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Paving on southbound Carpenter Road to begin Tuesday

Lane closures at the intersection of Packard and Carpenter roads in Pittsfield Township will continue this week as crews lay down concrete pavement on the southbound lanes of Carpenter Road.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

MLive.com

Where do political candidates in Washtenaw County stand on arts and culture?

Want to know where the candidates for public office in Washtenaw County stand on arts and culture before you cast your vote on Aug. 5? The nonprofit Arts Alliance is holding a candidate forum on the creative sector from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Michigan Theater in downtown Ann Arbor.

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Related Topix: Ann Arbor, MI, Ypsilanti, MI

Detroit Free Press

Warren Evan's candidacy for county exec challenged over residency rule

Former Canton Township Supervisor Thomas Yack has filed a complaint contesting the candidacy of Wayne County executive candidate Warren Evans, saying Evans was not a county resident long enough to qualify for the race.

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Related Topix: Wayne County, MI

MLive.com

Deputies plan to continue investigation in murder-suicide for 'closure'

A week after a Howell man stabbed an Ypsilanti Township man, an injury that proved fatal days later, and then killed himself on U.S. 23, investigators are still following up on the case.

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Related Topix: Willis, MI

The State

Jury selection starts in football player slaying

The Ann Arbor News reports opening statements could take place Tuesday if a jury is picked Monday in Washtenaw County Trial Court.

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Related Topix: Eastern Michigan University, Ann Arbor, MI

MLive.com

Citizen input session for former Platt Road juvenile detention center site scheduled for late August

Washtenaw County Community and Economic Development director Mary Jo Callan speaks to a meeting of the Platt Road Site Community Advisory Committee in June.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

WILX-TV Lansing

Man Dies After Being Pulled from Washtenaw Lake

The Washtenaw County sheriff's department says a 20-year-man has died after being pulled from a lake.

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Related Topix: Ann Arbor, MI

MLive.com

Austin Road to be closed at Eisman Road near Manchester for reconstruction

Austin Road at the Eisman Road intersection will be closed starting Monday, July 21, as the Washtenaw County Road Commission reconstructs the curve on Eisman Road The project is expected to last a week, weather permitting, and a posted detour route will go along M-52, Pleasant Lake Road and Schneider Road.

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Related Topix: Manchester, MI

Sat Jul 19, 2014

MLive.com

20-year-old man drowns in Independence Lake in Washtenaw County

A 20-year-man was pronounced dead at the University of Michigan Hospital after being pulled from Independence Lake in Webster Township Saturday afternoon, police said.

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MLive.com

Manchester Fire Department raising funds to purchase ATV in memory of accident victim

The Manchester Fire Department is taking on the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office in a charity softball game next Saturday in an effort to raise money for a new all-terrain vehicle.

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Related Topix: Manchester, MI

Fri Jul 18, 2014

MLive.com

Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Black Chamber of Commerce to host political forum Saturday

The Ann Arbor Ypsilanti Black Chamber of Commerce works to build brand awareness for minority-owned businesses in Washtenaw County.

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Related Topix: Ann Arbor, MI

MLive.com

Judge finds Ypsilanti Township father guilty of killing 4-month-old daughter

A Washtenaw County judge determined a 20-year-old Ypsilanti Township man is guilty of both first-degree child abuse and felony murder for throwing and punching his 4-month-old daughter.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Criminal Defense Law

MLive.com

1 of 2 defendants admits fatally shooting EMU football player Demarius Reed

Kristopher Pratt and Ed Thomas appeared in the 14A-1 District Court for a preliminary exam in December.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

Thu Jul 17, 2014

MLive.com

Murder suspect sentenced to prison in 3 other cases

The 23-year-old Ypsilanti Township man accused of fatally stabbing 43-year-old Kenyadda Jones as they fought over a woman in West Willow last spring was sentenced Tuesday in three unrelated cases.

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MLive.com

Juveniles who briefly escaped custody were caught after coming upon U.S. marshals using gun range

The two juvenile felons who escaped from a work detail in Manchester Township Wednesday afternoon probably thought they had a good head start on law enforcement personnel who would start searching for them.

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Observer & Eccentric

Fundraiser set for scholarship honoring officer's son

A fundraiser for a scholarship named for a Churchill High School graduate who died several years ago is planned for later this month.

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Related Topix: Wayne County, MI, Ann Arbor, MI, Livonia, MI, Flat Rock, MI

MLive.com

Jury finds man not guilty on all charges in Ypsilanti homicide

For the second time in 2014, a jury found a homicide suspect not guilty on all counts as Allante Percy walked out of a Washtenaw County courtroom Thursday morning about to be a free man.

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Related Topix: Ypsilanti, MI, Ann Arbor, MI

Daily Press & Argus

Police ID Howell man suspected in stabbing

Police work at the scene where stabbing suspect Robert David Richmond killed himself after a traffic stop Monday in Green Oak Township.

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Related Topix: Howell, MI, Livingston County, MI, Ypsilanti, MI

MLive.com

Anti-drilling Scio Township residents gearing up for a fight with Northern Michigan oil company

We need more of those [larger donors]. It's a big fight, and it's going to go on for a while.

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Related Topix: Ann Arbor, MI

Wed Jul 16, 2014

MLive.com

State police searching for juveniles who fled community service detail in western Washtenaw County

Michigan State Police troopers are searching for two juvenile parolees who escaped from a community service detail near Manchester Wednesday afternoon, officials confirmed.

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