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Kara Szymanski

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Published February 18, 2019

UTICA — A Utica man who allegedly tortured and killed a pit bull that was found at Grant Park in Utica appeared for his preliminary hearing Feb. 11 at the 41-A District Court in Shelby Township.

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Published February 11, 2019

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Have you ever wondered how animals survive in Michigan’s freezing weather? The Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center will offer people the opportunity to spend a few hours appreciating the beauty of the wintry outdoors while also learning all about the animals that survive in the cold during its winter hike event from noon to 3 p.m. Feb. 16 inside and outside the center in Shelby Township.

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Published February 11, 2019

UTICA — The Utica Public Library recently purchased a new book collection called VOX Books to make reading possibly more fun for children while also making learning to read and understanding a story easier. VOX Books are books that read to you when you press a button, and all you have to do is turn the page. No need for CDs, bags or containers.

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Published February 11, 2019

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — A local church in Shelby Township recently lent a helping hand to a shelter in need during the dangerous temperatures late last month. With temperatures reaching as low as 15 degrees below zero, Shepherd’s Gate Church members stepped into action and donated money to help find those who are less fortunate somewhere to stay so that they could keep warm.

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Published February 11, 2019

UTICA —  The Utica community and many animal lovers from other communities came together for a candlelight vigil Feb. 10 at Grant Park in Utica after a recent tragedy at the park. After members of the city heard about Sterling, a dog who was stabbed to death and left in the park in January, they jumped into action to get their voices heard to prevent animal abuse.

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Published February 4, 2019

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — The Shelby Township Gardeners Club will be bringing back memories of warmer weather ahead of the spring season with a presentation on a trendy and colorful plant that is simple to care for.

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Published February 4, 2019

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — The Humane Society of Macomb, located at 11350 22 Mile Road, will undergo a building expansion and renovation project this year.

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Published February 4, 2019

SHELBY TOWNSHIP/UTICA — The construction of a new steel natural gas line is quickly approaching for Shelby Township and Utica — as soon as May.

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Published January 31, 2019

UTICA — The suspect who investigators believe is responsible for the torturous death of a dog at Grant Park in Utica last week was arraigned Jan. 31 at the 41-A District Court in Shelby Township.

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Published January 30, 2019

UTICA — Utica police have a suspect in custody in what investigators described as the torturous death of a dog in Grant Park last week.

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Published January 29, 2019

UTICA — Utica police are calling an incident that occurred last week at Grant Park a “heinous act” and are looking for those responsible for the death of a dog.

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Published January 29, 2019

UTICA — The city of Utica received an audit report for its 2017-18 fiscal year from Yeo & Yeo Business Consultants at its Jan. 8 City Council meeting.

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Published January 29, 2019

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — A man from Shelby Township recently was convicted of second-degree murder for the death of his wife of less than a year in their apartment.

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Published January 28, 2019

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — The Shelby Community Foundation carried the night away Jan. 25 at the Palazzo Grande on Van Dyke Avenue while also raising funds for community programs with its annual fundraiser called the Snowflake Social.

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Published January 28, 2019

SHELBY TOWNSHIP/UTICA — Winter is in full swing and temperatures are dipping down to freezing digits. This has prompted experts in animal care to remind residents that as a rule of thumb, if it’s too cold outside for humans, it’s too cold for pets. The Animal Care Network recently issued a warning about “feels like” temperatures in the single digits in metro Detroit. ACN advises pet owners to not take any chances and to bring their pets inside, noting that dogs and cats can suffer from frostbite in a matter of minutes and that low temperatures, winds and precipitation can lead to illness, hypothermia and death.

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