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3 hrs ago | Detroit News

Severe storms produce tornadoes, knock out power to thousands in Michigan

The thunderstorms that swept through the metro area Monday night left up to 15,000 homes and businesses without power, but that number has been reduced to 3,000 as of Tuesday morning, according to DTE Energy Co.

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Related Topix: Weather, Energy, DTE Energy, Natural Disasters, Flood

3 hrs ago | Westland Observer

Dawson's Island party stopped after near drowningDawson's Island...

Dawson's Island party stopped after near drowning A party on Dawson's Island on White Lake was broken up by police following a near drowning Check out this story on HometownLife.com: http://www.hometownlife.com/story/news/local/milford/2014/09/02/white-lake-party-dispersed/14955503/ White Lake emergency personnel delivered CPR to a man while on a ... (more)

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Related Topix: White Lake, MI

Mon Sep 01, 2014

Detroit News

Detroit Metro counties feel pinch of salt

Road salt is loaded into dump trucks in the Clinton Township salt barn in February.

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Related Topix: Clinton Township, MI, Washtenaw County, MI, Macomb County, MI

Detroit News

Editorial: Joint authority is ploy to hike taxes

Hazel Park and Eastpointe are forming an authority that would allow them to seek 14-mill tax increases for fire protection.

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Related Topix: Eastpointe, MI, Hazel Park, MI, Fire, Macomb County, MI, Roseville, MI, Opinion

Patch.com

FEMA Inspectors May Have Sent Mixed Signal; Flood Aid Isn't a Sure Thing

Though some residents are reporting as much as $100,000 damage from the Floods of 2014, federal aid isn't a sure thing.

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Related Topix: FEMA, US News, Huntington Woods, MI, Rick Snyder, US Governors

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Observer & Eccentric

City of Farmngton Hills

A description of the proposed development area is provided on the depiction below and generally includes Grand River Avenue from its border with the City of Farmington at Cora Avenue and just west of Orchard Lake Road to Eight Mile Road and Eight Mile Road to Inkster Road to the east and approximately 1,000 feet east of Middlebelt Road to the west: ... (more)

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Related Topix: Farmington Hills, MI, Farmington, MI

Observer & Eccentric

Village of Franklin

The hearing will be held for the purpose of receiving public comments on the Proposed Special Approval Use Application for 26425 Wellington, Franklin, MI Any questions regarding the proposed Special Approval Use Application should be directed to the Village Clerk, Eileen Pulker, 626 9666.

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Related Topix: Franklin, MI

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Patch.com

Stranger Danger Incident Unnerves Rochester Hills

An Oakland County Sheriff's Office program available to schools helps young children recognize some of the ploys of predators and other important safety tips.

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Related Topix: Rochester Hills, MI

Grand Haven Tribune

Another extreme storm highlights need for climate infrastructure

A little more than a year ago, in May 2013, we wrote in this column about the postponement of the Grand Haven Grand River Green-Up due to the intense flooding in and around the mouth of the Grand River.

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Related Topix: Grand Haven, MI, Grand Rapids, MI, Weather, Natural Disasters, Flood, Opinion

Detroit Free Press

Lower gas prices for Labor Day travelers, festival fun for others

More than 1 million Michiganders are expected to hit the road this Labor Day weekend for one last trip ahead of forecasts calling for another bitter winter.

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Related Topix: Michigan, Gaylord, MI, Detroit, MI

Thu Aug 28, 2014

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Michigan fugitive arrested after foot chase in Alcoa

Ismail Shaka Hall, 22, of Southfield, Michigan, was wanted on multiple warrants, including charges for selling drugs inside a school zone and domestic violence.

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Related Topix: Southfield, MI

Detroit News

FEMA continues Michigan flood damage assessments in Oakland County

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is continuing preliminary evaluations of the damage caused by massive flooding in the Detroit area earlier this month.

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Related Topix: FEMA, US News

KXVO

Art & Apples Festival Ranked Among Top 20 Fine Art Festivals Nationwide

The 49th annual Art & Apples Festival was recently voted 14 out of 2,000 festivals in the nation by Sunshine Artist Magazine.

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Detroit Free Press

How to spot signs of domestic violence and how to get help

For the last seven years, Tara Grant's family has worked with Turning Point, a domestic violence shelter and outreach organization in Macomb County, to host a 5K walk in Tara's memory.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Macomb County, MI, Detroit, MI, Mount Clemens, MI

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Detroit News

Political Insider: GOP points finger at Schauer spending

This time, the state Republican Party is claiming Schauer violated state election law by making illegal candidate-to-candidate expenditures by propping up the unchallenged candidacy of his running mate, Oakland County Clerk Lisa Brown .

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Related Topix: William Thomas, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Michigan, Rick Snyder, US Governors

Detroit Free Press

After bad winter, new salt costs leave bad taste in Michigan

A worker in a front end loader adds salt from the salt dome behind him into a 12 tons salt and plow truck at the Oakland County Road Commission in Waterford on Saturday, January 4, 2014.

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Related Topix: Waterford, MI, Washtenaw County, MI

MLive.com

Photos: A peek into luxury Metro Detroit houses to be displayed in revived Homarama event

Six multi-million-dollar houses at a luxury housing complex in Oakland County will be on display in a series of home design tours that start this week.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Detroit News

Storm warnings issued for parts of Metro Detroit

The evening commute is starting off on a stormy note for Metro Detroiters. Rain was falling across the region, including in downtown Detroit, just after 5 p.m. In less than an hour, more than an inch had fallen in some spots; many places saw less than half an inch, according to the National Weather Service.

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Related Topix: Detroit, MI, Weather, Genesee County, MI

Patch.com

Oakland Community College, Schools Sign Pact to Meet Workforce Demands

Oakland Community College and Oakland Schools signed an agreement today that provides Oakland County high school students a seamless transition from the Oakland Career and Technical Education programs into a post-secondary course of study at OCC.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

Detroit Free Press

Parents, watch out for 'fire challenge,' Oakland County warns

The Ice Bucket Challenge sweeping across the nation -- where celebrities, politicians, and people who like to see themselves on YouTube are pouring ice-cubes and water on their heads to raise money for ALS has apparently prompted a decidedly more painful challenge, involving matches and fire accelerants.

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook

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