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Published February 14, 2017

DETROIT — A Southfield man and Detroit Department of Transportation employee has been charged with a felony following an investigation involving forgery and bribery.

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced recently that DDOT employee Calvin Foulks, 58, of Southfield, and retired employee Michelle Reed, 61, of Novi, have been charged with felony forgery.

Schuette stated in a news release that two people allegedly took more than $4,000 in cash bribes for falsifying multiple Department of State documents.

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Published February 14, 2017

SOUTHFIELD — A major company is cutting ties with Southfield.

Microsoft Corp. announced Feb. 3 a plan to move its Michigan Technology Center from 2000 Town Center in Southfield to downtown Detroit in early 2018.

During the announcement, Microsoft was also joined by representatives of Bedrock LLC, the real estate company heading the move.

Microsoft will move its operations from Southfield to Bedrock’s One Campus Martius building, which also houses Quicken Loans.

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Published February 14, 2017

SOUTHFIELD — Members of the City Council, Planning Department and OHM Advisors, the firm selected to develop a conceptual, market-driven master redevelopment plan for Northland Center, met recently to discuss the guidelines for the property.

At the Feb. 6 City Council meeting, City Planner Terry Croad and Aaron Domini, senior planner and partner at OHM, discussed the codes and standards that will be implemented for developers of the mall property, located at 21500 Northwestern Highway.

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Published February 14, 2017

OAKLAND COUNTY — The DTE Energy Foundation recently awarded a $20,000 grant to the Oakland County Competitive Robotics Association, ensuring another year of the science, technology, engineering and math learning initiative.

Oakland Schools STEM Coordinator Michael McIntyre said the support from the DTE Energy Foundation will allow officials to continue offering the high-tech experience to Oakland County students and maintain their focus on STEM skills imperative for 21st-century jobs. 

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Published February 7, 2017

DETROIT — A local convicted sex offender was formally charged in the second case against him recently.

According to documents from U.S. District Court, Mitchell Stankiewicz, 22, is accused of producing and receiving child pornography, sending obscene material to a minor, and online coercion and enticement of a minor.

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Published February 7, 2017

SOUTHFIELD/DETROIT — The North American International Auto Show has come and gone, but Detroit’s “real auto show” is about to roll in.

In its 65th year, Meguiar’s Detroit Autorama is slated for Feb. 24-26 at Cobo Center, 1 Washington Blvd. in Detroit. The event will feature 800 hot rods and custom cars, with contributions from many local residents.

In honor of the milestone anniversary, 20 of the most notable cars ever seen at Autorama will be featured, including the Batmobile.

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Published February 7, 2017

OAKLAND COUNTY — Last year, Oakland County marked 50 years since the founding of its parks system. And to celebrate, more than 1,692,000 visitors came out enjoy some of the county’s finest natural spaces, according to the 2016 Annual Report.

Now the golden anniversary party is over, but there’s still no time to slow down — 2017 will be a year of maintenance, service and, of course, plenty of outdoor fun.

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Published February 6, 2017

Police are looking into an incident in which a student brought a knife to school recently.

According to police, a 14-year-old student at Southfield High School for the Arts and Technology was arrested recently for bringing a knife to school following social media threats.

The incident occurred on school grounds, 24675 Lahser Road, around 3 p.m. Jan. 20, when the school’s liaison officer received information that a student had been threatened by another student and one student possibly had a comb with a double-sided knife contained inside it on school property.

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Published February 3, 2017

Around 40 local families are without a home after a fire broke out at their apartment complex Feb. 3.

According to Southfield Fire Chief Johnny Menifee, a 911 call came in around 11:52 a.m. from maintenance workers at Carnegie Park Apartments, 26601 W Carnegie Park Drive, who said they noticed smoke and fire.

Firefighters arrived at the scene six minutes later, Menifee said, and were met with heavy smoke and fire billowing from one of the apartment units.

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Published January 31, 2017

SOUTHFIELD — The pretrial for two men detained for allegedly murdering a man last month has been delayed.

Tyler Maliek Allen, 18, of Detroit, and Jalen William Smith, 18, of Southfield, were arrested in mid-January following a murder at a local apartment complex.

According to Lt. Ted Goff, of the Southfield Police Department, at around 8:30 p.m. Jan. 15, police were called on a report of a crash at the Kingswood Place Condominiums, in the area of 12 Mile and Evergreen roads.

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Published January 31, 2017

SOUTHFIELD — Later this month, young men from local schools will attend a seminar on what it takes to be a man in today’s world.

Members of My Brother’s Keeper and Project Manhood are teaming up with the city of Southfield to host the Project Manhood Symposium 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Southfield Pavilion, 26000 Evergreen Road.

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Published January 27, 2017

METRO DETROIT — In 1959, Art Van Elslander opened his first store on Gratiot in Detroit. In February, he expects to close on a deal to sell Art Van Furniture to a private equity firm, Thomas H. Lee Partners.

In a media release dated Jan. 25, Van Elslander said the time was right. 

Headquartered in Warren, Art Van operates more than 100 stores across five states and has been named among the top independent and overall furniture retailers in the United States. The business model includes a franchising program and boasts 3,500 employees.

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Published January 26, 2017

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Oakland County Health Division have issued a health advisory following a number of identified pertussis cases, commonly referred to as whooping cough.

The alert includes Oakland County, which has seen cases in Birmingham. Two students at Pierce Elementary School in Birmingham were diagnosed with the disease earlier this month. Both students were kept home from school for several days and have since returned to class. No other cases have been reported in the Birmingham Public Schools district since.

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Published January 25, 2017

SOUTHFIELD — Three local mothers held each other close recently as they discussed how gun violence and murder have affected their families.

Anthony Jones, Crime Stoppers of Michigan spokesman, hosted mothers Julia Spencer, Delores Stinson and Susan Watson last month at the Crime Stoppers of Michigan headquarters, 18000 W. Nine Mile Road in Southfield.

Jones said the goal of the panel was to encourage residents to help law enforcement by sharing any tips or information on crimes directly with police or through Crime Stoppers.

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Published January 24, 2017

A woman police had believed was being held against her will has been found safe, police said.

According to a news release from Deputy Chief Nick Loussia, of the Southfield Police Department, police responded to the Hilton Garden Inn, 26000 American Drive, around 4:30 p.m. Jan. 8 to check on the safety of an unknown woman who was reportedly involved in an altercation at the hotel.

The hotel front desk clerk witnessed the woman and a man fighting in the lobby, which prompted her to call the police, Loussia said.

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Published January 19, 2017

Police are looking for a man who allegedly held a hotel clerk at knifepoint during a recent armed robbery.

Deputy Chief Nick Loussia, of the Southfield Police Department, said in a news release that the incident occurred around 3:25 a.m. Jan. 12 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Detroit Southfield hotel, 28100 Franklin Road.

According to police, the desk clerk of the hotel saw a man behind the front desk of the hotel.

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Published January 18, 2017

SOUTHFIELD — Local business leaders and education officials met recently to launch the School Finance Research Collaborative — an effort to re-examine the state’s approach to funding schools.

Southfield Public Schools Superintendent Lynda Wood hosted the launch Jan. 10 at the district’s John W. English Administration Building. Wanda Cook-Robinson, Oakland Schools superintendent, and Angela Reyes, founder and executive director of the Detroit Hispanic Development Corp., were on hand to provide information on the collaborative.

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Published January 18, 2017

BIRMINGHAM — The Oakland County economy is in good shape, but it’s just not growing as fast as we would all like.

That was the major takeaway from the annual Economic Forecast hosted by the Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce Jan. 12 at The Reserve in Birmingham. The first chamber event of 2017 brought together members, finance figures and municipal leaders to hear what experts predict for the region’s economy over the next 12 months.

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Published January 17, 2017

FARMINGTON HILLS/SOUTHFIELD/REDFORD — More than a month after a local woman went missing, her family is still pleading for her to come home. 

Danielle Stislicki, 28, of Farmington Hills, has been missing since Dec. 2. Local and national police agencies have been conducting an investigation for the woman, who was last seen leaving MetLife, her place of employment, in Southfield. 

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Published January 17, 2017

Police are requesting the help of the public in locating a missing resident.

Police are looking for James Bailey, 57, of Southfield. According to a news release from Lt. Ted Goff, of the Southfield Police Department, Bailey was last seen leaving his home Dec. 28 in the area of 11 Mile and Greenfield roads.

Goff said Bailey is a black man last seen wearing a gray long-sleeved shirt, a blue coat, dark blue athletic pants with a white stripe down the side, and black-and-gray gym shoes.

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