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Terry Oparka


Staff Writer Terry Oparka covers Troy and the Troy School District for the Troy Times. Oparka has worked for C & G Newspapers since 2000 and attended Oakland University and Macomb Community College. Oparka has won an award from the Michigan Press Association and four awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, Detroit Chapter.

Published February 23, 2018

TROY — A barricaded gunman situation was resolved safely and the suspect was taken into custody at a home on Brooklawn Drive just before 5 p.m. Feb. 20 after a 13 ½-hour standoff.

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Published February 21, 2018

Although Americans were banned from tourism travel to Cuba from 1963 to 2015, people from around the world were not. 

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Published February 21, 2018

46 people in this year’s Leadership Oakland Cornerstone “class” come from all segments of the business world and at all points in their careers. 

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Published February 21, 2018

resident Bill Gill, a former mechanic and an airplane pilot, now retired, works on his project cars no less than 12-14 hours a day. 

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Published February 21, 2018

e Elementary School teacher Ed Segovia said it was a bit of a challenge to return to a second-grade classroom after working as a media specialist in the Troy School District for six years. 

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Published February 21, 2018

city of Troy opted out of allowing and regulating medical marijuana growing facilities in the city, but the decision won’t affect current facilities or licenses already issued. 

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Published February 21, 2018

On any given summer Thursday, you can find Southfield residents Andrew Johnson and Everett Stephenson hanging out in the Glory Supermarket parking lot at Seven Mile and Telegraph roads. 

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Published February 20, 2018

TROY — Police are at the scene of a home on Brooklawn Drive, in the Big Beaver and Adams roads area, where a barricaded gunman has fired shots of the morning of Feb. 20, Troy police reported on their Twitter feed. 

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Published February 19, 2018

TROY — Firefighters were called to a home on Emerald Lake, in the John R and Square Lake roads area, just after 3:30 p.m. Feb. 16 on a report that smoke was coming from the garage of a large, one-story home. 

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Published February 19, 2018

TROY — Michigan State Police said vehicles were struck by projectiles — not bullets or road debris —  on southbound Interstate 75, between Rochester Road in Troy and near the Davison Freeway in Detroit, the afternoon of Feb. 18. 

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Published February 16, 2018

TROY — Two 17-year-old Southfield residents whom police said pointed a pistol at a woman and robbed her in the parking lot of the Macy’s store at Somerset Collection are in Oakland County Jail. 

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Published February 13, 2018

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ROCHESTER/ROCHESTER HILLS/OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — The Michigan Department of Education recently launched a new online tool that puts performance data from every public school in the state at people’s fingertips. 

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Published February 13, 2018

TROY — People can get sappy at the Stage Nature Center during Maple Syrup Days the first three Saturdays in March. 

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Published February 12, 2018

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OAKLAND COUNTY/TROY — After dropping out for a few months, the Southeastern Oakland County Resource Recovery Authority Recycling Drop-off Center and Material Recovery Facility in Troy is open to residents in participating communities.

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Published February 12, 2018

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OAKLAND COUNTY/PONTIAC — Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson ended his Feb. 8 State of the County address before a packed house at the Flagstar Strand Theatre for the Performing Arts with a strong message, drawing a standing ovation: He will not force communities that have opted out of public transit to fund it.

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