Royal Oak

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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, […]

Propane Tank Explosion Destroys Shed and Garage in Royal Oak

April 30th 2014

Propane Tank Explosion Destroys Shed and Garage in Royal Oak (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 30, 2014) An explosion in Royal Oak destroyed a storage shed and caused fire to a neighbor’s garage Tuesday night. According to officials, at about 6:40 PM, a shed in the backyard of 1221 Alexander caught fire and a full 20 lb […]

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 […]

Royal Oak Bike Expo May 18

April 27th 2014

Royal Oak Bike Expo May 18 (Tom Regan, April 27, 2014) You are invited to attend the 3rd Annual Royal Oak Bike Expo: Sunday, May 18th 2:00pm – 4:30pm Royal Oak Farmer’s Market 316 E. 11 Mile Rd, Royal Oak MI Skilled staff from local bike shops will be present to do free safety checks […]

House Hunters Episode Features Oakland County Couple, Airs May 5

April 23rd 2014

House Hunters Episode Features Oakland County Couple, Local Homes, Airs May 5 (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 23, 2014) After moving to New York City 19 years ago, Craig Bentley and Frank Anthony Polito found themselves wanting to return to their Michigan roots. And when they finally came back to live in a Metro Detroit suburb, […]

Young Heroes Honored in Royal Oak

April 22nd 2014

Young Heroes Honored in Royal Oak (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 22, 2014) Two young men were honored Monday by the Royal Oak Police for their heroism. Each was presented with a ROPD Citizen Award before the City Commission. Dugan Fernandez, 18, prevented a tragedy when he spotted a 17-year-old girl standing atop a five-story building […]

Royal Oak Police Department Weekly Update

April 20th 2014

Royal Oak Police Department Weekly Update For the week of April10, 2014 through April 17, 2014 (Royal Oak Police Dept. Press Release, April 20, 2014) Larceny from Automobile 25352 Woodward (L.A. Fitness), 4-12-14, 5:00 p.m. –5:45 p.m.: Complainant reported she parked her vehicle in the parking lot and entered the business. When she returned she […]

White Powder in Envelope Shuts Down Royal Oak Police Station

April 15th 2014

White Powder in Envelope Shuts Down Royal Oak Police Station (City of Royal Oak Press Release, April 15, 2014) The Royal Oak Police Station was evacuated this morning at approximately 8 a.m. after a Royal Oak detective opened an envelope containing a white powdery substance. The Oakway Haz-Mat Response Team, which consists of firefighters from […]