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St. Clair Shores Sentinel

St. Clair Shores 05/24/2015

Citywide open house set for May 31

ST. CLAIR SHORES — It’s a great time to shop for a home in St. Clair Shores. That’s the message from local real estate companies organizing the eighth annual St. Clair Shores Community Open House, which will be held from noon-5 p.m. ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 05/23/2015

June Fest returns next month

ST. CLAIR SHORES — A community institution for more than 20 years, June Fest returns June 6 with fun for the whole family. “We are so looking forward to it,” said Gloria Kinne, owner of Circare. June Fest will be held from 10 ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 05/20/2015

City asking for illumination of rate change

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Working to bring St. Clair Shores into a brighter future, City Council approved the conversion of 500 mercury vapor streetlights to LED fixtures this month, taking advantage of a grant that will help finance the project. The ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 05/20/2015

June Fest to include first-ever pageant

ST. CLAIR SHORES — A new competition is coming to St. Clair Shores, searching for a girl to represent June Fest, the annual sidewalk celebration put on by the 9-Mack Merchants Association. “It brings additional visibility,” said ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 05/19/2015

Rubber Ducky, you’re the one

ST. CLAIR SHORES — With estimates that one in 68 children will be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders, Shorewood Kiwanis wants you to get your ducks in a row to help support local therapy programs. The third annual Shorewood Kiwanis Rubber ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 05/19/2015

Fallen officers’ badge numbers retired, 70 years later

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Eight weeks ago, an officer new to the St. Clair Shores Police Department made a startling discovery. His newly issued badge number was No. 5, the same as what was worn by one of two officers killed in the line of duty in ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 05/19/2015

Local mother convicted of murdering, mutilating son

Alternately tearful or calm and collected, even seemingly combative in response to the prosecutor’s questions, Donna Scrivo took the stand in her own murder trial May 18, alleging that a masked man with a vendetta against her son broke into their ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 05/18/2015

‘Rudy,’ World Trade Center relic to be part of 63rd Memorial Day Parade

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Bringing together Hollywood, music, military and American history, the 63rd annual St. Clair Shores Memorial Day Parade will step off at 1 p.m. May 24 at Nine Mile Road and Jefferson Avenue. This year, a 5-foot section of the ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 05/18/2015

Mother suspected of murder takes stand in own defense

UPDATE: Guilty verdict: Alternately tearful or calm and collected, even seemingly combative in response to the prosecutor’s questions, Donna Scrivo took ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 05/18/2015

Fire at Assumption Nursery School

Neighbors alerted the St. Clair Shores Fire Department to dark smoke pouring from Assumption Nursery School and Toddler Center, 22150 Marter Road, the evening of May 17.“Homeowners in the area called because they saw smoke coming out of the ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 05/17/2015

Scrivo trial continues to second week

ST. CLAIR SHORES — The trial of Donna Scrivo continued into its second week May 12, with law enforcement and medical personnel taking the stand to testify against the mother accused of killing her 32-year-old son and cutting up his body, then ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 05/13/2015

Substitute teacher arrested

ST. CLAIR SHORES — A 27-year-old Eastpointe man who worked as a substitute teacher at South Lake High School is accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old female student. St. Clair Shores police received information of a possible assault ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 05/13/2015

Expenses questioned in court, library

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Nearly every city department felt the tightening of the belt during two days of budget hearings by City Council in advance of the adoption of the 2015-16 fiscal year budget in June. In discussing the budget for the 40th ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 05/13/2015

Coasting toward a cleaner future

ST. CLAIR SHORES — For two decades, volunteers have gathered together before the beginning of boating season to clean up the coast. This year, the 20th annual Nautical Coast Clean-up and Celebration is scheduled for May 17, with volunteers ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 05/08/2015

Work begins on new athletic field for South Lake

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Nine months after voters narrowly approved giving the district more money, South Lake Schools broke ground on its first project to be paid for with bond dollars: the installation of new artificial turf and a new track at the ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 05/08/2015

Trial starts in case of dismembered son

ST. CLAIR SHORES — While the prosecutor painted a gruesome picture of Ramsay Scrivo’s last hours, the defense in the case against Donna Scrivo called it worthy of a screenplay. “Like a Hollywood script, most of it isn’t ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 05/05/2015

School bond fails in Lake Shore

Editor's note: This story updated May 6A bond proposal to pay for building and technology improvements in Lake Shore Public Schools failed by a 20 percent margin May 5.Unofficial results from the Macomb County Clerk’s office show that 3,268 ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 05/04/2015

Tough cuts in parks and recreation budget

ST. CLAIR SHORES — One of the departments with the most to cut during the 2015-16 budget process was the Parks and Recreation Department, which City Council denied many proposed capital improvement projects. With various departments in Parks and ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 05/04/2015

Optimists thank community volunteers

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Taking time out to recognize those who quietly give back to the community, the Optimist Club of St. Clair Shores is set to host its 17th annual Champion Awards banquet May 6. “Every community has people that do things ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 05/04/2015

Growing green thumbs

ST. CLAIR SHORES — On a chilly but sunny day, students at Rodgers Elementary School got a firsthand lesson in conservation and the importance of trees to the community by helping the Department of Public Works with its annual Arbor Day tree ...Read More

Royal Oak 05/04/2015

Events planned for V-E Day anniversary

WARREN — The 70th anniversary of V-E Day, the end of World War II in Europe, will be celebrated locally with several special events planned for May 8-9.Warren Mayor Jim Fouts said the city anticipates that more than 200 veterans will attend an ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 05/04/2015

Boat erupts in flames in city harbor

Editor's note: This story updated May 7A man was hospitalized May 3 after the boat he was trying to start in Lac Ste. Claire Harbor exploded.St. Clair Shores Police reported that three Roseville residents were launching a 20-foot boat in the ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 05/03/2015

Budget hearings tense as city fund balance getting low

City Council hemmed, hawed and hacked budget proposals brought forward by city administration over the course of two days of budget hearings spanning more than eight hours in an effort to close the gap between what St. Clair Shores is bringing in and what ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 05/01/2015

Scrivo’s police interview excluded from trial

Police interrogation of a woman accused of killing and cutting up the body of her 32-year-old son, and then dumping his remains along the highway in St. Clair County, will not be admitted during her trial, which begins this week.Donna Scrivo, 61, is ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 04/29/2015

Grant to bring 500 new trees to St. Clair Shores

ST. CLAIR SHORES — A Tree City USA for 27 years, St. Clair Shores will get help keeping that designation with a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. “It’s the perfect week to make this announcement,” said Department ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 04/29/2015

VA volunteers honored at Bruce Post

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Recognizing that without volunteers, those who have served their country and are being cared for at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Detroit would not get as good of care, members of the center took time out to thank them ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 04/29/2015

Canal owners will have next public hearing May 4

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Opinion was mixed during a public hearing April 20 to create a special assessment district for the purpose of dredging the 10 Mile Beach canal. Residents of the 10 Mile Beach Canal Association presented a petition indicating ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 04/29/2015

City to honor veterans with ‘Purple Heart’

ST. CLAIR SHORES — With the month of May celebrating both the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day and Memorial Day, along with the St. Clair Shores Memorial Day Parade, it seems fitting that another military honor be bestowed on the city this ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 04/29/2015

Stories of V-E Day: Wendell Galbraith and Bill Pellegrino

Editor's note: This story was included in a full-length C & G Newspapers feature commemorating the 70th anniversary of V-E Day, the end of World War II in Europe. The war in Europe ended with the surrender of Nazi Germany on May 8, 1945. Metro ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 04/29/2015

Stories of V-E Day: Josef Hoettel

Editor's note: This story was included in a full-length C & G Newspapers feature commemorating the 70th anniversary of V-E Day, the end of World War II in Europe. The war in Europe ended with the surrender of Nazi Germany on May 8, 1945. Metro ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 04/28/2015

Kupinski not guilty of murder in second degree

A man accused of second-degree murder in the shooting death of an Eastpointe man in December was found not guilty of that charge April 28.Forty-one-year-old Gerald Kupinski, of St. Clair Shores, was accused of shooting 30-year-old Adam Abraham, of ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 04/26/2015

No primary as only 1 candidate files for mayor, 4 for city council

ST. CLAIR SHORES — With only four candidates filing to run for three City Council seats and one running for mayor, this will be the first time in 10 years that the city will not have a local primary election this August.City Clerk Mary Kotowski ...Read More

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Shelby Township 05/24/2015

Fishing for a cure

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — From 7 a.m.-noon May 30, the fourth annual fishing tournament to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society will take place at Stony Creek Metropark.Laura Sawyer, of Clinton Township, began hosting the event as a way to give ...Read More

Utica 05/23/2015

Late councilman was a beloved family man, city leader

UTICA — Utica Mayor Pro Tem Russell Barthelmeh had a presence that was hard to miss, with his deep, booming voice and bushy gray mustache, and those who knew him said he did his best to represent the people of the city he had called home since ...Read More

Shelby Township 05/22/2015

Larceny occurs after man falsely claims to be township employee

On May 8, Shelby Township police received a call about a larceny from a home on Kramer Drive, near 21 Mile and Schoenherr roads, following a visit from a man who said he was with “a water department” and that he needed to check the ...Read More

Shelby Township 05/22/2015

Controversial oil well in Shelby turns up dry

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Township officials and residents breathed a collective sigh of relief when West Bay Exploration Co. gave word that the controversial well site near 25 Mile and Dequindre roads proved to be not commercially viable.Since last July, ...Read More

Utica 05/20/2015

Utica PD presents personnel, resident with awards

UTICA — The Utica Police Department awarded a number of its members, as well as a Utica resident, with lifesaving awards and letters of commendation for quick thinking and actions credited with protecting lives and streamlining processes.Deputy ...Read More

Shelby Township 05/20/2015

Shelby, Utica police offer parking lots, lobbies for transactions

UTICA/SHELBY TOWNSHIP — With many municipalities’ police departments publicizing the availability of their parking lots for deals, officials from the Shelby Township and Utica police departments reiterated their existing ...Read More

Shelby Township 05/19/2015

Paslin to expand in Shelby Township

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — The Paslin Company, a turnkey systems integrator focused on robotic automation in the automotive and heavy industries market, hosted a grand opening at its newest location in Shelby Township on May 8, where manufacturing work has ...Read More

Shelby Township 05/18/2015

Combat veterans to tell their stories at Memorial Day ceremony

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — For the first time, Shelby Township’s annual Memorial Day ceremony, which commemorates those fallen in action, will feature three speakers — combat veterans who served and were wounded in the Vietnam War.Residents, ...Read More

Shelby Township 05/14/2015

Sheriff shares latest developments in fatal Stony Creek crash

On May 14, Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham told C & G News that investigators planned to interview the two survivors of the May 8 Stony Creek crash in which three teens died.Wickersham said that the last he heard, one of the young men was ...Read More

Shelby Township 05/13/2015

Local Kiwanis members create Golden K branch in honor of late member

SHELBY TOWNSHIP/UTICA — In January, members of the long-standing Shelby-Utica Kiwanis Club came together to form the Wm. Hoehn Golden K Kiwanis Club for the specific purpose of meeting seniors’ needs in the community.President Raymond Pini ...Read More

Shelby Township 05/13/2015

Oil and gas company to return to Shelby site

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — West Bay Exploration Co. plans to pick up this week where it left off last August at a well site located near 26 Mile and Dequindre roads.The next step, as of last week, was to bring in a truck-mounted completion rig to test the ...Read More

Shelby Township 05/12/2015

Police believe distracted driving led to head-on collision

At approximately 11:50 a.m. May 10, first responders received initial reports of a head-on collision on 26 Mile Road, between Schoenherr and Hayes Roads.Police said it appeared that a 19-year-old man driving a red Jeep eastbound on 26 Mile Road with his ...Read More

Shelby Township 05/09/2015

Three 17-year-olds die in single-vehicle crash at park

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — At 6:15 p.m. May 8, the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office emergency dispatch center received initial reports of a single-vehicle crash at Stony Creek Metropark.A black 2008 Jaguar S-type four-door sedan had been traveling ...Read More

Shelby Township 05/06/2015

Local residents, officials weigh in on Proposal 1

Michigan voters crushed Proposal 1 with 80 percent of voters against it and 20 percent for it. In Macomb County, the percentages were even more lopsided — 87.2 percent against it and 12.8 percent for it.Most voters said they did not want to see ...Read More

Shelby Township 05/06/2015

Shelby creates deputy chief position to add clarity for public

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Shelby Township Police Chief Robert Shelide formally introduced the new deputy chief position, which replaced the rank of captain, at a promotional ceremony April 27.“I think it’s very important for the citizens to ...Read More

Shelby Township 05/06/2015

Run 2 Read event will help eliminate adult illiteracy

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — At 9 a.m. May 30, Macomb Literacy Partners will host its fifth annual Run 2 Read event at Stony Creek Metropark. Participants can take part in a 5K or 10K run, or a 5K walk.Proceeds from the event will help the nonprofit ...Read More

Shelby Township 05/06/2015

Looking Back: Spring in Shelby Township

Spring in Michigan today means pothole and orange barrel season. But 100 years ago, around when this photo of a stretch of 22 Mile Road in Shelby Township was taken, spring meant axle-deep mud and sunbaked ruts in the many miles of dirt road. In the ...Read More

Shelby Township 05/05/2015

Shelby Township student to deliver WSU commencement speech

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — On May 7, Wayne State University graduating senior Nazmine Sohi, 21, of Shelby Township, will speak during her class’s 10 a.m. graduation ceremony at Ford Field. More than 3,800 students will graduate that Saturday in two ...Read More

Utica 05/05/2015

Road rage escalates, results in two misdemeanors

UTICA — At approximately 7:35 p.m. April 15, Utica police arrested a 32-year-old Sterling Heights man in a Utica parking lot after he allegedly followed a 49-year-old Washington Township woman off the M-53 expressway.Police charged the man with ...Read More

Shelby Township 05/04/2015

Judge sentences man to at least nine years in prison for armed robberies

Macomb County Circuit Court Judge Peter Maceroni sentenced a Shelby Township man who pleaded guilty to robbing three Shelby Township businesses at knifepoint in August to a minimum of nine years in prison May 4.Maceroni sentenced Milko Saran, 26, to ...Read More

Utica 05/04/2015

Mom coordinates Utica blood drive after needing emergency transfusion

UTICA — A Sterling Heights mother has organized a blood drive at her Utica church on May 9, just four months after blood transfusions saved her life during surgery for a pregnancy complication.Approximately 30 minutes after giving birth to her ...Read More

Shelby Township 04/29/2015

Shelby Farmers Market returning with new vendors, yoga

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — The Shelby Farmers Market will kick off its seventh annual season at the Packard Proving Grounds on Saturday, May 9. The market is scheduled to take place from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. every Saturday through October, rain or shine.Market ...Read More

Shelby Township 04/29/2015

Shelby firefighters give back to kids’ burn camp

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Every year, the Shelby Township Fire Local 1338 puts on a few major events to raise money for various charitable organizations, Fire Chief Jim Swinkowski said.According to Swinkowski, firefighters raised more than $25,000 for ...Read More

Shelby Township 04/29/2015

Local WWII Marine recalls experience at Iwo Jima

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — One of the Americans who faced 22,000 Japanese troops at Iwo Jima and claimed victory after 35 days of fighting during World War II shared his story as the 70th anniversary of the end of the war approaches.When Benard Wesolowski, ...Read More

Shelby Township 04/28/2015

Board approves incentive bonus for new police hires

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — On April 21, the Shelby Township Board of Trustees unanimously approved a resolution that will award new police hires a one-time $2,000 bonus upon completion of a yearlong probationary period.The bonus is part of a recruiting ...Read More

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Detroit 05/24/2015

Winning videos to be featured on huge new video board downtown

DETROIT — Cobo Center has been a staple of Detroit for decades, and now the center wants young people to spread the word about it and the city’s beauty. In mid-April, the center announced the inaugural 30:60 video scholarship contest for ...Read More

Fraser 05/19/2015

Fraser family reflects on military background

FRASER — The term “brothers and sisters in arms” describes how solidarity is essential on the battlefield. For one family, its meaning is taken literally. The Squier family hails from Fraser, but the pedigree has traveled far beyond ...Read More

Clinton Township 05/19/2015

Police: Man who shot child was mom’s boyfriend

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — The young boy who was shot in Clinton Township’s Normandy Park May 4 seems to be doing well, according to police late last week. Clinton Township Capt. Richard Maierle said the boy, who was 3 years old at the time of the ...Read More

Clinton Township 05/19/2015

Traveling Vietnam Wall coming to township for Memorial Day weekend

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — For the second time in five years, the traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial replica — The Wall That Heals — will find itself in Clinton Township during Memorial Day weekend. The township last had the wall in its ...Read More

Fraser 05/18/2015

Police suspect suicide in parking lot truck fire

FRASER — The Fraser Department of Public Safety is investigating the death of a 68-year-old Fraser man.The incident occurred May 17 in the Meijer parking lot located at 15 Mile and Utica roads.Fraser Lt. Dan Kolke said police received a call at ...Read More

Clinton Township 05/16/2015

Prop 1 failure urges more effort from state legislators

FRASER/CLINTON TOWN-SHIP — On May 5, after numerous months and town hall meetings in which legislators attempted to inform the public of the proposed changes to the gasoline tax, the 80-20 results marked the most lopsided loss ever for an amendment ...Read More

Metro Detroit 05/15/2015

Canadian nuclear waste site is one step closer to reality

METRO DETROIT — The Canadian joint review panel looking over a proposed nuclear waste site that would be less than a mile from Lake Huron recommended the project to Canada’s minister of the environment May 7 despite an outcry from communities ...Read More

Clinton Township 05/14/2015

Man dies in motorcycle crash on Groesbeck

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — The Clinton Township Police Department is searching for answers after a 22-year-old man died in a motorcycle accident on May 14.Police said around 2:31 a.m. Steven Watkins, of Macomb Township, was traveling northbound on ...Read More

Fraser 05/13/2015

Fraser K-9 retires as officer receives promotion

FRASER — Niko the dog came from the Netherlands to fight crime with his human counterparts in Fraser. Little did the dog and one particular officer know that they would develop a relationship that transcended bad guys and traffic stops. Almost a ...Read More

Clinton Township 05/13/2015

Chippewa Valley Schools names teachers of the year

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Chippewa Valley Schools has named its 2014-15 teachers of the year. Andrew Kohl, a physics teacher at Chippewa Valley High School, and Deborah Richnak, a third-grade teacher at Mohawk Elementary, earned the ...Read More

Clinton Township 05/13/2015

Eagle Scout project aims to make Civic Center more enviro-friendly

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — One Boy Scout is working hand-in-hand with Clinton Township officials to create a rain garden. Kevin Keller is part of Mount Clemens-based Boy Scout Troop 371 and was recently given approval by the township to work on a rain ...Read More

Clinton Township 05/13/2015

School leaders react to Proposal 1 defeat

CLINTON TOWNSHIP— It came as no surprise to Chippewa Valley Schools administrators that Proposal 1 failed in a statewide vote on May 5. The complicated nature of the bill, uncertainty of where funding would be directed, and mistrust of Lansing ...Read More

Metro Detroit 05/13/2015

Native fish species bounce back

METRO DETROIT — Native fish like walleye, steelhead, lake trout and, to an extent, yellow perch populations are doing well, leading to a positive fishing outlook on the Great Lakes this year. Todd Grischke, Lake Huron Basin coordinator with the ...Read More

Clinton Township 05/12/2015

New VVA facility is a blessing for local veterans

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Brian Bobek joined the United States Army in 1966 and found himself in the jungles of Vietnam one year later. Now, as the president of Chapter 154 of the Vietnam Veterans of America, or VVA, Bobek said those days were ...Read More

Clinton Township 05/12/2015

Police looking for two suspects who stole four ATVs

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — The Clinton Township Police Department is asking for the public’s help in a larceny that occurred in the early morning hours of May 12.The incident reportedly occurred at WOR Powersports, which is the old Mumbly’s ...Read More

Clinton Township 05/11/2015

Woman receives probation, must pay $175K for Little League embezzlement

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Karen Ann Dimitrie, the former treasurer of Clinton Valley Little League (CVLL), was recently ordered to pay restitution and undergo probation for embezzlement that occurred sometime between 2008 and 2014. On May 6 in Macomb ...Read More

Clinton Township 05/09/2015

Parks department prepares for summer with new, old programs

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — The sun is ready to shine and schoolchildren everywhere are patiently awaiting for summer to finally arrive. Not surprisingly, so is Clinton Township’s Parks and Recreation Department. Another year brings ...Read More

Clinton Township 05/05/2015

Board of Trustees extends marijuana moratorium

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — As Lansing lawmakers’ conversations regarding proper medical marijuana enforcement have remained up in smoke, local municipalities are interpreting the law their own way. Due to inaction by politicians at the state ...Read More

Fraser 05/05/2015

El Charro restaurants receive threatening phone calls

FRASER — In a case that Fraser Department of Public Safety Director George Rouhib called “just a strange situation,” multiple El Charro locations received threatening calls from what is perceived to be an anonymous teenager.The Fraser ...Read More

Clinton Township 05/05/2015

St. Paul of Tarsus to hungry county residents: ‘We have food’

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — A fluctuating economy coupled with individual hardships has left many residents wondering where their next meal will come from or where they will sleep at night. On the flip side, there are places that can help the less ...Read More

Detroit 05/05/2015

Detroit Jazz Festival strikes the right chord with famed guitarist Pat Metheny

DETROIT — The Detroit Jazz Festival has been attracting some of the top jazz players in the world for years, but the 36th annual festival scored a particular coup this year with artist-in-residence Pat Metheny. The jazz guitarist and composer, ...Read More

Clinton Township 05/04/2015

Clinton Township honors vets by going purple

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Military service is a distinct area of American life, and local veterans are doing their best to make sure they are being honored the right way. At Clinton Township’s April 20 board meeting, Commander Larry Pretzer, ...Read More

Fraser 04/29/2015

Fraser’s new finance director comes with experience

FRASER — After interviewing numerous candidates to replace former Finance Director Tim McCulloch, the Fraser City Council recently found a replacement. Mary Jaganjac was appointed as the new director and officially started in the position in ...Read More

Clinton Township 04/29/2015

Woman in van flees police, crashes into another vehicle on Gratiot

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — A Clinton Township woman took a routine traffic stop into her own hands, which resulted in a crash. On April 23, at approximately 2:22 p.m., a Michigan State Police trooper assigned to the Metro Post unit attempted to stop a ...Read More

Fraser 04/29/2015

City to look deeper into rental inspections and properties

FRASER — Hotels, motels and rental properties in Fraser will be given deeper evaluation when it comes to inspections and overall living standards. Introduced at the city’s April 9 council meeting as part of a growing number of proactive ...Read More

Fraser 04/29/2015

Baumgartner House celebrates 140 years

FRASER — The Baumgartner House is a historic staple in the city of Fraser, representing the age of yesteryear without all the technological advancements of today. And 140 years later, the house still stands. The Baumgartner House was built ...Read More

Metro Detroit 04/29/2015

Local defense industry recalls ‘Arsenal of Democracy’

METRO DETROIT — As artillery and troops traveled overseas to fight in World War II, metro Detroiters who remained at home stayed productive by making the equipment needed to defeat the Axis powers. Ron Lamparter, who owns the Defense Corridor ...Read More

Clinton Township 04/29/2015

The women who won the war: Frances Fisher

Editor's note: This story about a local 'Rosie the Riveter' is one of a handful included in a full-length C & G Newspapers feature commemorating the 70th anniversary of V-E Day, the end of World War II in Europe. The war in Europe ended ...Read More

Clinton Township 04/29/2015

Stories of V-E Day: Wendell Bauer

Editor's note: This story was included in a full-length C & G Newspapers feature commemorating the 70th anniversary of V-E Day, the end of World War II in Europe. The war in Europe ended with the surrender of Nazi Germany on May 8, 1945. Metro ...Read More

Metro Detroit 04/29/2015

The women who won the war

METRO DETROIT — Not every American who fought for victory during World War II wore a uniform on foreign shores.You won’t find their tales often in history books, but rather in journals and family photo albums.The work done and sacrifices ...Read More

Metro Detroit 04/28/2015

The end and the beginning

METRO DETROIT — The most destructive war ever fought in Europe ended on May 8, 1945. That point in time will forever be known to history as V-E Day. For those who lived through the war, it was both the end and the beginning. Gone forever ...Read More

Clinton Township 04/27/2015

Alleged murderer of party store owner to stand trial

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Almost one month after the death of Bernie’s Market owner Emil Salem, his alleged killer will stand trial. During a preliminary exam in front of Judge Sebastian Lucido in 41-B District Court in Clinton Township, Ujuan ...Read More

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Harrison Township 05/23/2015

Event will make splash in Lake St. Clair

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Sprint and Splash will return to Lake St. Clair for the fourth year at Macomb County’s Lake St. Clair Metropark in Harrison Township on Saturday, June 6 with the same vim and vigor that past competitors have come to look ...Read More

Macomb County 05/20/2015

County appoints new finance director

Smigiel MACOMB COUNTY — Stephen Smigiel is no novice when it comes to making sense of dollars and cents.The University of Michigan-Flint graduate was working with numbers well before he started ...Read More

Clinton Township 05/20/2015

'Normal' man robs bank, disappears; reward offered

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — The Clinton Township Police Department is investigating a robbery that occurred Tuesday, May 19.The incident took place at the Chase Bank located at 20755 North Nunneley, just east of Groesbeck Highway near Metropolitan ...Read More

Harrison Township 05/19/2015

Lakefront residents continue to deal with stinky muck

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Paul Gutierrez and his neighbors living along the shorelines of Lake St. Clair in Harrison Township thought they were going to have a clean, muck-free summer.After 123 truckloads of sludge and waste were removed from along ...Read More

Mount Clemens 05/19/2015

Accident victim wants to thank helpful stranger

MOUNT CLEMENS — Pamela Viviano-McDonald was on her way home from seeing a documentary at the Detroit Institute of Arts late at night on Jan. 22 when a normally simple move inside her car changed her life.“I reached for the radio control to ...Read More

Macomb County 05/14/2015

Sheriff’s Office recognizes excellence

MACOMB COUNTY — National Corrections Officers Week was May 2-9, and National Law Enforcement Week was May 10-16.And like they do each spring, members of the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office took time to demonstrate their appreciation for the ...Read More

Harrison Township 05/13/2015

Water main break sends some students home early

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Some L’Anse Creuse Public Schools students got an early start to the weekend May 1 after a water main break limited water pressure at two elementary schools.Harrison Township Water and Sewer Department Supervisor Dave ...Read More

Mount Clemens 05/13/2015

McLaren Macomb recognized for hospital safety

MOUNT CLEMENS — McLaren Macomb Hospital in Mount Clemens was given an “A” for safety, specifically for the hospital’s performance in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors.McLaren, formerly Mount Clemens ...Read More

Clinton Township 05/13/2015

MCC celebrates initial pitch competition

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — A trio of Macomb Community College students were recently awarded for their bright ideas.On April 24, more than $9,000 was awarded to the three students at the finals of the Macomb Community College Center for Innovation and ...Read More

Clinton Township 05/07/2015

Suspects in Mount Clemens stabbing death headed to trial

MOUNT CLEMENS — The two men accused of stabbing to death a 22-year-old Clinton Township pizza delivery man in February are headed to trial this summer on felony murder and robbery charges.Deandre Lee Arnold and Jayvon Tarice Cates, both 18 and ...Read More

Clinton Township 05/06/2015

Charges brought in shooting of young boy

A man has been charged in the case of a 3-year-old boy who was recently shot in the head at a Clinton Township park.After what the Clinton Township Police Department deemed was a thorough investigation, facts of the case were presented to the Macomb ...Read More

Clinton Township 05/06/2015

Clintondale voters turn down both proposals

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Two proposals that would have generated revenue in Clintondale Community Schools failed at the polls May 5.Voters rejected a non-homestead millage replacement proposal, and a non-homestead operating millage proposal. If both ...Read More

Harrison Township 05/06/2015

Saving manatees, one step at a time

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Running to secure the future of an aquatic mammal that can most closely be observed 1,500 miles from here has nonetheless become a Michigan tradition.And it’s all thanks to a L’Anse Creuse High School ...Read More

Clinton Township 05/05/2015

Young boy shot in head

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — The Clinton Township Police Department is investigating the shooting of a young boy at Normandy Park.Capt. Richard Maierle said the incident occurred around 8:43 p.m. May 4 at the park, which is located in the 34000 block of ...Read More

Harrison Township 05/02/2015

DDA plans moving forward

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — The future appearance of Harrison Township’s lakefront area is the primary focus of discussion now that a Downtown Development Authority has been established.Since early April, members of the DDA board as well as members ...Read More

Clinton Township 05/01/2015

School board rescinds 3 contract nonrenewal notices, one still remains

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Members of the L’Anse Creuse Public Schools Board of Education last month approved Superintendent Jackie Johnston’s proposal to rescind three of the four nonrenewal of contract notifications that were approved at a ...Read More

Mount Clemens 05/01/2015

Construction of Mount Clemens parking structure begins May 4

MOUNT CLEMENS — Visitors seeking county services in downtown Mount Clemens may have a tougher time finding a parking space for the next nine months.On May 4, construction crews will break ground at the Macomb County Administration building parking ...Read More

Mount Clemens 04/29/2015

Man arrested after pointing gun at patron inside Mount Clemens bar

Gigic MOUNT CLEMENS — A 45-year-old Harrison Township man is facing a pair of felony charges after he allegedly pointed a gun at another patron inside a Mount Clemens bar recently.Macomb County ...Read More

Mount Clemens 04/29/2015

Advancing Macomb advances with new director

Roy MOUNT CLEMENS — A former assistant Macomb County executive has a new job, but the same goals: advancing the county’s economic and community development.Melissa Roy has been named executive ...Read More

Clinton Township 04/29/2015

Survivor tells her story; play depicts Jewish youth’s escape from Nazi Germany

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — When Anne Lehmann returned home to Berlin from Amsterdam at the end of summer in 1938, she felt so much had changed. Even though the 12-year-old had been away for just three weeks, her hometown felt different.Waiting at the ...Read More

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Sterling Heights 05/22/2015

Fillmore Elementary to close, merge with Black

WARREN/STERLING HEIGHTS — Another major building change is in store for Warren Consolidated Schools as school officials continue looking at ways to cut expenses.At the May 6 Board of Education meeting, the school board voted to merge the ...Read More

Sterling Heights 05/20/2015

The pieces come together for library mosaic mural

STERLING HEIGHTS — A gallery’s supply of local art was recently pieced together into a large mural that is now on display at the Sterling Heights Public Library.On May 11, the library unveiled a new mosaic mural composed of more than 200 ...Read More

Sterling Heights 05/18/2015

Budget includes police, fire hires

STERLING HEIGHTS — The Sterling Heights City Council unanimously approved May 6 the annual document detailing how officials plan to allocate money for the next fiscal year.At the meeting, city officials discussed the new budget, which is 2.1 ...Read More

Sterling Heights 05/15/2015

Farmers market enthusiasm grows, officials say

STERLING HEIGHTS — The inaugural Sterling Heights farmers market will be sprouting up soon, according to the city’s Parks and Recreation Department.The farmers market will be held on Thursdays June 4-Oct. 29 at Dodge Park.According to ...Read More

Sterling Heights 05/13/2015

Stevenson student dies after M-53 accident

A Stevenson High School student has reportedly died after being critically injured in a May 8 auto accident on M-53, according to a hospital spokesman and Sterling Heights police.Sterling Heights Police Lt. Dave Smith  said May 13 that Jack William ...Read More

Macomb Township 05/13/2015

Beck students evacuated after fog machine trouble

A group of Beck Centennial Elementary students were reportedly sent to seek medical treatment May 13 after a fog machine apparently made them feel ill at the school, according to a Utica Community Schools spokesman.According to school district spokesman ...Read More

Sterling Heights 05/13/2015

Sterlingfest fine-tunes its summer music lineup

The Sterlingfest Art & Music Fair might not have the “Margaritaville” beach party theme of last year, but it will feature a Beach Boys tribute band and a broad mix of other musical acts, according to city officials.The annual Sterling ...Read More

Sterling Heights 05/13/2015

Youth auto career expo to move to Warren

A vocational expo that started in Utica Community Schools to expose young people to automotive industry careers is shifting into a higher gear.The 2015 Automotive Design & Engineering Career Expo will take place May 20-21 at the Macomb Community ...Read More

Sterling Heights 05/13/2015

Residents opine on Prop 1 election and its defeat

Several residents at the May 6 Sterling Heights City Council meeting celebrated the lopsided May 5 electoral defeat of the proposed tax increase known as Proposal 1.Unofficial results from the state of Michigan tallied the state’s total votes at ...Read More

Sterling Heights 05/13/2015

Memorial Day parade moves into formation

Remember the date: Sterling Heights will hold its 36th annual Memorial Day ceremony and parade May 25.According to city officials, the event is usually one of the year’s best-attended city events. At the May 6 City Council meeting, City Manager ...Read More

Sterling Heights 05/13/2015

Foundation announces scholarship recipients

A total of 37 students from southeastern Michigan schools recently received scholarships offered through the Sterling Heights Community Foundation and its participating sponsors.The winners were formally announced at the May 6 Sterling Heights City ...Read More

Sterling Heights 05/11/2015

Auto accident critically injures Stevenson student

A May 8 accident on M-53 reportedly left a Stevenson High School student in critical condition, according to Sterling Heights police.Sterling Heights Police Lt. Dave Smith said the accident occurred at about 7:45 p.m. May 8 on northbound M-53, near ...Read More

Sterling Heights 05/06/2015

Students design boats for swimming pool races

Hundreds of Utica Community Schools students were recently all aboard an idea to build and race boats big enough to climb inside and use.Eisenhower High School career and technical education students joined physics students to compete in the first-ever ...Read More

Sterling Heights 05/06/2015

Sixth-graders prepare for adult careers at business lunch

Utica Community Schools sixth-graders recently got their first taste of a power lunch with local businesspeople and career professionals at the 22nd annual Career Focus Luncheon.This year, the annual luncheon was held April 29 and 30 at The Palazzo ...Read More

Sterling Heights 05/06/2015

Plant exchange ready to sprout again

Plenty of green will change hands at an upcoming Sterling Heights gardening event — no money involved.The Sterling Heights Beautification Commission will hold its annual plant exchange May 9 at the Sterling Heights Nature Center. During the free ...Read More

Sterling Heights 05/01/2015

Sterling Police Department invites use of station, lot for Craigslist deals

If you’re searching for a way to carry out online transactions in real life while lessening risk, the Sterling Heights Police Department has a deal for you.The Police Department announced April 24 that it is arranging the establishment of a ...Read More

Sterling Heights 04/29/2015

Salmon release program spawns anew at Harvey Elementary School

Harvey Elementary sixth-graders’ plans to raise, then release, more than 100 salmon into the Clinton River have gone swimmingly, according to students and staff.Harvey teacher Beth Swartz said this is the second year that her school has raised ...Read More

Sterling Heights 04/29/2015

‘In the Heights’ comes to Sterling Heights at Stevenson

Students from Stevenson High School’s Titan Theater Troupe are looking forward to bringing the musical “In the Heights” to an audience in Sterling Heights from May 1-3.The production’s director and producer, Mark Johnson, ...Read More

Sterling Heights 04/29/2015

Library teaches value of a buck during Money Smart Week

Opening and balancing the books took on added meaning when the Sterling Heights Public Library held a cluster of financial classes for patrons of varying ages April 20-23.The library’s fiscally themed events were held in conjunction with a ...Read More

Sterling Heights 04/29/2015

Former councilman remembered

Sterling Heights city officials remembered the service and community activism of former City Councilman Roger Fachini following news of his death April 17.According to an obituary, Fachini passed away suddenly at age 71. Sterling Heights Community ...Read More

Sterling Heights 04/29/2015

Stories of V-E Day: Vince Giles

Editor's note: This story was included in a full-length C & G Newspapers feature commemorating the 70th anniversary of V-E Day, the end of World War II in Europe. The war in Europe ended with the surrender of Nazi Germany on May 8, 1945. Metro ...Read More

Rochester Hills 04/28/2015

Sterling woman critically injured in crash on M-59

ROCHESTER HILLS — A 37-year-old Sterling Heights woman was critically injured in a crash on M-59 at 11:17 p.m. April 23, a police report states.The woman was driving a 2009 Dodge Avenger east on M-59, near Rochester Road, when she apparently lost ...Read More

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Eastpointe 05/21/2015

Woman faces child abuse charges after infant found injured

EASTPOINTE — A Clinton Township woman was charged May 18 with first-degree child abuse for allegedly causing a 14-month-old child’s injuries.Hilary Ulp, 36, was arraigned in 38th District Court. She pleaded not guilty and is retaining a ...Read More

Roseville 05/20/2015

Archdiocese proposes plan to close former Sacred Heart building

ROSEVILLE — The Archdiocese of Detroit has announced a proposal to close two of the three buildings that make up the Roseville-Fraser St. Pio of Pietrelcina parish, including the former Sacred Heart Church at Utica Road and Gratiot Avenue.The Rev. ...Read More

Roseville 05/20/2015

Police seek suspects in jewelry store robbery

A jewelry store in the 27000 block of Gratiot was robbed at gunpoint May 20 with unknown items stolen.According to a press release by Roseville Deputy Police Chief Don Glandon, at approximately 10:50 a.m., two suspects entered the store and started ...Read More

Roseville 05/19/2015

Roseville approves opt-out for remote-read water meters

ROSEVILLE — The Roseville City Council approved an opt-out policy for its impending citywide water meter replacement program, in which old meters will be swapped for new ones that city workers will read remotely. The council approved the policy ...Read More

Eastpointe 05/19/2015

Students, parents speak out against school uniforms

EASTPOINTE — Unhappy with the school uniform policy passed at the East Detroit Board of Education’s April 27 meeting, students and their parents came to its regular meeting May 11 to voice their complaints. The board had introduced and ...Read More

Roseville 05/18/2015

Roseville plans to form a DDA

ROSEVILLE — The city is planning to form a Downtown Development Authority as part of its ongoing effort to turn the area of Utica Road and Gratiot Avenue into a destination spot. The proposed downtown area would be between 12 Mile Road to the ...Read More

Roseville 05/15/2015

Manfreda Dream Dash brings nearly double the runners

ROSEVILLE — The Joseph Manfreda Dream Dash 5K brought out 173 runners May 9, raising what is expected to be a substantial amount for the Roseville Community Schools Scholarship Foundation. Diane Rogers, assistant to the superintendent, helped ...Read More

Roseville 05/13/2015

Roseville details new waste disposal requirements

ROSEVILLE — City officials at the regular City Council meeting on April 28 detailed the new requirements for the city’s waste management system and specific waivers available for disabled people. The Roseville City Council unanimously ...Read More

Eastpointe 05/13/2015

Library staffs prepare for summer reading programs

EASTPOINTE/ROSEVILLE — Libraries throughout the state are preparing for their annual slates of summer events, from one-off programs to the summer reading clubs. The summer reading club theme this year for children in Eastpointe and Roseville is ...Read More

Roseville 05/13/2015

Recreation authority takes applications for summer day camp

ROSEVILLE — The Rec-reation Authority of Roseville & Eastpointe’s annual summer camp program is now in its 12th year. According to RARE Assistant Director Bobbie Wilson, the program will run from June 15 through Aug. 21 and will be ...Read More

Eastpointe 05/13/2015

Looking Back: The Gaukler General Store

EASTPOINTE — This month’s Looking Back is a drawing of the Gaukler General Store, which was located in what is now Eastpointe at the southwest corner of Nine Mile Road and Gratiot Avenue. Owned and resided in by Jacob Gaukler, the store was ...Read More

Eastpointe 05/13/2015

Voters say no to Proposal 1

EASTPOINTE/ROSEVILLE — Michigan roads are a disaster. That’s no surprise, as residents in C & G Newspapers’ coverage area have voiced their concerns about the dilapidated roads and growing potholes. Voters were asked to decide on ...Read More

Eastpointe 05/08/2015

Dog park attendance is on the rise

EASTPOINTE — Since its completion at the start of the year and its official ribbon-cutting in March, the dog park at Eastpointe Memorial Park has seen its attendance grow. Dog park attendance is limited to families that complete an hourlong ...Read More

Eastpointe 05/08/2015

Police arrest man in carjacking, sexual assault case

A 24-year-old man has been arrested and arraigned on charges of carjacking, kidnapping and sexual assault after allegedly attacking a Roseville resident May 7.Dandre Marquis Morris, of Detroit, was arraigned in 38th District Court May 8, where he is ...Read More

Eastpointe 05/06/2015

School board discusses ‘balanced school year’

EASTPOINTE — The East Detroit Public Schools Board of Education debated the idea of moving to a “balanced” school year that would split classes and vacations throughout the year, but the board ultimately decided not to start that process ...Read More

Roseville 05/05/2015

Roseville middle schools come off state priority list

ROSEVILLE — As of April 16, Eastland Middle School and Roseville Middle School are no longer listed among Michigan’s priority schools.The priority list consists of schools identified as the bottom 5 percent of the state’s Top-to-Bottom ...Read More

Eastpointe 05/01/2015

Eastpointe man will spend up to 15 years in prison for neighbor’s death

MOUNT CLEMENS — Noland Brown, an Eastpointe man found guilty in March of voluntary manslaughter for the death of his neighbor, Deryl Bohannon, was sentenced in Macomb County Circuit Court on April 28 to spend up to 15 years in prison.Brown was ...Read More

Eastpointe 05/01/2015

East Detroit board member resigns

EASTPOINTE — Deena Trocino, East Detroit school board treasurer, announced her resignation at the end of the regular school board meeting April 27.Trocino said that her love for the district led her to that decision, as she enjoys working on the ...Read More

Eastpointe 05/01/2015

Eastpointe man bound over to circuit court for alleged double murder

EASTPOINTE — Curtis Hampton — accused of killing Eastpointe resident Monique Rakowski and their infant daughter, Carmen, Feb. 12 — was bound over to Macomb County Circuit Court on five charges following a preliminary examination in the ...Read More

Roseville 04/29/2015

Police search for three suspects after armed robbery

A Roseville pharmacy fell victim to an armed robbery April 29, and police are searching for three suspects.According to a press release from the Roseville Police Department, at approximately 1:20 p.m., three robbers entered the pharmacy — located ...Read More

Roseville 04/29/2015

First responders help educate against infant sleep deaths

ROSEVILLE — Local emergency services and fire personnel are receiving training to educate residents about preventing infant sleep-related deaths. Called “Direct On Scene Education,” or DOSE, the idea is for those first responders to ...Read More

Roseville 04/29/2015

Roseville cruise organizers plan dance, car shows in May

ROSEVILLE — A little less than two months out, plans are coming together for the Roseville Gratiot Cruise on June 20.Until then, there are a few events coming up in May to help raise funds and give car enthusiasts a chance to show their vehicles, ...Read More

Eastpointe 04/29/2015

Eastpointe to fill council vacancy by mid-June

EASTPOINTE — The Eastpointe City Council agreed April 21 that it would accept résumés and letters of interest in May from people interested in filling the vacant City Council seat, and then the council would conduct interviews June ...Read More

Roseville 04/29/2015

Former Roseville resident was wartime nurse in the 1940s

ROSEVILLE — Seventy years ago at the end of World War II, Marie Michael’s mother was a nurse on an island in the Pacific awaiting major casualties from an invasion of Japan that never happened. Marie Michael said her mother, 1st Lt. ...Read More

Eastpointe 04/28/2015

East Detroit approves school uniform policy

The East Detroit Board of Education voted 4-3 April 27 to require that the school district’s students wear uniforms starting in the fall.Board members Deena Trocino, Jon Gruenberg, Julie DeVita and Karren Borsa voted for the new uniform policy, ...Read More

Warren Weekly

Warren 05/21/2015

Suspect arrested, charged after 7-Eleven robbery

WARREN — A Canton man was ordered held on a $1 million bond May 19, a day after he was arrested for allegedly using a knife to rob an employee at 7-Eleven on Nine Mile west of Mound.Derrick Cato, 48, was arraigned before 37th District Court Judge ...Read More

Warren 05/21/2015

Suspect pleads no contest in DeKeyzer murder case

WARREN — The man accused of killing 22-year-old Theresa DeKeyzer and hiding her body in a plastic drum has pleaded no contest to charges of first-degree murder and disinterment of a body.Scott Wobbe, 38, of Westland, was set to stand trial ...Read More

Warren 05/20/2015

Running program keeps Carlson girls on track

WARREN — When Carlson Elementary third-grade student Morgan Rowser heard about the Girls on the Run program at school, she thought she would try it out. She’s glad she did.“It’s real fun,” she said. “There are a lot ...Read More

Center Line 05/20/2015

Students recognized for making the right ‘turn’

CENTER LINE — Some students have a tough time in school.They might struggle academically, have behavior issues, have a hard time making friends, or lack a family support system at home.So every year, Center Line Public Schools educators make ...Read More

Warren 05/16/2015

City honors vets on V-E Day anniversary

WARREN — More than 200 veterans, including dozens who served during World War II, gathered in Warren on May 8 for the city’s program marking the 70th anniversary of V-E Day, the end of the war in Europe.Warren Mayor Jim Fouts, who announced ...Read More

Warren 05/15/2015

Warren adopts ‘stable’ 2015-16 budget

WARREN — The Warren City Council adopted Mayor Jim Fouts’ recommended budget for the coming fiscal year with relatively little fanfare May 12.The unanimous vote of approval came six weeks before the proposed $161,469,384 budget was required ...Read More

Warren 05/14/2015

GM confirms $1 billion investment at Tech Center

WARREN — It’s official: General Motors will invest $1 billion at the historic Technical Center campus in Warren.Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel and Warren Mayor Jim Fouts joined GM Executive Vice President ...Read More

Center Line 05/13/2015

Student behind Wolfe Instagram threat identified

CENTER LINE — A Wolfe Middle School student has been identified as the sole person responsible for posting a threatening statement and photo on the Instagram social media site that caused the cancellation of school May 11-12.At press time, ...Read More

Warren 05/13/2015

Veterans celebrated at V-E Day events

The City of Warren and the St. Clair Shores-based Detroit Arsenal of Democracy Museum held separate events to honor veterans in conjunction with the 70th anniversary of V-E Day May 8. The date marks the end of the most destructive war ever ...Read More

Warren 05/13/2015

Ballots set for council races in Warren, Center Line

WARREN — Voters in just three of Warren’s five City Council districts will go to the polls for a primary election in August.“We have no primaries in six categories,” Warren City Clerk Paul Wojno said May 7, three days after a ...Read More

Warren 05/13/2015

Cromie Cougars come together to combat cancer

WARREN — Every time Cromie Elementary School fifth-grader Alyssa Harris visited her uncle in St. Louis, he affectionately referred to her as “Jonesy.”“He just starting calling me that,” she said. “It was my ...Read More

Warren 05/12/2015

Academy of Warren construction to begin this summer

WARREN — The Academy of Warren charter school, located on Eight Mile Road at Schoenherr Road, will get a new look this summer.Bids were received by the May 7 deadline, and plans are underway to house one building for the kindergarten through ...Read More

Center Line 05/11/2015

Instagram threat closes Wolfe Middle School

UPDATE: School reopens Wednesday after suspect identified: LINE — Wolfe Middle School was closed May 11 and 12 after a threatening statement, ...Read More

Warren 05/10/2015

Mayor avoids primary in run for third term

WARREN — Mayor Jim Fouts will face just one challenger, resident Karen Spranger, in his run for a third four-year term as Warren’s top administrator.The withdrawal of two other candidates and the death of a third — career journalist ...Read More

Center Line 05/09/2015

Communities observe National Day of Prayer

WARREN/CENTER LINE — The group that gathered to pray around the flagpole outside Center Line City Hall on May 7 was smaller than the crowd assembled in prayer just north in neighboring Warren.The group’s conviction, however, was no less ...Read More

Warren 05/08/2015

Police seek separate suspects in assault, chase

WARREN — Police searching for a suspect in an alleged home invasion and domestic assault pursued a vehicle into Detroit and made two arrests early May 5. But investigators said that while they’re still seeking the driver of that vehicle, it ...Read More

Warren 05/07/2015

Suspects sought after robbery at Wendy’s

WARREN — Police are looking for two men who used a handgun and possibly a stolen car to rob employees at Wendy’s on Eight Mile Road west of Groesbeck around lunchtime on May 1.According to Detective Sgt. Stephen Mills of the Warren Police ...Read More

Warren 05/06/2015

Judge rules against Warren ballot challenge

WARREN -- Are City Council members still governed by term limits in Warren?The short answer, at least for now, is that it depends on who you ask.Citing case law and references to Warren’s own city charter in her ruling from the bench May 4, ...Read More

Warren 05/06/2015

School counselor’s book gives students a voice

WARREN — For the past 15 years, Cousino High School counselor Kevin Kuczynski has helped students schedule their classes, plan for college, strive for success, establish career goals — all while encouraging them to do their homework.The ...Read More

Center Line 05/06/2015

First-ever CLPS academic showcase May 14

CENTER LINE — The first annual Center Line Public Schools academic showcase will have it all: art, service projects, robotics, displays, live music, academic achievements, school pride and fun.Everyone is invited to the event, titled “Making ...Read More

Warren 05/06/2015

‘Reason station’ up and running at City Hall

WARREN — Douglas Marshall and Chris McLaughlin walked into Warren’s City Hall atrium a few minutes after 11 a.m. April 30 carrying a table, a placard, various pieces of literature and some buttons.They were there to set up a “reason ...Read More

Warren 05/04/2015

Veteran awarded France’s highest honor

WARREN — Like many veterans of World War II, Steve Scarsella speaks little about his military service, other than to say he did the job he was asked to do.He was born in Italy and came to the United States in 1937. He was made a citizen when he ...Read More

Warren 05/01/2015

Journalist, mayoral candidate Hawke Fracassa passes away

WARREN — Hawke Fracassa, a journalist-turned-mayoral-candidate known for his unabashed opinions and for wearing his heart on his sleeve, died suddenly April 30, sources confirmed at press time.A career newspaperman who worked as a reporter and ...Read More

Warren 04/29/2015

Police: Argument over air compressor leads to shooting

WARREN — A man and a woman were arraigned on attempted murder and weapons charges April 27 after an argument over an air compressor allegedly led to a shooting at a home on Jewett near Nine Mile and Hoover.Daryle Betore Williams, 62, and Tonja ...Read More

Warren 04/29/2015

The women who won the war: Blanche Skee

Editor's note: This story about a local 'Rosie the Riveter' is one of a handful included in a full-length C & G Newspapers feature commemorating the 70th anniversary of V-E Day, the end of World War II in Europe. The war in Europe ended ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 04/29/2015

Local V-E Day events

• Warren Mayor Jim Fouts will host an event recognizing all military veterans on the 70th anniversary of V-E Day. The program will begin at 2 p.m. May 8 in the atrium of Warren City Hall, north of 12 Mile Road and just east of Van Dyke Avenue. There ...Read More

Warren 04/29/2015

‘We had to run for our lives’

WARREN — “The American GIs were angels of mercy to us,” concentration camp prisoner Victoria “Olga” Lechniak said. “These are the men who freed us from death.” As the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe ...Read More

Warren 04/29/2015

FHS gets off Priority Schools list

WARREN — Fitzgerald Public Schools educators received official notice April 15 that Fitzgerald High School was taken off the Michigan Department of Education’s Priority Schools list.Priority Schools are the state’s public schools ...Read More

Center Line 04/29/2015

Cities to host National Day of Prayer events May 7

CENTER LINE/WARREN — The communities of Center Line and Warren will once again come together May 7, hopefully under clear skies, for the 64th annual observance of the National Day of Prayer.Separate events will be held at noon outside Center Line ...Read More

Warren 04/27/2015

Dozens file for Warren city offices as lawsuit lingers

WARREN — As expected, the list of candidates running for city offices in Warren swelled at the filing deadline April 22. But it remains to be seen who’ll run where, and who will ultimately be deemed eligible to run.The answers to those ...Read More

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Macomb County 05/20/2015

Animal control regulations updated

MOUNT CLEMENS — For the first time since 2003, Macomb County’s animal control regulations have been updated.The updated regulations recommended for approval by the Health and Human Services Committee and were adopted by the Board of ...Read More

Macomb Township 05/19/2015

Child sexual abuse case ongoing

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — The preliminary examination in the case of a former employee at a local Catholic high school began on May 13 at 42-A District Court in Romeo.Joseph Sturza, a former director of admissions at Austin Catholic High School in Ray ...Read More

Macomb Township 05/13/2015

Roads proposal rejected

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Voters across Michigan voiced their opposition to Proposal 1 loud and clear in a statewide election on May 5.The proposal failed as 80 percent of voters across the state voted it down.In Macomb County, 87 percent voted down the ...Read More

Macomb Township 05/13/2015

Macomb Township voters sound off on Prop 1

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Macomb Township voters voiced their opinions strongly during the special election for Proposal 1 on May 5.Total voter turnout, including absentee ballots, finished at 26.8 percent in the township, with 86 percent of voters going ...Read More

Macomb Township 05/12/2015

Home invasion suspect faces five charges, including assault

Gwisdalla MACOMB TOWNSHIP — A Fraser man was arrested on May 9 after a break-in and domestic violence incident in the 45000 block of Heatherwoode Lane.At approximately 8 a.m., officials say ...Read More

Macomb Township 05/12/2015

Armed robbery suspects arrested

Walker   Hilliard MACOMB TOWNSHIP— The Macomb County Sheriff’s Office is crediting an alert citizen with aiding in the May 10 arrest of an armed ...Read More

Macomb Township 05/06/2015

Six local high school seniors receive scholarships

MACOMB TOWNSHIP— The Friends of Macomb Township Scholarship Committee recently announced the six winners of $1,000 scholarships for the 2015-16 school year.The recipients are: Gina Chippi, Katarina Kohl and Jordan Lada from Dakota High School; ...Read More

Macomb County 05/06/2015

Waste Committee appointees confirmed for two-year terms

MOUNT CLEMENS — Fourteen individuals recommended by the Macomb County Executive Office to be on the Solid Waste Planning Committee were confirmed by the Macomb County Board of Commissioners during a full board meeting on April 29.The committee, ...Read More

Macomb Township 05/05/2015

Dakota band members to play with state’s best

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Two band members from Dakota High School have been selected to play with some of the top high school musicians from across Michigan.Senior Meggan Pape and junior Allison Dettloff will be participating in the Michigan Youth Arts ...Read More

Macomb Township 04/29/2015

Township trustee honored by state parks association

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Macomb Township Trustee Roger Krzeminski was brought to tears during a Board of Trustees meeting on April 22.He was presented with a community service award from the Michigan Parks and Recreation Association, and welled up while ...Read More

Macomb Township 04/29/2015

A mother’s dream come true

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Before he was born, Lance McCartney was already facing drastic odds against him. He was diagnosed with trisomy 18, a condition resulting from a chromosomal abnormality, when his mother, Kathleen, was 26 weeks pregnant with ...Read More

Macomb Township 04/28/2015

Board approves bypass lane in front of Lutheran North

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — The Macomb Township Board of Trustees approved a motion on April 22 that allows for the construction of a bypass lane on 24 Mile Road in front of Lutheran High School North.The project is an addition to the construction project ...Read More



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