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Published October 13, 2017

Published October 11, 2017

ROSEVILLE/EASTPOINTE — The FBI released its 2016 crime reports, which breaks down crime statistics for each city.

In the category of violent crime, the FBI tracks murder and non-negligent manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. In terms of property crimes, the FBI highlights burglary, larceny-theft and motor vehicle thefts. The FBI counts arson separately.

Violent crimes in Roseville in 2016 totaled 246. The numbers:

• Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 0.

• Rape: 32.

• Robbery: 59.

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Published October 11, 2017

EASTPOINTE — Fresh Choice Market Place will have a new neighbor as early as 2018, as a new Michigan secretary of state branch is under construction at 18809 Nine Mile Road.

Pattah Development, which also built the market 11 years ago, is building the structure that will house the branch.

Clark Pattah, manager of Fresh Choice, said he hopes the branch will bring more traffic to the market.

“We’re hoping to bring not only that, but bring more attractions to the city of Eastpointe — more traffic and more people to the city,” he said.

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Published October 10, 2017

METRO DETROIT — Halloween is a scary time of year, with ghosts and goblins lurking around every corner, but for the millions of families managing food allergies, the most frightening thing about it is often the treats.

“What people might not know is that 1 in 13 kids in the U.S. have a food allergy,” said Nancy Gregory, senior director of communications at Food Allergy Research and Education.

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Published October 6, 2017

ROSEVILLE — Roseville 39th District Court Judge Catherine Steenland is under investigation by the Michigan State Police for alleged involvement in a hit-and-run crash Sept. 25 on Gratiot Avenue between 13 Mile Road and Masonic Boulevard.

St. Clair Shores resident James Nielsen said he and his daughter, Elliana, 9, who was in the back seat on the passenger side of his vehicle, were heading north on Gratiot and went to make a Michigan left to drive south on Gratiot.

Nielsen was driving a blue 2010 Chrysler 300 S and said the other driver was in a red Dodge Charger.

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Published October 6, 2017

From sprawling apple orchards to pick-your-own pumpkin patches, Michigan offers plenty of ways to spend a crisp autumn day. But if you’re looking for something a little more active — and you’re up for a challenge — it’s time to get in on the corn maze craze.

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Published October 4, 2017

EASTPOINTE — The Eastpointe Lions Club will hold its annual Harvest Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 21 at the East Brooke Commons shopping center, where the club will provide free vision screenings for kids, child identification kits, pumpkin painting and free goodie bags to the first 300 children.

The shopping center is located on the southwest corner of Nine Mile Road and Gratiot Avenue. In the event of rain, the Lions Club will reschedule the event to Oct. 22.

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Published October 4, 2017

EASTPOINTE/ROSEVILLE — Residents in Eastpointe and Roseville who are at least 18 years old and want to vote during the general election Nov. 7, but who have not registered, have until Oct. 10 to do so.

Polls in both cities will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day.

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Published September 29, 2017

MACOMB COUNTY — Macomb County law enforcement, in partnership with federal and state law enforcement, held a press conference at Roseville City Hall Sept. 22 to explain its “Operation Smackdown IV,” an effort to combat the opioid and heroin trade on the east side of the metro Detroit area.

“It’s becoming a national epidemic, and we’re trying to do everything we can to control what’s taking place in our communities,” said Roseville Police Chief James Berlin.

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Published September 29, 2017

ROSEVILLE — Final testimonies wrapped up during the preliminary examination continuation Sept. 26 for a 20-year-old Eastpointe resident accused in the shooting death of an 18-year-old Clinton Township resident at a graduation party in Roseville Aug. 6, and 39th District Court Judge Joseph Boedeker bound the matter over to Macomb County Circuit Court.

The defendant in the case, Amer Mongogna, was arraigned Aug. 9 on five charges, including second-degree murder.

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Published September 29, 2017

ROSEVILLE — The Roseville City Council allotted part of its meeting Sept. 26 to honor a Roseville boy with a Lifesaving Award for saving his younger brother’s life.

Jacob O’Connor, 10, found his younger brother, Dylan Meadows, 2, unresponsive in a pool July 25, then used chest compressions to treat his younger brother. Meadows was transported to St. John Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit, and he was there for observation for one day.

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Published September 29, 2017

METRO DETROIT — Chris Tait offers a sober assessment of his outlook in 2011, after all the years he spent touring with bands and living a rock and roll lifestyle fed by booze and drugs.

“I’ve torched so many relationships. The shame and guilt. I didn’t want to die, but I didn’t want to live anymore, either,” said Tait, of Hamtramck, who plays keyboards in the Detroit-based Electric Six.

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Published September 27, 2017

EASTPOINTE/ROSEVILLE — The Eastpointe-Roseville Chamber of Commerce honored residents and businesses for their contributions to the community during its 2017 Salute to Excellence awards dinner Sept. 21 at Eastpointe Manor.

Eastpointe-Roseville Chamber of Commerce ambassador Lawrence Morris said this year’s focus was making sure the community was able to know one another.

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