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Local Updates from ABC News Radio for Detroit.

Wednesday
Apr162014

Man, 20, Wanted on Multiple Felony Warrants

(DETROIT) -- Detroit Police are seeking the public's help in locating a 20-year-old man, who is wanted on multiple felony warrants.

Detroit Police said Jarquis Landers i's wanted for a carjacking and violating probation.

He's described as a Black male, about 5' 7" in height, weighing approximately 140 pounds, with a short dread locks hairstyle.

Police said Landers is known to frequent the city's west side, and should be considered armed and very dangerous.

Anyone with information on Landers' whereabouts is asked to contact Detroit Police at 596-5640 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.

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Wednesday
Apr162014

State-Licensed Commercial Fishing Brings in 35 Percent More Value

(LANSING, Mich.) -- The Michigan Department of Natural Resources said on Wednesday that state-licensed commercial fishing was up over 35 percent in 2013.

State-licensed fisheries caught over 3.6 million pounds of fish worth about $5.53 million before processing, marketing and retail sales. While the overall harvest fell short of 2012's figures in terms of overall weight -- down about 150,000 pounds -- the gross dockside value was up $1.44 million.

The Michigan DNR says most of this increase in value is attributed to an increase in the price of lake whitefish.

The overall participation rate remained the same, with 31 active state-issued licenses operated by 20 businesses fishing in Lake Huron, Lake Michigan, Lake Superior and Lake Erie. The 20 businesses added an estimated $25 million to the state economy.

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Wednesday
Apr162014

City, Community Groups, Businesses Pledge to Maintain More Parks

(DETROIT) -- The city is teaming up with community organizations and businesses to help take care of more of Detroit's parks this summer.

Officials have announced that the city is comitting to maintain 150 of the more than 300 parks across Detroit. Meanwhile, community organizations and businesses have committed to maintaining an additional 65 city parks this summer.

According to officials, this is a huge jump from just around 25 city parks being regularly maintained last season.

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Tuesday
Apr152014

Detroit Man Accused of Fatally Stabbing His Mother

(DETROIT) -- A Detroit man has been accused of fatally stabbing his mother.

The Detroit Free Press reports that Pamela Williams, 54, was fatally stabbed at her Detroit home on Sunday.

Her son, Jeremy Dijon Williams, 25, has been arrested and charged with open murder.

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Tuesday
Apr152014

Royal Oak Police Station Evacuated After White Powder Found

(ROYAL OAK, Mich.) -- A white powdery substance found in an envelope resulted in the Royal Oak police station being evacuated on Tuesday morning.

The white powder was reportedly discovered by a detective who opened the envelope.

"Everyone was immediately evacuated as a precautionary measure," O’Donohue said in a statement.

A crew from the Royal Oak Fire Department was called to the scene along with a hazardous material team to test the substance, according to Police Chief Corrigan O’Donohue.

The police office remained closed while the incident was investigated, however, police services to Royal Oak residents weren't interrupted, according to officials.

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