Pontiac

Man Treated for Accidentally Shooting Self in Ankle

September 28th 2015

Man Treated for Accidentally Shooting Self in Ankle (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, Sept. 28, 2015) INCIDENT: 17:05 hrs.  – 09-22-2015 – City of Pontiac – Accidental Shooting – #15-155576 SUMMARY:  Deputies were dispatched to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital on the report that there was a victim of a gunshot wound being treated in the emergency room.  […]

Loaded Shotgun Recovered from Vehicle in Police Chase in Pontiac

September 27th 2015

Loaded Shotgun Recovered from Vehicle in Police Chase in Pontiac (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, Sept. 27, 2015) INCIDENT: 15:02 hrs. – 09-24-2015 – City of Pontiac – Felonious Assault / Fleeing and Eluding Police / PIT Maneuver – #15-156686 SUMMARY:  Deputies were dispatched to the 1300 block of Gambrell Dr. on the report of a […]

Oakland County Woman Dies Due to West Nile Virus

September 25th 2015

Oakland County Woman Dies Due to West Nile Virus (Oakland County Health Dept. Press Release, Sept. 25, 2015) Pontiac, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has confirmed an 81-year-old woman from Oakland County died due to complications from West Nile Virus (WNV), the Oakland County Health Division announced today. She is […]

Jane Bais-DiSessa to Leave Berkley for Pontiac

September 24th 2015

Jane Bais-DiSessa to Leave Berkley for Pontiac (Compiled, Sept. 24, 2015) After 14 years as the City Manager for Berkley, Jane Bais-DiSessa is ready to take on a bigger challenge – working as Deputy Mayor in the City of Pontiac, according to various reports. Bais-DiSessa has been the City Manager of Berkley for 14 years. […]

Open House Helps Refine the Vision for the Rise of Pontiac

September 23rd 2015

Open House Helps Refine the Vision for the Rise of Pontiac (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 23, 2015) Standing at the edge of Pontiac’s Phoenix Center, with three levels of parking below and a lovely pedestrian plaza with a high quality amphitheater nearly deserted around him, Mike Stephens could not help but notice the irony of […]

Closing Blinds Can Save Birds’ Lives

September 22nd 2015

Closing Blinds Can Save Birds’ Lives (Detroit Zoo Press Release, Sept. 22, 2015) The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) is asking the community to take preventative measures to protect wild birds from window strikes, which occur when a bird collides with a window and dies. According to the Humane Society of the United States, an estimated […]

Lives Lost on the Road on the Rise

September 22nd 2015

Lives Lost on the Road on the Rise (Guest View by Carmine Palombo, SEMCOG, Sept. 22, 2015) As I was driving home from a meeting recently I noticed the message on the freeway that said 613 people had lost their lives in traffic crashes in Michigan so far this year. On Friday, there was the […]

…2014 vehicle-deer crashes in Southeast Michigan

September 21st 2015

SEMCOG releases statistics on 2014 vehicle-deer crashes in Southeast Michigan (SEMCOG Press Release, Sept. 21, 2015) There were 5,557 vehicle-deer crashes in Southeast Michigan in 2014, according to figures released by SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, based on crash data received from the Michigan Department of State Police, Criminal Justice Information Center. “For […]

Drug Testing Company Errors Impacting Oakland County Cases

September 19th 2015

Drug Testing Company Errors Impacting Oakland County Cases (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 19, 2015) Hundreds of people could be impacted by reporting errors by the company hired to do drug testing of people in the Oakland County Court system according to a report by the Detroit Free Press. Details are still emerging, but journalist John […]

Real Bad Boys Move in Silence

September 15th 2015

Real Bad Boys Move in Silence (Guest View by Kaino Phillips, Sept. 15, 2015)   Over the last few weeks, I have seen some things that have really had me shaking my head and quite frankly, it has me a little frightened. I am mainly concerned because of the actions that I am seeing coming […]