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Sheriff’s Department Reports Two Likely Suicides

April 4th 2014

Sheriff’s Department Reports Two Likely Suicides (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept., April 4, 2014) INCIDENT:  16:27 hrs. April 1– City of Rochester Hills  Suicide   # 14-047049 SUMMARY: Deputies were dispatched along with the Rochester Hills Fire Department to the 3900 block of Hidden Creek on a possible suicide.  Per the complainant she arrived home and found […]

Cars Keyed and More in Royal Oak Police Report

April 4th 2014

Cars Keyed and More in Royal Oak Police Report (Royal Oak Police Department Weekly Update For the week of March 27, 2014 through April 3, 2014) Larceny from Automobile 1800 block of Torquay, 3-26-14 – 3-27-14, 5:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Complainant reported she parked her 2004 Buick Rendevous in a parking lot. When she […]

SEMCOG Adopts Green Infrastructure Vision

April 3rd 2014

SEMCOG Adopts Green Infrastructure Vision (SEMCOG Press Release, April 3, 2014) By a unanimous vote of its member local governments, the General Assembly of SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, adopted the Green Infrastructure Vision for Southeast Michigan, at its meeting last week in Detroit. Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett, who chaired SEMCOG’s Green […]

ENDA Lobbying Comes to Michigan

April 3rd 2014

ENDA Lobbying Comes to Michigan (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 3, 2014) “We need to live in a country where you can get married on a Friday and not have to worry about being fired on Monday.” The sentiment was shared by Human Rights Campaign Michigan Field Organizer Allison Van Kuiken at the ENDA campaign kick-off […]

Teens in Stolen SUV Arrested After Chase on 696

April 3rd 2014

Teens in Stolen SUV Arrested After Chase on 696 (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 3, 2014) Two minors are in custody after a high-speed chase in a stolen white SUV that went from Detroit, through Oakland County, and into Macomb County. According to WDIV,  “Detroit police said they were pursuing the SUV for reckless driving, but […]

Oakland County Clerk Lisa Brown Running for Lt. Governor

April 3rd 2014

Oakland County Clerk Lisa Brown Running for Lt. Governor (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 3, 2014) Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer has announced his running mate for the upcoming election – Oakland County Clerk and former State Representative Lisa Brown. The announcement came this morning, just a day after Schauer appeared with President Barack Obama in […]

President Visits Ann Arbor to Promote Min. Wage Increase

April 2nd 2014

President Obama Visits Ann Arbor to Promote Minimum Wage Increase (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 2, 2014) The move is on in Michigan and across the country to raise the minimum wage, and to help promote the effort President Barack Obama came to Ann Arbor for a speech at the University of Michigan. Stepping off Air […]

After 28 Years Blair Library Director Ready for New Chapter (video)

April 1st 2014

After 28 Years Blair Library Director Ready for New Chapter (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 1, 2014) Elizabeth Gulick’s mission was simple: give people the world. And in her 28 years at the Blair Memorial Library in Clawson, she was able to do that by introducing the love of reading and the adventure of learning […]

The Life of Ferndale Chickens #1 – The Babies Are Home

April 1st 2014

The Life of Ferndale Chickens #1 – The Babies Are Home (Jillian Bogater, orig. Chicken Scratch Fever, April 1, 2014) BACKGROUND: Jillian Bogater and Matt Greenberg are cooped up in Ferndale, which in 2012 legalized backyard chickens. This is their first time urban farming with hens. Jillian, a professional journalist, and Matt, a brownfield redevelopment […]

Ferndale Police Seek Help Identifying Armed Robbery Suspects

April 1st 2014

Ferndale Police Seek Help Identifying Armed Robbery Suspects (Ferndale Police Dept, April 1, 2014) On 03/24/14 at about 4:05 p.m. a gunman entered a Doctor’s Office at 808 Livernois to commit a robbery. It appeared he was trying to rob the employees of cash, but left with only a prescription pad. A couple of minutes […]