Metro Detroit high school boys and girls basketball scores from Wednesday, Dec. 22
Most scores are reported through the Associated Press and the MHSAA. To add your missing score, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the results. BOYS BASKETBALL SCORESBloomfield Hills Brother Rice 78, Detroit Renaissance 73Ferndale 65, Rochester Adams 44Oak Park 66, West Bloomfield 53Rochester Hills Stoney Creek 52, Utica Ford 27Saginaw 61, Romulus 53Salem 57, Walled Lake Central 51POSTPONEMENTS AND CANCELLATIONSBloomfield Hills vs. Utica, ccd. Gabriel Richard Catholic vs. Detroit Osborn, ccd. GIRLS BASKETBALL SCORESNo reported scores.mlive.com
New York Donut Shop Operators Convicted of Tax Evasion
A federal jury in Utica, New York, convicted a New York couple and their son today for conspiring to defraud the United States and for tax evasion. John, Helen and Dimitrios Zourdos were each convicted of one count conspiracy to defraud the United States, seven counts of tax evasion, and seven counts of aiding and assisting in the filing of false corporate tax returns. All face a maximum penalty of five years in prison on each count of conspiracy and tax evasion, and three years in prison on each count of assisting the filing of false tax returns. Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart M. Goldberg of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Carla B. Freedman of the Northern District of New York made the announcement. Assistant Chief John N. Kane of the Tax Division and Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael F. Perry for the Northern District of New York are prosecuting the case.justice.gov
Check out Metro Detroit high school football scores from Week 8
The following scores are collected from either the Michigan High School Athletic Association or the Associated Press. These are score from Friday, Oct. 15, or Week 8 of the football season. Adrian Madison 60, Dearborn Advanced Tech Academy 0Allen Park 38, Trenton 0Allen Park Cabrini 34, Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes 13Brownstown Woodhaven 43, Southgate Anderson 7Clarkston 33, Birmingham Groves 8Clarkston Everest Collegiate 27, Royal Oak Shrine Catholic 13Clinton 43, Onsted 6Clinton Township Chippewa Valley 49, Utica 21Clinton Township Clintondale 34, Detroit University Prep Science & Math 0Dearborn 13, Dearborn Fordson 10Dearborn Heights Crestwood 27, Garden City 14Detroit U-D Jesuit 29, Pinckney 13Detroit Voyageur College Prep 1, Harper Woods Chandler Park 0Ferndale 14, Pontiac 6Fraser 29, Grosse Pointe North 12Gibraltar Carlson 35, White Lake Lakeland 28Grosse Pointe South 42, Warren Mott 0Harrison Township L’Anse Creuse 27, Warren Woods Tower 6Haslett 16, Dearborn Divine Child 3Lake Orion 35, Birmingham Seaholm 6Lutheran Westland 29, Burton Bendle 6Macomb Lutheran North 42, Ann Arbor Father Gabriel Richard 0Marine City 63, Warren Lincoln 0Milford 31, South Lyon East 7New Baltimore Anchor Bay 21, Utica Eisenhower 17Novi 31, Northville 9Oxford 33, Rochester 14Plymouth 7, Salem 0Pontiac Notre Dame Prep 54, Flint Beecher 0Redford Union 34, Melvindale 14Riverview 52, Grosse Ile 14Rochester Adams 40, Rochester Hills Stoney Creek 20Rochester Hills Lutheran Northwest 12, Burton Bentley 0Romeo 54, Port Huron Northern 7South Lyon 28, Waterford Mott 6St Clair Shores Lake Shore 36, Eastpointe 0St Clair Shores South Lake 14, Hazel Park 6Sterling Heights 1, Warren Cousino 0Sterling Heights Stevenson 42, Utica Ford 7Taylor 18, Lincoln Park 0Traverse City Central 56, Bloomfield Hills Brother Rice 13Troy 10, Berkley 7Troy Athens 41, Detroit Renaissance 6Walled Lake Western 42, Waterford Kettering 13Warren De La Salle Collegiate 47, Harper Woods 26Warren Michigan Collegiate 22, Romulus Summit Academy North 0West Bloomfield 30, North Farmington 16Wyandotte Roosevelt 19, Dearborn Edsel Ford 7mlive.com
Mother Nature gets last laugh with April Fools’ snow for Michigan
And this year in Michigan, that meant being tricked into believing spring had arrived because several cities in southeast Michigan saw a decent amount of snow overnight. According to the National Weather Service, some communities saw snowfall including in Lapeer where 2.5 inches of snow accumulated. Other notable snowfall totals include Troy (1.5 inches), Utica (1.4 inches), Cass City (1 inch) and Grosse Pointe Farms (1 inch). West Michigan should expect isolated snow flurries throughout the day. “These brief bursts of snow will end by this afternoon, and most areas will not see any accumulation on ground.”mlive.com
Nightside Report March 19, 2021: Utica man charged with animal torture after video shows him throwing dog, New mandate calls for increased COVID testing of Michigan student athletes
Utica man charged with animal torture after video shows him throwing French bulldogDETROIT – A Utica man has been charged with animal torture after he was shown on video throwing an 11-month-old French bulldog through the air twice. 4 Fast FactsBe InformedNew mandate calls for increased COVID testing of Michigan student athletesThe Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is mandating COVID-19 testing for student athletes. The health department believes the latest spike in coronavirus cases might be related to the reopening of high school sports. AdMDHHS raises stadium capacity to 20% ahead of MLB Opening DayThe Michigan Department of Health and Human Services raised stadium capacity Friday. There was already a lot of anticipation for the April 1 Opening Day game.
Utica man charged with animal torture after video shows him throwing French bulldog
UTICA, Mich. – A Utica man has been charged with animal torture after he was shown on video throwing an 11-month-old French bulldog through the air twice. Police said once they found the dog they realized that she had been abused for much longer than they originally thought. The dog, Nugget, is expected to be OK.“Obviously it’s shocking once you see it. It’s shocking emotionally,” Sean Coady with the Utica Police Department said. Then it shows her owner storm after her, he comes into view and then he throws her again.
Attack with pickup truck was result of men bumping into each other at restaurant
UTICA, MI – Two men bumped into each other inside a Dave & Buster’s on Wednesday, leading to a fistfight and an attack with a pickup truck, WXYZ Detroit reports. The men were asked to leave the restaurant after punches were thrown, the TV station reports. The dispute continued outside when one of the men drove a white pickup truck at a group of men walking next to the building. The vehicle pinned two men against the wall. There may be rust over the wheel well on the front passenger side of the suspect white pickup truck, which may be a GMC, police said.mlive.com
‘This guy is dangerous’ -- Police seek driver in Utica vehicular assault,
UTICA, Mich. – Police are searching for a driver who nearly killed a person after a fight at a Dave & Buster’s in Utica Wednesday night. Witnesses in the parking lot of the Dave & Buster’s captured a man behind the wheel of a white pickup slam into another man along the side of the building. Police said the hit-and-run started inside when the driver and the victim got into an argument after bumping into one another. AdOne of the images Utica police released of the driver has him with a woman, two children and an infant in a stroller. And hopefully I can solve this case and bring this guy justice.”Police said Dave & Buster’s is cooperating with them and that the event center’s management originally asked to two men to leave after the argument.
VIDEO: Utica police searching for man in connection with vehicular assault
UTICA, Mich. – Investigators in Utica are searching for a driver who nearly killed a person after a fight at Dave & Buster’s. One of the men told the other he would be waiting for him in the parking lot. Once outside, the suspect got into a pickup truck and drove straight at the other man, crashing and pinning him up against the restaurant’s brick wall. You can clearly see the driver accelerate and make a hard left turn, intentionally hitting and pinning the person against the wall. The woman who recorded the video can be heard screaming, “He hit them, he hit them!
Utica police release video of man suspected of burning garage down after stealing items
UTICA, Mich. – A garage in Utica burned to the ground shortly after a man broke into the garage and stole bags filled with items. The incident was caught on surveillance video. The surveillance video isn’t completely clear, but it does show that the fire likely wasn’t an accident. Investigators said a man parked his car, walked down the road and broke into the garage on Feb. 18. Later the garage caught fire and burned down.
Utica Community Schools district says it is working to increase vaccine availability for staff
UTICA, Mich. – The Utica Community Schools (UCS) district said it is “leveraging partnerships” to increase the availability of vaccines to its staff while it moves toward more in-person instruction amid the coronavirus pandemic. Partnerships with the Sterling Heights Fire Department and Henry Ford Medical Center allow district staff additional opportunities to register to receive the vaccine, the district said in a news release Thursday. The district is also working with local pharmacies including Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid, Meijer and Kroger to increase availability of vaccines for staff. The remaining K-12 students are scheduled for an increase of in-person learning the week of March 15. Eligibility for district staff to receive COVID-19 vaccinations was opened on Jan. 11.
High schoolers in Utica Community Schools return to class amid pandemic
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. – High school students within the Utica Community Schools district returned to in-person classes this week amid the COVID pandemic. We spoke to some of them in Sterling Heights to learn how the return is going -- watch the report above. Michigan high schools were allowed to resume in-person learning on Monday, Jan. 4 as a part of Michigan’s revised COVID-19 order issued before the holiday break in December. On Dec. 18, 2020, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services issued a revised version of the order, which will be in effect until Jan. 15. More: Return To School newsGetting vaccine in MacombFor Macomb County residents make a vaccination appointment, call 586-463-8777, Monday-Friday between 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.Online appointments can also be made at Macombgov.org/covidvaccine.
High school students return to in-person learning at Utica Community Schools
UTICA, Mich. – Here’s a look at what students and teachers should expect when returning to in-person learning at high schools within the Utica Community Schools district. Watch the video above. Michigan high schools were allowed to resume in-person learning on Monday, Jan. 4 as a part of Michigan’s revised COVID-19 order issued before the holiday break in December. On Dec. 18, 2020, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services issued a revised version of the order, which will be in effect until Jan. 15. More: Return To School newsGetting vaccine in MacombFor Macomb County residents make a vaccination appointment, call 586-463-8777, Monday-Friday between 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.Online appointments can also be made at Macombgov.org/covidvaccine.
Eisenhower High School choir students perform Christmas classic virtually
UTICA, Mich. – A Macomb County high school isn’t letting the COVID-19 pandemic stop them from spreading Christmas cheer. Choir students from Eisenhower High School in Utica managed to perform a Christmas classic together virtually. “I kind of expected it because, you know, we weren’t going into second semester already,” senior Carson Dietz said. “I was pretty bummed because I wanted to sing a specific song this year.”It’s bittersweet for some of the senior choir students who are missing out on their annual Christmas concert. “I wanted to create something that at least kind of makes a memory for these kids,” Holt said.
Struggling Utica toy store finds success by thinking outside the box
With far fewer shoppers heading to malls this year, a toy store at Lakeside Mall decided to move their business elsewhere. The Toy Box opened a new store across the street from the mall -- but for the first few weeks it was open, they did not do so well. By adapting with the times and offering more personalized services amid the pandemic, however, the store owners were able to find success. Watch the full story in the video player above.
Utica Community Schools to continue with remote learning through mid-January
UTICA, Mich. – Utica Community Schools will continue to have students learn remotely through Jan. 15, 2021. School leaders hope to transition students back to classrooms beginning Jan. 19, 2021. “There are no easy answers, and we respect that the pandemic can be the source of strong opposing views. It is important we continue to work in partnership with respect and a commitment to our students,” Interim Superintendent Robert S. Monroe said. Michigan officials announced Sunday that in-person learning will be shut down for college and high school classes for three weeks due to COVID-19.
Michigan General Election Results for Utica on Nov. 3, 2020
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Utica High football is first team in Michigan to forfeit playoffs and end season because of coronavirus
Utica High School football is the first team in Michigan to forfeit the rest of its season because of coronavirus within the program, according to various sources. A tweet appeared Wednesday night on The Tribe’s twitter page, alluding to the Utica football season being over, thanking the players for their efforts this season. On Thursday, the scheduled game between Utica and Sterling Heights this week was removed from the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s website. Sterling Heights athletic director Steven Schiesel told MLive that it is not taking a forfeit win over Utica, instead accepting a no-contest. Sterling Heights (0-5) has already reached eligibility for the playoffs.mlive.com
Romeo boys and girls claim Macomb County cross country titles
It was a banner weekend for the Romeo cross country program as its boys and girls teams each earned Macomb County team championships on Friday and Saturday, respectively. On Friday, the Romeo boys scored an impressive 27 points, well ahead of the 83 points Utica scored as runner-up. In the girls race, Romeo collected 42 points for the victory, less than half of the 89 points collected by Utica in second place. Sophomore Madison Clor led the way for Romeo with a second-place finish and a 5-kilometer time of 19:23.7. L’Anse...334 9 Steven Breger 32:46.0 Roseville335 10 Ryan Rudd 32:46.4 Warren Cousino336 9 Christian Caldwell 33:08.9 Harrison Twp.mlive.com
L’Anse Cresue North cancels Week 3 football game because of positive coronavirus test
The rollercoaster football season continues for the Macomb L’Anse Creuse North football team as it has confirmed it will be canceling its Week 3 game because one of its players has tested positive for the coronavirus. “We’re shut down,” said L’Anse Creuse North coach Pat Dailey. The night before L’Anse Creuse North was scheduled to play Week 1, it scheduled Oxford and played them a day later. Because Mott was able to reschedule an opponent, L’Anse Creuse North will not be charged with a forfeit this week. L’Anse Creuse North has requested a number of football players to stay in quarantine until at Oct. 8, the day before L’Anse Creuse North’s Week 4 game against Anchor Bay.mlive.com
Miracle finish wins game
The Grosse Pointe South boys soccer team pulled off a miracle last week, beating visiting Utica 2-1 when senior Ryan Caldwell scored with only three seconds left in the game. With the focus on the one player and the clock ticking down to 0:00, Caldwell was all alone when the ball came his way. He tapped the ball into the back of the goal to win the game. It was 1-0 South for most of the game. It remained a 1-0 game until the Chieftains tied it with only 4:22 left in the second half.grossepointenews.com
Utica Community Schools begins transition to in-person learning
UTICA – The remote start to school has been tough for most parents, even more so for Kristin Rosales who has twin girls in first grade and a son in fifth grade. Rosales learned her district -- Utica Community Schools -- is bringing students back, starting with kindergarten, first grade and special education students. “I was very excited when we got the email today (Friday) that we are going to start with K-1 going back. Tim McAvoy from the school district said the district has a plan and is sticking to it. This phase also includes middle school athletics and starts next week.
Utica football opener canceled, team isolated after player exposed to COVID-19 outside of school
UTICA, Mich. – After months of waiting and preparing for the season opener, the Utica High School football team’s first game was canceled after a player was exposed to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outside of school, officials said. Friday was supposed to be the season opener for the Utica Chieftains on their home turf. “We had high hopes this season was a go, and then a player got COVID-19,” quarterback Brett Berg said. It could happen to any player, person.”Since the team couldn’t practice, district officials had to cancel the season opener against L’anse Creuse North. That’s better than canceling the entire season.”Officials with the Michigan High School Athletic Association mandate 12 practices before the first game.
Metro Detroit priests baptism found invalid due to wrong wording
UTICA, Mich. A Metro Detroit Catholic priest got an unwelcome and startling bit of news earlier this month. After emailing the question to one of his seminary instructors about the situation the word came back it was invalid. Because the deacon who did the baptism did not use the properly approved words the rest of the priests spiritual life has been deemed non-existent. But in a couple of weeks time the Archdiocese of Detroit saw to it that he received all the sacraments officially. Anyone concerned about their own personal situation is encouraged to contact the Archdiocese of Detroit.
Utica Community Schools offers virtual academy, remote learning to begin school year
UTICA, Mich. – Utica Community Schools will be offering a remote classroom with the option to transition to in-person learning and a 100 percent online virtual academy. READ: More return to school coverageThe UCS Virtual Academy is a completely online program taught by UCS teachers. If a student in the virtual academy wants to return to the classroom, they will be assigned to the school in their attendance area. Class days at the virtual academy will follow traditional daily school schedules and calendar. Click here for more information about the virtual academy
Utica schools opens registration for UCS Virtual Academy for limited time
UTICA, Mich. Families who want their Utica Community Schools students to return to school completely virtually can now register. The full virtual academy is offered through Utica Community Schools. The academy is completely online and open to families seeking a full virtual option for their children this fall. The UCS Virtual Academy will provide the high standards of quality instruction and support that our community expects and will be delivered by a UCS highly qualified teacher, Superintendent Dr. Christine Johns said. Officials said students who enroll in the academy will get a district-owned device.
Utica police officer speeds past innocent drivers to get between them, wrong-way driver
UTICA, Mich. A quick-thinking Utica police officer put his safety on the line by cutting off innocent drivers to get in between them and a wrong-way driver. Officer Jack Currie responded to a wrong-way driver early Tuesday morning on Hall Road in Utica. He said he knew he had time to put himself between that driver and the innocent people heading toward him. Youre trying to intervene and come in between them.Dashcam video shows 20-year-old Lauren Kelsch didnt see the wrong-way driver heading toward her. I just wanted to thank the police officer, Kelsch said.
Utica school superintendent announces retirement just before new school year
UTICA, Mich. – The superintendent of Utica Community Schools has announced she’s retiring this fall. “I’m 100% confident that we will do as good a job as is humanly possible under these circumstances,” said Utica School Board president Bob Ross. “I think it’s been time for a new leadership, so I’m looking forward to better collaboration with between the Association and the district,” said Utica Education Association president Liza Parkinson. “There was a tremendous amount of friction between the Utica Education Association and the superintendent,” Parkinson said. The school board said they’ll hire an interim superintendent for the upcoming 2020-21 school year while they begin a nationwide search for Johns’ replacement.
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Man who allegedly punched Utica restaurant workers after asking him to wear a face mask arrested
UTICA, Mich. A suspect has been arrested following an altercation in Macomb County between restaurant staff and a customer after the customer was asked to wear a face covering. A man allegedly assaulted a manager and bartender at Black Rock Bar & Grill in Utica on July 10 after being asked to put on a face mask to comply with their coronavirus (COVID-19) safety protocols. The suspect in question entered the restaurant with a group of eight more people -- none of them complying with social distancing or face covering requirements, officials said. When the group headed to the bar, staff asked the group to return to the lobby and put on face masks. Most of the group complied, but one man became infuriated and began verbally assaulting the female staff members.
Man punches workers at Macomb County restaurant after being asked to put mask on
UTICA, Mich. Police are investigating after a man assaulted two workers at Black Rock Bar & Grill in Utica on July 10. The group headed to the bar, four of them didnt have masks on and did not socially distance themselves. When they were told they could not be at the bar and asked to return to the lobby and put masks on, most complied. READ: Deputy fatally shoots Michigan man wanted for stabbing customer during mask argumentOne member of the group didnt comply and instead, became belligerent. The man is accused of punching that manager and a bartender when they asked him to leave after he repeatedly refused to put a mask on.
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Heres whats coming up on Local 4 News at 11:Man punches workers at restaurant after being asked to put mask onPolice are investigating after a man assaulted two workers at Black Rock Bar & Grill in Utica on July 10. Officials said a group of nine people came into the restaurant that night and ignored all the coronavirus (COVID-19) protocols that it has in place.
2 teens, grandmother hurt in freak incident involving art project, microwave parts in Utica
UTICA, Mich. Two teenagers and a grandmother were rushed to nearby hospitals after a freak incident in Utica involving a woodworking art project and microwave parts. Utica police said the incident happened on the Fourth of July outside an apartment building near 21 Mile Road and Van Dyke Avenue. Utica police Chief Sean Coady said an 18-year-old man has extensive electrical burns to his lungs and is in a medically induced coma. In the Utica case, a father, his son and the sons girlfriend were using a transformer taken out of a microwave. His grandmother also ran over to help and was shocked, officials said.
Utica schools, Utica Education Association reach contract agreement
UTICA, Mich. – On Monday a contract agreement was ratified between Utica Community Schools and the Utica Education Association. The new agreement with the 1,450 UCS teachers runs through June 30, 2022. The Director of School and Community Relations Tim McAvoy released the following statement:"Today, a contract agreement was ratified between Utica Community Schools (UCS) and the Utica Education Association (UEA). The new agreement with the 1,450 UCS teachers runs through June 30, 2022 and provides stability for the school district, allowing them to focus on the needs of their students. Across our community, teachers, staff members, and district leaders have embodied leadership and service in the midst of a very difficult time.
New York Man Pleads Guilty to Providing Material Support to Terrorists
Nihad Rosic, 31, of Utica, New York, pleaded guilty today to one count of conspiring to provide material support to terrorists and one count of providing material support to terrorists. Also charged in the indictment are: Ramiz Zijad Hodzic, his wife Sedina Unkic Hodzic, and Armin Harcevic, all of St. Louis County, Missouri, and Mediha Medy Salkicevic, of Schiller Park, Illinois. All defendants were charged and convicted of conspiring to provide material support and resources to terrorists. This case was investigated by the St. Louis FBIs Joint Terrorism Task Force, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), U.S. Postal Inspection Service, St. Louis Metropolitan and St. Louis County Police Departments.justice.gov