Pontiac

The stories of 2014 Part 4 of 4 – October through December

January 1st 2015

The stories of 2014 Part 4 of 4 – October through December (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 1, 2015) This has been an amazing year as the oc115 has ventured on the path of county-wide news coverage. From feel-good stories of neighbors helping each other to mass expressions of love, to the challenges of local governments, […]

SOGI Conference for Educators… Feb.6

December 30th 2014

SOGI Conference for Educators to Focus on LGBT Student Success Feb.6 (compiled, Nov. 13, 2014, republished Dec. 30) Oakland University’s School of Education & Human Services’ Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) Initiative is excited to announce the 2015 Michigan SOGI Education Conference. This year’s conference will include 55-minute concurrent sessions and round-table discussions focused […]

Pontiac Pastor Praises Troy Paramedics Who Saved Wife’s Life (video)

December 29th 2014

Pontiac Pastor Praises Troy Paramedics Who Saved Wife’s Life (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 28, 2014) Grace Gospel Fellowship was full of thankful people on Sunday as Pastor Kent Clark gave appreciation to three paramedics from Alliance Mobil Health EMS in Troy who saved his wife’s life earlier this fall. Pastor Clark told the story […]

The Power of Love and Pontiac Pride: Randy and Brenda Carter

December 27th 2014

The Power of Love and Pontiac Pride: Randy and Brenda Carter (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 27, 2014) Those who meet Pontiac City Councilperson Randy Carter and his wife Pontiac School Board Trustee Brenda Carter cannot help but notice the passion they have for their city or their spirit for uplifting others. Together they are an […]

Nino Salvaggios Donates Food for 500 in Oakland County

December 26th 2014

Nino Salvaggios Donates Food for 500 in Oakland County (C. Proxmire, Dec. 26, 2014) Nino Salvaggio International Marketplace shared the holiday spirt this Christmas as they donated enough food to feed 500 for the holidays. The donations were given to Forgotten Harvest, which is based in Troy but serves several Oakland County communities, and Grace […]

Sheriffs Surprise 300 Residents with Ham in Operation Pig Out (video)

December 26th 2014

Sheriffs Surprise 300 Residents with Ham in Operation Pig Out (video) (C. Proxmire, Dec. 26, 2014) With big hearts and a strong sense of humor, deputies from the Oakland County Sheriff’s Department hit the streets of communities they serve with surprise hams for residents. “Operation Pig Out” was made possible by Dr. Frank Patino who […]

Oakland Co. Employee Casual Day Funds Go to 15 Charities

December 24th 2014

Oakland Co. Employee Casual Day Funds Go to 15 Charities (Oakland County Press Release, Dec. 24, 2014) Last week, Oakland County Executive, L. Brooks Patterson, awarded fifteen charities and a veteran with $29,000 dollars in funds that were raised by Oakland County employees through their Casual Day Funds Program. The program allows employees in participating departments and […]

Another Young Child Burned by Bath Water

December 24th 2014

Another Young Child Burned by Bath Water (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept. Dec. 24, 2014) INCIDENT: 07:07 hrs. – Dec 22- City of Pontiac – Child Neglect Investigation – # 14-200452 SUMMARY: Deputies responded to the 10 block of Starlite Lane for a report of a child who had been burned by scalding water in the […]

Man Narrowly Escapes Death in Tussle w/ Armed Teen

December 24th 2014

Man Narrowly Escapes Death in Tussle w/ Armed Teen INCIDENT: 02:01 hours – City Of Pontiac – Attempt Murder / Shots fired   #14-200010 SUMMARY:  Deputies responded to the 10 block of Spokane Road for a fight in progress with shots fired. Upon arrival, Deputies were advised by the victim that he confronted a subject in […]

2,000 Care Packages in Pontiac (video)

December 22nd 2014

2,000 Care Packages in Pontiac (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 22, 2014) Plastic grocery bags went from hand to hand, table to table, and room to room of the Bowen Senior Center in Pontiac on Sunday. 2,000 bags were filled in total, with the assembly line of over 250 volunteers adding items like vitamin water, […]