GORDON, Wis. – One question plays endlessly in the minds of people here along the rural roads deep in the North Woods. What happened to Jake Patterson? He was an ordinary, well-behaved kid, people here say. Teachers and classmates at his small country school described him as smart and quick-witted — quiet, but not a loner. He had friends and was well-accepted among the 34 members of the Class of 2015 at Northwood School, most of whom had been together since kindergarten. He played video games, board games — “Risk” was a favorite — and devoured Tom Clancy spy novels. So what could possibly have transformed this lean, prematurely balding and reserved young man into the alleged perpetrator of a brutal crime that shocked a nation?Whatever the answer, it lies along the stretch of Hwy. 53 that runs roughly 100 miles from Barron, Wis., to the shores of Lake Superior. It’s here where the 21-year-old Patterson spent most of his days, living in a series … [Read more...] about How did Jake Patterson’s life lead to Jayme Closs?
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The Detroit News Published 11:55 PM EST Dec 31, 2018 Out with the old and in with the new doesn't quite fit Metro Detroit for 2019. The new year appears to be more of a transition period, as progress continues on major developments downtown. There isn't a glitzy arena opening or a skyscraper near completion. Motorists traveling over the Detroit River will still have to look to the Ambassador Bridge as the Gordie Howe International Bridge begins to take shape. For change, head west to Lansing, where a Democratic governor, attorney general and secretary of state take power. All eyes will be on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and her work with the Republican-controlled Legislature. But many questions will likely be answered: Will Detroit finally show population gain? How will the new governor fix "the damn roads?" How will professional golf play out in its return to Detroit in June? Maybe 2019 should be greeted with a glass of whiskey from Two James instead … [Read more...] about 2019 in Michigan, Metro Detroit: What to expect