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7 hrs ago | Hometown Life

CHarter Township of Lyon Synopsis for TUESDAY, JULY 22, 2014

SYNOPSIS OF SPECIAL MEETING CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF LYON BOARD OF TRUSTEES TUESDAY, JULY 22, 2014 Supervisor Young called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

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11 hrs ago | MLive.com

Thousands of Ann Arborites cast absentee ballots ahead of Tuesday's primary

Thousands of voters in Ann Arbor are casting absentee ballots in advance of Tuesday's primary , which includes contests for mayor, City Council, Congress and two judgeships in Washtenaw County's probate and circuit courts.

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Related Topix: Ann Arbor, MI, Ypsilanti, MI

18 hrs ago | MLive.com

Crowded Probate Court judicial race candidates view election as 'once-in-a-lifetime' opportunity

Judicial seats do not open up very often in Washtenaw County, and the races to fill "open" bench positions this fall are crowded ones.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Rick Snyder, Ann Arbor, MI

Thu Jul 31, 2014

MLive.com

Murder warrants issued against owners of dogs in deadly Lapeer County mauling

Second-degree murder warrants were issued Thursday, July 31, against the couple who the Lapeer County prosecutor says owned the Cane Corso dogs that killed a Livonia man while he was jogging July 23 .

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Related Topix: Oxford, MI

Observer & Eccentric

Woman charged with stealing from Harris-Kehrer VFW Post

A Westland woman is facing a charge that she embezzled several thousand dollars while working as treasurer for a local veterans organization.

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MLive.com

Murder cases in Washtenaw County: Recapping the 26 deaths resulting in murder charges since 2009

The Washtenaw County Sheriff Department investigates a homicide outside 640 Calder Ave in Ypsilanti Township Jan. 30, 2013.

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Related Topix: Ypsilanti, MI

MLive.com

Most Washtenaw County homicide suspects convicted, but defeats halve recent murder jury trial conviction rate

After days of testimony that included graphic descriptions of his son's death, Carl Reed found the outcome of the trial of one of two men accused of murdering Eastern Michigan University football player Demarius Reed hard to take.

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Related Topix: Eastern Michigan University, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Ann Arbor, MI

Pridesource.com

Washtenaw County Candidates Rated On LGBT Issues

Ann Arbor's Jim Toy Community Center has released the results from its first municipal candidate questionnaire for the 2014 Washtenaw County primary elections.

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Related Topix: Ann Arbor, MI

Wed Jul 30, 2014

MLive.com

Biggby Coffee to open store near Ann Arbor in August

Biggby Coffee opened on Washtenaw Avenue in Ypsilanti in late 2013. The coffee shop chain plans to open locations on Jackson Road in Scio Township and Platt Road in Ann Arbor.

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Related Topix: Ann Arbor, MI, Ypsilanti, MI

MLive.com

Emergency crews attempting to remove man trapped by collapsed trench north of Saline

The Washtenaw County Technical Rescue is being sent to a location north of Saline where a trench collapsed on a man, leaving him trapped.

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Related Topix: Saline, MI

MLive.com

Ypsilanti mayoral candidate Tyrone Bridges files finance forms, raised $600

Ypsilanti mayoral candidate Tyrone Bridges has filed his pre-election campaign statements prior to next week's Democratic mayoral primary, three days after they were due.

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Related Topix: Ypsilanti, MI

MLive.com

Vacant Ypsilanti party store fetches $35K in tax foreclosure auction, county sells $231K in property

This vacant party store at 908 N. Congress in Ypsilanti sold for $35,000 during the county tax foreclosure auction Monday.

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Related Topix: Ypsilanti, MI

Tue Jul 29, 2014

MLive.com

Stone fruit recall prompted by possible bacterial contamination

A release from Washtenaw County Public Health said that some whole peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots may have made their way to the Ann Arbor area from the Wawona Packing Company of Culter, California.

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Related Topix: Life, Fruits, Food, Ann Arbor, MI

WXYZ

Second man charged in concealing woman's death

A second man has been arraigned on charges of attempting to dispose of the body of a 21-year old Ypsilanti woman.

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Related Topix: Ypsilanti, MI

The Eastern Echo

EMU Reacts to the Verdict in Reed Trial

Thomas, 21 of Detroit Mich., was arrested with Kristopher Pratt for Reed's murder.

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ClickOnDetroit

Local 4Casters: Showers possible Tuesday evening

THEN YOU HEAR ALL THE BAD STUFF. I HAVE NO INTEREST I SEE TOO MANY OF THESE THINGS.

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Related Topix: Ann Arbor, MI, Oakland County, MI

Canton Observer

Judge dismisses second suit challenging Evans' residency

Wayne County Circuit Chief Judge Robert J. Colombo Jr. dismissed Monday a second lawsuit to declare Warren Evans ineligible to run for Wayne County executive.

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Related Topix: Wayne County, MI, Redford, MI, Detroit, MI

MLive.com

Ballot proposal roundup: Police, fire, library millages on the ballot in Washtenaw County

About a dozen proposals sit on the upcoming Aug. 5 ballot for Washtenaw County, including various proposals for new millages or millage renewals.

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Related Topix: Dexter, MI, Manchester, MI

Mon Jul 28, 2014

MLive.com

Police investigating discovery of woman's body in Ypsilanti Township

Ypsilanti police and Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office deputies are investigating after a woman's body was found in Ypsilanti Township near Washtenaw Avenue and Golfside Road.

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Related Topix: Ypsilanti, MI

SFGate

Jurors get case of Eastern Michigan player slaying

Ed Thomas reacts after listening to Kristopher Pratt testify during Thomas' trial at the Washtenaw County Trial Court in Ann Arbor, Mich., on Thursday, July 24, 2014.

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Related Topix: Ann Arbor, MI

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