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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

Sheriffs summary

Bruce Lee Photo by Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office

Bruce Lee
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Attempted muder arraignment, stolen vehicle recovery

By Dan DuChene
May. 28, 2009    ·    11:45 a.m.


Attempted murder arraignment
The suspect in Monday’s Ypsilanti Township shooting was issued a $750,000 cash bond and charged with six felony counts Wednesday.

At the arraignment, Judge Charles Pope charged Bruce Lee, 33, with assault with intent to murder, assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, assault with a dangerous weapon, felony firearms and felon in possession of a firearm.

The original incident took place in the West Willow neighborhood of Ypsilanti Township. Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the corner of Cayuga and Eugene streets at 1:30 a.m. Monday.

Police said the victim was sitting in his car outside his residence when hw was confronted by Lee. Reports said the two had a “brief verbal argument over a girl.”

According to reports, Lee shot at the victim, but missed. The victim fled the scene in his vehicle. Police said one shot was fired at the victim, and one shot was fired at his vehicle as he drove away. Both shots missed the victim.

Police said Lee fled in his vehicle, but was arrested Wednesday. He was remanded to the Washtenaw County Jail after his arraignment.

His pre-trial is scheduled for June 3.

Stop leads to stolen vehicle recovery
A traffic stop in Ypsilanti Township Wednesday, led to deputies recovering a vehicle that had been reported stolen from Highland Park.

Conducted on Bradley Avenue, near Grove Road, at 1:30 a.m., the stop led to the discovery that the 1992 Dodge van the 42-year-old suspect had been driving was stolen.

Police said the suspect, an Ypsilanti Township resident, was arrested and transported to the Washtenaw County Jail.

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