Pontiac

Oakland County Issues Floodwater Safety Precautions

August 11th 2014

Oakland County Issues Floodwater Safety Precautions (Oakland County Public Health Press Release, Aug. 11, 2014) In response to widespread flooding, County Executive L. Brooks Patterson urges citizens to follow these safety precautions from the Oakland County Health Division to help minimize possibilities of illness, serious injury, or drowning: Stay out of flooded areas – It […]

Oakland County Pounded by Rain, Swamped with Flooding

August 11th 2014

Oakland County Pounded by Rain, Swamped with Flooding (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 11, 2014)   An unusual amount of rain has fallen in Oakland County, causing flooded basements, closed expressways and power outages. Michigan State Police issued a statement urging people off the roads. “Please advise your viewers, listeners or readers to avoid non-essential use […]

Royal Oak Shares Do’s and Don’ts of Dream Cruise

August 10th 2014

Royal Oak Shares Do’s and Don’ts of Dream Cruise (City of Royal Oak press release, Aug. 10, 2014)   The Dream Cruise is ready to roll from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Aug. 16. Royal Oak, which has the longest stretch of Woodward Avenue (4 miles) in Oakland County, is generally considered the epicenter […]

Michigan State Police Holding Recruiting Seminar Aug. 30

August 8th 2014

Michigan State Police Holding Recruiting Seminar Aug. 30 (MSP Press Release, Aug. 8, 2014) The Michigan State Police Second District will be holding a recruiting event on Saturday August 30, 2014 at Pontiac High School 1051 Arlene St., Pontiac, MI 48340. The seminar will run from 10:00am until 2:00pm. Interested career seekers are to arrive […]

Motorcyclist Dies after Being Hit by Suspected Drunk Driver in Pontiac

August 8th 2014

Motorcyclist Dies after Being Hit by Suspected Drunk Driver in Pontiac (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept., Aug. 8, 2014)   INCIDENT: 18:41 Hrs. – Aug. 6- City of Pontiac- Fatal Crash Investigation / Crash Reconstruction Unit Assist.   #14-122795 SUMMARY: Deputies, along with the Waterford Regional Fire Authority,responded to the area of Martin Luther King Blvd […]

Primary Elections Aug. 5 – Stories and Other Resources

August 4th 2014

Primary Elections Aug. 5 – Stories and Other Resources (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 2, 2014) On August 5 voters will be able to vote in the primary elections. There are several community ballot proposals, a statewide proposal, and a county-wide proposal on funding for public transportation, elections for some District Court Judge positions and primaries […]

Sheriff’s Department Reports Multiple Suspected Drug Deaths

August 3rd 2014

Sheriff’s Department Reports Multiple Suspected Drug Deaths (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, Aug. 3, 2014) There have been multiple suspected drug deaths reported by the Oakland County Sheriff’s Department in recent days. The fatalities are detailed below: INCIDENT:  14:12 Hrs. – July 30, 2014 – Oxford Township – Death Investigation – #14-118493 SUMMARY: Deputies responded to […]

17 Year Old Arrested for Chasing Mother with an Axe

July 30th 2014

17 Year Old Arrested for Chasing Mother with an Axe (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept., July 30, 2014)   INCIDENT: 1254 Hrs. – July 28 – City of Pontiac – Felonious Assault – #14-11723 SUMMARY:  Deputies responded to the 800 block of Blaine on a report of a 17 yr. old male chasing and threatening his […]

7 Month Old Pontiac Baby Burned by Hot Bath Water

July 28th 2014

7 Month Old Pontiac Baby Burned by Hot Bath Water (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept., July 28, 2014) UPDATE:  Later reports from the Sheriff’s Department list the child as being 2 years old. The child has also since died from an infection as a result of the burns. INCIDENT: 22:45 Hrs. –July 26 – City of […]

Pontiac’s Pine Grove Museum Shares Civil War History (video)

July 27th 2014

Pontiac’s Pine Grove Museum Shares Civil War History (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 27, 2014) NOTE: The first video is quick and has the highlights, while the second video has good educational stories of the Underground Railroad in Michigan, in particular Oakland County…. History came to life Saturday for those who attended the Civil War […]

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