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Published April 29, 2015

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MOUNT CLEMENS — A 45-year-old Harrison Township man is facing a pair of felony charges after he allegedly pointed a gun at another patron inside a Mount Clemens bar recently.

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Published April 29, 2015

METRO DETROIT — As artillery and troops traveled overseas to fight in World War II, metro Detroiters who remained at home stayed productive by making the equipment needed to defeat the Axis powers.


Ron Lamparter, who owns the Defense Corridor Center for Collaboration and Synergy in Sterling Heights, said dozens of books and tens of thousands of pages have been written about Detroit’s role as the “Arsenal of Democracy” in World War II.

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Published April 29, 2015

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MOUNT CLEMENS — A former assistant Macomb County executive has a new job, but the same goals: advancing the county’s economic and community development.

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Published April 29, 2015

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — When Anne Lehmann returned home to Berlin from Amsterdam at the end of summer in 1938, she felt so much had changed. Even though the 12-year-old had been away for just three weeks, her hometown felt different.

Waiting at the train station for her arrival were her dad, whom she called “Vati,” her mother, “Mutti,” and her best friend, Dorit, according to the ArtsPower National Touring Theatre’s stage play, “My Heart in a Suitcase.”

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Published April 29, 2015

METRO DETROIT — Not every American who fought for victory during World War II wore a uniform on foreign shores.

You won’t find their tales often in history books, but rather in journals and family photo albums.

The work done and sacrifices made by women during the war are heroic in their own right, though those ladies aren’t always given the full credit they’re due.

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Published April 28, 2015

METRO DETROIT — The most destructive war ever fought in Europe ended on May 8, 1945. That point in time will forever be known to history as V-E Day.

For those who lived through the war, it was both the end and the beginning.

Gone forever were millions of lives. Millions more were left grieving, homeless and hungry, struggling to pick up the pieces of their shattered world. Towns that had stood for centuries were obliterated. It was a cataclysm never before seen, the end result of maniacal nationalism and industrialized war.

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Published April 27, 2015

ROYAL OAK — The Detroit Zoological Society is seeking $55,000 through online donations to construct a “biodigester,” a device that would collect the methane from animal waste and turn it into electricity.


The money is part of the final effort needed to construct the digester, Detroit Zoo Chief Operating Officer Gerry Van Acker said. The zoo already has raised $900,000.

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Published April 27, 2015

Several of Michigan’s traffic intersections with the most total accidents or related injuries or deaths in 2014 were found in Oakland and Macomb counties, according to top 10 lists recently compiled by a law firm.

Using data from the Michigan State Police Traffic Crash Reporting Unit, the Michigan Auto Law firm’s website posted in March that the Michigan intersection with the most accidents last year was South State Road at West Ellsworth Road in Ann Arbor, with 170 accidents.

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Published April 22, 2015

NOVI — Men, you might as well look away now.


There will be a lot to see and do during the 20th annual Michigan International Women’s Show from April 30-May 3 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi.


“It has definitely grown,” Beth Anderson, executive show manager of Southern Shows, said. “It has changed, and we hope that everyone enjoys it as much today as they did 20 years ago when it first started at the Novi Expo Center.”

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Published April 22, 2015

MACOMB COUNTY — State lawmakers and department heads are communicating to the public about Proposal 1 and how funds would be dispersed if voters approve the proposal.


On March 23, officials held a Proposal 1 town hall meeting at the Macomb Intermediate School District. Anyone from the public could attend and ask questions.


State Rep. Marilyn Lane, D-Fraser, helmed the meeting. She is the vice chairwoman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

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Published April 21, 2015

DETROIT — Local leading jazz musicians will be sharing a famous stage with some aspiring jazz greats of tomorrow when the University Liggett School Jazz Band opens for the Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra on April 30 at the Music Hall Jazz Café.

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Published April 21, 2015

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Officials announced today that approximately 350 airmen from the 127th Wing of the Michigan Air National Guard, based at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, and 12 A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft have deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, the mission to eliminate the Islamic State, formerly known as ISIS.

Maj. Gen. Gregory J. Vadnais, the adjutant general of Michigan, made the announcement during an April 21 meeting of the Selfridge Base Community Council.

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Published April 20, 2015

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Two men from Detroit were arrested by Macomb County Sheriff’s deputies this morning after allegedly robbing a bank in Harrison Township.

Sheriff Anthony Wickersham said the two men, ages 25 and 27, entered the Comerica Bank located at 35320 Jefferson at 11:16 a.m. At least one of the men was armed with a handgun, the sheriff’s office reports.

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Published April 20, 2015

With the right frame of mind, drivers navigating a roundabout in metro Detroit can turn going in circles into a positive experience, according to road and driving safety representatives.

Construction recently began on an upcoming roundabout at 14 Mile Road at Orchard Lake Road at the border of West Bloomfield and Farmington Hills, according to Craig Bryson, spokesman for the Road Commission for Oakland County. The RCOC expects the project to be finished this autumn.

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Published April 18, 2015

MACOMB COUNTY — Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel commenced the official start of spring cleaning with an informal press conference on April 10 in an effort to spread awareness about the Adopt-A-County Road program.

“We’re looking at the roads in a different fashion right now,” Hackel said in front of a group of media and county road officials outside Captain’s Party Store in Harrison Township. “Instead of talk about fixing the roads and getting the funding to fix the roads, now we’re talking about cleaning the roads.”

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Published April 17, 2015

C & G Newspapers Staff Writer Kevin Bunch is one of 10 journalists nationwide selected for the University of Rhode Island’s Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting’s 17th annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists. Bunch writes about Eastpointe and Roseville for the Eastsider, and he has carved out a niche as C & G Newspapers’ science writer.

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Published April 17, 2015

Five members of the C & G Newspapers team took home awards at the Society of Professional Journalists Detroit Chapter’s annual Excellence in Journalism competition at the San Marino Club in Troy on April 15. The awards recognized work from 2014.

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Published April 16, 2015

MOUNT CLEMENS — The Mount Clemens Downtown Development Authority and the downtown Mount Clemens business community have launched a new Resident Discount Program to thank their loyal hometown customers for their enduring support.

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Published April 16, 2015

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — The push continues to keep the A-10 program fully funded at Selfridge Air National Guard Base as some state politicians sent out another reminder to leaders in Washington about the vital importance of the fleet.

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Published April 15, 2015

METRO DETROIT — Ain’t progress grand? Our phones rarely keep us tethered to the wall anymore. Thanks to email, our messages are as fast as lightning and don’t require a stamp. With MP3 players, we don’t have to wait for the radio disc jockey to play our favorite tune.


With so many changes in our everyday lives, it only makes sense that other activities we’re used to — like camping — would evolve with the times, too.

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