Mosque bomber ruled incompetent for trial

A California man accused of planning an attack on a Michigan mosque is ruled incompetent to stand trial. Roger Stockham was arrested in January outside the Islamic Center of America In Dearborn. Stockham, who suffers from bi-polar and post-traumatic stress disorders, says he planned to spray-paint anti-Iraq war messages on the mosque. A judge ruled that, Stockham will remain in an Ann Arbor treatment center until he is either competent to stand trial or he is committed. (MRN)

University of Michigan campuses become smoke-free zones

University of Michigan campuses in Ann Arbor, Dearborn, and Flint became smoke-free zones today. The new policy has been in the making for years and will only allow smokers to light up on city sidewalks outside of the campus. The ban will not be enforced by authorities; however people can file complaints against both students and employees. (MRN)

Koran burning Pastor from Florida returns to Dearborn

Controversial pastor back in Michigan

Dearborn officials are preparing for another visit from Florida Pastor Terry Jones. The pastor has held previous demonstrations in the city against the teachings of the Muslim faith and burned a Koran at an event in Florida. Jones will be at the Arab American Festival today and has requested the National Guard be on hand to protect his first amendment rights of free speech. Jones plans to address the media Friday before attending the festival. (MRN)

Fla. Pastor Terry Jones appealing court decision

Fla. Pastor not finished in Michigan

FLA pastor jailed briefly after jury decides mosque protest would turn violent

Controversial Florida pastor in court today

Police arrest California man in connection with an alleged terrorist plot in Dearborn

Dearborn Police have arrested a 63-year-old man in connection with an alleged terrorist plot directed at the Islamic center of America in Dearborn. Police say Roger Stockham, who is from California, has been arraigned on threat of terrorism and possession of bombs charges after being arrested behind the mosque with illegal fireworks in his car. Stockham is scheduled to be in court Friday for a preliminary examination. Dearborn Police will only comment that it's an ongoing investigation. (MRN)

Ford to add 7,000 jobs over next two years

Ford Motor Company has announced plans to hire more than 7,000 hourly and salaried workers over the next two-years. According to officials, the automaker plans to add most of the workers at its Dearborn headquarters. Plans were also announced to add a third-shift at the Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne next year, which would increase the number of employees from 3,200 to 4,400. Ford is looking to hire in the areas of design, product development, product engineering, manufacturing and electric vehicle engineering. (MRN)

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