Pleasant Ridge

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 […]

Ferndale Police Report: Three Arrested in Stolen Subaru

September 17th 2013

Ferndale Police Report: Three Arrested in Stolen Subaru (Lt. William Wilson, Sept. 17, 2013) On 09/17/13 at about 2:30 a.m. a Ferndale patrol officer noticed a 2005 Subaru Legacy suspiciously leaving the lot of Hodges Subaru on Woodward. When the officer made an effort to stop the vehicle, the three occupants got out of the […]

Ferndale Businesses Talk Woodward Rapid Transit (video)

September 17th 2013

Ferndale Businesses Talk Woodward Rapid Transit (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 17, 2013) Big changes could be coming to Woodward Avenue if plans go forward for a rapid transit bus line going from Downtown Detroit all the way to Pontiac. The project is being contemplated by the recently formed Regional Transit Authority and other stakeholder […]

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 […]

Pleasant Ridge Phone Snatchings Have Residents on Watch

September 2nd 2013

Pleasant Ridge Phone Snatchings Have Residents on Watch (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 2, 2013) Pleasant Ridge Police have asked residents to be aware of a series of cell phone thefts happening on the West side of Woodward near Poplar Park, Elm Park and Oxford Blvd. According to Officer Robert Reid the robbers are targeting people […]

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 […]

Study Shows Results for Mental Health Court

August 23rd 2013

Study Shows Results for Mental Health Court (Michigan Supreme Court Press Release, Aug. 23, 2013) A three-year evaluation of 10 Michigan mental health courts finds that participants re-offend at significantly lower levels than comparable groups of offenders who do not participate in the mental health courts. The evaluation, which was conducted by the State Court […]

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