*County News*

The Day After the Flood: Hard Work, Loss, and Community (video)

August 12th 2014

The Day After the Flood: Hard Work, Loss, and Community (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 12, 2014) NOTE: The video below is an interview with Royal Oak Mayor Jim Ellison and a man who was trapped in the avalanche. The devastation of Monday night’s record-breaking floods is becoming apparent as the water recedes and people […]

Oakland County Issues Floodwater Safety Precautions

August 11th 2014

Oakland County Issues Floodwater Safety Precautions (Oakland County Public Health Press Release, Aug. 11, 2014) In response to widespread flooding, County Executive L. Brooks Patterson urges citizens to follow these safety precautions from the Oakland County Health Division to help minimize possibilities of illness, serious injury, or drowning: Stay out of flooded areas – It […]

Oakland County Pounded by Rain, Swamped with Flooding

August 11th 2014

Oakland County Pounded by Rain, Swamped with Flooding (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 11, 2014)   An unusual amount of rain has fallen in Oakland County, causing flooded basements, closed expressways and power outages. Michigan State Police issued a statement urging people off the roads. “Please advise your viewers, listeners or readers to avoid non-essential use […]

A Look at Data: Increased Births & Decreased Deaths in Oakland Co.

August 9th 2014

A Look at Data: Increased Births and Decreased Deaths in Oakland County (Kurt Metzger, Director Emeritus, Data Driven Detroit / Mayor, Pleasant Ridge,Aug. 9, 2014) Have you looked around your community of late and noticed more strollers and small people o the streets? I know I have and recognize it as a sign that Pleasant […]

Transit, State Prop 1, Pot Proposals Pass, other Election Results

August 5th 2014

Transit Funding, State Prop 1, Pot Proposals Pass, and other Election Results (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 5, 2014) Unofficial election results are coming in, with this story being updated as information is available. Complete results for Oakland County can be found at the Oakland County Clerk’s Election Page at http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/MI/Oakland/52669/138245/en/summary.html. In Oak Park a Charter […]

Primary Elections Aug. 5 – Stories and Other Resources

August 4th 2014

Primary Elections Aug. 5 – Stories and Other Resources (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 2, 2014) On August 5 voters will be able to vote in the primary elections. There are several community ballot proposals, a statewide proposal, and a county-wide proposal on funding for public transportation, elections for some District Court Judge positions and primaries […]

Guest Column: No on Proposal 14-1

August 4th 2014

Guest Column: No on Proposal 14-1 (Amy Kerr Hardin, orig. Democracy Tree, Aug. 3, 2014) EDITORS NOTE: This guest column is being presented in balance to a previous story about Propsal One, which can be read at http://oaklandcounty115.com/2014/06/25/pleasant-ridge-adopts-resolution-supporting-proposal-1/) Michigan voters will head to the polls to perform their democratic duty by selecting party candidates for […]

Sheriff’s Department Reports Multiple Suspected Drug Deaths

August 3rd 2014

Sheriff’s Department Reports Multiple Suspected Drug Deaths (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, Aug. 3, 2014) There have been multiple suspected drug deaths reported by the Oakland County Sheriff’s Department in recent days. The fatalities are detailed below: INCIDENT:  14:12 Hrs. – July 30, 2014 – Oxford Township – Death Investigation – #14-118493 SUMMARY: Deputies responded to […]

Pontiac’s Pine Grove Museum Shares Civil War History (video)

July 27th 2014

Pontiac’s Pine Grove Museum Shares Civil War History (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 27, 2014) NOTE: The first video is quick and has the highlights, while the second video has good educational stories of the Underground Railroad in Michigan, in particular Oakland County…. History came to life Saturday for those who attended the Civil War […]

Berkley Dems Meet 27th District State Rep Candidates (video)

July 27th 2014

Berkley Dems Meet 27th District State Rep Candidates (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 27, 2014) On a sunny Thursday evening four of the five Democratic candidates for the 27th District State House of Representatives Seat enjoyed a cook out with the Berkley Democratic Club. The candidates took a few minutes to give introductions and had […]

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