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Published April 16, 2019

ROYAL OAK — The U.S. suicide rate is at a 50-year high. Most people’s lives have been impacted by mental illness or suicide in some way, and a local event wants to break the stigma surrounding those topics and also unite those in the throes of grief in a positive way.

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Published April 16, 2019

ROYAL OAK — In case you were wondering about those blue lights twinkling on neighbors’ porches or at local businesses, the answer is simple.

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Published April 16, 2019

ROYAL OAK — The Royal Oak Memorial Society has for the past two decades led an effort to clean veterans’ graves at Oakview Cemetery during the first two weekends in May.

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Published April 16, 2019

MOUNT CLEMENS — A 62-year-old woman is facing a felony charge of animal abuse after emergency personnel found nearly 70 cats and one dog living in what authorities said were “deplorable conditions” inside her Roseview Boulevard home in Mount Clemens late last month.

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Published April 15, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — April showers bring May flowers and, in many cases, boaters to Lake St. Clair.

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Published April 15, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Begun in 1970, Earth Day led to the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and, today, is celebrated in countries around the world on April 22.

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Published April 15, 2019

FERNDALE — A lifelong NASA enthusiast and Ferndale resident who designed a project for the organization has been given special recognition for his work. Derek McFall, a product development engineer with SRG Global in Troy, placed second in NASA’s Recycling in Space Challenge for his microgravity waste management system. He received $2,500 for his submission.

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Published April 15, 2019

ROYAL OAK — On April 8, the Royal Oak City Commission voted 6-1 to approve an agreement of sale and license use with Oakland Community College for property located at the southwest corner of Main and Seventh streets.

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Published April 15, 2019

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OAKLAND COUNTY —  Antsy — a young female pit bull/terrier mix — was one of the honored guests as leaders from the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office and the Michigan Humane Society met at the Oakland County Animal Control and Pet Adoption Center ast week.

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Published April 15, 2019

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — There aren’t too many places in the decidedly urban metro Detroit area where someone could go to have an authentic equestrian experience. Since Bloomfield Hills enjoys its own working educational farm, the Friends of Bowers Farm decided to change that.

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Published April 15, 2019

UTICA/STERLING HEIGHTS — A young Utica High School student helped a local Sterling Heights church earlier this year introduce Braille to art that was being installed on a wall in the church. Calliandra Bowman-Tomlinson, a Utica High senior who lives in Sterling Heights, spent hours teaching a fellow church member Braille so that it could be included with the art.

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Published April 15, 2019

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — The Shelby Township Board of Trustees unanimously voted to partner with the Macomb Michigan State University Extension to help control gypsy moths in the county at its April 2 meeting.

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Published April 15, 2019

UTICA — The planned date for Utica’s new Pioneer Park to be built, which includes the city’s first dog park, is right around the corner, and the city has big plans for it; however, some changes might need to be made.

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Published April 12, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — The local Chaldean community is not delaying its efforts to work with lawmakers to prevent hundreds of Iraqi nationals from being deported without personal assessments.

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Published April 12, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — Sterling Heights police took on the load of stopping overly heavy trucks from driving in certain city areas while seasonal weight limits were in effect. Police officials said in March that their traffic patrols employed portable scales to enforce seasonal weight limits on heavy trucks this spring. They also had access to scales at the city’s Department of Public Works building on 18 Mile Road.

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Published April 12, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — Rebecca Callens has been drawing and dabbling in creative mediums for most of her life, but one of the main obstacles to diving deeper was the fear that being an artist doesn’t pay. “I’d like something I could do to support myself, but not be a starving artist,” she said.

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Published April 12, 2019

HAZEL PARK/MADISON HEIGHTS — With spring in full swing, baby birds will be hatching, and some may fall from their nests. What do you do if you come across such a helpless creature? Wild Wings — the only songbird-specific rehabilitation center in Oakland County — will be holding two discussions on this very topic. The presentations are titled “Flying Free Again.”

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Published April 12, 2019

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MACOMB COUNTY — A Harrison Township artist’s design has been chosen as the identifying logo of Macomb ACT. Ciarra Ratliff’s creation, which depicts four hands of differing skin tones holding Macomb County, was chosen from a field of nearly 50 entrants. It was designed to be used in a variety of mediums.

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Published April 12, 2019

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — It’s back! The Harrison Township Fire Department’s popular Easter egg hunt is returning after a year’s hiatus. Local little ones will get the chance to fill their Easter baskets on the L’Anse Creuse High School football field on April 20.

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Published April 11, 2019

WARREN — Despite what was by all accounts an incredible team effort by Warren’s first responders, four dogs and at least one cat were overcome by smoke and perished in a residential fire April 11.

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