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Prosecutors charge VanCallis
for murder of April Millsap


by CHRIS GRAY
Macomb County prosecutors have charged James Donald VanCallis, 32, of Goodells for the murder of 14-year-old April Millsap.
VanCallis was arraigned at the 42-1 District Court in Romeo on Oct. 9 on charges of first-degree...

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County commissioners join new water authority


by CHRIS GRAY
County officials determined that having a voice in a less-than-agreeable authority is better than no voice at all.
The Macomb County Board of Commissioners voted 10-3 on Oct. 9 to become members of the new Great...

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Village of Romeo begins new recycling program Nov. 1


by CHRIS GRAY
Romeo is going green this November for a little more green from its coffers.
The Village of Romeo's new recycling program utilizing new, larger bins is set to begin on Nov. 1, with the first scheduled pick-up...

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Bruce-Romeo Fire Dept. budget OKed for 2015-16


by CHRIS GRAY
The upcoming budget for the Bruce-Romeo Fire Department includes increases for training and equipment, but no tax hikes for residents.
A fire budget of $827,460 for the 2015-16 fiscal year has been approved along...

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RCS oral language program
shows success


by CHRIS GRAY
The successful outcome of a kindergarten oral language initiative may lead to expanding it to other students.
Romeo Community Schools speech language pathologists presented the findings of a one-year study of an ...

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Richmond woman faces possession charges


by CHRIS GRAY
Woman struck several cars in SUV with child in backseat, spits out pills during arrestA Richmond woman has been arrested and arraigned after crashing into several vehicles in Macomb County with a child in her vehicle.» Read the Full Story

Vehicle-deer crashes continue to increase


by CHRIS GRAY
Motorists should keep an eye out for Bambi on the road during the months of October and November.
The Michigan Deer Crash Coalition is reminding drivers to remain alert on the road to avoid being one of the ...

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FEMA in town to provide flood damage assistance


by CHRIS GRAY
Residents are encouraged to apply for federal assistance in recovering from flood damage experienced earlier this year.
Disaster recovery centers have opened throughout the tri-county area as of Oct. 7, offering financial...

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RCS holds forum for athletic bond



Parents and residents can find out information about the Romeo Community School's latest bond proposal during a community forum.
The forum regarding the $7 million athletic bond will be held 7:30 p.m. at the...

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Above, from left, James VanCallis and his attorney, Dean Ankouny, listen as Assistant Prosecutor William Cataldo requests no bond during his Oct. 9 arraignment. At right is County Prosecutor Eric Smith. (Read Story)

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Wash Lions hold spirit fundraiser

The Washington Lions Club is holding its 2nd Annual Classic Charity wine and liquor sampling party Saturday, Oct. 25 from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The fundraiser will include sampling liquors and wines, with the latter available for purchase by the bottle or case.The pours will include Palm Wines, Brown-Forman Wines, Brown-Forman spirits such as Jack Daniels and Herradura Tequila, Bacardi (Grey Goose, Dewar's), and DiSaronno.
The fundraiser will also include hors d'oeuvres, door prizes, 50/50 raffle, cash bar, gift raffles and free soda and water.
The event will be held at the Washington Lions Banquet Center on Van Dyke.... (more)

Sci-fi film "ISRA 88" seeks extras

A sci-fi film being shot in Romeo is looking for a few good men to be a part of the movie.
The crew of "ISRA 88" is seeking men between the ages of 35 to 70 years old to be one of 100 extras during a shoot from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 24.
Anyone interested should email ISRA88extras@hotmail.com by Monday, Oct. 20 with their age, gender and availability. Further details about the shoot, including wardrobe and location, will be provided via email.
The extras are unpaid parts, but will be treated to lunch and receive a T-shirt during the day of the shoot.
Directed by Thomas Zellen, the sci-fi thriller... (more)



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