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Ice from Leaky Hydrant Possibly Factor in Serious Crash

December 7th 2014

Ice from Leaky Hydrant Possibly Factor in Serious Crash (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept., Dec 7, 2014) INCIDENT: 08:55 HRS.  – Dec. 4, 2014 – City of Pontiac – Injury Crash / Crash Reconstruction Unit Callout   #14-190965 The Crash Reconstruction Unit is assisting the Pontiac Deputies with the investigation of a serious injury crash that occurred […]

Birmingham Winter Markt Warms Souls with German Tradition

December 6th 2014

Birmingham Winter Markt Warms Souls with German Tradition (C. Proxmire, Dec. 6, 2014) This weekend’s Winter Markt in Downtown Birmingham has Shain Park looking like a German village around holiday time. With vendors lined in tents, traditional German food, and gatherings for music, stories and crafts, the event overcomes any chilliness in the air. In […]

Pontiac Lights Tree of Hope (video)

December 6th 2014

Pontiac Lights Tree of Hope (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 6, 2014) The kick off to the holiday season in Pontiac is the annual lighting of the Tree of Hope in front of the Waterman Hall of Justice. The ceremony this year included a visit from Scooby Doo and local children’s choirs. Glen Konopaskie, President […]

Crafters Gather for 2014 Holiday Showplace in Ferndale

December 6th 2014

Crafters Gather for 2014 Holiday Showplace in Ferndale (C. Proxmire, Dec. 6, 2014)   The Kulick Community Center in Ferndale was packed with holiday cheer and fun craft items for the 2014 Holiday Showplace. The annual event raises money for Ferndale Recreation while giving people an opportunity to share their creativity with potential customers. Among […]

EMU Extends EAA Agreement in Spite of Opposition (video)

December 5th 2014

EMU Extends EAA Agreement in Spite of Opposition (video) (C. Proxmire, Dec. 5, 2014) For nearly an hour the Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents heard from the public about the Education Achievement Authority, a State-run school district that partners with EMU. The contract was set to expire and Regents had until the end of […]

Former Magic Bag Owner Jeremy Haberman Dies at Age 42

December 5th 2014

Former Magic Bag Owner Jeremy Haberman Dies at Age 42 (C. Proxmire, Dec. 5, 2014) The man behind The Magic Bag died Friday after a long battle with lung cancer. Jeremy Haberman, 42, owned The Magic Bag in Ferndale from 1996 until 2013, according to an obituary in The Detroit Free Press.  The Detroit Free […]

Multiple People Stabbed on Train Between Chicago and Port Huron

December 5th 2014

Multiple People Stabbed on Train Between Chicago and Port Huron (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 6, 2014) Multiple people have been stabbed on a train bound for Port Huron from Chicago at about 7pm according to multiple reports. The train is now stopped in Niles, Michigan as police are investigating. At least one man has been […]

Project Blue Light…Honors Fallen Officers… (video)

December 4th 2014

Project Blue Light Ceremony in Hazel Park Honors Fallen Officers from Around Michigan (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 4, 2014)   Correctional Officer Chad Charles was just 42 years old when he suffered a heart attack during a training exercise with the Emergency Response Team at Camp Grayling. He’d been with the Michigan Department of […]

New Data: Oakland County has 13 of the top 15…

December 4th 2014

New Data: Oakland County has 13 of the top 15 richest zip codes in Michigan (Kurt Metzger, Mayor of Pleasant Ridge and Founder of Data Driven Detroit, Dec. 4, 2014) The Census Bureau released the latest file from the American Community Survey today, December 4. This file covers the period 2009-2013 and allows for the […]

Birmingham Seeks Information on Retail Fraud Suspects

December 4th 2014

Birmingham Seeks Information on Retail Fraud Suspects (Birmingham Police Press Release, Dec.4, 2014)   BIRMINGHAM, MI, December 4, 2014 – The Birmingham Police Department has asked the community for help with identifying two retail fraud suspects. Two unknown men recently entered Merwins Antiques Gallery at 554 North Old Woodward. One of them distracted the owner […]