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Woman charged after threats at mosque reaches plea deal

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A woman accused of making threats outside a western Michigan mosque has reached a plea agreement to resolve the case.

The Grand Rapids Press reports that 34-year-old Kari Moss of Ada pleaded no contest Monday to making a false bomb threat, which carries a maximum sentence of four years in prison. She’s jailed on $500,000 bond ahead of sentencing, which is scheduled for Dec. 12.

A stiffer charge of making a false threat of terrorism was dismissed under the deal.

Her mother says she’s suffered from mental illness for many years.

Kentwood police say members of the At-Tawheed Islamic Center told investigators a woman was outside the mosque’s locked doors on Jan. 2 demanding money when she made the threat.


Parents: Detroit police found missing woman dead years ago

DETROIT (AP) — A couple is struggling to understand how their daughter was found dead years ago in Detroit and buried in an unmarked grave without their knowledge.

The parents of 28-year-old Crissita Cage-Toaster reported her missing in October 2009.

Her mother, Rosita Cage-Toaster, says Detroit police called her late last month, telling her they’d found her daughter’s body in 2010 in the Detroit River but didn’t initially identify the body.

Part of the reason was because the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office and Detroit police records listed her ethnicity as Caucasian or Hispanic. She was black.

A cause of death wasn’t determined. The body was eventually buried at a cemetery west of Detroit.

The county notified her parents this week of plans to exhume the body. They say Detroit police were negligent in the investigation.


Cohen Lecture in Trial Advocacy set for Nov. 2

Join Wayne Law for the I. Goodman Cohen Lecture in Trial Advocacy to be held from 12:15-1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2 at Wayne State University Law School, Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium, 471 W. Palmer in Detroit. Speakers for the lecture are Dana Nessel, ‘94, Nessel and Kessel Law and Michael Pitt ‘74, founding partner, Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers. Moderating will be Distinguished Professor Alan S. Schenk, Wayne Law. Lunch is provided and registration is required at https://events.wayne.edu/law/. For more information contact Larry Mann at lcmann@wayne.edu.


Wayne County Probate Court to close at noon Nov. 7, all day Nov. 8

The Wayne County Probate Court will close at noon on Tuesday, Nov. 7 and all day on Wednesday, Nov. 8 for mandatory employee training. The court will reopen at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9.


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