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Published August 13, 2015

OAKLAND COUNTY — The Oakland County Health Division announced Aug. 3 that mosquitoes found in a trap set in southeastern Oakland County tested positive for the West Nile virus.

This is the first mosquito pool that has tested positive in the county this year.

The Health Division has traps set in five locations throughout the county, but officials are not releasing specifically where the traps are set.

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Published August 12, 2015

The 18-year-old Highland woman who was driving the Chevrolet Cruze that struck and killed Keego Harbor resident Bobby Horvath in May has been charged with two felonies.

Savannah Iams, 18, was charged with operating while intoxicated causing death and reckless driving causing death. Both charges are punishable by up to 15 years in prison if convicted.

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Published August 12, 2015

WEST BLOOMFIELD — Calling all pooches.

The time has come for dogs of all breeds and sizes to close down the outdoor pool at the Family Aquatic Center during the West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation Commission’s annual Dogs Only Swim Aug. 22.

Swim sessions are organized by the dogs’ sizes and last 30 minutes each. Dogs 30 pounds and less will swim 9:30-10 a.m.; dogs 31-79 pounds will swim 10:15-10:45 a.m and again 11:45-12:15; and dogs 80 pounds and heavier will swim 11-11:30 a.m.

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Published August 10, 2015

It typically brings in more than a million people each year, and this year’s Woodward Dream Cruise promises to be no different.

On Aug. 15, car connoisseurs and casual fans will flock together to watch classic cars careen down Woodward Avenue. from Ferndale to Pontiac. Also in attendance will be auto clubs, many of which bring some of their favorite vehicles to the event.

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Published August 7, 2015

ST. CLAIR SHORES — The Detroit Arsenal of Democracy Museum in St. Clair Shores will remember the final end of World War II on Aug. 15 with an event showcasing rare photographs, artifacts and a chance to meet veterans who fought in the Pacific.

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Published August 6, 2015

METRO DETROIT — Nutrition facts labels may receive a face-lift in the future.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed July 24 that food companies include the percentage of the daily value for added sugars on labels of packaged food. The proposal comes after the FDA recommended March 3, 2014, that added sugars, in addition to the sugar content, be displayed separately on labels.

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Published August 5, 2015

ORCHARD LAKE — The Orchard Lake Police Department is investigating an accident that involved a vehicle striking a pedestrian in Orchard Lake the morning of July 27.

At about 6:50 a.m., the Police Department received a call that a vehicle had struck a pedestrian on Pontiac Trail, near Deer Run Circle, according to Police Chief Joe George.

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Published August 5, 2015

METRO DETROIT — There’s no doubt about it. It’s hot out there.

Got a bottle of water with you? Good. But many don’t think to snag some aqua as they rush out the door each day during the summer, and experts say that could lead to some serious consequences.

Dr. Supak Sookkasikon, with Emcura Urgent Care in Bloomfield Township, said that this time of year, she sees at least one patient each day with symptoms of dehydration.

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Published August 5, 2015

METRO DETROIT — While people have been told for years that they can help conserve water by turning off running sinks and taking shorter showers, new technology is combining with old techniques to provide residents with additional measures they can take around the home.

Water shortages and restrictions are not the issue here that they are in the American Southwest, but some of the things developed there can be — and have been — exported to other parts of the country.

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Published August 4, 2015

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Smile … there’s a new dental program in town.

This fall, Baker College officials will open the doors of the Clinton Township campus’s new Center for Dental Hygiene Education, which will house the new Associate of Science in dental hygiene program.

School officials renovated more than 32,600 square feet of the former “C” building to create the new hygiene education center, which features a state-of-the-art dental clinic, classrooms, a practice laboratory and 20 patient care operatories.

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Published July 30, 2015

WEST BLOOMFIELD — It may seem easier to park kids in front of a screen while on a road trip, but experts suggest that read-along books are more interactive for children and the whole family.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children older than the age of 2 should not exceed on average two hours of screen time per day, according to Dr. Beth Swartz, a pediatrician with Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital. Children younger than 2 years old should have zero screen time.

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Published July 30, 2015

WEST BLOOMFIELD — A West Bloomfield firefighter suffered smoke inhalation while battling a fire in the 3800 block of Pinnock Avenue, near Green Lake Road and Upper Straits Boulevard, at around 1:20 a.m. July 30.

The firefighter was transported to Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital for treatment, and as a precaution, he was then transferred to Detroit Receiving Hospital, according to a press release from the West Bloomfield Fire Department.

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Published July 30, 2015

DEARBORN — This summer, many families will hit the road en route to a vacation destination. The kids will most likely be glued to their tablets or smartphones, but for earlier generations, the sites and signs along the way provided their own colorful entertainment.

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Published July 29, 2015

METRO DETROIT — While the invasive gypsy moth has not been a major problem in the metro Detroit area for years, the Macomb County Michigan State University Extension office is asking residents to keep an eye out for signs of the insect’s resurgence.

The gypsy moth is an invasive species from Europe that, in years past, has torn through tree populations in North America, defoliating trees and, in high enough numbers, causing their deaths. Previous outbreaks were handled using pesticides, and every fall, MSU does inspections to see how many egg masses it can find.

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Published July 29, 2015

The community is invited to join Temple Shir Shalom for its annual Food, Fun and Fireworks event at 7 p.m. Aug. 17.

Food, Fun and Fireworks, which started in 2004, mixes food from local restaurants and family-friendly activities.

The township has received complaints in the past about the Monday night fireworks, sparking the Board of Trustees to invite a representative from Temple Shir Shalom to a board meeting to explain why the event is held on a Monday each year as opposed to a weekend.

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Published July 29, 2015

METRO DETROIT — Prostitution is real in metro Detroit. There are men and women who work the streets out of desperation and become trapped by it. But one group is trying to earn their trust and help them find another way.

All Worthy of Love (AWOL) was founded in Detroit in 2012. The group became a licensed 501(c)(3) nonprofit in 2013. The same year, a second chapter opened in Austin, Texas.

The group has no paid staff. Everyone is a volunteer, including the founder, Lindsey Fischer. AWOL averages 40-50 volunteers, with 20-30 volunteers at the Detroit chapter.

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Published July 29, 2015

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Last May, Mahesh Lunani left his position as vice president of a large corporation to pursue the goal of starting his own company.

It was a gamble, but one that is paying off.

Lunani was among five business owners named as recipients of the inaugural round of awards from the Innovation Fund Macomb Community College, powered by JPMorgan Chase & Co.

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Published July 29, 2015

METRO DETROIT — For bargain hunters, there’s nothing quite like a garage sale. The search for an oh-so-good deal — that needle-in-the-haystack item that was barely used and is priced to sell — is about as thrilling as it gets.

Many people are now realizing that the same thrill can be found without even leaving the couch. Thanks to secondary market websites like Craigslist and eBay, along with online resale groups on Facebook, the clearance rack is always open.

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Published July 29, 2015

METRO DETROIT — With some of the most popular weeks for American travel upon us, local law enforcement agencies say there are simple steps to take to protect your home and property while you are away.

St. Clair Shores Police Lt. David Centala said that, while putting lights on timers inside your home and making sure the outside of your home is illuminated is always a good idea, 99 percent of home invasions actually occur during the day.

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Published July 28, 2015

ROCHESTER — The Michigan Senior Olympics is celebrating its 36th anniversary this year and invites the public to an opening ceremony at 6 p.m. Aug. 7 in Rochester Municipal Park.

The free event will include a torch lighting ceremony at 6 p.m., free ice cream, face painters, balloon artists, music, mini-olympics for children and more.

“We want people to know that we are here in the Oakland County area, so we are just trying to spread the word and make it a fun event,” said MSO Executive Director Becky Ridkey.

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