Southfield

Fatal Crash on I-696 in Southfield (updated)

September 29th 2014

Fatal Crash on I-696 in Southfield (Complied, ongoing, Sept. 29, 2014) Michigan State Police report that a fatal motorcycle crash closed I-696 Eastbound around 7:30pm Sunday night. The freeway was closed into the morning on Monday. The accident took place on Eastbound I-696 and Harvard Road. This story will be updated as more information is […]

The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Final Year… Oct. 10

September 28th 2014

The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Final Year – Two Book Signing Events Oct. 10 (Book Beat press release, Sept. 28, 2014)   Best-selling author and award-winning broadcaster Tavis Smiley will be making two stops in Metro Detroit on Friday, October 10 to talk about  his latest book, Death of a King: The […]

Legal Aid Clinics: Ferndale Oct 7, Lake Orion Oct 14, Sfld Oct 20

September 25th 2014

Free Legal Aid Clinics: Ferndale Oct 7, Lake Orion Oct 14, Southfield Oct 20 (Oakland County Bar Association Press Release, Sept. 25, 2014)   Not everyone can afford to hire an attorney to answer their legal questions. That is why the Oakland County Bar Association (OCBA), in partnership with Oakland County Youth Assistance, will host […]

Northland Mall Security will not be Charged in Asphyxiation Death

September 19th 2014

Northland Mall Security will not be Charged in Asphyxiation Death (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 19, 2014)   Oakland County Prosecutor Jessica Cooper has announced that the Northland Mall security guards that caused the death of 25-year-old McKenzie Cochran of Ferndale on Jan. 28 will not be criminally charged. A press conference on Thursday, Cooper said […]

Ferndale Police Officers Caught in Middle of Night Prank…

September 12th 2014

Ferndale Police Officers Caught in Middle of Night Prank Involving Stray Dog (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 12, 2014) “It’s infantile. It’s grade school-ish, middle school-ish at best,” that’s what Ferndale Police Lt. William Wilson told Hank Winchester of WDIV News in response to a prank played by officers involving a stray dog that had been […]

Ready for the Next Emergency? How a Home Inventory Can Help

September 11th 2014

Ready for the Next Emergency? How a Home Inventory Can Help (Sam Moore, Unique Home & Business Inventory, Sept 11, 2014) NOTE: Sam Moore is the owner of Unique Home and Business Inventory. After learning about his service during the flooding crisis, we asked him to share a write up about his work as another […]

Oakland Literacy Council Celebrates 30 Years, Seeks Tutors

September 11th 2014

Oakland Literacy Council Celebrates 30 Years, Seeks Tutors (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept 11, 2014) Reading is such a fundamental part of society, that it may be hard to imagine not being able to. Yet in Oakland County there are 170,000 illiterate adults, a problem that the Oakland Literacy Council is tackling one human being at […]

Goodbye Gazelle: Remembrance of a Friend Lost to Suicide

September 10th 2014

Goodbye Gazelle: Remembrance of a Friend Lost to Suicide (Jennifer Russell, Sept. 10, 2014) “What books are you reading, matey?” This was the first question she ever asked me after the pleasantries were finished, and she nodded at the stack of books I had brought in. At one point in time – prior to my […]

Regional Water Authority Agreement Made

September 9th 2014

Regional Water Authority Agreement Made (Oakland County Press Release, Sept. 9, 2014) Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the City of Detroit, Wayne and Macomb counties, and the State of Michigan that recommends the creation of a regional water authority. The proposed regional water authority will have […]

Viral Respiratory Infections on the Rise, Especially Among Kids

September 9th 2014

Viral Respiratory Infections on the Rise, Especially Among Kids (Oakland County Health Division, Sept. 9, 2014) With reports of Enterovirus D68 on the rise through the country, Oakland County Health Division has come out with a fact sheet about the infection. Reports vary as to whether this has been confirmed in Michigan or not, though […]