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Recent articles by Tresa:

6 indicted doctors in opioid case just got sued: They got 'rich on pain'

Six doctors are facing more legal headaches. First, the feds charged them with running a $500 million opioid scam. Now their patients are suing them. → Read More

Feds: Mich. doctor ran $8M cream scam by ripping off UAW members

Doctor attended UAW meetings to convince members that she could get them pain creams for free. She was really stealing from their health care fund. → Read More

Prosecutor: I don't need victim to charge De La Salle hazing suspects

The victim in the De La Salle hazing scandal won't talk, and doesn't want charges. But the prosecutor handling the case says charges can still be brought. → Read More

Sergeant suspended in cop killing case was once fired for being a coward

The Detroit police sergeant suspended with pay on accusations of not showing up at the scene of a shooting that killed a police officer has a troubled past. → Read More

FBI arrests 44 'violent fugitives' in Wayne County

In an effort to find wanted criminals in Detroit, authorities reviewed more than 2,300 outstanding warrants and learned that 360 involved dead people. → Read More

Slain Detroit police officer was outgoing, funny and 'loved, loved, loved' his job

Slain Detroit police officer Rasheen McClain was all about safety, colleagues say. He was outgoing, funny, looked out for his neighbors and 'loved' his job. → Read More

Slain Detroit police officer 'loved, loved, loved' his job

Detroit police Officer Rasheen McClain was shot and killed Wednesday night while responding to a 911 call about a break-in at a house. → Read More

Seven Mile Bloods gangster gets 40 years prison, no parole

Another gang member is going to prison as the FBI continues its crackdown on gang violence in Detroit. Robert Brown got 40 years on Wednesday → Read More

80-year-old Grosse Pointe carjacking victim is prominent 'Crime Stopper'

Unbeknownst to the suspect, the man he allegedly knocked to the ground is one of Detroit's most prominent crime fighters, John Broad. → Read More

Ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick used wedding card in latest appeal

Imprisoned ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has lost another fight to get out of prison. → Read More

Feds: Tumblr tip led to man with 20,000 child porn images on cell phone

The social media site Tumblr discovered a user was uploading child pornography. The feds were alerted. They found a suspect: a married Redford man. → Read More

De La Salle hazing victim won't talk to police. What now?

The alleged victim of the De La Salle football hazing ritual will not speak to police, however legal experts say the case could proceed anyway. → Read More

Police request assault charges against 3 De La Salle football players in hazing incident

Warren police are requesting that 3 De La Salle football players be charged with assault and battery due to a hazing incident at the school. → Read More

6th Detroit cop guilty in collision shop extortion scam

A sixth Detroit police officer has been convicted in a scandal involving cops taking bribes from collision shops in exchange for giving them business. → Read More

3 De La Salle football players suspended for hazing; police to seek charges

Warren police say many De La Salle football players have been hesitant to talk about the hazing scandal, and 12 players were silenced by their parents. → Read More

Funeral held for Grosse Pointe brothers Logan and Briggs Connolly who died in fire

A "Celebration of Life" was held Saturday to honor the Grosse Pointe brothers who died in a house fire on Monday. → Read More

Warren De La Salle: There is no cover-up; police involved in football hazing investigation

De La Salle says police are investigating the football hazing scandal that abruptly ended the team's season, and that it's fully cooperating. → Read More

Warren De La Salle football hazing claims: Players were violated with sticks, sources say

Police official says De La Salle high school tried to keep wraps on hazing scandal. → Read More

Catholic schools in Novi, Warren shut down to due shooting spree threats

Warren DeLasalle Collegiate, an all-boys school, sent an email home to parents Thursday alerting them about a "serious" threat. → Read More

Vigil of tears and heartache for Grosse Pointe brothers killed in house fire

The community embraces the family of two young brothers who died in a fire on Monday at an emotional vigil at St. Paul on the Lake Catholic Church. → Read More