Deontae Mitchell

2 hardened criminals are in custody in connection with the abduction and murder of a 13-year-old Detroit boy.

Deontae Mitchell’s body was found in a field on Detroit’s eastside on Thursday. He was abducted at gunpoint Tuesday night outside a grocery store.

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female suspect

A Detroit woman was taken into custody 2 hours after police released high-definition surveillance video that provided crystal clear images of the woman’s face.

The dramatic video begins with a verbal argument between the occupants of two cars at a Mobil gas station on Detroit’s west side just before 4:30 a.m. Sunday.

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Aretha Franklin and Evrod Cassimy

The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin is following closely on the heels of Patti LaBelle‘s sweet potato pies success.

In addition to donating food and overnight hotel stays for 25-50 people in Flint, Michigan, Franklin is launching her own line of food that will soon be available in grocery stores near you.

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Obama kiss

With the stroke of a pen yesterday, President Barack Obama signed an executive order beefing up “sexual orientation” employee protections that already exist within the federal government.

The new executive order gives protections to gays, bisexuals, and transsexual employees of federal contractors. The executive order does not include religious exemptions — meaning Catholic, Jewish and Muslim organizations that do business with the federal government cannot fire employees whose sexual preferences conflict with the organizations’ religious morals or beliefs.

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Charlie Bothuell V

The stepmother of a 12-year-old Detroit boy — who was found hiding in his father’s basement 11 days after he went missing — was taken into custody on Thursday. Monique Dillard-Bothuell, 37, was arrested for a probation violation, USAToday reports. She was charged with carrying a concealed weapon in 2013.

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Charlie Bothuell V

12-year-old Charlie Bothuell V was presumed dead after he went missing from his father’s townhouse a week and a half ago. On Wednesday, while serving a search warrant on the home, police found Charlie hiding behind a makeshift barricade in the basement of his father’s home.

The basement had been searched thoroughly by police and cadaver dogs early on in the investigation. Authorities believe the boy was not in the basement when it was searched previously.

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