Bria Brown

Published September 2, 2016

ROSEVILLE — Roseville Community Schools announced in a press release its request, along with three other districts, to join East Detroit Public Schools’ lawsuit opposing the School Reform/Redesign Office takeover of local schools Aug. 30. 

“We regret having to take this action, but we are very concerned by the state’s takeover threats and we fear we are in danger of losing local control of our school district,” Roseville Board of Education President Theresa Genest stated in the press release.

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Published August 30, 2016

ROSEVILLE — During the Aug. 23 Roseville City Council meeting, the council unanimously approved a rezoning request to rezone portions of the properties located at 19780 McKinnon St. and 19904 McKinnon St. from R-1A One Family Residential to B-3 General Business.

According to the city of Roseville website, the B-3 General Business District is designed to provide sites for more diversified business types and often is located so as to serve passer-by traffic.

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Published August 30, 2016

ROSEVILLE — Butler’s Collision on 13 Mile Road hosted free, hands-on training Aug. 25 to help first responders save critical seconds while extricating victims from car accidents.

According to a press release from Butler’s Collision, advancements in today’s new cars make them safer for passengers, but first responders could face challenges to prevent further injuries to accident victims or themselves due to the complexities of new technology in the vehicles.

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Published August 29, 2016

EASTPOINTE/ROSEVILLE — The end of August means summer is coming to an end and school is right around the corner, but East Detroit Public Schools and Roseville Community Schools have prepared their staff during the summer for the 2016-17 school year.

Incoming sixth-graders at Kelly Middle School received their locker numbers and combinations by going on a scavenger hunt with assistance from staff members.

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Published August 26, 2016

ROSEVILLE — During a motion hearing Aug. 24 at 39-A District Court for Brandon Williams, the 15-year-old charged with assault with intent to murder for allegedly stabbing a 16-year-old at Veterans Memorial Park in late July, Judge Joseph F. Boedeker denied a motion seeking to reduce Williams’ bond from $100,000 cash or surety, no 10 percent.

Sheila Miller, Williams’ attorney, defined the purpose of bond and explained to Boedeker why Williams wouldn’t miss future court dates.

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Published August 24, 2016

ROSEVILLE — Judge Joseph F. Boedeker, of the 39th District Court, adjourned to next month the Aug. 17 preliminary examination for a 24-year-old Warren resident accused of leading police on a chase and reduced the defendant’s bond.

Richard L. Kent, the attorney for defendant Michael James Luna, requested a waiver of the 21-day rule to be fully prepared for the preliminary examination, which is now set for 9:30 a.m. Sept. 14. According to Kent, he had received only police reports and wanted more time to receive other evidence.

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Published August 24, 2016

EASTPOINTE — During the Eastpointe City Council meeting Aug. 16, council members authorized the city manager to purchase three new mobile data computers for Eastpointe Fire Department engines 1 and 2 and ladder truck 1.

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Published August 23, 2016

ROSEVILLE — During the Aug. 9 Roseville City Council meeting, Police Chief James Berlin took time to recognize Gregory Ruvolo and four other recently retired reserve officers — Michael Kimble, Robert Aiello, John Gerlach and Harold Kramer — for their dedicated service to Roseville.

Along with Ruvolo, who served 41 1/2 years, Kimble served 23 years; Aiello, 22 1/2 years; Gerlach, 16 years; and Kramer, 15 years. These officers have a combined 118 years of service throughout Roseville.

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Published August 23, 2016

DTE Energy and first responders rescued a man who became trapped in a garbage truck when he inadvertently pulled down electrical wires while emptying a dumpster behind 22225 Kelly Road Aug. 23.

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Published August 23, 2016

EASTPOINTE — Eastpointe recently purchased 27 tax reversion properties from Macomb County with hopes to sell the properties to a buyer who officials hope will encourage homeownership, according to a press release Aug. 17.

Eastpointe City Manager Steve Duchane explained that once approved, it’s preferred that new owners occupy the properties.

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Published August 22, 2016

A 91-year-old concealed pistol license holder shot a robbery suspect who reportedly approached him and continued to follow him at approximately 10:15 a.m. Aug. 22 at the Rite Aid Pharmacy at Nine Mile Road and Gratiot Avenue, according to police. 

The robbery suspect was in his 30s and a possible resident of Eastpointe, according to Eastpointe Deputy Police Chief Eric Keiser.

According to Keiser, the suspect was acting strangely.

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Published August 19, 2016

ROSEVILLE — At an Aug. 10 hearing, 39th District Court Judge Joseph F. Boedeker denied a motion from defense attorney Sheila Miller to exclude film and electronic media coverage from the case of her client, 15-year-old Brandon Williams, who stands accused of stabbing another teen at Veterans Memorial Park last month.

According to Miller, the media did not comply with a Michigan Supreme Court administrative rule, and the media’s presence during the case would create a hindrance to the administration of justice.

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Published August 17, 2016

The Roseville Police Department Traffic Bureau is investigating a fatal crash involving an 80-year-old St. Clair Shores resident who reportedly exited the parking lot of Kroger on 13 Mile Road, between Flora and St. Margaret streets, and collided with a semi-truck at approximately 1 p.m. Aug. 17.

The St. Clair Shores resident was transported to a local hospital where she died shortly after arriving, according to police.

Roseville Deputy Police Chief Donald Glandon stated in a news release that the driver of the semi-truck had no apparent injuries.

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Published August 17, 2016

ROSEVILLE — The Aug. 10 probable cause conference at 39th District Court for Brandon Williams, the 15-year-old suspect charged as an adult with assault with intent to murder in connection with the stabbing of a 16-year-old Roseville resident July 25, ended with plans to revisit defense attorney Sheila Miller’s motion to exclude film and electronic media from further case proceedings.

Miller stated that media outlets did not comply with a Michigan Supreme Court administrative order from 1989 and amended in 2013.

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Published August 17, 2016

Eastpointe City Council members approved the purchase of two thermal imaging cameras for the Eastpointe Fire Department and tabled until the next meeting the approval to purchase two police patrol vehicles for the Eastpointe Police Department during the Aug. 9 City Council meeting.

Currently, the Eastpointe Fire Department owns three thermal imaging cameras that are used during firefighter operations. Out of the three thermal imaging cameras, one is a new model purchased in December 2015. They will now purchase two new thermal imaging cameras to replace two older cameras.

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