Birmingham

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 […]

Ferndale Dream Cruise Celebrates 20 Years – Aug. 14-16

August 10th 2014

Ferndale Dream Cruise Celebrates 20 Years – Aug. 14-16 (Ferndale Press Release, Aug.10, 2014) Whether you’re strolling along enjoying emergency vehicles, listening to the horsepower of a Ford Mustang, or grooving to the sounds of classic rock’n roll from the Rock’n Live Entertainment stage, Woodward and Nine Mile is the place for automotive and festival […]

Revving Up for the Birmingham Cruise Event Aug. 16

August 10th 2014

Revving Up for the Birmingham Cruise Event Aug. (City of Birmingham Press Release, Aug. 10, 2014) It’s the time of year when 40,000+ classic cars and more than one million people line Woodward Avenue to attend the world’s largest one-day automotive event, the Woodward Dream Cruise, which celebrates its 20th Anniversary this year. The Birmingham […]

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 […]

Baldwin Library Hoping for Millage from Bloomfield Hills

August 4th 2014

Birmingham’s Baldwin Library Hoping for Millage from Bloomfield Hills (Baldwin Public Library, Aug. 4, 2014) Fact Sheet Proposed Renewal of the Contract Between the Baldwin Public Library and the City of Bloomfield Hills  What is the Baldwin Public Library? The Baldwin Public Library is the municipal library of Birmingham. Because of its collections, services and […]

Suspect Sought for Identity Theft in Birmingham

July 31st 2014

Suspect Sought for Identity Theft in Birmingham (Birmingham Police, July 31, 2014)   The Birmingham Police Department is asking for help from the community with identifying an identity theft suspect who has charged in excess of $13,000 at several locations in the tri-county area. The suspect is a light skinned black female, 5’2”-5’4”, 140-160 pounds […]

Birmingham Corn Festival to Feature… Aug. 10

July 26th 2014

Birmingham Corn Festival to Feature Petting Farm Animals & More Aug. 10 (press release, July 26, 2014) Where: Farmers Market-City Parking Lot #6 When: Sunday, August 10, 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Corn is King for a Day at the Birmingham Farmers Market! Come celebrate one of Michigan’s sweetest harvests with games, special kids crafts (provided […]

Birmingham Police Looking for Serial Laptop Thief

July 25th 2014

Birmingham Police Looking for Serial Laptop Thief (Birmingham Police, July 25, 2014) Over the past two months, a lone suspect has stolen several laptops from various Birmingham businesses during regular business hours. The suspect, an unknown black male, enters the business wearing either semi-formal business attire or a delivery uniform with a name badge. He […]