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Published August 24, 2016

CENTER LINE — After six years of advocating for the staff and students of Center Line Public Schools, Dee Lindeman recently stepped down from her position on the Center Line Public Schools Board of Education.

Lindeman officially resigned from the school board July 26.

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Published August 24, 2016

WARREN/CENTER LINE/STERLING HEIGHTS — Local residents will be asked to cast their votes in local school board elections and for the Macomb Community College Board of Trustees come Nov. 8.

The filing deadline was July 26, and here is a list of who filed:

Five candidates filed for the three six-year terms on the Warren Consolidated Schools Board of Education: Jill Forrest, Susan Jozwik, John Schroder, and incumbents Megan Papasian-Broadwell and Susan Trombley.

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Published August 22, 2016

WARREN — Music, food, laser lights, kids activities, craft beer and more will be on tap in Warren’s Civic Center, as the city celebrates its 59th birthday with the annual summer bash.

Warren’s Birthday Bash will be held over four days and nights Aug. 25-28, in and around City Square on Van Dyke, north of 12 Mile Road, next to City Hall.

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Published August 19, 2016

WARREN/FERNDALE — Relatives and friends of a Warren family who escaped their burning home but lost most of their belongings have set up a GoFundMe page to assist them.

Glenn and Brittany Foster, both originally from Ferndale, were left picking up the pieces Aug. 17 after their home in the 3100 block of Menge, near 11 Mile and Ryan, burned to a near total loss.

Warren Fire Commissioner Skip McAdams said the call came in at 7:13 a.m. and was reported by Glenn Foster.

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Published August 17, 2016

WARREN — A police investigation was ongoing Aug. 17 after Warren firefighters found a 55-year-old man deceased in a burning home near Eight Mile and Gratiot.

Detective Sgt. Stephen Mills of the Warren Police Department confirmed that a dead body was found at the home on La Salle Boulevard, south of Toepfer. It was unknown how the man died, and further details were withheld as the investigation continued.

Warren Fire Commissioner Skip McAdams said firefighters were dispatched to a home in the 21000 block of LaSalle Boulevard after a neighbor called 911 at 8:07 a.m.

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Published August 17, 2016

WARREN — A man who allegedly waved a shotgun near several people, leading to a police standoff on Aug. 9, was in custody at press time pending arraignment on assault and drug charges.

Warren Police Department Detective Sgt. Stephen Mills said officers were sent to the 12000 block of Georgiana, near Eight Mile and Groesbeck, at about 10:15 p.m. to investigate a report of a man with a gun.

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Published August 17, 2016

SHELBY TOWNSHIP/WARREN — A six-day search for a murder suspect ended with an arrest in Shelby Township on Aug. 16, and an arraignment hours later in a Warren courtroom. 

Anthony Iannotti, 34, of Warren, was taken into custody by Shelby Township police at about 9 a.m. on Aug. 16, shortly after he allegedly broke into a home near Ryan and West Utica roads. He was the subject of a manhunt involving local, county and federal law enforcement officers, wanted for the Aug. 10 killing of 61-year-old Dona Lawrence, of Warren. 

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Published August 17, 2016

METRO DETROIT — When attending the Medal of Honor Legacy Program Conference  this summer, sponsored by the Freedoms Foundation of Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, Regina High School social studies teacher Debbie Biondo was moved.

She became emotional when hearing stories about the military veterans who have received the Medal of Honor, which is the highest military decoration that may be awarded by the U.S. government and is presented by U.S. presidents.

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Published August 16, 2016

At approximately 9 a.m. Aug. 16, Shelby Township police arrested a Warren murder suspect after he allegedly broke into a home near Ryan and West Utica roads, Shelby Township Police Chief Robert Shelide said.

Shelide said a woman and her child were inside the home when the man attempted to break into the sunroom, and they did all the right things — the woman took her 2-year-old son into an upstairs bathroom and called police.

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Published August 12, 2016

WARREN — A murder suspect remained at large at press time and police continued to search for a 2000 Daewoo Nubira owned by a 61-year-old woman found dead in her apartment near 13 Mile and Schoenherr.

Detective Sgt. Stephen Mills, of the Warren Police Department,  said the victim, Dona Lawrence, was found by a relative at approximately 9:30 a.m. Aug. 10 inside her home at the Williamsburg East Apartments on Schoenherr, just south of Masonic.

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Published August 12, 2016

WARREN — Holding a sign that read, “Hillary for Prison 2016,” Marlene Palicz said she does not agree with Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on the issues.

“I’m against amnesty for illegal aliens; I’m against higher taxes; I’m against the expansion of government,” the Walled Lake resident said. “She compromised our national security by having a private email server, and she wiped the server clean. Most people know she belongs in prison.”

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Published August 11, 2016

WARREN — At a plant known for its meticulously engineered “Macomb to Mars” technology, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton laid out her vision of a future without limits for American workers and businesses.

Appearing in Warren for an afternoon campaign stop on Aug. 11, Clinton delivered an upbeat economic policy speech before a crowd of workers and supporters at Futuramic Tool & Engineering Co.

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Published August 11, 2016

A man suspected of robbing banks in Warren and Royal Oak has been taken into custody by local police special units working in conjunction with FBI agents based in Mount Clemens.

Detective Sgt. Stephen Mills, of the Warren Police Department, said the suspect, identified ahead of his formal arraignment only as a 25-year-old man with a last known address in Troy, was arrested at a motel near Eight Mile Road and Woodward Avenue in Ferndale during an afternoon operation Aug. 10.

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Published August 9, 2016

WARREN — On the afternoon of Aug. 4, Warren Woods Tower High School 2016 graduate Justice Anyim was busy at work in the Make It Work special-needs summer school program.

The 18-year-old was crafting yet another pen made from wood to add to the collection of pens, keychains, serving trays, coasters and trivets the students have made this summer. A number of materials, including granite, were among the recycled items that students used.

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Published August 8, 2016

WARREN — Westview Elementary School in the Fitzgerald Public Schools district has been a gathering place this summer for students who are strengthening their academic skills.

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Published August 7, 2016

WARREN — The Summerfest community outreach will pour all of its resources into one event, at one park only this year.

Katie Miller, the Summerfest coordinator for Liberty Family Outreach, said the 13th annual day of fellowship and community will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. on Aug. 13 at the city of Warren’s Shaw Park on Warner, between Eight Mile and Nine Mile roads.

It will be held at just one location, but Miller said that doesn’t mean the event will be in any way decreased in scope.

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Published August 5, 2016

WARREN — Firefighters responding to a report of smoke near 10 Mile and Mound on July 31 reportedly found a medical marijuana grow operation with “improper” electrical hook-ups. But whether the operation was in violation of city building codes or new rules regulating cannabis cultivation remains to be seen.

“The fire was clearly caused by a medical marijuana grow operation,” Warren Mayor Jim Fouts said on Aug. 2. “The one thing I don’t know right now is whether it was legal or illegal.”

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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

WARREN — Lincoln Middle School and Lincoln High School students who fell behind this past school year had the opportunity to get caught up in summer school programs offered in Van Dyke Public Schools.

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Published July 31, 2016

CENTER LINE — It took just 11 weeks for the community to fully support a nonprofit effort to bring Center Line’s K-9 program back to the Public Safety Department.

Murphy, the city’s K-9 in training, has been working alongside his handler to learn the skills of the trade together. When the work is finished, officials say the city will have a valuable resource that’s more immune to budgetary problems by design.

The Center Line K-9 Foundation was created to support the program’s return without public resources.

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