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Man Shot Multiple Times at Bloomfield Hills Home

May 1st 2014

Man Shot Multiple Times at Bloomfield Hills Home (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 1, 2014)   An unidentified man is hospitalized after being shot several times on Wednesday at about 11:30 pm by a man who came to the front door of a Bloomfield Hills home claiming to be a police officer, according to The Oakland […]

WONder Women Recognized for Changing the World (video)

May 1st 2014

WONder Women Recognized for Changing the World (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 1, 2014) One of Women Officials Network WONder Women Award winners carries little silver acorns around with her to give to strangers who cross her path. “When we reach out to other people…it does evoke the metaphor of the acorn. Everything that an […]

Be Part of the Seeds of Support Campaign

May 1st 2014

Be Part of the Seeds of Support Campaign Sign up now to get your own custom ad! Conditions are growing worse in the corporate news landscape. Cutbacks in journalism jobs including the shutdown of traditional publications and the de-staffing of AOL’s Patch chain have left news deserts, places where citizens are thirsty for a local, […]

Propane Tank Explosion Destroys Shed and Garage in Royal Oak

April 30th 2014

Propane Tank Explosion Destroys Shed and Garage in Royal Oak (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 30, 2014) An explosion in Royal Oak destroyed a storage shed and caused fire to a neighbor’s garage Tuesday night. According to officials, at about 6:40 PM, a shed in the backyard of 1221 Alexander caught fire and a full 20 lb […]

May programs at the Berkley Public Library

April 30th 2014

May programs at the Berkley Public Library (BPL Press Release, April 30, 2014) Several programs are scheduled at the Berkley Public Library in May: Drying Up Your Home’s Wet Basement Presented by Ron Gay, Wet Basement Consultants & author Tuesday, May 6 at 6:30 p.m. Is a wet basement putting a damper on your spring […]

Charter School Evacuated Due to Student Texting Bomb Threat

April 30th 2014

Charter School Evacuated Due to Student Texting Bomb Threat (Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, April 30, 2014) INCIDENT: 16:00 hrs. April 29, 2014 – City of Pontiac- Bomb Threat #14-062531 SUMMARY:  Deputies responded to the 800 Block of Golf Drive (Creative School Services/ Michigan School for the Arts) for a potential bomb threat. A 14 year […]

Ferndale Area Fundraisers for Murdered Fighter’s Family

April 29th 2014

Ferndale Area Fundraisers for Murdered Fighter’s Family (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 29, 2014) Family and friends from Detroit to LA are remembering Justin Schalk who was murdered on April 14 in California. The 40-year-old Ferndale native went to school in both Ferndale and Berkley and has ties throughout the area from his family’s involvement in […]

SEMCOG Releases Traffic Crash and Fatality Report, Urges Safety

April 29th 2014

SEMCOG Releases Traffic Crash and Fatality Report, Urges Safety (SEMCOG Press Release, April 29,2014) The number of traffic crashes in Southeast Michigan increased by more than four percent in 2013 compared with the previous year, according to an analysis of traffic crash data by SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments. Traffic Crashes, 2009-2013 The […]

Cinco de Mayo Event to Rally for Education Advocacy

April 29th 2014

Cinco de Mayo Event to Rally for Education Advocacy (Guest Column by Karen Twomey, Ferndale School Board, April 29, 2014)   So often in the past, I or another advocate friend have come to you requesting you write letters to your legislator complaining about something. This time is different, that is not what I am […]

Atty. General Denied Special Hearing in Marriage Case

April 29th 2014

Attorney General Denied Special Hearing in Same Sex Marriage Case (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 29, 2014) While over 300 legally-married same-sex couples wait in limbo for their marriages to be recognized, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that that the appeal must go through the traditional appeals process. Attorney General Bill Schuette petitioned […]