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Terry Oparka


Staff Writer Terry Oparka covers Troy and the Troy School District for the Troy Times. Oparka has worked for C & G Newspapers since 2000 and attended Oakland University and Macomb Community College. Oparka has won an award from the Michigan Press Association and four awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, Detroit Chapter.

Published July 12, 2018

TROY — Troy police were called to Build-A-Bear Workshop at the Somerset Collection the morning of July 12 after a deal on bears generated more interest than anticipated.

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Published July 10, 2018

TROY — The story of former Troy City Manager Brian Kischnick took another turn after he was charged in federal court July 6 with bribery concerning programs that receive federal funds.

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Published July 10, 2018

TROY — The $153 million budget that the Troy School District Board of Education approved June 19 maintains a 16 percent fund balance and includes a $120 increase in the per-pupil foundation allowance from the state.

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Published July 10, 2018

TROY — History will come to life Aug. 5 when the Troy Traffic Jam rolls into the Troy Historic Village.

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Published July 10, 2018

TROY — Two men face felony charges after police say one man pointed a gun at a clerk working at the 7-Eleven store at 3982 Crooks Road and demanded that she open the cash register just before 1:30 a.m. June 30. 

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Published July 10, 2018

TROY — Police and fire officials closed Interstate 75 for two hours during the early morning of July 8 after police say a man suspected of drunken driving, who police had pulled over near Wattles Road, shot and killed himself before the officer approached the vehicle. 

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Published July 10, 2018

TROY — Michael J. Thorp will share stories of the people who made their history in towns and villages that dot the shoreline when he presents “Michigan Rocks! Michigan’s Thumb Drive: M-25, Michigan’s Blue Water Highway” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. July 31 at the Troy Public Library.

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Published July 2, 2018

TROY — It’s been 50 years since the Detroit Tigers, under the management of Mayo Smith, beat the St. Louis Cardinals to win the 1968 World Series in a 4-1 game.

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Published July 2, 2018

TROY — Zachary Sinutko, 16, dreamed of making headlines.

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Published July 2, 2018

TROY — The Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office stated that a Troy police officer’s use of deadly force was justified and that the officer’s initial effort to use a stun gun on a man brandishing knives was heroic, nearly costing the officer his life.

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Published July 2, 2018

TROY — Citing rapid growth in Troy, a developer asked for and received approval for a five-story, 107-room, extended-stay hotel on 1.5 acres at Crooks Road and Wilshire Drive.

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Published July 2, 2018

TROY — It’s the spot where Cody Rydin and Kelsey Kuhl had their first date. It’s also the place where he proposed. And it is the place where they chose to speak their wedding vows in the first-ever wedding held at the Stage Nature Center June 30.

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Published June 28, 2018

FERNDALE — Ferndale police are searching for a man who they said displayed a black, semi-automatic handgun to a teller and directed the teller to give him the money in the teller’s drawer at the Huntington Bank at 306 W. Nine Mile Road at 12:30 p.m. June 25.

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Published June 26, 2018

TROY — Troy City Council members decided that a land deal for a blighted parcel was an offer they couldn’t refuse June 18.

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Published June 26, 2018

TROY — Prizes and programs abound for patrons of all ages at the Troy Public Library this summer. 

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