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Published July 13, 2021

CENTER LINE — If something was happening in Center Line, James Reid was there. A retired member of the UAW, he followed city politics for a decade before he was named to a seat at the City Council table in 2015, when Bob Binson was appointed mayor following the death of David Hanselman. Reid ran for the seat in 2019 and won election to his first full term as a city councilman. He was also named the city’s mayor pro tem. Reid, 71, died early on July 12 at Ascension St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital in Warren.

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Published July 13, 2021

EASTPOINTE — A man in his 50s was pronounced dead after being hit by a car in Eastpointe July 12.

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Published July 13, 2021

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — Two weeks after residents experienced flooding due to heavy rains that occurred June 25-26, Federal Emergency Management Agency representatives visited the city July 9-10.

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Published July 13, 2021

GROSSE POINTES — Following catastrophic flooding and basement sewage backups that struck swaths of Wayne County June 26 — including the Grosse Pointes, Harper Woods and the east side of Detroit — Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence, D-Southfield, visited several locations July 2 as she tries to secure federal disaster relief for the region.

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Published July 13, 2021

TROY — A large black cloud of smoke and flames billowed into the sky around 1:15 p.m. July 12 after a fuel tanker carrying 14,000 gallons of fuel crashed into the center median of northbound Interstate 75 Highway. 

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Published July 12, 2021

MOUNT CLEMENS — On June 29, it was announced that nurses at McLaren Macomb Hospital in Mount Clemens voted to strike over patient care issues.

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Published July 12, 2021

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Around 8 a.m. June 26, Clinton Township Police responded to a motorist in distress.

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Published July 10, 2021

EASTPOINTE — At its regular meeting July 6, the Eastpointe City Council voted 4-1 to approve two measures to restrict fireworks sales to brick and mortar locations.

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Published July 9, 2021

ROSEVILLE — Fathers and sons in the Roseville area are getting ready to lock and load. The Recreation Authority of Roseville and Eastpointe will be hosting a Father-Son Nerf War.

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Published July 9, 2021

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OAKLAND COUNTY — With its numerous lakes, Oakland County is a popular destination for boat and watercraft enthusiasts.

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Published July 9, 2021

FERNDALE — One of the art pieces featured in the Detroit Institute of Arts’ Inside|Out program in downtown Ferndale has been stolen.

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Published July 9, 2021

METRO DETROIT — On July 1, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America Act, known as the INVEST in America Act.

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Published July 9, 2021

WARREN — The blast and resulting fire that obliterated a condo and destroyed several others, left one man dead and 20 families without homes on the Fourth of July had all the hallmarks of a natural gas explosion, officials said.

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Published July 9, 2021

WARREN/CENTER LINE — The parents of Preston Singleton, their family members, friends and supporters gathered for a candlelight vigil on July 2 to celebrate his young life not far from where it was taken from him, at the corner of Stephens Road and Van Dyke Avenue.

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Published July 9, 2021

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — On July 7, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed a bill in the media center at Ojibwa Elementary that appropriates $4.4 billion in federal COVID-19 relief funding to support schools across the state.

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Published July 6, 2021

A 55-year-old Rochester Hills man was fatally shot in the parking lot of the Shell gas station at 3990 Rochester Road after a traffic altercation turned from a verbal argument into a shooting.

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Published July 2, 2021

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HARRISON TOWNSHIP — After trying to stay afloat for six hours, watching boats pass who couldn’t see or hear him amidst the storm, a 22-year-old man from Holt, Michigan, was pulled out of the water thanks to the efforts of a TowBoatUS Lake St. Clair employee.

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Published July 1, 2021

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MACOMB COUNTY — The case against a former Macomb County official moves forward. A June 18 press release from the Michigan Attorney General’s Office states that William Weber will testify against Eric Smith after pleading guilty in a years-long embezzlement scheme.

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Published July 1, 2021

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — New cameras to assist firefighters and new Jaws of Life are coming to Macomb Township.

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Published July 1, 2021

ROCHESTER HILLS — After a one-year hiatus due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Festival of the Hills fireworks show in Rochester Hills is back, albeit a month later than normal.

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