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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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Published January 20, 2016

Authorities are working to find out who broke into and vandalized the Older Persons’ Commission over the weekend.

Rochester Police Chief Steve Schettenhelm said the department received a call from a paper carrier who noticed some damage to the OPC when he was dropping off papers at the rear of the building the morning of Sunday, Jan. 17.

“When the officers arrived, they checked the inside of the building, and it was obvious that entry had been gained,” Schettenhelm said.

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Published January 20, 2016

ROCHESTER HILLS — Two men are facing charges of retail fraud and possession of a stolen vehicle after two Dec. 13 afternoon incidents at Meijer and Wal-Mart stores on Marketplace Circle.

According to a police report, Meijer employees called police to the store for a retail fraud in progress. Employees told police a suspect had abandoned stolen merchandise and fled the area in a light-colored vehicle. Police soon located the car in the Wal-Mart parking lot, a short distance away.

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Published January 20, 2016

ROCHESTER — With a full-time job, two children under 4, a seat on the Rochester City Council and a host of other commitments, getting exercise wasn’t on the top of Rob Ray’s to-do list last year.

Hoping to turn a new leaf in 2016, Ray — like many others — has made a New Year’s resolution to exercise more often. 

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Published January 19, 2016

ROCHESTER HILLS — His work as host of the television program “Reading Rainbow” has been among his most significant, said actor and literacy advocate LeVar Burton Jan. 18 at Oakland University.

“It is my most important work,” he told a crowd attending the OU Keeper of the Dream Scholarship Awards Celebration honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Visitors and OU students filled the Oakland Center audience.

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Published January 19, 2016

ROCHESTER HILLS — Members of the local chapter of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association have organized a bottled water drive aimed at assisting Flint residents.

“We are all aware of the unfortunate Flint water crisis happening right now,” association Secretary Mahir Osman said Jan. 11 at the Rochester Hills City Council meeting. Dangerously high levels of lead have recently been found in Flint’s drinking water.

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Published January 13, 2016

METRO DETROIT — A simple test, available at a discount from local county health divisions this month, can assure residents that their homes are free of a potentially harmful gas.

Radon, a naturally occurring, invisible, odorless gas that is usually harmless outdoors, can be a health hazard when trapped in a building or home, according to health officials. 

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Published January 13, 2016

ROCHESTER — Each year, the National Day of Prayer calls on people of different faiths across the country to pray for the nation.

Locally, the public plans to observe the day with the 35th annual Rochester Area Prayer Breakfast, a nondenominational event held at the Oakland University Athletics Center O’Rena May 5. Last year, the event was held at the Royal Park Hotel.

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Published January 13, 2016

ROCHESTER HILLS —New restaurants and retail developments have sprung up on the site of an old automobile dealership on Rochester Road, at Auburn Road. The latest business to open is MOD Pizza.

“This is a good product on the busiest intersection in the city … at the site of an old dealership that was empty for a long time,” Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett said at the restaurant opening Jan. 7. 

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Published January 13, 2016

ROCHESTER — Downtown Rochester will once again transform into a winter wonderland next weekend, encouraging families to brave the elements to enjoy some fun winter activities.

The ninth annual Fire and Ice Festival runs from 5 to 9 p.m. Jan. 22, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 23, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 24. The event offers everything from dog sledding demonstrations and rides to snowshoeing and cross-country skiing on Saturday and Sunday, to an ice skating rink, a snow play area and much more, all at East Water and Third streets in downtown Rochester.

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Published January 13, 2016

ROCHESTER HILLS — A Dequindre reconstruction project on the city’s border with Shelby Township is slated to begin this spring.

“This is a long-standing project that divides cities, counties and precincts,” Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett said. “It will help alleviate a lot of congestion.”

The reconstruction will tackle an area of Dequindre from Burningbush Drive, which is south of South Boulevard, to West Utica Road. The project involves the communities of Troy, Sterling Heights, Rochester Hills and Shelby Township.

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Published January 13, 2016

ROCHESTER HILLS — A new Meadow Brook Theatre musical, “Atomic,” tells the story of the creation of the first atomic bomb.

Theater officials also want audience members to share their own personal World War II stories.

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Published January 13, 2016

ROCHESTER HILLS —Leader Dogs for the Blind’s new Canine Development Center is closer to completion, thanks to a recent $30,000 donation from the Consumers Energy Foundation.

“This donation will contribute to the construction efforts of our Canine Development Center, which is scheduled to be completed later this year,” said Sue Daniels, Leader Dogs president, in a statement. “We are very thankful for the support of the Consumers Energy Foundation.”

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Published January 12, 2016

ROCHESTER — A four-way stop has been installed at the intersection of Fourth and East streets in downtown Rochester, due to traffic congestion from the new parking structure.

Rochester Police Chief Steve Schettenhelm said he received a request to review and look at the intersection, which was previously governed by a single stop sign.

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Published January 11, 2016

It was a media metropolis at the beginning of the 2016 North American International Auto Show.

A daylong event open to media members kicked off around 7 a.m. and concluded at 5:15 p.m. Jan. 11 at Cobo Center. Those associated with various car brands made keynote presentations: Chrysler, Chevrolet, Audi, Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Volvo, Porsche, Ford, Infiniti, Lexus, Honda, Hyundai and Kia.

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Published January 8, 2016

LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder on Jan. 5 signed legislation eliminating straight ticket voting in Michigan.

Senate Bill 13, which was sponsored by state Sen. Marty Knollenberg, R-Troy, updates state election law and disallows constituents from voting for single parties with the check of one box in polling places.

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Published January 6, 2016

ROCHESTER — The Paint Creek Center for the Arts will start the 2016 exhibition year off with the center’s “Members Biennial Exhibition,” which runs Jan. 23-March 5.

The PCCA’s adult members were invited to submit work in all mediums to be reviewed by members of the PCCA’s Exhibition Committee for possible inclusion in the show.

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Published January 6, 2016

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — Winter is here, whether we like it or not. So why not enjoy some spectacular scenery in the township’s parks, along with some fun activities for the whole family.

“We have a lot of cool things going on,” said Mindy Milos-Dale, Oakland Township parks and recreation director. Along with ice skating and sledding, township parks offer guided bird walks, blow-up planetarium events, a session with a coyote naturalist and training for those who would like to participate in prescribed burns.

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Published December 30, 2015

Road construction, infrastructure enhancements and new city leaders gave residents plenty of things to talk about this year.

Here’s a look at the top issues and trends that Rochester, Rochester Hills and Oakland Township faced in 2015.

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Published December 30, 2015

ROCHESTER — The Clinton River Watershed Council is looking for volunteers who aren’t afraid to make a splash in local waterways to help search for stonefly larvae next month.

The winter stonefly nymph — one of the most sensitive of all aquatic macroinvertebrates that lives in local rivers and streams — is most active in January, when the water temperature is very cold and there is still plenty of leafy debris on the river bottom for stoneflies to forage on.

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