Pontiac

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 […]

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 […]

Motorcycles Crash in Pontiac, One Person Injured

August 21st 2013

Motorcycles Crash in Pontiac, One Person Injured (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept. Press Release, Aug. 21, 2013) The Crash Reconstruction Unit is assisting Deputies from the Pontiac Substation with the investigation of a motorcycle crash involving two motorcycles on Huron near State Street. A 65 year old Brighton resident was driving a 1995 Honda motorcycle west […]

Readers Share their Dream Cruise Pictures

August 19th 2013

Readers Share their Dream Cruise Pictures (Aug. 19, 2013) The 19th annual Dream Cruise has come and gone, and Ferndale 115 News readers have the pictures to prove it! Readers from all along the Woodward Corridor have shared their Dream Cruise memories, including Jim Thienel of Waterford who saw a pretty blue Mustang lose control […]

TRU Executive Director Talks About Public Transit (video)

August 2nd 2013

TRU Executive Director Talks About Public Transit (video) (C. Proxmire, Aug. 2, 2013) Advocating for better public transit and keeping the public informed has been the task of Transportation Riders United for the past 15 years. And with all the changes and discussions taking place, the nonprofit transportation advocacy group has been keeping very busy. […]

Record Number of Cities Get Main Street Accreditation (video)

July 10th 2013

Record Number of Cities Get Main Street Accreditation (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 10, 2013) With the flair of a fire-twirling roller-skater and the pep of the Clawson High School cheerleaders, members of Main Street programs from throughout Oakland County got together at Leon and Lulu on Wednesday to celebrate a number of Main Street […]

One Dead, Six Injured in Pontiac Shooting at Fireworks Show

July 5th 2013

One Dead, Six Injured in Pontiac Shooting at Fireworks Show (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 5, 2013) A 35-year-old man has been arrested following a shooting that left a 33-year-old Pontiac man dead and six people injured, including the victim’s six-year-old daughter and 12-year-old son, according to a report in The Detroit Free Press. The report […]