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3 min ago | WLNS-TV Lansing

Scio, Shelby Townships Block Oil Drilling

Officials in Scio and Shelby townships have enacted six-month moratoriums on oil-drilling areas after a Traverse City-based company began drilling in the townships.

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Related Topix: Shelby, MI

4 hrs ago | MLive.com

Northfield Township woman attacked by dogs: 'I think they should definitely go down'

Ellen Mohan, 44, says she is still recovering physically and emotionally after two dogs attacked and killed her 3-year-old poodle mix, Zooey, at her Northfield Township mobile home park in July.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Ann Arbor, MI

4 hrs ago | MLive.com

Fall apple harvest: Winter took its toll, but Washtenaw orchards still hoping for average crop

"It seems this year we got around the normal amount. The crop is nowhere near as big as last year, but two years ago we got completely wiped out."

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Weather, Life, Fruits, Food

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Pridesource.com

Equality Ride Winds Through Wayne, Washtenaw

Affirmations and Comerica Park present this year's Equality Ride at 10 a.m. Aug. 23 at William G. Milliken State Park in Detroit.

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Related Topix: Ann Arbor, MI

MLive.com

Police arrest man for breaking into Ann Arbor business, stealing tablets

Ann Arbor police investigators have arrested a 21-year-old man for breaking into a leasing office and stealing tablet computers, police said Wednesday.a Ann Arbor police Detective Lt.

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Related Topix: Ann Arbor, MI

Detroit Free Press

Male guards can sue over jobs at Washtenaw County women's prison

The Michigan appeals court has cleared the way for a class-action lawsuit by dozens of male guards who say they've been denied overtime and job assignments at the state's only prison for women.

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Metro Times

Burger Quest goes to Caseya s Tavern in Ann Arbor

Taking our first reader recommendation, we at Burger Quest visited Casey's Tavern in Ann Arbor, joining the lunch crowd on a Thursday around noon, pulling up on the outskirts of downtown to an actual mechanical parking meter.

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Related Topix: Ann Arbor, MI, Dining, Baked Goods, Life, Food, Bread

MLive.com

Scio Township Board will meet Wednesday night to discuss oil drilling moratorium

An oil rig is in the process of being built on Wing Farm property on the corner of Miller Road and West Delhi Road on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 in Ann Arbor.

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Related Topix: Ann Arbor, MI

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Detroit News

Regional Transit Agency reaches agreement to hire head of Ann Arbor authority

Michael Ford, the CEO of the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority, has reached an agreement to become the Metro Detroit's Regional Transit Authority's first CEO.

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

MLive.com

Report: Landfill near Willow Run Airport receives fracking waste form Pennsylvania

According to a report in the Detroit Free Press , the Wayne Disposal landfill between I-94 and the airport was approved by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to accept radioactive material in 2006.

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Related Topix: Saline, MI

MLive.com

Severe thunderstorm and flash flood watches issued for Washtenaw County

A severe thunderstorm watch and a flash flood watch have been issued for Washtenaw County and much of the southeast Michigan area.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Flood

MLive.com

Charges authorized against 2 Northfield Township men in dog attack

A father and son in Northfield Township will be charged with two misdemeanors each in connection with a dog attack that injured a neighbor and killed her dog, police said Tuesday.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

Toledo Blade

Arraignment for UM player rescheduled

The arraignment for Michigan wide receiver Csont'e York has been rescheduled for 9 a.m. Sept.

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Related Topix: Ann Arbor, MI

MLive.com

Oh, deer: 50 car crashes caused by Ann Arbor herd in 2013

Traffic crashes between vehicles and deer in the city of Ann Arbor have increased throughout the past four years, according to data compiled by the city.

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Related Topix: Ann Arbor, MI

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Examiner.com

Temporary placement agencies on Detroit's West Side and Washtenaw County

Most job seekers are focused on finding a permanent position. With Michigan's double-digit unemployment finding a good job can take months.

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MLive.com

Join the Ann Arbor News as we collect school supplies for Washtenaw County's homeless students

The Education Project for Homeless Youth, a federally-funded program through the Washtenaw Intermediate School District, is expecting the number of homeless students in need of their assistance to grow this school year.

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Related Topix: Ann Arbor, MI, Education Etc., Family, Kids

MLive.com

At least 1,400 students could face homelessness this year in Washtenaw County

The Education Project for Homeless Youth, a federally-funded program through the Washtenaw Intermediate School District, is expecting the number of homeless students in need of their assistance to grow this school year.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Ann Arbor, MI, Family, Kids

MLive.com

Behind the numbers: Ypsilanti-area crime statistics show areas for concern as police increase their presence

Keith Jason moved into his Ypsilanti Township home in 2006 and since then he's seen the house next door blow up due to drug-related activity, someone get shot on his block and heard of a neighbor getting robbed.

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Related Topix: Ypsilanti, MI, Ann Arbor, MI

Sat Aug 16, 2014

CBS Local

Man Gets Life In Prison For Killing 4-Month-Old Daughter

A 20-year-old Ypsilanti Township man will spend the rest of his life in prison for killing his 4-month-old daughter.

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MLive.com

Attorney rips Freddie Mac over leaving neighbors to maintain vacant, mold-infested home

The derelict and once unsecured home's grass is mowed by neighbors and the odor from a severe mold infestation is identifiable from the sidewalk.

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Related Topix: Mortgage, Personal Finance, Home

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