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Roseville 08/28/2015

Man charged with torture and extortion bound over to circuit court

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.Edward Palokaj, who had been staying with his girlfriend in ...Read More

Eastpointe 08/28/2015

East Detroit approves insurance that does not require pool closure

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 ...Read More

Roseville 08/26/2015

Fundraising underway for Roseville boy fighting cancer

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 ...Read More

Roseville 08/26/2015

Summer education programs show success

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. Over the summer, the ...Read More

Eastpointe 08/26/2015

Legal hurdles cleared for Colonial Dodge site sale

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 ...Read More

Roseville 08/26/2015

Grand opening scheduled for senior center

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 ...Read More

Eastpointe 08/21/2015

City pursues restrictions on pet sales

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 ...Read More

Roseville 08/18/2015

Man robs Roseville doughnut shop at gunpoint

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 ...Read More

Roseville 08/17/2015

Roseville opens 60-day comment period on proposed DDA

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 ...Read More

Metro Detroit 08/16/2015

Michigan carbon emissions to decrease under Clean Power Plan

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 ...Read More

Eastpointe 08/15/2015

Chamber taking nominations for Salute to Excellence

EASTPOINTE/ROSEVILLE — Through Aug. 27, the Eastpointe-Roseville Chamber of Commerce is taking nominations for its annual Salute to Excellence awards, where it highlights people, businesses and organizations that have gone above and beyond the call ...Read More

Eastpointe 08/14/2015

East Detroit seeks other insurance that could reopen pool

EASTPOINTE — Even though the East Detroit Board of Education voted 6-0 July 27 to close the high school pool so that the district could get liability insurance coverage, the district is still looking at other options to keep the pool ...Read More

Eastpointe 08/14/2015

Guest speakers and media sale coming to museum

EASTPOINTE — The Michigan Military Technical & Historical Museum is still solidifying its events for the fall and winter, but it already has booked a series of guest speakers and planned a media sale. President Chris Causley said that the ...Read More

Detroit 08/14/2015

Senator announces legislation to review proposed nuclear waste site

DETROIT — U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan, unveiled a bill in Detroit on Aug. 10 that would require an international review of a Canadian power company’s proposal to bury nuclear waste less than a mile from the Lake Huron shore. If ...Read More

Roseville 08/14/2015

Looking Back: The original Erin Presbyterian Church

ROSEVILLE — This month’s photo is of the original Erin Presbyterian Church building, used from 1861 until 1930 on land donated by Thomas Common. Originally known as the First Presbyterian Church of Erin, the church was renamed in 1929 to the ...Read More

Eastpointe 08/12/2015

Eastpointe formally opposes state fireworks laws

EASTPOINTE — The City Council during its regular meeting Aug. 4 passed a resolution 4-1 to formalize its opposition to Michigan’s Fireworks Safety Act of 2011 and request that the Legislature approve a bill repealing it. The fireworks law ...Read More

Eastpointe 08/12/2015

Refinements and stabilization coming to Spindler sled hill

EASTPOINTE — Recent visitors to Spindler Park may have noticed a couple of new mounds next to the sled hill. According to city officials, those are going to be used to help stabilize the hill and make it easier to access. Department of Public ...Read More

Roseville 08/12/2015

School board worries about new early warning laws

ROSEVILLE — New early warning legislation designed to alert the state to school districts having financial problems has left the Roseville Community Schools Board of Education worried, according to a discussion at its meeting Aug. ...Read More

Roseville 08/12/2015

Artwork springs up throughout Eastpointe and Roseville

ROSEVILLE/EASTPOINTE — People visiting places like Macomb Mall, the Roseville and Eastpointe libraries, or the Michigan Military Technical & Historical Museum may find something unexpected for the next couple of months: a reproduction of a ...Read More

Eastpointe 08/05/2015

Driver charged after sedan strikes postal worker in Eastpointe

EASTPOINTE — A U.S. Postal Service delivery woman was hospitalized with serious injuries after being struck by a sedan during the morning Aug. 5. According to Eastpointe Deputy Police Chief Eric Kaiser, at approximately 10:30 a.m., the ...Read More

Roseville 08/05/2015

Candidates file for Nov. elections

ROSEVILLE/EASTPOINTE — The candidates running in November for city council or mayoral seats in Roseville and Eastpointe have been set following the filing deadline of July 24. In Roseville, incumbent Robert Taylor is running unopposed to finish ...Read More

Eastpointe 08/05/2015

East Detroit school board approves pool closure

EASTPOINTE — The East Detroit Board of Education voted 6-0 at its regular meeting July 27 to close the high school pool — ideally before the start of the school year.Superintendent Ryan McLeod said the decision was a result of the ...Read More

Eastpointe 08/05/2015

Preparation for fall semester is underway at local schools

EASTPOINTE/ROSEVILLE — The school districts are in the middle of their preparations for the upcoming school year, a process that involves everything from getting supplies to training staff. East Detroit Public Schools Superintendent Ryan McLeod ...Read More

Roseville 08/05/2015

Roseville looking at substantial savings after energy upgrades

ROSEVILLE — Energy efficiency upgrades at city buildings like the courthouse, library and City Hall are on track to save Roseville a notable amount of money in the long run, according to an Optera Energy representative at the July 28 City ...Read More

Eastpointe 08/05/2015

Eastpointe sees drop in crime rates for year to date

EASTPOINTE — Despite some high-profile homicide cases, the Eastpointe crime rate has fallen for the first half of 2015 as compared to the same time period last year. The statistics released cover robberies, burglaries, auto theft, larceny and ...Read More

Roseville 08/04/2015

Roseville Wal-Mart evacuates for bomb scare

ROSEVILLE — The Wal-Mart at 12 Mile Road and Gratiot Avenue was shut down the morning of Aug. 4 due to a bomb scare, leading to officers from the Michigan State Police, the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office and the Roseville Police and Fire ...Read More

Roseville 08/03/2015

Roseville man arrested for alleged kidnapping and torture

ROSEVILLE — A 39-year-old Roseville resident is facing charges after allegedly kidnapping a Kentwood man and torturing him to try to extort $14,000. Edward Palokaj was arraigned in 39th District Court on Aug. 3 on one count of extortion, one ...Read More

Sterling Heights Sentry

Sterling Heights 08/28/2015

Expect some changes at UCS this fall

Just as students accumulate skills and knowledge throughout their years of classroom learning, so is the Utica Community Schools district continuing to adjust how it educates, according to school officials.Classes throughout the school district are ...Read More

Sterling Heights 08/26/2015

Council bans sky lanterns’ sale and use

A local proposal floated this summer to rein in sky lanterns has succeeded in staying aloft.At an Aug. 18 meeting, the Sterling Heights City Council voted unanimously to adopt an ordinance that prohibits the use and sale of sky lanterns within the city. ...Read More

Sterling Heights 08/26/2015

Eisenhower teacher visits Japan on summer fellowship

A local teacher’s learning didn’t stop over the summer, thanks to a rare fellowship opportunity to engage in cultural understanding across the Pacific.Eisenhower High School history teacher Henry Rehn was one of 10 U.S. educators who ...Read More

Sterling Heights 08/26/2015

City awards City Center repair contract

Work crews were recently picked to replace pavement and prevent future flooding near city buildings in Sterling Heights.At an Aug. 4 meeting, the Sterling Heights City Council awarded a $1.13 million contract to Z Contractors Inc. in Shelby Township to ...Read More

Sterling Heights 08/21/2015

Rash of thefts from garages spurs call for caution

Lots of work has been getting done in the garage lately, but in Sterling Heights, that includes multiple thefts in the last few weeks, according to recent police reports.According to police, a power washer was allegedly seized from a garagte in the 4000 ...Read More

Sterling Heights 08/19/2015

Officials reveal plans for Freedom Hill workforce monument

STERLING HEIGHTS — Work will soon take place on a monument to local labor that will be completed by 2016 at Freedom Hill Amphitheatre in Sterling Heights.At an Aug. 11 press conference, leadership from the amphitheater, Macomb County and DTE ...Read More

Sterling Heights 08/19/2015

City gets grant for Dodge Park bridge project

STERLING HEIGHTS — The city of Sterling Heights has acquired funding to help pay for a new pedestrian bridge in Dodge Park.During an Aug. 4 City Council meeting, City Manager Mark Vanderpool announced that the city had received word that it ...Read More

Sterling Heights 08/19/2015

City praises local Macy’s donation to library

STERLING HEIGHTS — A couple of minutes of the Aug. 4 Sterling Heights City Council meeting were booked to give thanks and appreciation to a department store’s charity contribution to the Sterling Heights Public Library.At the meeting, the ...Read More

Sterling Heights 08/13/2015

Police investigate death of man found in parked vehicle

Sterling Heights police say they are waiting for a Macomb County Medical Examiner’s report after officers reportedly found a deceased man inside a vehicle parked in a drug store’s lot.According to police, at around 11:45 p.m. Aug. 12, Macomb ...Read More

Sterling Heights 08/12/2015

City vote makes first step toward lantern ban

There were no explosive disagreements among Sterling Heights City Council members when they took their first steps to ban sky lanterns while also asking legislators to repeal changes to the state’s 2011 fireworks law.At an Aug. 4 meeting, the ...Read More

Sterling Heights 08/12/2015

Planners to hear request on proposed mosque

The Sterling Heights Planning Commission is expected to review a special approval land use request Aug. 13 to build a mosque in a residential district along 15 Mile Road.The proposed house of worship would be located on the north side of 15 Mile, ...Read More

Sterling Heights 08/12/2015

Ford student earns perfect 36 on ACT

Henry Ford II High School senior Daniel Mathew recently returned home from a summer apprentice program with the University of Wyoming’s Department of Neuroscience. But he had already proved his brainpower several months prior, when he earned a ...Read More

Sterling Heights 08/12/2015

Centenarian’s life remembered after death

A local senior living facility is honoring the recent passing of a centenarian in Sterling Heights.Alma Stahl, who was born in Minnesota in 1908, passed away July 13 at the age of 107. She started living at the American House Sterling Heights Senior ...Read More

Sterling Heights 08/12/2015

City learns details of planning new, updated master plans

A consulting firm has been getting the lay of the land in terms of how to overhaul Sterling Heights’ master land use plan and its parks and recreation master plan.All Michigan municipalities are legally required to approve a master land use plan. ...Read More

Sterling Heights 08/07/2015

WSU, Sterling unite to help treat PTSD

Physicians from Wayne State University have sought the city of Sterling Heights’ aid in creating an improved paradigm to treat post-traumatic stress disorder for public safety workers and military veterans.The university researchers behind the ...Read More

Sterling Heights 08/04/2015

Safety workers to show what they do at Night Out

The night may be young, but an annual community night featuring the local police is not.The Sterling Heights Police Department will celebrate its 32nd annual National Night Out outside the department at the Richard J. Notte Sterling Heights City Center ...Read More

Sterling Heights 08/04/2015

Annual Teen Fest moves to August

As a teenage event, the Sterling Heights Parks and Recreation Department’s annual Teen Fest is anticipating some transitions this year — mainly a scheduling move to August.Sterling Heights youth will take part in the 15th annual Teen Fest ...Read More

Sterling Heights 08/04/2015

Church festivals to bring August weekend fun

Two Sterling Heights churches say there is still plenty of time to celebrate the summer this August, thanks to their upcoming festivals.St. Malachy Roman Catholic Church plans to launch its 36th annual Summerfest Aug. 14-16. According to Summerfest ...Read More

Sterling Heights 07/31/2015

Local author shares perspective on Chaldean community

A strong motivation to write flew into Weam Namou’s mind one day when she was at the U.K.’s Heathrow Airport in the 1990s. As an Iraqi-American woman, that desire came from an urge to tell her perspective of her culture and homeland.“I ...Read More

Sterling Heights 07/30/2015

Two Sterling Heights homes catch on fire during severe storms

They say lightning never strikes twice. Well it did during heavy storms July 29 in Sterling Heights, resulting in two homes catching on fire.The afternoon storm resulted in the Sterling Heights Fire Department responding to 16 incidents in a ...Read More

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Center Line 08/28/2015

Center Line says goodbye to Mayor David Hanselman

CENTER LINE — When the end comes, not everyone gets a chance to say goodbye.But Center Line Mayor David Hanselman  — who died peacefully at the age of 72 on Aug. 22, surrounded by those he loved, at home in the city he held so dear ...Read More

Metro Detroit 08/26/2015

Make a space at home to study for school

METRO DETROIT — With a new school year approaching, it’s time to get back into the groove of studying and doing homework. Several local educators have offered tips to help create the ideal workspace for students to do their homework at ...Read More

Warren 08/26/2015

Warren treasurer, challenger discuss campaign and goals

WARREN — It’s a pretty sleepy election year in Warren politics, but a battle is brewing between a two-term incumbent and a challenger with financial experience who wants to be the city’s next treasurer.Warren Treasurer Carolyn ...Read More

Warren 08/26/2015

Resident announces fourth write-in campaign in five years

WARREN — Resident Joseph Hunt is no stranger to write-in campaigns.He ran as a write-in candidate for Warren mayor in 2011, for the District 2 seat on the Macomb County Board of Commissioners in 2013 and for the Michigan Senate last year — a ...Read More

Warren 08/26/2015

Lincoln grads become apprentices with local company

WARREN — Three Lincoln High School graduates who enrolled in various building trades courses while in high school are expanding their academic skills in an apprenticeship program at the Paslin Company.The students are among 19 employees who will ...Read More

Warren 08/26/2015

WWPS Early Childhood Center receives renovations

WARREN — Construction has been ongoing this summer at the Warren Woods Public Schools Early Childhood Center, located on Frazho Road, as crews have been busy working to renovate a number of classrooms.Three of the center’s daycare rooms, the ...Read More

Warren 08/24/2015

Warren Birthday Bash set for Aug. 27-30

WARREN — The days are getting shorter. The nights are growing longer. Football is ramping up and the kids are getting ready to head back to school.Summer’s almost gone and fall is nearly here. That’s as good a reason as any to ...Read More

Center Line 08/24/2015

Center Line Mayor David Hanselman dies after battling cancer

CENTER LINE — Center Line Mayor David Hanselman, a tireless advocate for the region, the city and its residents, passed away peacefully at his home early Aug. 22 after a battle with cancer, family members said.A lifetime resident of Center Line, ...Read More

Warren 08/21/2015

Chase, shooting of parole absconder under investigation

METRO DETROIT — An investigation continued last week after an attempted arrest of a parole absconder led to a pursuit that stretched from Warren to Bloomfield Hills, and ended with a fatal shooting.Sources said the man, a 24-year-old Detroit ...Read More

Warren 08/20/2015

Proposed flamethrower ban prompts fiery debate

WARREN — Handheld flamethrowers, of all things, have emerged as a hot topic in Warren.The debate is being fueled by a proposed citywide ban requested by Mayor Jim Fouts, and the developer’s assertion that the public’s right to own ...Read More

Center Line 08/17/2015

Champine sworn in as Center Line’s city manager

CENTER LINE — One of Center Line’s own “local sons” has started work as the city’s new manager, four months after his predecessor, John Michrina, announced his decision to take a job as a deputy administrator in ...Read More

Warren 08/16/2015

Burglary suspect arrested at Warren Community Center

WARREN — A man accused of stealing from patrons at the Warren Community Center remained in custody Aug. 13 after he was allegedly caught with lock-picking tools by officers investigating a string of recent thefts.Mayor Jim Fouts said the man, ...Read More

Warren 08/16/2015

Support resonates through Summerfest and beyond

WARREN — Summerfest is about more than supporting the community on one day in August. Organizers said the outreach is about finding ways to help individuals and families throughout the year in ways that transcend free stuff.That said, the free ...Read More

Warren 08/13/2015

Police seek suspects in market burglary

WARREN — Warren police hope surveillance images will lead to the arrest of two men who broke into the Ryan Express Market Aug. 11 by smashing through a wall.The images, captured by cameras inside of the market on Ryan just north of Toepfer at ...Read More

Warren 08/12/2015

Fouts applauds latest ranking from Forbes

WARREN — Forbes has finally given Warren a little love.Two years after the magazine labeled the city “miserable,” Forbes named Warren — part of what the magazine identified as the “Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills Metropolitan ...Read More

Warren 08/12/2015

Students continue to learn in WWPS summer school

WARREN — On the morning of Aug. 4, Warren Woods Public Schools students Alaijah Igus and Michael Pjetri had a challenge on their hands.The students, along with their classmates in Kaitlyn Valloni’s classroom, were required to write a summary ...Read More

Warren 08/10/2015

Work remains after last year’s epic flood

WARREN — Remembering the epic flood of Aug. 11, 2014, is probably the last thing anyone affected by its soggy, smelly reach wants to do.Most are probably hoping to forget it.But the recovery continues this summer, and resources remain available ...Read More

Warren 08/10/2015

Girl severely injured in dog attack

WARREN — A 9-year-old girl was taken to the hospital with severe injuries Aug. 7 after she was mauled by a dog near Eight Mile and Hoover.Detective Sgt. Stephen Mills, of the Warren Police Department, said patrol and animal control officers were ...Read More

Warren 08/05/2015

City responds to call for special needs park swing

WARREN — Little things most people take for granted, something as simple as a park swing, can present a challenge for children with special needs. Lucy Gordon, 2, was born with nonketotic hyperglycinemia, an inherited condition that restricts ...Read More

Center Line 08/05/2015

Center Line students keep it clean

CENTER LINE — The afternoon of July 24 was hot and humid, but that did not stop about 50 Center Line High School students from combing the neighborhoods to pick up garbage and clean up the streets. The students — many of them in the ...Read More

Warren 08/05/2015

‘Opportunist’ thieves caught by Warren officers in unmarked cars

WARREN — Two thieves allegedly looking to take quick cash from unlocked cars were taken to jail by Warren police on patrol in unmarked vehicles July 27. “They’re opportunists. They were just random incidents,” Warren Police ...Read More

Warren 08/05/2015

Pair sought after attempted robbery at smoke shop

WARREN — The manager of a Warren smoke shop told police he was confronted by a man who pointed a handgun at him, demanded cash and fled with a second suspect during an afternoon robbery July 27.“He stuck a gun in my face, told me to empty ...Read More

Warren 08/04/2015

Warren council incumbents win easily amid low turnout

WARREN — Incumbents in the Warren City Council’s District 2, District 3 and District 5 finished on top by comfortable margins in the city’s primary election Aug. 4. They’ll now face the second-place finisher in each of their ...Read More

Warren 07/31/2015

Thief targets Chrysler touch-screen electronics

WARREN — The Warren Police Department is looking for a man who could be behind the theft of touch-screen navigation and radio systems from more than 25 Chrysler vehicles in the city in mid-July alone.Detective Sgt. Stephen Mills, of the Warren ...Read More

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Clinton Township 08/28/2015

Motorcylist dies shortly after collision on Gratiot Avenue

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — A Clinton Township man is dead after his motorcycle collided with another vehicle on Gratiot Avenue.At press time, the Clinton Township Police Department was investigating a crash that occurred at approximately 4:57 p.m. on Aug. ...Read More

Clinton Township 08/27/2015

Township board supports House bills to repeal Fireworks Safety Act

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Nearly one year after Clinton Township’s Board of Trustees unanimously voted for a resolution to urge the repealing of two Senate bills related to fireworks use, the board unanimously agreed to do the same for two bills ...Read More

Clinton Township 08/27/2015

Retired teacher bikes from Macomb to Mackinac in memory of student

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — When one of his former students passed away from cancer, Ernie Coil knew he wanted to do something to raise awareness of childhood cancer. That something turned out to be a six-day bike ride from his former school, Cherokee ...Read More

Macomb County 08/27/2015

From infantryman to medicine man

MACOMB COUNTY — Hugh McLeod is a self-proclaimed “army brat” who learned the military lifestyle through his father. McLeod, 41, is a physician assistant in the 173rd Brigade Support Battalion of the U.S. Army. His career has ...Read More

Clinton Township 08/27/2015

Township’s ties to Japan still strong through cultural exchange program

CLINTON TOWNSHIP— For 22 years, Clinton Township and Yasu, Japan have been partners in exchanging each region’s culture with one another. That is accomplished by each area sending a group of visitors during the summer to spend more than a ...Read More

Clinton Township 08/27/2015

Man ticketed by police for role in geese killings

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — A Warren man who police say recently hit a gaggle of geese with a car will not receive any major charges to match the crime. The 49-year-old man — whose name was not released by Clinton Township Police — was issued ...Read More

Fraser 08/27/2015

Decades-old mailbox revitalized and placed at historical museum

FRASER — In the digital age, something as mundane as a mailbox is often an afterthought. But when it comes to one particular mailbox that is now representing a piece of Fraser history, the journey has been nothing short of interesting. It ...Read More

Metro Detroit 08/26/2015

From sanitarium to state park

NORTHVILLE — Jean Bemish, 78, of Northville, used to ride Charlie, her horse, throughout Maybury State Park when it was the William H. Maybury Sanatorium. For 60 or so years, Bemish would ride up and down the trails on a trusty steed as the ...Read More

Metro Detroit 08/26/2015

Campus safety 101

METRO DETROIT — Hiding beneath the excitement of shopping for clothes, towels and new bedding, students going off to college might also be feeling a bit of anxiety leaving home for the first time. No doubt their parents are. The transition ...Read More

Clinton Township 08/20/2015

Police arrest alleged getaway driver in party store shooting

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Less than one month before the trial of Ujuan Burton is set to commence in Macomb County Circuit Court relating to the death of Bernie’s Market owner Emil Salem, a new development in the case may alter legal proceedings.On ...Read More

Clinton Township 08/19/2015

Conservation, green infrastructure becoming more viable in Clinton Township

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — It ain’t easy being green, but it’s surely possible.Leaders in Clinton Township are pairing with a nonprofit organization that excels in protecting, enhancing and celebrating the Clinton River, its watershed and Lake ...Read More

Macomb County 08/18/2015

Clinton Township man receives 25-year minimum sentence for sexual assault

MACOMB COUNTY — A man who was found guilty of molesting two young girls has been sentenced to a minimum of 25 years in prison.Michael Ditrapani, 51, was sentenced Aug. 12 in Macomb County Circuit Court by Judge Richard Caretti.For two counts of ...Read More

Fraser 08/17/2015

Towing vote ends in tie, tabled until at least September

FRASER — The stalemate for the city towing contract will continue at least a short while longer after another tied vote.Foster’s Towing and Repairs was not reinstated as Fraser’s primary towing service, and no other company was chosen, ...Read More

Metro Detroit 08/15/2015

Experts weigh in on helping children through pet loss

METRO DETROIT —  Grief is not an event; it’s a process. Depending on age, explaining death to a child can be difficult. Although parents may want to protect their child from these experiences, experts say it is important for adults to ...Read More

Fraser 08/13/2015

Councilwoman files police report against Fraser mayor

FRASER — A police report was recently filed by a Fraser councilwoman against the mayor after she alleged that he made an offer in exchange for a vote in favor of a local company as the city’s primary towing service.Councilwoman Barbara ...Read More

Fraser 08/12/2015

Prosecutor: City Council violated Open Meetings Act

FRASER — A candidate running for Fraser City Council recently filed a violation of the Open Meetings Act to the Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office, and results were recently returned by the county. On July 9, Fraser resident Michael Lesich, ...Read More

Clinton Township 08/12/2015

Twp. to implement naturalized shoreline at Civic Center

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — In February 2014, the Clinton River Watershed Council formally approached Clinton Township in regard to a new endeavor called WaterTowns. WaterTowns, which was also introduced to communities including Rochester and Mount ...Read More

Fraser 08/12/2015

Fraser candidates seek change, transparency

FRASER — It has been a peculiar year for the Fraser City Council, and things may become even more interesting come November. In an election year that will see a new city mayor and the possibility of multiple seats changing hands, a crop of ...Read More

Clinton Township 08/12/2015

Acting troupe travels to ‘Oklahoma’

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Paul Messano has always been a fan of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical “Oklahoma.”So when the Heart of the Hills Players — of which he is a member — selected it as its next production, the Troy ...Read More

Metro Detroit 08/12/2015

A summery splash of color

METRO DETROIT — Looking for a way to entertain the family during these last few days of summer vacation? We’ve got you covered. Across metro Detroit, galleries and museums are hosting events and exhibitions to entertain and educate ...Read More

Metro Detroit 08/12/2015

From shipping container to residential development

METRO DETROIT — Several local development companies are repurposing the large, stackable steel crates used to ship goods around the world for the quick construction of living quarters. In Detroit, Three Squared Inc. is developing condominium ...Read More

Clinton Township 08/10/2015

Chippewa Valley football player dies after ORV crash

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — A Chippewa Valley High School senior football player died Aug. 6 in Oscoda Township.Duncan John-Colin Blair, 17, of Clinton Township, was reportedly involved in an off-road vehicle crash at a campground in Oscoda.“He was ...Read More

Metro Detroit 08/06/2015

FDA suggests including daily value for added sugars on nutrition labels

METRO DETROIT — Nutrition facts labels may receive a face-lift in the future. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed July 24 that food companies include the percentage of the daily value for added sugars on labels of packaged food. ...Read More

Fraser 08/05/2015

Police officer’s 5-year-old daughter fights to beat leukemia — again

FRASER — Madison Brewster is part of a distinct group of people. Madison, 5, the daughter of Fraser Police Officer William Brewster, was born with Down syndrome. When she was about 15 months old, she developed a blood cancer called acute ...Read More

Clinton Township 08/05/2015

Township promotes former deputy chief to fire chief

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Mike Phy is ready to take the reins of the Clinton Township Fire Department. Phy, who celebrated his 29th anniversary as a township firefighter in March, is the new fire chief in Clinton Township. He previously served as ...Read More

Fraser 08/05/2015

‘Run Drugs Out of Town’ emphasizes desire to battle and beat addiction

FRASER — Families Against Narcotics, a grassroots movement to eradicate drug abuse, started with seven people sitting together in a church basement, wondering how they could change the commentary on addiction in Macomb County. Seven years ago, ...Read More

Clinton Township 08/05/2015

From student to principal

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — When Marina Licari began her educational journey as a kindergarten student 32 years ago, she could hardly speak English. The daughter of Italian immigrants, Licari grew up speaking her parents’ native language. Years of ...Read More

Fraser 08/05/2015

Candidates crowd Fraser election

FRASER — The names are in and the campaigns have officially commenced. Twelve Fraser residents submitted applications for this year’s November elections by the July 21 deadline, officially joining a City Council race that is a mix of new ...Read More

Metro Detroit 08/05/2015

Put proper hydration on your summer to-do list

METRO DETROIT — There’s no doubt about it. It’s hot out there.Got a bottle of water with you? Good. But many don’t think to snag some aqua as they rush out the door each day during the summer, and experts say that could lead to ...Read More

Metro Detroit 08/05/2015

Techniques reduce water use in your own home

METRO DETROIT — While people have been told for years that they can help conserve water by turning off running sinks and taking shorter showers, new technology is combining with old techniques to provide residents with additional measures they can ...Read More

Detroit 08/04/2015

Success is no accident for classic rock band Whiplash

DETROIT — If you’re looking for drama and tension, you’ll have to find it in the songs Whiplash plays. Most bands disintegrate because of conflict, but the guys in Whiplash — all local music scene veterans — say this group is ...Read More

Fraser 08/04/2015

Fraser boy struck by van

FRASER — A boy from Fraser was hospitalized last week after being hit by a van on Aug. 3. Fraser Lt. Dan Kolke said the incident occurred around 1 p.m. when a 12-year-old boy attempted to cross Garfield Road near Grettel, north of 14 Mile Road, ...Read More

Clinton Township 08/03/2015

Township’s Historic Village celebrates 25th anniversary

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Yesterday is history and tomorrow is a mystery, but it’s important to never forget how the past has impacted the present. Clinton Township, which now boasts more than 100,000 residents and is among the largest ...Read More

Clinton Township 07/31/2015

Police search for suspect in geese killing

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Numerous geese died in a hit-and-run accident, and the original person of interest has been absolved.Clinton Township police are looking for whoever killed five geese on northbound Gratiot Avenue, south of Wellington Crescent, ...Read More

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Macomb County 08/28/2015

Consumers urged to toss food products from local company

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development issued a consumer advisory Aug. 24 regarding products sold at farmers markets and festivals that could pose a potential health risk.Although no illnesses have been identified, Department of ...Read More

Romeo 08/27/2015

Court pushes back exam dates for crash survivors

On Aug. 27, Gregory Bobchick, 17, and Joseph Narra, 18, both of Shelby Township, appeared before 42nd District Court Judge Denis LeDuc for their preliminary examinations on charges of minors consuming, purchasing or possessing alcohol in relation to a May ...Read More

Shelby Township 08/26/2015

Recycled art racks up votes

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — The recycled art contest hosted by the Shelby Township Solid Waste and Recycling Committee, now in its fifth year, has become a staple at the Shelby Township Art Fair.This year, the contest received a record 31 submissions in ...Read More

Utica 08/26/2015

Woman calls 911 in skirmish over parking spot

UTICA — An incident escalated to the point of alleged violence in the parking lot of the Target located on Hall Road on Aug. 3.At approximately 8:20 p.m., police responded to a 49-year-old Shelby Township woman who called 911 to report that a ...Read More

Shelby Township 08/26/2015

Residents honored during State of the Township address

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — For the first time, residents were honored during the State of the Township address at The Palazzo Grande on Aug. 4.“We want to recognize four people in this community who have really done an outstanding job,” ...Read More

Utica 08/19/2015

Utica resolutions ask lawmakers to repeal fireworks law, ban sky lanterns

UTICA — The Utica City Council unanimously approved two resolutions Aug. 11 to, firstly, provide written support of pending state House and Senate bills aimed at repealing fireworks legislation and, secondly, show similar support for a statewide and ...Read More

Shelby Township 08/18/2015

Township switches to new towing company

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Shelby Township will enter into a three-year contract with Utica Van Dyke Towing, effective Sept. 1. The board approved the contract, which was recommended by Police Chief Robert Shelide, in a 6-1 vote July 21.Shelide ranked the ...Read More

Shelby Township 08/17/2015

Families, park officials plan memorial for Stony crash victims

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Heartbreak rippled through the community as news of the deaths of three Utica Community Schools teenagers spread following a May 8 car crash at Stony Creek Metropark.The families of the teens are now working with Huron-Clinton ...Read More

Utica 08/14/2015

Spill on Hall Road possibly from doctor’s office, chief says

Despite reports of medical waste spilling onto Hall Road, Utica Police Chief David Faber said the contents of what appeared to be a single garbage bag were more medical-type supplies than biohazard waste.“It was gloves, masks and things like that, ...Read More

Shelby Township 08/12/2015

Reconstruction of 22 Mile Road is on township board’s Aug. 18 agenda

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — A Macomb County Department of Roads project that would reconstruct 22 Mile Road from 500 feet east of Shelby Road to Ryan Road depends on Shelby Township Board of Trustees approval.The board opted to let a motion die at its Aug. ...Read More

Shelby Township 08/12/2015

Renovations for district court, community center on horizon

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — The Shelby Township Board of Trustees unanimously approved an agreement Aug. 4 to keep the 41-A District Court in Shelby Township.“We have thoroughly investigated the option of moving the court, and now we can safely ...Read More

Shelby Township 08/11/2015

Traveling pro Frisbee team wows kids at library

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — On Aug. 5, the two full-time members of the Flying Aces Pro Frisbee team made an appearance at the Shelby Township Public Library to put on a 45-minute show that featured simple to advanced Frisbee moves.The five-person ...Read More

Shelby Township 08/10/2015

Crash survivor arraigned on alcohol charge

On Aug. 10, Romeo District Court Judge Denis LeDuc arraigned Gregory Bobchick Jr., 17, of Shelby Township, one of the survivors of a car crash in Stony Creek Metropark in May that killed three of his peers, on a charge of a minor purchasing, consuming and ...Read More

Utica 08/10/2015

County approves loans for cleanup of baseball stadium site

MOUNT CLEMENS — A pair of contracts that will help support the cleanup of the future site of Jimmy John’s Field near downtown Utica were approved by the Macomb County Board of Commissioners’ Finance Committee on Aug. 6.The first ...Read More

Shelby Township 08/07/2015

Garage fire breaks out at condo complex

At approximately 6:30 p.m. Aug. 5, the Shelby Township Fire Department responded to a call about a garage fire at Aberdeen Village, located near 26 Mile and Mound roads.The fire originated in a trash can, spread to the drywall in the garage and entered ...Read More

Shelby Township 08/06/2015

Shelby man charged with embezzling funds from youth baseball team

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette Aug. 4 filed five felony counts of embezzling $1,000 to less than $20,000 from a nonprofit organization against a 51-year-old Shelby Township man for allegedly using funds raised at charitable gaming events for his ...Read More

Shelby Township 08/05/2015

Shelby approves 2015-21 capital improvement plan

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — In an effort to prevent drastic swings in the general fund and provide a more stabilized financial picture, the Shelby Township Board of Trustees three years ago introduced a seven-year capital improvement plan to allocate funds ...Read More

Shelby Township 08/05/2015

Shopping center, Kroger coming to 26 Mile and Van Dyke

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — A retail shopping center, including a Kroger supermarket and fuel station, will be coming to the 30-acre parcel of land near the southwest corner of 26 Mile Road and Van Dyke Avenue.The site plan proposes multiple retail ...Read More

Utica 08/05/2015

Shelby-Utica Lions Homecoming

“There’s another world waiting, at Ford Field on Van Dyke between 22 and 23 Mile Roads in Shelby Township. The magic that is a carnival has turned the field into a maze of whirling lights, cotton candy, and laughter. There’s a tiny zoo ...Read More

Utica 08/03/2015

Annual car show returns to downtown Utica

UTICA — Utica’s annual car show is rolling back into town Aug. 8, and organizers are hoping for 300 vehicles this year.The free show opens to the public at noon, and $10 cruise-in registration begins at 9 a.m. A disc jockey will be spinning ...Read More

Shelby Township 08/03/2015

Art fair provides chances to be more artistic

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — The 32nd annual Shelby Township Art Fair will bring a few new features that encourage the public, young and old, to not just browse artists’ wares, but also create some art of their own.The art fair will take place from 10 ...Read More

Shelby Township 08/03/2015

Shelby dentist makes impact in Haiti

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — For the past 14 years, Dr. Robert Antolak has traveled to Haiti to provide dental care for patients in need. Antolak is known as “the gentle dentist,” and his office has been based in Shelby Township for the last nine ...Read More

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Harrison Township 08/28/2015

Township bans use of sky lanterns

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Harrison Township officials have officially extinguished the use and sale of sky lanterns within the community.Citing a concern for the safety of public and personal property, as well as residents’ safety, the Board of ...Read More

Macomb County 08/22/2015

County, local manufacturers poised to promote jobs

MACOMB COUNTY — PTI Engineered Plastics in Macomb Township has for 32 years provided manufacturing jobs that have helped many local families live successful lives.The days are gone when working at manufacturing companies was viewed as dirty, dingy ...Read More

Harrison Township 08/18/2015

‘Godzilla’ to make appearance at movie screening

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Sir Bernard Gojira-Godzilla, also known as “Godzilla”, will speak at a free outdoor screening of the 1962 film “King Kong vs. Godzilla” at Lake St. Clair Metropark at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21.The ...Read More

Harrison Township 08/16/2015

Businessman bringing back Benefit on the Bay

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Auburn Hills businessman Michael Schodowski is showing his entrepreneurial spirit by bringing back for the 22nd year the increasingly popular Benefit on the Bay, an event that has raised more than $1 million for the Capuchin Soup ...Read More

Clinton Township 08/14/2015

U.S. Navy Band cruises into town

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — It will be an evening of melodies, music, high energy and fun.On Aug. 20, the U.S. Navy Band Cruisers will perform live at the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts. The show begins at 7 p.m. The concert is family-friendly and ...Read More

Harrison Township 08/12/2015

Beautifying Harrison Township

HARRISON  TOWNSHIP — Those who frequently travel through the intersection of Metropolitan Parkway and Crocker Boulevard more than likely have already noticed the newest colorful additions to the medians there.This garden program was the ...Read More

Mount Clemens 08/12/2015

Man faces assault charges after alleged gunfire incident

MOUNT CLEMENS — A 22-year-old Clinton Township man is facing a felonious assault charge after he allegedly fired shots at a woman and her young daughter Aug. 1 in Mount Clemens, Macomb County sheriff’s officials report.According to the ...Read More

Mount Clemens 08/12/2015

Deputies giving free Slurpees for good behavior

MACOMB COUNTY — Macomb County sheriff’s deputies and 7-Eleven have teamed up to award kids in Macomb County for their good behavior.For 20 years, police officers across the country have been ticketing kids with Operation Chill free Slurpee ...Read More

Mount Clemens 08/04/2015

Daughters of Macomb gear up for The Annual Event

MOUNT CLEMENS — Catching up with old friends who have moved out of town or even out of the state is what members of the Daughters of Macomb say they’re all about.That and networking, maintaining the group’s history and generally having ...Read More

Mount Clemens 08/04/2015

Five arrested in Mount Clemens home invasion

MOUNT CLEMENS — Five men were arrested July 25 after a Mount Clemens home invasion in which the victims were held at gunpoint.According to a Macomb County Sheriff’s Office report, deputies were called to a home on Canfield Street at just ...Read More

Harrison Township 08/04/2015

Body of Southfield fire chief found in Lake St. Clair

According to a news release from Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham, the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office Dive team has recovered the body of Southfield Fire Chief Keith Rowley.Rowley’s body was recovered at 7:10 p.m. Aug. 3, when a ...Read More

Harrison Township 07/30/2015

Aquapalooza 2015 sees record attendance

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — The only local concert on the water happened at “Poor Man’s Beach” in Harrison Township last weekend, and according to one organizer, the annual event attracted a record number of people and boats.“There ...Read More

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St. Clair Shores 08/27/2015

Harper Cruise makes for a ‘wheel’ good time

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Twelve-year-old Aiden Toby was on the lookout for Corvettes at this year’s Shorewood Kiwanis Harper Charity Cruise, held the evening of Aug. 26. It’s his favorite car because of “the really slick look of ...Read More

Sterling Heights 08/26/2015

Planners postpone mosque approval request

A decision on whether to approve a special approval land use request for a Sterling Heights mosque was recently delayed in order to let Planning Commission members study the issue more carefully while inviting the petitioner and the city’s Planning ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 08/26/2015

Community garden’s popularity continues to grow

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Now in its fourth year, the Jefferson Middle School Community Giving Garden is more popular than ever.“So far, this has been our best season for our garden,” said Sarah Bowman, who teaches the Project Science class ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 08/26/2015

Plans approved for skilled nursing center, senior apartments

ST. CLAIR SHORES — More options for senior living are coming soon to St. Clair Shores, as City Council approved plans for a skilled nursing facility and senior apartments in August.A 147-bed facility that will be owned by Ciena Healthcare on the ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 08/25/2015

Council questions water contract reassignment

ST. CLAIR SHORES — City Council held off on reassigning its water contract with the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department to the Great Lakes Water Authority in concurrence with a request by Macomb County’s representative on the board.The ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 08/23/2015

South Lake High School released from ‘priority’ list

ST. CLAIR SHORES — With significant improvement in achievement, South Lake High School has been removed from the state’s Priority Schools list and no longer requires extra state oversight.South Lake High School was one of 98 Michigan schools ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 08/18/2015

Engine to be refurbished

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Despite objections that the wording of the request for proposals limited who would be able to make a bid, the city is moving forward with the refurbishment of one of its fire engines. The refurbishment of Fire Engine 1 was ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 08/18/2015

More financial reporting required for South Lake

ST. CLAIR SHORES — A package of bills that Gov. Rick Snyder signed this summer is affecting South Lake Schools because of its budget deficit. The package, which includes House bills 4325-4332, requires more financial reporting for certain ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 08/17/2015

Harper Cruise returns Aug. 26

ST. CLAIR SHORES — While the summer may be winding to its end, there’s still one tradition yet to come that gives visitors a chance to have fun in the sun and see the history of the automobile cruise down Harper Avenue. The Shorewood ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 08/17/2015

Kiwanis celebrates 100 years

ST. CLAIR SHORES — The same week that Shorewood Kiwanis hosts its major fundraising event, the Harper Charity Cruise, it will be taking part in a huge gathering of other Kiwanians to celebrate 100 years of Kiwanis International. To be held at ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 08/15/2015

Guns ’n’ Hoses face-off between police, fire

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Will it be a “three-peat” for the police or a win for the Fire Department? You’ll have to come to the third annual Guns ’n’ Hoses Charity Softball Classic on Aug. 22 to find out. A partnership ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 08/14/2015

Man arrested for touch screen thefts

ROSEVILLE — Neighboring communities have been plagued by a rash of stolen touch-screen radio and navigational units taken from vehicles, and now a homeless man is under arrest, suspected of at least some of the thefts. Dennis Jenikins, 36, with ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 08/12/2015

New antennas, software to improve signals from water meters

ST. CLAIR SHORES — With more than 24,000 water meter accounts transmitting information to City Hall each day, signals have been getting jammed on the radio network meant to receive and send the information. The number of mobile transmitting ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 08/12/2015

Citizens recognized for helping man in burning vehicle

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Quick thinking and an inclination to run toward someone in need instead of away from a frightening scene led to a better outcome for a man in a burning vehicle, and now recognition from City Council for the citizens’ ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 08/12/2015

GreekFest back with fun for all Aug. 20

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Back and bigger than last year’s event, GreekFest is a chance for Assumption Cultural Center to open its doors to the community for fun, food and more. “When you’re coming to a GreekFest, you don’t have ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 08/10/2015

Supporting the ‘Second Front Line’

ST. CLAIR SHORES — A “tribute to our armed forces and their families” is planned for Aug. 19 at Veterans Memorial Park. Lac Ste Claire Kiwanis will host a Military Memorial Concert to raise money for several military support groups ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 08/05/2015

Council OKs street repairs

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Local streets will be repaired this summer after the City Council approved a bid for concrete reconstruction. Council members voted July 20 to award the bid to Mark Anthony Construction, of Rochester Hills, for $1.468 million ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 08/05/2015

City buys homes, properties seized by county

ST. CLAIR SHORES — The city of St. Clair Shores agreed to purchase five homes and seven vacant lots — including a lakefront piece of property — from the Macomb County Treasurer’s Office as part of a group of properties seized by ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 07/31/2015

Friends remember man killed in collision with patrol vehicle

ST. CLAIR SHORES — A great athlete, a safe driver and a kindhearted person is how friends and family say they remember 20-year-old James Bush. “He was a kid that just would always lend a helping hand. No matter what it was, he would do ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 07/31/2015

Man rips wallet from resident’s pants

ST. CLAIR SHORES — St. Clair Shores police are looking for a man who witnesses say attacked an 80-year-old man and stole his wallet while he was cutting his lawn. Detective Sgt. Jay Cohoe said the 80-year-old man was sweeping up along the ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 07/30/2015

Tip uncovers stolen motorcycles

A half-dozen stolen motorcycles were discovered at a home in the 21000 block of Elaine Street following a tip called in to the Macomb Auto Theft Squad.On July 21, after receiving the tip, St. Clair Shores police officers found a stolen motorcycle in the ...Read More

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Macomb Township 08/26/2015

Proposed Hall Road hotel gets approval from zoning board

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — A proposed Hilton Garden Inn to be located on the north side of Hall Road, just east of Hayes Road, received approval for a variance from the Macomb Township Zoning Board of Appeals during a late July meeting.The variance allows ...Read More

Macomb Township 08/19/2015

DIA exhibit returns to Macomb Corners Park

BY THOMAS FRANZ tfranz@candgnews.comMACOMB TOWNSHIP — Seven pieces of art from the Detroit Institute of Arts’ vast collection are being displayed at Macomb Corners Park now through the end of October.The DIA’s Inside-Out program ...Read More

Macomb Township 08/18/2015

Township board approves software purchase

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — In order to continue to standardize Macomb Township’s computer systems, the township Board of Trustees approved the purchase of BS&A software on Aug. 12.The cost of the purchase, which includes the software itself, ...Read More

Macomb Township 08/11/2015

Macomb Township native sings her way into finals of ‘America’s Got Talent’

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Singing in front of Hollywood celebrity judges and a live audience on national television might cause most to falter, but that’s the type of pressure that Alicia Michilli has learned to embrace.Michilli, a Macomb Township ...Read More

Macomb Township 08/05/2015

Manpower study presented to Board of Trustees

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — During a July 22 Macomb Township Board of Trustees meeting, Trustee Dino Bucci presented the results of a manpower study he and others completed to determine how the township administration could work more efficiently.The ...Read More

Macomb Township 08/04/2015

Local man faces child pornography charges

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — A Macomb Township man is facing multiple child pornography charges following a detention hearing that took place July 31.Cory Grant Leonard, 36, is facing charges of receiving, possessing and distributing child pornography, and ...Read More



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