PHOTOS: Woman uses flowers to spruce up and fill potholes in Hamtramck – WXYZ.com


Brilliant … Fantastic …. I love it!


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HAMTRAMCK, Mich. (WXYZ) – One Hamtramck woman has found a new way to try and get the city to address the problems with the roads…fill them with flowers.

Paige Breithart said she needed to call attention to the potholes because the city hasn’t done anything about it.

“There are a huge amount of potholes around the area, and I know a lot of people have been annoyed after bursting tires and avoiding them,” Breithart said.

She and her friend, Josh Gaudette, planted about 40 or 50 flowers across the city yesterday.

via PHOTOS: Woman uses flowers to spruce up and fill potholes in Hamtramck – WXYZ.com.

Here’s How Much Michigan ‘Prevailing Wage’ Law Costs Your School District [Michigan Capitol Confidential]


Any time the government dictates to the privet sector, it will always be bad… The free mark works, if it is let alone…


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Michigan’s “prevailing wage” law costs residents more than $224 million each year, according to the Anderson Economic Group. Now there’s a website that brings the impact of that even closer to home.

Created by the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Michigan, the new site lets people learn the cost of prevailing wage mandates for individual school districts. ABC of Michigan, which represents commercial, governmental and industrial construction industries, has consistently advocated for eliminating the state’s prevailing wage law, which essentially requires construction firms doing work for the government to pay union scale wages and follow union work rules.

via Here’s How Much Michigan ‘Prevailing Wage’ Law Costs Your School District [Michigan Capitol Confidential].

Michigan governor to unveil plan for Detroit Public Schools | News – Home


Yep, they are in it for the children… The teachers have not even seen the plan yet, but they are calling is sick… One would think they would want to read the plan prior to calling in sick.. Oh, sorry, I forgot they are democrats, they don’t read the plan until it is passed…


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More than a dozen Detroit schools are closed Thursday.

The closures were announced around 8 a.m. and come just hours before Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is expected to detail his plan to transform the district

via Michigan governor to unveil plan for Detroit Public Schools | News – Home.

New details emerge in ICE agent’s fatal shooting of Detroit man – Fox 2 News Headlines


I know two things:

1. I would not want to be a cop

2. To many killings are happening

Other then that, I know nothing else about this case, no one does except the people who where there. So sit back, relax and wait.. The truth will come out.


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Kellom, 20, was wanted for armed robbery and weapons charges and considered dangerous.

According to police sources there were several circumstances surrounding the shooting that Terrance’s father Kevin Kellom, left out.

When the Fugitive Apprehension Team showed up with a warrant to arrest Kellom, sources close to the investigation say he was hiding in the attic. He eventually dropped through the ceiling and came after the ICE agent with a hammer, yelling.

The ICE agent who was also African-American, retreated and told  Kellom to drop the hammer, which is considered a deadly weapon, multiple times. When Kellom refused the agent, he fired his weapon.
According to the medical examiners report, the agent shot Kellom multiple times.

His father Kevin Kellom had one story – but according to police sources – it’s not all of it.

via New details emerge in ICE agent’s fatal shooting of Detroit man – Fox 2 News Headlines.

Woman charged in death of newborn found in Redford desk – Fox 2 News Headlines


I am without words for this…


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Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has announced charges against a mom they say gave birth to a baby boy and then put him inside a bag, causing his death.

The Wayne County Prosecutor announced charges Friday against 25-year-old Kimberly Pappas in relation to a newborn boy found dead inside a desk drawer in March.

The press release says Pappas gave birth to the boy in the bathroom of Ceva Logistics. Worthy said she then put the boy inside a plastic bag and then inside a tote bag near her desk.

via Woman charged in death of newborn found in Redford desk – Fox 2 News Headlines.

How bad are Michigan roads? Hear for yourself


write a bill that is only;y for the roads, one that does not raise my taxes and one that is guaranteed road funding… and i will vote yes… Keep writing bills like prop 1, and I will keep voting no. Governor Rick Snyderplease use your accounting skills, or hire on outside auditor to review all of the State of Michigan’s finances and replace or remove any program that is not living up to its intended purpose. Remove any wasteful spending, review all offices for duplication of efforts, condense or close any office that is unneeded or wasteful. The people of this great state do not need to be taxed more, what we do need is a more transparent and responsive government. A government that does not spend more then they take in, and does not keep asking for more from it’s citizens. I am sure that there is money in the state budget that can be reallocated to the roads, I am sure that there are several state programs that can be eliminated to help achieve this. (For full disclosure, I voted for Governor Rick Snyder twice, and for the most part am pleased with what he has done for our state, but I feel he and the state legislators have dropped the ball on this one.)


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I used to play a driving game with my kids when they were small. Whenever we found ourselves heading south on I-75 approaching the border with Ohio, I’d ask them to close their eyes and, judging only by the sound of the car as it drove on the road, tell me the instant we had left Michigan.

They never failed to guess correctly. Michigan’s roads have been so bad for so long, even a child can tell the difference.

The sad fact is that just 17% of our roads are rated in good condition. Next month Michigan voters will have a chance to change that by voting to approve Proposal 1.

via How bad are Michigan roads? Hear for yourself.

Mother reports 9-year-old missing, police say he was arrested – Fox 2 News Headlines


Sad story on so many levels…


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DETROIT, Mich. (WJBK) – A Detroit mother calls police, panicked when her 9-year-old son doesn’t return home.

It turns out he wasn’t exactly missing, he was actually under arrest accused of committing a home invasion.

Stephanie Horton was in a state of panic Wednesday night when her 9 -year-old son Kamian Strawder was missing. The third-grader had been expelled from Palmer Park Prep earlier in the week and he had nowhere to be but at their Detroit home on Appoline.

Horton left for work around 9 a.m. Wednesday and says Kemian left to play with his friends. He still wasn’t home, she reported him missing to police.

One day later police called her Thursday to say her son wasn’t missing, he’d been arrested.  Late Thursday afternoon Stephanie learned the prosecutor had dropped the case.

“About two hours ago is when I got the call,” Horton said. “They said they have him in the detention center had him since 1 p.m. yesterday.”

via Mother reports 9-year-old missing, police say he was arrested – Fox 2 News Headlines.