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Northland Mall Death Caused by Position, Compression, Asphyxia

March 12th 2014

Northland Mall Death Caused by Position, Compression, Asphyxia (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 12, 2014) The investigation into 25-year-old McKenzie Cochran’s death continues as the medical examiner’s report has been released, listing the cause of death as “accidental position, compression, asphyxia,” according to Local 4 News. On Jan.28 the man had a verbal confrontation with mall […]

Transition Ferndale: Think Spring, Think Community Mtg. March 19

March 12th 2014

Transition Ferndale: Think Spring, Think Community Mtg. March 19 (Art Myatt, March 12, 2014) Wednesday, March 19, 7:00 pm Ferndale Public Library, 222 East Nine Mile Road, Ferndale, MI This is Transition Ferndale’s regular “third Wednesday of the month” meeting for March. Ferndale’s Becky Hammond will talk about back yard and front yard gardens, and […]

Dentists Asked to Check Records to Help Identify Body…

March 12th 2014

Dentists Asked to Check Records to Help Identify Body Found in Pontiac (Oakland County Press Release, March 12, 2014) The Oakland County Medical Examiner’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance to identify the mummified remains of a woman found at a home on Savanna Drive in Pontiac. Any dentist who has ever treated Pia Farrenkopf, […]

Sink Hole Slows Traffic in Royal Oak

March 12th 2014

Sink Hole Slows Traffic in Royal Oak (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 12, 2014) A sink hole and a water main break are slowing down traffic on 11 Mile Road near Main Street in Royal Oak. The sinkhole, near Pleasant Street, takes up the entire eastbound lane. Traffic has been diverted to the westbound lane and […]

Downtown Ferndale Shares Market Analysis

March 11th 2014

Downtown Ferndale Shares Market Analysis (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 11, 2014) A market analysis for Downtown Ferndale revealed at Monday’s City Council meeting gives a view of what is happening and what could be happening in terms of business development.  The presentation fell on the same night that City Council considered which developer to select […]

Ferndale Council Picks 3-60 Group for Parking and Tech Development

March 11th 2014

Ferndale Council Picks 3-60 Group for Parking and Tech Development (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 11, 2014) After considering two development options, Ferndale City Council has decided to move forward with the more ambitious one. 3-60 Ferndale has been granted exclusive negotiating rights to the city-owned parking lots on W. Troy and Withington, where they hope […]

Suspected Heroin Overdose Sends Rochester Hills Man to Hospital

March 11th 2014

Suspected Heroin Overdose Sends Rochester Hills Man to Hospital (Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, March 11, 2014) INCIDENT:  01:30 hrs. March 11- City of Rochester Hills  Possible Overdose    #14-035484 SUMMARY:  Deputies responded to the 1600 block of Willowood for an unconscious subject in the bathroom.  A 20-year old resident of the home was lying on the […]

Russia and the Crisis in the Ukraine Discussion March 27

March 11th 2014

Russia and the Crisis in the Ukraine Discussion March 27 (Huntington Woods Library Press Release, March 11, 2014) Guest Speaker: Professor Aaron Retish, Wayne State University Dr. Retish teaches Russian History and is author of Russia’s Peasants in Revolution and Civil War: Citizenship, Identity, and the Creation of the Soviet State, 1914-1922 6:45 pm on […]

…Forum for 27th District House Candidates March 13

March 10th 2014

OP/HW Democrats Host Forum for 27th District House Candidates March 13 (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 10, 2014) Democratic candidates for the State House of Representatives 27th District will have their first public forum on Thursday, March 13 at the Oak Park Community Center at 14300 Oak Park Blvd at 7 P.M. The forum is hosted […]

Carpentry Students See Value of Sprinkler Systems (video)

March 10th 2014

Carpentry Students See Value of Sprinkler Systems in Live Fire Demo (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 10, 2014) Another round of students from The Detroit Carpentry Apprentice Training School in Ferndale got a first-hand lesson in fire prevention on Thursday as they watched a side by side demo of two residential rooms in flames.  One […]