A new law cracks down harder on people who steal energy from a utility. As Michigan Public Radio's Rick Pluta reports, utilities say they've seen a growing number of cases of people siphoning gas and electricity.
AUDIO: The illegal connections can be dangerous. Jumper cables patched into power lines expose people to the risk of electrocution. Rigged gas connections can cause fires.
The Michigan Supreme Court has indefinitely suspended a Jackson County judge with pay.
District 12 Judge James Justin has been on the bench for more than 30 years. The court's order, released Tuesday, says he's under investigation by the Judicial Tenure Commission. There were no other details.
Justin was not at the courthouse and could not immediately be reached for comment.