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Stranger Danger: Man Tries to Lure Student into Car on Pinecrest

September 18th 2013

Stranger Danger: Man Tries to Lure Student into Car on Pinecrest (Ferndale Schools, Sept. 18,2013) On the morning of September 17, 2013, an FHS student reported being followed by a large white four-door car (possibly a Crown Victoria) by a white man in his 50s wearing a dark blue shirt. He had gray hair and […]

Road Commission Hiring 42 Part Time Snow Plow Drivers

September 18th 2013

Road Commission Hiring 42 Part Time Snow Plow Drivers (RCOC Press Release, Sept. 18, 2013) The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) is seeking to hire 42 part-time snowplow drivers to augment its reduced full-time staff for the winter this year. “We have reduced our staff more than 35 percent in the last six years, […]

Need a Job? Here is the FCC Job Flash

September 18th 2013

Need a Job? Here is the FCC Job Flash (FCC Job Flash, Sept 18, 2013) The Ferndale Career Center is known for connecting individuals to jobs, and companies to employees. Now they are offering a “Job Flash,” which is a list of available positions in the area. This will be updated regularly on their website […]

Investigation Into Possible Voter Fraud in Marijuana Petition

September 17th 2013

Investigation Into Possible Voter Fraud in Marijuana Petition (City of Ferndale Press Release, Sept. 17, 2013) The Ferndale City Clerk has prompted an investigation into possible voter registration fraud involving Andrew Cissell. Mr. Cissell submitted a voter registration application at an SOS branch office on June 10, 2013 listing his residence as 921 W. Drayton […]

Where’s Your Square: Ferndale Chamber’s Mural Project

September 17th 2013

Where’s Your Square: Ferndale Chamber’s Mural Project (Ferndale Area Chamber of Commerce Press Release, Sept. 17, 2013) To enrich Ferndale’s culture and quality of life, and positively impact economic development in the city, the Ferndale Area Chamber of Commerce has commissioned local artist Howard Fridson to paint an 8′ X 20′ mural on the side […]

Marijuana Ordinance Petitioner Arrested on Drug Charges

September 14th 2013

Marijuana Ordinance Petitioner Arrested on Drug Charges (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 14, 2013) Andrew Cissell, the main person responsible for putting marijuana decriminalization on the ballot for the November 5 election, has been arrested and charged with several drug-related felonies following an Oakland Narcotics Enforcement Team sting operation. According to Undersheriff Mike McCabe of the […]

Oakland County Takes Action to Prevent Suicide

September 7th 2013

Oakland County Takes Action to Prevent Suicide (Oakland Co. Press Release, Sept. 7, 2013) The Oakland County Youth Suicide Prevention Task Force is launching a year-long prevention and awareness campaign during National Suicide Prevention Week, Sept. 8-14. It will include messages on billboards and buses about what signs to look for to prevent suicide and […]

Abortion-Related Resolution Riles County Commission

August 30th 2013

Abortion-Related Resolution Riles County Commission (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 30, 2013) Right to Life Michigan, Mother and Unborn Baby Care, Save the One and Personhood USA were on hand for Thursday’s Oakland County Commission meeting where Republican Commissioners Christine Long and Jim Runstead introduced a “respect life” resolution. Democrat Mattie Hatchet also requested to be […]

Medicaid Expansion Passes Senate

August 28th 2013

Medicaid Expansion Passes Senate (C. Proxmire, Aug. 28, 2013) After a bunch of partisan back-and-forth, made more complex by disagreements within the Republican Party, the state Senate approved expanding Medicaid to cover a larger group of low-income residents. A similar bill passed the House earlier this year, and the next step is for the House […]

Officers Train for Tactical Response to Active Shooter in School (video)

August 27th 2013

Officers Train for Tactical Response to Active Shooter in School (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 27, 2013) Dripping in sweat beneath body armor and masks, police from several cities moved deftly in tight formation through Jefferson Middle School in Pontiac, with guns drawn and eyes wide open. Following the sounds of a shotgun blast, they […]

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