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Published April 14, 2015

CLINTON TOWNSHIP —  Clinton Township resident Patricia Bellomo has been writing novels since she was 13 years old, but the 1978 graduate of Chippewa Valley High School didn’t publish her first novel until 2010.


On April 1, Bellomo released “The Prince of Mafia Princes,” her fourth novel since her first release.


The novel is set in South Florida and is told from the standpoint of Bellomo’s infamous mobster, Louie Morelli.

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Published April 13, 2015

Whether it’s for planning a long road trip or to have some backup wheels while their main ride is in the shop, securing a rental car will likely become a favorable option for most drivers sooner or later.

However, businesses that loan vehicles to drivers often have their own requirements and guidelines for renting vehicles and taking care of those vehicles.

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Published April 13, 2015

NOVI — While some actors might regret being typecast due to a certain role, that is not the case for Robert Englund.

The California native — probably best known for scaring filmgoers as Freddy Krueger in several “A Nightmare on Elm Street” movies  —  said the frightening character he played actually opened many more doors for him in the U.S., Canada, Israel, Africa and Europe, where he has found steady work.

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Published April 8, 2015

METRO DETROIT — For people with space challenges and unfavorable soil conditions, container gardens may be a simple, colorful solution.


Mary Gerstenberger, Macomb County Michigan State University Extension consumer horticulture coordinator, and Karen McCuen, president of the Shelby Gardeners Club, agree that whether people are planting vegetables or flowers, the first step is to select the right container.

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Published April 8, 2015

METRO DETROIT — Most people don’t notice awnings until they decide to buy one.


The main reason most homeowners decide to purchase an awning is for shade. Also, they wish to cut the cost of cooling their home and keep the patio cool in the summer, said Lorraine Strachan, office manager for Signature Awning in Livonia, which serves all of metro Detroit.


“The biggest reason is shade,” Strachan said.

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Published April 8, 2015

DETROIT — Go Comedy! Improv Theater is packing up the laughs and taking them down the road.


The Ferndale-based improvisational comedy group will be bringing its award-winning All-Star Showdown to Detroit’s Elizabeth Theater for special performances April 18 and May 16.

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Published April 8, 2015

OAKLAND COUNTY — Waving goodbye to the snow and ice of winter isn’t hard for most people to do come spring, but county officials want residents to know that as the temperatures increase, so do the chances for severe weather.

Last year, there were 112 storm-based warnings issued in southeast Michigan, three of which were recorded tornadoes. County officials said the recent tornado that touched down in Rochester Hills serves as a reminder of how destructive tornadoes can be and why it is vital to have a severe weather plan.

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Published April 7, 2015

CLINTON TOWNSHIP— Since 2010, James Pecar has used the power of music to help raise awareness for autism.


As a student at Stetson University in Florida, he began an a cappella group called Hat Trick, which began hosting “A Cappella for Autism” events in 2010. The group raised funds for the Macomb and St. Clair affiliate of the Autism Society of America, and it continues to do so today.

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Published April 7, 2015

MACOMB COUNTY — State lawmakers and department heads are communicating to the public about the meaning of Proposal 1, as well as 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 6, 2015

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Two people have been apprehended in the death of party store owner Emil Salem.


Ujuan Burton, 31, of Oak Park, and Shardae Lynette Burt, 30, of Detroit, were each charged March 31 with different felonies that stem from Salem’s death at Bernie’s Market on March 26.


Burton faces multiple charges, including felony murder, which carries a mandatory life prison sentence if convicted; firearm possession during a felony; armed robbery; and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

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Published April 6, 2015

A greener, warmer Michigan might signal the end of winter driving, but the end of winter advisory alerts doesn’t mean that drivers can let down their guard.

According to AAA Public Affairs Director Susan Hiltz, many people take road trips around this time of year. But she said some vehicles may need to prepare for a transition between local cold winter driving and driving over the next couple of months.

Road trips also require careful attention to surrounding traffic, she said.

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Published April 1, 2015

METRO DETROIT — Elegance and simplicity are essential elements of award-winning home design.


“Our clients want quality architectural details,” said John VanBrouck, of Luxe Homes, one of the winners of the Detroit Home Design Awards, held March 24 at The Fillmore Detroit. “They are looking for something that is different, unique and creative with classic styling.”

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Published April 1, 2015

METRO DETROIT — With spring right around the corner, it won’t be long before farmers markets open up, ready to bring shoppers the locally grown produce that may not have all the chemicals that larger grocers might sell.

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Published April 1, 2015

(This story updated April 3) 

MACOMB COUNTY — On April 2 in Macomb County Circuit Court, jurors deliberated for approximately six hours and found 25-year-old Clinton Grayson, of Warren, guilty of first-degree murder, armed robbery, felony firearm possession and conspiracy to commit armed robbery.

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Published March 31, 2015

FRASER — The Fraser Department of Public Safety deemed that a careless cook was responsible for a blaze that led to the destruction of a building at Kingsley Manor in Fraser.


The condo complex, located at Masonic and Kelly, burst into flames after 7:30 p.m. on March 24 after what Fraser Lt. Dan Kolke called “careless cooking” by a resident, who fried some food on his stove and walked away for an inordinate amount of time.

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Published March 31, 2015

FRASER — Students from Fraser Public Schools recently teamed up to create art for an upcoming auction.


The only caveat was that there was a little gap in the age of the artists.


On March 25, art students from Fraser High School worked with students from Emerson Elementary to create works from scratch that will ultimately benefit the city’s barrier-free McKinley Park.

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Published March 30, 2015

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Two individuals have been caught by police in connection with the shooting death of a Clinton Township party store owner.

At press time, police said that an Oak Park man and a female accomplice were being held in Ohio due to their alleged involvement in the death of 50-year-old party store owner Emil Salem.

While the woman accompanied the alleged male suspect to receive medical attention for gunshot wounds, authorities in Ohio found their alibi suspicious and notified Clinton Township police of their whereabouts around March 28.

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Published March 30, 2015

Most auto owners want their cars to go the distance on durability, but it often requires driver diligence to succeed, according to some auto repair businesses.  

According to Hal Collins, owner of Hal’s Auto Clinic in Farmington Hills, his business sees lots of cars with around 200,000 miles on their odometers.

“The manufacturers have done a great job of making the cars more durable,” he said.

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Published March 27, 2015

WARREN — It has become a tradition flanked with its own Paris-like runway. 

Every year, Regina High School parents, students, alumni and friends gather for the school’s annual fashion show that the Regina Mothers Guild sponsors. The goal is to raise money for the school.

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Published March 26, 2015

Did you, a parent or grandparent fight in World War II, work in a factory to support the war effort, or plant a “victory garden” to feed the family when wartime rationing made things scarce?


If the answer is yes, then we want you, or them.


World War II ended 70 years ago this year with the formal surrender of Japan on Sept. 2, 1945. On May 8, the world will recognize the 70th anniversary of V-E Day, which marked the end of the war in Europe.

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