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Published April 20, 2016

WARREN — Two suspects who allegedly used a BB gun to rob a pair of neighbors near Eight Mile and Ryan on April 16 were taken into custody a short time later and now face armed robbery charges.

Detective Sgt. Robert Eidt of the Warren Police Department said Ronald Maurice Brady and Darius Maurice Armstead, both 17 years old and from Detroit, were arrested in Detroit shortly after the robbery was reported at Berkshire and Ryan in Warren at 10:10 p.m.

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Published April 20, 2016

WARREN — If you live in Warren, you won’t have to go far to see what a masterpiece painting looks like up close.

Reproductions of classic works of art are on display now at 11 locations in Warren, as part of the 2016 Detroit Institute of Arts Inside/Out exhibit.

Parks and Recreation Director Henry Bowman told members of the City Council last month that eight businesses and three public buildings were selected to host weather-proof reproductions of priceless works through July 16.

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Published April 20, 2016

WARREN — Roose Elementary teacher Stacey Cronin and Fitzgerald High School teacher Jennifer Crotty both had the same reaction when they learned each had been named as the Macomb County Outstanding Teachers of the Year at their respective building levels.

Both were “shocked” at the news but are definitely appreciative of the recognition.

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Published April 19, 2016

MACOMB COUNTY — The recent distracted driving enforcement campaign is being hailed a success by the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff Anthony Wickersham said the campaign, which took place in various parts of the county April 8-13, resulted in 181 drivers being pulled over and 93 citations being issued.

“This (campaign) was about enforcement and education,” Wickersham said. “Not every traffic stop resulted in a ticket being issued; everyone received a warning.”

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Published April 19, 2016

CENTER LINE — The present financial outlook in Center Line Public Schools may be at its bleakest, and because of it, the state of Michigan issued school officials a letter inquiring what they are doing to rectify the situation.

“If we don’t take steps to correct this, we will have to pay the (Macomb Intermediate School District) to come and make suggestions,” CLPS Superintendent Eve Kaltz said. “We are working very, very hard to not have a deficit.”

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Published April 17, 2016

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — The American soldiers who served overseas during World War II loved receiving anything that reminded them of home.

Such items included the knitted scarves, sweaters, socks and caps that were stitched with care and shipped to foreign lands to U.S. military members.

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Published April 16, 2016

WARREN — For book fans who prefer the romance genre, there’s a new author in town.

Former Warren resident Tara Eldana is the writer behind several new romance novellas guaranteed to satisfy serious romantics with a bit of spice, some contemporary themes and a some paranormal activity on their pages.

Eldana has written seven books, published by Black Opal Books, with two of them — “Reclaiming Lexi” and “Under the Riptides” — currently available for purchase. The other four are under contract, with a seventh title pending.

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Published April 15, 2016

WARREN — A 65-year-old husband and father was killed early on April 13 when the vehicle he was driving was struck by another car and caught fire on Eight Mile Road, east of Ryan.

Detective Sgt. Stephen Mills, of the Warren Police Department, said the driver, Haleem Fareed Good, of Detroit, was stopped at a red light near the intersection of Eight Mile and Sunset in his 2000 Lincoln sedan at about 1:30 a.m. when his vehicle was struck from behind at a high rate of speed.

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Published April 15, 2016

WARREN — For the second time in six weeks, a majority of the Warren City Council has voted to let residents decide whether the mayor should be able to serve five terms in office instead of three.

Despite objections from a small group of protesters gathered outside the entrance to the Warren Community Center’s auditorium, where the council’s meetings are held, council members voted 6-1 on April 12 to put the question on the ballot in August.

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Published April 13, 2016

METRO DETROIT — In 1928, a new summer camp was developed in Burtchville, north of Port Huron, to welcome children with physical disabilities who could enjoy summer activities at their leisure.

The camp was originally incorporated as the Michigan League for Crippled Children by a woman named Grace Bentley, who was committed to special-needs children. The camp, which took on the name Camp Grace Bentley, flourished and over the years has continued to welcome children with spina bifida, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, blindness, autism and those who use wheelchairs.

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Published April 13, 2016

WARREN — For the second year in a row, Warren Woods Public Schools was named as one of 22 Michigan public school districts to receive a perfect Munetrix fiscal indicator score of zero.

On March 29, Munetrix representatives issued a report, naming 22 districts that received perfect scores to the list, including WWPS. The perfect Munetrix scores were for the 2013-14 and 2014-15 school years and were based on the latest audited Michigan Department of Education data.

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Published April 12, 2016

WARREN — A pair of alleged thieves wanted for taking a customer’s wallet at Meijer and a purse at Wal-Mart remained at large last week amid an ongoing investigation by the Warren Police Department.

Detective Sgt. Rob Eidt said that at press time, the thieves, a man and a woman, were wanted in connection with the theft of a wallet that was allegedly lifted from a customer’s purse at Meijer on Mound, north of 12 Mile Road, at 8:09 p.m. on April 1.

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Published April 11, 2016

WARREN — Police caught a purse snatching suspect on April 8, less than 24 hours after a woman reported the theft on Prospect between Van Dyke and Federal.

Detective Cpl. Steven Campbell of the Warren Police Department said the victim, a 40-year-old woman who resides on nearby MacArthur, was reportedly walking home from the bus stop when she was confronted by the suspect, later identified as Carlieve Thomas Horton, 25, of Warren, and an as-of-yet unidentified juvenile.

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Published April 11, 2016

WARREN — Siersma Elementary School students may have found Bigfoot. The elusive creature was at their school April 1 when husband-and-wife book team Darrin Brege and Karen Bell-Brege visited.

It wasn’t really Bigfoot, but a life-size standout of the popular beast, one of many characters in the six “Mick Morris Myth Solver” books and three “Ghost Board Posse” books the pair have created. Bell-Brege is the author and Brege is the illustrator behind the scary stories.

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Published April 10, 2016

WARREN — An Xbox sale arranged on Craigslist turned into a larcenous, one-way affair April 3 in a south Warren mobile home community.

Detective Sgt. Rob Eidt, of the Warren Police Department, said the victim, a 33-year-old Warren man, told police he was looking to sell an Xbox One video game console and some games.

“He put an ad on Craigslist. He was trying to sell it for $375,” Eidt said.

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Published April 9, 2016

WARREN — Six short films by and about women, most reflecting a message of empowerment, will be at the center of Turning Point Macomb’s inaugural presentation of the award-winning LunaFest traveling film festival this month.

Turning Point, based in Mount Clemens and dedicated to providing emergency support, shelter and prevention services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, will host the event at Warren’s Renaissance Unity Church on April 16, with showings of the six films beginning at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

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Published April 8, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — The Detroit Arsenal of Democracy Museum is on the move.

Two years after the nonprofit established its collection of historic vehicles, military artifacts, and recorded veteran histories in a space on Industrial Drive in St. Clair Shores, Museum Director John Lind and the leaser confirmed that they had reached a mutual financial agreement to forego the remaining four months of the museum’s lease. Under the terms of the agreement, the Detroit Arsenal of Democracy must vacate the property by May 8.

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Published April 8, 2016

WARREN — From a list of his administration’s accomplishments to the Zika virus, Warren Mayor Jim Fouts covered a lot of ground in the first State of the City speech of his third four-year term.

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Published April 7, 2016

WARREN — Members of the Warren City Council will be asked again whether voters will get to decide if Warren Mayor Jim Fouts should be eligible to serve up to 20 years, or just the 12 currently permitted under term limits.

On April 7, sources confirmed that the office of Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette had rejected the council’s previous vote on a resolution that would, if ultimately approved by the state and Warren voters, make Fouts or any future Warren mayor eligible to serve a total of five four-year terms, as opposed to three.

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Published April 7, 2016

CENTER LINE — Investigators in Center Line are looking for a thief who has methodically taken tires, just one at a time, from higher end trucks and SUVs parked on a dealership lot over the past 11 months.

Lt. Thomas Costello of the Center Line Public Safety Department said the suspect, captured on surveillance video, was described as a 55-year-old white man with gray hair, wearing a Carhartt-style work jacket and light blue jeans with rips in the knees. The man was reportedly driving a brown or tan four-door 2015 Ford Fusion.

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