Pontiac

2014 – County Commissioner 10th District

May 4th 2014

2014 – County Commissioner 10th District The Oakland County115 News provides three levels of election info. All candidates are listed. Candidates may return a questionnaire without cost to provide more information. For a small fee they may add their website, advertisement and endorsement list. The fee for enhanced listings helps fun this community news project. […]

SMART Funding Increase to be on August Ballot

May 3rd 2014

SMART Funding Increase to be on August Ballot (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 3, 2014) Residents of Oakland County will decide on Aug. 5 if SMART should receive taxpayer funding. County Commissioners voted to put a 1-mil rate on the ballot, an increase over the .59 millage rate of years past. On average, the additional millage […]

WONder Women Recognized for Changing the World (video)

May 1st 2014

WONder Women Recognized for Changing the World (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 1, 2014) One of Women Officials Network WONder Women Award winners carries little silver acorns around with her to give to strangers who cross her path. “When we reach out to other people…it does evoke the metaphor of the acorn. Everything that an […]

Be Part of the Seeds of Support Campaign

May 1st 2014

Be Part of the Seeds of Support Campaign Sign up now to get your own custom ad! Conditions are growing worse in the corporate news landscape. Cutbacks in journalism jobs including the shutdown of traditional publications and the de-staffing of AOL’s Patch chain have left news deserts, places where citizens are thirsty for a local, […]

Charter School Evacuated Due to Student Texting Bomb Threat

April 30th 2014

Charter School Evacuated Due to Student Texting Bomb Threat (Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, April 30, 2014) INCIDENT: 16:00 hrs. April 29, 2014 – City of Pontiac- Bomb Threat #14-062531 SUMMARY:  Deputies responded to the 800 Block of Golf Drive (Creative School Services/ Michigan School for the Arts) for a potential bomb threat. A 14 year […]

SEMCOG Releases Traffic Crash and Fatality Report, Urges Safety

April 29th 2014

SEMCOG Releases Traffic Crash and Fatality Report, Urges Safety (SEMCOG Press Release, April 29,2014) The number of traffic crashes in Southeast Michigan increased by more than four percent in 2013 compared with the previous year, according to an analysis of traffic crash data by SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments. Traffic Crashes, 2009-2013 The […]

Commission to Vote Wednesday on SMART Funding

April 29th 2014

Commission to Vote Wednesday on SMART Funding (Sherry A. Wells and Crystal Proxmire, April 29, 2014) Tomorrow morning, Wednesday, April 30 at 9:30 AM, the Oakland County Commission votes on whether to join Wayne and Macomb County Commissions for a vote to keep the SMART bus system running in the midst of vastly reduced property […]

Democrats Pack Cobo for Fmr. President Bill Clinton Speech (video)

April 27th 2014

Democrats Pack Cobo for Fmr. President Bill Clinton Speech (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 27, 2014) Raising over $500,000 for the Michigan Democratic Party, the 2014 Jefferson-Jackson Dinner at Cobo Hall featuring Former President Bill Clinton was considered “a rousing success” by Democratic Party Chair Lon Johnson. Johnson and others took time to share their […]

New Event: Women Veteran’s Networking and Resource Fair May 16

April 27th 2014

New Event: Women Veteran’s Networking and Resource Fair May 16 (Oakland County Press Release, April 27, 2014) NOTE: This event has been updated from a “Job Fair” to a “Networking and Resource Fair,” and the title has been changed. On Friday, May 16, 2014, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, the Women’s Advisory Board for […]

Potential Murder-Suicide Investigation in Pontiac

April 27th 2014

Potential Murder-Suicide Investigation in Pontiac (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, April 27, 2014) INCIDENT: 13:54 Hours, April 27, 2014 – City of Pontiac- Death Investigation  – 14-61413 SUMMARY: Deputies responded to the 90 block of Ridgemont on a report of two people shot. Upon arrival deputies were directed to an upstairs bedroom where a male and a […]

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