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Wanted in Georgia On April 1, at 4:30 p.m., a Brandon deputy on patrol northbound on M-15 saw a northbound vehicle passing numerous vehicles on the shoulder while approaching Granger Road....more >>

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Monday, April 4 - A backpack containing a laptop was found at the Park and Ride at Lapeer and Oakwood Rd. and dropped off to Oakland County Sheriff Oxford Township Substation. After notifying the owner, she picked it up and told officers her laptop went missing after she had some of her friends over to her house in Ortonville....more >>
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Born August 30th
1871: Ernest Rutherford, physicist who discovered and named alpha, beta and gamma radiation and was the first to achieve a man-made nuclear reaction.
1893: Huey P. Long, Louisiana politician who served as governor and U.S. senator, known as The Kingfish.
1918: Ted Williams, Hall of Fame outfielder for the Boston Red Sox, the last man to hit .400 in a season.
August 30th
in history
1932: Nazi leader Hermann Goering is elected president of the Reichstag.
1944: Ploesti, the center of the Rumanian oil industry, falls to Soviet troops.
1957: In an effort to stall the Civil Rights Act of 1957 from passing, Senator Strom Thurmond (D-S.C.) filibusters for over 24 hours. The bill passed, but Thurmond's filibuster becomes the longest in Senate history.
1961: President John F. Kennedy appoints General Lucius D. Clay as his personal representative in Berlin.
1983: Lieutenant Colonel Guion S. Bluford, Jr., becomes the first African-American astronaut to travel in space.