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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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Published September 21, 2016

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Harrison Township Supervisor Ken Verkest said that without its committed residents, Harrison Township wouldn’t be the unique community it is today.

During his fifth State of the Township address Sept. 9, Verkest touted the work of many residents in recent years and talked about what those efforts mean for the future.

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Published September 19, 2016

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Get to know some of Macomb County’s most notable residents in history when members of the Crocker House Museum put on their annual Cemetery Walk at Clinton Grove Cemetery Oct. 1.

Kim Parr, director of the Crocker House Museum and the Macomb County Historical Society, said this year’s walk will focus on the stories of six individuals from Macomb County’s past.

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Published September 14, 2016

METRO DETROIT — Seniors from Bloomfield Hills Marian and Warren Regina high schools will take over Phillip E. Runkel Field at Stevenson High School  in Sterling Heights for the annual powderpuff football game at 1 p.m. Sept. 17.

Since 1981, the all-girls Catholic schools have competed in an annual powderpuff football game that brings together students, staff, alumni and families. At last year’s game, Regina defeated Marian 21-12. In powderpuff, the players don’t wear pads, and instead of tackling, the athletes pull flags from their opponents.

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Published September 14, 2016

MACOMB COUNTY — The Macomb Intermediate School District on Aug. 30 released the results of the M-STEP and SAT tests given to students in Mount Clemens Community Schools and L’Anse Creuse Public Schools during the spring.

The results show that L’Anse Creuse students scored higher than both the state and county averages in most areas on both tests.

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Published September 14, 2016

MACOMB COUNTY — A series of attempted phone scams have forced two elected officials in Macomb County to put out a warning about the process involving jury duty.

Sheriff Anthony Wickersham said his office is investigating three incidents in which residents of Washington Township received phone calls about allegedly missing jury duty. Each incident occurred on Aug. 31.

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Published September 14, 2016

MACOMB COUNTY — Local school officials who have spoken out against the state’s takeover of schools have joined together in a lawsuit against the School Reform/Redesign Office.

On Aug. 30, the boards of education from Warren Consolidated Schools, Van Dyke Public Schools, Mount Clemens Community Schools and Roseville Community Schools requested to join the East Detroit Public Schools lawsuit opposing the SRO’s takeover of local schools.

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Published September 14, 2016

MOUNT CLEMENS — With the Macomb County budget for the next fiscal year now introduced, discussions are set to begin to see what items require a closer look.

The balanced budget of $242.1 million represents an increase in expenditures of $8,551,270, or 3.7 percent, from the previous fiscal year, and a 2.1 percent increase in revenues. It is the county’s sixth consecutive balanced budget.

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Published September 12, 2016

MOUNT CLEMENS — Mount Clemens Community Schools is among several local districts that have joined East Detroit Public Schools’ lawsuit opposing the School Reform/Redesign Office takeover of local schools.

An announcement was made Aug. 30 via a press release.

The boards of education from Mount Clemens Community Schools, Roseville Community Schools, Warren Consolidated Schools and Van Dyke Public Schools took action after recent threats to close schools in Macomb County and throughout the state, according to the release.

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Published September 9, 2016

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Macomb County Animal Control is partnering with Wolverine Harley-Davidson in Clinton Township to raise money for the shelter’s Animal Welfare Fund, which helps provide medical treatment and enrichment to the lost, abandoned and abused animals that are rescued and cared for by Macomb County Animal Control.

The agencies are hosting the Dogs and Hogs Fundraiser 2016 from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 17 at Wolverine Harley-Davidson, 44660 N. Gratiot Ave. in Clinton Township. There will be live music, dinner, drinks and raffle prizes at the event.

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Published September 8, 2016

MOUNT CLEMENS — Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham said his detectives have identified and arrested the man they say is responsible for a November 2015 armed robbery that took place at the South Valley Liquor Store in Mount Clemens.

Wickersham said investigators with the Sheriff’s Enforcement Team (SET) had been investigating the robbery since the suspect walked into the liquor store on Gratiot at 8:30 p.m. Nov. 8, 2015.

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Published September 8, 2016

MOUNT CLEMENS — Macomb County sheriff’s detectives have identified the alleged suspect involved in an Aug. 20 assault and robbery in Mount Clemens.

Sheriff Anthony Wickersham said Edward Louis Mahone, 30, of Mount Clemens, was formally charged Sept. 1 on charges that he assaulted and robbed a 27-year-old man out of $960.

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Published September 7, 2016

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — The Harrison Township Fire Department has been awarded grant funding that will allow officials to purchase lifesaving, self-contained breathing apparatus packs.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security approved the grant request recently, and is providing the department with $136,910, money that will go toward the 28 air packs.

Fire Chief Michael Lopez said the money will be used to replace 100 percent of the department’s aging air pack inventory.

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Published August 29, 2016

MACOMB COUNTY — The Macomb County Veteran Affairs Commission is seeking to possibly add more volunteers to its workforce through the addition of a task force.

Pat Daniels, the chairman of the commission, said he hopes to involve several individuals who recently applied for a pair of commission appointments, which were filled by Michael Salyers and Therese Wrobel, both of whom were up for reappointment.

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Published August 26, 2016

MOUNT CLEMENS — A trio of teenage boys are facing charges in Macomb County Juvenile Court after they allegedly attempted to rob a 59-year-old Roseville man Aug. 19 near MacArthur Park in Mount Clemens.

According to a Macomb County Sheriff’s Office report, the victim had just exited a bus and was on foot heading toward the Gibraltar Trade Center on North River Road at around 2 p.m. when he observed three juveniles on bikes approaching from the park.

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Published August 26, 2016

MACOMB COUNTY — The Macomb County Sheriff’s Office and the Macomb County Friend of the Court teamed up yet again for another weeklong bench warrant enforcement sweep in an effort to locate individuals with outstanding warrants for nonpayment of child support.

Sheriff’s Lt. John Michalke said the sweep took place Aug. 8-12.

He said the sweeps, which are executed multiple times each year, are traditionally announced beforehand in order to encourage those with outstanding warrants to voluntarily appear and avoid arrest. 

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Published August 22, 2016

MOUNT CLEMENS — Detectives with the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a report of a street robbery that took place in Mount Clemens the morning of Aug. 20.

A report indicates that medical personnel from McLaren Macomb Hospital contacted Sheriff’s officials at 9:41 a.m. that morning after treating a 27-year-old Mount Clemens man who had reportedly sustained numerous cuts and bruises about his face, head and hands following an alleged robbery in the city.

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Published August 22, 2016

HARRISON TOWNSHIP/MACOMB TOWNSHIP/CLINTON TOWNSHIP — L’Anse Creuse Public Schools and the LCEA Teachers’ Association have reached a contractual agreement, good through Aug. 31, 2019.

The three-year contract, approved during the Board of Education’s Aug. 15 meeting, creates a significant savings to the district while re-establishing step increases for eligible teachers with a revised schedule.

The agreement also contains language that underlines the teachers’ shared efforts in the district’s future financial stability.

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Published August 19, 2016

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — U.S. Rep. Candice Miller, R-Harrison Township, received the Raymond L. Underwood Lifetime Achievement Award from the Michigan Boating Industries Association’s board of directors for her support of Michigan’s maritime industry. 

The award was presented Aug. 16.

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Published August 19, 2016

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — It was a steamy day on Lake St. Clair on Aug. 3 as some 55 adults and children with muscular dystrophy enjoyed free boat rides thanks to members of the Huron Pointe Yacht Club.

Faye LaPorte, chairperson of the HPYC’s annual event, said that while the weather cooperated yet again — there was no rain — it was the excessive temperatures mixed with high humidity that kept numbers down this year.

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