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Maybe Not: Clayton Twp. Police Changes Course

Department Amends Earlier Scam Warning

Posted by Durand Now at 10:34pm 6/11/18

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The Clayton Township Police Department now says a sign previously thought to possibly be connected to a human trafficking scam is not.

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Detroit may be getting a new criminal justice complex as the Wayne County Commission has approved a proposal. The commission has signed off on businessman Dan Gilbert's plan to build a half-a-billion-dollar facility.
 
Transportation officials are working to prevent more damage to the troublesome 110th Street Bridge. The bridge in Byron Township, just south of Grand Rapids, has been hit ten times over the last 15 months.

Legislation that would require able-bodied adults in Michigan's Medicaid expansion program to meet work or job-related requirements was passed by Gov. Rick Snyder.

The Grand Rapids pools and splash pads are open. City officials and Parks and Recreation representatives were at Richmond Park Pool to kick off “Jump into Summer.”

The proposed expansion of a hazardous waste possessing plant in Detroit will likely be approved by the state. US Ecology operates the plant on Georgia Street near I-94 and wants to enlarge their storage capacity.

Thirty-two-year-old Bruce Cayton has been arraigned on multiple charges in connection to a dog fighting operation in Flint. Charges include animal fighting, animal abandonment/cruelty and possession of animal fighting equipment.

A mother and her son were killed in a fire at LaRoy Froh Townhomes in Lansing. Lansing Fire Department received a call about a structure fire, when they arrived they were met with heavy smoke and flames.

The first ever Space Forum in Michigan happened at the Parsons Stulen building on Northwestern Michigan College's Aeropark Campus in Traverse City. The event was put together by Atlas Space Operations.

A new Girl Scout facility in Southeastern Michigan is open for business. The building brings the outdoors inside to the work environment, and is meant to be used as a gathering and meeting space.  

Grand Rapids city officials want to take extra measures to protect renters. The city commission is proposing a 50-dollar fine for landlords or leasing companies who maliciously fail to return application fees.

Thirteen Oakland County police departments are joining the Hope Not Handcuffs program. The program is a collaborative effort between law enforcement and other organizations such as Families Against Narcotics.

The Grand Rapids Police chief is asking the city for additional funding to hire up to a dozen officers so they can better balance all their duties. The department has lost 23-percent of sworn officers since 2002.

Detroit firefighters battled a fire that damaged three homes early Wednesday morning June 6th. The fire originated in a vacant home on Chopin Street near I-94 and spread to the homes next door.

Flint is trying to clean up its appearance with two programs announced by Mayor Karen Weaver. A new Blight Hearings Bureau working out of City Hall will be helping clean up abandoned and poorly maintained properties in the city.

"The Grand Experience" was kicked off Wednesday afternoon on the Lansing River Trail in Lansing. The Experience brings activities for residents to enjoy along the riverfront like food vendors and local musicians.

A boat launch on Mullett Lake is closed for two weeks. The Department of Natural Resources will be redoing the older, cement at the ramp next to the Mullett Lake Marina.

The federal government is awarding Macomb County 97 million dollars in funding to make upgrades to Mound Road. An announcement was made by U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow's office.  

Michigan State Police are investigating two separate accidents involving Detroit Department of Transportation buses on I-94. Investigators say wet pavement and speed were factors in each crash.

Family and Children Services in Kalamazoo is looking for loving homes. The organization says there's a shortage of foster families but a surplus of children in need. They have over 200 children from Kalamazoo County.

A group of Grand Rapids residents are pushing for a new crosswalk on Bridge Street NW between the condos and Ah-Nab-Awen Park. They’ve written a letter to city commissioners in hopes their words reach the top.

Detroit Police are seeking assistance locating five suspects wanted for more than two dozen smash-and-grabs throughout the city. Police say the suspects have allegedly been involved in 25 breaking-and-entering incidents.

Two people were shot in a drive-by shooting, according to Flint police. The incident happened just before 8 p.m. Tuesday June 5th on Holbrook Avenue on the city’s north side. The victims were taken to an area hospital for treatment.

Four new signs designed by 8th grade science students at Traverse City West Middle School were unveiled along the Kids Creek Trail Tuesday. The signs feature original artwork from the students.

The Albert Kahn Building in Detroit’s midtown has been purchased by Lutz Real Estate Investments and Northern Equities Group. The new owners will turn the building into approximately 200 apartments.  

A year after the Ann Arbor City Council voted to sell a downtown property to a Chicago developer, the city and developer have finalized a purchase agreement.

Some lakes in Barry County are rising, causing headaches for dozens of homeowners who live along them. The problem is especially bad at Upper Crooked Lake and Lower Crooked Lake near Delton.

Workers covered a downtown Grand Rapids parking lot in blue paint in preparation for an annual outdoor movie series. 250 gallons of "cool blue" paint now cover the 55,000-square-foot lot off Monroe Avenue.

Homicide detectives are investigating after a 43-year-old man was found fatally shot at a home on Detroit's east side Monday morning.

Flint is in violation of the Safe Drinking Water Act, according to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. The MDEQ says deficiencies in Flint’s water system were discovered during an August 2017 sanitary survey.

Sixteen parks and recreation projects from Mid-Michigan will get a cut of $50 million in state funding that signed into law Monday. Nearly $95 million worth of spending on parks is planned.

A northern Michigan dam will be getting some upgrades this summer. Crews will be working on structural improvements on the Reedsburg Dam and surrounding areas in Missaukee County.

Environmentalist group Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation is challenging the state's decision to allow Nestle to pump more water out of the ground at its station near Evart.   

At least 15 people were arrested after West Michigan law enforcement busted an illegal rooster fighting ring in Hart Township, according to Michigan State Police.

The Inner City Christian Federation has plans to change the land on S. Division Avenue in Grand Rapids. The organization has asked the Grand Rapids Planning Commission to allow for a seven-story facility to house seniors.

A 25-year-old man tried to do the right thing on Detroit's west side by giving a ride to a man who appeared to be injured and in need of help. Police said he was shot in the back for his troubles. 

The amnesty program in Genesee County runs through June 29. It will forgive late fees for anyone with unpaid fines. Those interested in the program should go to the 67th District Court.

The color orange flooded the capitol steps in Lansing for National Gun Awareness Day. People gathered on the north lawn remembering those who have been affected by gun violence. 

Hundreds found a new two-wheeled ride in Traverse City Saturday. Recycle-A-Bicycle, a non-profit organization connected with TART Trails, hosted its 8th annual bike swap. 

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