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By The Associated Press • Sep 15, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Detroit-area woman calls police to report killing her husband

WATERFORD TWP. (AP) — A Detroit-area woman called police to say she had killed her husband in the home they shared with their young son, authorities said.

Waterford Township Police Chief Scott Underwood said officers found the body of the 45-year-old man in the backyard Friday and arrested the 51-year-old woman. The son was unharmed and is with family members, Underwood added.

A semi-automatic handgun was recovered, Underwood said.

Police had not immediately released names or any other information.

Couple accused of abusing, imprisoning kids to stand trial

LANSING (AP) — A Michigan couple will stand trial on accusations their five children were punished with whippings and confinement in a dark, locked bedroom described by one officer as a "dungeon."

The Lansing State Journal reported Sarah Conde, 28, and Yenier Conde, 32, waived their preliminary hearing Friday in an Ingham County court. They were charged in July with child abuse and unlawful imprisonment. The couple also faces firearm possession charges.

The Condes posted bond and were released from jail.

The abuse allegedly occurred over several years and was discovered in 2017.

The children, now between the ages of 6 and 11, are in foster care. The couple has lost custody.

Officials report festival hepatitis A case, urge vaccination

HOLLY (AP) — Health officials say a person who attended the Michigan Renaissance Festival this month was ill with hepatitis A and they're recommending that anyone who may have been exposed get vaccinated.

The Oakland County Health Division announced Thursday the person was at the festival in suburban Detroit on Sept. 1.

Health officials say anyone who was attending the Holly-area event or working at the festival on Sept. 1 should get the hepatitis A vaccine by today. Those who were there Sept. 2 should do so by Sunday and on Sept. 3 by Monday.

Leigh-Anne Stafford, health officer for the Health Division, said vaccination can prevent hepatitis A if given within 14 days after potential exposure.

The disease attacks the liver and causes symptoms including abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea, fever and jaundice.

Some Bob Evans sausage links recalled, may contain plastic

XENIA, Ohio (AP) — The U.S. Agriculture Department said Friday that Bob Evans Farms is recalling nearly 47,000 pounds of pork sausage links because it might contain pieces of plastic.

The items have establishment number "EST 6785" and were sold in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin.

The Food and Safety Inspection Service said there are no confirmed reports of any injuries.

The 12-ounce trays are labeled Bob Evans Maple Pork Sausage Links, Brown Sugar and Honey, Fresh from Meijer Maple Flavored Sausage Links or Giant Eagle Maple Pork Breakfast Sausage Links Caramel Color Added. All have a lot code of 8213.

The sausage should be thrown out or returned to the place of purchase.

Herd on the street: Loose sheep corralled in Michigan

FRENCHTOWN TWP. (AP) — Authorities said sheep running loose on a southeastern Michigan roadway have been safely captured and await a reunion with their owner.

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office said Friday the three sheep were found in Frenchtown Township last Saturday. They were taken to a nearby animal rescue and rehabilitation facility.

Police said the owners have 15 days to reclaim the animals. The owners or anyone who knows them should contact Monroe County Animal Control.

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