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Published June 24, 2016

MOUNT CLEMENS — A Mount Clemens man has been charged with felonious assault after police say he tossed a 13-year-old girl into the Clinton River June 22.

According to Macomb County Sheriff’s Lt. John Michalke, it was around 11 p.m. and the victim, a resident of Mount Clemens, and her brother were walking on the boardwalk along the Clinton River in Mount Clemens. 

A report states that as the two neared the Dickinson Bridge, the suspect, who was also walking on the boardwalk, picked up the girl and threw her into the Clinton River.

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Published June 23, 2016

MOUNT CLEMENS — Mount Clemens will soon be looking to hire a new city manager following the June 20 termination of Steven Brown.

Following an executive session meeting to discuss Brown’s performance evaluation review, the City Commission voted to fire its city manager of two years, citing a lack of progress.

“The commission decided we were not going in the direction we had hoped to be,” said Mayor Barb Dempsey. “There are things we want to accomplish in the city, and we’re going at a slower pace than we had hoped.”

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Published June 22, 2016

This wonderful tea-time photograph is of members from the Woman’s National Farm and Garden Association. Mrs. Harold Stubbs is pouring tea for, from left, Mrs. Bert Vandevusse, Mrs. Leroy Clark, Mrs. Clayton Stubbs and Mrs. John Lungerhausen.

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Published June 22, 2016

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — “They really lived every day like it was their last.”

When Ella Lafata was 11 years old, she saw both of her parents die nine months apart from each other.

The attitudes that each of her parents had toward their illnesses left a lasting mark on Lafata, and that helped make her one of Chippewa Valley High School’s top graduates this spring.

“Both of my parents were the most full-of-life people ever,” Lafata said. “I have nothing but great memories for both of them.”

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Published June 18, 2016

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Joined by state and local officials, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on June 10 unveiled the first step of a 30-year Michigan’s Water Strategy plan aimed at protecting and enhancing the state’s lakes, rivers and streams.

That priority step involves inspiring stewardship through improvement, conversation, community involvement and education.

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Published June 16, 2016

MOUNT CLEMENS — The Macomb County Sheriff’s Office reported that it has identified and arrested the person who allegedly broke into the Macomb County Administration Building in Mount Clemens earlier this month.

Jordan Issac Anderson, 17, of Mount Clemens, was video-arraigned on June 9 in 41-B District Court of Clinton Township. He is being charged with one count of breaking and entering, a 10-year felony; and three counts of larceny in a building. Bond was set at $10,000 (10 percent).

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Published June 13, 2016

MOUNT CLEMENS — It was a first of firsts June 10 on the 11th floor of the Old County Building, 10 N. Main Street.

One female peregrine falcon chick was given her first checkup and tagged for migratory purposes during a now annual event hosted by Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel.

Along with representatives from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the Detroit Zoo, Hackel welcomed the federally-protected falcon chick who hatched on May 15, and, like he does each year, named it.

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Published June 13, 2016

MOUNT CLEMENS — Linda Busch has been pleasantly surprised with the success of her new noncompetitive run/walk program.

“We had 125 people show up on that first day and 100 people the second time,” Busch said of her City Sneakers club. “That first night, we had 100 walkers, and that really surprised the runners.”

City Sneakers puts participants on a peaceful trip around Mount Clemens, from its eclectic business district to the historical neighborhoods that give the city its charm.

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Published June 9, 2016

MOUNT CLEMENS — Two Mount Clemens teens were recently sentenced to prison for the fatal stabbing of a Clinton Township man during a small-time drug deal last year.

Jayvon Cates, 19, was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter by a Macomb County Circuit Court jury in March, while DeAndre Arnold, also 19, was convicted of second-degree murder for the February 2015 death of Alexander Burkart, who was 22 at the time.

The two were tried in separate trials.

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Published June 8, 2016

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — A 23-year-old Warren woman was uninjured after her vehicle veered off the expressway and into a drainage ditch adjacent to the Clinton River Spillway in Harrison Township the morning of June 8.

Macomb County sheriff’s deputies were called to the scene of westbound Interstate 94 between Metropolitan Parkway and Shook Road at just after 8:42 a.m. after a semitrailer driver contacted 911 upon witnessing the car suddenly drive off the road and land in the drainage ditch.

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Published June 8, 2016

MOUNT CLEMENS — Mount Clemens resident Sara Byks was recently honored with the Girl Scouts’ highest honor.

Byks, a Mount Clemens High School senior, is one of 18 recipients of the Gold Awards through the Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan  (GSSEM).

Awards were presented at GSSEM’s annual Honor Reception on May 1 at the San Marino Club in Troy. The Gold Award is presented to Senior- and Ambassador-level Girl Scouts who display exemplary service to their communities and beyond.

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Published June 6, 2016

MOUNT CLEMENS — The Macomb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an overnight break-in and theft that took place at the Macomb County Administration Building in the early morning hours of June 3.

According to Sheriff Anthony Wickersham, employees from the Treasurer’s Office arrived for work and noticed several office items and personal items missing. These items include two empty cash register drawers, an Apple iPod, and a tablet.

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Published June 4, 2016

METRO DETROIT — While there’s plenty of fun to be had on Michigan’s abundance of lakes and rivers this summer, there are also many potential dangers that can be easily avoided.

Local emergency personnel say that by following the rules of the water, all can enjoy a safe boating season this year.

“It comes down to common sense,” said Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham. “Be aware of your surroundings.”

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Published June 3, 2016

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Lucille Grewe was born in 1912 in Buckner, Illinois, the third child of German immigrants Ernst and Bertha Grewe.

“It was a very small town in southern Illinois,” said Grewe, a Harrison Township resident for the past 37 years. “I used to eat a lot of vegetables from my mother’s garden.”

This fact, she said, may be why she recently celebrated her 104th birthday June 2 in perfectly good health.

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Published June 2, 2016

MOUNT CLEMENS — A Macomb County Sheriff’s Office deputy sustained minor injuries during an arrest of an attempted robbery suspect in the city of Mount Clemens May 29.

According to the crime report released by Capt. David Kennedy, deputies were dispatched to F&A Beauty Supply, 1142 S. Gratiot Ave., at 3:45 p.m. in response to an armed robbery in progress.

Witnesses state that the male suspect entered the business and immediately produced a pistol from his waistband, at which time an employee fled the store and the suspect gave chase.

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Published May 28, 2016

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — A local businessman is planning to expand his reputation in the local boat sales and service trade with a proposed new marina development on an area of vacant land at the northeast corner of Metropolitan Parkway and Prentiss Street.

During a May 19 Harrison Township Planning Commission Meeting, Tom Raguso, owner of Sundog Marina/Sun Sport Marine on South River Road, presented his vision for a piece of 795 feet of frontage just west of Lake St. Clair Metropark.

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Published May 27, 2016

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — The county’s new $30 million pump station was unveiled during a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Harrison Township May 19.

Located at 35029 Union Lake Road, the new pumping station — an essential part of the Macomb-Oakland Sewer Interceptor Project — replaces an aged and temporary pumping station built in 1973.

The Clintondale Pump Station works to protect consumers’ basements from flooding while also enabling continued population growth and economic development in the eastern part of Macomb County, according to officials.

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Published May 27, 2016

MOUNT CLEMENS — The area’s most creative artists will have their unique work on display along Macomb Place during the 34th annual Mount Clemens Art Fair.

Presented by the Anton Art Center, the art fair, which is free and open to the public, will be held June 4-5.

More than 40 artists and vendors will be on hand displaying all forms of art media, including ceramics, fiber, painting, photography, jewelry, metalwork, illustrations and more. The Art Fair will award $1,000 in prizes to participating artists.

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Published May 24, 2016

MACOMB COUNTY — The Macomb Food Program recently received more than 300,000 pounds of food thanks to the 24th annual National Association of Letter Carriers and U.S. Postal Service Food Drive.

The May 14 countywide drive netted a total of 500,000 pounds of food. The food helps feed families, seniors, veterans, children and the homeless throughout the county.

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Published May 23, 2016

MACOMB COUNTY — The Macomb County Sheriff’s Office launched a two-week enforcement campaign aimed at encouraging seatbelt usage.

The Click it or Ticket initiative runs from May 23 through June 5.

During the two-week enforcement period, the sheriff’s office will be teaming up with officers from Chesterfield Township, Clinton Township, Eastpointe, Fraser, Richmond, St. Clair Shores, Sterling Heights and Utica.

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