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Published October 5, 2016

Sterling Heights police are warning the public to be cautious if they see scary clowns in the area.

A pair of Oct. 4 incidents involving suspects wearing clown costumes have reportedly terrorized people in the city and caused a minor injury to a child.

The first sighting occurred around 6:48 p.m. in the 43000 block of Normandy, near 19 Mile Road and Van Dyke, police said.

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Published October 5, 2016

The process of building a new bridge over the Clinton River, at Dodge Park, is flowing steadily.

At a Sept. 20 Sterling Heights City Council meeting, the council unanimously approved a contract between the city and the Michigan Department of Transportation concerning bridge building work at Dodge Park. The action item was part of the meeting’s consent agenda.

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Published October 4, 2016

STERLING HEIGHTS — A Sterling Heights man has been arrested after he reportedly threatened to “sever the heads” of two Macomb County Circuit Court judges, according to the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff’s Office reported that Mohammad Subhi Alsheleh, 30, was arraigned Oct. 3 in the 41-A District Court in Sterling Heights on a pair of felony charges, including one related to terrorism.

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Published October 4, 2016

Amid a series of massacres and terrorist attacks that have occurred over the past several years, Sterling Heights Police Department officers recently assured the public that they are trained to handle a crisis situation — and they informed local leaders on some ways to save lives as well.

The Police Department held a Response to an Active Assailant Training program for dozens of local business and church leaders Sept. 28 at St. Blase Catholic Church in Sterling Heights.

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Published October 3, 2016

DETROIT — About a year ago, Flower House was in full bloom.

Lisa Waud, owner of Pot & Box floral design, launched a large-scale floral installation that brought leading florists from across the state together to fill an abandoned Detroit home from floor to ceiling with gorgeous fresh flowers.

But the experience, Waud says now, was something of a whirlwind.

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Published October 3, 2016

The family of a teen with special needs is hoping their recent fundraiser will be a springboard toward paying for a unique kind of first vehicle.
The Sept. 29 Jump for Noah fundraiser at AirTime Trampoline and Game Park in Sterling Heights helped raise money toward buying a customized golf cart for Noah Mathews, who has autism, as well as other physical and cognitive conditions.

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Published September 30, 2016

City and county officials welcomed news from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles that 700 additional jobs will soon be added at the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant.

According to the automaker, the jobs are a byproduct of the company’s decision to produce the next-generation version of the Ram 1500. City officials say they believe the pickup truck will be produced in 2018.

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Published September 27, 2016

METRO DETROIT — Drivers who seek vivid views may take a leaf from the Pure Michigan campaign and its ideas for fall color tours. 

Maia Turek, statewide recreation programmer at the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, called “leaf peeping” very popular in the state, mainly because it has so many forested areas. According to Pure Michigan’s website, Michigan has an estimated 19 million acres of woods. 

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Published September 26, 2016

The Sterling Heights City Council unanimously approved police and fire vehicle purchases Sept. 6.

The council vote was part of the consent agenda and approved the replacement of nine police sedans and one SUV with new SUVs. In a separate item, council also agreed to buy a new aerial ladder fire truck.

During the meeting, Sterling Heights resident Joe Judnick asked during public comment about the proposed vehicle purchases and whether the new vehicles would mean that old vehicles would be retired.

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Published September 26, 2016

Proposed requirements for manicured landscaping could make Sterling Heights businesses more attractive, according to some Sterling Heights City Council members.

On Sept. 20, the City Council unanimously voted to introduce a proposal to make landscaping standards on nonresidential properties more stringent in exchange for loosening requirements to install potentially superfluous parking spaces. However, the proposed regulations are not officially approved yet, and they will reappear before the council for consideration at a future council meeting.

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Published September 25, 2016

Sterling Heights residents will be represented among musicians skilled in Arabic music, jazz and funk who will fuse the genres at the Garden Theater in Detroit Sept. 29.

Victor Ghannam, 59, of Sterling Heights, plans to perform in “Arab-esque,” a show that is part of the “In Transit Detroit” world music concert series. Since February, the concert series has hosted different ethnic styles of music on the last Thursday of each month.

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Published September 24, 2016

Utica Community Schools is a step ahead of the state in its academic prowess when it comes to average spring 2016 test scores in the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress state standardized exam, according to results that the state and the Macomb Intermediate School District released.

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Published September 22, 2016

A portion of eastbound Hall Road in Sterling Heights was temporarily closed Sept. 21 after a four-car crash sent four people to the hospital with injuries — one person’s critical — according to Sterling Heights police.

According to a police report, at around 2:30 p.m. on Hall Road, near Delco Boulevard, a man driving a 2016 Ford F-150 pickup truck reportedly struck the back of a 2015 Buick Encore. The first impact caused a chain of crashes involving a 2007 Pontiac Vibe and a 2005 Chevrolet Equinox, police said.

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Published September 21, 2016

FARMINGTON/LIVONIA/STERLING HEIGHTS — More than 100 years of local melodic history will unite in Farmington.

“It’ll be two fine groups being put together — the quality of musicianship and leadership will be really great,”  Sylvia Karpinsky, director of the Sterling Heights-based Great Lakes Chorus of Sweet Adelines International, said recently.

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Published September 21, 2016

A state stormwater grant that Sterling Heights city officials requested almost three years ago has been officially granted to the city.

Officials followed up that announcement by purchasing upgrades to Sterling Heights’ geographic data technology.

Sterling Heights city officials reportedly applied to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality for a Stormwater, Asset Management and Wastewater grant in November 2013. According to Finance and Budget Director Brian Baker, the city learned that it had received the grant at the end of August.

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Published September 21, 2016

WARREN/STERLING HEIGHTS — With aspirations to become a pediatrician, Regina High School senior Stephanie Elias was the ideal candidate to participate in the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Lowell, Massachusetts, over the summer.

Elias, of Sterling Heights, received the Award of Excellence at the June 25-27 honors-only program for high school students who want to become physicians or work in the medical research field. Regina is an all-girls Catholic high school located in Warren.

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Published September 20, 2016

Sterling Heights is expanding its use of a medication that counteracts the deadly effects of an opiate overdose, according to a presentation during a City Council meeting Sept. 6.

According to Sterling Heights Police Capt. Dale Dwojakowski, police vehicles are now equipped with a pouch of Narcan, known generically as naloxone. He said the drug can mitigate overdoses caused by opiates, including heroin and prescription painkillers.

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Published September 20, 2016

METRO DETROIT — It might not be your imagination if you’ve been clocking more miles lately on your odometer, or if you’ve been seeing more vehicles on the road.

According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety’s American Driving Survey, Americans collectively drove about 2.45 trillion miles in 2015, beating 2014’s total by about 2.4 percent. The time behind the wheel exceeded 290 hours for the average driver.

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Published September 14, 2016

METRO DETROIT — Seniors from Bloomfield Hills Marian and Warren Regina high schools will take over Phillip E. Runkel Field at Stevenson High School  in Sterling Heights for the annual powderpuff football game at 1 p.m. Sept. 17.

Since 1981, the all-girls Catholic schools have competed in an annual powderpuff football game that brings together students, staff, alumni and families. At last year’s game, Regina defeated Marian 21-12. In powderpuff, the players don’t wear pads, and instead of tackling, the athletes pull flags from their opponents.

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Published September 14, 2016

MOUNT CLEMENS — With the Macomb County budget for the next fiscal year now introduced, discussions are set to begin to see what items require a closer look.

The balanced budget of $242.1 million represents an increase in expenditures of $8,551,270, or 3.7 percent, from the previous fiscal year, and a 2.1 percent increase in revenues. It is the county’s sixth consecutive balanced budget.

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