Kevin Bunch

Published September 4, 2015

ROSEVILLE — Roseville police are investigating a robbery that occurred at 4:20 a.m. Sept. 4 at the 7-Eleven on the southwest corner of the Groesbeck Highway and 12 Mile Road intersection.


Police said a man robbed the store and got away with an unknown amount of cash. The robber reportedly did not show a weapon, but the man kept his left hand in the pocket of his shorts to indicate that he had a weapon, according to police.

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Published August 31, 2015

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METRO DETROIT — An invasive, tree-killing insect working its way across the U.S. is closing in on Michigan, and the Department of Natural Resources is asking residents to be watchful.


The Asian longhorn beetle, first found in New York back in 1996, bores into trees to lay its eggs, which then hatch and bore deeper to the heart of the tree, according to DNR spokeswoman Joanne Foreman.

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Published August 31, 2015

EASTPOINTE — While the inner-ring suburb may have left its farming history behind decades ago, the Eastpointe Community Garden is giving residents a chance to grow crops for themselves and those in need.


Garden record keeper Peggy DiMercurio said that since its inception in 2012 as part of the organization Urban Seed, the garden has been using a 500-foot-deep property off Nine Mile Road as its base. Different herbs and vegetables grow in planting boxes.

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Published August 31, 2015

ROSEVILLE — A nonprofit organization that works with the 39th District Court’s sobriety court is planning a 5K run to raise money for the people it helps.


The Sobriety Today Our Purpose, or STOP, program helps people going through the sobriety court with financial assistance for things including transportation and medical treatment, said Julie Hlywa, president of the program.

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Published August 31, 2015

ROSEVILLE/EASTPOINTE — The Recreation Authority of Roseville & Eastpointe is starting up its fall season of basketball leagues and is offering its gym for people interested in pickup games.


RARE Assistant Director Bobbie Wilson said that sign-ups currently are open for the girls’ and boys’ basketball leagues. Registration for girls’ leagues closes Sept. 11, with the games running through October and November; the boys’ league deadline is Nov. 13, with games starting in January.

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Published August 28, 2015

A Roseville man was bound over to Macomb County Circuit Court on charges of unlawful imprisonment, torture and extortion following a preliminary exam in the 39th District Court Aug. 28.

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Published August 28, 2015

EASTPOINTE — The East Detroit Public Schools Board of Education approved a new insurance agreement with Middle Cities Risk Management Trust at the board’s regular meeting Aug. 24.


The board members voted 6-0 in favor of the change to the trust.


According to Fiscal Services Consultant Mike Dixon, the change would not only save the district money, but it would not require the closure of the high school swimming pool, unlike the insurance policy that the board approved in June.

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Published August 26, 2015

ROSEVILLE — A Roseville boy fighting bone cancer is getting a boost thanks to fundraising efforts that his friends are putting together.


Eric Dean, 14, was diagnosed with bone cancer in his left leg July 17, according to his mother, Amy Dean.


“For the last year and a half, he was getting a lot of knee pain and we couldn’t figure out why,” Amy Dean said. “No X-rays or blood work were showing (anything) at all.”

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Published August 26, 2015

ROSEVILLE — Roseville Community Schools administrators reported during the school board’s regular meeting Aug. 17 that the district’s extended school year summer classes saw solid student growth this year.

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Published August 26, 2015

EASTPOINTE — After two years of legal wrangling, the city of Eastpointe can now move ahead and sell the Colonial Dodge property, located on the western and eastern sides of Gratiot at Stephens.


City Attorney Richard Albright said the property has been vacant since approximately 2008, a time when Chrysler was in the midst of its bankruptcy proceedings. The property reverted to the city, and an interested buyer emerged in 2013.

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Published August 26, 2015

ROSEVILLE — To celebrate the completion of its 9,500-square-foot senior center wing, the Recreation Authority of Roseville & Eastpointe has a grand opening scheduled for Sept. 18 at its recreation center.


The opening will feature entertainers and information on a number of the programs being offered in the fall, Senior Citizen Program Supervisor Mary Grant said. Those programs will be in both the new senior wing and in the existing recreation center section.

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Published August 21, 2015

EASTPOINTE — The City Council unanimously approved the first step in adding an ordinance that would, with some exceptions, restrict or ban sales of dogs, cats, rabbits, large reptiles and long-lived birds during its regular meeting Aug. 18.

The ordinance would need to be approved at its second reading to be adopted; that currently is planned for the council’s next regular meeting at 7 p.m. Sept. 1 at City Hall.

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Published August 18, 2015

A man reportedly robbed Morning Express Donuts in Roseville at gunpoint during the morning Aug. 18 and took an unknown amount of money.

According to a press release written by Deputy Roseville Police Chief Don Glandon, the incident took place around 11:30 a.m. at the doughnut shop, located at 17804 13 Mile Road. Police received a phone call about an armed robbery shortly after that time.

Reportedly, a man asked a clerk for a doughnut.

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Published August 17, 2015

ROSEVILLE — The City Council formally opened a 60-day comment period about its proposed Downtown Development Authority during its regular meeting Aug. 11.


During that time, residents can leave comments with the City Manager’s Office or with the Department of Community and Economic Development and its director, Jason Friedmann; both offices are located at City Hall, 29777 Gratiot Ave. The period will run until the first meeting of October, when the council can vote on formally establishing the DDA and Roseville’s downtown.

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Published August 16, 2015

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METRO DETROIT — President Barack Obama unveiled his Clean Power Plan on Aug. 3, tasking the Environmental Protection Agency with setting goals for carbon emission reduction from power plants and leaving the states to figure out how to reach those targets.


With the reductions, the president hopes to slow carbon pollution into the atmosphere and reduce the severity of global warming in the long term.

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