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Superintendents Oppose State Educational Proposals, Plus More Big News Near You

Here are some of the top stories from around Plymouth and Canton this week.

Local Superintendents Speak Out Against State Education Proposals

Area superintendents collectively expressed the gravest of concerns Wednesday regarding a 300-page bill drafted for Gov. Rick Snyder that would overhaul how public education is administered in the state of Michigan, Novi Patch reported.

Calling Senate Bill 1358, House Bill 6004, and House Bill 5923 “radical and dangerous,” Oakland Schools Superintendent Dr. Vickie L. Markavitch told attendees at the Novi High School gathering, “unbelievable things are going on in Lansing.”

Shoplifters Tasered by Novi Police After Resisting Arrest

Two men were tasered by Novi police after they resisted arrest for retail fraud at Macy's, according to a police report, Novi Patch reported.

Two officers on patrol at Twelve Oaks Mall on Nov. 23 were flagged down by Macy's loss prevention outside of the store around 4:30 p.m. The loss prevention officer said two men had just stolen three pairs of pants and two long sleeve shirts from the store. The loss prevention officer said the two men were now walking westbound through the parking lot toward Novi road, the report said.

Farmington Hills Nonprofit Aids Family of West Bloomfield Man Slain in Detroit

Seven children in West Bloomfield who are without their father after his murder in Detroit are receiving a moral and financial boost, thanks to their classmates and a local nonprofit, Farmington-Farmington Hills Patch reported.

The Farmington Hills-based Chaldean American Ladies of Charity (CALC) is collaborating with the Walled Lake Consolidated School District and the nonprofit Chaldean Community Foundation on an emergency relief fund to help after Samir Hannawa, 49, was gunned down while working Nov. 7.

The case is yet unsolved, while Hannawa leaves behind a wife and seven children, ages 2-to-18 — five of which are in the Walled Lake Consolidated School District.

Northville Christian Church Burglarized

Northville Township police were dispatched to Northville Christian Church on Six Mile Road after the property manager discovered the west doors broken on Nov. 25, according to a police report, Northville Patch reported.

The man said the doors cannot be latched to lock and they had a reinforcement bar on them, the report said. The man said a few hard pulls would be all that was needed to break the doors opened, which the police believe is what happened, the report said.

Police Recover Missing Novi Boy After 1-Hour Search

Police were able to find a missing Novi child and return him home on Tuesday night after an extensive use of resources, according to Novi Chief of Police and Director of Public Safety David Molloy, Novi Patch reported.

Molloy said the Novi police were dispatched to the 22000 Block of Heatherwoode in the Village Oaks subdivision (near Nine Mile and Haggerty roads) around 9:20 p.m. after a mother reported that her 12-year-old son was missing. The woman told police that she believed he had run away because he was upset over having to do his homework. 

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