The Macomb Daily

  • Sergio Marchionne, who saved Fiat and Chrysler, has died
    Wednesday - 07/25/2018 - 07:23 AM

    MILAN (AP) - Sergio Marchionne, a charismatic and demanding CEO who engineered two long-shot corporate turnarounds to save both Fiat and Chrysler from near-certain failure, died Wednesday. He was 66.The holding company of Italian automaker Fiat's founders, the Agnelli family, announced Marchionne had died after complications from surgery in Zurich.

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  • Bob Seger's earliest recordings compiled for new release
    Wednesday - 07/25/2018 - 07:43 AM

    Some of Bob Seger's earliest recordings, long sought by fans, will become available again during September."Heavy Music: The Complete Cameo Recordings 1966-1967" comes out Sept. 7 and will feature 10 tracks Seger and his band the Last heard recorded while under contract to Cameo Records during that time.

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  • Poll shows Gretchen Whitmer with lead over Bill Schuette in head-to-head matchup
    Wednesday - 07/25/2018 - 05:30 AM

    An Emerson College poll shows Democrat Gretchen Whitmer with a lead over Republican Bill Schuette in a head-to-head matchup in the race for governor. That same poll shows Whitmer and Schuette as the likely general election gubernatorial nominees from each party.

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  • Wisconsin a favorite to win Big Ten West again
    Tuesday - 07/24/2018 - 10:13 PM

    CHICAGO >> Success for the Wisconsin Badgers is about as ho-hum as their leader's personality.All Wisconsin does is win under no-nonsense, coach-next-door Paul Chryst.The Badgers finished a school-best 13-1 last year, missing the playoffs following a loss to Ohio State in the Big Ten title game but beating Miami in the Orange Bowl.

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  • Doug Ferguson - Tiger good enough to win, just like everyone else
    Tuesday - 07/24/2018 - 10:19 PM

    CARNOUSTIE, Scotland >> The British Open bustled with excitement as the occasion began to unfold, with mobile phones zooming in to capture the moment from the best angle available.This wasn't on the golf course.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Tour de France chaos: farmers' protest, tear gas and crashes
    Tuesday - 07/24/2018 - 10:30 PM

    BAGNERES-DE-LUCHON, France >> Tear gas in riders' eyes. A farmers' protest blocking the road. Two key crashes on dangerous descents.The only thing lacking from the wild 16th stage of the Tour de France on Tuesday was a shakeup in the overall standings.Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe took advantage of his downhill skills to win the first of three mountainous legs in the Pyrenees, which was briefly interrupted when police used tear gas to disperse a farmers' protest that had blocked the road with bales of hay.

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  • Ford football program moves forward as a family
    Tuesday - 07/24/2018 - 07:00 PM

    How do you articulate the unimaginable?That had to be one of Tony Smith's first tasks.Smith was set as the defensive coordinator at Ford High School this fall. His responsibilities were going to dwell on the snarling side of the line of scrimmage.That was what the X's and O's blueprint said anyway.

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  • Pat Caputo - Challenge greater than many think for new OU AD Steve Waterfield
    Tuesday - 07/24/2018 - 06:02 PM

    Nebraska, Miami, Wisconsin, Ohio State - Steve Waterfield, introduced as Oakland University's athletic director Tuesday, sure has an impressive resume.Those are big schools with big-time athletic departments and budgets to fit 'em, kind of a who's who of the Power 5 conferences in a way.It makes his hire a curious one from the aspect of the unique challenges facing OU sports.

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  • Bruce Township clerk job change meeting abruptly scrubbed
    Tuesday - 07/24/2018 - 04:16 PM

    A special meeting set for 7 p.m. Wednesday for Bruce Township officials to consider a shift in administrative roles was abruptly cancelled Tuesday afternoon.The meeting agenda called for four items to be considered under "new business," including the resignation of Clerk Susan Brockmann, acceptance of a contract with a township manager, a union letter of understanding and appointment of the township clerk to fill an unexpired term.

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  • Fraser parade, picnic and Lions Carnival wrap up in soggy conditions
    Tuesday - 07/24/2018 - 11:04 AM

    The annual Fraser Lions Carnival and city celebration wrapped up with wet weather last weekend. Highlights Sunday included the annual city parade, which started at the high school and made its way along Garfield Road to 14 Mile Road.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Work on second segment of I-75 Modernization Project begins in 2019
    Wednesday - 07/25/2018 - 07:37 AM

    The Michigan Department of Transportation has selected a contractor to begin work on a $224 million project. Walsh-Toebe Construction has been awarded the contract to begin work on the second segment of the multi-year, I-75 Modernization Project in Oakland County, which is scheduled for completion in 2023.

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  • Jeff Gutt homecoming elevates already strong Revolution 3 at Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre
    Wednesday - 07/25/2018 - 08:03 AM

    STERLING HEIGHTS -- The Revolution 3 Tour is designed as a blast from the past -- from the 90s and, in the case of British rockers The Cult, the 80s.But Tuesday night's, July 24, show in the Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill really belonged to a new face in one of the veteran bands.

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  • HOROSCOPES: July 25
    Wednesday - 07/25/2018 - 03:00 AM

    LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): A clear-cut passage should be your plan. Replace extravagance with moderation, and irritability with energetic and purposeful plans. Step away from bullies and those who are less than reliable.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Ohio, Northern Illinois picked as MAC preseason favorites
    Tuesday - 07/24/2018 - 10:14 PM

    DETROIT >> Northern Illinois is hoping to re-establish its recent run of Mid-American Conference dominance with a return to the Motor City in November.For Ohio, the championship history is more in the distant past.The two teams are the divisional favorites in the media's preseason poll released Tuesday, when the MAC held its media day at Ford Field in Detroit.

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  • Senator to USOC, USAG: Take legal responsibility for abuse
    Tuesday - 07/24/2018 - 10:29 PM

    Senators questioned the sincerity of reforms at the U.S. Olympic Committee, USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University in the wake of sex-abuse scandals - using legal papers, emails and accounts of conversations to portray organizations that still don't fully grasp the pain they inflicted.At a hearing Tuesday in Washington, Democratic Sen.

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  • US swim nationals set to go on without banned Lochte
    Tuesday - 07/24/2018 - 10:32 PM

    IRVINE >> Two years to the day the Tokyo Olympics open, Katie Ledecky is swimming as fast as ever, Caeleb Dressel is heralded as a potential Michael Phelps and Missy Franklin is attempting a comeback.As for Ryan Lochte, he's banned again.Ledecky is entered in five events at this week's U.

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  • Armada Township conducts simulated drill
    Tuesday - 07/24/2018 - 05:52 PM

    The Armada Township Fire Department conducted real-time drill/exercise Tuesday at the Advantage Living Center on Main Street.The exercise included fire trucks, police cars and ambulances. It simulated victims trapped inside a burning building.

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  • Defense contractor to build $40.1 million headquarters in Shelby Twp.
    Tuesday - 07/24/2018 - 04:57 PM

    A Madrid, Spain defense contractor will invest $40.1 million to open a North American headquarters and new production facility in Shelby Township for its military vehicle transmission operations, according to a state economic corporation.SAPA Transmission plans to break ground in the fall with a scheduled 2020 opening for the facility on the 11000 block of Investment Drive, in the area of 24 Mile Road and Shelby Parkway.

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  • Letters to the Editor 7-25-18: Pensler and Stony Creek patrols
    Tuesday - 07/24/2018 - 10:57 AM

    Same old, same old with SandyI'm very disappointed in U.S. Senatorial candidate Sandy Pensler's attack ad directed towards his opponent, John James, and the allegation that James is not a conservative because he contributed monies to the campaign of Raquel Castaneda-Lopez who was a supporter of sanctuary cities back in 2015.

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  • Dream Cruise Park 'N' Watch to benefit MCREST
    Tuesday - 07/24/2018 - 08:27 AM

    Looking for a parking spot to watch the Woodward Dream Cruise? Macomb County Emergency Rotating Shelter will be hosting its Dream Cruise Park 'N' Watch to benefit the women and children's shelter from 9 a.m.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share