Pontiac

Man Reports Accidentally Shooting Himself in Leg

February 1st 2016

Man Reports Accidentally Shooting Himself in Leg (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, Feb. 1, 2016) Pontiac, MI – INCIDENT: 20:54 hrs. –Jan. 29 – City of Pontiac – Possible Accidental Shooting – Discharge of Firearm – #16-16450 SUMMARY:  Deputies responded to McLaren Hospital – Oakland for a report of a shooting victim in the Emergency Room.  […]

Possible Drug-Related Death in Pontiac

February 1st 2016

Possible Drug-Related Death in Pontiac (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, Feb. 1, 2016) Pontiac, MI – INCIDENT:  13:44 hrs. – Jan. 29 – City of Pontiac – Death Investigation – #16-16195 SUMMARY:  Deputies were dispatched to the 70 block of Earlmoor Blvd for a deceased person.  Deputies, along with the Waterford Regional Fire Department and paramedics […]

Better Pontiac Launches Campaign to Restore Historic Site

January 30th 2016

Better Pontiac Launches Campaign to Restore Historic Site (Press Release, Jan. 30, 2016) Pontiac, MI – Better Pontiac is working with community partners and speaking with the Pontiac City Government to restore one of the city’s historic gems: Oak Hill Cemetery. This campaign seeks to energize the Pontiac community to take care of one of […]

Interview: Carole Kimbrough, First Black Female Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputy (video)

January 22nd 2016

Interview: Carole Kimbrough, First Black Female Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputy (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 22, 2016) Ferndale, MI – It was 1974 when Carole Kimbrough first took a job as a Deputy with the Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, working in Oakland County Jail. Over the course of two decades she moved up the ranks […]

Pontiac Community Honors Martin Luther King Jr (video)

January 18th 2016

Pontiac Community Honors Martin Luther King Jr (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 18, 2016) Pontiac, MI – “I pray today that everybody who stands here today doesn’t just take this as another day off of work, but as a day to truly reflect and look back, and say ‘what can I do this year to […]

Baby Treated for Skull Fracture, Burned Hands & Other Injuries, Child Abuse Suspected

January 16th 2016

Baby Treated for Skull Fracture, Burned Hands & Other Injuries, Child Abuse Suspected (Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, Jan. 16, 2016) Royal Oak, MI – INCIDENT:  17:43 hrs. – City of Pontiac –Child Abuse Investigation #16-7234 SUMMARY: Deputies responded to Royal Oak Beaumont to meet with Child Protective Services regarding a possible child abuse complaint. A […]

Pontiac Businesses Collecting Water for Flint

January 16th 2016

Pontiac Businesses Collecting Water for Flint (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 16, 2016) Over the next two weeks a massive effort is taking place to collect bottled water to be distributed to people in Flint. The community continues to struggle without adequate water supply, even as evidence emerges of increased lead poisoning and Legionnaires disease cases […]

Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash talks about Water Quality (video)

January 13th 2016

Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash talks about Water Quality (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 13, 2016) Madison Heights, MI – Turning on the faucet and having clean water come out is something easily taken for granted. They wash their hands, take a shower, brush their teeth, cook, clean, and drink without stopping to think about […]

HAVEN Opens New Facility for Victims of Violence and Assault

January 11th 2016

HAVEN Opens New Facility for Victims of Violence and Assault (HAVEN, Jan. 11, 2016) PONTIAC, MI – HAVEN, Oakland County’s center for the treatment and prevention of domestic violence and sexual assault, announced today the Grand Opening of its new facility, at 801 Vanguard Drive in Pontiac. Completed in 18 months, the new 36,000 square […]

How to Donate Water to Flint

January 10th 2016

How to Donate Water to Flint (Compiled, Jan. 10, 2016) Flint, MI – Residents of Flint are suffering from a lack of water due to contamination. Much has been written about the causes of the dangerous, lead-contaminated water, the question on many people’s minds is how to help. The Rachael Maddow Show compiled a list […]