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Nico Rubello

Published May 6, 2013

A coalition of local leaders and anti-drug coalitions recently gathered to launch a statewide education campaign aimed at reducing marijuana use among youths.

Responding to reports of increased marijuana use among teens, two Macomb County anti-drug coalitions launched an informational campaign on April 29 about marijuana use among youth with a kickoff presentation attended by U.S. Rep. Sandy Levin, Macomb Prosecutor Eric Smith, Macomb Sheriff Anthony Wickersham and representatives from local substance abuse prevention groups.

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Published May 6, 2013

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a 24-year-old Clinton Township man that occurred the evening of May 5 at Prince Drewry Park in Clinton Township.

Clinton Township Det. Capt. Richard Maierle said the victim was shot once in the chest around 6:50 p.m. at the park, which is located next to Robbie Hall Parker Elementary School on Quinn Road, east of Gratiot. The victim’s family drove him to McLaren Macomb hospital in Mount Clemens, where he was pronounced dead on arrival, he said.

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Published May 3, 2013

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MOUNT CLEMENS — Was a grandmother aware that her twin grandsons were dealing heroin out of her apartment?

That was the question that a jury was presented with during a recent trial in Macomb County Circuit Court.

Diane Henton, 68, and her grandsons, Mario and Marco Henton, both 20, were twice arrested on drug charges after two separate police busts.

On April 29, the jury ultimately convicted Diane Henton guilty on one of two counts of maintaining a drug house. The charge is a two-year high court misdemeanor.

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Published April 30, 2013

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FRASER — Investigators recently alleged that a Sterling Heights teen was one of three men who committed an April 2 armed robbery at a Fraser convenience store.

Edis Osmanagic, 19, was arrested April 29 and arraigned April 30 in 39th District Court on an armed robbery charge. Fraser detectives alleged that he was one of three males who robbed the 7-Eleven near Garfield and 15 Mile, according to a statement from the Fraser Department of Public Safety.

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Published April 29, 2013

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Published April 29, 2013

During a recent stop in Harrison Township, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder advocated that Medicaid expansion made fiscal sense for the state.

“What I’ll tell you is very few subjects are as polarizing as the federal Affordable Care Act, where many people just get emotional and they don’t have an opportunity to fully look at the facts,” Snyder told the crowd of civic and business leaders while keynoting a luncheon.

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Published April 25, 2013

CLINTON TOWNSHIP —As a general rule, warmer weather typically means an increase in the number of zoning code violations.

To help enforce its codes, Clinton Township recently approved the hire of former police dispatch shift supervisor David Popovich as the township’s new code enforcement officer.

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Published April 18, 2013

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP —Students from the International Academy of Macomb’s robotics team are traveling to a national robotics competition after a standout performance at the state level.

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Published April 18, 2013

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP — For those who can’t break away from their workday to apply for a passport, the Clinton Township clerk’s office is offering after-hours processing two days a month.

In November, the clerk’s office reactivated the passport-processing service for first-time applicants after a brief hiatus. Passports are internationally recognized travel documents for travelers entering the U.S., according to the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative.

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Published April 18, 2013

FRASER — Kathy Clark crossed the finish line five minutes before the bombs went off.

It was the 56-year-old Fraser resident’s third time running the Boston Marathon, and she was in a good mood as she crossed the finish line, grabbing some water and goodie bags.

She had, after all, achieved her goal of qualifying for next year’s marathon. She needed to finish the race in less than four hours, 10 minutes; she finished in four hours, four minutes.

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Published April 17, 2013

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — As expected, the Clinton Township Police Department transferred all police dispatching to the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office.

The Clinton Township Board of Trustees voted 4-2 in December to approve a three-year agreement to contract the county to take over police dispatching for $1.1 million a year. The amount will increase to about $1.3 million per year, once fire dispatch is transferred at an undetermined date in 2014.

Per the agreement, the county is assuming any startup and training costs associated with the transfer.

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Published April 17, 2013

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Township recreation and single-family home rehabilitation are among the list of programs slated to receive community development block grant dollars from Clinton Township this year.

Under a 7-0 vote on April 8, the township Board of Trustees approved allocations for an estimated $509,909 in community development block grants for the fiscal year that began April 1. The grant dollars are allocated to municipalities from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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