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Published November 23, 2016

LATHRUP VILLAGE — After a seven-month search, the city of Lathrup Village is welcoming a new member to the team.

At a Sept. 26 meeting, the Lathrup Village City Council approved Andy Potter as the new city administrator in a 4-0 vote. Councilman Ian Ferguson was not at the meeting.

Potter, who started the new position earlier this month, said he was excited to be offered the job.

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Published November 21, 2016

SOUTHFIELD — Three men are recovering in the hospital, and two men are on the loose following a recent shooting at a local sports bar.

According to a news release from Southfield Police Department Lt. Ted Goff, around 12:46 a.m. Nov. 19, police responded to Bar 7, 24528 12 Mile, on report of a shooting.

When officers arrived, Goff said, they found a 53-year-old Southfield man, who had suffered a gunshot wound to the thigh. The Southfield Fire Department responded to the scene and transported the man to a local hospital.

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Published November 21, 2016

SOUTHFIELD — A handful of the Southfield Police Department’s furry friends received a donation recently to keep them safe while out in the field.

At 1:30 p.m. Nov. 10, members of the Southfield Police Department gathered to present Bryan Ede, from Michigan Insurance and Financial Services, an award of recognition for a donation made to fund the purchase of four new bulletproof vests for each of the department’s K-9 units.

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Published November 19, 2016

METRO DETROIT — You managed to stay cool on social media during the entire political season. You didn’t once snap at Uncle Bruce’s relentless posts bashing your candidate, and now that the election is over you can take a deep breath and relax.

But wait.

Thanksgiving is this week, and even more holidays are just around the corner.

You’ll have to see family members on either side of the aisle, and face it, there just isn’t enough pie to bring them all together.

You’re not alone.

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Published November 18, 2016

SOUTHFIELD — In partnership with St. John Providence Health System, Lawrence Technological University, 21000 W. 10 Mile Road, will offer a nursing program next year.

On Nov. 3, the two Southfield staples received state approval to establish a nursing education program, which will open for the fall 2017 semester.

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Published November 16, 2016

SOUTHFIELD — A local woman was hospitalized recently after being beaten and robbed in her garage.

Lt. Ted Goff, of the Southfield Police Department, said that around 2:40 a.m. Nov. 14, police responded to a residence in the 23000 block of Grayson Drive on a report of a robbery.

When officers arrived, they located a 33-year-old Southfield woman, who had been struck in the head several times during a robbery.

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Published November 14, 2016

Police are investigating an incident in which a man’s body was found burning in a local alley recently.

According to a news release from Lt. Thomas Langewicz, of the Southfield Police Department, around 1:22 a.m. Nov. 12 an officer from the Berkley Police Department saw smoke emanating from behind a business at 27167 Greenfield Road, near 11 Mile.

The officer discovered a deceased man lying in the alley at the rear of the mall.

The man and a nearby dumpster were on fire, Langewicz said, when the Berkley officer discovered them.

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Published November 10, 2016

Local authorities are searching for clues that could lead to information on a deadly incident recently.

According to Lt. Ted Goff, of the Southfield Police Department, two officers were on patrol around 11 p.m. Nov. 7 at Eight Mile and Northland Drive when a Farmington Hills driver, 54, travelling westbound crossed into the median and crashed his vehicle into a tree.

Goff said that when the officers went to the man’s aid he was semiconscious. Paramedics discovered that the man had been shot once in the left shoulder.

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Published November 9, 2016

SOUTHFIELD — As part of an initiative to make justice more accessible, officials at the 46th District Court, 26000 Evergreen Road, have unveiled a new program in which residents can review their cases online.

According to Chief Judge Shelia Johnson, parties can now resolve eligible traffic violations and warrants through an online system unveiled this month.

On the online platform, people can communicate with the court and law enforcement personnel through emails and text messages.

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Published November 9, 2016

SOUTHFIELD — City officials are speaking out following a corruption investigation in a neighboring jurisdiction involving one of the city’s contractors.

Rizzo Environmental Services is allegedly embroiled in an FBI-led corruption investigation that has so far resulted in the arrests of Clinton Township Trustee Dean Reynolds and Macomb Township Trustee Clifford Freitas, and the resignation of its founder, Chuck Rizzo Jr.

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Published November 9, 2016

SOUTHFIELD — A broken water main that left 57 homes without water last month could take up to three months to fix, according to Southfield Public Works Supervisor Larry Sirls.

On Oct. 27, the city issued a boil water advisory after a water main broke behind McDonnell Tower, 27400 Civic Center Drive, near Telegraph.

Later that day, the city posted a notice on its website alerting residences that the boil water advisory had been lifted, although those west of Telegraph Road and north of Civic Center Drive and Franklin roads would be without water.

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Published November 9, 2016

METRO DETROIT —  On Election Day, voters in four counties weighed in on a transportation millage proposal by the Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan, and they voted to strike down the plan.

According to unofficial results, in Oakland County, the proposal received 292,401 yes votes, or 49.91 percent, and 293,510  no votes, or 50.09 percent.

In Macomb County, the proposal received 148,159 yes votes, or 39.9 percent, and 222,806 no votes, or 60.1 percent. 

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Published November 8, 2016

METRO DETROIT — If you’ve ever flocked to nearby eateries to enjoy special restaurant week promotions, get ready, because tea shops across the state are brewing up something special Nov. 14-20.

Or, should we say steeping?

The first-ever Michigan Tea Week is an effort founded by Eli Majid, of Birmingham’s Eli Tea Bar. Since the Mitten State is already known as a leader in the U.S. for quality eats, amazing craft brews and other delicacies, Majid wants to add tea to Michigan’s fame.

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Published November 8, 2016

PONTIAC — The number of licensed foster care homes in Michigan dropped by 349 from this time last year, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

Unfortunately, the need for safe, loving spaces for children continues to grow.

For those thinking about filling that need, Oakland Family Services will host an informational program Nov. 17 to share the ins and outs of foster care with prospective parents.

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Published November 2, 2016

SOUTHFIELD — The Southfield City Council struck down a plan recently that would have allowed the Kroger at Evergreen and 12 Mile to build a fuel center.

At the Oct. 24 City Council meeting, David Koppenhafer, senior real estate manager for Kroger, and attorney Dennis Cowan, representing the property owner, Phillippi SPE LLC, requested that the council approve a special use request that would allow for a new Kroger Fuel Center development on the corner of west 12 Mile and Evergreen roads, in the Evergreen Shopping Center.

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Published November 1, 2016

SOUTHFIELD — Another complaint has been filed against the city alleging unsafe working conditions at Southfield City Hall, 26000 Evergreen Road.

According to a complaint filed Sept. 16 — which follows a previous complaint filed over the summer — at the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s General Industry Safety and Health Division, worksites at the Southfield Municipal Complex, 26000 Evergreen Road, contain unsafe working conditions.

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Published October 27, 2016

A boil water advisory the city issued yesterday has been lifted, according to Southfield officials.

According to a post on the city’s website, crews had been looking for the source of a water main break since the morning of Oct. 27.

Around noon crews identified the source of a water main break behind McDonnell Tower, 27400 Civic Center Drive, near Telegraph.

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Published October 27, 2016

Following two recent incidents of a reported peeping Tom situation, Southfield police have identified a man wanted in connection with the incidents.

According to police reports, two incidents were reported within a week of each other.

Around 7:15 a.m. Oct. 11 and 7:22 a.m. Oct. 14, residents in the 27000 block of Red Leaf Lane told police a man was observed looking into windows of homes.

Witnesses described the suspect as a black man, 20-30 years old. The man was described as around 6 feet tall and 200 pounds. He had a short, black afro, witnesses told police.

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Published October 27, 2016

In the Sun’s coverage area, voters will decide a school board race and two local ballot proposals Nov. 8, along with county, state and national offices.

Candidates were asked, in 150 words or fewer, to state the top items they wish to accomplish if elected and how they would go about accomplishing them. If a candidate went over the word limit, (...) replaces the rest of the answer. The answers are printed verbatim except where material is omitted due to personal attacks or items we believe to be false or blatant misrepresentations of facts.

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Published October 27, 2016

LATHRUP VILLAGE — Residents who count on stocking up on fresh produce, homemade goods and seasonal delights at the Lathrup Village Farmers Market will now be able to do so all the way up until the holidays, thanks to a recent move indoors.

The Lathrup Village Farmers Market, now located inside the Community Room at the Lathrup Village Municipal Complex, 27400 Southfield Road, runs 2-7 p.m. Wednesdays.

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