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Published October 17, 2016

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — A 34-year-old Harrison Township man has been charged in connection to the death of a woman whose body was found in the back seat of a car Oct. 14.

Eric Schultz was arraigned in 41-B District Court on Oct. 17 and charged with one count of assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, a 10 year felony. He was given a $750,000 cash/surety bond.  

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Published October 17, 2016

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — A Hamtramck man died Oct. 11 after crashing his car into a piece of construction equipment on the Shook Road Bridge in Harrison Township, Macomb County sheriff’s officials report.

According to Sheriff Anthony Wickersham, a witness driving past the site at 3:15 a.m. observed the victim’s car lodged under a large piece of equipment on Shook Road just west of Interstate 94.

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Published October 15, 2016

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — The ongoing efforts of the Harrison Township Beautification Commission moved another step forward on Oct. 10 with the highly anticipated unveiling of the latest creation by Detroit artists the Nordin brothers.

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Published October 14, 2016

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — The Oct. 14 discovery of a woman’s body inside a vehicle in Harrison Township is being treated as a homicide, according to authorities.

Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham said while one man is in custody, specifics of the case are still being investigated.

“It’s still early in the investigation and we don’t want to give out too much just yet,” Wickersham said.

The 36-year-old man in custody was questioned and lodged in the Macomb County Jail.

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Published October 12, 2016

MACOMB COUNTY — Macomb County Clerk Carmella Sabaugh recently announced some new technology that will make buying a home much easier.

Macomb County property buyers may now electronically record deeds and get electronic tax certification by allowing deeds to be electronically recorded in circumstances where tax certification is required, which will make Macomb County real estate transactions more efficient.

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Published October 12, 2016

MOUNT PLEASANT — Macomb County sheriff’s deputy Jason Conklin received the Outstanding Deputy award from members of Mothers Against Drunk Driving during a MADD MI Lifesavers Award Luncheon held in Mount Pleasant Sept. 29.

Conklin was recognized for his accomplishments and effectiveness in the fight against drunken driving.

The award is given annually to officers/deputies who “make a difference” in the areas of education, prevention, policy or enforcement that reduce impaired driving deaths and injuries.

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Published October 12, 2016

MACOMB COUNTY — Roughly 25 people in Macomb County are turning 65 years old each day.

At that current rate, the need for enhanced senior services is growing, which means funding for those services also will need to grow.

One of those programs seeking more funding in this year’s budget cycle is Meals on Wheels. It is seeking an increase of $100,000 in its budget to improve transportation efforts and to keep pace with rising costs from food vendors.

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Published October 12, 2016

MACOMB COUNTY — Macomb County employees and residents are being incentivized to exercise thanks to a new partnership with a smartphone app developed in Royal Oak.

On Oct. 3, the county announced a partnership with CARROT Health and Wellness to expand upon its Healthstyles program.

Previously, county employees had tracked fitness progress by pen and paper. By partnering with CARROT, employees will track their activity on the smartphone app.

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Published October 10, 2016

HARRISON TOWNSHIP/MOUNT CLEMENS — Now is the time to make that ever-important decision: what to dress up as for Halloween. Both Harrison Township and Mount Clemens will be hosting family-friendly fetes in the coming weeks.

Harrison Township Trustee Frank Kapral said members of the Parks and Recreation Committee will be once again holding the much-anticipated Hallow Palooza outside the Tucker Senior Center Oct. 15.

There will be Halloween-inspired games for children, cider and doughnuts, as well as trunk-or-treating.

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Published October 7, 2016

NEW HAVEN — The Macomb County Sheriff’s Office reports that a 78-year-old Harrison Township man died today after his motorcycle struck an SUV in New Haven.

According to Lt. John Michalke, the incident happened at 11:10 a.m. A 56-year-old New Haven woman was traveling eastbound on New Haven Road and was turning northbound onto Gratiot Avenue when the victim, who was traveling westbound on New Haven Road, struck her 2003 Ford Explorer. He ultimately died from his injuries, officials report.

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Published October 7, 2016

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — There were three reported clown sightings in Clinton Township last week.

Though no crimes occurred during these late night/early morning sightings, the incidents made witnesses feel uneasy.

The first reported sighting was at a car wash at Moravian Drive and Cass Avenue on Oct. 3. A video surfaced on social media showing a clown standing just outside a wash bay waving to the camera. The incident was recorded at 1:45 a.m.

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Published October 5, 2016

MACOMB COUNTY — Members of Advancing Macomb, a nonprofit organization focused on improving communities within the county, are spearheading a bike drive in an effort to connect with more eastside families.

Donations of unused bicycles and tricycles are being accepted through the Eastside Bike Drive, a collaborative effort between Advancing Macomb, the Macomb YMCA, Leadership Macomb, Thoughtful Missions, the Macomb County Executive Office, CARE of Southeast Michigan and No Bike Left Behind.

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Published October 3, 2016

DETROIT — About a year ago, Flower House was in full bloom.

Lisa Waud, owner of Pot & Box floral design, launched a large-scale floral installation that brought leading florists from across the state together to fill an abandoned Detroit home from floor to ceiling with gorgeous fresh flowers.

But the experience, Waud says now, was something of a whirlwind.

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Published October 3, 2016

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Several were injured in a multi-vehicle crash caused by an alleged drunken driver on Interstate 94 in Harrison Township Sept. 28.

According to a report released by the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office, a 30-year-old Romulus woman was traveling in a silver 2002 Dodge Durango in the westbound lanes of the highway near N. River Road at around 11:43 p.m. when she reportedly rear-ended another vehicle.

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Published September 29, 2016

Two men have been arrested in possession of stolen checks and credit cards, and police say they may be responsible for stolen mail in several metro Detroit communities.

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Published September 29, 2016

STERLING HEIGHTS — Turning Point Macomb will be holding its annual Tara Grant Memorial 5K Walk Oct. 1 at Freedom Hill County Park in Sterling Heights.

The fundraiser began in 2007 as a way for Grant’s family to share her legacy with others by promoting domestic violence awareness. It has grown over the years, and Turning Point anticipates more than 500 participants this year.

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Published September 28, 2016

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — For the second consecutive year, those behind a local nonprofit organization who want nothing more than to help struggling members of their community will be holding a 5K run/walk to spark awareness of the successes of sobriety court.

Specifically, the 39th District Sobriety Court in Roseville.

Macomb County attorney Julie Hlywa is president of the S.T.O.P. (Sobriety Today Our Purpose) board, the group hosting the Oct. 2 5K run/walk at the track behind the Tucker Senior Center in Harrison Township.

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Published September 26, 2016

MOUNT CLEMENS — The Italian-American community will host its annual Columbus Day Parade on Main Street in downtown Mount Clemens on Saturday, Oct. 8.

Organizers say this year’s parade honoring historic Italian explorer and navigator Christopher Columbus will be a bigger and better celebration with surprises for all.

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Published September 25, 2016

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — The 127th Wing at Selfridge Air National Guard Base has been awarded the Meritorious Unit Award by the U.S. Air Force for its recent record of performance, both in and in support of combat operations.

The award includes a ribbon that all current members of the wing will be authorized to add to their uniforms.

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Published September 21, 2016

MOUNT CLEMENS — The investigation into the 2014 death of a Roseville man while in the Macomb County Jail has been halted, according to officials with the U.S. Department of Justice.

During a press conference on Sept. 19, Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham said federal investigators determined there is not enough evidence in the case involving the death of 32-year-old David Stojcevski.

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