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Published August 10, 2016

SOUTHFIELD — Local elected officials, law enforcement and activists will meet Aug. 13 at the Southfield Public Library, 26000 Evergreen Road,  for a seminar on human trafficking.

Oakland County Commissioner Janet Jackson, D-Southfield, will join with representatives of Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution to promote awareness about the issue of human trafficking.

SOAP Metro Detroit is an organization founded by Birmingham native, author and human trafficking survivor Theresa Flores.

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Published August 10, 2016

DETROIT — Board members of the Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan recently voted to place a public transit millage on the November ballot.

Officials from the RTA — a board created by the Michigan Legislature in 2012 to plan for and coordinate public transit in southeast Michigan — held a special meeting Aug. 4 at the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments board room in Detroit to vote on the millage.

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Published August 10, 2016

SOUTHFIELD — Incumbent Cynthia Arvant and challenger Kameshia Gant will face off in November for a seat as the 46th District Court judge.

In the Aug. 2 primary election, Arvant gained the highest number of votes, followed by Gant, beating Dorothy Dean, Marc Herschfus, Eman Jajonie Daman and Devlin Scarber.

According to unofficial election results from the Oakland County Elections Division, Arvant received 5,316 votes, or 39.81 percent. Gant received 3,046 votes, or 22.81 percent.

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Published August 10, 2016

SOUTHFIELD — Members of the Michigan Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers met in Southfield and across the state Aug. 3 for a protest response to Gov. Rick Snyder’s announcement last month that he would appeal a June ruling by the Michigan Court of Appeals.

According to a news release from the MEA and AFT, both a trial court and, most recently, the Michigan Court of Appeals have struck down Public Act 75 of 2010 as unconstitutional.

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Published August 10, 2016

SOUTHFIELD —  An observant neighbor helped police capture four home invasion suspects recently.

According to a news release from Southfield Police Department Lt. Ted Goff, around 1:46 p.m. Aug. 9, officers responded to the 30000 block of Grosvenor Court on a report of a home invasion in progress.

When officers arrived, Goff said, four suspects fled on foot from the home. After a short foot pursuit, all four suspects were taken into custody by officers from the Southfield Police Department and the Beverly Hills Department of Public Safety.

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Published August 3, 2016

FARMINGTON HILLS/SOUTHFIELD — Oakland County roads, like many other roads in the state, have seen their fair share of bumps and bruises. 

That’s why the Road Commission for Oakland County will spray patch roughly 60 lane miles on 12 Mile Road, between Telegraph Road and Orchard Lake Road, in Farmington Hills and Southfield — to smooth out bumpy rides, according to a press release.

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Published August 3, 2016

OAKLAND COUNTY — Sheriff Michael Bouchard is speaking out against the potential release of convicted murderers who received life sentences as juveniles.

Bouchard held a press conference July 27 at the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office’s headquarters in Pontiac to discuss the status of sentencing juvenile lifers in the county.

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Published August 3, 2016

LATHRUP VILLAGE — A new TV show produced by city officials and Downtown Development Authority officials is showcasing the medley of cultures that make up Lathrup Village.

The half-hour program, called “Global Village,” showcases six Lathrup Village business owners, ranging from restaurants and nail salons to a shelter.

According to Ken Marten, Lathrup Village Main Street manager and executive producer of the program, the show highlights what makes Lathrup Village unique.

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Published August 3, 2016

ROYAL OAK — Tri-county residents showed their overwhelming support for the Detroit Zoo at the polls Aug. 2, as they approved a renewal millage from 2018 through 2027.

The zoological authority 0.1-mill renewal millage in Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties will cost a homeowner whose home is worth $200,000 about $10 a year and go into effect in 2018 after the current millage expires. It will be used to fund maintenance and operations at the Detroit Zoo. 

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Published August 2, 2016

SOUTHFIELD — A gang has been meeting up at the Southfield Public Library. 

A bicycle gang, that is. 

The Southfield Slow Rollers are a newly formed, family-friendly group of local bike riders who take to the streets each week to promote health and social interaction. 

Dennis LeVaughn, of Southfield, said the event is modeled after the Detroit Slow Roll, a bicycle group that meets up in Detroit each Monday night and which has reportedly inspired numerous groups throughout the nation. 

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Published August 2, 2016

DETROIT — Board members of the Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan recently struck down the placement of a public transit millage on the November ballot. 

Officials from the RTA — a board created by the Michigan Legislature in 2012 to plan for and coordinate public transit in southeast Michigan — held a special meeting July 28 at the Detroit Regional Chamber in Detroit to vote on the millage. 

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Published July 27, 2016

SOUTHFIELD — If you long to remain in the workforce after retirement, Southfield could be the place for you, according to a recent study.

SmartAsset, a personal finance technology company, last month launched a study on the best places for “worktirement,” or semi-absentee business owners in the U.S.

Southfield ranked seventh on the list, and was the only Midwestern city to make the cut. The top spot was given to Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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Published July 27, 2016

SOUTHFIELD — Six hopefuls with the desire to become the next 46th District Court judge participated in a candidate forum July 18 at the Southfield Public Library.

The forum was open to the public and hosted by the League of Women Voters Oakland Area.

LWVOA is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, according to its website.

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Published July 27, 2016

SOUTHFIELD — Nearly a year after tragedy rocked the Southfield Fire Department, one of its own has been selected to fill the late Fire Chief Keith Rowley’s position.

At the July 18 City Council meeting, Fire Capt. Johnny Menifee was sworn in as the new Southfield fire chief by City Clerk Nancy Banks in the council chambers at City Hall.

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Published July 27, 2016

SOUTHFIELD — Judge Michael Warren, of the Oakland County Circuit Court, issued an opinion July 11 dismissing the city’s case opposing oil and gas drilling within the city.

The subject of oil and gas drilling in the city has been a hot topic this year. In March, Warren dismissed a lawsuit filed by the city of Southfield against the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality for approving a permit application for Jordan Development Co. to drill an exploratory well at Word of Faith International Church, 20000 W. Nine Mile Road.

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Published July 26, 2016

Police are looking for more information on the shooting death of an Eastpointe man that occurred in Southfield recently.

According to a news release from Lt. Dawn Habel, police were called around 11:50 p.m. July 23 to a residence in the 29000 block of Fairfax Street on report that a man had been shot.

When officers arrived they discovered a deceased man, whom they identified as Laquwan Kwame Frazier, 20, of Eastpointe.

Habel said in the release that police are still trying to put together the details of the incident.

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Published July 25, 2016

SOUTHFIELD ― A Michigan State Police Trooper is recovering at a hospital after a recent early morning freeway crash.

According to Michigan State Police First Lt. Mike Shaw, the crash occurred around 7 a.m. July 25, when a trooper was called to the area of eastbound Interstate 696 and M-10 on report of a rollover drunk driving crash.

“As the trooper pulled up to the scene, a large state truck hauling construction equipment failed to stop and struck the rear of the patrol car,” Shaw said.

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Published July 20, 2016

Readers in the Sun’s coverage area will head to the polls Aug. 2 to vote for candidates in the primary election. Following are profiles of the candidates who are running in contested races.

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 their answer. (I) indicates that the candidate is an incumbent. The answers are printed verbatim.

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Published July 20, 2016

SOUTHFIELD — The city is teeming with creatures.

An exterminator might not do the trick, but a Pokeball sure will.

A new mobile game that lets people play a popular Nintendo franchise in the real world has caught on nationwide and locally, as players are being lured to landmarks all around Southfield.

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Published July 20, 2016

SOUTHFIELD — Police are looking for a handful of men they suspect of several similar thefts recently.

According to a news release from Lt. Ted Goff, of the Southfield Police Department, around 5:09 a.m. July 14, the Police Department responded to a burglar alarm at Suburban Liquor Shoppe, 29085 Evergreen Road.

When officers arrived, they discovered that the front door to the business had been forced open and the ATM and several cartons of cigarettes had been stolen.

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