Royal Oak

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 […]

11th District State Senate Democrats Square Off at First Forum (video)

April 12th 2014

11th District State Senate Democrats Square Off at First Forum (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 12, 2014) A dozen days before the filing deadline, three Democratic candidates for the State Senate 11th District came before the Oak Park-Huntington Woods Democratic Club for their first forum. Current State Senator Vince Gregory of Southfield is being challenged […]

Be Part of the Seeds of Support Campaign

April 10th 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, […]

Divided R.O.Commission Sends AG Recommendation…

April 8th 2014

Divided R.O.Commission Sends AG Recommendation on DeBoer Case (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 8, 2014) The Royal Oak City Commission passed a resolution Monday urging Governor Rick Snyder and Attorney General Bill Schuette to stop using taxpayer resources to appeal the case that overturned Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage. The March 21 decision in DeBoer […]

Royal Oak Introduces Pothole Repair Tracking Map

April 8th 2014

Royal Oak Introduces Pothole Repair Tracking Map (City of Royal Oak Press Release, April 8, 2014) The Department of Public Service (DPS) has created a map that allows residents to view the progress of the city’s efforts to repair potholes. “We have two crews dedicated to patching potholes in residential neighborhoods,” said Greg Rassel, DPS […]

Cars Keyed and More in Royal Oak Police Report

April 4th 2014

Cars Keyed and More in Royal Oak Police Report (Royal Oak Police Department Weekly Update For the week of March 27, 2014 through April 3, 2014) Larceny from Automobile 1800 block of Torquay, 3-26-14 – 3-27-14, 5:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Complainant reported she parked her 2004 Buick Rendevous in a parking lot. When she […]

Teens in Stolen SUV Arrested After Chase on 696

April 3rd 2014

Teens in Stolen SUV Arrested After Chase on 696 (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 3, 2014) Two minors are in custody after a high-speed chase in a stolen white SUV that went from Detroit, through Oakland County, and into Macomb County. According to WDIV,  “Detroit police said they were pursuing the SUV for reckless driving, but […]

President Visits Ann Arbor to Promote Min. Wage Increase

April 2nd 2014

President Obama Visits Ann Arbor to Promote Minimum Wage Increase (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 2, 2014) The move is on in Michigan and across the country to raise the minimum wage, and to help promote the effort President Barack Obama came to Ann Arbor for a speech at the University of Michigan. Stepping off Air […]