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Metro Detroit

Registry protects children from adult-oriented messages

September 2, 2015

METRO DETROIT — The state is working to get the word out about a program that works much like the well-known Do Not Call Registry to protect children from adult-oriented messages via electronic devices. Many young ...Read More

Troy

Priest pleads guilty to over half-million dollar fraud

September 2, 2015

The Rev. Edward Belczak, 69, pastor of St. Thomas More Catholic for 29 years,  pleaded guilty to mail fraud in U.S. District Court Sept. 1.He pleaded guilty to devising and executing a scheme to steal $572,775 from St. ...Read More

Council votes for emergency-access barrier on Tucker

Troy

Council votes for emergency-access barrier on Tucker

September 1, 2015

After listening to 28 residents weigh in on a request that a permanent street barricade be removed, the Troy City Council unanimously decided to put an emergency vehicle access barricade in its place.Numerous residents ...Read More

Southfield

Southfield teachers battle school board over spring break change

September 1, 2015

SOUTHFIELD — According to Lori Tunick, president of the Southfield Education Association, teachers in the Southfield Public Schools district are not happy with recent changes the Board of Education has made to the ...Read More

Sterling Heights

Driver arrested after vehicle kills mother pushing son in wheelchair

September 1, 2015

Sterling Heights police say they have arrested a local resident who they think is responsible for getting behind the wheel, killing a Sterling Heights pedestrian and then driving away.According to the Sterling Heights ...Read More

Ferndale

Thieves use vehicles to steal ATMs in Ferndale, Hazel Park

September 1, 2015

The theft of ATMs in Ferndale and Hazel Park on Aug. 26 may be connected, according to police, as investigations continue to identify the suspects. ...Read More

Berkley, Ferndale named top places for young professionals in metro Detroit

Berkley

Berkley, Ferndale named top places for young professionals in metro Detroit

August 31, 2015

BERKLEY/FERNDALE — Over the past few years, the cities of Berkley and Ferndale have worked to make their downtowns accessible and to offer amenities from festivals to recreation centers that provide something for ...Read More

Royal Oak police seek suspect in reported Walgreens robbery

Royal Oak

Royal Oak police seek suspect in reported Walgreens robbery

August 31, 2015

ROYAL OAK — Police are looking for the person responsible for robbing a Walgreens at 3:40 p.m. Aug. 21 while implying to the store manager that he had a gun.“The case is still under investigation,” said ...Read More

Utica

Police searching for serial poop-smearing suspects

August 31, 2015

UTICA — At approximately 4:32 p.m. Aug. 24, police responded to a call from Target on Hall Road in regard to an unknown subject who had spread feces all over the men’s bathroom four times in the previous three ...Read More

Woman carjacked outside Lakeside Mall

Sterling Heights

Woman carjacked outside Lakeside Mall

August 31, 2015

A mall shopper walking to her car Aug. 27 reportedly had her vehicle seized from her at gunpoint, according to Sterling Heights police.According to Sterling Heights Police Lt. Dave Smith, a 47-year-old Chesterfield Township ...Read More

Troy

Man found dead in prayer position in front yard of home

August 31, 2015

Troy police continue to investigate after a resident in the 2500 block of Binbrooke Drive, near Adams and Wattles, found a 35-year-old Rochester Hills man dead on the front lawn just before 9:15 a.m. Aug. 29.Troy police ...Read More

State says to watch for invasive beetle on Michigan’s doorstep

Metro Detroit

State says to watch for invasive beetle on Michigan’s doorstep

August 31, 2015

METRO DETROIT — An invasive, tree-killing insect working its way across the U.S. is closing in on Michigan, and the Department of Natural Resources is asking residents to be watchful. The Asian longhorn beetle, ...Read More

Sterling Heights

Hundreds protest mosque proposal

August 29, 2015

Residents opposed to a proposed mosque development in a Sterling Heights residential neighborhood took to the streets Aug. 29 to protest.The protest, scheduled to start at 11 a.m., was held along 15 Mile Road, between Ryan ...Read More

Eastpointe

East Detroit approves insurance that does not require pool closure

August 28, 2015

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 ...Read More

West Bloomfield

JCC camp supervisors ignored warning about counselor, fired

August 28, 2015

Additional Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit day camp employees have been terminated after investigations showed that the employees mishandled information regarding former camp counselor Matthew Kuppe, who was ...Read More

Firefighter receives award for lifesaving rescue

West Bloomfield

Firefighter receives award for lifesaving rescue

August 27, 2015

WEST BLOOMFIELD — In just two minutes, West Bloomfield firefighter/paramedic Josh Lyon changed a woman’s life forever. The West Bloomfield Fire Department received a call from a resident in the 5200 block of ...Read More