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Man Sues Over Cinema's Snack Prices, and Other Big News Near You

Patch rounds up news in communities surrounding Plymouth and Canton.

A Livonia man fed up with paying high prices for snacks at the movie theater is taking the matter to court, the Detroit Free Press is reporting.

Joshua Thompson, a security technician from Livonia, filed a class action lawsuit in Wayne County Circuit Court against his local AMC theater, the report said, in hopes of lowering snack prices.

"He got tired of being taken advantage of," Thompson's lawyer, Kerry Morgan of Wyandotte, told the Free Press. "It's hard to justify prices that are three- and four-times higher than anywhere else."

According to the report, Thompson paid $8 for a Coke and a package of Goobers chocolate-covered peanuts at the Livonia theater on Dec. 26, which he said in the suit is nearly three times the $2.73 he paid for the same items at a nearby fast-food restaurant and drug store.

Canton man faces charges in Detroit killings

Two men — including Charles Young of Canton — have been charged in the killing of a man and woman during a Feb. 25 fight, the Detroit Free Press reported. Young, 43, of Canton and Salim Nafsu, 48, of Oak Park are facing first-degree murder charges and mutilation of a dead body in the deaths of Felicidad Tabares, 46, of Detroit and David Simard, 47, of Westland, the report said. The victims' bodies were found Monday at the 5300 block of Proctor in Detroit, according to the report.

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