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Published January 18, 2017

STERLING HEIGHTS — With school back in session and approaching the season for midterms, Utica Community Schools has committed itself to several resolutions and goals for 2017.

On Jan. 9, the Utica Community Schools Board of Education reconvened and picked new officers following the departure of its last president, Carol Klenow, at the end of 2016.

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Published January 18, 2017

METRO DETROIT — The floor of Detroit’s North American International Auto Show once again focused the automotive world’s eyes on making the cars the stars, and auto design experts had plenty to say about what appealed to them during a Jan. 9 press preview day. 

Over at the Chevrolet exhibit, Magdalena Kokoszynska discussed some of the brand’s popular or trending colors, particularly with the interiors. She said she is a color and trim designer for the Chevrolet Traverse, which had its newest 2018 version debut at the auto show.

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Published January 17, 2017

MOUNT CLEMENS — The Macomb County Board of Commissioners has a new chair for the 2017-18 term.

Bob Smith, D-Clinton Township, was unanimously selected by the 13-person board to be the chair.

“It feels great. It’s an honor and it’s humbling to have a 13-0 vote on a board that’s Republican and Democrat,” Smith said. “Everyone came together and voted for me, and I can’t explain how good it feels.”

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Published January 16, 2017

Police are investigating what caused a Jeep to apparently careen out of control and strike two other vehicles Jan. 16, leading to the deaths of two people.

According to a police command officer, a black Jeep Grand Cherokee was traveling southbound on Ryan Road, north of 17 Mile Road, at approximately 11:21 a.m.

The Jeep veered left into northbound traffic at a “high rate of speed” and struck a black Lincoln MKZ’s passenger side, according to a police report. Then the Jeep reportedly rammed head-on into a white Chrysler Town and Country minivan.

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Published January 13, 2017

MACOMB COUNTY — On Jan. 11, Macomb Community College President James Jacobs delivered his 34th and final county economic forecast. He plans to retire in June.

Hosted by the Macomb County Chamber of Commerce, more than 300 business members and community leaders gathered to hear Jacobs’ projections for the future over lunch at the Palazzo Grande in Shelby Township.

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Published January 13, 2017

Top automakers with a historic presence in metro Detroit demonstrated their bullishness on the resurgence of trucks and SUVs at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles spokeswoman Jodi Tinson said this month that the automaker announced plans to make fresh investments in the Warren Truck Assembly Plant, as well as the Toledo Assembly Complex, in order to produce new vehicles. She said the plan would create a total of about 2,000 jobs.

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Published January 11, 2017

MACOMB COUNTY — As 2016 came to a close, a new Macomb Community College president was chosen to lead the school.

On Dec. 21, MCC Board of Trustees member James Kelly — chair of the Presidential Search Advisory Committee and chair of the college’s board — announced the selection of school provost James O. Sawyer IV as Macomb’s president designate. The appointment is pending negotiation and approval of an employment contract by the Board of Trustees.

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Published January 11, 2017

METRO DETROIT — Some of the basic requirements to drive could become more expensive for Michiganders this year due to the implementation of the state’s road repair funding plan.

In 2015, state legislators passed a plan that increases fuel taxes and vehicle registration fees, expecting to raise hundreds of millions of dollars annually toward road repairs. Those new increases went into effect Jan. 1, 2017. 

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Published January 10, 2017

The Police and Fire departments in Sterling Heights are expecting staff or program changes to continue even as the demand for their service grows.

According to Sterling Heights Police Chief John Berg, police took 54,922 calls for service in 2016, a 6.3 percent increase compared to 2015’s 51,643 calls. He said he didn’t yet have specifics on the breakdown of what those calls entailed.

“We saw a surge in the amount of calls for service in the city,” he said.

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Published January 9, 2017

With park improvements promised in the near future, Sterling Heights is on the move to prepare for a productive 12 months.

Sterling Heights Mayor Michael Taylor said he had a personal reason to celebrate the new year: He just started a new job at the law firm of Kirk, Huth, Lange & Badalamenti.

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Published January 9, 2017

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — They might call themselves the Raging Robots, but students from a Shelby Junior High School robotics team have plenty to celebrate.

The Raging Robots, or Team No. 7253, took first place in a robotics state championship in Battle Creek Dec. 17. The state victory comes after the team took second place at qualifying rounds in Marysville in November and in Allendale in December.

The competitions are associated with the FIRST Tech Challenge — FIRST meaning For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology.

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Published January 9, 2017

The city of Sterling Heights didn’t pass by a chance to give its bus passengers a better experience, according to city officials.

According to Parks and Recreation Director Kyle Langlois, the city received two new buses Dec. 2 that can assist seniors, disabled residents and others to reach various events and programs.

Langlois said the new buses come courtesy of an existing partnership with the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation, and the vehicles were received “at no cost to the city.”

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Published January 9, 2017

DETROIT — Detroit’s engines are revved up as it welcomes back the North American International Auto Show, a touchstone and frequent showcase for new developments in the auto industry, to Cobo Center.

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Published January 4, 2017

METRO DETROIT — This past year, the region, especially Macomb County, and specifically the city of Warren, proved to be a pivotal campaign stop for U.S. presidential hopefuls Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and John Kasich, as all four candidates held rallies there in hopes of becoming the next commander-in-chief.

The candidates spoke about the economy, the automotive industry, education, health care, foreign policy, immigration and more to local residents, including supporters and protesters.

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Published January 4, 2017

METRO DETROIT — A car can’t put on a winter coat, but there is plenty a driver can do to make a vehicle more suitable for colder weather.

Pat Till, assistant service manager at Serra Chevrolet in Southfield, said drivers could minimize their chances of a breakdown or a disaster on the roads with some maintenance tips.

He advised drivers to get their vehicles checked to make sure the coolant or antifreeze protection level is satisfactory. Till also said motorists should test their batteries to make sure that they aren’t on their last legs.

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Published January 3, 2017

A Sterling Heights man is being accused of sex trafficking involving a 17-year-old girl, according to the state Attorney General’s Office.

Andrew Golden, 34, of Sterling Heights, was charged Dec. 16 with one count of human trafficking pertaining to recruiting a minor for commercial sexual activity, a felony that can bring up to 20 years imprisonment.

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Published January 3, 2017

When the clock struck midnight in the new year, Carol Klenow officially ended more than two decades of helping run the Utica Community Schools Board of Education.

Klenow, 62, of Shelby Township, said she was satisfied with serving 23 years on the UCS school board, adding that she retired from her full-time job doing independent consulting work back in the summer.

Klenow said she previously worked as an administrator at Oakland Schools, and her educational background includes a doctorate in education administration from Wayne State University.

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Published January 3, 2017

Sterling Heights officials said goodbye to a longtime member of the City Council, as well as the city’s finance and budget director, at a Dec. 20 City Council meeting.

Council members voted unanimously to accept Mayor Pro Tem Joseph Romano’s resignation, effective at the year’s end, as he gets ready to pursue higher office. Officials read a resolution and awarded him a plaque.

The resolution says his legacy includes a “common sense approach to good governance” and an “unshakable faith” in Sterling Heights.

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Published January 3, 2017

A presidential election, the passage of a recreation millage proposal and a new city waste hauler were a few of the issues that defined the local headlines in 2016. The following were a few of the biggest stories that affected Sterling Heights:

1. Trump wins elections in city
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Published January 3, 2017

Here’s a look back at some of the most interesting and bizarre crime briefs from across C & G’s coverage area:

 

Dandelion distraction
SHELBY TOWNSHIP — At approximately 7:31 a.m. Tuesday, April 19, a caller in the 46400 block of Hayes Road, near 21 Mile Road, reported seeing a man in a work coat and a knit hat crawling around in the grass. Police located the man and learned that he was just getting some young dandelion whites for his salad.

 

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