Waterford

The stories of 2014 Part 4 of 4 – October through December

January 1st 2015

The stories of 2014 Part 4 of 4 – October through December (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 1, 2015) This has been an amazing year as the oc115 has ventured on the path of county-wide news coverage. From feel-good stories of neighbors helping each other to mass expressions of love, to the challenges of local governments, […]

Man Narrowly Escapes Death in Tussle w/ Armed Teen

December 24th 2014

Man Narrowly Escapes Death in Tussle w/ Armed Teen INCIDENT: 02:01 hours – City Of Pontiac – Attempt Murder / Shots fired   #14-200010 SUMMARY:  Deputies responded to the 10 block of Spokane Road for a fight in progress with shots fired. Upon arrival, Deputies were advised by the victim that he confronted a subject in […]

Ice from Leaky Hydrant Possibly Factor in Serious Crash

December 7th 2014

Ice from Leaky Hydrant Possibly Factor in Serious Crash (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept., Dec 7, 2014) INCIDENT: 08:55 HRS.  – Dec. 4, 2014 – City of Pontiac – Injury Crash / Crash Reconstruction Unit Callout   #14-190965 The Crash Reconstruction Unit is assisting the Pontiac Deputies with the investigation of a serious injury crash that occurred […]

Hunter Shoots Woman Walking Dog… UPDATED

November 28th 2014

Hunter Shoots Woman Walking  Dog  in Northern Oakland County (Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, Nov. 27, 2014)  NOTE: This story has been updated from a previous version.  Earlier we reported that the victim was a fellow hunter.  Subsequent media reports confirmed that the victim was a woman walking a dog, and not a fellow hunter.  We […]

…the Goodness of Regional Philanthropy

November 25th 2014

Guest Column: Thanksgiving for the Goodness of Regional Philanthropy (Kurt Metzger, Mayor of Pleasant Ridge, Nov. 25, 2014)   A November 11 Detroit News Editorial, entitled “Foundations think out of box to aid Detroit,” paid credit to the foundations who came forth to help fund the Grand Bargain and move the Detroit bankruptcy process to […]

Transit Summit Connects… Communities and more (video)

November 24th 2014

Transit Summit Connects Business, Faith, Education Communities and More (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 22, 2014)   Who cares about public transportation? Judging from the diverse crowd at the Build Business Build Transit summit on Nov. 18 at Ford Field in Detroit, it’s pretty much everybody. The summit brought together people in the faith community, […]

Happy’s Pizza Founder Convicted…

November 21st 2014

Happy’s Pizza Founder Convicted of Multi-Million Dollar Tax Fraud Scheme (US Department of Justice Press Release, Nov. 21, 2014) On November 19, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, a federal jury after deliberating 4.5 hours convicted the president and founder of Happy’s Pizza of conspiracy to defraud the United States […]

Free Training on Mental Health to Help Youth Dec. 6

November 19th 2014

Free Training on Mental Health to Help Youth Dec. 6 (HACC, Nov. 19, 2014) A young person you know could be experiencing a mental illness or crisis. Do you know how to help? The Holly Area Community Coalition, in partnership with Rose Hill Center, is offering Youth Mental Health First Aid Training. This training is […]

Care Provider Job Fair Nov 24, Waterford/Pontiac Area

November 18th 2014

Care Provider Job Fair Nov 24, Waterford/Pontiac Area (Michigan Works Press Release, Nov. 18, 2014) Michigan Works! JobLink Service Center 1850 N. Perry Street, Pontiac is hosting a job fair for care providers on Monday Nov. 24, 2014 10am to 2pm Enhance, Inc is looking for caring individuals that share a passion to provide quality […]

Republicans Seek to Change County Elections and Electoral College Vote Distribution

November 17th 2014

Republicans Seek to Change County Elections and Electoral College Vote Distribution (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 17, 2014) Five Republican State Representatives from Oakland County have introduced legislation that would change the election date of the County Executive from Presidential Election Years to Midterm Election Years. HB 5953 was introduced Nov. 12 by Klint Klesto of […]