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1 hr ago | Observer & Eccentric

Around Wayne and Westland

The sale will be closed Tuesday, May 6. Household items, including furniture, TVs, computers, knick-knacks and CDs and tapes, will be sold.

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Related Topix: Westland, MI, Wayne, MI, Events, Garden City, MI

5 hrs ago | Observer & Eccentric

Livonia volunteer recognized as 'Woman of Distinction'

McAdams was honored by Wayne County Commissioner Diane Webb. McAdams, affectionately known as "Mouse," is an active member of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 396 and a registered volunteer for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Related Topix: Livonia, MI, Garden City, MI

9 hrs ago | Observer & Eccentric

Being the bunny

Two years ago Cory Routen was among the thousands of kids who went chasing after marshmallows at Nankin Mills in Hines Park.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, Westland, MI

13 hrs ago | Observer & Eccentric

Canton teen challenges classmates to raise money for Burger School

Jonathan Wyman saw a need and decided to do something about it. So the 14-year-old Canton resident stood before his fellow students at South Pointe Scholars Charter Academy and did a presentation about autism and the Burger School for Students with Autism.

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Related Topix: Canton, MI, Family, Kids, Education Etc.

19 hrs ago | The Detroit News

Wayne County's tenuous fiscal position puts control of future at stake

Detroit -- Major credit rating agencies continue to monitor the financial state of Wayne County as Executive Robert Ficano's deficit elimination plan has encountered skepticism from county commissioners whose approval is required.

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Related Topix: Stanton, MI, Detroit, MI

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Hometown Life

Livonia school board to place two tax proposals on August ballot

Although my home isn't right on top on the I-96 freeway, we're close enough to hear how bad the... One is for the district's 1.12-mill sinking fund tax, which funds ongoing repairs, and the other is for its 18.4568-mill non-homestead operating property tax.

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Related Topix: Livonia, MI

Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Detroit News

Appeals court rules ex-Wayne Co. commissioner can be sued by former official

Ex-Wayne County Commissioner Bernard Parker can be sued by Azzam Elder, a former high-ranking Wayne County official, according to a Michigan Court of Appeals opinion.

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Hometown Life

Westland man found not competent to face charges in wife's death

An elderly Westland man charged with murdering his wife has been found incompetent to stand trial but will be sent to some type of care facility.

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Related Topix: Westland, MI, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen)

Patch.com

It's Official: Scandal-Ridden Wayne County Executive Seeking 4th Term

Wayne County Executive Robert A. Ficano is a candidate for a fourth term, his campaign said Friday.

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Related Topix: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (Electricians, Wiremen, and Linemen), Detroit, MI

Hometown Life

Sentencing for man involved in Livonia armed robbery pushed back to May 30

Fan of the Shrek films? Come see the ornery ogre and his friends come to life starting next week at... Although my home isn't right on top on the I-96 freeway, we're close enough to hear how bad the... The sentencing for a Detroit man who pleaded guilty to several counts of armed robbery in two Wayne County communities has had his sentencing pushed ... (more)

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Related Topix: Livonia, MI, Detroit, MI

The Detroit News

Detroit man accused of fighting, running over man faces murder charge

Detroit -- A 24-year-old man faces a first-degree murder charge after allegedly knocking a 39-year-old man down in a fist fight before running over him with his car, backing up, and running him over again.

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Related Topix: Detroit, MI

CBS Local

Woman Says She Was Raped By 'Good Samaritan' After Her Car Ran Out Of Gas [VIDEO]

Police say a woman was sexually assaulted by a stranger who provided help after her car ran out of gas along a popular Wayne County road in the middle of the night.

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ClickOnDetroit

'Marshmallow Drop' is Friday at 2 Wayne County parks

About 20,000 marshmallows will fill the sky Friday in Wayne County as they tumble from the Easter Bunny's helicopter.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

Detroit Free Press

Tlaib pays back property taxes, makes donations to charity

State Rep. Rashida Tlaib has paid $4,550 to Wayne County and a local charity to make up for underpaying taxes on a Dearborn rental property since 2008.

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Related Topix: Dearborn, MI, Detroit, MI

WILX-TV Lansing

Michigan Principal Bitten; Parent Charged with Assault

A 34-year-old Detroit man has been charged with aggravated assault in connection with a reported attack on the principal of his child's school.

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Related Topix: Detroit, MI

Detroit Free Press

Ficano email suggests he'll run for re-election despite scandal

Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano appears poised to seek a fourth term as county executive, despite a scandal that has engulfed his administration for two and a half years.

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Related Topix: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (Electricians, Wiremen, and Linemen), Detroit, MI

Detroit Free Press

Judge appoints mediator in water department dispute between Detroit, suburbs

Emergency manager Kevyn Orr has proposed leasing the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department to the new authority in exchange for $47 million per year over 40 years - cash that could be used to help pay off debts and reinvest in city services.

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Related Topix: Detroit, MI, Oakland, MI, Oakland County, MI

Detroit Free Press

Detroit teen 'instigator' charged in Steve Utash mob attack in court today

Chief Craig says he believed Steve Utash would pul...: Detroit's police chief says he was excited to learn the Macomb County man who was beaten April 2 in Detroit was no longer in a coma.

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

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Grosse Pointe News Online

Veteran describes pickpocket attack

While the Hill pickpocket story goes international, the protagonist is going nowhere, any reflex to flee restrained by the law and his beltless blue jeans hanging below the bottom of his boxer shorts.

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Related Topix: Eastpointe, MI, Harper Woods, MI

WHTC

Jury to be selected in Bashara case in fall

Murder defendant Bob Bashara of Grosse Pointe Park has two attorneys on his defense team as the case heads towards an October trial.

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Related Topix: Grosse Pointe Park, MI

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