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Published May 21, 2015

Furry friends who are going for a ride need to stay cool and buckled up just like other passengers, according to pet safety advocates.

Michigan Humane Society spokesman Ryan McTigue said the No. 1 thing that pet owners need to remember as the weather starts getting hot is to not take their animals with them on unnecessary trips.

“The best thing to do is leave them at home where they’re safe,” he said. “Temperatures can climb really high (in a car) even on a relatively cool day, even if you crack the window.”

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Published May 20, 2015

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MACOMB COUNTY — Stephen Smigiel is no novice when it comes to making sense of dollars and cents.

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Published May 20, 2015

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — The Clinton Township Police Department is investigating a robbery that occurred Tuesday, May 19.

The incident took place at the Chase Bank located at 20755 North Nunneley, just east of Groesbeck Highway near Metropolitan Parkway.

At approximately 4:20 p.m., a male suspect entered the bank and approached the teller. He presented a note that asked for all of the $100, $50 and $20 bills. He was given $1,566, grabbed the note he originally presented and then left the bank without incident.

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Published May 20, 2015

METRO DETROIT — Sure, you had planned on stopping at the driving range before teeing off, perhaps turn that slice into a gentle fade.


But then you missed a turn on the way to the golf course, or the babysitter was late, and suddenly the tee time that you’ve looked forward to is now a race to the first tee box instead of a relaxing start to the weekend.

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Published May 15, 2015

METRO DETROIT — The Canadian joint review panel looking over a proposed nuclear waste site that would be less than a mile from Lake Huron recommended the project to Canada’s minister of the environment May 7 despite an outcry from communities on both sides of the border.

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Published May 14, 2015

MACOMB COUNTY — National Corrections Officers Week was May 2-9, and National Law Enforcement Week was May 10-16.

And like they do each spring, members of the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office took time to demonstrate their appreciation for the men and women who dedicate their lives to maintaining the public safety.

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Published May 13, 2015

METRO DETROIT — Native fish like walleye, steelhead, lake trout and, to an extent, yellow perch populations are doing well, leading to a positive fishing outlook on the Great Lakes this year.


Todd Grischke, Lake Huron Basin coordinator with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, said that while specific fishing is different across the north-south areas of the lake, walleye populations are booming to near record levels.

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Published May 13, 2015

METRO DETROIT — For both the interiors and exteriors of homes, customers are opting to go back to classic color schemes and neutrals, according to experts in the field.


The return to basics is, in some cases, a nostalgic choice and, in other cases, a more strategic move to increase home value and appeal to a wider audience.

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Published May 13, 2015

MOUNT CLEMENS — McLaren Macomb Hospital in Mount Clemens was given an “A” for safety, specifically for the hospital’s performance in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors.

McLaren, formerly Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center, received this highest grade from The Leapfrog Group as it announced its updated Hospital Safety Scores last week.

The Leapfrog Group is an independent, national nonprofit organization that advocates safety, quality and affordability in health care.

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Published May 13, 2015

METRO DETROIT — Once upon a time, there were just a few types of summer camps: sports for the jocks, Scouts for the adventurers and math camp for those who would just rather be back in the classroom.


How times have changed. Now, there’s a daytime summer escape to suit every child and any taste.

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Published May 12, 2015

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — The Clinton Township Police Department is asking for the public’s help in a larceny that occurred in the early morning hours of May 12.

The incident reportedly occurred at WOR Powersports, which is the old Mumbly’s Off Road building at Gratiot Avenue and 14 Mile Road.

Det. Joseph Burns said that around 1:20 a.m., two suspects arrived at the business and cut a hole in a fence on the perimeter. They proceeded to take two ATVs and drove through a field to unload them at an unspecified location.

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Published May 11, 2015

Auto safety experts are inviting parents to sit down and review the facts of properly securing small children in the back seat to avoid accident-related injuries.

Alyson Kechkaylo, occupant protection program coordinator for the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning, is also a certified child passenger safety technician.

She said Michigan law basically requires kids to be secured in a car seat until they are at least 8 years old or 4 feet 9 inches tall. But parent compliance often varies depending on the child’s age, she explained.
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Published May 7, 2015

MOUNT CLEMENS — The two men accused of stabbing to death a 22-year-old Clinton Township pizza delivery man in February are headed to trial this summer on felony murder and robbery charges.

Deandre Lee Arnold and Jayvon Tarice Cates, both 18 and from Mount Clemens, are accused of robbing and murdering Alexander William Burkart in a Gratiot Avenue parking lot Feb. 21 in what prosecutors say was either a drug deal gone bad or an outright robbery.

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Published May 7, 2015

METRO DETROIT — May is Asthma Awareness Month, and local doctors and the American Lung Association are urging the approximately 25 million people in the United States who suffer from asthma to learn how to take control of the disease.

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Published May 6, 2015

A man has been charged in the case of a 3-year-old boy who was recently shot in the head at a Clinton Township park.

After what the Clinton Township Police Department deemed was a thorough investigation, facts of the case were presented to the Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office on May 6 and a four-count warrant was issued for the arrest of Christian Eric-Deandre Howard.

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Published May 6, 2015

METRO DETROIT — Embarking on the search for a new home can be daunting, especially for first-time buyers, so C & G Newspapers asked several experts, including real estate agents and a representative from the Michigan State Housing Development Authority, for guidance.


John Kurczak, a Keller Williams Realtor, said the best way to start is to find out what you can afford.

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Published May 6, 2015

METRO DETROIT — Mother’s Day is just around the corner. But when a special lady in your life has given you cherished memories or sage advice to take with you through the years, isn’t every day Mother’s Day just a little bit?

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Published May 6, 2015

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Running to secure the future of an aquatic mammal that can most closely be observed 1,500 miles from here has nonetheless become a Michigan tradition.

And it’s all thanks to a L’Anse Creuse High School teacher.

Lesley Argiri, a biology teacher at LCHS in Harrison Township, is the reason why more than 1,000 people are expected to meet at Lake St. Clair Metropark on May 16 for the 12th annual Save the Manatee 5K Run, 2 Mile Fun Walk and Mini Manatee Mile.

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Published May 5, 2015

Michigan roads are a disaster. That’s no surprise, as residents in C & G Newspapers’ coverage area have voiced their concerns about the dilapidated roads and growing potholes.

Voters were asked to decide on a proposal to amend the Michigan Constitution, increasing the sales/use tax from 6 percent to 7 percent. And on May 5, 80 percent of voters turned down Proposal 1, 1,405,716 votes to 349,813 votes, according to the state of Michigan’s unofficial election results.

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Published May 5, 2015

DETROIT — The Detroit Jazz Festival has been attracting some of the top jazz players in the world for years, but the 36th annual festival scored a particular coup this year with artist-in-residence Pat Metheny.


The jazz guitarist and composer, who has won 20 Grammy Awards and has sold more than 20 million records, will be performing with a number of other jazz greats — including Kenny Garrett, Ron Carter and the Gary Burton Quartet — during the festival, which takes place over Labor Day weekend, Sept. 4-7, in downtown Detroit.

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