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Published May 14, 2015

On May 14, Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham told C & G News that investigators planned to interview the two survivors of the May 8 Stony Creek crash in which three teens died.

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Published May 13, 2015

SHELBY TOWNSHIP/UTICA — In January, members of the long-standing Shelby-Utica Kiwanis Club came together to form the Wm. Hoehn Golden K Kiwanis Club for the specific purpose of meeting seniors’ needs in the community.

President Raymond Pini said he and Bill Hoehn were planning on launching the Golden K club together, but Hoehn died while visiting his son in Phoenix on Jan. 11. Pini called members of the existing club, and they collectively decided to form the club and name it after Hoehn.

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Published May 13, 2015

METRO DETROIT — Native fish like walleye, steelhead, lake trout and, to an extent, yellow perch populations are doing well, leading to a positive fishing outlook on the Great Lakes this year.


Todd Grischke, Lake Huron Basin coordinator with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, said that while specific fishing is different across the north-south areas of the lake, walleye populations are booming to near record levels.

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Published May 13, 2015

METRO DETROIT — For both the interiors and exteriors of homes, customers are opting to go back to classic color schemes and neutrals, according to experts in the field.


The return to basics is, in some cases, a nostalgic choice and, in other cases, a more strategic move to increase home value and appeal to a wider audience.

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Published May 13, 2015

METRO DETROIT — Once upon a time, there were just a few types of summer camps: sports for the jocks, Scouts for the adventurers and math camp for those who would just rather be back in the classroom.


How times have changed. Now, there’s a daytime summer escape to suit every child and any taste.

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Published May 12, 2015

At approximately 11:50 a.m. May 10, first responders received initial reports of a head-on collision on 26 Mile Road, between Schoenherr and Hayes Roads.

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Published May 11, 2015

Auto safety experts are inviting parents to sit down and review the facts of properly securing small children in the back seat to avoid accident-related injuries.

Alyson Kechkaylo, occupant protection program coordinator for the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning, is also a certified child passenger safety technician.

She said Michigan law basically requires kids to be secured in a car seat until they are at least 8 years old or 4 feet 9 inches tall. But parent compliance often varies depending on the child’s age, she explained.
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Published May 9, 2015

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — At 6:15 p.m. May 8, the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office emergency dispatch center received initial reports of a single-vehicle crash at Stony Creek Metropark.

A black 2008 Jaguar S-type four-door sedan had been traveling northwest on the park road near Eastwood Beach at what investigators believe were high speeds. The driver lost control, crossed the center line and struck a guardrail. The vehicle overturned and eventually ended up on its side in the Stony Creek Spillway, near the south dam.

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Published May 7, 2015

METRO DETROIT — May is Asthma Awareness Month, and local doctors and the American Lung Association are urging the approximately 25 million people in the United States who suffer from asthma to learn how to take control of the disease.

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Published May 6, 2015

Michigan voters crushed Proposal 1 with 80 percent of voters against it and 20 percent for it. In Macomb County, the percentages were even more lopsided — 87.2 percent against it and 12.8 percent for it.

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Published May 6, 2015

METRO DETROIT — Embarking on the search for a new home can be daunting, especially for first-time buyers, so C & G Newspapers asked several experts, including real estate agents and a representative from the Michigan State Housing Development Authority, for guidance.


John Kurczak, a Keller Williams Realtor, said the best way to start is to find out what you can afford.

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Published May 6, 2015

METRO DETROIT — Mother’s Day is just around the corner. But when a special lady in your life has given you cherished memories or sage advice to take with you through the years, isn’t every day Mother’s Day just a little bit?

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Published May 6, 2015

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Shelby Township Police Chief Robert Shelide formally introduced the new deputy chief position, which replaced the rank of captain, at a promotional ceremony April 27.

“I think it’s very important for the citizens to understand who the second-in-command in the Police Department is, and with the rank of captain, the reality is unless you’ve been in the military or around some kind of police department, most people don’t know where the rank of captain falls in the rank structure,” Shelide said.

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Published May 6, 2015

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — At 9 a.m. May 30, Macomb Literacy Partners will host its fifth annual Run 2 Read event at Stony Creek Metropark. Participants can take part in a 5K or 10K run, or a 5K walk.

Proceeds from the event will help the nonprofit organization with its goal of providing free services to help eliminate adult illiteracy in Macomb County.

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Published May 6, 2015

Spring in Michigan today means pothole and orange barrel season. But 100 years ago, around when this photo of a stretch of 22 Mile Road in Shelby Township was taken, spring meant axle-deep mud and sunbaked ruts in the many miles of dirt road. In the 1840s, some roads were paved with planks of wood to help make them passable in most weather. Romeo Plank Road and Utica Road were both plank roads. But plank roads were difficult and expensive to maintain, requiring nearly constant replacement of rotten, warped and cracked boards. Most local roads remained unpaved well into the 20th century.

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Published May 5, 2015

Michigan roads are a disaster. That’s no surprise, as residents in C & G Newspapers’ coverage area have voiced their concerns about the dilapidated roads and growing potholes.

Voters were asked to decide on a proposal to amend the Michigan Constitution, increasing the sales/use tax from 6 percent to 7 percent. And on May 5, 80 percent of voters turned down Proposal 1, 1,405,716 votes to 349,813 votes, according to the state of Michigan’s unofficial election results.

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Published May 5, 2015

DETROIT — The Detroit Jazz Festival has been attracting some of the top jazz players in the world for years, but the 36th annual festival scored a particular coup this year with artist-in-residence Pat Metheny.


The jazz guitarist and composer, who has won 20 Grammy Awards and has sold more than 20 million records, will be performing with a number of other jazz greats — including Kenny Garrett, Ron Carter and the Gary Burton Quartet — during the festival, which takes place over Labor Day weekend, Sept. 4-7, in downtown Detroit.

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Published May 5, 2015

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — On May 7, Wayne State University graduating senior Nazmine Sohi, 21, of Shelby Township, will speak during her class’s 10 a.m. graduation ceremony at Ford Field. More than 3,800 students will graduate that Saturday in two ceremonies.

Sohi, who will graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in food and nutrition, plans to attend medical school in Virginia in the fall and become a dermatologist. This summer, she said, she plans to launch an e-course about topics pertaining to healthy living and positivity.

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Published May 4, 2015

Macomb County Circuit Court Judge Peter Maceroni sentenced a Shelby Township man who pleaded guilty to robbing three Shelby Township businesses at knifepoint in August to a minimum of nine years in prison May 4.

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Published May 4, 2015

UTICA — A Sterling Heights mother has organized a blood drive at her Utica church on May 9, just four months after blood transfusions saved her life during surgery for a pregnancy complication.

Approximately 30 minutes after giving birth to her second daughter Jan. 3, doctors told Gabriela Harris, 28, that she would need surgery.

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