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Published November 10, 2015

MOUNT CLEMENS — A Clinton Township man was allegedly robbed of $12 by a duo in Mount Clemens Oct. 28.

According to a report released by Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham, the 31-year-old victim was approached by a male and a female at the corner of Main Street and Cass Avenue at 12:10 a.m. The woman reportedly asked the victim for money and he refused.

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Published November 9, 2015

MOUNT CLEMENS — Macomb County Sheriff Department investigators are looking for tips that will help them locate and arrest an armed man who robbed a Mount Clemens liquor store on Nov. 8.

According to the report released by Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham, the suspect entered South Valley Liquor, 1336 S. Gratiot Ave., at around 8:30 p.m. that night.

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Published November 9, 2015

MOUNT CLEMENS — One man was arrested and a woman is facing multiple charges following a brief confrontation on the roadways of Mount Clemens Oct. 28.

According to the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were alerted at 11:58 p.m. of a felonious assault that had just occurred near the intersection of Grand Avenue and Washington Street.

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Published November 5, 2015

MOUNT CLEMENS — A six-point buck crashed through the front window of a home on Crest Street near Gratiot in Mount Clemens Nov. 3, damaging almost everything in its path.

Macomb County Chief Animal Control Officer Jeff Randazzo said he and his personnel were asked for assistance by Mount Clemens Animal Control shortly before 3:30 p.m.

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Published November 5, 2015

METRO DETROIT — After months of tussling with partisan plans for fixing the state’s troubled roads, Michigan lawmakers moved swiftly on Election Day to approve a package of bills that supporters claim will raise $1.2 billion annually for repairs.

Proponents of the plan, which cleared the Michigan Senate and House of Representatives on Nov. 3, mostly along party lines, say it will fund repairs through $600 million in increased fuel taxes and vehicle registration fees, tempered with tax credits and $600 million in unspecified cuts to the state’s general fund.

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Published November 4, 2015

MOUNT CLEMENS — Mayor Barb Dempsey retained her seat in the Nov. 3 general election, defeating challengers City Commissioner Denise Mentzer and write-in candidate Gloria Haller.

Dempsey received 987 votes (53.6 percent of the vote) to claim her sixth two-year term as mayor of the county seat.

“I want to thank everybody that supported me and I’m humbled they put me back in office,” said Dempsey.

She said this year's race was a challenge as partisan politics played a large role.

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Published November 3, 2015

MOUNT CLEMENS — Macomb County Sheriff’s detectives are hoping to nab a suspected armed robber who attempted to take money from a woman outside a Mount Clemens liquor store Oct. 30.

According to the report, sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to South Main Liquor, 192 S. Main St., at 9 p.m. where they met with the 22-year-old female victim. The victim, who resides in Detroit, said she was meeting a friend outside the liquor store and was waiting inside her car.

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Published October 31, 2015

MOUNT CLEMENS — A 30-year-old Mount Clemens man was arrested after allegedly assaulting his mother and her boyfriend on Oct. 26.

According to the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were dispatched to an apartment on Cass Avenue at 12:26 a.m. in response to an assault in progress.

Upon their arrival, deputies met with the 911 caller, a 49-year-old woman who was waiting outside the apartment. 

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Published October 30, 2015

DETROIT — Huge crowds routinely turn out in the chilly November air to cheer colorful floats, marching bands and enormous balloons that line Woodward Avenue for America’s Thanksgiving Parade in Detroit.

The spectator turnout is nowhere near as robust when thousands of veterans, their family members, friends and supporters parade down Jefferson Avenue on the Saturday before Veterans Day.

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Published October 30, 2015

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Around 500 airmen from the 127th Wing at Selfridge Air National Guard Base returned recently from a half-year deployment in Asia.

According to Selfridge Brig Gen. John D. Slocum, commander of the 127th Wing, the airmen have been filtering home over the past several weeks, with the largest contingency returning to Michigan over the Oct. 22-24 weekend, with 10 jets and pilots returning on Oct. 22 and the majority of the airmen coming home on Oct. 24. Another group of 50 airmen returned at the end of October.

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Published October 29, 2015

MOUNT CLEMENS — Two men, including a registered sex offender, are facing multiple charges, including child sexual abuse activity, after they allegedly solicited encounters with someone they thought was a 14-year-old boy.

Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham said the men, a 44-year-old from Casco Township and a 60-year-old from Lapeer, were involved in two separate cases in which they arranged to meet with a detective with the Macomb Area Computer Enforcement (MACE) team posing as a minor for a sexual encounter.

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Published October 28, 2015

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — U.S. Rep. Candice Miller, R-Harrison Township, was inducted into the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame by the Michigan Women’s Studies Association Oct. 28.

An induction ceremony was held at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center in East Lansing.

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Published October 27, 2015

These men are proud to show off their 14-foot-long strung-up catch they caught in Lake St. Clair in just four hours.

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Published October 24, 2015

MACOMB COUNTY — Halloween. Second only to Christmas, it’s many a child’s favorite holiday.

Dressing up in costume, the wonderment of the myriad Halloween décor at every turn and, of course, the free candy.

This year Halloween falls on a Saturday, which means there will likely be more adult parties planned that night and ultimately more traffic on the roadways.

Which is why local law enforcement and fire officials want to stress safety this season.

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Published October 23, 2015

MOUNT CLEMENS — A 14-year-old Clinton Township youth led Macomb County sheriff’s deputies on a high-speed chase in Mount Clemens Oct. 20 before crashing into a curb and fleeing on foot.

Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham reports that the pursuit started at approximately 4:30 a.m. after a deputy patrolling the area of Dickinson Street and North Gratiot Avenue observed a gold 2003 Toyota Camry pass through a flashing red traffic light.

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Published October 23, 2015

MACOMB COUNTY — At press time, a federal judge was considering a motion by defense attorneys to dismiss criminal charges involving the death of a Macomb County Jail inmate, while the FBI continued its investigation and the American Civil Liberties Union began to get involved.

In a letter issued last week, the ACLU of Michigan urged the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the “frailty (of)” and “unconstitutional” “pay-or-stay” sentencing practices that landed Roseville resident David Stojcevski in jail.

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Published October 21, 2015

MOUNT CLEMENS — During her recent State of the City address at Oakland University-Macomb, Mount Clemens Mayor Barb Dempsey commended local business owners and residents for contributing to the recent resurgence of Bath City.

“Mount Clemens is vibrant. It has everything you could possibly want,” she said during the Oct. 9 event, sponsored by the Macomb County Chamber of Commerce. “Mount Clemens is more than just its downtown.

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Published October 16, 2015

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Bridge improvement projects have been causing a traveling headache for residents living on a small peninsula in eastern Harrison Township.

Robert Hoepfner, director of the Macomb County Department of Roads, said bridge restrictions and temporary closures were put in place in the area following a recommendation by engineering consultants earlier this month. He said it was then that his office issued the restrictions on bridges on Pardee and North Lakeshore, in the Huron Pointe subdivision, located off of South River Road.

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Published October 15, 2015

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — A Warren man and a Harrison Township woman are facing charges following a road rage incident in Harrison Township Oct. 13, sheriff’s officials report.

Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham said that, according to incident reports and witness statements, at approximately 5:45 p.m., a 911 caller reported that he was driving in the vicinity of Reimold and Crocker when he “exchanged words” with the female driver of a 2004 Lexus.

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Published October 14, 2015

MOUNT CLEMENS — Henry Ford Macomb Hospital has opened its first school-based health center at Mount Clemens High School.

Henry Ford officials said the clinic, which is being called Clem Care, is for patients 10 to 21 years of age, and services students at both Mount Clemens Middle School and the high school, and those who qualify within the community.

The location is part of Henry Ford Health System’s network of school-based health centers throughout the service area.

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