Michael Elliot leaves a LaPorte County, Ind. courtroom after withdrawing his motion to fight extradition back to Michigan. (March 13, 2014)

Michael Elliot returns to Michigan

A convicted murderer who escaped from the Ionia state prison returned to Michigan after withdrawing his court motion fighting extradition from Indiana.…
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Teacher-student sex loophole bill stalled

In Michigan, if a high school student is a legal adult, a teacher can engage in a sexual relationship with him or her without fear of criminal charges. …
Incumbent Rep. Justin Amash faces challenger Brian Ellis in the Third Congressional District Republican primary.

Ellis advertisements criticize Amash votes

The first TV ad from the challenger in the Third Congressional District is another indication that the August primary race could become spirited.…
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Ex-guard breaks down Elliot escape mistakes

A former guard at the Ionia state prison from which Michael Elliot escaped said someone should have seen the convicted murderer pulling apart two chain link fences.…
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MDOC: Staff failures in Elliot escape

A Michigan Department of Corrections report concludes planning and prison staff errors allowed convicted murderer Michael Elliot to escape from the Ionia Correctional Facility.…
16-year-old Agustin Velasquez says he was assaulted by a Sparrow Ionia Hospital security guard. (March 4, 2014)

Teen hurt in fight with ER security guard

The boy says a hospital security guard assaulted him and gave him a concussion -- but police are painting a different picture of what happened.…