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Published May 24, 2019

FERNDALE — A 22-year-old Warren man was arrested for allegedly looting vehicles in the city, and local authorities are asking anyone who might have had items taken from their cars to call the police.

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Published May 24, 2019

FERNDALE — Police officers from five cities helped arrest a man who allegedly committed armed robbery at a local 7-Eleven at approximately 2:20 a.m. May 21. Police arrested 24-year-old John Briggs, of Ferndale, after he allegedly pulled a gun on a cashier at 7-Eleven, 1040 W. Nine Mile Road, and stole more than $150 and Juul pods for e-cigarettes.

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Published May 24, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Peter Braun made his first parachute landing on his 17th birthday. He’s 54 now and has logged 6,500 jumps. None will be more meaningful than those he’s scheduled to make this June

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Published May 22, 2019

METRO DETROIT — In 1966, Tim Litz returned from Vietnam a Marine, ready to get on with life. It wasn’t long before he found the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

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Published May 22, 2019

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Published May 21, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Henry Ford physical therapist Jim Tavrazich said it’s time to take a stand against too much sitting. “It is a problem,” said Tavrazich, the supervisor for Henry Ford Medical Center Rehabilitation Services in Southfield, and Henry Ford Medical Center Rehabilitation Services and Athletic Medicine in Novi.

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Published May 21, 2019

METRO DETROIT — ’Tis the season for garage sales. As the temperature warms up, the number of garage sales around metro Detroit tends to increase.

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Published May 21, 2019

FERNDALE/BERKLEY — Earlier this month, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed a House bill that gives relief to school districts that had to cancel school because of weather-related issues. Whitmer signed House Bill 4206 May 10, which forgave four snow days that forced school cancellations across Michigan after a state of emergency was declared for extremely cold temperatures.

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Published May 21, 2019

BERKLEY — A proposed ordinance amendment from the Berkley City Council takes aim at sidewalk obstructions during construction projects. The first reading of the ordinance was held at the council’s May 6 meeting and was approved 6-0. The second reading was scheduled to take place May 20, after press time.

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Published May 21, 2019

BERKLEY — After a one-month delay, the Coolidge Highway restriping and lane reduction project has been completed. The project consisted of restriping Coolidge between 11 Mile and 12 Mile roads to reduce the number of lanes from four to two with a new middle left-turn lane, while also adding bike lanes and additional on-street parking.

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Published May 21, 2019

FERNDALE — The multicolored flags that represent Pride once again will be waved and worn all around Ferndale in the beginning of June. The ninth annual Ferndale Pride will return to the city Saturday, June 1, during which thousands of people will flood the streets on West Nine Mile Road, between Woodward and Livernois avenues.

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Published May 17, 2019

The 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air is the quintessential American classic car, but for Ryan Gertner, of Rochester Hills, it’s more than just an icon — it’s an obsession. 

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Published May 15, 2019

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Published May 15, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Throughout her life, Warren resident Barbara Young was a saver. She was determined to have enough money to hire help and live out her days in her own home, and Young’s children estimate that she saved somewhere around $100,000. But when she passed away a few years ago, that savings was gone.

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Published May 15, 2019

METRO DETROIT — This year’s wet spring is making it hard to discount the effects of rain on local yards and gardens. For those looking out on a backyard that now includes more ponds than puddles, however, there is hope. Diverting the rain into a rain barrel for future use or establishing a rain garden to attract and filter the stormwater are great ways to eliminate backyard flooding and keep storm sewers from overflowing.

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Published May 14, 2019

FERNDALE — The November election is shaping up to be a big one in Ferndale, as multiple City Council terms are expiring and a new mayor will be chosen. The Nov. 5 election will see the mayorship up for grabs, as Dave Coulter announced last month that he will not seek reelection. Council seats also will be open, as the terms for Dan Martin and Raylon Leaks-May are set to expire at the end of the year, on Dec. 31.

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Published May 14, 2019

HUNTINGTON WOODS — The city of Huntington Woods officially passed its ordinance allowing backyard chickens, as well as the costs for a permit inspection. Approved at the City Commission’s May 7 meeting, both the new ordinance allowing the backyard chickens and a resolution stating the cost of the permit and two annual inspections passed by a 4-0 vote.

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Published May 14, 2019

FERNDALE — A Ferndale artist is using her creativity in the form of an interactive book to try and help children bring out their own. Espacia Fotiu is releasing her first children’s book — “Imagine, Draw, Erase, Repeat!” — in which kids can use her artwork to create something new from their own imaginations.

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Published May 14, 2019

HUNTINGTON WOODS — For more than a year, Huntington Woods has been wanting to increase its housing options, with senior housing being the focus. The City Commission met for a study session May 9 to further discuss its options with senior housing.

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Published May 14, 2019

BERKLEY — A local musical therapy organization will host a concert to raise funds for its mission. The D-MAN Foundation, a nonprofit organization that aims to help people with quadriplegia, traumatic head injuries, spinal injuries and other diseases through musical therapy, is hosting a concert with its D-MAN All Stars from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at the Crofoot, 1 S. Saginaw St. in Pontiac.

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