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Hackel: Ikea looking for location for another store

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Clinton Township man found dead by friend, apparently shot in the head

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Amazon snags $4.5M state grant for Macomb County distribution center

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Amazon snags $4.5M state grant for Macomb County distribution center


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Court tosses conviction of mom whose baby ate morphine pill that dropped on floor

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Unions picket hostile work environment of controversial Macomb County Clerk Karen Spranger

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Feds: Defendant in Macomb County scandal bribed politicians with fishing trip, cash

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Checkers: Employee fired after Michigan customer says drink was thrown into her car

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Macomb County beefing up drunk driving patrols
Buy Photo. Drive sober or get pulled over is the warning the Macomb County Sheriff’s Department is issuing to those who might get too much into the holiday spirit. The sheriff's department and eight other local law enforcement agencies are beefing up patrols to nab drunk drivers. The crackdown starts today and will run through Dec. 10. “Leave home safe and arrive home safe,’’ said Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham in a press release   Read More ...
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Union files motion to hold Macomb County Clerk Karen Spranger in contempt of court
MACOMB COUNTY, Mich. - Macomb County Clerk Karen Spranger found herself in more trouble Tuesday night as the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Union Council has filed a motion to hold her in contempt of court. The motion calls Spranger a "scofflaw" and claims she violated a court order by interfering with a union steward's ability to do her job   Read More ...
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Man gets life for stabbing Warren woman 120 times
Anthony Iannotti, the 35-year-old man convicted last month of second-degree murder in the August 2016 slaying of Dona Lawrence, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole Tuesday morning at 16th Circuit Court, court records show. Iannotti was originally charged with first-degree murder, but court records show a Macomb County jury convicted him on Oct. 13 of the lesser-included charge of second-degree murder   Read More ...
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Doctor charged with distributing opioids to inmate who died from withdrawal at Macomb County Jail
MACOMB COUNTY, Mich. - A Metro Detroit doctor is facing federal charges on suspicion of over-proscribing opioids in connection with the death of an inmate at the Macomb County Jail. Dr. Bernard Shelton, 60, of Harrison Township, was charged with 21 counts of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance. One of his patients was David Stojcevski. Stojcevski's death sparked a national debate on the treatment of inmates after the Local 4 Defenders aired video of his final days, which included agonizing suffering due to withdrawal from doctor-prescribed medications   Read More ...
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Macomb County gets money for more cops to patrol bars to stop underage drinking
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. Facebook Macomb County gets money for more cops to patrol bars to stop underage drinking The funding from the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning allows the sheriff's office to send extra deputies to businesses that sell alcohol. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed   Read More ...
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Macomb County receives funding for alcohol compliance checks
MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) — The Macomb County sheriff's office has received grants for yearlong alcohol compliance enforcement checks. The funding from the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning allows the sheriff's office to send extra deputies to businesses that sell alcohol. Deputies will be checking to ensure businesses are complying with state liquor laws and do not sell alcohol to underage patrons   Read More ...
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Meijer says drivers who got contaminated fuel Friday in Clinton Township get free repairs
The first hybrid minivan delivers 33 miles on a single charge and when combined with the gasoline engine promises 84 m.p.g. A Detroit Free Press reporter drove a Platinum version with plenty of extras for a week with a total sticker price of $47,885. Eric D. Lawrence, Detroit Free Press. Buy Photo. Your vehicle stalling? Sputtering? Coughing like you with a bad cold? Check this: Meijer said about 250 customers who visited the company's gas station at 40401 S   Read More ...
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Embattled Macomb County clerk suffers fresh setback in legal case with union
Embattled Macomb County Clerk Karen Spranger was forced Friday morning to accept another set-back in her months-long court fight with union members of AFSCME. Macomb Circuit Court Judge Richard Caretti continued a temporary restraining order that says Spranger must stop harassing union members and quit retaliating against any who file grievances or conduct other union activity allowed in their contract. Caretti further said he would issue a written ruling Monday or Tuesday on whether he will grant a similar but longer-term order, called a preliminary injunction, putting the same restraints on the county’s elected clerk   Read More ...
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Bucci arraigned in federal court on corruption charges
Detroit — Dino Bucci, the Macomb Township trustee and former right-hand man of Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Anthony Marrocco, was freed on $10,000 bond Thursday after being arraigned in connection with the county corruption scandal. U.S. Executive Magistrate Judge R. Steven Whalen ordered Bucci to surrender his passport and not leave Michigan while awaiting trial in a widening corruption case that has led to charges against 18 people   Read More ...
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Dino Bucci indicted on 18 counts in Macomb County corruption scandal
Dino Bucci, a Macomb Township trustee and former county public works manager, is charged with bribery, fraud, and money laundering. Buy Photo. Dino Bucci, the right-hand man of former Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Anthony Marocco, was indicted on 18 criminal counts in federal court today for his alleged role in a wide-sweeping corruption scandal, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced. Bucci, a Macomb Township trustee, is the 18th person charged in the probe that surfaced a year ago and triggered the demise of the Rizzo trash company, whose former CEO Chuck Rizzo Jr   Read More ...
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Bucci indicted in Macomb County corruption scandal
Detroit – Dino Bucci, the Macomb Township trustee and former right-hand man of Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Anthony Marrocco, was indicted Wednesday in connection with the county corruption scandal. The 18-count indictment comes one month after Bucci was prominently referenced in a plea deal involving township contractor Christopher Sorrentino. Sorrentino admitted delivering $66,000 in bribes to an unnamed politician at the public works office   Read More ...
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Sterling Heights ramps up court fight over huge Fraser sinkhole costs
Nine months after a collapse in a major sewer line on 15 Mile Road created a giant sinkhole in Fraser, a new pipe started carrying the waste of more than 500,000 Macomb County residents. Christina Hall, Detroit Free Press Christina Hall, Detroit Free Press. Buy Photo. Attorneys for the city of Sterling Heights have turned up the pressure in a year-long effort to slash the city’s multi-million-dollar share for repairing the Macomb Interceptor sewer that self-destructed and caused a giant sinkhole in Fraser late last year   Read More ...
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Macomb County Clerk Karen Spranger fails to meet judges' backlog deadline
MACOMB COUNTY, Mich. - Macomb County Clerk Karen Spranger failed to meet a deadline from judges to fix the massive backlog reported by Local 4 News last week. Thursday was the deadline for Spranger to fix the backlog, under orders from circuit court judges. There was virtually no progress made, and Spranger also failed to bring staffers back and fill open positions, which was another order from judges   Read More ...
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Sterling Heights: Macomb ignored sewer collapse warning
Sterling HeightsCity officials accused Macomb County on Thursday of ignoring “dire” warnings and failing to properly inspect and maintain the pipeline that collapsed in Fraser last December, causing a massive sinkhole. At issue is a county-requested report done in 2013 that identified repairs and further evaluation were necessary to avoid a “catastrophic collapse” because of corrosion issues in the Macomb Interceptor Drain, which is owned by Macomb County   Read More ...
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Dad's lottery advice wins Macomb County woman $105K jackpot
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. Facebook Dad's lottery advice wins Macomb County woman $105K jackpot A Macomb County woman recently took her father's lottery advice and cashed it in with a Fantasy 5 jackpot win, according to the Michigan Lottery. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed.   Read More ...
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Macomb County Clerk Karen Spranger's office given Thursday deadline to clear e-filing backlog
MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. - A court letter could make for a very interesting day in Macomb County. The letter states -- in no uncertain terms -- that the backlog in the Macomb County Clerk's Office must be taken care of on Thursday. Chief Judge James Biernat wrote the letter, noting a backlog of more than 2,800 e-filings and more than 1,600 criminal history reports in the Clerk's Office   Read More ...
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Steve Bannon buoys GOP crowd in Warren
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. Facebook Steve Bannon buoys GOP crowd in Warren Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon gives the keynote speech at the unity dinner fundraiser hosted by the Macomb County Republicans at the Andiamo Celebrity Showroom in Warren. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed   Read More ...
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Former White House strategist Steve Bannon speaks at Republican dinner in Warren
WARREN, Mich. - Steve Bannon took the stage Wednesday at the Macomb County Republican Unity Dinner to a standing ovation and warm cheers. The former White House chief strategist spent 40 minutes breaking down the accomplishments of President Donald Trump's campaign. He also talked about how Macomb County helped Trump win Michigan. He then moved on to tell the packed Andiamo's restaurant crowd that the fight isn't over   Read More ...
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Steve Bannon in Michigan: 'You can't fake Trump agenda'
WARREN, Mich. (AP) — President Donald Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon says Republican candidates can't "fake" Trump's agenda, adding that it's a "winning one" despite Democrats' fresh election victories. Bannon spoke Wednesday night at a GOP "unity" dinner in Macomb County, Michigan, on the one-year anniversary of Trump's presidential victory. He says Republican Ed Gillespie's loss in Tuesday's Virginia gubernatorial race shows "you have to go all in" on Trump's agenda, but he also downplayed the defeat, calling Virginia a "blue state   Read More ...
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Steve Bannon in Michigan: 'You can't fake Trump agenda'
WARREN, Mich. (AP) — President Donald Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon says Republican candidates can't "fake" Trump's agenda, adding that it's a "winning one" despite Democrats' fresh election victories. Bannon spoke Wednesday night at a GOP "unity" dinner in Macomb County, Michigan, on the one-year anniversary of Trump's presidential victory. He says Republican Ed Gillespie's loss in Tuesday's Virginia gubernatorial race shows "you have to go all in" on Trump's agenda, but he also downplayed the defeat, calling Virginia a "blue state   Read More ...
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Steve Bannon speaks to Macomb County Republicans in Warren
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. Facebook Steve Bannon speaks to Macomb County Republicans in Warren Former White House strategist Steve Bannon speaks to the Macomb County Republican Party during their unity dinner at Andiamo Banquet Center in Warren on Wednesday, November 8, 2017. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed   Read More ...
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Ex-Trump strategist Steve Bannon's Macomb County speech: Republicans, protesters gather
Buy Photo. A standing room only crowd of Republicans gathered in Macomb County Wednesday to celebrate the anniversary of the 2016 elections that ushered Donald Trump to the presidency and the White House. The star attraction for the crowd of more than 700 at the Macomb County Republican Unity Dinner in Warren was Steve Bannon, the controversial editor of Breitbart News and former chief strategist for Trump during the 2016 campaign and the early months of Trump's presidency   Read More ...
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Steve Bannon to visit Macomb County Republicans today
CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Steve Bannon, former chief strategist for President Donald Trump, will be the keynote speaker at the 2017 Macomb County Republican Unity Dinner on Wednesday, which is the first anniversary of Trump’s victory in the presidential election. "I am so happy that Steve Bannon, who served as the CEO of the Trump campaign and the chief strategist in the White House, would join us to celebrate the first anniversary of President Trump’s incredible victory," Macomb County Republican Party Chairwoman Cathy Kirk said   Read More ...
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Sterling Heights food drive collecting donated goods
Sterling Heights Department of Public Works employees are collecting goods for those in need through an annual food drive. The workers are continuing the longstanding Ken Stempowski Memorial Food Drive and gathering goods through Dec. 8. The drive is named for a DPW colleague who began the annual food collection more than 25 years ago. Donations of non-perishable food to benefit the nonproift Macomb Food Program are being accepted at the Sterling Heights Public Works facility, 7200 18 Mile Road, between 8 a   Read More ...
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IKEA eyes Macomb County for new store location
MACOMB COUNTY, Mich. - Could Metro Detroit's next IKEA store be headed to Macomb County? It might be happening soon, according to reports. A single store can have a major impact on a community. Look no further than what happened in Canton back in 2006. That's when IKEA opened up on Ford Road, and people have been coming in droves ever since   Read More ...
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Hackel: Ikea looking for location for another store
Buy Photo. Ikea, a popular home furnishing company, is looking for a second location in southeastern Michigan, a Macomb County official confirmed Monday. Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel said the company has expressed interest in Macomb County. “We’re just working through options and hoping they would continue to engage and have that interest in this county,” he said. “We’re glad they’re considering some place in Southeastern Michigan   Read More ...
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Kmart in Clinton Township to close
Sears Holdings Corp. will close three more Kmart stores in Michigan, including the location on Garfield Road in Clinton Township. Store in Mount Pleasant and Battle Creek also are among the 63 Kmart and Sears locations nationwide that will close after the holidays. The latest round adds to hundreds of stores that have shuttered as part of the retailer’s bid to curb losses   Read More ...
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Macomb Co. man with 8 DWIs busted again
A New Haven man with eight operating while intoxicated convictions has been arrested for impaired driving again, police said. Officials with the Macomb County Sheriff's Office said the 49-year-old man was arrested after a single-vehicle crash that happened at 1 a.m. Wednesday on 26 Mile west of North Avenue in Ray Township. Police said the man was driving a blue 1996 Plymouth Voyager minivan east on 26 Mile when his vehicle left the road and struck a home's mailbox   Read More ...
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Employee blames Macomb County Clerk Karen Spranger for huge online backlog at office
MACOMB COUNTY, Mich. - If you're having trouble getting certain documents from the Macomb County Clerk's Office, you're not alone. A Local 4 investigation has uncovered a huge online backlog at the office. Extreme delays have slowed down the processing of cases, increased wait times for entry of some judgments and orders and left some court hearing dates unclear. The Macomb County Circuit Court administrator said it's the largest backlog they've ever had at the court   Read More ...
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Three charged in Macomb Twp. man's murder
Two men and one woman have been charged with murdering a 55-year-old Macomb Township man, police said. Nicholas Riddle, 38, Jamel Bentley, 29, and Teri Beals, 17, all of Macomb Township, have been formally charged in connection with the crime, the Macomb County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday. Riddle and Bentley were formally charged Tuesday with second-degree murder in 41-A District Court in Shelby Township, police said   Read More ...
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Clinton Twp. woman charged in fatal hit-and-run
The Macomb County Prosecutor's Office has issued charges against a Clinton Township woman accused of killing a bicyclist with a car. Abigail Busam, 28, faces a felony charge of failing to stop at the scene of an accident that resulted in serious impairment or death, officials said Tuesday. If convicted, she faces up to five years in prison. Police said the crash happened at 10:05 p   Read More ...
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Police probe fatal single-vehicle crash in Harrison Twp.
Police are investigating a Sunday single-car crash that claimed the life of a 60-year-old Clinton Township man, officials said. The crash happened at about 8:30 a.m. on eastbound Interstate 94 near the Metropolitan Parkway exit in Harrison Township, the Macomb County Sheriff's Office said Monday. Police have identified the victim as Brian Pruehs. Officials said witnesses told investigators Pruehs was erratically driving a gold, 2003 Ford Escape just before the crash   Read More ...
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Macomb County Clerk Karen Spranger sues Google amid residency battle
MACOMB COUNTY, Mich. - Macomb County Clerk Karen Spranger is suing Google for its involvement in her battle with county officials over the address listed on her application to run for office. Macomb County filed a countersuit against Spranger, challenging her residency after the Warren home she listed on the application was found to be "uninhabitable." Spranger is accused of perjury and could be removed from office and face a year in jail if it is determined she lied on a notarized affidavit   Read More ...
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Union files restraining order against Macomb County Clerk Karen Spranger over 'hostile workplace'
MACOMB COUNTY, Mich. - Union leaders are taking legal action against Macomb County Clerk Karen Spranger. The union filed and received a temporary restraining order Friday against the controversial county clerk. The filing comes in response to claims that Spranger has created a hostile work environment since taking office. Spranger is also in the middle of a legal battle against the county, which has filed to remove her from office on accusations that she lied about her residency   Read More ...
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Macomb Co.’s new recovery dive boat makes its splash
Buy Photo. Harrison Township — A new state-of-the-art $409,000 boat will make recovering drowning victims from Lake St. Clair easier for the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office Underwater Search and Recovery Team. The recovery dive boat was unveiled Friday at the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office Marine Division. “Our 12 rescue divers now will be able to use the latest technology to recover individuals who drown in Lake St   Read More ...
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Gift from Steelers' Big Ben goes toward police dogs in Macomb County, Livonia
Detroit Free Press sports writers Dave Birkett and Carlos Monarrez discuss the Detroit Lions’ return from the bye. Detroit Free Press staff. Ben Roethlisberger Foundation Maybe Big Ben’s act of local kindness is a way of softening up the Detroit Lions before Sunday night’s game at Ford Field. But he does it each week on the Pittsburgh Steelers are on road   Read More ...
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Macomb County Clerk Karen Spranger caught on video covering up court order
MACOMB COUNTY, Mich. - Macomb County Clerk Karen Spranger is at the center of another controversy after she was caught on video apparently violating a court order. A judge ruled last month that Spranger violated the National Labor Relations Act. From that came the judge's recommended order, which included the stipulation that a notice stating that Spranger would basically obey the law and not harass employees was to be posted in the office   Read More ...
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FBI documents reveal new details about inmate's death at Macomb County Jail
MACOMB COUNTY, Mich. - The Justice Department is releasing hundreds of documents for the first time in the death of an inmate inside the Macomb County Jail. David Stojcevski's death sparked a national debate on the treatment of inmates after the Local 4 Defenders aired video of his final days, which included agonizing suffering due to withdrawal from doctor-prescribed medications. Now, more than three years later, his family is getting some answers and raising new questions   Read More ...
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Warren preparing for Bannon speech protest
Warren — Mayor Jim Fouts says the city is preparing for protesters to gather for an upcoming speech by former White House adviser Steve Bannon. Fouts says he’s received calls demanding he prevent Bannon from speaking at the Macomb County Republican Party’s Nov. 8 dinner, along with requests that he prevent any demonstrations. Fouts tells The Macomb Daily that police officers will be at the event for the safety of both attendees and potential protesters   Read More ...
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Macomb County voters face money issues, mayor’s races
Center Line — Building a new elementary school, improving facilities and replacing school buses are part of a $59.3 million bond issue that residents of Center Line public school district will be asked to approve on Nov. 7. The bond issue is among ballot proposals and municipal races that Macomb County voters will decide in next month’s general election. If approved, the proposal — a 25-year bond — would increase property taxes in the district by 4   Read More ...
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