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Clinton Township 11/25/2015

Dakota High School student dead after being found in hospital parking structure

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — The Clinton Township Police Department has completed its investigation regarding the death of an 18-year-old Dakota High School student.According to Capt. Bruce Wade, the incident occurred sometime between 2 and 3 p.m. Nov. 20. ...Read More

Warren 11/25/2015

Armed suspect sought after 7-Eleven robbery

WARREN — An employee cleaning a hot dog grill at 7-Eleven was surprised when he looked up to see a man with his face concealed, pointing a gun at him and demanding cash at about midnight on Nov. 21.“He had a knit hat over his head and a ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 11/25/2015

Harper reopened for traffic

Less than a month after starting, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reopened Harper Avenue to traffic after shutting it down at Bon Brae Street to remove a 120-foot section of pipe.“The pipe has been removed and EPA is restoring the road. ...Read More

Roseville 11/25/2015

No injuries after shot fired during robbery

Police are seeking suspects in an armed robbery that took place early Nov. 25 at the 7-Eleven at 19901 Masonic.There were no injuries.According to a press release from the Roseville Police Department, at about 3:30 a.m., a robber entered the store, ...Read More

Macomb County 11/25/2015

Longtime county planner announces retirement

MACOMB COUNTY — Come the end of the year, Stephen Cassin, who has served as the executive director of the Macomb County Planning and Economic Development Department since he was appointed in 2002, will retire from the position.But he will not hang ...Read More

Shelby Township 11/25/2015

Former towing company sues Shelby over lost bid

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — For the third time since 2012, Shelby Township is involved in a towing lawsuit.On Oct. 28, Ruehle’s Towing and Jimmy’s Towing Recovery and Transport sued Shelby Township, its Board of Trustees and individually ...Read More

Warren 11/25/2015

Leaps and Bounds continues providing family services

WARREN — When she was in the ninth grade, Julie DuBois dropped out of school.Last May, the 37-year-old Sterling Heights resident found herself in class again. At the encouragement of her boyfriend, DuBois enrolled in the GED program available at ...Read More

Warren 11/25/2015

You’re still a good man, Charlie Brown

TROY — Good grief.It had been 40 years since the 1975 production of Lincoln High School’s “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” and it was time to reunite the cast.On the evening of Nov 17, the cast members — some who ...Read More

Warren 11/25/2015

Warren’s new treasurer prepares to move forward

WARREN — New Warren City Treasurer Lorie Barnwell knows she has work to do and an agenda to meet. Two weeks after 58 percent of the city’s voters picked her to oversee payments received and shepherd investments for the next four years, ...Read More

Warren 11/25/2015

Plans approved for new Meijer at 10 Mile and Schoenherr

WARREN — Plans to put a new Meijer store on the property where Bi-County Hospital has stood since the mid-1960s have cleared Warren’s City Council and Planning Commission. Council members voted 6-1 Nov. 10 to rezone the hospital ...Read More

Sterling Heights 11/24/2015

Driver in crash that killed teen faces murder charge

STERLING HEIGHTS/WARREN — Investigators said Tad Dennis had twice the legal limit of alcohol in his bloodstream when the SUV he was driving crossed from westbound Plumbrook Road into oncoming traffic on Sept. 11 at a “conservatively” ...Read More

Macomb Township 11/24/2015

Township prepares for tree lighting event

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — The Parks and Recreation Department for Macomb Township is preparing to host its 11th annual holiday tree lighting ceremony.The free event is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Township Hall building, as well as at the ...Read More

Clinton Township 11/24/2015

Ceremony honors vets around the holidays

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Christmastime is as good as any to recognize those who have permanently left families and friends.Wreaths Across America is inviting the public to share in the remembrance of veterans for the sixth straight year at Resurrection ...Read More

Clinton Township 11/24/2015

Teen dies after rollover accident

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — A police investigation determined that using a smartphone while driving led to the death of a Clinton Township teenager.The incident occurred around 1:53 p.m. on Nov. 7 on westbound Metropolitan Parkway near Garvin Street.Lt. ...Read More

Fraser 11/24/2015

Fraser High band to perform at college football bowl game

FRASER — For the second time in nearly a decade, the Fraser High School marching band will perform at halftime during a college football bowl game.The Ramblers will join other marching bands from around the country by performing at the Russell ...Read More

Fraser 11/24/2015

New Fraser council members sworn in

FRASER — A new era in Fraser politics is officially underway.On Nov. 16, Mayor Joe Nichols and the newly elected members of the Fraser City Council — Michael Lesich, Patrice Schornak, Yvette Foster and Kathy Blanke — were sworn in by ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 11/24/2015

Local chef, culinary students help those in need this Thanksgiving

ST. CLAIR SHORES — As families sit down this holiday week, heaping plates with turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and more, the unfortunate truth is that not everyone can experience this bounty.That’s why Chef Darrel Shepherd, his family and ...Read More

Sterling Heights 11/24/2015

Defeated council candidates blast immigration flier as false

The Sterling Heights city election is over, but two defeated candidates want to spread the word that a campaign flier that was allegedly distributed by an anonymous person contained falsehoods about their stances on refugee policy.Jazmine Early and ...Read More

Sterling Heights 11/24/2015

Sterling Heights senior dies after robbery

An 89-year-old man who was critically injured during the robbery of his wife’s purse has died, according to Sterling Heights police.Police say Frank Bogucki, 89, reportedly died Nov. 13, roughly a week after he initially had been admitted to Henry ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 11/24/2015

City moves water contract to new authority

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Months after delaying a vote, City Council has decided to move forward with assigning St. Clair Shores’ water contract to the Great Lakes Water Authority.With the creation of the Great Lakes Water Authority, municipal ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 11/24/2015

Nine Mile and Mack in the 1940s

ST. CLAIR SHORES — The corner of Nine Mile and Mack in St. Clair Shores was bustling with business activity in the 1940s, but in different places than today. The Shores Theatre marquee can be seen through the covered driveway of Tremper’s ...Read More

Eastpointe 11/24/2015

Teen center receives $10,000 grant for after-school program

EASTPOINTE — For teenagers who need a place to study or want to take up some new hobbies, Eastside Teen Outreach has a new after-school program and some funding to keep it going.The outreach center received a $10,000 grant from the AT&T ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 11/24/2015

City looks to save money with bond refinance

ST. CLAIR SHORES — City Council voted to move forward with a plan to refinance bonds that, if successful, could save the city hundreds of thousands of dollars in interest payments.“The city has an opportunity, through this refinancing, to ...Read More

Roseville 11/24/2015

Huron Park sees gains in Focus School report

ROSEVILLE — Reading assistance programs are helping the bottom-performing students at Huron Park Elementary do better, but according to a presentation at the Roseville school board’s meeting Nov. 16, the school has not escaped its designation ...Read More

Metro Detroit 11/24/2015

Trends in holiday décor: simple, natural and easy

METRO DETROIT — Experts say it’s “back to basics” when it comes to decorating for the holidays, both inside and out of the home.Minimalistic décor featuring natural elements like pine cones and live greenery, and rustic ...Read More

Southfield 11/24/2015

Potters Market returns to Southfield

SOUTHFIELD — It won’t be long before the Potters Market opens its doors for business.Now in its 40th year, the Potters Market will feature around 35,000 pieces by 140 potters. They’re made to the show’s exacting standards, ...Read More

Eastpointe 11/23/2015

Cities to ring in holidays with tree lightings

EASTPOINTE/ROSEVILLE — Eastpointe and Roseville will hold tree-lighting ceremonies and celebrations during the first week of December, with both cities including in the festivities visits from Santa Claus, activities and songs.Eastpointe has ...Read More

Eastpointe 11/23/2015

Holiday plays planned in Eastpointe

EASTPOINTE — Local teenagers will bring in the holiday season in December with themed plays at Eastside Teen Outreach and East Detroit High School. The outreach organization has a rendition of “It’s a Wonderful Life” set for 7 ...Read More

Eastpointe 11/23/2015

Last day for leaf pickup approaching

EASTPOINTE/ROSEVILLE — For residents that have been putting off raking leaves, the deadline is fast approaching to get them picked up at the curb.Eastpointe Department of Public Works Director Mary Van Haaren said the city’s last pickup ...Read More

Mount Clemens 11/23/2015

Small Business Saturday important, fun day for local stores

MOUNT CLEMENS — Not quite finished with your holiday shopping at the end of Black Friday? Well, there’s more time, as well as more deals and even some fun to be had on Small Business Saturday Nov. 28.In Mount Clemens, many of the small ...Read More

Mount Clemens 11/23/2015

Donaldson Bros. Foundry, circa 1890s - 1900

MOUNT CLEMENS — William S. Donaldson established a blacksmith shop on Front Street in Mount Clemens in 1862. This business is what grew into the Donaldson Bros. Foundry in 1865 when William partnered with his brother, Andrew.Their first shop was a ...Read More

Roseville 11/23/2015

Bank robbery suspect in police custody

An alleged bank robber is in police custody following a robbery at TCF Bank on Little Mack Nov. 21.According to a Police Department press release, the suspect allegedly robbed the bank at 9:20 a.m. with what appeared to be a handgun in the waist of his ...Read More

Metro Detroit 11/23/2015

Alertness may protect your car, holiday gifts

Drivers can keep a thief from taking away their Christmas cheer through proper safeguarding of vehicles and their contents this holiday season, according to police.Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard said thieves tend to smash into car windows to ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 11/23/2015

Goodfellows give back

ST. CLAIR SHORES — For 89 years, they’ve made it their goal: “No kiddie without a Christmas.”This year is no different, and now the St. Clair Shores Goodfellows need your help.“The motto of the Goodfellows is ‘No ...Read More

Warren 11/23/2015

Historical Research Center dedicated in honor of Hubert Leech

WARREN — No one worked harder than Hubert Leech to spotlight Warren’s rich history. It was only fitting on Nov. 15 that the city officially dedicated the Hubert Leech Historical Research Center in his honor.Leech, who died on May 15, ...Read More

Macomb Township 11/20/2015

Reward offered for help in fatal hit-and-run

During a Nov. 20 press conference, Crime Stoppers of Michigan announced a cash reward for information leading to an arrest in the hit-and-run death of a freshman student at Central Michigan University who was from Macomb Township.Ryan Tsatsos, a 2015 ...Read More

Shelby Township 11/20/2015

Christmas Aglow to spread holiday cheer

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Shelby Township’s hometown Christmas event, Christmas Aglow, which has been a community staple for more than three decades, will return at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3.The free event will feature a multitude of elements designed ...Read More

Warren 11/20/2015

Richard Sulaka passes away suddenly at 60

WARREN — Richard Sulaka served Warren for 16 years as its elected clerk and a member of the City Council.Perhaps what he’ll be best remembered for was his no-nonsense, hands-on approach to leadership, his affable personality and his ardent ...Read More

Sterling Heights 11/19/2015

Survey: Many retailers predict an upbeat holiday season

Black Friday is coming, and a majority of Michigan retailers are not expecting a black mark on their economic forecasts for the holiday shopping season, according to a recent survey.An Oct. 26 press release from the Michigan Retailers Association ...Read More

Sterling Heights 11/19/2015

UCS, health dept. react after student contracts TB

A report of a student contracting tuberculosis within the Utica Community Schools district has led school officials to notify parents, and a county health official says his agency is monitoring the situation.UCS spokesman Tim McAvoy said the illness was ...Read More

Mount Clemens 11/19/2015

Law enforcement looking for Mount Clemens bank robber

MOUNT CLEMENS — Law enforcement officials with the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office are looking for a possibly armed man who robbed a Mount Clemens bank this afternoon.According to the sheriff’s officials, the suspect entered the Talmer ...Read More

Warren 11/19/2015

Boy, 11, killed while crossing Nine Mile on bike

WARREN — An 11-year-old boy died after he was struck by a car while crossing Nine Mile Road at Weller, east of Schoenherr, at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 18.Warren Police Detective Lt. Bob Ahrens said the child was reportedly on his way to a nearby store for ...Read More

Eastpointe 11/18/2015

Public works depts. keep sewer lines flowing despite age

EASTPOINTE/ROSEVILLE — Unless the pipe has burst or the water line is damaged, sewers are rarely at the forefront of people’s minds. But these largely invisible pieces of infrastructure are an important — and easily overlooked — ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 11/18/2015

Café closes, city debates next step

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Two years after opening its doors, the Roe on in Café has closed up shop in the space next to the St. Clair Shores Public Library.Proprietor Rosalie Corrado, of Clinton Township, was the third person to try to make a ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 11/18/2015

Council members, mayor sworn in for new term

ST. CLAIR SHORES — The newest St. Clair Shores City Council took its place Nov. 9, as members were sworn in to new terms and a new mayor pro tem was chosen.Mayor Kip Walby and Councilmen Ronald Frederick and Chris Vitale were sworn in for new ...Read More

Metro Detroit 11/18/2015

Protect your packages this holiday season

METRO DETROIT — With Americans doing more shopping online, as evidenced by the advent of Cyber Monday, the holidays are an especially busy time for package deliveries.But one of the difficulties for online shoppers is knowing that their packages ...Read More

Metro Detroit 11/18/2015

Snyder’s statements don’t close the door to refugees

LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder’s Nov. 15 announcement on refugees and the safety of Michigan residents has been interpreted by some as supporting an effort to stop refugees from settling in Michigan, but a spokesman for the governor said Snyder ...Read More

Sterling Heights 11/18/2015

Council votes to approve waste hauling bid specs

The city will soon receive vendor bids on waste hauling contract options after the City Council voted 4-3 Nov. 4 to approve bid specifications for distribution.The vote to approve bid specifications fell along the same lines as an October vote to ask ...Read More

Sterling Heights 11/18/2015

Eisenhower to present its ‘Maine’ act

“Almost” is more than good enough for Eisenhower High School students as they get ready to present their latest play, “Almost, Maine,” Nov. 20-22.Eisenhower theater director David Springer described “Almost, Maine” as ...Read More

Sterling Heights 11/18/2015

Faurecia to expand operations in city through grant

The city of Sterling Heights is in the driver’s seat when it comes to reaping the benefits of an automotive supplier’s plans to expand in the city.According to city officials, the Michigan Economic Development Corp. announced Nov. 6 a ...Read More

Shelby Township 11/18/2015

Christmas book bundles wrapped and ready to go

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Shopping for loved ones and book lovers gets a little easier around this time of year with the Shelby Township Library’s Christmas book-bundle sale.The sale features approximately 300 bundles of books — grouped by ...Read More

Shelby Township 11/18/2015

Continuing the conversation

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — After more than 70 residents showed up to a master plan open house Oct. 28, Shelby Township and its Planning Commission launched a new online survey using the mySidewalk portal.The survey, which can be found at ...Read More

Shelby Township 11/18/2015

State approves $4.5M to clean up Clinton River

UTICA — The much-anticipated U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant for $4.5 million to clean up 9 miles of the Clinton River — 2 miles in Utica and 7 miles in Sterling Heights — will be implemented over the next several years.The ...Read More

Utica 11/18/2015

Clinton River Watershed Council selects Utica as ‘WaterTown’

UTICA — The Clinton River Watershed Council’s community initiative, WaterTowns, aims to help cities develop projects to improve the health of the watershed and enhance spaces.The city of Utica is one of three WaterTowns this year, along with ...Read More

Shelby Township 11/18/2015

Chief lays out plans for new fire station

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — While nothing has been formally approved except for the removal of some vegetation at the future site of the Shelby Township Fire Department’s fifth station, Fire Chief Jim Swinkowski said he is hopeful that it will be ...Read More

Harrison Township 11/18/2015

EPA awards Great Lakes restoration funding for Macomb/Oakland projects

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Nov. 9 announced that it is providing $20 million in new funding for major Great Lakes Restoration Initiative projects in the Clinton River Area of Concern (AOC).Senior Advisor to the ...Read More

Lansing 11/18/2015

Legislator’s resolution calls for Election Day to be a holiday

LANSING — During the Nov. 3 election that included races for many city, village and township decision-makers’ seats in Oakland and Macomb counties, only about 20 percent of registered voters cast their ballots across both counties, according ...Read More

Macomb Township 11/18/2015

MSU Extension forum gets community input on pressing issues

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — The Michigan State University Extension is in the midst of meeting with residents statewide to learn which pressing issues and topics they would like to see in educational programming offered at sites locally or statewide.During ...Read More

Metro Detroit 11/17/2015

City leaders are down on roads funding package

LANSING — While Gov. Rick Snyder and members of the state Legislature seem pleased with the road funding package signed into law Nov. 10, local leaders are cynical regarding whether it will provide any helpful financing to deal with crumbling ...Read More

Shelby Township 11/17/2015

Rhoades gets 3 years of probation for son’s heatstroke death

On Nov. 17, 22-year-old Audrionna Rhoades, of Shelby Township, received a sentence of three years of probation for a charge of felony child abuse — leaving a child in a vehicle resulting in death.Macomb County Circuit Court Judge Jennifer Faunce ...Read More

Macomb Township 11/17/2015

Man dies in construction accident

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration reported that a 47-year-old laborer died as a result of a construction accident on Nov. 7.The incident reportedly took place at approximately 9:30 a.m. on Ansonia Way in ...Read More

Shelby Township 11/17/2015

Michigan Pot Hole raises $2,300 to fix state roads

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — In March, the idea of donating 1 percent of all sales of new flavor Michigan Pot Hole during the 2015 ice cream season to the Michigan Department of Transportation started as a tongue-in-cheek gesture.Ashby’s Sterling Ice ...Read More

Warren 11/17/2015

Police seek suspect in armed robbery at car wash

WARREN — Warren police are looking for a man who made a clean getaway after he allegedly used a gun to rob a car wash employee on Nov. 14.Detective Sgt. Rob Eidt of the Warren Police Department said officers were dispatched to the $2 Car Wash on ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 11/17/2015

Explosion rocks neighborhood

A 12-year resident of Red Maple Lane is picking up the pieces of his life after an explosion rocked his home just before 4 a.m. Nov. 17.Joe Blanton, the 61-year-old homeowner of the house in the 22000 block of Red Maple Lane, said he was awoken by a ...Read More

Mount Clemens 11/17/2015

GTA suspect leads officers on high-speed pursuit

Yates MOUNT CLEMENS — Police arrested a 23-year-old man after he allegedly stole a car out of Mount Clemens and led sheriff’s deputies on a high-speed chase through the streets of the city ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 11/16/2015

Troops benefit when kids give back

ST. CLAIR SHORES — While many children try to stretch themselves to cover as many blocks as possible on Halloween, hoping for a huge stash of candy, the truth is, many parents won’t let them keep all of that loot.That’s where local ...Read More

Clinton Township 11/16/2015

ACT results, new school accountability standards presented

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — The scores for Chippewa Valley Schools students on the ACT are on the rise, according to a presentation during a Board of Education meeting earlier this month provided by Ed Skiba, director of secondary education for the ...Read More

Metro Detroit 11/16/2015

Despite election, no change yet to Canadian nuclear waste site plans

The recent Canadian election saw the Liberal Party come to power with new ministers and officials, but the government has not yet announced plans to change its timetable for a decision on the proposed Kincardine nuclear waste site near Lake ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 11/16/2015

Spirit of holiday giving starting now

ST. CLAIR SHORES — As families are preparing to gather and express thanks for what they have, two local groups hope that residents will spread their blessings to others in time for the holiday season.The St. Clair Shores Cool City Committee and ...Read More

Macomb County 11/16/2015

Macomb County officials present communications enhancement project

MACOMB COUNTY — A 2014 training exercise at Romeo High School showed the need for greater communications improvements for Macomb County emergency service teams, and at a press conference on Nov. 12, county leaders revealed plans to address those ...Read More

Metro Detroit 11/16/2015

Spare yourself from a flat tire catastrophe

If your newer vehicle didn’t come with a spare tire, there is no reason to despair so long as you make plans well ahead of a flat tire event, according to AAA and tire experts.According to AAA, a spare tire has become a less common feature in ...Read More

Mount Clemens 11/16/2015

40th annual Santa Parade this Saturday

MOUNT CLEMENS — A new date for the Macomb County Santa Parade means the event will be a little bit longer this year and there will be more new floats and participants, one organizer said.Mount Clemens Mayor and parade chairperson Barb Dempsey said ...Read More

Eastpointe 11/15/2015

Local students participate in diversity summit

WARREN — Students from across Macomb County schools were invited to a diversity summit held at Macomb Community College Nov. 5 to help learn about other cultures and how to work together effectively.Roseville Community Schools sent eight students ...Read More

Clinton Township 11/15/2015

Production to be ‘Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious’

CLINTON TOWNSHIP/HARRISON TOWNSHIP/MACOMB TOWNSHIP — L’Anse Creuse Public Schools’ performing arts program has quite a treat in store with its upcoming production of “Mary Poppins” Nov. 20-21.Director Kirk Erickson said the ...Read More

Sterling Heights 11/13/2015

Chaldean foundation opens new community center

As the epicenter of Middle Eastern culture in America, metro Detroit has a new building that serves as a community center and larger facility for the Chaldean Community Foundation in Sterling Heights.The Community Foundation is the charitable arm of the ...Read More

Roseville 11/13/2015

Roseville gets grant to fix Edison Drive

ROSEVILLE — A new grant from the Michigan Department of Transportation will not only help Roseville repair Edison Drive in an industrial part of town, but under the terms of the grant, MST Steel, located along that road, will hire more people and ...Read More

Roseville 11/13/2015

Looking Back: The Roseville Recreation & Youth Center

ROSEVILLE — This month’s photo is of the old Roseville Recreation & Youth Center, located at 18185 Sycamore St. — the current location of the Recreation Authority of Roseville & Eastpointe. This photo is dated April 24, 1969, and ...Read More

Metro Detroit 11/13/2015

Old formats, new challenges: preservation in the digital world

METRO DETROIT — Floppy disks, videotapes and books all have one thing in common — without proper preservation, the materials are going to degrade and become useless.Image files, text documents and other files typically found on computers, ...Read More

Center Line 11/13/2015

‘It made me feel kind of sad and thankful’

CENTER LINE — An American flag that flew over the Al Anbar Province of Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom will now be displayed inside a Center Line High School hallway.During the school’s second annual Veterans Day ceremony held the ...Read More

Warren 11/13/2015

Veterans breakfast pays tribute to those who served

WARREN — Tears formed in Robert Ostrowski’s eyes when remembering his military stint during the Vietnam War.“I lost a lot of friends over there,” said the U.S. Marine Corps cook, who served from 1968 to 1970. “I still think ...Read More

Chesterfield Township 11/13/2015

Automotive museum honors veterans

CHESTERFIELD TOWNSHIP —Hundreds of veterans came out to take a stroll through history — and to be recognized for their contributions to it — during a Veterans Day event at Stahls Automotive Museum in Chesterfield Township.Veterans of ...Read More

Clinton Township 11/13/2015

Macomb County communities, schools honor veterans

MACOMB COUNTY — On the morning of Nov. 11, 1918, after four years of war, Allied and German powers met in Rethondes, France, to sign an armistice that halted the hostilities of World War I.The agreement was signed and went into effect on the 11th ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 11/13/2015

High winds cause minor electrical pole fire

High winds sparked a fire on an electrical pole on Greater Mack Avenue north of 13 Mile Road in the early morning of Nov. 13.St. Clair Shores Fire Battalion Chief Greg Coplai said the high winds Nov. 12-13 caused the wires to “make contact with ...Read More

Warren 11/13/2015

Pedestrian struck and killed on Nine Mile

WARREN — A 58-year-old Hazel Park woman was struck and killed while crossing Nine Mile Road at Campbell, west of Hoover, at 5:45 p.m. Nov. 12, according to Warren police.The victim, Eudena Villegas, was reportedly hit as she attempted to retrieve ...Read More

Mount Clemens 11/13/2015

Felon arrested for possessing loaded gun on school grounds

MOUNT CLEMENS — A known felon from Clinton Township was arrested Nov. 9 after he allegedly brandished what turned out to be a stolen gun on school property.Macomb County Sheriff’s Lt. John Michalke said deputies were called to Mount Clemens ...Read More

Hazel Park 11/12/2015

Masked men shoot patron at bar in Hazel Park

HAZEL PARK / WARREN — A man is recovering after he was allegedly shot in the legs by two masked gunmen who robbed a bar in Hazel Park. The suspects reportedly shot the man when he resisted. Authorities believe the same suspects also robbed two ...Read More

Warren 11/11/2015

Suspect identified in spate of robberies targeting seniors

WARREN — The man wanted in connection with a series of a violent robberies targeting senior citizens in Warren and Center Line has been arraigned on charges related to a similar incident in Sterling Heights that left an 89-year-old man in ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 11/11/2015

Musical lineup announced for Aqua Freeze

It’s still more than three months away, but plans are taking shape for the 2016 St. Clair Shores Aqua Freeze Festival, set for Feb. 19-21 in Blossom Heath Park.The musical lineup is set and plans are progressing ahead of schedule, said Dave ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 11/11/2015

Fall cleanup protects sewers, Lake St. Clair

With the leaves, and sometimes branches, falling in the autumn winds, some might wonder what to do with all of Mother Nature’s mess.In the city of St. Clair Shores, leaves must be placed in paper bags or in garbage cans with a bright yellow ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 11/11/2015

Students say ‘thank you’ this Veterans Day

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Keeping alive a yearslong tradition, Jefferson Middle School opened its doors to nearly 100 men and women who have served this country for a Veterans Day breakfast, complete with music and thanks from students at the ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 11/11/2015

Water main replacement project progressing down Greater Mack

While neighbors have been living with dirt and dust for months, the city said that the new way of replacing a water main is actually causing less of a disruption than the old method would have.“It’s a different style of work than we’ve ...Read More

Clinton Township 11/11/2015

Projections warn of decrease in CVS student population

CLINTON TOWNSHIP— Projections presented to the Chippewa Valley Schools Board of Education on Nov. 2 from a Michigan State University professor show that the district will likely see decreased enrollment over the next five years.Dr. Frederick ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 11/11/2015

City hires assistant city manager

More than a year after City Council promoted St. Clair Shores’ assistant city manager to the city manager position, there is a new face in the assistant city manager’s office.Bill Gambill, 35, of Warren, began as the new assistant city ...Read More

Sterling Heights 11/11/2015

Eagle Scout hopeful reveals mini-library stations for parks

STERLING HEIGHTS — Sterling Heights park visitors will soon be able to leaf through a book beneath the leaves of the trees.During a Nov. 4 Sterling Heights City Council meeting, Sterling Heights Public Library Director Tammy Turgeon revealed ...Read More

Sterling Heights 11/11/2015

City to observe cancer day in Notte’s memory

STERLING HEIGHTS — One year after the death of former Mayor Richard Notte, Sterling Heights officials honored his memory with a proclamation to observe Nov. 13 as World Pancreatic Cancer Day.Notte passed away Oct. 28, 2014, after a battle with ...Read More

Roseville 11/11/2015

New high school club puts focus on science and technology

ROSEVILLE — Starting in October, Roseville High School students have been offered a new after-school club dedicated to engineering, science and technology.Dubbed the Roseville Engineering, Science and Technology club, or REST, the group has had ...Read More

Eastpointe 11/11/2015

ACLU contests Eastpointe judge’s sentences

MOUNT CLEMENS — The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan is disputing sentences handed down by Judge Carl Gerds in the 38th District Court in which the judge allegedly sentenced people to pay fines or go to jail without assessing whether or ...Read More

Sterling Heights 11/11/2015

‘David & Lisa’ delves into teenage love, mental illness

STERLING HEIGHTS — An eccentric love story between teenagers will come to the Henry Ford II High School stage this November when students present the play “David & Lisa” Nov. 12-14.Ford theater director Kirstin Carolin said this is ...Read More

Eastpointe 11/11/2015

New women’s center focuses on pregnant teens

EASTPOINTE — A new center for women in Eastpointe is interested in helping pregnant women in the area, especially teen girls, with classes, supplies and, eventually, residences.Called Gianna House, the center is operated by Roman Catholic Sisters ...Read More

Shelby Township 11/11/2015

Shelby swears in four new police officers

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — On Nov. 2, Shelby Township Clerk Stanley Grot swore in four new police officers at the township municipal building, which brought the township’s number of sworn officers to 64.The Board of Trustees unanimously approved the ...Read More

Shelby Township 11/11/2015

Public invited to identity theft prevention forums

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — State Rep. Peter Lucido, R-Shelby Township, will host two town hall meetings with identity theft experts from the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Bureau, the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office and local police ...Read More

Ferndale 11/11/2015

FHS students tackle comedy in ‘Exit the Body’ production

FERNDALE — Over the past few years, the Ferndale High School theater program has leaned more toward musicals for its biannual productions, with performances of “The Sound of Music,” “The Wizard of Oz” and “Thoroughly ...Read More

Macomb Township 11/11/2015

Local student killed in hit-and-run remembered as helpful, hard worker

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — It didn’t matter how the team was doing, Ryan Tsatsos always had a smile on his face and words of encouragement for his teammates.That’s how recently retired Warren De La Salle football coach Paul Verska remembered ...Read More

Center Line 11/11/2015

Firefighting students keep others safe

CENTER LINE — The students in the Center Line High School firefighting program have found a way to help others outside the classroom.The students recently performed a community service project in which they provided smoke detectors to residents ...Read More

Warren 11/11/2015

Police identify larceny, fraud suspect

WARREN — Warren detectives said they have identified the suspect in a string of larceny and fraud complaints near 12 Mile and Van Dyke in recent weeks, involving credit cards that were stolen from vehicles and later used to make fraudulent ...Read More

Clinton Township 11/11/2015

Entertaining shows come to the stage

TROY/CLINTON TOWNSHIP — A singing piano man, a group of dancers chasing their dreams, and a peaceful, easy feeling set the tone for three upcoming shows.On Nov. 15, Warren resident Marcello Rossi will perform live at the American Polish Cultural ...Read More

Utica 11/11/2015

Utica city workers outfit resident’s wheelchair with lights

UTICA — You may have seen Ted Zimmerman, a six-year resident, zipping around the streets of Utica and surrounding municipalities on his motorized scooter.Over time, city workers have formed a partnership-turned-friendship with ...Read More

Shelby Township 11/11/2015

Federal grant to fund three community projects in Shelby

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — In February, Shelby approved three community projects to be financed by a Community Development Block Grant and hired a civil engineering firm to manage them last month. They must be complete by the end of 2016.The projects ...Read More

Macomb Township 11/11/2015

Local aerospace company receives grant for expansion

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Global Tooling Systems, part of Ascent Aerospace Co., is embarking on an expansion project in Macomb Township with the help of a recently awarded grant from the Michigan Strategic Fund.GTS has operated in Macomb County since ...Read More

Center Line 11/10/2015

Suspect arrested after octogenarians targeted in robbery

An 89-year-old man is in critical condition after being attacked by a suspect who also allegedly stole an 85-year-old woman’s purse in Sterling Heights Nov. 5, police said.Police said the couple was targeted after 7 p.m. Thursday upon returning to ...Read More

Mount Clemens 11/10/2015

Man allegedly robbed at gunpoint of $12

MOUNT CLEMENS — A Clinton Township man was allegedly robbed of $12 by a duo in Mount Clemens Oct. 28.According to a report released by Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham, the 31-year-old victim was approached by a male and a female at the ...Read More

Warren 11/10/2015

Budding scientists get serious at Siersma

WARREN — Sitting at tables inside the Siersma Elementary School cafeteria on the afternoon of Nov. 3, the intersessions students got busy on their experiments.Wearing lab coats and working in teams, they lined up their rulers and magnifying ...Read More

Fraser 11/09/2015

Nichols voted in as new Fraser mayor

FRASER — Joe Nichols seemingly came out of nowhere to run against City Councilman Paul Cilluffo for mayor.But the voices of nearly 3,000 residents on Nov. 3 cemented a new era in Fraser politics, as Nichols defeated Cilluffo 52.8 percent to 47.2 ...Read More

Mount Clemens 11/09/2015

Sheriff searching for armed robber

MOUNT CLEMENS — Macomb County Sheriff Department investigators are looking for tips that will help them locate and arrest an armed man who robbed a Mount Clemens liquor store on Nov. 8.According to the report released by Macomb County Sheriff ...Read More

Metro Detroit 11/09/2015

Candice Miller inducted into Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame

On Oct. 29, Congresswoman Candice Miller, R-Harrison Township, was one of six contemporary and four historical women in the 32nd class of the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame.Miller joined the ranks of more than 285 women who have been honored for ...Read More

Fraser 11/09/2015

Fraser City Council gets fresh faces

FRASER — The residents of Fraser voted for change in 2015.In a crowded eight-person field vying for three four-year spots on Fraser City Council, newcomers Patrice Schornak and Yvette Foster were the top two vote-getters.Schornak finished first, ...Read More

Warren 11/09/2015

Three injured by gunfire at Warren social hall

UPDATE: Police now say that a fourth victim with a gunshot wound, originally believe to have been shot outside the hall, was actually shot in an unrelated incident in Eastpointe.WARREN — Three people were shot, including one who was left ...Read More

Metro Detroit 11/09/2015

Elder Ford collecting winter coats for charity

The giving spirit at a local auto dealership is hoping to provide warmth to the needy over the next few weeks. Elder Ford in Troy is hosting a coat drive this holiday season, and the donated coats will go to The Salvation Army. C & G ...Read More

Mount Clemens 11/09/2015

Road rage incident leads to drug arrests

MOUNT CLEMENS — One man was arrested and a woman is facing multiple charges following a brief confrontation on the roadways of Mount Clemens Oct. 28.According to the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were alerted at 11:58 p.m. of a ...Read More

Sterling Heights 11/06/2015

Chamber to begin search for Oehmke’s successor

STERLING HEIGHTS — Planning is part of business, and the Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry is wasting no time in starting the process of searching out a candidate who can replace the chamber’s top leader when he ...Read More

Warren 11/06/2015

Fouts, political allies win big in Warren

WARREN — Less than three hours after the polls closed on election night, Warren Mayor Jim Fouts was singing the praises of his administration at Andiamo, surrounded by his own supporters and the candidates for city office he supported ...Read More

Macomb County 11/06/2015

Teens host Halloween party for special-needs students

MACOMB COUNTY — Austin Catholic High School seniors Hannah Burke and Tiffany Lacap had been working on this since school began in August.Their senior Christian service project, a requirement to graduate from Austin, took place on Halloween morning ...Read More

Eastpointe 11/05/2015

Roseville councilman loses seat to newcomer

Voters in Roseville and Eastpointe turned out to vote in municipal elections Nov. 3. Roseville voters selected three City Council members for four-year terms along with their mayor, while Eastpointe chose its mayor and filled two council seats for full ...Read More

Mount Clemens 11/05/2015

Deer crashes into house

MOUNT CLEMENS — A six-point buck crashed through the front window of a home on Crest Street near Gratiot in Mount Clemens Nov. 3, damaging almost everything in its path.Macomb County Chief Animal Control Officer Jeff Randazzo said he and his ...Read More

Metro Detroit 11/05/2015

Legislature approves road funding bills

METRO DETROIT — After months of tussling with partisan plans for fixing the state’s troubled roads, Michigan lawmakers moved swiftly on Election Day to approve a package of bills that supporters claim will raise $1.2 billion annually for ...Read More

Warren 11/04/2015

Center Line re-elects council incumbents

CENTER LINE — Center Line voters re-elected two City Council incumbents Nov. 3, but one of them, Bob Binson, said he’d elect to decline a new four-year council term to stay on in the appointed position of mayor.Binson, appointed in September ...Read More

Fraser 11/04/2015

Fraser approved for grants to improve drainage systems, sewers

FRASER — Water is a big issue across the state.As rates continue to increase and taxpayers are forced to adjust their own budgets for changes, smaller cities like Fraser are making strides to address systems beneath residents’ feet.Fraser ...Read More

Clinton Township 11/04/2015

Local author’s new novel preaches about inner goodness

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Wayne Bibbs is a creative tour de force.The Clinton Township resident owns his own photography company, has written a screenplay that he hopes turns into a film, and has written random inspirational snippets for coworkers at his ...Read More

Clinton Township 11/04/2015

Chippewa Valley choir director earns award from autism group

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Growing up with a cousin who has autism, Chippewa Valley High School choir director James Pecar has always had a place in his heart for students with the condition. As he grew into his musical career as a student and now an ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 11/04/2015

Plans for Nautical Mile focus of design workshop

Discussing ideas on how to make the Nautical Mile a more pedestrian-friendly and attractive destination, the Resilient Macomb project held its design charrette at the Blossom Heath Inn Oct. 26-29.Resilient Macomb is an effort by the Land Information ...Read More

Macomb County 11/04/2015

Meals on Wheels volunteers do more than just deliver food

MACOMB COUNTY — In a world stricken by poverty and disease, the importance of something like Meals on Wheels can never be understated.The program, which is part of the Office of Senior Services within the Macomb County Community Services Agency, ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 11/04/2015

Bruce Post to host Veterans Day ceremony

While Memorial Day is a time to remember those who have fallen, it is on Veterans Day that all veterans are remembered and thanked for their service to the country.The VFW Bruce Post 1146, at 11 a.m. Nov. 11, will pay tribute to all veterans with a ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 11/04/2015

Local school honored at state, national level

Taking time to focus on each individual child has paid off for a local school, which is being recognized as a National Title I Distinguished School.Princeton Elementary School Principal Justin Cabe said that being recognized by the state and at the ...Read More

Shelby Township 11/04/2015

64 Shelby voters participate in Nov. 3 elections

With two proposals regarding Romeo and Rochester schools, respectively, affecting three out of 29 precincts in Shelby Township, voter turnout expectations were low.Of the approximately 600 eligible registered voters in precincts 11, 14 and 17, 64 voted ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 11/04/2015

Music, coffee and shopping to raise money for senior center

With student musicians, a coffee bar and enough vendors to kick off your holiday shopping, the St. Clair Shores Senior Activities Center’s Jamz & Java Night will allow visitors to check out the center and raise money for its programs as ...Read More

Metro Detroit 11/04/2015

First-year M-STEP results on par with state expectations

METRO DETROIT — The Michigan Department of Education hit the “reset” button on student assessment testing in 2014, announcing the replacement of the 44-year-old Michigan Education Assessment Program, or MEAP, tests with the more ...Read More

Metro Detroit 11/04/2015

Michigan set to make strides in mental health, addiction services

METRO DETROIT — Michigan is making vast strides to combat mental and behavioral health deficiencies.The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration recently announced that Michigan has been selected to participate in a year-long ...Read More

Metro Detroit 11/04/2015

The pest that really stinks

METRO DETROIT — The brown marmorated stink bug really does stink, but the feared impact of its continued invasion goes much further than olfactory repugnance. “There is a major concern over the damage that the brown marmorated stink bug ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 11/04/2015

Police Department receives grant for radios

The St. Clair Shores Police Department is in the midst of replacing outdated radios with grant money from the Department of Justice.This is the ninth year that the department has received an Edward Byrne Memorial grant, which is funding that does not ...Read More

Sterling Heights 11/04/2015

Sunnybrook property to become manufacturing hub

Sunnybrook’s status as a golfing destination may now be history in Sterling Heights, but city officials see sunnier days ahead for the city’s manufacturing base with the announcement of a major industrial development.On Oct. 27, the city ...Read More

Sterling Heights 11/04/2015

UCS students opine on art for DIA exhibit

When the Detroit Institute of Arts searched for students to offer their input on an art exhibit, it found a pair of budding art analysts at Utica Community Schools.Utica High School student Sydney Wilcox and Henry Ford II High School student Justin ...Read More

Sterling Heights 11/04/2015

Children’s charity, Penna’s team up to hold holiday events

A Sterling Heights restaurant will be on the side of the Angels when it hosts a pair of events aimed at helping children and families in need.The nonprofit group Calling All Angels will host the Giving Children Hope charity gala and fundraiser Nov. 6 at ...Read More

Sterling Heights 11/04/2015

Sterling Heights council updated on city’s social media outreach

Online metrics suggest that Sterling Heights’ efforts to expand its online and social media presence are paying off, according to city officials.Sterling Heights Community Relations Director Bridget Doyle said at an Oct. 20 City Council meeting ...Read More

Mount Clemens 11/04/2015

Dempsey wins re-election

MOUNT CLEMENS — Mayor Barb Dempsey retained her seat in the Nov. 3 general election, defeating challengers City Commissioner Denise Mentzer and write-in candidate Gloria Haller.Dempsey received 987 votes (53.6 percent of the vote) to claim her ...Read More

Shelby Township 11/04/2015

Local charity awards grants to help children with special needs

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — On Oct. 27, Jamie’s Smiles awarded two $1,000 grants to provide supplemental funding to programs that benefit children with special needs.The grant recipients were the Macomb Infant Preschool Program (MIPP) and Glen H. ...Read More

Center Line 11/04/2015

Scouts’ food drive will benefit the hungry

WARREN/CENTER LINE — Local Boy and Girl Scouts will do their part this month to help others in need.Boy Scouts of America, the Great Lakes Field Service Council and Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan are joining together for the Scouting for ...Read More

Shelby Township 11/04/2015

Shelby, Utica sign on with Great Lakes Water Authority

SHELBY TOWNSHIP/UTICA — Nearly a year after the formation of the Great Lakes Water Authority, many Macomb County municipalities are signing over their water service contracts from the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department to the new authority.The ...Read More

Warren 11/04/2015

‘Don’t hide, go outside’

WARREN — Throughout the month of October, St. Anne Catholic School preschool teacher Rhana Dabish finds different ways to teach students about fire safety.“We implement our fire safety issues in various ways to make sure we reach out to each ...Read More

Center Line 11/04/2015

Kramer Homes offers gift of community for disabled vet

CENTER LINE — In recognition of Veterans Day on Nov. 11, the Kramer Homes Co-Operative collectively wants to give a disabled U.S. military veteran the gift of community.The management of the historic, privately owned housing cooperative is looking ...Read More

Shelby Township 11/04/2015

Residents offer input at open house to guide township’s direction

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — On Oct. 28, dozens of residents showed up to a master plan open house to contribute to the blueprint that will give the township direction for the next five years. Officials hope to implement the document by spring 2016.Residents ...Read More

Eastpointe 11/04/2015

Eastpointe man’s early video game club helped hospitalized kids 30 years ago

EASTPOINTE — Starting around the fall of 1982, a group of local video game enthusiasts — calling their club the Activision Addicts, and later, the Video Addicts — decided to help local hospitalized kids for the holidays.Former Video ...Read More

Utica 11/04/2015

Looking Back: circa 1870

A staff photo from a Feb. 5, 1958, newspaper article — the name of the paper was unavailable — shows a house originally constructed in Utica before it was moved to its current location on 21 Mile Road, south of Van Dyke Avenue, in Shelby ...Read More

Macomb Township 11/04/2015

Traffic study shows township’s hotspots for accidents

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — According to a recent study by the Traffic Improvement Association of Michigan, Macomb Township did not feature any road intersections that placed in the top 10 in Macomb County for traffic accidents so far in 2015.“We can ...Read More

Warren 11/04/2015

Warren City Council incumbents win re-election

WARREN — It was a good night for Warren City Council incumbents seeking re-election Nov. 3.In the at-large race, incumbent City Council members Kelly Colegio and Scott Stevens finished first and second, respectively, with Colegio taking 42.4 ...Read More

Warren 11/04/2015

Barnwell bests incumbent to become new Warren treasurer

WARREN — Warren voters opted to go with change in the City Treasurer’s Office Nov. 3, electing challenger Lorie Barnwell by a margin of nearly 58 percent to 42 percent over incumbent Carolyn Kurkowski Moceri.“I’m incredibly ...Read More

Fraser 11/03/2015

New mayor, city council members aim to take Fraser in different direction

The new edition of the Fraser City Council will have some fresh names and faces.Joe Nichols will serve a four-term as mayor, defeating former Councilman Paul Cilluffo 52.8 percent to 47.2 percent. Nichols garnered 1,431 votes in seven precincts, while ...Read More

Sterling Heights 11/03/2015

Incumbents dominate in Sterling council election

Mayor Michael Taylor and the rest of the incumbent Sterling Heights City Council decisively defeated a challenger slate of candidates Nov. 3. According to unofficial results posted on Sterling Heights’ website, with all 32 precincts counted, Mayor ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 11/03/2015

No surprises in city election

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Despite a warm, sunny election day, turnout was very low for the St. Clair Shores mayoral and city council election Nov. 3.Results from the St. Clair Shores City Clerk’s office showed that Councilman Ronald Frederick ...Read More

Eastpointe 11/03/2015

Roseville councilman loses seat to newcomer

Voters in Roseville and Eastpointe turned out to vote in municipal elections Nov. 3. Roseville voters selected three City Council members for four-year terms along with their mayor, while Eastpointe chose its mayor and filled two council seats for full ...Read More

Fraser 11/03/2015

Fraser residents hit the polls to vote for mayor, council seats

FRASER — At approximately 8 a.m. on Nov. 3 at Eisenhower Elementary in Fraser, a crowd of residents walked in and out of the voting booths to exercise their democratic rights.As some candidates for City Council campaigned at the location in the ...Read More

Mount Clemens 11/03/2015

Search on for armed robber

MOUNT CLEMENS — Macomb County Sheriff’s detectives are hoping to nab a suspected armed robber who attempted to take money from a woman outside a Mount Clemens liquor store Oct. 30.According to the report, sheriff’s deputies were ...Read More

Shelby Township 11/03/2015

Classic holiday fundraiser to benefit local food charities

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Combining live music and a passion for helping the less fortunate in the immediate area has driven the nonprofit group Rockin’ 4 Hunger since 2009.From 6 to 11 p.m. Nov. 28, Rockin’ 4 Hunger will host its sixth and, ...Read More

Shelby Township 11/02/2015

Township to host 5K, celebration for Veterans Day

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — As opposed to the township’s somber Memorial Day ceremony, Veterans Coordinator Phil Randazzo said Veterans Day is an occasion to have fun and celebrate veterans’ service.On Nov. 8, the township will host its third ...Read More

Mount Clemens 11/02/2015

Apparent road rage incident leads to drug arrests

MOUNT CLEMENS — One man was arrested and a woman is facing multiple charges following a brief confrontation on the roadways of Mount Clemens Oct. 28.According to the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were alerted at 11:58 p.m. of a ...Read More

Mount Clemens 11/02/2015

Man allegedly robbed at gunpoint of $12

MOUNT CLEMENS — A Clinton Township man was allegedly robbed of $12 by a duo in Mount Clemens Oct. 28.According to a report released by Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham, the 31-year-old victim was approached by a male and a female at the ...Read More

Metro Detroit 11/02/2015

Dealership joins campaign to give veterans trucks

A local auto dealership and a network of supporters recently arranged a gift for two Michigan veterans who were injured while in service to their country.On Oct. 23, Romeo Ford gave the keys to new Ford F-150 pickup trucks to each of the veterans in ...Read More

Roseville 11/02/2015

Firm gives Roseville school district a positive audit report

ROSEVILLE — The fiscal year ending June 30, 2015, was a positive one for Roseville Community Schools, though there are challenges ahead.Theresa Pollock, the Plante Moran partner in charge of the audit, gave a presentation at the Board of ...Read More

Eastpointe 11/01/2015

Chamber to hold Christmas auction Nov. 11

EASTPOINTE — The Eastpointe-Roseville Chamber of Commerce is holding its 24th annual Christmas “Deck the Halls” auction Nov. 11 at Eastpointe Manor.According to Chamber Membership Director Linda Weishaupt, the event should see about ...Read More

Roseville 10/31/2015

Despite VFW closure, school district continues Veterans Day breakfast

ROSEVILLE — For years, Roseville Community Schools has invited military veterans for a special breakfast on Veterans Day to honor their service, though that tradition has a new hiccup in tracking down veterans since the local Veterans of Foreign ...Read More

Mount Clemens 10/31/2015

Son arrested after allegedly assaulting mother, her boyfriend

MOUNT CLEMENS — A 30-year-old Mount Clemens man was arrested after allegedly assaulting his mother and her boyfriend on Oct. 26.According to the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were dispatched to an apartment on Cass Avenue at 12:26 ...Read More

Sterling Heights 10/30/2015

Senior center honored for staff training

The Sterling Heights Senior Activity Center has been proactive in learning how to serve the center’s patrons, including those who have Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and other illnesses that cause progressive memory loss in older adults, city ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 10/30/2015

Two arrested after fleeing police

Two men were arrested after they tried to run from police at a traffic stop.St. Clair Shores police said one officer had a driver stopped on Eight Mile Road. Another officer was stopped at the Eight Mile Road and Interstate 94 service drive ...Read More

Metro Detroit 10/30/2015

Detroit Veterans Day Parade gaining strength

DETROIT — Huge crowds routinely turn out in the chilly November air to cheer colorful floats, marching bands and enormous balloons that line Woodward Avenue for America’s Thanksgiving Parade in Detroit.The spectator turnout is nowhere near ...Read More

Warren 10/30/2015

Police seek man using credit cards stolen from vehicles

WARREN — Warren detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man accused of entering unlocked vehicles, commandeering the owner’s credit cards and making hundreds of dollars in fraudulent purchases.“We had these ...Read More

Roseville 10/30/2015

Proposal would reduce Utica at Gratiot to three lanes

ROSEVILLE — Motorists going along Utica Road between Gratiot Avenue and 12 Mile Road might have noticed that as of Oct. 22, the road has been restricted to three lanes.According to City Manager Scott Adkins, this is part of an evaluation to see if ...Read More

Metro Detroit 10/30/2015

Probe suggests Pluto is as ‘complex’ as Mars and Earth

SOLAR SYSTEM — As the National Aeronautic and Space Administration probe New Horizons continues to beam back photos and data from its July flyby of Pluto, scientists are discovering that the dwarf planet is far more interesting than first ...Read More

Macomb County 10/30/2015

Autism Society to raffle Mackinac Bridge tour tickets

MACOMB COUNTY — The Macomb/St. Clair Autism Society is raffling off two tickets to tour the top of the Mackinac Bridge.Proceeds from the raffle will benefit the Autism Society.Tickets cost $10 each, and only 1,000 tickets will be sold. There is ...Read More

Harrison Township 10/30/2015

Airmen return home after six-month deployment

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Around 500 airmen from the 127th Wing at Selfridge Air National Guard Base returned recently from a half-year deployment in Asia.According to Selfridge Brig Gen. John D. Slocum, commander of the 127th Wing, the airmen have been ...Read More

Shelby Township 10/30/2015

Judge denies one motion in crash survivor’s MIP case

At an evidentiary hearing Oct. 29, 42-1 District Court Judge Denis LeDuc denied a motion that the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office “forum shopped” to find a jurisdiction to charge Joseph Narra with a minor in possession charge and put ...Read More

Mount Clemens 10/29/2015

Two men arrested in MACE sting

MOUNT CLEMENS — Two men, including a registered sex offender, are facing multiple charges, including child sexual abuse activity, after they allegedly solicited encounters with someone they thought was a 14-year-old boy.Macomb County Sheriff ...Read More

Roseville 10/28/2015

Soroptimist becomes a centenarian

ROSEVILLE — Eight years ago, Lee Meyer created the ideal fundraiser that would benefit women and girls of all ages. Meyer, a longtime member of the Soroptimist International of Grosse Pointe, came up with the organization’s Dine ...Read More

Macomb County 10/28/2015

Tutoring program seeks volunteers to help students achieve goals

MACOMB COUNTY — Students need tutors in various schools to complete coursework, and Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan is trying to accelerate that process.The organization’s mission values, as stated on its website, include providing ...Read More

Clinton Township 10/28/2015

Man arrested on criminal sexual conduct charges

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — A 59-year-old Clinton Township man is behind bars after allegedly sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy.According to the Clinton Township Police Department, the alleged incident occurred sometime around noon on Oct. 15 near the ...Read More

Sterling Heights 10/28/2015

Stevenson students to spoof movies during comedy show

Stevenson High School students aren’t joking about a couple of nights of comedy, laughs and talent this November.The school will host “A Night of Comedy … Mostly” Nov. 6 and 7. According to Stevenson staff, the nights are ...Read More

Sterling Heights 10/28/2015

City, church to salute military for Veterans Day

Organizers of local Veterans Day events are lining things up in formation in order to show appreciation to people who have served in the military.The city of Sterling Heights will hold its annual Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. Nov. 11 at the Sterling ...Read More

Sterling Heights 10/28/2015

County exec to be honoree at Ritz event

It’ll soon be time to dress up again in Sterling Heights, as one of the city’s most prestigious outings of the year gets ready to begin.The Sterling Heights Community Foundation’s third annual Puttin’ on the Ritz gala will invite ...Read More

Sterling Heights 10/28/2015

Get in touch with city trucks at Farmers Market

Before the Dodge Park Farmers Market hauls off for the year, some of the city’s hardest-working vehicles will be on display for residents to see up close and personal.Sterling Heights will host its first Touch a Truck activity Oct. 29 at Dodge ...Read More

Fraser 10/28/2015

Looking Back: Groesbeck motels

When Groesbeck Highway opened on Oct. 20, 1949, it opened the door for many new businesses in Fraser. Motels began to dot the landscape and were built to take advantage of America’s taking to the highways for vacations. Motel stood for “motor ...Read More

Sterling Heights 10/28/2015

City website offers features for voters

Voters who have their candidates of choice picked out for this upcoming Election Day are still encouraged to make sure they know where they can cast their ballots, according to Sterling Heights city officials.Sterling Heights will run its general ...Read More

Fraser 10/28/2015

Fraser drafting ordinance to combat inhumane animal treatment

FRASER — The Fraser City Council has decided to join the statewide and national movement to deter individuals from obtaining pets — notably dogs — from commercial breeders that may result in sick and abused animals.During an Oct. 6 ...Read More

Clinton Township 10/28/2015

Clintondale putting an emphasis on distraction-free driving

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — In a world of smartphones and constantly improving technology, sometimes it can be hard to focus on the things that matter most. That’s why schools such as Clintondale High School have gotten involved in a metro Detroit ...Read More

Eastpointe 10/28/2015

Eastpointe councilman says goodbye at final meeting

EASPOINTE — Mayor Pro Tem Phil Guastella participated in his last full meeting as part of the Eastpointe City Council Oct. 20, as the six-and-a-half-year veteran decided not to run for re-election in November.Guastella spent much of that time as a ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 10/28/2015

Council remembers Anthony Tiseo

ST. CLAIR SHORES — A week after his death, City Council members remembered their colleague as a big-hearted family man who always wanted the best for St. Clair Shores. “It was a privilege to have him up here as a colleague and to call Tony ...Read More

Metro Detroit 10/28/2015

Competing bills take aim at banning microbeads

METRO DETROIT — Two bills introduced in the Michigan Legislature seek to ban the use of tiny plastic microbeads in the state. The first bill, sponsored by Rep. Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes, is HB 4345, and it would ban all microbeads that are not ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 10/28/2015

Fire Department to get third Jaws of Life set

ST. CLAIR SHORES — City Council unanimously approved the purchase of a third set of extrication tools, commonly known as the Jaws of Life, for the Fire Department Oct. 19.The department currently has two sets of extrication tools, one from 1999 ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 10/28/2015

Optimists honor firefighters for work in the line of duty

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Taking time to thank those who go above and beyond the call of duty, the Optimist Club of St. Clair Shores thanked the city’s first responders, the Fire Department, at a breakfast Oct. 22 at Assumption Cultural ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 10/28/2015

Donors, TIFA step up to help with park improvements

ST. CLAIR SHORES — With summer’s end, many improvements have been made at recreational areas throughout the city to improve the facilities for next summer, and most were paid for without touching the general fund.At a recent City Council ...Read More

Eastpointe 10/28/2015

Cities prepare for winter months amid salt price hike

ROSEVILLE/EASTPOINTE — Snowfall and ice do not usually greet Roseville and Eastpointe until December, but the cities’ respective public works departments are already preparing for whatever winter brings their way. Roseville Department of ...Read More

Metro Detroit 10/28/2015

Being mindful of appliances can save substantial energy

METRO DETROIT — Saving on energy usage at home does not necessarily require a whole lot of new gadgets and appliances. October is National Energy Awareness Month, and there are a lot of appliances around the average household that people do not ...Read More

Harrison Township 10/28/2015

Candice Miller inducted into Hall of Fame

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — U.S. Rep. Candice Miller, R-Harrison Township, was inducted into the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame by the Michigan Women’s Studies Association Oct. 28.An induction ceremony was held at the Kellogg Hotel and ...Read More

Metro Detroit 10/28/2015

Reading retention bill heads to the Senate

LANSING — A group of Michigan lawmakers are trying to pass a bill they feel would help strengthen the educational development of all Michigan children.On Oct. 15, bill No. 4822 passed in the Michigan House of Representatives. The bill now goes to ...Read More

Shelby Township 10/28/2015

Local gardeners recognized for green thumbs

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — On Oct. 20, the Shelby Township Beautification Committee hosted its annual Beautification Awards ceremony before the Board of Trustees meeting, showcasing the botanical beauty of seven residences.“When residents beautify ...Read More

Warren 10/28/2015

Donation drive yields supplies for local elementary school

WARREN — City employees, local businesses and private citizens have come together to resupply students at Warren’s Carlson Elementary School.Students, parents, teachers and the school’s principal were at Warren City Hall on Oct. 20, ...Read More

Warren 10/28/2015

Grant will expand TACOM Boys & Girls Clubs of America

WARREN — The kids and teenagers who utilize the Detroit Arsenal TACOM Boys & Girls Clubs of America will soon have even more activities from which to choose.In partnership with BGCA, the Lunchables brand recently announced a $25,000 grant to ...Read More

Shelby Township 10/28/2015

Board approves tree removal at future site of fifth fire station

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — On Oct. 20, the Board of Trustees unanimously approved the removal of some dead and dying trees, as well as underbrush, at the future site of the Shelby Township Fire Department’s fifth station.The 4-acre parcel is located ...Read More

Shelby Township 10/28/2015

Police chief hosts new TV show

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — In September, Shelby Township Police Chief Robert Shelide began filming a half-hour segment at the request of Shelby TV called “Straight Talk with Robert Shelide.”The show, filmed the first week of the month and aired ...Read More

Macomb Township 10/28/2015

Scout completes project for Macomb Corners Park

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Eric Joye had gone through all of the steps necessary to begin a project that would help him earn the distinction of Eagle Scout when suddenly he realized that he would have to start all over.His original plan, which needed to be ...Read More

Macomb County 10/28/2015

County board approves two new judgeships for circuit court

MOUNT CLEMENS — Based on the approval of a resolution by the Macomb County Board of Commissioners on Oct. 22, the Macomb County Circuit Court will be adding two new judges in the next four years.The first judge will begin in January 2017 after the ...Read More

Macomb County 10/28/2015

New DIA director introduced to county commissioners

MOUNT CLEMENS — The new director of the Detroit Institute of Arts was introduced to the Macomb County Board of Commissioners during an Oct. 22 meeting.Salvador Salort-Pons, 45, was tabbed as the museum’s new director in mid-September, and he ...Read More

Roseville 10/27/2015

Big Bird Run gets new route in 37th year

ROSEVILLE — Participants in the 2015 Big Bird Run 10K will find a new path through the streets of Roseville as the event enters its 37th year. The run, which includes a 4K, 10K and 1-mile fun run, is scheduled for Nov. 8. It will kick off at 10 ...Read More

Macomb County 10/27/2015

Looking Back: ‘Our Fish Story’ c. 1900

These men are proud to show off their 14-foot-long strung-up catch they caught in Lake St. Clair in just four hours. F. Preussel was the proprietor of Panacea Springs, which sold spring water. He also was a manufacturer of an acetylene gas generator ...Read More

Shelby Township 10/27/2015

Shelby extends, caps medical marijuana moratorium

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — At the last-minute request of Township Attorney Rob Huth Oct. 20, the Shelby Township Board of Trustees unanimously approved extending the ban on medical marijuana dispensaries for 180 days.In February, the township established ...Read More



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