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City Council approves all mayor's re-appointments
By Dan DuChene
Jun. 16, 2010   ·   3:42 a.m.

Jone Coleman, president of downtown business LookInTheAttic, shares his thoughts with City Council about the discussion and procedure taken to pass mayoral re-appointments, which he was being considered for the Downtown Development Authority.

After much procedure, Ypsilanti City Council approved six mayoral re-appointments to city boards and committees Tuesday, including the two postponed from earlier...read more

Council postpones two reappointments
By Mark Tower
Jun. 4, 2010   ·   4:57 p.m.

Two of Ypsilanti's volunteer board members were not reappointed on schedule Tuesday night, owing to a 4-2 vote by City Council to delay the appointments until...read more

Downtown properties to be rehabilitated
By Mark Tower
Jun. 4, 2010   ·   10:40 a.m.

The three properties located at 120, 122 and 124 West Michigan Avenue in downtown Ypsilanti will soon be rebuilt into commercial and office space and loft apartments, thanks to a planned $1.7 million investment by developers.

Three recently-vacated properties in downtown Ypsilanti, two of them condemned, will soon be renovated owing to recent purchase by a local development company and...read more

Ypsilanti Township authorizes litigation against Liberty Square
By Mark Tower
May. 28, 2010   ·   6:53 p.m.

Many of the homes in the Liberty Square complex on Grove Street in Ypsilanti Township are already boarded and ready for foreclosure sale. All 151 units, some of which are still occupied, will be condemned Tuesday, Ypsilanti Township has resolved.

Residents living in the Liberty Square complex of townhouses will see a sticker appear on their homes Tuesday, when the Ypsilanti Township Building Department places...read more

Ford plant granted tax exemption by township
By Mark Tower
May. 24, 2010   ·   5:44 p.m.

Ford Motor Company's Rawsonville Plan, located at the intersection of Textile and Bridge Roads in Ypsilanti Township, will soon be the new home for production of Ford's Electric Focus batteries, formerly produced in Mexico.

New machines and equipment will soon be wheeled into Ford's Rawsonville Plant in Ypsilanti Township as it begins manufacturing a line of batteries for the new global...read more

Police look for attempted murder suspect

Anyone with information regarding Akeem Antoine Armstead’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office tip line at 734-973-7711, or Detective Michael Babycz at 734-973-4977. Photo by Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office

Anyone with information regarding Akeem Antoine Armstead’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office tip line at 734-973-7711, or Detective Michael Babycz at 734-973-4977.
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Sheriff's Office releases information today

By Dan DuChene
Jun. 18, 2009    ·    11:36 a.m.

Police are asking for help locating a man who they believe shot at his ex-girlfriend and two children in Superior Township in April.

Akeem Antoine Armstead, 24, is described as approximately 6 feet, 1 inch tall, and 195 pounds in weight. Police said he is considered armed and dangerous.

The Wasthenaw County Sheriff’s Office released a statement today, which said the initial incident took place April 21 on the 9000 block of MacAurthur Boulevard.

The statement said deputies found the victims—one adult male, one adult female and two children—seated in a minivan in the parking lot of Superior Party Store. Police said she told the deputies she had just encountered Armstead.

“Armstead approached the minivan with a semi-automatic pistol and began threatening the female victim,” the statement said.

The report said Armstead fired one shot at the ground, near the front passenger window of the van, and then attempted to use the pistol to break the window. Police said Armstead fired a second shot into the hood of the minivan when the victim tried to escape the scene.

Police said none of the victims were injured during the confrontation.

The statement issued today said Armstead fled the scene in a blue Ford Escort with a Michigan license plate BMC5592. Police said they believe he is in the Ypsilanti area.

Police said Armstead currently has a nine-count felony arrest warrant in addition to a federal arrest warrant for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.

Anyone with information regarding Armstead’s whereabouts may contact the Sheriff’s Office tip line at (734) 973-7711, or Detective Michael Babycz at (734) 973-4977.

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