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Birmingham March 27, 2015

Chickenpox outbreak forces students out of school

About 13 students have been told to stay home from school until the middle of April due to a chickenpox outbreak that hit the Birmingham Public Schools district.According to BPS Community Relations Director Marcia ...Read More

Planning Commission recommends denying rehab center rezoning request

Harper Woods March 27, 2015

Planning Commission recommends denying rehab center rezoning request

Eastwood Clinics’ plan to open a treatment facility for substance abuse patients had more going against it than the large group of residents who came out March 25 to ask the Planning Commission to stop the project. ...Read More

Stories sought for end-of-war feature

Metro Detroit March 26, 2015

Stories sought for end-of-war feature

Did you, a parent or grandparent fight in World War II, work in a factory to support the war effort, or plant a “victory garden” to feed the family when wartime rationing made things scarce? If the answer is ...Read More

Southfield March 25, 2015

Girl recovering after father accidentally shot her

According to police, a local teen is recovering in the hospital after suffering an accidental gunshot wound from her father.The incident occurred when the victim’s father was practicing with his handgun inside their ...Read More

Council transfers donated funds to disaster relief group

Warren March 25, 2015

Council transfers donated funds to disaster relief group

WARREN — Word that the Southern Baptist Disaster Relief organization could soon return to Warren to resume recovery efforts after last summer’s disastrous flooding should come as a relief for residents still ...Read More

Leader Dog puppies start learning early

Rochester Hills March 25, 2015

Leader Dog puppies start learning early

ROCHESTER HILLS — Although just a few weeks old, guide dog puppies are already in training. “We hold them up and hold them down and go in between their toes,” said Betty Crowder, a Leader Dogs for ...Read More

‘House Hunters’ episode focuses on Huntington Woods couple’s search

Huntington Woods March 25, 2015

‘House Hunters’ episode focuses on Huntington Woods couple’s search

HUNTINGTON WOODS — When Jeff and Michelle Bortnick started looking for a new home along the Woodward Avenue corridor, both knew exactly what they wanted to find in a house.For Jeff, it was a modern home with new ...Read More

‘Been working so hard’

Berkley March 25, 2015

‘Been working so hard’

BERKLEY — For years, Berkley School District Drama Coordinator John Hopkins has been challenging his drama students to achieve new things in dancing, acting or singing. So when the possibility came up for the students to perform “Footloose” as the school production this spring, ...Read More

RoseFest pieces are falling into place

Roseville March 25, 2015

RoseFest pieces are falling into place

ROSEVILLE — The weekend-long RoseFest event is still months away, but more details are emerging and plans are solidifying for the multiday festival at Veterans Memorial Park.City Manager Scott Adkins said progress for ...Read More

Emily Stillman Foundation hosts meningitis B vaccination clinic

Farmington Hills March 25, 2015

Emily Stillman Foundation hosts meningitis B vaccination clinic

WEST BLOOMFIELD/FARMINGTON HILLS — Since the death of 19-year-old Emily Stillman, a foundation  named for her has been raising funds for both meningococcal disease and organ donation, as well as spreading ...Read More

Labor of love

Detroit March 24, 2015

Labor of love

DETROIT — Theirs was a tempestuous love story of two artistic greats who spent a pivotal year of their lives here, so it’s only fitting that the Detroit Institute of Arts is now hosting “Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit.” ...Read More

Motown music mogul finds his place in history

Clinton Township March 24, 2015

Motown music mogul finds his place in history

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Motown Records founder Berry Gordy Jr. never gave up on his dream of working in the music business. Although he tried boxing as a career and spent a brief moment on Detroit’s automobile ...Read More

Judge eases tether conditions for defendant in drug-bust case

Shelby Township March 24, 2015

Judge eases tether conditions for defendant in drug-bust case

On March 23, 41-A District Court Judge Douglas Shepherd agreed to ease the tether conditions for a Shelby man charged with delivery/manufacture of marijuana and maintaining a drug house. ...Read More

Author blends love for classics and research in young adult novel

Royal Oak March 23, 2015

Author blends love for classics and research in young adult novel

ROYAL OAK — Resident Barbara J. Rebbeck’s first young adult novel involved more than placing pen to paper.Rebbeck’s 30 years as an educator laid the foundation for her first young adult novel, “NOLA ...Read More

Home invasion parolee arrested for same crime

Fraser March 23, 2015

Home invasion parolee arrested for same crime

After serving seven years behind bars for home invasion, a 39-year-old Fraser resident is allegedly in trouble again. ...Read More

Mayor’s ‘In God We Trust’ posters draw support, ire

Warren March 20, 2015

Mayor’s ‘In God We Trust’ posters draw support, ire

WARREN — Warren Mayor Jim Fouts is getting his share of support for the decision to offer free posters bearing the message “In God We Trust” through his office.He’s also getting his share of grief ...Read More

Church to hold Jesus funeral event on Good Friday

Sterling Heights March 20, 2015

Church to hold Jesus funeral event on Good Friday

A Sterling Heights church is hoping to pay its respects to Jesus in a different way on a major Christian holy day.Hope Crossing church will hold a funeral service for Jesus on April 3, which is Good Friday, the day when ...Read More

Jury finds Eastpointe man guilty of voluntary manslaughter

Eastpointe March 20, 2015

Jury finds Eastpointe man guilty of voluntary manslaughter

MOUNT CLEMENS — Eastpointe resident Noland Brown stood trial March 18-20 in Macomb County Circuit Court for the shooting death of his neighbor, Deryl Bohannon, on June 4, 2014. The jury found Brown guilty of ...Read More

Webster to spend up to 22 years in prison for wife’s death

Eastpointe March 19, 2015

Webster to spend up to 22 years in prison for wife’s death

Anthony Webster, an Eastpointe man accused of killing his wife, Christina Lazzana-Webster, was sentenced in Macomb County Circuit Court March 19 to 12-20 years in prison on a second-degree murder charge, with another two years for a felony firearm charge. ...Read More

Local mayors take part in Mayors for Meals event

Harper Woods March 19, 2015

Local mayors take part in Mayors for Meals event

HARPER WOODS — Harper Woods Mayor Ken Poynter and other local mayors dedicate their time to a special event each year that shines a light on hunger among senior citizens.Poynter, Grosse Pointe Mayor Dale Scrace, ...Read More

Hackel asks motorists to call 911  to report damage-causing potholes

Macomb County March 19, 2015

Hackel asks motorists to call 911 to report damage-causing potholes

MACOMB COUNTY — Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel is once again asking motorists to call 911 to report damage-causing potholes so the Department of Roads can get to them in a timely manner.Hackel said the change in ...Read More

Ferndale March 19, 2015

Ferndale school board chooses restructuring model

After two months of work with the community, the Ferndale Board of Education decided March 16 to restructure the current school setup to include a lower elementary school and an upper elementary school beginning in the 2016-17 school year. ...Read More

OCC to receive $4.5M in  funding for skilled trades

Farmington Hills March 18, 2015

OCC to receive $4.5M in funding for skilled trades

FARMINGTON HILLS — Tim Taylor, Oakland Community College Auburn Hills campus president, is looking forward to the future of OCC’s auto servicing, collision repair, medium/heavy truck and commercial driving ...Read More

Roseville March 18, 2015

No injuries result from drive-by shooting

No one was injured in a drive-by shooting early March 18 in the 28000 block of Rosemont Street, and police are still investigating the incident. ...Read More

Candice Miller plans to leave Congress after current term

Harrison Township March 18, 2015

Candice Miller plans to leave Congress after current term

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — U.S. Rep. Candice Miller, R-Harrison Township, who has represented Michigan’s 10th Congressional District since 2003, announced March 5 that she would not run for re-election in 2016.The ...Read More

Shelby Police Department hires first officer in six years

Shelby Township March 18, 2015

Shelby Police Department hires first officer in six years

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — On March 9, Clerk Stanley Grot swore in Kevin Bailey, who is the first police officer to join the ranks of the Shelby Township Police Department since January 2009.Police Chief Robert Shelide said ...Read More

Oakland County March 18, 2015

Community health survey launched in Oakland County

OAKLAND COUNTY — Residents of Oakland County are encouraged to share their views on key issues that affect health and wellness through April 1. The information, collected through a survey recently launched by the Oakland County Health Division, will help public health professionals prioritize and respond to health concerns in Oakland County, according to Health Division manager and health officer Kathy Forzley. ...Read More

Liggett students experiment with pop-up makerspaces

Grosse Pointe Woods March 17, 2015

Liggett students experiment with pop-up makerspaces

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — University Liggett implements hands-on learning throughout the curriculum, which is why tackling the makerspace movement is right up its alley. The popular makerspace movement, according ...Read More

Arts and Cultural Commission brings local artwork to Ferndale City Hall

Ferndale March 17, 2015

Arts and Cultural Commission brings local artwork to Ferndale City Hall

FERNDALE — Noticing a lack of focus on art and culture in Ferndale in recent years, the Ferndale City Council revived the Arts and Cultural Commission in January 2014 in hopes of bringing unique events to the ...Read More

Legoland Discovery Center to be built inside Great Lakes Crossing

Auburn Hills March 17, 2015

Legoland Discovery Center to be built inside Great Lakes Crossing

Lego lovers rejoice.Michigan’s first and only attraction based on the world-famous Lego brick is coming to Great Lakes Crossing in Auburn Hills next year.The schedule calls for construction to begin this summer on ...Read More

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