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Reward offered for robber of cash advance store who bound clerk


Home for the holidays, Detroit woman shot to death on Christmas morning

Home for the holidays, Detroit woman shot to death on Christmas morning

Updated: Wednesday, December 31 2014 12:32 AM EST2014-12-31 05:32:29 GMT

A bright young woman with a promising future had her life cut short on Christmas morning on Detroit’s east side. Christina Samuel was sitting in her car when she was killed.

A bright young woman with a promising future had her life cut short on Christmas morning on Detroit’s east side. Christina Samuel was sitting in her car when she was killed.

Former Motown musician wants stolen instruments back

Former Motown musician wants stolen instruments back

Updated: Tuesday, December 30 2014 11:18 PM EST2014-12-31 04:18:23 GMT

A West Bloomfield woman who played on some of Motown’s biggest hits is asking for the public’s help.

A West Bloomfield woman who played on some of Motown’s biggest hits is asking for the public’s help.

Stretch of road renamed for fallen Westland firefighter

Stretch of road renamed for fallen Westland firefighter

Updated: Tuesday, December 30 2014 10:21 PM EST2014-12-31 03:21:56 GMT

A one-mile stretch of Ford Road has been re-named The Brian Woehlke Memorial Highway. And for those who fought fires alongside of him, it’s a good way to keep his memory alive, they said.

A one-mile stretch of Ford Road has been re-named The Brian Woehlke Memorial Highway. And for those who fought fires alongside of him, it’s a good way to keep his memory alive, they said.

Reward offered for robber of cash advance store who bound clerk

Reward offered for robber of cash advance store who bound clerk

Updated: Tuesday, December 30 2014 9:33 PM EST2014-12-31 02:33:25 GMT

Waterford Township police are looking for an armed suspect who robbed an Advance America Cash Advance on Dec. 23.

Waterford Township police are looking for an armed suspect who robbed an Advance America Cash Advance on Dec. 23.

Police look for killer of Inkster boy found shot to death in street

Police look for killer of Inkster boy found shot to death in street

Updated: Tuesday, December 30 2014 8:56 PM EST2014-12-31 01:56:41 GMT

Inkster police are looking for a killer after a 17-year-old boy was gunned down, his body left in the street Monday night.

Inkster police are looking for a killer after a 17-year-old boy was gunned down, his body left in the street Monday night.

Boaters, off-road drivers to face stricter drunk driving laws

Boaters, off-road drivers to face stricter drunk driving laws

Updated: Tuesday, December 30 2014 8:14 PM EST2014-12-31 01:14:18 GMT

Michigan now has stricter drunk driving laws for boaters, snowmobiles and off-road vehicles. Gov. Rick Snyder said that the new legislation will improve public safety but some people are wondering what the real intent of the law is.

Michigan now has stricter drunk driving laws for boaters, snowmobiles and off-road vehicles. Gov. Rick Snyder said that the new legislation will improve public safety but some people are wondering what the real intent of the law is.

Graffiti of angel holding police officer at gunpoint spurs outrage

Graffiti of angel holding police officer at gunpoint spurs outrage

Updated: Tuesday, December 30 2014 7:42 PM EST2014-12-31 00:42:22 GMT

Both police and the director of a youth center in Detroit call a recent graffiti painting “hurtful.”

Both police and the director of a youth center in Detroit call a recent graffiti painting “hurtful.”

Ndamukong Suh wins appeal, will play vs Dallas

Ndamukong Suh wins appeal, will play vs Dallas

Updated: Tuesday, December 30 2014 7:07 PM EST2014-12-31 00:07:24 GMT

The Lions learned Tuesday that defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh will, in fact, play in the wild card game against the Dallas Cowboys.

The Lions learned Tuesday that defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh will, in fact, play in the wild card game against the Dallas Cowboys.

Detroit Weather Authority Forecast: A Chilly End To 2014

Detroit Weather Authority Forecast: A Chilly End To 2014

Updated: Tuesday, December 30 2014 5:55 PM EST2014-12-30 22:55:07 GMT

Weather Authority Rich Luterman: Colder and colder through the New Year.

Weather Authority Rich Luterman: Colder and colder through the New Year.

Warren teacher charged with battery of 67-year-old woman

Warren teacher charged with battery of 67-year-old woman

Updated: Tuesday, December 30 2014 5:39 PM EST2014-12-30 22:39:59 GMT

A Warren Mott High School teacher spent part of her Christmas break in jail after being arrested in the Florida keys.

A Warren Mott High School teacher spent part of her Christmas break in jail after being arrested in the Florida keys.

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House members kill bill to cap interest rates on payday loans …

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Men rescue huge alligator snapping turtle that was stuck in drainage culvert

Men rescue huge alligator snapping turtle that was stuck in drainage culvert

Updated: Wednesday, April 9 2014 7:38 AM EDT2014-04-09 11:38:01 GMT

This “monster” was found in a drainage culvert Monday. The huge alligator snapping turtle was found on Hoo Shoo Too Road in Baton Rouge. A news crew is headed to talk to the finders, so check back laterMore >>A wrestling match pitting a courageous man against one monster of a turtle unfolded in a drainage canal, but it was for the animal’s well-being.More >>

Narcotics officers seize 6 lbs of marijuana, other drugs, during raid

Narcotics officers seize 6 lbs of marijuana, other drugs, during raid

Updated: Thursday, April 10 2014 4:22 PM EDT2014-04-10 20:22:01 GMT

A 26-year-old man was arrested after police allegedly located roughly $36,000 worth of marijuana and other drugs in his home. According to the Probable Cause report, Baton Rouge Police officers executedMore >>A 26-year-old man was arrested after police allegedly located roughly $36,000 worth of marijuana and other drugs in his home. More >>

Landslide survivor tells her story

Landslide survivor tells her story

Updated: Thursday, April 10 2014 1:11 PM EDT2014-04-10 17:11:27 GMT

A woman who was carried away in the Oso, Washington mudslide while holding tight to her baby tells her survival story.More >>A woman who was carried away in the Oso, Washington mudslide while holding tight to her baby tells her survival story.More >>

Small explosion at LSU Dairy Science lab leaves two injured

Small explosion at LSU Dairy Science lab leaves two injured

Updated: Thursday, April 10 2014 5:24 PM EDT2014-04-10 21:24:17 GMT

A small explosion at the LSU Dairy Science Building in the laboratory has left two people injured. Capt. Cory Lalonde with the LSU Police Department says two people were conducting an experiment and thereMore >>A small explosion at the LSU Dairy Science Building in the laboratory has left two people injured.More >>

VA waitress offered job back after saying she was fired over $200 tip

Waitress says she was fired over $200 tip

Updated: Thursday, April 10 2014 4:48 PM EDT2014-04-10 20:48:32 GMT

A Henrico waitress says a $200 tip cost her a job at IHOP. The large tip was a supposed mistake. The waitress says managers refunded the money to the customer and allegedly told her to pay up or else! ChanetriceMore >>The large tip was a “mistake.” The waitress says managers refunded the money to the customer and allegedly told her to pay up or else!More >> BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) –

A move to cap interest rates on payday loans was shot down in the House Commerce Committee Monday afternoon.

Payday loan reform is one of the hot button issues this session at the Louisiana State Capitol. Payday loan industry leaders have spared no expenses in hiring lobbyists to protect current payday laws.

However, consumer groups and other interested parties are lining up against the payday loan industry.

“You might not make this mistake, you might know better than this, but think about your elderly parents, think about your adult children,” said Diane Hanley with Together Baton Rouge. “It will happen to our adult children. It will happen to our elderly relatives. It happened to mine.”

HB 239, which is sponsored by state Rep. Ted James, D-Baton Rouge, was designed to cap a maximum of 36 percent on any short term loan. The House Commerce Committee voted 10 to 8 to kill the bill.

Rep. James voluntarily deferred the bill.

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