years since she glimpsed at it as it once was: well-kept and thoughtfully trimmed. A home. “Eli took care of it. Inside and out,” Anderson said as she looked at the Google Street View image from 2013, back when Eli Brown, her sister’s ex, lived in the northwest Detroit house. “He kept it up.” To a casual observer, the downfall of 17529 Kentfield was a slow unraveling — difficult to diagnose. Brown left in 2014. New people moved in. Then they moved out. At some point, the grass stopped being mowed. Trash and discarded personal belongings started to stack up out front. Pipes, the garage door and a wrought iron gate were scrapped. By May 2018, … [Read more...] about Detroit real estate game creates chaos in neighborhoods
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UPDATE: Former high ranking Lake County police commander Daniel Murchek is indicted in the towing bribery scandal CROWN POINT — Dan Murchek, a former high-ranking administrator, is charged and will plead guilty to lying to the FBI about his involvement in the deepening Region towing bribery scandal.The U.S. Attorney's office made public early Friday a one-count indictment against Murchek, shortly after the 24-year veteran of the Lake County police force ended his law enforcement career with an abrupt resignation.U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge John E. Martin arraigned Murchek, 57, of Schererville on the felony, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. He was freed on bond.Although Murchek pleaded not guilty Friday, attorney Caitlin Padula, who represented Murchek in court, said Murchek already has signed a plea agreement admitting he lied to FBI agents Nov. 14, 2016, when he denied receiving an illegal campaign contribution from an … [Read more...] about A history of corruption in government in Northwest Indiana continues
Driving the Day Good Tuesday morning. Happy Fourth of July! The Capital Weather Gang: “D.C.-area forecast: Celebrate July 4 with a classic summer day and a chance of storms.” “Today: Partly sunny, hot, low p.m. storm risk. Highs: 89-93. Tonight: Possible evening storm, warm. Lows: 69-75.” http://wapo.st/2sIyFEY THE PRESIDENT is in Washington and will have a picnic for the military. He left the White House this morning at 9:23 a.m. THE VICE PRESIDENT is traveling to Grandville, Michigan, (population 16,000) for its Fourth of July parade. He’ll also attend the picnic.Story Continued Below WHAT THE WORLD IS TALKING ABOUT -- “North Korea claims it tested first intercontinental missile,” by AP’s Hyung-Jin Kim and Foster Klug in Seoul, South Korea: “North Korea on Tuesday claimed it successfully test-launched its first intercontinental ballistic missile, a potential game-changing development in what may be the world’s most … [Read more...] about HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY — NORTH KOREA claims it has tested an ICBM — ‘a 10,000-km-range missile that can hit New York isn’t far off’ — BACK TO THE BEACH: New Jersey gets budget deal — ALEXANDRA PELOSI’s new doc
LATEST: Two caught in Portage with BB-style guns near school released by police, charges pending PORTAGE — Two men target shooting with BB-style guns Thursday triggered a district-wide lockdown of the city's public and private schools, Portage police said.The two men were later apprehended near Fegely Middle School, but have been released from police custody.Police Chief Troy Williams said the men were brought back to the station and later released. The reports will be forwarded to the Porter County Prosecutor's office for potential charges. The names of the two men were not released pending the filing of formal charges."It is not a crime to walk on a street with a rifle, but it's not the norm," Williams said.Reports of men with weapons near the school triggered a flood of police response just after 7:30 a.m.Williams said the incident is a reminder of the public safety concern created by people who carry weapons near public school buildings, especially 24 hours after a mass … [Read more...] about 5 important stories you need to know from Thursday: Two caught in Portage with BB-style guns near school released by police, charges pending. Indiana Supreme Court rules Lake Michigan shoreline belongs to all Hoosiers.
UPDATE: South Dakota man ID’d as person shot dead in officer-involved shooting at Merrillville car dealership MERRILLVILLE — A suspect accused of entering a car dealership armed with a knife Wednesday is dead following an officer-involved shooting at Art Hill Ford Lincoln dealership on U.S. 30, authorities have confirmed.The 30-year-old man was identified Wednesday afternoon by the Lake County Coroner's office as Jimmy Terry, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Griffith Police Chief Greg Mance, a spokesman for the Northwest Indiana Major Crimes Task Force, said the task force is investigating the shooting that involved Merrillville police. Merrillville police were called out at 11:38 a.m. to Art Hill Ford Lincoln, 901 W. Lincoln Highway, after receiving a 911 call that a man was armed with a knife and "chasing an employee" inside the dealership, Mance said. As officers arrived, Mance said they received updated information from 911 dispatch that Terry had … [Read more...] about 5 important stories you need to know: South Dakota man ID’d as person shot dead in officer-involved shooting at Merrillville car dealership. 3 Floyds files plans for major expansion that would more than double its size.