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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

METRO DETROIT — You read that headline right. 

For the first time since the inception of its Color of the Year 16 years ago, Pantone chose the blending of two shades as the 2016 Color of the Year.

Pantone chose the combination of a warm rose tone and a cool, tranquil blue to promote balance, connection, order and peace.

With modern-day stress and an incessant stream of upsetting news, both global and domestic, Pantone sought to offer consumers reassurance and security through color.

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Published January 20, 2016

SHELBY TOWNSHIP/UTICA — The Michigan Department of Transportation recently shared plans with affected municipalities for an approximately 2-mile Hall Road reconstruction project to take place in 2017, Shelby Township Planner Glenn Wynn said.

The project is slated to target Hall Road from Delco Boulevard, just east of M-53, to Hayes Road. The scope of the project will include complete pavement reconstruction, drainage improvements, handicapped-accessible ramps, sidewalks and landscaping.

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Published January 19, 2016

On Jan. 19, defendant Philip Frame, 61, of Shelby Township, did not appear for his probable cause hearing at the 41-A District Court in Shelby Township. Defense attorney Stephen Rabaut said his client was not in court because he had been hospitalized.

Frame was arrested Jan. 1 and charged with five counts of possession of child sexually abusive material, one count of using a computer to commit a crime and a misdemeanor for possessing marijuana.

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Published January 19, 2016

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — At approximately 10:20 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, dispatchers received a call reporting a domestic violence situation between two brothers at their family’s home in the 7000 block of Tottenham Drive, located near Van Dyke Avenue and 22 Mile Road.

Shelby Township Deputy Police Chief Mark Coil said that as responding police were en route to the address, the suspects’ vehicle crashed head-on into the front of a cruiser.

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Published January 13, 2016

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — At its Dec. 15 meeting, the Shelby Township Board of Trustees unanimously approved a municipal contract with Simple Recycling, a company that provides curbside recycling for clothing, shoes and home goods.

The program comes with zero costs or operational responsibilities for the township or its residents, Simple Recycling representative Scott Brady said at the meeting.

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Published January 12, 2016

On Jan. 12, Judge Denis LeDuc, of the 42-1 District Court in Romeo, granted an adjournment of the probable cause conference for a 30-year-old Pontiac man charged with carjacking — a felony carrying a possible life sentence — and assaulting and/or obstructing a police officer.

The suspect’s defense attorney, R. Timothy Kohler, told LeDuc that the defense and the prosecution were in agreement to reschedule Michael Garrett’s preliminary examination for a later date because the key witness was out of state.

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Published January 12, 2016

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — A case involving a 55-year-old Macomb Township man will go to a preliminary exam at the district court level later this month.

During a probable cause conference Jan. 7 at Shelby Township 41-A District Court, Gregory Nieman learned that the next hearing in his case will be Jan. 27.

Nieman is facing a charge of first-degree murder following the death of his father, 89-year-old Donald Nieman, on Dec. 27.

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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

MACOMB COUNTY — Macomb Community College is one of three educational institutions nationwide that will receive grant money from the Kresge Foundation’s new education program.

The Kresge Foundation, based in Troy, is an organization that works to expand opportunities to low-income individuals in America’s cities. The foundation promotes post-secondary access and success for low-income, first-generation and underrepresented students.

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Published January 6, 2016

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — The holidays are at an end, but the giving spirit will continue on in the form of a small community library located in the front yard of one Shelby Township resident’s home.

In April, Pamela Pscheidl stumbled upon a Little Free Library while on a trip to New Orleans with college friends. In October, her family’s own registered Little Free Library stood beside the sidewalk in front of her home in the Spring Lake subdivision.

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Published January 6, 2016

UTICA — At approximately 1:15 p.m. Monday, Dec. 28, calls to the Utica Police Department for suspicious activity turned into calls for service.

Utica police officer Vincent Ranelli responded to the area of Hall Road and Northpointe Boulevard to check on an individual who was asking drivers for money. The 61-year-old woman was standing on the easement with a sign.

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Published January 5, 2016

After an approximately two-week investigation, Macomb Area Computer Enforcement detectives searched a Shelby Township home, located near 26 Mile and Mound roads, and arrested its resident, Philip Frame, 61, Jan. 1.

Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham said the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office Computer Crimes Unit received a tip in mid-December from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children that pornographic images of children had been uploaded to an IP address registered to Frame’s residence.

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Published January 4, 2016

At approximately 11 a.m. Jan. 2, a 78-year-old Washington Township man reported to the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office that he had been the victim of a carjacking.

The Washington Township man said he had pulled into the parking area at the entrance to the Macomb Orchard Trail on West Road, west of Van Dyke Avenue, with the intention of walking on the trail, when a man approached him, according to a Sheriff’s Office press release.

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Published January 4, 2016

UTICA — Police are asking for help identifying a man caught on surveillance video who stole a camera off a tripod outside National Coney Island, located off Utica Park Boulevard.

At approximately 4:08 p.m. Dec. 11, the owner of the camera, a 32-year-old Sterling Heights man, came into the Utica Police Department to file a larceny report, stating that a man stole his camera at approximately 8:35 p.m. Dec. 6.

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Published December 30, 2015

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — After launching in 1985, the Shelby Township Library’s Afternoon Book Club is still going strong.                                                 

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Published December 30, 2015

SHELBY TOWNSHIP/UTICA — Some of the biggest news out of Shelby Township and Utica in 2015 included a new Shelby Township police chief; protests that spurred major changes at an animal shelter in Shelby Township; a single-vehicle crash at Stony Creek Metropark that left three dead and two critically injured; progress on a new minor league baseball stadium in Utica; a solution for the cramped Shelby Township District Court and Community Center building; and the completion of a long-anticipated trail connection between Shelby Township and Utica.


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Published December 29, 2015

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — On Dec. 19, dozens of volunteers and friends gathered at a newly renovated home in Shelby Forest Manufactured Home Community to witness the moment when Barbara and Jonathan Sokolyk first laid eyes on their wheelchair-accessible residence.

Their reaction: tears from Barbara and a wide grin from Jonathan, as his favorite superhero, Spider-Man, performed flips and tricks around him.

“It’s been a journey,” Barb said as she stood in the home’s foyer. “God bless everyone.”

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Published December 23, 2015

SHELBY TOWNSHIP/FRASER — Until the last month, 20-year-old Macomb Academy student Sarah Miller, of Fraser, has helped the local running community from the sidelines, cheering on her older sister and helping serve refreshments.

Recently, she decided that she not only wants to participate, but also start a running group for other students with special needs at her school.

Miller has since trained with her older sister, Danielle Miller, a member of the Hansons-Brooks Original Distance Project, and completed three local events.

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