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Published October 11, 2017

With the holidays not too far away, it’s not too soon to do some shopping for quality tires to get a car or truck through Michigan’s hazardous winter weather.

Snowy or icy conditions are a common risk to metro Detroit drivers due to the possibilities for slipping and skidding. 

Bill Griffin, owner of Griffin’s Neighborhood Auto Clinic in Farmington Hills, said there is not much people can do to keep their tires in top condition over the winter. But he said tires should have a tread of at least 5/32 of an inch in order to be effective. 

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Published October 11, 2017

Sterling Heights earned positive marks on its progress report when Mayor Michael Taylor gave the second annual State of the City address Sept. 29 at the Macedonian Cultural Center in Sterling Heights.

In his address, Taylor framed the city’s happenings about innovation, investment and progress.

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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 10, 2017

A Sterling Heights Planning Commission member has apologized after some residents took offense to a social media post that used imagery of prisoners captured by the Islamic State organization.

Geoff Gariepy is a paid member of the Planning Commission and a member of the local Community Emergency Response Team. In a Sept. 6 post on a public Facebook group page called Sterling Heights Local Politics, he was involved in discussing public speaking practices during city meetings. The thread participants often employed sarcasm and meme-like images.

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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

Chemical-infused or oily rags are being blamed for an early-morning house fire in  Sterling Heights, and the Sterling Heights Fire Department is instructing residents on the best way to dispose of those materials.

The blaze reportedly happened around 5:52 a.m. Sept. 24 in the 8800 block of Radner Drive, which is located by Clinton River Road and Canal Road. When firefighters from fire stations 1, 2 and 5 arrived at the scene, they reportedly discovered that the fire had already “vented through the roof,” according to the SHFD.

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Published October 4, 2017

A federal grant program will invest money into boosting the tree canopy in Sterling Heights, according to city officials.

At a Sept. 19 Sterling Heights City Council meeting, City Manager Mark Vanderpool explained that a Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, or GLRI, grant will award Sterling Heights $100,000 in funding that can be used to plant an estimated 400 trees in the city.

He said the additional tree planting will contribute to fixing the city’s tree canopy after it was attacked by the emerald ash borer several years ago.

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Published October 4, 2017

City and police officials are regarding the latest FBI crime statistics as evidence that the city in many ways continues to be safer than other communities of its size.

In September, the FBI released its crime data for 2016. Compared to 2015, the city’s overall total of reported property crimes declined from 1,776 to 1,513. One of the steepest declines among particular crimes occurred with motor vehicle thefts, which plunged from 145 reported incidents in 2015 to 115 in 2016.

Overall violent crime incidents in the city increased from 233 in 2015 to 242 in 2016.

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Published October 3, 2017

Fifty years after its founding, Bill Fox Chevrolet is celebrating its golden anniversary and is quite at home among businesses in the community.

On Sept. 22, the Rochester Hills-based dealership was given an award for its 50th anniversary. General Sales Manager Robert Shastal said leaders from General Motors Co. and Chevrolet visited the dealership to offer the award to the business’s founder, Bill Fox, and his son and current Bill Fox Chevrolet owner, John Fox. 

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