Carpentry Students See Value of Sprinkler Systems (video)

Carpentry Students See Value of Sprinkler Systems in Live Fire Demo (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 10, 2014) Another round of students from The Detroit Carpentry Apprentice Training School in Ferndale got a first-hand lesson in fire prevention on Thursday as they watched a side by side demo of two residential rooms in flames.  One…

Art and Literature Combine for Exhibit Opening at FPL (video)

Art and Literature Combine for Exhibit Opening at FPL (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 8, 2014) “It’s a natural fit for the library to explore ways that literature has inspired art,” said Ferndale Public Library Director Jessica Keyser at the March 6 reception for the “For the Love  of Reading” exhibition.  “The Ferndale Library in…

Mandatory Life Sentences for Minors Still a Debate in Michigan

Mandatory Life Sentences for Minors Still a Debate in Michigan (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 6, 2014) Attorney General Bill Schuette announced his office will present oral arguments before the Michigan Supreme Court arguing that a recent U.S. Supreme Court addressing the sentences of convicted teenage murderers does not apply retroactively. “First degree murder is a…

Clawson Youth Assistance Seeks Business Support for Camp Scholarships

Clawson Youth Assistance Seeks Business Support for Camp Scholarships (Penny Luebs, Clawson Youth Assistance Chair, March 6, 2014) For many years, Clawson Youth Assistance has sent children from low-income families in Clawson to summer camp.  We sponsor older children to an overnight camp for a one-week session, and younger children to day camp for two…

Collaboration Brings Arrest…

Collaboration Brings Arrest of Ferndale, Oak Park and Royal Oak Burglary Suspects (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 6, 2014) On March 6, 2014, at approximately 10:00 a.m., members of the Troy Police Department Special Investigations Unit (SIU) arrested two home invasion suspects in Ferndale, according to a press release from the Royal Oak Police Department. The…

Mummified Body Found in Pontiac Garage

Mummified Body Found in Pontiac Garage (Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, March 6, 2014) INCIDENT: 17:09 hrs. March 5– City of Pontiac Death Investigation – #14-032661 SUMMARY: Deputies responded to the 1600 block of Savanna for a deceased person in a vehicle.                OUTCOME OF INCIDENT: Upon arrival deputies spoke to the complainant who is an employee…

Mummified Body Found in Pontiac Garage

Mummified Body Found in Pontiac Garage (Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, March 6, 2014) INCIDENT: 17:09 hrs. March 5– City of Pontiac Death Investigation – #14-032661 SUMMARY: Deputies responded to the 1600 block of Savanna for a deceased person in a vehicle.                OUTCOME OF INCIDENT: Upon arrival deputies spoke to the complainant who is an employee…

Demonstrators Try to Stay Warm, While State’s Case Runs Cold

Demonstrators Try to Stay Warm, While State’s Case Runs Cold by Crystal A. Proxmire News spread quickly Sunday that over 100 Detroit-based pastors would be convening at the Federal Courthouse Monday to protest marriage equality.  Rumors put expected turnout as high as 600.  The Detroit Police stood ready with extra officers in the area and…