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Published May 31, 2017

MACOMB COUNTY — Anna Krolewski, a Clinton Township resident, was recently named as Macomb Community College’s Most Distinguished Graduate for the 2017 winter semester.

The 19-year-old, who has set her sights on working at Walt Disney Co., was the guest speaker during the school’s 97th commencement ceremony May 12 at the college’s Sports & Expo Center at South Campus. More than 1,500 associate degrees were awarded.

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Published May 30, 2017

Following a deadly attack at concert in Manchester, England, May 22, local law enforcement officials are asking residents to stay alert during summer celebrations.

Police recently identified British-born suicide bomber Salman Abedi, 22, as the person responsible for killing at least 22 people and injuring 59 during an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena. Those among the killed and injured are children, police said.

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Published May 29, 2017

METRO DETROIT — Forged in the chaotic crucible of the 2010 Haitian earthquake relief effort and tempered through military discipline, the veteran-led Team Rubicon stands ready to respond with an army of specialists in rapid deployment, damage assessment and debris management.

The team mustered about 100 workers from a 450-mile radius and put them into action in Detroit near the intersection of Clairmount and Rosa Parks May 12, supporting the Motor City Makeover campaign by evaluating and addressing residential properties around the Herman Kiefer Complex.

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Published May 24, 2017

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Christine Delvecchio is a self-described visionary, and it seems as if her twin daughters have learned a few tricks of the trade.

Delvecchio, who owns All American Screen Printing in Sterling Heights, is spearheading a new business venture in the form of an apparel decoration company called Palms and Roses.

The idea started around 2012, she said, as her daughters Brooke and Brianna Reid were attempting to figure out their own path while attending Eastern Michigan University.

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Published May 24, 2017

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Due to rapid population increase, business growth and increased incident reports in the area, Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham has requested an increased police presence in Macomb Township.

The township’s Board of Trustees will consider the matter during its May 24 regular meeting.

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Published May 24, 2017

METRO DETROIT — In the journey of life, fulfillment tends to arrive at different stages.

For some, that expedition may result in a grinding halt — especially for those in their older age who are in post-retirement and are seeking something new in the realm of personal joy.

Volunteerism may be the answer, or just one answer. Through organizations such as Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan, the rewarding experience of volunteering — whether it’s with kids or other seniors — can brighten numerous lives.

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Published May 24, 2017

MACOMB COUNTY — On May 18, officials from the Macomb County Office of Public Works said that financial costs attributed to Sterling Heights’ lawsuit against the Macomb Interceptor Drainage District, of MIDD, could actually shift costs to communities located outside of the MIDD.

On May 15, Macomb County Circuit Court Judge Jennifer Faunce rejected Sterling Heights’ motion to not to be held financially liable for its $22.2 million assessment in association with fees incurred from the damaged interceptor on 15 Mile Road.

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Published May 23, 2017

MACOMB COUNTY — As National Police Week was observed May 14-20, a group of 41 Macomb Community College police cadets officially graduated during a commencement ceremony May 16 at the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts in Clinton Township.

The students completed a 17 1/2-week course as Class 101 at the college’s police academy. Several guest speakers, including Academy Director Raymund Macksoud, were on hand to honor the cadets as they move toward their next step in patrolling the streets.

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Published May 22, 2017

MACOMB COUNTY — The Macomb County Sheriff’s Office will be keeping an extra close lookout for seat belts during the annual Click It or Ticket campaign May 22-June 4.  Deputies will be strictly enforcing seat belt violations every day during the campaign.

“The Click It or Ticket campaign is run a couple times a year, and the purpose is to educate drivers and passengers on the benefits of using seat belts,” Sheriff Anthony Wickersham said.

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Published May 17, 2017

METRO DETROIT — With the frost finally gone and the return of mild temperatures, many Michiganders participate in the annual ritual of “spring cleaning.” Heavy snow boots and jackets are stashed away, while items like pool toys, lawn furniture and golf clubs see the light of day for the first time in months.

With drivers, irons and putters in tow, many will head to their favorite local links. While some will play a weekend round with friends, others will enter leagues, an offering featured at many local courses.

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Published May 17, 2017

HARRISON TOWNSHIP/MACOMB TOWNSHIP — L’Anse Creuse Public Schools has successfully sold refunding bonds at a cost of approximately $96 million in order to refinance $4.795 million of outstanding bonds originally issued in 2006, as well as $91.6 million of the School Bond Loan Fund.

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Published May 16, 2017

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Clifford Freitas, the ex-Macomb Township trustee who was arrested by the FBI on bribery charges, may be the fourth elected local official to accept a plea deal in relation to the Rizzo Environmental Services scandal.

Federal court records indicate that Freitas has a plea hearing scheduled for the afternoon of June 1, before Judge Robert H. Cleland.

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Published May 15, 2017

MACOMB COUNTY — Sterling Heights, one of 11  communities part of the Macomb Interceptor Drain Drainage District, or MIDD, may be looking for other options after a judge tossed its lawsuit May 15.

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Published May 15, 2017

MACOMB COUNTY — On the afternoon of May 9, two Richmond men, one driving and the other a passenger, lost consciousness while their car traveled along eastbound Interstate 94 in Harrison Township.

According to witnesses, the vehicle was seen swerving at the Metropolitan Parkway exit before it struck a guardrail and a roadside sign and landed in a ditch near Joy Road.

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Published May 11, 2017

MACOMB COUNTY — After weeks of dispute and a court injunction, Macomb County Clerk Karen Spranger agreed to a May 10 court order that ultimately means a partial move, as planned, of her office from the Circuit Court building to the former Talmer Bank building at 120 N. Main St.

The Register of Deeds and Vital Records were slated to be moved the weekend of May 13-14, after press time.

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Published May 10, 2017

HARRISON TOWNSHIP/MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Three longtime L’Anse Creuse Public Schools educators were inducted into the district’s Hall of Distinction April 25: James L. Dooley, Dr. Joan E. Garbarino and John “Jack” C. Hart.

Dooley, a teacher, coach and principal, is considered a “visionary” who strived for the best possible education for all students and settled for nothing less.

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Published May 8, 2017

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — An investigation is ongoing following the May 6 fatal shooting of a 35-year-old man in Macomb Township.

According to a report released by the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to a home in the 22000 block of Saskatoon Court at 2:27 a.m. in response to a man having been shot.

At the scene, deputies found the man dead inside the home. His 42-year-old girlfriend was taken in for questioning.

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Published May 6, 2017

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — A 35-year-old man was reportedly shot to death inside of a home in the 22000 block of Saskatoon Ct. in Macomb Township this morning.

Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham reports that deputies were dispatched to the home at 2:27 a.m. in response to a man having been shot.

At the scene, deputies found the man dead inside the home. A preliminary report states that the victim’s 42-year-old girlfriend was taken to the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office for further questioning.

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Published May 4, 2017

CLINTON TOWNSHIP/MACOMB TOWNSHIP — A $89.9 million bond proposal issued by Chippewa Valley Schools failed May 2.

Nearly 14,000 district voters made their voices heard, with 58.6 percent of them voting against the proposal.

“My initial thought, to me, is it’s just very disappointing,” said Chippewa Valley Schools Superintendent Ron Roberts. “We looked at the bond package and kept it to basics: upkeep and technology.

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Published May 3, 2017

MACOMB COUNTY/DETROIT — The Detroit Institute of Arts will be holding Macomb County Day on May 6, offering free round-trip bus rides to the museum for all county residents.

The service is part of County Days, offered twice a year for people living in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties. County Days are made possible by millage support from tri-county residents, said DIA Program Manager Julie McFarland.

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