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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 […]

Drink Until 4am? Senate Passes Bill, House Still to Vote

December 4th 2014

Drink Until 4am? Senate Passes Bill, House Still to Vote (C. Proxmire, Dec. 4, 2014) With a 22-14 Vote the State Senate passed a measure that would give local communities with a central business district the option to allow bars to serve alcohol until 4am. The municipalities would have to approve the extension of hours […]

Birmingham Man Admits “Tagging” in Downtown Ferndale

December 4th 2014

Birmingham Man Admits “Tagging” in Downtown Ferndale (Ferndale Police Report, Dec. 4, 2014) GRAFFITI DAMAGE: On 12/03/14 at about 1:30 in the morning, Ferndale police responded to Sneakers Bar on Woodward after receiving information that a man had spray painted graffiti on buildings, dumpsters, and a truck. A person witnessed the vandal after he did […]

Religious Freedom Bill Passes in House, Moves to Senate

December 4th 2014

Religious Freedom Bill Passes in House, Moves to Senate (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 4, 2014) A religious freedom bill passed in the State House Dec. 4, that would give corporations, employers and individuals more freedom to use religion in decision making, even when it potentially affects the civil rights of others. Religious Freedom claims have […]

Man Charged with Making False Report of Armed Robbery in Ferndale

December 4th 2014

Man Charged with Making False Report of Armed Robbery in Ferndale (Ferndale Police Report, Dec. 4, 2014) FALSE REPORT OF ARMED ROBBERY On 11/28/14 (Friday morning after Thanksgiving), Ferndale Police responded to a report of an armed robbery involving a gun. Officers met with a man (Marc COX) in Hazel Park on Goulson near the […]

First Church Built in Ferndale Set for Demolition

December 3rd 2014

First Church Built in Ferndale Set for Demolition (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 3, 2014) The church on the corner of E. 9 Mile and Bermuda will be gone before it reaches its 100th birthday. After years of contemplating a feasible use for the deteriorating building, the owners have decided to move forward with plans to […]

2014 Pleasant Ridge Tree Lighting (video)

December 3rd 2014

2014 Pleasant Ridge Tree Lighting (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire and Thomas Treuter, Dec. 3, 2014) December 1 was a chilly night, but the people of Pleasant Ridge were kept warm by hot coco and community cheer. The Ferndale Schools Choir led a crowd of families in carols, before Santa Claus showed up to help the children […]

Bills to Give LGBT People Civil Rights Protection Stuck in Committee

December 3rd 2014

Bills to Give LGBT People Civil Rights Protection Stuck in Committee (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 3, 2014) Bipartisan efforts to expand the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act did not get enough votes in a committee hearing today to make it out of committee to a full House of Representatives Vote. After an hour-long public hearing – […]