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By The Associated Press • May 12, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Suspended Michigan trooper arraigned on child porn charges

WHITE CLOUD (AP) — A Michigan State Police trooper is on unpaid suspension and facing child porn charges.

Devin Michael Wilson, 26, was arraigned Friday in Newaygo County on charges including possession and distribution of child sexually abusive material and use of a computer in the commission of a felony.

State police said Wilson was arrested Thursday when he reported for duty at the Hart post. MLive.com reported he remained jailed Friday afternoon.

Police said Wilson’s arrest followed an investigation conducted by its Computer Crimes Unit and Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force following a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Wilson joined the state police in 2012.

2 girls, young man hurt in shooting amid large fight, police say

LANSING (AP) — Two girls and a young man were injured when someone fired shots into a crowd amid a large fight at an apartment complex in Lansing on Thursday night, police said.

The Lansing State Journal reported the girls and young man all had foot or leg injuries. They were taken to a hospital for treatment of apparent gunshot wounds. Police said that the injuries were considered non-life-threatening.

WILX-TV reported a large group of young people was involved in the fight.

Lansing police Public Information Director Robert Merritt said it was unclear whether the shooter "was even aiming at a specific person." He said the suspect ran from the scene.

No arrests were immediately reported and police are seeking tips from the public.

Search for remains of Michigan girls will resume Monday

MACOMB TWP. (AP) — Police in suburban Detroit said they'll take a weekend break after digging for the remains of up to seven girls who have been missing for years.

The excavation started Monday in a wooded area in Macomb County, about 30 miles north of downtown Detroit. No remains have been found, although Warren Police Commissioner Bill Dwyer said investigators have discovered "certain items." He didn't elaborate.

Dwyer said he's "totally committed" to solving the cold cases. He cited rain as a reason to suspend digging.

State police and the FBI are dropping out of the search.

The search began after police interviewed a man who's in prison for the slaying of a 13-year-old girl. Cindy Zarzycki's remains were found in 2008 near the same wooded area in Macomb Township.

Michigan National Guard buys land, seeks to build ‘super armory’

DUNDEE (AP) — The Michigan National Guard has bought land in the southeastern part of the state for what it's calling a "super armory."

Maj. Gen. Gregory Vadnais announced Friday the Guard bought 44 acres in Monroe County's Dundee from Monroe Bank & Trust. A release says the Guard seeks federal funding to build multiple units and a maintenance facility on the site.

The Guard participated in a national study that found the area was "high value" because of the large population within a one-hour drive. Detroit is about 40 miles northeast of Dundee.

The Guard said they have divested armories costing more to maintain than they were worth.

If the project gets funded, construction could take several years. Officials say owning land could speed the process.

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