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Published August 1, 2016

ROSEVILLE — It was widely reported over the July 24 weekend that five heat-related deaths had occurred in Roseville, but Roseville Fire Chief Mike Holland clarified that five deaths did not occur over the weekend due to high temperatures in the Roseville area.

“What I said was heat can be a contributing factor to deaths,” Holland said. “It’s not five heat-related deaths.”

Over that weekend, Holland set in place extra staffing and measures.

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Published July 28, 2016

During a hearing in Macomb County Circuit Court in Mount Clemens July 28 to determine if a state-appointed CEO should take over administration of four schools in the East Detroit Public Schools district, both parties came to an agreement.

At the last court hearing, Macomb County Circuit Court Judge Joseph Toia allowed a state-named CEO for the four schools to have limited access to those schools for 10 days.   

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Published July 27, 2016

Two women and their two children, one 11 months old, the other 3 years old, were walking on a sidewalk along 12 Mile Road when a 22-year-old Roseville man reportedly lost control of his vehicle, drove up on the sidewalk and struck the four at approximately 7:30 p.m. July 26.

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Published July 27, 2016

An African-American couple who recently moved into a home on Florida Street, off Gratiot Avenue north of 12 Mile Road, received a racially charged letter in the U.S. mail July 24.

The letter was mailed in a standard, plain envelope without a return address. According to a news release from Roseville Police Chief James P. Berlin, upon checking the letter, the couple found it contained two racial slurs with a red line through them.

Since moving to Roseville, the news release said, the couple has had no issues with anyone and had no idea who might have sent them the letter.

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Published July 27, 2016

The Roseville Police Department received several calls of a large altercation in Veterans Memorial Park, near 11 Mile Road and Barkman Street, at approximately 9 p.m. July 25, and found that a teen had been stabbed.

Officers noticed young teens gathered around the gazebo area of the park.

“It appears they were just congregated in the area watching what happened,” Roseville Police Chief James Berlin said. 

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Published July 26, 2016

ROSEVILLE/EASTPOINTE — Roseville residents will determine if they are in favor of a library millage proposal on the Aug. 2 ballot, while Eastpointe residents will decide whether they support a proposed amendment to the city charter and whether the city of Wayne can join the South Macomb Oakland Regional Services Authority.

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Published July 26, 2016

Police are looking for more information on the shooting death of an Eastpointe man that occurred in Southfield recently.

According to a news release from Lt. Dawn Habel, police were called around 11:50 p.m. July 23 to a residence in the 29000 block of Fairfax Street on report that a man had been shot.

When officers arrived they discovered a deceased man, whom they identified as Laquwan Kwame Frazier, 20, of Eastpointe.

Habel said in the release that police are still trying to put together the details of the incident.

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Published July 20, 2016

In the Eastsider’s coverage area Aug. 2, voters will decide which candidates will move on to the November general election, and whether or not to approve a county veterans millage and Detroit Zoo millage renewal. Eastpointe voters will decide whether or not they support a proposed charter amendment and a proposal to let the city of Wayne join the South Macomb Oakland Regional Services Authority. Roseville voters will decide whether or not they support a library millage proposal.

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Published July 19, 2016

Residents are being warned to look out for a man posing as a city worker and attempting to scam homeowners out of cash and other valuables.

On July 15, officers responded to a larceny complaint from a victim who lives in the north end of the city. The victim, 93, reported that a man claiming to be from the Eastpointe Water Department stole money from the victim’s home.

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Published July 18, 2016

ROSEVILLE — Clinton Township resident Jimmy Cochenour’s 1970s black Chevelle convertible is practically family.

His classic car — he has owned it since 1998 — originally was his parents’ in 1984.

“I bought it from my dad and mom, and me and my son work on it,” Cochenour said.

Cochenour and at least 50 other car enthusiasts will show off their vehicles during this year’s Jammin’ at the Junction classic car show 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 23 on Utica Road between Gratiot Avenue and 12 Mile Road.

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Published July 14, 2016

The Macomb County Health Department confirmed July 16 the death of a Macomb County woman who recently contracted bacterial meningitis.

Kristy Malter, 21, a junior at Central Michigan University and a Notre Dame Prepratory School alumna, recently served as a day camp instructor at Life Time Fitness in Rochester Hills, working with children between the ages of 5 and 12.

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Published July 8, 2016

A despondent gunman caused the evacuation of Heritage Park and a barricade of the surrounding area just before noon July 8. Farmington Hills Assistant Police Chief David Stasch said that the situation is under control and it appears that a man has committed suicide.

Police barricaded the area and evacuated families and children from the park, located in the area of Farmington Road and 11 Mile, after a call came in about a despondent man in a vehicle in the park.

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Published July 6, 2016

Officials from the Oakland County Health Division are reminding residents to take proper precautions against West Nile virus this summer, as a pool of mosquitoes recently tested positive for the disease.

“We have traps set in Oakland County, and we routinely go through and check the traps for mosquitoes and test them for West Nile,” Kathy Forzley, manager of the Oakland County Health Division, said. “We had our first positive.”

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Published July 2, 2016

EASTPOINTE — Were you an Eastpointe or Roseville Rosie the Riveter, or do you know someone who has a story to tell about their time during the war?

Have any wartime artifacts or memorabilia that you would like to share?

If so, the Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society is all ears and would like to hear from you.

The society recently launched a program for the Military Technical & Historical Museum in Eastpointe to answer questions about Eastpointe and Roseville defense manufacturing activities, according to a press release.

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Published July 1, 2016

Michigan’s dry. It’s no surprise.

Although no statewide fireworks ban has been instituted, many local communities are restricting burning and fireworks until further notice.

In just one week, Michigan has more than doubled the area considered dry. During the week of June 21, 13.02 percent of the state was abnormally dry, according to the National Drought Mitigation Center. When the state was monitored on June 28, that increased to 31.47 percent.

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Published July 1, 2016

HAZEL PARK/EASTPOINTE — When the cities of Hazel Park and Eastpointe were at risk of losing critical lifesaving services, their city managers came up with a solution: the South Macomb Oakland Regional Services Authority, or SMORSA. Approved by voters in both cities early last year, the authority allowed Hazel Park and Eastpointe to retain fire and ambulance services. 

Now a third city wishes to join the authority: Wayne. But in order to join SMORSA, voters in all three cities must approve the proposal during the election Aug. 2.

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Published June 30, 2016

EASTPOINTE — Hundreds of teachers and local supporters — as well as several state representatives, Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel and the president of Macomb Community College — came out June 27 in support of the city of Eastpointe and East Detroit Public Schools’ joint resolutions opposing the state takeover of four of the district’s seven schools.

“We’re at a point right now where our schools are largely under attack by the state,” said East Detroit Public Schools Board of Education President Craig Brozowski.

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Published June 29, 2016

Mr. Peanut is getting out of his shell and hitting the open road to celebrate his 100th birthday.

The Planters Peanuts mascot, recognized by his top hat, monocle and cane, is visiting cities across the nation throughout 2016 to mark this historic milestone.

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Published June 29, 2016

A running back for Central Michigan University and the Indianapolis Colts who began his career at Parkway Christian School reportedly died from an accidental, self-inflicted gunshot wound to the stomach June 28.

A service advisor at Mike Riehl’s Roseville Chrysler Jeep in the 25000 block of Gratiot Avenue called 911 around 9:30 a.m. June 28 to report that a man dropping off his Jeep had shot himself.

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Published June 21, 2016

EASTPOINTE — A Facebook post helped identify a woman suspected of stealing at the Family Dollar on Nine Mile Road in May.

The Eastpointe Police Department posted a call for help on its official Facebook page, along with two surveillance photos, June 14.

“We need your help … to identify the woman in these photos,” it read, describing a woman last seen fleeing from the area of the Family Dollar, 18040 Nine Mile Road, carrying a blue backpack May 31.

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