Clarkston/Independence Twp.

High Winds, Scattered Power Outages Reported

February 19th 2016

High Winds, Scattered Power Outages Reported (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 19, 2016) Waterford, MI – Wind storms with some lightning blew though Oakland County Friday night, sometimes reaching in the 30-40 mph range. Pockets of power outages happened through the area according to the DTE website. As of 11pm, Waterford, Clarkston and Ortonville had the […]

Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash talks about Water Quality (video)

January 13th 2016

Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash talks about Water Quality (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 13, 2016) Madison Heights, MI – Turning on the faucet and having clean water come out is something easily taken for granted. They wash their hands, take a shower, brush their teeth, cook, clean, and drink without stopping to think about […]

Bomb Threat Puts Clarkston High on Lock-down

January 13th 2016

Bomb Threat Puts Clarkston High on Lock-down (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, Jan. 13, 2016) Clarkston, MI – FROM DAY SHIFT: 01-12-2016, 07:00 hrs. THROUGH MIDNIGHT SHIFT: 01-13-2016, 07:00 hrs. INCIDENT:  08:10 hrs. – Independence Township – Bomb Threat  #16-6318 SUMMARY:  Deputies responded to the Clarkston High School located on the 6000 block of Flemings Lake […]

How to Donate Water to Flint

January 10th 2016

How to Donate Water to Flint (Compiled, Jan. 10, 2016) Flint, MI – Residents of Flint are suffering from a lack of water due to contamination. Much has been written about the causes of the dangerous, lead-contaminated water, the question on many people’s minds is how to help. The Rachael Maddow Show compiled a list […]

Clarkston/Brandon Credit Union CFO Admits to $20 Million Embezzlement

January 9th 2016

Clarkston/Brandon Credit Union CFO Admits to $20 Million Embezzlement (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, Jan. 9, 2016) Clarkston, MI – On January 6th, 2016 Michael Anthony LaJoice (DOB: 02/01/1979) walked into the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Headquarters in Pontiac and made a statement to Detectives that he committed an embezzlement of approximately $20 million dollars over […]

Questions About Ballot Issues? New Law Signed by Snyder Prevents Discussion

January 6th 2016

Questions About Ballot Issues? New Law Signed by Snyder Prevents Discussion (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 6, 2016) Cities, school districts, libraries, police departments and other groups rely on tax funding that comes from millages, which must be voted on by the public.  There are also ballot proposals that directly impact governing bodies, for example, the […]

Local Government Leaders Ask Snyder to veto SB 571 (video)

January 5th 2016

Local Government Leaders Ask Snyder to veto SB 571 (Michigan Municipal League Press Release, Jan. 5, 2016) Lansing, MI – Local government leaders from across the state today joined to ask Gov. Rick Snyder to veto Senate Bill 571, which would gag local officials seeking to provide constituents with factual information on election matters 60 […]

No More Straight Ticket Voting in Michigan as Governor Signs Bill into Law

January 5th 2016

No More Straight Ticket Voting in Michigan as Governor Signs Bill into Law (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 5, 2016) Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed a bill into law that eliminates straight ticket voting in the State. Because the bill has a $5 million appropriation attached to it, voters can not reverse the law on referendum. […]

oc115.com – Best Stories of 2015

January 1st 2016

oc115.com – Best Stories of 2015 (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 1, 2015) Ferndale, MI – 2015 was an amazing year for the Oakland County 115 News as we began growing in new communities, and as we tackled some challenging stories.  We also got some nice recognition in other publications, including The Detroit News, Downtown Publications, […]

US Postal Service Raising Shipping Rates, Service Fees

December 30th 2015

US Postal Service Raising Shipping Rates, Service Fees (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 30, 2015) Washington, DC – The price of first class stamps will stay the same, but the costs of shipping and other services offered though the United States Postal Service (USPS) are going up. The increases, approved in October, begin Jan. 17, 2016. […]

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