Former Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith faces 21 months in federal prison
MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. – Former Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith‘s long-held political sway quickly diminished in 2019 when Michigan State Police troopers raided his office and home for records. Nearly two years later, Smith admitted in a virtual hearing Wednesday to stealing over $74,000 from his campaign fund through two different fraud schemes, officials said. Read: Former Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith pleads guilty to obstruction of justice, faces prison timeFederal investigators claim Smith brought employees into a back stairwell inside the Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office and worked to steer the investigation away from him. I accept my punishment”“Some may view Smith’s conviction as a reason to lack confidence in our elected officials or our prosecutors. Smith’s case is that kind of case.
New Macomb County prosecutor starts making changes before being sworn in
MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. – Newly-elected Macomb county Prosecutor Peter Lucido will officially be sworn in soon, but he’s already getting to work. Lucido ran after former prosecutor Eric Smith resigned after being accused of embezzlement. The changes are made in an effort to repair public trust after the former prosecutor resigned accused of embezzlement and obstruction of justice. Warren police bust drug ring selling cocaine laced with fentanylA big takedown in the fight against the opioid epidemic happened Wednesday in Metro Detroit. They believe the three taken into custody are the leaders of a ring selling cocaine laced with fentanyl that has killed three people in Warren.
Beloved Metro Detroit priest dies suddenly days after contracting COVID
MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. – An icon of Detroit’s catholic church scene passed away suddenly Thursday night. Cooney had been a priest in Metro Detroit since 1975 and served at churches in Detroit, Sterling Heights, Eastpointe, Royal Oak and Mount Clemens. He served at Saint Peter’s Parish in Mount Clemens for 30 years. In 1990, he joined Saint Peter Catholic Church and Saint Mary Catholic School. More information can be found on St. Peter Catholic Church’s official website or Facebook page.
Former Ann Arbor resident assumes command of Detroit area army recruiting
ANN ARBOR – Former Ann Arbor resident Captain Moeen Javed assumed command of the Mt. Clemens Army Recruiting Company in September that has locations in Mt. Under the command of the Great Lakes Army Recruiting Battalion in Lansing, Javed is overseeing recruitment in the greater Metro Detroit area. Born in Karachi, Pakistan, Javed immigrated to Ann Arbor with his family in pursuit of the American dream. “A lot of young men and women are misinformed about the Army," Javed said in a statement.
Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel wants counties to decide when businesses can reopen
CLEMENS, Mich. Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel believes that, like schools, counties should be given more autonomy to make decisions relating to coronavirus (COVID-19). Allow us to make the decision to work with our businesses, whether its gyms, whether its the entertainment venues like Emagine theater, or the ice arenas or roller rinks, Hackel said. Hackel cites the flattening of the COVID-19 curve and low death rate as the reason its time to extend counties the same ability schools have. The state allowed each district to come up with its own coronavirus school restart plan. Gretchen Whitmer has been under increasing pressure to allow business shuttered since March to reopenIm not going to be bullied into making that decision, Im going to follow the science, Whitmer said.
Macomb boys wish for camper granted through Make-A-Wish Foundation
MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. Friday was a very big day for Christopher Lutzenkirchen, and it was easy to tell by how excited he was. I got my camper, Christopher said. I like the bon fire, and we can roast marshmallows.The family plans to use the new camper right away: this weekend. Make-A-Wish has had to postpone large gathering wishes as well as travel wishes. It does have a fundraising opportunity coming up, and you can help make wishes like Christophers come true.
Take a New Orleans vacation without leaving the D!
Clemens Just because traveling is difficult right now, it doesnt mean you cant enjoy food from all across the country! You can taste the savory, spicy flavors of New Orleans, right here in the D, by heading to Gumbos in Mt. That half of the restaurant is designed to look like a New Orleans courtyard complete with brick walls, doors, and plenty of greenery. On June 8th they plan to open for dine-in service at 50% capacity, following the Governors new plan. Gumbos is located at 53 N Walnut St, in Mt Clemens, and their phone number is (586) 307-3100.