Thursday, May 16, 2013
The Michigan Department of Transportation cites several construction projects this weekend on I-94.
Wayne County motorists mapping out their weekend travel plans can keep the following construction projects in mind, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation: Source: Michigan Department of Transportation
Friday, April 26, 2013
Consumer confidence is rising along with home sale prices.
Metro Detroit house prices climbed more than 20 percent from this March compared to last March, with increases across the board, according to recently released Realcomp statistics. Wayne County is no exception to this--showing the biggest jump with prices up 43 percent over March 2012. Additionally, the average days on market dropped by 10 days, indicating that houses are moving faster and higher prices than they were last year, Realcomp states. In the Dearborn area, there were 640 houses on the market in March 2012 compared to 464 one year later. Median sale prices on foreclosures also went up by 32.7 percent and also rose 33.6 percent on non-foreclosure sales during that time frame, the figure show. Darralyn Bowers, president and CEO, …
The Michigan Department of Transportation cited road work this weekend on local freeways and roads.
Wayne County motorists can expect delays this weekend on Interstate 94, as construction will prompt a lane closure between Moross Avenue to French Road. According to the Michigan Department of Transportation, I-94 westbound will have a single-lane closure from 9 p.m.-9 a.m. Friday and Saturday for lighting and sign work between the two roads. Both directions of Telegraph Road between Van Horn and West roads will also have single-lane closures beginning at 9 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Sunday for pavement work. In the Dearborn Heights area, southbound Telegraph Road just north of Van Born Road will have a right-lane closure from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, MDOT stated in a news release. In neighboring Macomb County, northbound and …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The flood watch is in effect for Wayne County from 2 p.m. April 10 through Friday morning.
The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for Dearborn and other communities in Wayne County beginning Wednesday afternoon. According to the NWS, a frontal boundary extending north into Southeast Michigan could produce rain showers and thunderstorms in the Dearborn area, dropping 2 to 4 inches of rain Wednesday through Friday. The rain could lead to rapid rises on area rivers and streams, with the potential for flooding in some low-lying urban areas, the NWS reports. The flood watch is in effect from 2 p.m. Wednesday through Friday morning for Wayne, Genesee, Lapeer, Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, Midland, Monroe, Oakland, Saginaw, Sanilac, Shiawassee, St. Clair, Tuscola, and Washtenaw counties. Residents can monitor the local …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Gray market cigarettes, bootleg DVDs, K2 Spice and counterfeit designer wear were among items seized in the statewide inspections.
Michigan State Police tobacco tax inspections uncovered violations across the state, including in Wayne County, and led to the seizure of illegal products worth hundreds of thousands, police said. The 264 inspections at party stores, gas stations, smoke shops and other businesses took place in January but investigations are still ongoing, Detective First Lt. Derrick Hayes said Wednesday. "This is a multi-state department initiative...to better combat tobacco tax evasion and fraud," Hayes said. Tobacco tax evasion has increased in recent years in Michigan, which ranks as having the 11th highest on cigarette tax in the nation relative to bordering states, he said. Violators of the Tobacco Products Tax Act could face up to five years …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
A major snowstorm is expected to drop 2-5 inches on Dearborn Thursday night. See where the plows are before you head out.
When the snow falls, the question on every person's mind will be: When is it safe to drive? According to the City of Dearborn, the city's Department of Public Works will generally send out plows when any more than 3-4 inches of snow falls within a short period of time, and depending on weather forecasts. Wayne County residents have an added advantage to safe winter driving with "Compass" technology, which allows them to see where the plows are headed. According to Wayne County Department of Public Service Deputy Chief Operating Officer Cindy Dingell, “Compass is a public site where people can go online and see what routes are cleared. They can see which routes (plow) trucks have covered. They can click and watch real-time video footage as …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Seven Dearborn officers and firefighters who lost their lives while serving will have their names on the wall.
A memorial to be erected this year will honor fallen first responders from fire and police departments across Wayne County. An unveiling was held Tuesday at Warren Valley Banquet Center in Dearborn Heights, where Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano joined mayors, as well as fire and police personnel, for the announcement. “This memorial will stand as a beautiful tribute to honor and remember those brave men and women, whom, while on-duty for a Wayne County Community, selflessly made the ultimate sacrifice to protect and serve us all,” Ficano said. "We hope we never have to add another name after today," he added. Construction is slated to run May 1 through September for the memorial, which will sit at the corner of Hines Drive and …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
It's pothole season: Help your fellow drivers and let us know where the bad ones are in Dearborn.
It's pothole season! Do you avoid certain roads or areas every time you drive in the Dearborn area for fear of hitting a really bad pothole? Residents can report potholes to the City of Dearborn, Wayne County, or the Michigan Department of Transportation, depending on which entity is responsible for maintenance. State roads include freeways with M, I, or US designations—such as Michigan Avenue (US-12) and the Southfield Freeway (M-39). Where are the worst potholes in Dearborn? Leave a comment below, or add a photo of it to this gallery by clicking "Upload Photos and Videos."
Monday, October 15, 2012
The voter guide for Wayne County is provided by the League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization.
Wayne County voters will have plenty of decisions to make at the ballot box on Nov. 6. Among the decisions are five proposed amendments to the Wayne County Charter. In addition, there are races for Wayne County Prosecutor, Wayne County Sheriff, Wayne County Clerk, Wayne County Treasurer, Wayne County Register of Deeds, and Wayne County Commissioners. Nonpartisan races are for Circuit Court Judges and Probate Court Judges. There also is a Wayne County Community College millage. The PDF above is the official voter guide provided by the League of Women Voters and Vote411.org. The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government. The League never supports…
Friday, June 15, 2012
Several key positions in Wayne County are up for election this year. The first vote is Aug. 7 for primaries. The vote on the final candidates is Nov. 6.
The terms of several Wayne County elected officials will expire this year and in early August voters will be asked to narrow the field in the primary election. The last day to register to vote in the August primary is July 9. Voters will return to the polls in November to make the final vote. Below are the positions up for election and the candidates who are seeking office: For more voter registration information, visit the Wayne County Clerk's Office Elections Division or the Secretary of State's Voter Information Center.