Pontiac

A Look at Low Voter Turn Out Rates in the Aug. 5 Primary

October 29th 2014

A Look at Low Voter Turn Out Rates in the Aug. 5 Primary (Guest Column by Kurt Metzger, Mayor of Pleasant Ridge, orig. Aug. 26, 2014, republished Oct.29 ) Access to more detailed, geographically focused data sets, combined with the developed of more sophisticated mapping (GIS) systems, have made the Redistricting (gerrymandering) process more sophisticated. […]

Angel’s Night Halloween Fair for Pontiac Youth Oct. 30

October 27th 2014

Angel’s Night Halloween Fair for Pontiac Youth Oct. 30 (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept. Press Release, Oct. 27, 2014) Promoting a fun and safe Halloween season for students, the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office’s 3rd Annual Harvest Festival Angels Night will be even bigger this year as Pontiac Schools partners to provide a “Lights On: Trunk or […]

Phoenix Center Condemnation Suit Dismissed

October 22nd 2014

Phoenix Center Condemnation Suit Dismissed (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 22, 2014) Those who want to tear down the Phoenix Center hit a wall on Tuesday as Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Michael Warren dismissed the City’s attempts to have the parking structure and amphitheater torn down by condemnation. Half of the parking deck is in […]

Christy Jensen Gives Advice to Women Seeking Election (video)

October 21st 2014

Christy Jensen Gives Advice to Women Seeking Election (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 21, 2014) Not everyone knows who Christy Jensen is. But the women who have won office thanks in part to her campaign expertise are leading some of Oakland County’s largest communities. Mayor Brenda Lawrence of Southfield, who is now running for Congress, […]

Downtown Pontiac Parking Program Set to Launch in November

October 21st 2014

Downtown Pontiac Parking Program Set to Launch in November (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 21, 2014) The contracts have been signed and the new multi-space parking meters are on their way to bring paid on-street parking back to Downtown Pontiac. Not everyone is thrilled about the revival, but Downtown Business Association President Glen Konopaskie says it’s […]

Driver of Vehicle Fatally Shot in Pontiac, Second Victim in Serious Condition

October 21st 2014

Driver of Vehicle Fatally Shot in Pontiac, Second Victim in Serious Condition (Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, Oct. 21, 2014)   INCIDENT 23:35 Hrs. – Oct 20 – City Of Pontiac – Homicide  #14-166574   SUMMARY: Deputies responded to the 300 block of Linda Vista for multiple shots fired in the area. Upon arrival, deputies discovered […]

Daddow to Represent Oakland County on Water Authority

October 18th 2014

Bob Daddow to Represent Oakland County on Great Lakes Water Authority (Oakland County Press Release, Oct. 18,2014) Deputy County Executive Robert J. Daddow will represent Oakland County’s water and sewer ratepayers on the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) board, County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced today. Daddow, a certified public accountant, was part of the […]

“An Abundance of Caution”: CDC Monitoring Man in Oak Park

October 18th 2014

“An Abundance of Caution”: CDC Monitoring Man in Oak Park (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 18, 2014)   A Liberian man visiting family in Oak Park is under scrutiny by the Centers for Disease Control and Oakland County Health Division. Although the man has never come in contact with anyone infected with the Ebola virus, and […]

Suspect Sought in Armed Robbery of Magic Cleaners in Pontiac

October 14th 2014

Suspect Sought in Armed Robbery of Magic Cleaners in Pontiac (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, Oct. 14, 2014) INCIDENT: 14:55 Hrs. – Oct. 13 – City of Pontiac- Armed Robbery -#14-162313 SUMMARY: Deputies responded to the 700 block of West Huron (Magic Cleaners) for an Armed Robbery. The complainant stated that the suspect inquired about having […]

Shooting in Pontiac Injures Teenager

October 6th 2014

Shooting in Pontiac Injures Teenager (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, Oct. 6, 2014) INCIDENT: 0159 Hours- Oct. 5 – City of Pontiac-Shooting # 14-157574 SUMMARY: Deputies were dispatched to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital for the report of a shooting victim seeking treatment. Deputies arrived and made contact with the female victim who stated that she was walking […]

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