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Published April 27, 2017

SOUTHFIELD — Dropping $700 on car repairs is not easy, especially for people struggling to make ends meet.

The Southfield Human Services Office is calling all community members to participate in the Tone Up for Tune Ups run/walk, which helps fund minor car repairs for families in need.

Runners will step off at 9 a.m. May 20 at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 21575 W. 10 Mile Road, and they can choose to participate in a 5K run or 1-mile walk. Registration costs $25 for adults and $20 for people ages 13 and younger. Registration fees are tax deductible.

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Published April 27, 2017

SOUTHFIELD — To help Southfield become a more pedestrian-friendly city, officials recently approved a plan for a bike share at the Southfield Municipal Complex, 26000 Evergreen Road.

At an April 17 meeting, the Southfield City Council unanimously approved a donation of a bike share from the Southfield City Centre Advisory Board.

A bike share is a transportation program that provides bicycles for users to pick up at self-serve stations and return to any other bike station within the system’s service area.

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Published April 27, 2017

SOUTHFIELD/LATHRUP VILLAGE — Using 2016 data provided by the Michigan State Police, Michigan Auto Law, a group of auto accident attorneys, compiled a list of the “Top 20 Most Dangerous Intersections,” ranking the intersection of Telegraph and 12 Mile roads third.

The Southfield Road/11 Mile  Road intersection, in Lathrup Village, was ranked 11th.

According to the group’s website, www.michiganautolaw.com, the stats include any accident that occurred within 250 feet of an intersection, including turnarounds and highway on/off ramps.

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Published April 24, 2017

A suspect is in custody and a resident is recovering in the hospital following an early morning fire April 24 at a local apartment complex.

According to Southfield Fire Chief Johnny Menifee, crews were called around 4:59 a.m. to Regal Towers Apartments, 27500 Franklin Road, on a report of a fire.

Menifee said crews arrived at the scene at 5:06 a.m. and were met with smoke and fire on the first floor of the apartment complex.

The fire started in the mailroom, Menifee said.

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Published April 21, 2017

The Society of Professional Journalists, Detroit Chapter, honored 10 C & G Newspapers staffers with 14 awards at the annual awards ceremony April 19.

Staff Photographer Deb Jacques garnered four awards in Feature Photography — first place, “Penguin exhibit opens”; second place, “Summer fun”; third place, “Waste not”; and honorable mention, “Afghanistan veteran triple amputee honored.”

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Published April 21, 2017

Authorities are seeking the public’s help in tracking down a man accused of running a home improvement scam.

According to a news release from Deputy Chief Nick Loussia, of the Southfield Police Department, police are looking for Cesar Arambula-Acosta, 32, of Detroit.

Loussia said in the release that police discovered on March 27 that Arambula-Acosta had been scamming customers at his home improvement business, Cesar’s Home Improvement. No one from the business could be reached for comment.

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Published April 18, 2017

SOUTHFIELD — After a short hiatus, the annual Southfield Flower Day event will return this year in a new location.

According to Community Relations Director Michael Manion, the event will return 9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 20 on Nine Mile Road, just west of Telegraph. The event was formerly held on the front lawn of City Hall, 26000 Evergreen Road.

Southfield Mayor Ken Siver said the event did not return last year due to low attendance, which in turn did not provide much profit for the vendors involved.

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Published April 18, 2017

DETROIT — A local man is recovering in the hospital after allegedly killing two people in a recent rollover crash.

Robert Anthony Chaney, 37, of Southfield, was arraigned April 15 in 36th District Court in Detroit in connection with a fatal April 13 car crash.

According to police, the crash occurred around 2:40 p.m. in the area of Pickford and Whitcomb in the city of Detroit.

During the incident, police said, Chaney was allegedly driving a gray Chevy Camaro down Greenfield Road and traveling at a high rate of speed.

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Published April 18, 2017

SOUTHFIELD — She has spent most of her life in front of a camera, and soon legendary journalist Lesley Stahl will spend an afternoon in front of a local crowd.

Stahl is slated to speak in Southfield at the annual Lois Linden Nelson Woman’s World event May 3 at Congregation Shaarey Zedek, 27375 Bell Road.

Hosted by the Sisterhood of Congregation Shaarey Zedek, the event will feature a boutique show, a luncheon, a speech and a question-and-answer segment with Stahl.

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Published April 18, 2017

METRO DETROIT — Even though April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, most of us already know that disturbing sexual crimes take place in our communities more often than we’d like to believe.

So this month, law enforcement officials, legislators and advocates against violence are taking the opportunity to promote what people can do when they suspect that their neighbors are victims of sexual assault.

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Published April 17, 2017

SOUTHFIELD — With the arrival of spring, plenty of kids are gearing up to get back to baseball, softball and all those other warm-weather sports.

But parents were probably the first to spot the key word in that statement: gear.

That’s because every sport requires what seems to be an endless list of equipment, and keeping growing kids up to date with their gear isn’t cheap.

Just ask Ed Rhue, of Waterford, a father of three kids who have all dabbled in various sports.

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Published April 12, 2017

SOUTHFIELD — The key to police and community relations is built on a foundation of trust, according to Southfield Police Chief Eric Hawkins.

Hawkins, along with a handful of public safety officials and elected officials, participated in a seminar, “Race and Law Enforcement in the Urban Community,” April 8 at Lawrence Technological University.

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Published April 12, 2017

LANSING — Michigan’s roads, bridges and sewer infrastructure need a little TLC. That much we can agree on.

On April 3, Gov. Rick Snyder signed an executive order that will create a pilot program to provide “recommendations for implementing a comprehensive statewide asset management system,” billed by his office as “one of the essential cross-cutting recommendations” outlined in the governor’s 21st Century Infrastructure Commission report.

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Published April 12, 2017

DETROIT — Growing up in Lansing, Oakland University graduate Devin L. Price remembers singing along to Motown classics on the radio.

“I would ride in my grandparents’ car and listen to the soul station,” recalled Price by phone from Indianapolis.

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Published April 11, 2017

PONTIAC — Sexual assault against children is a horrific, painful topic no one wants to talk about.

But for the sake of the young victims, someone has to do it.

Back in October, Haven of Oakland County expanded its medical forensic examination services to include pediatric victims of sexual assault. As part of the Safe Therapeutic Assault Response Team, or START, examinations of victims 12 years old and younger can now take place at Haven’s treatment and prevention center in Pontiac.

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Published April 6, 2017

The Southfield Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing resident.

According to a news release from Deputy Chief Nick Loussia, authorities are searching for Arlisa Johnson, 27.

Loussia said in the news release that Johnson was last seen leaving her home in Southfield around 11 a.m. March 28. The woman was last heard from the same day around 4 p.m., when she spoke with her aunt by phone.

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Published April 5, 2017

SOUTHFIELD — County and city officials are asking residents to keep their eyes on the skies and their emergency supplies stocked this severe weather season.

According to Southfield Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Division Director Bill Johns, the time to begin severe weather preparedness is at the first sign of spring.

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Published April 5, 2017

SOUTHFIELD — In order to help local young men get a jump on the job market, two organizations are teaming up for a necktie donation drive and job fair.

The Southfield Chapter of My Brother’s Keeper and Project Manhood are teaming up for the Ties with a Message drive.

My Brother’s Keeper is an initiative launched by President Barack Obama to address opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color. Project Manhood is a similar mentoring program in place at Southfield Public Schools.

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Published April 5, 2017

SOUTHFIELD/LATHRUP VILLAGE — Local kids are gathering up their baskets and bags this season in preparation for a few favorite annual springtime events.

One of the first signs that spring has sprung is the annual Southfield Parks and Recreation Department’s EGGS’travaganza. This year’s event is slated for 2-4:30 p.m. April 8 at the Southfield Pavilion, 26000 Evergreen Road.

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Published April 5, 2017

OAKLAND COUNTY — As the leader in Oakland County fighting domestic and sexual assault, the staff at Haven hears tragic stories every day. The fact is, there are just some bad people out there.

But there are good people too.

And those are the ones Haven will celebrate Friday, May 4, during the nonprofit’s Hero Gala fundraiser. Supporters are invited to the Detroit Troy Marriott for an evening of dinner, entertainment and powerful stories from domestic violence survivors and the incredible people who empower them.

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