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Published February 19, 2016

WARREN — When Tiffany Mullen was 7 years old, Child Protective Services removed her from the Mount Clemens home she shared with her mother.

“My mother was an alcoholic. When she was sober, she was an amazing mom. She was beautiful, kind and loving,” Mullen said. “Unfortunately, addiction got its claws in her, and she was not able to get out of it.”

Mullen was placed in foster care at the Shelter Care facility in Mount Clemens. All she had with her were some personal belongings delivered in a garbage bag through her caseworker.

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Published February 19, 2016

UPDATE: The Macomb County Sheriff’s department has reported that McMillan was found alive around 10 a.m. Feb. 22 in Port Huron.

 

The Macomb County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in finding a missing Macomb Township man.

Gerald William McMillan, 61, reportedly was last seen at approximately 7:30 a.m. Feb. 17.

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Published February 18, 2016

Berkley American Legion Post 374
2079 12 Mile Road, Berkley

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Published February 17, 2016

CLINTON TOWNSHIP/MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Traditional cigarette use is no longer “in” for high school students.

That is according to a presentation given by Corey Beckwith of the Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services. Beckwith spoke to the Chippewa Valley Coalition for Youth and Families on Feb. 9, and he showed how e-cigarette use has surpassed traditional cigarette use among high school students.

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Published February 17, 2016

MACOMB TOWNSHIP/CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Inside a warehouse structure on the west side of Dakota High School’s football stadium is where students assemble homes from scratch for individuals in need.

For 10 years, students in Dakota’s construction trades programs have built nine homes for Macomb Habitat for Humanity. On Feb. 2, they dedicated a home for a family to move into in Clinton Township.

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Published February 16, 2016

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Thousands of American military members stationed overseas have gotten a taste of home over the past five years thanks to a Girl Scout from Macomb Township.

Elizabeth Popovich, a seventh-grader at Iroquois Middle School, is in the middle of her sixth cookie season in which she will send thousands of boxes of Girl Scout cookies to military members.

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Published February 16, 2016

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Macomb Township residents could have a new place for their dogs to play as soon as later this summer.

During a township Board of Trustees meeting Feb. 10, Parks and Recreation Director Sal DiCaro received permission to submit plans to the township’s Planning Department for a dog park that would be located on 21 Mile Road between Garfield and Romeo Plank roads, directly behind Fire Station No. 2.

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Published February 15, 2016

The Macomb County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate a fatal stabbing that occurred shortly after 1 a.m. Feb. 14 at the Northport Apartments.

The Sheriff’s Office said that when deputies arrived to investigate a reported stabbing at the apartment complex north of Hall Road and east of Garfield, they found a wounded 21-year-old man. That man would be pronounced deceased after being transferred to Henry Ford Macomb Hospital.

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Published February 9, 2016

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — “It doesn’t get any better than that.”

That was a frequently repeated phrase spoken by Macomb Township Supervisor Janet Dunn during her State of the Township address Feb. 5 at Sycamore Hills Golf Club.

Dunn gave an approximately 25-minute speech to an audience filled with township and county officials. She discussed the past year of the township, and highlighted several stories that exemplified its success.

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Published February 9, 2016

MOUNT CLEMENS — The number of applications for concealed pistol licenses (CPLs) has soared in the last two months in Macomb County.

The number of new applicants is roughly triple from the same time a year ago, and has caused the Macomb County Clerk’s Office to appeal for extra funding to hire a pair of temporary workers to keep pace with the added workload.

During a county Board of Commissioners meeting Feb. 4, the Clerk’s Office was granted approval to expand its budget by $56,517 in order to hire the extra help.

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Published February 3, 2016

MOUNT CLEMENS — A group of 25 individuals with ties to Macomb County recently returned from a “people-to-people” excursion to Cuba to find out what life is like there, and how things are changing for the local people.

Through their travels, the group spoke with several professors who are experts in Cuban culture and history. The tour took them to stay in tourist hotels in Havana, and also “casa particulares,” which are privately owned bed-and-breakfasts in smaller towns where hotels cannot be found.

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Published February 3, 2016

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Dakota High School senior Bethany Moses was feeling a little stressed out during play rehearsal Jan. 27.

Having just completed midterms, she was now turning her full attention to her lead role in Dakota’s musical production of “Mary Poppins.”

“It’s been a little insane, but it will all come together. I know that definitely. It always does,” Moses said.

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Published February 3, 2016

Known around the Utica Center for Mathematics, Science and Technology for her leadership, innovation and compassion, teachers said they were not surprised when the White House recognized Christina Li, 17, of Macomb Township, as a computer science education “champion of change” Jan. 26.

Li single-handedly planned and executed a weeklong computer science camp, called “Hello World,” for 30 middle school girls in the district during spring break last year. She plans to hold the camp again this midwinter break and has received about 36 applications.

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Published February 2, 2016

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — A case involving a 55-year-old Macomb Township man charged with first-degree murder was bound over to Macomb County Circuit Court following a preliminary exam Jan. 27.

Gregory Nieman is facing a charge of first-degree murder, plus an additional charge of felony murder with elderly abuse. Nieman was arrested and charged following the death of his father, Donald Nieman, 89, on Dec. 27.

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Published January 27, 2016

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Two years ago, Rebecca Gibson wasn’t sure how putting on a play would come together for her students at Glen Peters School.

With several students in wheelchairs, and others who are blind or deaf, Gibson was faced with many logistical challenges to pulling the show off.

She decided to create and edit the production of “The Odyssey” into a video format, and after having so much success in doing so, she and her students were ready to create their own version of “The Great Gatbsy” this fall.

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Published January 27, 2016

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — On April 12, all high school juniors in the state of Michigan will be required to take the new SAT exam.

That is a change from previous years, in which students took the ACT exam for their college admittance exam, and also a change from the old SAT.

Kim Voss, the coordinator for student learning for Chippewa Valley Schools, gave an approximately hourlong presentation during a Jan. 11 Board of Education meeting to discuss what the new exam entails.

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Published January 27, 2016

MOUNT CLEMENS — A group from the Macomb County Veteran Services Department presented information to the Macomb County Board of Commissioners Jan. 20 to show why it is seeking a millage increase proposal in this year’s election cycle.

According to a presentation given by Veteran Services Director Laura Rios, the department is eyeing a negative fund balance before the millage’s next renewal in 2018.

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Published January 26, 2016

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — There were no district or league titles on the line for a basketball tournament held at Dakota High School Jan. 22, but the impact it made was just as significant.

For the eighth year, Dakota played host to a Special Olympics basketball tournament that featured 16 teams and approximately 200 students ranging from 10 to 26 years old.

Retiring Chippewa Valley Schools teacher Jim Murphy began the program, and Dakota teacher Paul Sassin has led it for the past five years leading up to last week’s event.

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Published January 25, 2016

MACOMB COUNTY — There will be a fundraiser from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Jan. 27 at Coyote Joe’s, 49440 Ryan Road in Shelby Township to benefit the Police Unity Tour 2016: Team Rolling Bacon.

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Published January 22, 2016

WARREN — In the summer of 1950, less than five years after the guns of World War II fell silent in the Far East, armed conflict erupted on the Korean peninsula.

The Korean War, also known in the United States and Canada as “The Forgotten War,” would eventually result in more than 36,000 American combat deaths. More than 100,000 Americans were wounded. Theater-wide, the numbers were staggering, with more than 5 million people killed, nearly half of them civilians.

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