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Gus Burns


Hamtramck, MI, United States

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Past articles by Fergus:

State-run marijuana testing lab included in Michigan Gov. Whitmer’s budget proposal

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer included funding for a state-run marijuana testing lab in her fiscal year 2024 budget proposal. → Read More

Michigan marijuana business suspended after inspectors find untagged products

Michigan regulators shut down a marijuana processing facility in Shiawassee County Friday, Feb. 3. → Read More

Marijuana businesses to offer free cannabis to Michigan military veterans

A new Michigan marijuana program aims to provide free marijuana products to selected military veterans next year. → Read More

Michigan shuts down Flint pot shop accused of selling illicit marijuana

The Michigan Cannabis Regulatory Agency on Nov. 15 suspended operations at a Flint marijuana retail store. → Read More

Michigan has 32 marijuana proposals on local ballots. Some have murky origins

There are 32 marijuana-related proposals on ballots across Michigan that will be decided on Nov. 8. → Read More

There could have been 18 more victims, Michigan sheriff says of Oxford High School shooting

Had law enforcement from several agencies not intervened as quickly as they did, a Michigan sheriff thinks there wo → Read More

Race to the bottom? Plummeting Michigan marijuana prices great for buyers, bad for business

Michigan marijuana businesses are battling prices that have dropped nearly 50% in the last year. → Read More

Homicides are down but Michigan has a new ‘most-violent’ city, FBI stats reveal

A look at where Michigan cities rank in relation to violent and property crimes reported to the FBI in 2021. → Read More

What happened to Breanna? Listen to our new season of the Michigan Crime Stories podcast

Breanna Sharp was found dead at age 13 and left in an unmarked grave for years. How and why did it happen? → Read More

Search this database of Michigan’s 326 John and Jane Does

Search for unidentified remains in Michigan by county. → Read More

Breanna Sharp, 13, died in a stairwell. No one reported her missing. No one seemed to care.

Buried six feet beneath the earth, Jane Doe 08-8093 lay inside a vault with three other bodies in an unmarked grave. → Read More

Michigan marijuana industry ‘shocked’ by plan to move licensing director

Michigan Cannabis Regulatory Agency Director Andrew Brisbo is being moved to a new position within state government. → Read More

Major Michigan marijuana retailer shutters four stores

Lume, one of Michigan's largest marijuana retail chains, unexpectedly closed four stores Monday. → Read More

Faster Horses show goes on with few changes despite history of deaths, reported rapes, assaults

Amanda Cater hears her laughing. She hears her name. She is struggling as the fourth anniversary approaches. But she doesn’t see any sign the Faster Horses Festival organizers, promoters or performers empathize or are concerned. “My daughter is gone and it’s just a faint memory (to them),” said Cater, whose only child, 19-year-old Makayla Hostetler of Mason, died in 2018 when a vehicle struck… → Read More

Michigan moves to outlaw fake urine as marijuana popularity soars

Proposed laws in Michigan would make it a crime for anyone caught trying to beat a drug test. → Read More

New lawsuit could stall latest attempt by Detroit to enter recreational marijuana market

A new lawsuit is challenging creation of Detroit's long-awaited recreational marijuana industry. → Read More

Videos show East Lansing police shoot fleeing man in Meijer parking lot

East Lansing police on Thursday, May 5, released video associated with the April 25 shooting of 20-year-old DeAnthony VanAtten. → Read More

East Lansing police shooting video to be released after public call for transparency

East Lansing police have refused to release video of a shooting involving a 20-year-old man outside at a Meijer store on April 25. → Read More

Michigan police killings reach fastest pace in a decade amid sluggish reform

Michigan is on pace to have most killings of civilians by police since at least 2013, when comprehensive record keeping began. → Read More

Marijuana vending machine earned Michigan man $2,000 a day, federal agents say

A Detroit man is facing federal charges after Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) agents claim he was operating a marijuana vending machine on the side of his house that earned an average of $2,000 per day, nearly $1.6 million a year. → Read More