The motorway was shut northbound between junctions 17 and 18 and traffic was diverted.
Stoke City are charged by the Football Association after players disputed a penalty against Aston Villa.
John Broadhurst told an emergency operator he found his partner "dead as a doughnut" at their home.
Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday's EFL Cup game between Middlesbrough and Burton Albion.
Police said charges relate to incidents in Stoke-on-Trent, Derbyshire, Worcestershire and Yorkshire.
Live coverage of Saturday's League Two game between Port Vale and Cheltenham Town.
Live coverage of Saturday's League Two game between Exeter City and Crewe Alexandra.
Balvinder Singh, 59, died of his injuries after the van he was driving was hit by Jason Bannister.
Marcus O'Dell was dismissed from West Midlands Police in November after his guilty plea.
Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Championship game between Aston Villa and Stoke City.
More than 7,000 staff will receive the bonus after an "exceptional year", chairman Lord Bamford says.
Andrew Griffiths and Charlie Elphicke are being investigated over inappropriate sexual behaviour.
Ian Naude's trial heard he joined Cheshire Constabulary "to gain the keys to a sweetshop".
A day after two MPs had the Conservative whip restored, a Labour MP reads out a text from one of them that led to his resignation and suspension.
More than 200 acts of vandalism against ambulances have been recorded over the past three years.
Seats, toilets and windows were broken in the away stand at Vale Park during the "despicable" disorder.
Aidan Knight's mother was left frustrated as she sought help to support the ex-soldier who took his life.
Charlene Sergeant initially claimed that her mother's injuries were self-inflicted, police said.
A 19th Century machine for "nervous diseases" claims to cure almost any ailment.
The family of a former soldier receives a six-figure sum after NHS bosses admit failings in his care.