Thursday, April 4, 2013
Flights at community events and the 2013 Thunderbirds' season have been canceled, according to the U.S. Air Force.
Detroit Tigers fans can keep their eyes on the field Friday during opening day. That's because Selfridge Air National Guard Base will not be participating this year in the annual flyover at Comerica Park. Potential federal sequester cuts have not only affected the beloved baseball flyover, they have also grounded goodwill flights during community events, including parades, trade shows, F-22 demonstration flights and more for the remainder of the 2013 fiscal year, according to the U.S. Air Force. "Given the current federal budget environment, the Air Force has stopped all aviation support to community events, to include our traditional fly-over of the Tigers' home opener," Technical Sgt. Dan Heaton, 127th Wing spokesman at Selfridge Air …
Monday, January 21, 2013
As the nation recognizes Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, here's a look at the civil rights leader's Michigan connections.
Martin Luther King, Jr. left his mark during his lifetime as a civil rights activist, including a couple stops in the Detroit area. 1. Original Dream Speech - King first delievered the "I have a Dream" speech to a crowd of 150,000 at Cobo Hall in Detroit, two months before the famous rendention in during the March on Washington in 1963. 2. Historical Recording - The original version of the "Dream" speech was recorded by Gordy Records, a subsidiary of Motown Records in Detroit. 3. Rosa Parks Bus - When she refused to give up her seat to a white person on a public bus in 1955, Rosa Parks, a tired black seamstress, sparked the civil rights movement that King led. That bus remains one of the most visited exhibits in Dearborn's Henry Ford …
Monday, January 14, 2013
Get the scoop on hours, tickets, parking, what's on display, special events and more before you head downtown, Chesterfield Township and New Baltimore!
The 2013 North American International Auto opens to the public Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Cobo Center in Detroit and we've got the scoop on what you need to know before you go! [Do you know someone from Chesterfield or New Baltimore who will be participating behind the scenes? Leave a comment!] More than 500 vehicles from Detroit automakers and other global manufacturers will be on display inside the renovated Cobo Center and 40 will make their global debut during the 24th annual event. (See the attached PDF for a map of exhibitors.)
Sunday, January 13, 2013
New Baltimore-Chesterfield Patch recaps the news of the week.
Miss the latest local headlines in town? Here's a breakdown of news from this past week:
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
The men who were arrested in St. Clair County are suspected of fleeing in a vehicle stolen from Warren.
Friday, October 5, 2012
Hold on to your brains, as Metro Detroit gets made up for zombie walks, parties, blood drives and other walking-dead-themed events October.
Zombies are taking to the streets in droves this October. Zombie events are planned all over the Detroit Metro area. You can join the drooling, brain-eating masses, too. Here's how. Did we miss your favorite zombie-themed event? Add it in comments or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Big Daddy's Compassion Center and Hydroponics' third-annual ExtravaGanja came to Chesterfield Saturday as the dispensary plans to set up soon in New Baltimore.
Medical marijuana patient Winston Elam believes people with chronic pain shouldn't have to worry about safe access to pot. That's why Elam, who is wheelchair-bound from a spinal injury, attended Saturday's ExtravaGanja in Chesterfield Township to show support for the Medical Marihuana Act and socialize with other patients. Clad in a "Vote Green" T-shirt, Elam says he spent thousands of dollars using prescription narcotics to alleviate pain but finally turned to medical pot after the MMA was passed by voters in 2008. He gets his medical pot from Big Daddy's dispensary, formerly of Chesterfield, at its Mack Avenue location in Detroit. If it wasn't for the business, he says, he would be forced to get untrusted marijuana off the street. "I …
Friday, August 24, 2012
Three Detroit men allegedly stole thousands of electronics from area Best Buy stores before their arrests in Chesterfield.
After stealing expensive merchandise from area Best Buy stores, three men were caught planning to snatch electronics in Chesterfield Township, police said. At approximately 2:30 p.m., township police responded to reports from the store at Waterside Marketplace that the suspects were "staging" pricey electronics by the front door to be stolen later, according to township Detective Sgt. Deron Myers. Police learned the trio allegedly took a $2,500 Bose surround-sound system from the Port Huron store and electronics from the Roseville store. Equipped with information about the type of vehicle they were seen leaving the Port Huron location, township police pulled over the men and found the stolen merchandise, Myers said. The suspects, all from …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
The 22-year-old Detroit man was charged Monday in New Baltimore with larceny.
A Chesterfield Township couple expected the cable man to fix a problem, but instead he created a bigger one by stealing $10,000 worth of jewelry from their home, police said today. Sign up for the Patch daily newsletter and follow us on Facebook. At approximately 9:30 a.m. Saturday, a 22-year-old Detroit man working for LE Com Communications, which contracts with Comcast, arrived at the house on 25 Mile Road. When he got there, he was told of a phone line issue. As he supposedly checked for the problem, the couple grew suspicious when he kept directing them away from the bedroom, Chesterfield Detective Sgt. Deron Myers said. A short time later the suspect, Lequentin Randolph, declared the problem was fixed and left after giving the …
Saturday, July 14, 2012
The following information was supplied by police. Any arrest information does not indicate convictions.
A Chesterfield Township woman learned from her credit union that someone charged $400 to her debit card at two gas stations in Detroit, she told police. When she discovered the thefts for undisclosed purchases at Sunoco and Mobil stations in late June, the resident cancelled the card. Upon closer review of her finances, she learned that hundreds of dollars were charged to her account to buy computers in Minnesota, according to a police report. The woman and her husband told detectives they never lost their debit cards, but their financial institution said they might have been victims of card cloning, the report said. Police were investigating the matter. For questions on the blotter, contact email@example.com.