Kevin Bunch

Published December 9, 2015

METRO DETROIT — If the weather cooperates, the Geminid meteor shower should provide a stellar show this month.

Named for the constellation Gemini — where the meteor shower appears to originate in the night sky — the Geminids start to appear in mid-December and peak the night of Dec. 13-14 after midnight. The shower occurs when the Earth crosses the orbit of a rocky comet that is shedding debris while traveling around the sun; the debris then burns up in the Earth’s atmosphere.

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Published December 9, 2015

ROSEVILLE — The Kroger store under construction at 13 Mile Road and Flora Street, which will replace a vacant Kmart property, should be open for business in early 2016.

According to City Manager Scott Adkins, work on the new store is “substantially completed” with no issues from the city’s perspective. Since

Kroger’s fiscal year starts when the calendar year does, Adkins said, Kroger opted to finish up and open next month.

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Published December 9, 2015

EASTPOINTE — A variety of lectures and events are coming up at the Michigan Military Technical & Historical Museum in Eastpointe after the new year, with topics ranging from World War I-era Detroit to pieces of World War II history.

The museum, located at 16600 Stephens Road, currently has five talks lined up between January and May, according to the museum’s president, Chris Causley. The museum also has a book and media sale scheduled for March 19-20.

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Published December 2, 2015

This year’s El Niño event is one of the strongest in recorded history, and researchers believe it is increasing the likelihood of a winter that is both warmer and drier than usual.

El Niño is a periodic natural occurrence where warm water cycles around in the Pacific Ocean and reaches the surface. The increase in sea surface temperatures in turn impacts how storms and air pressure regions form and impacts global weather patterns — typically in the Northern Hemisphere’s winter months.

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Published December 2, 2015

Water levels in most of the Great Lakes are expected to stay at or above the long-term average over the next six months, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Army Corps of Engineers.

Water levels have rebounded after more than a decade of being at near-record lows the past two years, according to NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab hydrologist Drew Gronewald. With the exception of Lake Ontario, they are all currently seasonally above the long-term average. That average was compiled using data from 1918 through 2014.

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Published December 1, 2015

ROSEVILLE — The Roseville City Council voted 6-0 Nov. 24 to place a millage renewal on the March 8 presidential primary ballot for its advanced life support system.

The millage amount is 0.35 mills and would run from 2017 through 2037. According to City Attorney Tim Tomlinson, the original millage was passed 20 years ago and is set to expire next year. One mill is the equivalent of $1 per $1,000 of taxable value on a property.

“To be clear, this is your ambulances from the Fire Department,” Tomlinson said. “This is funded by this millage.”

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Published November 30, 2015

Police issued a citation following a hit-and-run incident where a driver allegedly ran into the Bank of America at 12 Mile Road and Little Mack Avenue at about 8:25 a.m. Nov. 28.

According to a press release from the Roseville Police Department, a gray, newer Ford Edge allegedly failed to stop and ended up driving into the south side of the bank building itself, pushing in the wall and knocking objects loose.

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Published November 27, 2015

EASTPOINTE — The Regional Transit Authority is gathering public input on a proposed rapid bus service along Gratiot Avenue — from downtown Detroit to Mount Clemens — and would like public input before making a recommendation in early 2016.

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Published November 25, 2015

Police are seeking suspects in an armed robbery that took place early Nov. 25 at the 7-Eleven at 19901 Masonic.

There were no injuries.

According to a press release from the Roseville Police Department, at about 3:30 a.m., a robber entered the store, walked around the counter and presented a handgun to the employee and a customer. After allegedly firing a shot at a cigarette display, the robber demanded that the cash register be opened; the employee complied and the robber reportedly took an unknown amount of cash.

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Published November 24, 2015

EASTPOINTE — For teenagers who need a place to study or want to take up some new hobbies, Eastside Teen Outreach has a new after-school program and some funding to keep it going.

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Published November 24, 2015

ROSEVILLE — Reading assistance programs are helping the bottom-performing students at Huron Park Elementary do better, but according to a presentation at the Roseville school board’s meeting Nov. 16, the school has not escaped its designation as a Focus School yet.

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Published November 23, 2015

EASTPOINTE/ROSEVILLE — Eastpointe and Roseville will hold tree-lighting ceremonies and celebrations during the first week of December, with both cities including in the festivities visits from Santa Claus, activities and songs.

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Published November 23, 2015

EASTPOINTE — Local teenagers will bring in the holiday season in December with themed plays at Eastside Teen Outreach and East Detroit High School.


The outreach organization has a rendition of “It’s a Wonderful Life” set for 7 p.m. Dec. 5. According to Eastside Teen Outreach co-founder Deena Trocino, the play will not only feature local teens, but also former members of the defunct Eastpointe Players community theater group.

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Published November 23, 2015

EASTPOINTE/ROSEVILLE — For residents that have been putting off raking leaves, the deadline is fast approaching to get them picked up at the curb.

Eastpointe Department of Public Works Director Mary Van Haaren said the city’s last pickup dates for leaves at curbside is going to be the week of Nov. 30-Dec. 4, while Roseville Department of Public Services Director Tom Aiuto said Roseville’s last pickup will be the week of Dec. 7-11.

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Published November 23, 2015

An alleged bank robber is in police custody following a robbery at TCF Bank on Little Mack Nov. 21.

According to a Police Department press release, the suspect allegedly robbed the bank at 9:20 a.m. with what appeared to be a handgun in the waist of his pants. The suspect entered the bank and allegedly produced a note demanding money while displaying the weapon.

The teller complied with the note and placed an unknown amount of money in a small duffel bag, which the suspect had supplied. The suspect then allegedly fled the bank. There were no injuries during the robbery.

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