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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

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP — There are currently more than 300 students who have been matched with volunteer tutors or are waiting to see a tutor with the Oakland Literacy Council.

That’s more than 300 Oakland County residents looking for help learning to read or write so they can improve their lives for themselves and their families. And there are still more out there.

There just aren’t enough resources to go around, according to OLC Executive Director Lisa Machesky.

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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

ROYAL OAK — From partnerships with automotive leaders to new information technology jobs that will make Siri look like child’s play, Oakland Community College is on the move, according to a recent address.

During the OCC State of the College address May 12 at the school’s Royal Oak campus, then-Chancellor Tim Meyer spoke on a multitude of topics that showcased the college evolving with the community in mind.

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Published May 22, 2017

WATERFORD — With temperatures climbing into the high 80s, it’s almost as if Mother Nature is trying to send a message: The frosts are done, and it’s time to plant.

If you’re ready to get going and get growing, you’re in luck, because the Oakland County Market’s annual Spring Flower Day is coming up Sunday, June 4.

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Published May 17, 2017

SOUTHFIELD — The Southfield Police Department is inviting residents to hang out for a day of fun May 21 for the department’s first-ever open house.

Residents will interact with members of several local police departments 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on the front lawn of the Southfield Municipal Complex, 26000 Evergreen Road.

Along with members of the Southfield Police Department, members of the Detroit Mounted Police, the Oakland County Aviation Unit, Southfield dispatch and the Southfield Special Entry Response Team will be on hand at the event.

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Published May 17, 2017

SOUTHFIELD/FARMINGTON HILLS — According to the Michigan State Police, there are over 4,300 active missing person cases in Michigan.

To shed light on the number of missing people in the state and hopefully decrease that number, local law enforcement and elected officials have designated May as Michigan Missing Persons Awareness Month.

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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 10, 2017

SOUTHFIELD — To get a grasp on exactly how many deer inhabit the city, the Southfield City Council recently approved the implementation of a deer monitoring service. 

At an April 24 meeting, the council voted 5-2 to award a contract for deer monitoring services to Ann Arbor-based Nature Write. Councilman Donald Fracassi and Councilwoman Joan Seymour voted against the plan. 

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Published May 10, 2017

LATHRUP VILLAGE — Some details have been tweaked, but the annual summertime staple in the village is back. 

Returning May 10, the Lathrup Village Farmers Market this year has changed locations. 

Formerly held at  Lathrup Village City Hall, 27400 Southfield Road, the market now takes place on the tennis court at Annie Lathrup School, 27700 Southfield Road.  

The market will run 1:30-7 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 18. 

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Published May 10, 2017

SOUTHFIELD/PONTIAC — Two local men will have their day in court this summer following their alleged involvement in a murder earlier this year. 

Jalen Smith, 18, of Southfield, and Tyler Allen, 18, of Detroit, were arrested in mid-January following the murder of 21-year-old Southfield resident Joshua Harris at a local apartment complex. 

According to Oakland County Circuit Court documents, a jury trial is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Aug. 14 for the two men in front of Judge Daniel P. O’Brien.

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Published May 10, 2017

SOUTHFIELD — The 46th District Court is welcoming a new magistrate, Markeshia Washington. 

At its April 17 meeting, the Southfield City Council unanimously approved the appointment of Washington to court magistrate. 

Chief Judge Shelia Johnson presented Washington to the council at the meeting. Johnson said Washington lives within the district and has a varied background in both criminal and civil litigation. 

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Published May 3, 2017

Police are asking parents and students to be on alert following a recent stranger danger incident.

According to a news release from Deputy Chief Nick Loussia, of the Southfield Police Department, the incident occurred when a student was walking to school around 8:45 a.m. May 2.

Loussia said a 16-year-old girl, a student at Southfield Regional Academic Campus, 21705 Evergreen Road, was walking northbound on Evergreen, on the west side of the road, near Midway Street, when a vehicle pulled up next to her.

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Published May 2, 2017

SOUTHFIELD — In bold block letters, a simple yet statement-making sign sprawls across the front lawn of a local church.

The sign, which bellows “Black Lives Matter,” is staked into the ground at Northwest Unitarian Universalist Church, 23925 Northwestern Highway. Although it seems quite sturdy for now, church officials know it could possibly be stolen any minute now.

It’s been stolen twice already.

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Published May 2, 2017

SOUTHFIELD — In 1970, “rescuing” the Rouge River meant recovering shopping carts and refuse from the water.

Today, rescue efforts for the river involve removing invasive plants and woody debris, but the same goal remains: helping the river thrive.

For the 37th year, volunteers at 30 worksites throughout southeastern Michigan will band together May 20 for the Rouge Rescue effort.

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Published May 2, 2017

SOUTHFIELD — To immigrants, refugees and everyone else in between: Southfield welcomes you.

The Southfield City Council took one of the city’s slogans, “A place for everyone,” to heart at the April 24 meeting by introducing a joint resolution proclaiming the city a welcoming community.

Councilman Lloyd Crews presented the proclamation, called “Southfield, a Welcoming City,” at the meeting.

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Published May 1, 2017

OAKLAND COUNTY — Oakland County has rebounded to “cruising altitude” since the 2009 recession low point, according to University of Michigan economists.

“The big story is that it continues to improve in the eighth year of recovery,” said economist Gabriel Ehrlich. He said Oakland County has outstripped the nation and the state in job growth since 2009.

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Published May 1, 2017

OAKLAND COUNTY — If walls could talk, the ones that hold up some of Oakland County’s most historic homes would no doubt have some great stories to tell.

But since walls can’t talk, Ron Campbell will have to do it for them. That’s what he’ll do at the next Oakland County Pioneer and Historical Society mini-lecture at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 7.

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Published April 27, 2017

SOUTHFIELD — The pretrial for the brothers accused of injuring three men during a shooting at a local bar has been scheduled for its fourth hearing.

The brothers, Alonzo Beckom and Carlos Beckum, appeared before Judge Shelia Johnson April 19 in 46th District Court for a continuation of their probable cause hearing from March 22.

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