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Commerce development director leaving job

Commerce Township Community Development Director Terry Carroll will be leaving the job he started with the township one year ago in order to start a new position with the city of Detroit....more>

Township library revises smoking policy

Commerce Township's smoking policy will be re-examined on Wednesday, January 28, by the library's advisory board following complaints about electronic cigarette use in the building....more>

Commerce sued over swimming pool

The decision to force a Commerce Township resident to stop work on a swimming pool after a township building official approved construction plans has lead to a lawsuit that could cost the township thousands....more>

Woman charged in carjacking, murder

A Walled Lake woman has been charged with carjacking and murder in connection with the Sunday, January 18, robbery and death of a 76-year-old Walled Lake man outside a Waterford Township restaurant. ...more>

Police make arrest in home invasion

Two Detroit men have been arrested in connection with an armed robbery and home invasion that occurred in the early morning hours of Wednesday, January 14, in the 5000 block of Victoria Drive, in West Bloomfield, near Walnut Lake and Haggerty roads....more>

Wolverine Lake men indicted in child porn case

A Wolverine Lake man and his adult son are facing multiple counts of child pornography-related crimes listed in a federal indictment that was filed on December 23 in U.S. District Court....more>

Thieves steal televisions from Commerce home

A Commerce Township couple on Thursday, January 1, returned home to find two large screen televisions taken during an overnight break-in on Meadows Circle, near N. Wixom and Wixom roads....more>

Car hits house, drives away

Oakland County Sheriff's deputies are looking for a vehicle that struck a building on the evening of Monday, January 12, in the 3300 block of E. West Maple, in Commerce Township....more>

Thieves steal wheels in Commerce

Authorities in Commerce are investigating a number of thefts that involve sets of wheels and tires being stolen from vehicles throughout the township....more>

Commerce man swindled in tax scam

A Commerce Township man is out about $500 after falling prey to a fraudulent telephone scam involving claims of non-payment of taxes....more>
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The plight of illegal immigrants

The words are inscribed on a plaque in the pedestal in the Statue of Liberty, once the first sight new immigrants to the United States glimpsed of our country: "Give me your tired, your poor/ Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free." These iconic words from the poem "New Colossus" by Emma Lazarus have long epitomized the feelings of those settling in our country from foreign lands, and remain as relevant today as when they were first penned in 1883....more>
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The crisis hotlines

The holidays are over. Families and friends have left, the holiday lights have dimmed. It's just you and lots of reruns. When people are sad, alone and desperate, feeling like they have no one to turn to, it can seem like help is out of reach. Yet, metro Detroit is full of options for those needing immediate assistance or help coping with a crisis....more>
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Cable television changes

When you press your TV remote, you want to know whatever you turn on will be there instantly. Ditto your Internet service. All of us are looking for fast, reliable connections to provide us with the instant gratifications we are seeking, whether for business, school work or streaming services. And we each rely upon the cable providers in our communities to supply us with these services....more>
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