Royal Oak

3,000 people raise $270,000 in Walk to Cure Arthritis

May 15th 2015

3,000 people raise $270,000 in Walk to Cure Arthritis (Arthritis Foundation Press Release, May 15, 2015) 3,000 people participated in the 2015 Detroit Walk to Cure Arthritis, presented locally by Beaumont, on May 9 at the Detroit Zoo. Nearly $270,000 was raised to support Arthritis Foundation programs, services and research that help people who have […]

Michigan Native Rachel Jacobs Among Deceased in Amtrak Derailment in Philadelphia

May 13th 2015

Michigan Native Rachel Jacobs Among Deceased in Amtrak Derailment in Philadelphia (C. Proxmire, May 13, 2015) Multiple sources are reporting that Rachel Jacobs, the 39-year-old daughter of former State Senator Gilda Jacobs,  is one of seven dead in the Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia around 9pm Tuesday.  Train No. 188 left from Washington to New […]

Madison Hts Man Accused of Robbing/Carjacking DTE Worker in Pontiac

May 12th 2015

Madison Hts Man Accused of Robbing/Carjacking DTE Worker in Pontiac (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, May 12, 2015) INCIDENT: 11:56 hrs. – May 11, 2015 – City of Pontiac – Armed Robbery / Car Jacking: #15-70743 SUMMARY:  Deputies were dispatched to the 200 Block of E. Montcalm Ave (Detroit Edison Power Substation) regarding an armed robbery […]

Stories, Resources and Sadness Shared at Suicide Prevention Forum

May 11th 2015

Stories, Resources and Sadness Shared at Suicide Prevention Forum (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 10, 2015) People cried.   And quite possibly that was the point. Opening up about suicide – whether you have lost a loved one, someone who survived an attempt, someone who has thought about it, a teacher, a counselor, a healthcare provider or […]

4th Annual Royal Oak Bike Expo May 17

May 10th 2015

4th Annual Royal Oak Bike Expo May 17 (event listing, May 10, 2015) Please join us at this free event.  Free bike helmets for kids while they last.  Free minor bike tune-ups from local bike stores.  Amazing tricks by some of the best local BMX cyclists and skateboarders. Sunday, May 17th 2:00pm – 4:30pm Royal Oak […]

May 5, 2015 Election Results

May 5th 2015

May 5, 2015 Election Results (C. Proxmire, May 5, 2015) We’ll be updating this page with election results from Oakland County as soon as we have them from the Oakland County Clerk. STATEWIDE PROPOSAL TO INCREASE SALES TAX Statewide it seems Proposal One has failed miserably.  We’ll update with some totals when they are available. […]

County to Provide Youth Suicide Prevention Resources at May 7 Event

May 4th 2015

County to Provide Youth Suicide Prevention Resources at May 7 Event (Oakland County Community Mental Health, May 4, 2015) Pontiac, Mich. – May 4, 2015 – Oakland County invites individuals who work with youth to learn about suicide prevention resources available within the county at the 3rd Annual Youth Suicide Prevention Community event, County Executive […]

Royal Oak Police Handle “SWATTING” Situation

May 4th 2015

Royal Oak Police Handle “SWATTING” Situation (Royal Oak Police, May 4, 2015) Royal Oak police officers and the Southeast Oakland County SWAT team responded to the 1100 block of Royal to investigate the report of a barricaded gunman holding two hostages inside a home. When they arrived on the scene, a perimeter was set up […]

Royal Oak In Bloom May 10

May 4th 2015

Royal Oak In Bloom May 10 Event – Date & Time: Sunday, May 10, 2015 – 7:00am – 2:00pm On Sunday, May 10th, 2015 from 7 a.m. – 2 p.m., over 70 vendors with bring everything from flowers to landscaping décor and participate in the 22nd Annual Royal Oak in Bloom. This open-air market is […]

Sales Tax, Mixed Drinks, City Charter, Schools and More in May 5 Elections

May 3rd 2015

Sales Tax, Mixed Drinks, City Charter, Schools and More in May 5 Elections (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 3, 2015) Tuesday, May 5, 2015 is Election Day and there is a state-wide proposal on the ballot as well as a handful of local initiatives. STATEWIDE SALES TAX INCREASE State-wide voters will be asked to increase the […]