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Published June 6, 2016

A Sterling Heights state representative is hoping that a set of recently proposed bills in the state House of Representatives that would prevent minors from buying e-cigarettes will eventually become law and not vanish like a vapor.

State Rep. Henry Yanez, D-Sterling Heights, is the primary sponsor of a three-bill package of proposals, House Bills 5686-5688, introduced May 24. The bills, which have attracted co-sponsors, aim to regulate e-cigarettes and other electronic smoking devices.

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Published June 6, 2016

Whether it’s a traffic jam, summer construction or mere happenstance, the driving experience offers numerous chances to encounter frustration. And according to experts, drivers need to take steps to prevent danger from happening to themselves or others. 

According to Sgt. Jill Bennett from the Michigan State Police, aggressive driving incidents and road rage sometimes occurs during rush hour on major metro Detroit expressways. But she said it is seen elsewhere, too.

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Published June 4, 2016

METRO DETROIT — While there’s plenty of fun to be had on Michigan’s abundance of lakes and rivers this summer, there are also many potential dangers that can be easily avoided.

Local emergency personnel say that by following the rules of the water, all can enjoy a safe boating season this year.

“It comes down to common sense,” said Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham. “Be aware of your surroundings.”

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Published June 3, 2016

A firefighting training session has come and gone in a flash, but the Sterling Heights Fire Department says firefighters learned valuable knowledge from the experience.

According to Sterling Heights Fire Chief Chris Martin, the live fire training exercise took place May 25-27 in the parking lot of the former Sunnybrook Lanes building in Sterling Heights. The SHFD said fire departments from Utica and Shelby Township were also invited to participate.

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Published June 1, 2016

STERLING HEIGHTS — A Sterling Heights resident is facing charges after the vehicle he was driving collided with a Warren Consolidated Schools bus as it transported students home May 27.

Konrad Sliwinski, 40, has been charged with a minor injury accident, felonious assault with a motor vehicle, and reckless driving for crashing into the bus after he was allegedly involved in a road rage incident that reportedly began in Troy.      

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Published May 31, 2016

The new president and CEO of the Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Melanie Davis, has wasted no time getting down to business with setting goals and meeting prominent community members.

Davis, 45, from Sterling Heights, replaced Wayne Oehmke when he retired from the position in the beginning of May. Her past career experience includes positions at the Macomb County Chamber of Commerce,  at the Detroit Regional Chamber and at the Adcraft Club of Detroit.

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Published May 31, 2016

From Memorial Day weekend on, many metro Detroiters will seek out a natural retreat during their summer excursions. But even on a camping trip, people aren’t out of the woods in terms of motor safety.

Gary Bubar, public affairs specialist at AAA Michigan, said a combination of factors like warmer weather and kids finishing the school year will mean more traffic on roads and at travel destinations, including campsites. 

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Published May 30, 2016

Some Sterling Heights officials expressed pride in recent statistics gleaned from the city’s month-long cleanup campaign.

During a May 17 City Council meeting, City Manager Mark Vanderpool shared some facts and figures related to the campaign known as Pride and Shine Month, or Sterling Pride Month.

“I wanted to give the community a bit of an update because I think you’ll appreciate some of these statistics,” he said.

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Published May 27, 2016

STERLING HEIGHTS — When the Beaumont One: Air Medical Transportation Helicopter crew receives an emergency call, the staff is up in the air within 6-10 minutes and heading to the scene.

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Published May 27, 2016

STERLING HEIGHTS — A Grissom Middle School student was taken to a local hospital for observation after a Warren Consolidated Schools bus was involved in a traffic incident at about 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 27.

The crash happened on 15 Mile Road between Ryan and Dequindre roads, according to district officials. According to information obtained by WCS officials, an SUV hit the bus head-on and the bus driver was not at fault.

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Published May 27, 2016

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — The initiative and talent of two Eisenhower High School students recently paid off when they took a first-place award in a filmmaking contest.

Eisenhower sophomores Isabel Wallace and Emma Heidrich worked together to create a 30-second public service announcement video for the Courageous Persuaders contest, which was sponsored by the Detroit Auto Dealers Association. The contest’s objective is to encourage students to make videos that warn people of the dangers of underage drinking and driving while texting.

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Published May 27, 2016

STERLING HEIGHTS — Change is coming to part of the Clinton River this year, and kayakers, fishers and others who use the waterway for recreation should keep the impact in mind, according to city officials.

Last year, the Sterling Heights City Council agreed to a plan with Utica to secure $4.5 million in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant money — with no local matching funds needed — for restoration and cleanup improvements to an estimated 9-mile portion of the Clinton River.

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Published May 24, 2016

The city of Sterling Heights is hoping for a picture-perfect beginning to its upcoming activities in Dodge Park with the introduction of the new Art in the Park series.

The city, in conjunction with Painting Sensations in Shelby Township, will hold Art in the Park painting sessions at 6 p.m. one Thursday a month — June 9, July 14, Aug. 11 and Sept. 8. The painting events will overlap with the Dodge Park Farmers Market, as well as the Music in the Park concert series.

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Published May 24, 2016

STERLING HEIGHTS — Jeff Bahorski, who has handled Sterling Heights’ legal matters for years as city attorney, is about to become assistant city manager.

At the end of a May 17 Sterling Heights City Council meeting, City Manager Mark Vanderpool announced Bahorski’s appointment to assistant city manager, effective June 1.

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Published May 24, 2016

MACOMB COUNTY — The Macomb Food Program recently received more than 300,000 pounds of food thanks to the 24th annual National Association of Letter Carriers and U.S. Postal Service Food Drive.

The May 14 countywide drive netted a total of 500,000 pounds of food. The food helps feed families, seniors, veterans, children and the homeless throughout the county.

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Published May 23, 2016

STERLING HEIGHTS — A Sterling Heights man who served in World War II and shook hands with Winston Churchill celebrated a century of living May 11 when he turned 100 years old.

Fred Kreiser followed up his birthday with a party among family members at his home at Oakmont Sterling Assisted May 14.

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Published May 23, 2016

STERLING HEIGHTS — It wasn’t an explosive announcement, but city officials said they are once again getting ready to enforce the laws and rules pertaining to consumer fireworks.

At a May 17 City Council meeting, Sterling Heights City Manager Mark Vanderpool reminded residents about the basics of the city’s and the state’s consumer fireworks regulations. Consumer fireworks, unlike novelty items such as sparklers, are known for leaving the ground during use.

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Published May 23, 2016

Classic car culture has developed its own set of classic events, as proven by a packed calendar of auto expos and cruises in metro Detroit.

Although the Woodward Dream Cruise, which spans along its namesake avenue in multiple Oakland County communities, tends to get the lion’s share of publicity, people who want to view some of the finest vehicles in automotive history won’t have to wait until August to do so. For instance, June will usher in auto events in Roseville, Eastpointe, Shelby Township and Grosse Pointe Shores.

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Published May 18, 2016

METRO DETROIT — In large part, the days of calling the golf course clubhouse, asking for a tee time and hoping there’s an opening have faded into the past.

For many golfers, the decision of where to go, how much to pay and what time they’re teeing off is now just a few clicks away.

GolfNow was founded in 2001 and has become the leader in discount golf. The service (www.GolfNow.com) is affiliated with the Golf Channel and is a member of the NBC Sports Group.

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Published May 18, 2016

METRO DETROIT — Last year, three local nonprofit organizations received thousands of dollars in cash donations and advertising as part of C & G Newspapers’ inaugural Community GiveBack contest, and now C & G is teaming up with Suburban Hyundai in Troy once again to offer the program for a second year. 

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