By Dave Herndon
Published: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Neighborhood watch programs can help to build unity within a block, or even an entire city, as well as help to prevent crime. There are hundreds of neighborhood watch or similar programs across the state, dozens of which are in southern Wayne County.
Some of those watch programs are city-wide, while others are simply a single block within the the community. Two of the more successful programs in he region are in Dearborn Heights and Lincoln Park, while a fledgling program in Allen Park struggles to get underway.
Watch programs used to exist in nearly every community Downriver, but as property values and tax revenues have dropped, so have resources that were spent on community policing. Both Lincoln Park and Dearborn Heights have been using Community Development Block Grant money to fund the programs. Dearborn Heights calls its program the Community Awareness program in the city, but also has some civic associations in certain neighborhoods.
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. —Hailey Owens’ neighbors played a significant role in providing police with information that led to her body and the arrest of the man accused of kidnapping and killing her.
Even with the tragic outcome, the case shows how valuable community help can be in cases like these.
Kansas City has close to 200 community watch groups. Most are connected with neighborhood associations.
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued the following:
Wind Chill Weather Advisory for Lincoln Park, Michigan
A Wind Chill Advisory will is in effect until 12:00 PM EST on Wednesday, January 29, 2014.
- Wind chills of 10 to 15 degrees below zero Monday as Arctic moves into the region.
- Wind chills will drop to as low as 25 to 35 degrees below zero Monday night as temperatures fall below zero.
- Low wind chill readings will continue through early Wednesday.
Are your kids ready to trick or treat? From costumes to candles, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) offers guidelines to make sure your family has a ghoulishly good time.
Choosing a costume for your child can be fun but remember to choose wisely. Look for items labeled flame resistant. Costumes should also be brightly colored or trimmed with reflective tape to make them more visible to motorists at night. Masks should have eye and nose holes for adequate visibility and breathing.
The CPSC encourages parents to:
- Use LED lights to illuminate jack-o-lanterns;
- Always accompany small children while visiting homes; and
- Warn children not to eat treats until an adult has checked for evidence of tampering.
Have a safe and happy Halloween!