Friday, April 26, 2013
Farmington Hills Police Chief Chuck Nebus says broadcasting the tapes invades victims' privacy. Tell us what you think in our poll or with a comment.
A state lawmaker from Plymouth says a widely publicized homicide in Farmington Hills makes the case for limiting the release of 911 tapes under Michigan's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). State Rep. Kurt Heise said he introduced the bill after talking with Farmington Hills Police Chief Chuck Nebus about the April 16, 2012 attack on the Cipriano family in their Farmington Hills home. Tucker Cipriano and his friend Mitchell Young face a June trial on felony charges connected with the beating death of Tucker's father, Robert, and attacks on his mother, Rose, and brother, Salvatore. Nebus said he began receiving requests on the morning of the attack for tapes of the 911 call made by Salvatore's twin brother Tanner. Initially, all media …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Heise to hold office hours in Plymouth, Canton and Northville.
Rep. Kurt Heise (R-Plymouth) has invited his constituents to meet with him during district office hours on April 8 at locations in eastern Canton, Northville, and Plymouth at the following times and locations: No appointment is necessary. If you are unavailable to attend but wish to set up an appointment either in the district or in Lansing or speak with Rep. Heise, please call 1-855-REP-KURT.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Commission will tackle crimes through effort between legislators, law enforcement and advocates.
Rep. Kurt Heise, R-Plymouth, along with state Attorney General Bill Schuette and several other state lawmakers, announced last week the formation of the Michigan Advisory Commission on Human Trafficking to develop a comprehensive set of laws and policies to combat this growing crime problem, according to a news release from Heise. Heise represents the 20th District in the Michigan House of Representatives, which includes Plymouth, Plymouth Township, Canton Township, Northville Township and Northville. "The goals of this commission are to raise awareness, deter human trafficking with tougher laws, protect victims' rights, and to develop policies within all levels of government to fight the problem in a coordinated way," Heise said. "…
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Heise will meet with residents from 7:30-9 a.m. on March 22 at Panera Bread.
Saturday, March 16
Rep. Kurt Heise, R-Plymouth, is sponsoring coffee hours to give residents a convenient opportunity to meet with him locally. Heise will talk with residents from 7:30 to 9 a.m. on March 22 at Panera Bread, 20140 Haggerty Road in Northville. No appointment is necessary. Rep. Heise is also available to meet with constituents by appointment either in the district or at his Lansing office. Residents are invited to call toll free 1-855-REPKURT or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Heise expects to introduce anti-squatting legislation in March.
State Rep. Kurt Heise currently is working on legislative reform and regional coordination efforts to combat illegal home squatting, according to a news release from Heise's office. Heise, R-Plymouth Township, is chairman of the Criminal Justice Committee in the State House and is developing legislation with the Michigan Municipal League, Michigan Association of Counties, courts, financial institutions and law enforcement to address the issue as the housing market deals with high volumes of vacancies and foreclosures, the news release indicated. "Squatting" is where individuals illegally gain entry to a vacant or foreclosed home and begin living in the dwelling. "We must make squatting less attractive, and to expedite the process in …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Heise to hold office hours in Plymouth, Canton and Northville.
Rep. Kurt Heise, R-Plymouth, has invited his constituents to meet with him during district office hours on Feb. 11 at locations in eastern Canton, Northville, and Plymouth at the following times and locations: No appointment is necessary during these office hours. If you are unavailable to attend but wish to set up an appointment either in the district or in Lansing or speak with Rep. Heise, call 1-855-REP-KURT.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The tower will provide better Internet use for area residents.
Tuesday, January 29
To support growing demand for advanced mobile devices and applications, AT&T announced the activation of a new mobile Internet cell site in Northville Township near Five Mile and Beck roads on Tuesday. The cell site will enhance coverage for area residents and businesses. With mobile Internet speeds, AT&T customers can surf the Web, download files faster, and enjoy the latest interactive mobile applications. “AT&T’s innovation and investment in Wayne County means bringing the next generation of technology to local families and job providers,” said state Rep. Kurt Heise (R-Plymouth). “This is the kind of investment that not only helps keep our families connected, but also gives job providers the tools they need to compete in the global …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Northville residents can talk with their representative on the third Friday of every month.
Northville area residents can discuss any state issue of concern with Rep. Kurt Heise from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Panera Bread, 20140 Haggerty Road, on Friday, Jan. 18. Heise sponsors his coffee hours with residents on the third Friday of every month. "I encourage people to stop by for coffee to talk with me about any issue of concern," said Heise, R-Plymouth, in a press release. "No appointment is ever necessary. I look forward to talking with people." If residents are unavailable to attend, but wish to set up an appointment either in the district or in Lansing, please call 1-855-REP-KURT.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Candidates, campaign workers take to the phones, polling places to influence voters.
Local campaign workers and candidates made a final push Tuesday to appeal to voters just two hours before Election Day draws to a close. Rep. Kurt Heise (R-Plymouth) and his opponent, Tim Roraback (D-Plymouth) competed for votes as each candidate worked crowds Tuesday in the parking lot of the Plymouth Cultural Center, the polling place for all four of the City of Plymouth's voting precincts. Candidates' family members also made a late push for votes Tuesday. Jacki Price of Canton, appearing with her daughter, Maddie, displayed a large sign supporting her husband, Wayne County Commission candidate Shannon Price, outside the Plymouth Cultural Center. At the Western Wayne County Democrats' office at Joy and Lilley Road, campaign workers …
The candidates, incumbents and issues that will be affecting Plymouth and Canton.
This is a big election year nationally, statewide and locally. As we look ahead to the Nov. 6 election, Plymouth-Canton Patch is devoted to bringing you the information you need about every race in town. Bookmark this page for updates. Here are the six state proposals on the Nov. 6 ballot in Michigan. For more information on the state ballot proposals, go to Vote411.org and to Ballotpedia. Come back to Plymouth-Canton Patch for more election updates.