BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) - A judge has sentenced a former Central Michigan University instructor to the maximum 14 years in prison for possessing child pornography. U.S. District Judge Thomas Ludington in Bay City also ordered 61-year-old Mark Ranzenberger to serve five years of supervised release. Ranzenberger pleaded guilty in September. He also admitted at that time to sexually abusing a child three times a week between 1995 and 2002.
DETROIT (AP) - More than $1 million in grants have been awarded to the Detroit Health Department to support new program development. The city says the programs include initiatives for early childhood, asthma care and treatment, environmental health programs and teen pregnancy prevention. The grants include more than $612,000 from the Kresge Foundation.
IONIA, Mich. (AP) - A prosecutor says an autopsy has shown a prison guard's' use of a stun gun to subdue a state prisoner didn't lead to his death. WOOD-TV reported Thursday that Ionia County Prosecutor Kyle Butler cleared the stun gun use as the cause of the Sept. 27 death of 24-year-old Dustin Szot at the Bellamy Creek Correctional Facility in Ionia.
FLINT, Mich. (AP) - Beginning in March local businesses across the city plan to help police combat crime by giving them a visual window. Lt. Todd Pillsbury tells MLive that Project C.A.T.T. Eye, which was named after the department's crime area target team, is modeled after a Detroit project that helped with a 50 percent drop in crime at businesses. Business owners that agree to form part of the program will pay $990 for Sonitrol to install four cameras, place signage and a green beacon.
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