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Breya Shelton, African American female, 12, was last seen by her friend on the way home from school on Dec. 2. Her friend stated she got off the bus at Seven Mile and the Lodge and Shelton stayed on the bus. Shelton has not been seen or heard from since. ...

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On Dec. 7, at approximately 2:45 p.m., in the 600 block of Griswold, the two female victims (23 and 30) were working inside the local restaurant, when the suspect demanded money. He fled with an undisclosed amount of U.S. currency. The victims were not injured. ...

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Wayne County Clerk obtains Detroit birth and death records

On Dec. 10, Wayne County Clerk Cathy Garrett announced her office will take over issuing Detroit’s birth and death certificates in the new year. The city of Detroit operation will be unavailable from Dec. 16, 2013 until Jan. 14, 2014. Beginning Jan. 14, Detroit birth and death records can be obtained at 640 Temple Street — Sixth Floor; Detroit, with same-day service and free parking, representatives announc ...

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DIA honors Afrocentric sculptor

Meta Warrick Fuller is considered the first African American artist to focus on Afrocentric themes. A renowned sculptor, her work was featured at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition. Fuller went on to study in Paris where she was influenced by Rodin and W. E. B. DuBois. Renée Ater, professor of Art History and Archaeology at the University of Maryland, has just written a book about Fuller, titled “Remakin ...

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Court OKs DTE power plant permits

The Court of Appeals has upheld state permits for DTE Energy’s modifications of its coal-fired power plant on the Lake Erie shore in Monroe, Mich., despite objections by a major environmental group. In a unanimous opinion, the court rejected the Sierra Club’s challenge to permits issued by the Department of Environmental Quality in 2010 and 2012. ...

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