Monday, May 20, 2013
The storm watch is in effect until 8 p.m. Monday, according to the National Weather Service.
The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch until 8 p.m. Monday for Macomb County and surrounding areas. The storms may bring damaging winds and large hail to the county, including communities like St. Clair Shores, and Clinton, Macomb, Shelby and Chesterfield townships, according to the weather report. Dark skies are also expected throughout the week, with thunderstorms likely Tuesday and Wednesday and a 50 percent chance of rainfall Thursday, the weather service states.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin and Congresswoman Candice Miller, who each represent Macomb County communities, share their opposing responses to the actions in Washington D.C.
Sharing their opposing views to The Patients' Rights Repeal Act, Sander Levin and Candice Miller argued their opinions on the controversial debate through public statements this week. Levin and Miller each represent Metro Detroit communities, including several that span throughout Macomb County. The House majority voted Thursday to repeal Obamacare—formally known as the Affordable Care Act. Many expect it will not pass in the Democratic-controlled Senate. Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin, a Democrat, made the following statement on the House floor in opposition to the 37th ObamaCare repeal vote, his office announced Thursday: "I rise today in opposition to The Patients’ Rights Repeal Act. This vote is more than just a …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Consumer confidence is rising along with home sale prices.
Metro Detroit house prices climbed more than 20 percent from this March compared to last March, with increases across the board, according to recently released Realcomp statistics. Macomb County is no exception to the rebound, with real estate experts calling its market diverse and home sales on the rise. Additionally, the average days on market dropped by 10 days, indicating that houses are moving faster and higher prices than they were last year, Realcomp states. Darralyn Bowers, president and CEO, ERA Bowers & Associates in Southfield noted, "the primary reason for the positive trend in home sale prices is consumer confidence. As the economy is perceived as stable, home buyers are no longer fearful. "Demographics continue to grow new …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Shelby Township-Utica Patch recaps the news of the week.
Miss the latest local headlines from this past week? Here's a rundown of the top stories in town:
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Tornado watch is in effect until 6 p.m. Thursday; severe thunderstorms possible after 2 p.m.
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Macomb County. The watch, which is in effect for all of Southeast Michigan, will remain in effect through 6 p.m. Thursday. The NWS has also issued a hazardous weather outlook and flood watch for Southeastern Michigan with severe thunderstorms possible this afternoon. According to the NWS forecast, thunderstorms expected after 2 p.m. Thursday could be severe, with large hail, damaging winds and heavy rain. Winds may gust as high as 33 miles per hour. Snow showers are possible Friday night. A tornado watch means that weather conditions are right for tornadoes to form in the area. The flood watch is in effect through Friday morning. In the case of severe thunderstorms, the American…
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
An award ceremony took place Tuesday at Macomb Intermediate School District in Clinton Township.
The Macomb County Board of Commissioners honored local schools for green initiatives Tuesday during an awards ceremony at Macomb Intermediate School District. Several Shelby Township schools were among those recognized, including those in Utica Community Schools District. There were 127 schools across the county that have achieved Official Michigan Green School status. “The Board is very proud to partner with the MISD on this successful hands-on program,” Board Chairman David Flynn said in prepared statement. “Green Schools not only teaches students how to be responsible stewards of the natural resources in their community, but it also has the potential to lower energy costs for the schools involved.” St. Mary School in Mount Clemens …
Crews are fixing a drainage structure in the left lane.
The Interstate 94 and Interstate 696 interchange has gone down to one lane as crews repair a faulty drainage structure, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation. The work in Macomb County means the left lane of the existing two-lane ramp from I-94 to westbound I-696 will be shut down for at least one week. Crews are fixing the drainage structure in the left lane. The right lane of the ramp is expected to remain open during the repair, MDOT said.
Monday, April 8, 2013
Find out which employers are hiring near you.
Looking for work in the Macomb County? Here's a roundup of openings, according to indeed.com:
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The plaintiffs said they filed the lawsuit against the Detroit museum after they were charged for an exhibit.
A Macomb County Circuit Court judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit filed by five county residents against the Detroit Institute of Arts, according to court records. Plaintiffs Simon Haddad of Clinton Township, Leon Drolet of Macomb Township, Judy and Dennis Buchholtz of Warren and Philis DeSaele of Sterling Heights alleged in the lawsuit they were denied free admission Dec. 1 to the Faberge exhibit—which they contend violated terms of a tri-county millage. Judge John Foster's opinion, including the denial to amend their pleadings, means the case is closed, the Detroit Free Press reported. According to the Art Institute Service Agreement between the Macomb County Art Institute Authority and the DIA, the museum would provide "unlimited, …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
You can catch the latest star of ABC's "The Bachelor" at Suburban Collection Showplace.
Will you accept this rose? Fans of ABC's The Bachelor will have the chance to meet latest bachelor Sean Lowe at the Michigan International Women's Show at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi on Friday, May 3 at 1 p.m. Lowe will tell the story of how he fell in love with Catherine, their plans for their upcoming wedding and his experiences on Dancing With The Stars. The bachelor will only be at the show on Friday, but other realty stars will also be making appearances throughout the weekend. On Saturday, Jessica Robertson from A&E’s reality series Duck Dynasty will answer questions about being married to the youngest Robertson son, Jep, and about her four children: Lily, Merritt, Priscilla, and River. Plus, Season 8 Food Network Star …