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Published December 27, 2017

At the Dec. 12 Utica City Council meeting, Police Chief Sean Coady presented a longtime police, fire and Department of Public Works dispatcher with her retirement badge.

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Published December 27, 2017

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On Dec. 20, Gasper Fiore, 57, of Grosse Pointe Shores, pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit bribery, in connection to a municipal towing contract in Clinton Township.

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Published December 25, 2017

The Madison Heights City Council has authorized the assignment of a Madison Heights police officer to the Troy Special Investigations Unit, or SIU, a joint undercover unit that will crack down on organized crime that crosses city borders. 

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Published December 25, 2017

A Huntington Woods attorney pleaded guilty to wire fraud after admitting to defrauding people of millions of dollars over a number of years.

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Published December 22, 2017

DETROIT — Former Michigan State Police Trooper Mark Bessner has been charged in connection with the fatal ATV crash that killed 15-year-old Damon Grimes, of Detroit.

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Published December 22, 2017

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METRO DETROIT — On Dec. 20, Gasper Fiore, 57, of Grosse Pointe Shores, pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit bribery in connection to a municipal towing contract in Clinton Township.

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Published December 22, 2017

WARREN — An investigation remained ongoing at press time after a man entered Jimmy John’s near Nine Mile Road and Van Dyke Avenue Dec. 15, implied he had a gun and demanded cash from an employee.

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Published December 22, 2017

DETROIT — A mother and her boyfriend have been charged in relation to the gun death of a 3-year-old child on Detroit’s east side.

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Published December 22, 2017

DETROIT — Two active-duty Detroit police officers and four retired Detroit police officers have been charged with extortion for allegedly accepting bribes from automobile collision repair shops in exchange for referring stolen or abandoned vehicles recovered by the city of Detroit.

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Published December 22, 2017

ROCHESTER HILLS — A new deputy and a new patrol investigator will be added to the staff at the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office’s Rochester Hills substation.

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Published December 22, 2017

ROYAL OAK — The Royal Oak Police Department responded to a crash at 11 Mile Road and Woodward Avenue at 6:40 p.m. Dec. 15 that involved an SUV hitting multiple vehicles and then a building.

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Published December 22, 2017

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LANSING — Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard worked with state legislators on both sides of the aisle to craft five pieces of legislation that would give state and county law enforcement officials the option of turning mentally or physically ill nonviolent offenders over to organizations that can help them more effectively.

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Published December 21, 2017

ST. CLAIR SHORES — A $12,000 grant from the federal government will help defray the cost of ballistic vests for St. Clair Shores police officers, who have to purchase the vests on their own.

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Published December 21, 2017

SOUTHFIELD — 

A local woman is receiving treatment in the hospital after being shot in the stomach recently. 

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Published December 20, 2017

Authorities are investigating a second shooting  at a local bar. 

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Published December 20, 2017

A jury trial date has been set for Hal Byrom, a Macomb Township man charged with fatally shooting his wife in October 2016.

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Published December 20, 2017

Eastpointe resident Jonathan Jones is scheduled to return to Judge Marco Santia’s courtroom in 39th District Court at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 24 after his case was adjourned for discovery Dec. 13 in the death of 4-year-old Ivy Yurkus, whose cause of death was blunt force trauma to her abdomen. 

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Published December 19, 2017

Police said residents should take special caution when selling items online following a recent armed robbery. 

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Published December 19, 2017

Four men accused of robbing a jewelry store in a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri, at the start of December may also be the same four who robbed a jewelry store in Madison Heights last month.

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Published December 18, 2017

FARMINGTON HILLS — A 16-year-old boy charged with the death of his mother in August was bound over to Oakland County Circuit Court after a preliminary examination Dec. 8 in the 47th District Court.

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