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Published June 21, 2016

ROSEVILLE — When is a cruise not a cruise?

When’s it’s a cruise-in event billed as a way for classic car lovers to gather and appreciate automobiles from years past.

“The way we had it planned was that we were going to have a number of parked cruise-ins at certain locations,” said Jack Jacobson, president of the Roseville Heritage Foundation and a member of the Roseville Cruise Committee. “We opted not to use the word ‘cruise’ because of the expense involved.”

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Published June 20, 2016

ROSEVILLE — Roseville, let the games begin.

It’s time already for the second annual Guns ‘N’ Hoses softball game, set for 2 p.m. July 10 at Roseville High School, 17855 Common Road.

The game once again will have Roseville’s Police and Fire departments square off — with the Fire Department looking to defend its win.
Gates will open at 12:30 p.m. with a host of activities for children and adults alike; the game will take place at the high school’s softball diamond-east section.

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Published June 20, 2016

FRASER — A man was sentenced to at least seven years behind bars June 16 for killing one teen and injuring two others in a drunken driving crash earlier this year.

Judge Diane Druzinki sentenced Kyle Kumbo, 24, in Macomb County Circuit Court for his actions that led to the death of Julius Jones, a Roseville High School student.

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Published June 20, 2016

ROSEVILLE — Two juveniles were arrested around 9:30 a.m. on June 15 for making bomb threats to Roseville Middle School in April.

Both suspects are 14 years old; neither of their names are being released, as the cases will be handled by the juvenile justice system.

Roseville Police Chief James Berlin declined to disclose if they are male or female, but he said they are somehow related to each other.

One is reportedly from Roseville, while the other is from Oak Park. Berlin said they face charges of making terrorist threats.

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Published June 19, 2016

Approximately 125,000 automotive enthusiasts and hundreds of classic vehicles converged upon Gratiot Avenue in Eastpointe Saturday, June 18, in celebration of the city’s 18th annual Cruisin’ Gratiot event.

Cruisin’ Gratiot Committee President Harvey Curley led the 11 a.m. opening ceremony at East Detroit High School alongside community spiritual leaders who extended blessings to attendees and praised city officials for their dedication and solidarity.

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Published June 17, 2016

Just as the second annual RoseFest got underway during the late afternoon of June 16, down came the rain.

But that didn’t dampen the excitement among Roseville Middle School sixth-graders Max Manchenke and Sarah Utecht, seventh-grader Brandi Lentes and eighth-grader Isabella Sill, who couldn’t wait for the carnival rides to open.

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Published June 16, 2016

An Eastpointe man has been charged for allegedly robbing Comerica Bank, located in the 27000 block of Gratiot Avenue, near Martin Road, on June 15.

Jonathon Woodward, 25, was arraigned at the 39th District Court in front of visiting Judge Herman Campbell on June 16. Woodward was charged with one count of bank robbery, a felony that carries a penalty of up to life in prison. He was given a $100,000 cash or surety bond.

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Published June 15, 2016

ROSEVILLE — A new fire engine will be rolling into Roseville, thanks to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grants.

The city will receive approximately a half-million dollars to purchase equipment and replace a 1993 fire engine through the program, which requires a 10 percent match, said Fire Chief Mike Holland.

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Published June 14, 2016

ROSEVILLE — Edward Stross said the dream of most artists is to see their ideas come to fruition.

Stross has owned Gonzo!! Art Studio in Roseville since the late 1980s. Starting as an airbrush painter opened a creative outlet, which later led him into hand painting, sculpting and using charcoal.

His experimentation recently led to the creation of a new mural located behind the studio, which is located at 28305 Gratiot Ave. — the corner of Gratiot and Utica Road. The mural faces Utica Road.

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Published June 10, 2016

EASTPOINTE — Eastpointe police are investigating a fatal automobile crash that occurred June 8.

At around 11 p.m., 47-year-old Jenell Capreice Bailey, of Royal Oak, allegedly was driving her minivan northbound on Gratiot Avenue. Eastpointe Detective Lt. Neil Childs said Bailey was driving at a high rate of speed that was higher than the speed limit.

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Published June 8, 2016

EASTPOINTE — Police have been investigating an incident at a local nail salon where an employee allegedly brandished a gun during an argument with a customer.

The incident occurred around 1 p.m. Saturday, May 28, at Nail Tech, 22551 Gratiot Ave.

According to Eastpointe Police Detective Neil Childs, the incident happened between an employee and a customer.

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Published June 7, 2016

ROSEVILLE — With RoseFest established and now in its second year, the family festival has new events coming up June 16-19 at Veterans Memorial Park.

City Manager Scott Adkins said they are looking at nonstop entertainment during festival hours all four days by utilizing two stages — a main stage in the park and a second one inside the beverage tent.

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Published June 7, 2016

ROSEVILLE — The former Roseville Gratiot Cruise has been revamped this year, returning as the “Classics on Gratiot” cruise-in event June 11.

Roseville Heritage Foundation President Jack Jacobson said businesses along Gratiot from 10 Mile to 14 Mile roads will have car shows and cruise events going on throughout the day, starting around 10 a.m. as businesses open.

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Published June 7, 2016

EASTPOINTE — Cruisin’ Gratiot may not have too much that is new in its 2016 plans, but the long-running classic car cruise still has a full week of activities planned for enthusiasts.

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Published June 7, 2016

EASTPOINTE — A church in Eastpointe suffered a break-in last week in which a TV, cash and a video game system were stolen from the property.

Employees from Immanuel United Methodist Church, 23715 Gratiot Ave., contacted Eastpointe police at 9:45 a.m. Monday, May 30, about the break-in. Police said it’s believed that the robbery occurred sometime after 1:30 p.m. May 29.

“They found it looked like it had been burglarized because they’d seen the offices had been ransacked,” Eastpointe Police Detective Neil Childs said.

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Published June 4, 2016

METRO DETROIT — While there’s plenty of fun to be had on Michigan’s abundance of lakes and rivers this summer, there are also many potential dangers that can be easily avoided.

Local emergency personnel say that by following the rules of the water, all can enjoy a safe boating season this year.

“It comes down to common sense,” said Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham. “Be aware of your surroundings.”

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Published June 3, 2016

ROSEVILLE — With some of the school’s former students old enough to be grandparents by now, and two generations of children sharing the same caring preschool teacher, parents and children were saddened by the news that Jack and Jill Nursery School would close this month.

First opened in 1964 in St. Clair Shores, the original owner retired in 1979. That was the year another teacher at the school, Fran Timmerman, bought the business.

She’s been educating preschoolers ever since.

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Published June 1, 2016

DETROIT — A Roseville man was arraigned in 36th District Court May 24 in connection with a fatal car crash that took place in Detroit the day before.

Johnathon Lloyd Horton, 31, is facing one count of manslaughter-motor vehicle and one count of operating while under the influence causing death. The court entered a plea of not guilty on his behalf. He has a preliminary exam scheduled for June 9 at the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice, and no lawyer had been named at press time.

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Published June 1, 2016

EASTPOINTE — Visitors to the Eastpointe Memorial Library will see primarily fitness and health-themed programs and events this summer as part of its summer reading schedule.

Assistant Library Director Sue Todd said that for adults, the centerpiece is the summer reading club that starts June 20. Visitors are encouraged to review the books they read — either by writing a review or simply giving it a star rating — which will enter them into a weekly raffle for one of three prizes each Monday, such as free DVD rentals or a gift card.

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Published May 31, 2016

EASTPOINTE — Students from East Detroit High School visited St. John Hospital & Medical Center in Detroit April 29 as part of an “Emergency Department Day” to learn about the emergency room and the work done there.

According to Dr. Margarita Pena, the associate program director for emergency medicine and medical director for the Clinical Decision Unit at St. John, students have been participating in these programs for a few years from Grosse Pointe South High School, but this was the first time that East Detroit students visited.

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