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Published April 27, 2015

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Almost one month after the death of Bernie’s Market owner Emil Salem, his alleged killer will stand trial.


During a preliminary exam in front of Judge Sebastian Lucido in 41-B District Court in Clinton Township, Ujuan Burton, 31, of Oak Park, was told he would stand trial on charges of felony first-degree murder, armed robbery, felony firearm possession and a felon in possession of a firearm.


The murder and armed robbery charges can result in life in prison.

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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

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Kim Meltzer stays busy as the clerk of Clinton Township, but she still finds time to stay on top of current trends in a constantly changing profession.


Since 2012, she has proceeded over a plethora of board meetings and elections, keeping the clerk’s office viable, even in the presence of budget and staff cuts.


And now she can add one more title to her résumé: certified Michigan municipal clerk.

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Published April 22, 2015

FRASER — In what was a surprising move for some, Councilman William Morelli resigned from his duty as the acting mayor on the Fraser City Council.


Morelli had been absent for several meetings in a row, and during the council’s monthly meeting on April 9, Mayor Doug Hagerty read Morelli’s letter of resignation.

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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 22, 2015

CLINTON TOWNSHIP/WARREN — Local high school students interested in certain careers are encouraged to check out the teen academies that Macomb Community College officials are providing this summer.

The academies — which include media and communication arts, biotechnology and robotics — are designed to give students the opportunity to perform hands-on activities taught by professionals in each field. There are two new academies this year: computer programming and apprenticeships.

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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 20, 2015

FRASER — It was just past 1 p.m. on a sunny Wednesday afternoon, and Chuck Paul was managing two phone calls simultaneously: one related to an assault charge while the other involved a possible heart attack.


Paul, who in June will celebrate his 19th year as a dispatcher in Fraser’s Department of Public Safety, was just doing his job.

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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 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 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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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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Published April 15, 2015

METRO DETROIT — Starting April 16, water heater manufacturers must comply with mandatory new standards issued by the U.S. Department of Energy geared toward conserving energy.


The new water heaters will be larger in size, due to increased insulation, and will have more expensive price tags, but they will save more energy.

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Published April 15, 2015

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Thanks to a multimillion-dollar investment, KUKA Systems North America, with locations in Clinton Township, Shelby Township and Sterling Heights, will be expanding and creating 116 new jobs.


“KUKA is proud to support the local community and develop new talent for our global aerospace business,” said KUKA Aerospace Group Vice President Robert Reno.


The company announced an investment of $14.4 million — money that will be used to meet increased demand for products and continue daily operations.

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Published April 15, 2015

MACOMB COUNTY — Grab your helmet and your favorite bicycle because it’s almost time to pedal your way around metro Detroit.


Macomb County will soon be inundated with bikes and riders, all traveling specific routes of differing lengths as part of CARE of Southeastern Michigan’s third annual Bike PATH fundraiser.

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Published April 15, 2015

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Children who enjoy live theater are invited to check out two productions coming to the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts this month.

“My Heart in a Suitcase” is scheduled for 9:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. April 21.

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Published April 14, 2015

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Ottawa Elementary fifth-grader Stella Clark recently took first place out of 350 entrants in the Comerica Penguin Art Contest.


Elementary school-aged children were invited to submit penguin artwork to Comerica’s Facebook page. More than 350 submissions were received, and a panel of judges from the Detroit Zoo and Comerica Bank narrowed submissions down to several finalists.


A public vote took place to decide the final winner, and Stella Clark received more than 3,330 of the 9,100 votes casted.

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