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Published June 21, 2012

FARMINGTON — The Farmington Public Schools Board of Education unanimously approved a 13-name layoff list June 12 for the upcoming school year whose members are all holdovers from last school year’s layoffs.

Every year, Assistant Superintendent David Ruhland, whose duties include human resources services, must bring a layoff list to the school board for approval, so the district can officially notify teachers of their lay off.

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Published June 21, 2012

FARMINGTON/FARMINGTON HILLS — Police in Farmington and Farmington Hills recently visited the stores in their jurisdictions that might sell K2, Spice and other brands of herbal incense bought to smoke and get high, and no stores were selling the products.

Because the items were no longer for sale and because the Michigan Legislature appeared on course to ban the products statewide, both Farmington and Farmington Hills elected not to pass local emergency ordinances to ban the substances, as some governmental bodies have done in recent weeks.

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Published June 21, 2012

FARMINGTON — Farmington Central High School is a small school that gives students an alternative setting in which they can succeed, and that comfortable, smaller environment enhanced the graduation experience for its 47 seniors June 14.

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Published June 21, 2012

FARMINGTON — During the City Council’s June 4 study session, City Manager Vince Pastue received a mostly favorable response when he asked council members if they would be receptive to sponsorships at the city-owned Farmington Civic Theater to help upgrade the facility.

Pastue talked to the council about finding sponsors for large improvements that might include naming rights, though apparently not for the whole theater.

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Published June 21, 2012

FARMINGTON HILLS — A 22-year-old Farmington Hills man faces two counts of second-degree home invasion for two break-ins at the Timberidge Apartments.

Police responded to the complex, where Folsom Street turns into Tuck Road, shortly before 1 p.m. June 12 after witnesses noticed two screens on the ground at one of the apartments and heard shuffling sounds inside. The witnesses told police they saw a man in his 20s wearing cargo shorts and a tank top crawl out a window and run to a nearby wooded area.

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Published June 20, 2012

The suspects accused of killing a Farmington Hills father and severely injuring his wife and son made their first appearances in Oakland County Circuit Court June 19, where a judge granted one attorney’s request to have his client examined for competency and criminal responsibility.

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Published June 13, 2012

Police are asking the public for help identifying a suspect in an identity theft case June 13.

Police want to question a woman seen in surveillance photos. According to a press release, a suspect used the victim’s personal identity information to open credit card accounts and charge thousands of dollars to those accounts at Best Buy, Walmart, Target, Macy’s, Sears, Home Depot and Micro Center.

Anyone able to identify the woman in the photo is asked to call Detective Scott Brown at (248) 474-5500, ext. 2239.
 

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Published June 13, 2012

FARMINGTON HILLS — A 47th District Court judge decided June 8 that the murder, assault and robbery cases against Tucker Cipriano, 19, and Mitchell Young, 20, will proceed to Oakland County Circuit Court.

Cipriano and Young stand accused of an attack at the Cipriano home, near 11 Mile and Orchard Lake roads, April 16. Cipriano’s father, Robert Cipriano, was killed, and mother Rose and brother Salvatore, 17, were critically injured.

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Published June 13, 2012

FARMINGTON HILLS — Five Harrison High School juniors who befriended 17-year-old twins Tanner and Salvatore Cipriano when they were East Middle School students sold 400 fundraising bracelets last week and were optimistic about selling 400 more before the end of the school year.

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Published June 13, 2012

FARMINGTON HILLS — Approximately 2,000 people took part in the Cipriano Classic 5k June 8, and many of them had the Cipriano family and son Tanner Cipriano’s speech in mind as they looped through the Kendallwood subdivision.

“I’m so happy. This is four times the amount of people we expected,” said race co-director April Tini.

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Published June 13, 2012

The seniors at Farmington, North Farmington and Harrison high schools crossed the stage at Compuware Sports Arena in Plymouth June 10 and graduated to the next stage of their lives.

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Published June 13, 2012

FARMINGTON — A proposed measure to allow residents to keep up to three chickens is turning into the ordinance that no one likes.

Some people say the ordinance introduced last month has too many restrictions, while others wonder if the ordinance goes far enough.

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Published June 13, 2012

FARMINGTON — Those who go to City Council meetings might soon be able to speak earlier in the meeting: before council votes on agenda items, rather than at the end.

For many years, public comment was posted almost at the end of the Farmington City Council agendas. Often, council comments and adjournment are the only two items later in the agenda.

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Published June 8, 2012

A 47th District Court judge decided June 8 that the murder, assault and robbery cases against Tucker Cipriano, 19, and Mitchell Young, 20, will proceed to Oakland County Circuit Court.

Cipriano and Young stand accused of an attack at the Cipriano home, near 11 Mile and Orchard Lake roads, April 16. Cipriano’s father, Robert Cipriano, was killed, and mother Rose and brother Salvatore, 17, were critically injured.

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Published June 6, 2012

FARMINGTON — The City Council voted unanimously May 21 to introduce an ordinance under which residents could keep a maximum of three chickens within an enclosure on their properties.

The criteria in the introduced ordinance could change prior to City Council possibly adopting the ordinance at its 7 p.m. June 18 meeting at City Hall, 23600 Liberty. Councilman Greg Cowley suggested mandating a longer setback and requiring neighbor approval, and council members questioned how the ordinance would apply to residents who already keep chickens in the city.

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