Pontiac’s Pine Grove Museum Shares Civil War History (video)

Pontiac’s Pine Grove Museum Shares Civil War History (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 27, 2014) NOTE: The first video is quick and has the highlights, while the second video has good educational stories of the Underground Railroad in Michigan, in particular Oakland County…. History came to life Saturday for those who attended the Civil War…

Berkley Dems Meet 27th District State Rep Candidates (video)

Berkley Dems Meet 27th District State Rep Candidates (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 27, 2014) On a sunny Thursday evening four of the five Democratic candidates for the 27th District State House of Representatives Seat enjoyed a cook out with the Berkley Democratic Club. The candidates took a few minutes to give introductions and had…

Ferndale to Vote on Medical Marijuana Facility Permit

Ferndale to Vote on Medical Marijuana Facility Permit (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 26, 2014)   Ferndale City Council is expected to vote Monday on a Special Land Use permit for Meridian Wellness Center, a medical marijuana clinic designed to “provide a safe location or Meridian Wellness members to meet with their state-approved patients and to…

Woman Extracted from Car and Airlifted…

Woman Extracted from Car and Airlifted to Beaumont After Crash in Oakland Twp. (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, July 26, 2014) The Crash Reconstruction Unit is investigating a serious injury vehicle crash that occurred on north bound Rochester Rd south of Whims Ln in Oakland Township. The crash occurred at about 14:16 p.m. on July 23.…

Woman Extracted from Car and Airlifted…

Woman Extracted from Car and Airlifted to Beaumont After Crash in Oakland Twp. (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, July 26, 2014) The Crash Reconstruction Unit is investigating a serious injury vehicle crash that occurred on north bound Rochester Rd south of Whims Ln in Oakland Township. The crash occurred at about 14:16 p.m. on July 23.…

Pipeline Protesters Arrested Near Leonard

Pipeline Protesters Arrested Near Leonard (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 26, 2014)   Two people were arrested Thursday around 2pm at the site of Enbridge pipeline construction in Oxford Township in the 1700 block of Lakeville Road. Enbridge is building a pipeline through Addison and Oxford Township, and the arrestees were part of a group protesting…

Pipeline Protesters Arrested Near Leonard

Pipeline Protesters Arrested Near Leonard (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 26, 2014)   Two people were arrested Thursday around 2pm at the site of Enbridge pipeline construction in Oxford Township in the 1700 block of Lakeville Road. Enbridge is building a pipeline through Addison and Oxford Township, and the arrestees were part of a group protesting…

Affirmations Hosting Equality Ride from Detroit to Ann Arbor Aug. 23

Affirmations Hosting Equality Ride from Detroit to Ann Arbor Aug. 23 (Affirmations Press Release, July 26, 2014) Affirmations, Michigan’s community center for lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender people (LGBT) and their allies, are biking from Detroit to Ann Arbor on Saturday, August 23, beginning at 10am, to educate and encourage others to take action in…

Affirmations Hosting Equality Ride from Detroit to Ann Arbor Aug. 23

Affirmations Hosting Equality Ride from Detroit to Ann Arbor Aug. 23 (Affirmations Press Release, July 26, 2014) Affirmations, Michigan’s community center for lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender people (LGBT) and their allies, are biking from Detroit to Ann Arbor on Saturday, August 23, beginning at 10am, to educate and encourage others to take action in…

Birmingham Police Looking for Serial Laptop Thief

Birmingham Police Looking for Serial Laptop Thief (Birmingham Police, July 25, 2014) Over the past two months, a lone suspect has stolen several laptops from various Birmingham businesses during regular business hours. The suspect, an unknown black male, enters the business wearing either semi-formal business attire or a delivery uniform with a name badge. He…

Birmingham Police Looking for Serial Laptop Thief

Birmingham Police Looking for Serial Laptop Thief (Birmingham Police, July 25, 2014) Over the past two months, a lone suspect has stolen several laptops from various Birmingham businesses during regular business hours. The suspect, an unknown black male, enters the business wearing either semi-formal business attire or a delivery uniform with a name badge. He…

Animals at Increased Risk of Parvo, Vaccinating Dogs Recomended

Animals at Increased Risk of Parvo, Vaccinating Dogs Recomended (Andrea Johns, Ferndale Fur Trading Company, July 24, 2014) Oakland County dog owners should be on alert with cases of Parvo reported this week. This highly fatal virus is often treatable if caught early, and can be prevented. Although Parvovirus is most commonly seen in more…

Ferndale and Hazel Park to Get New DTE Substation

Ferndale and Hazel Park to Get New DTE Substation (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 24, 2014)   In Ferndale when it gets hot or starts storming, people know that it’s time to plug in their phones and have their flashlights handy “just in case.” Aging electrical infrastructure, increased demand from electronics and air conditioners, the plentiful…

Sheriff’s Department Says Goodbye to Maxx the Drug Dog

Sheriff’s Department Says Goodbye to Maxx the Drug Dog (Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, July 24, 2014) The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office is sad to announce the death of one of its K-9 members, “Maxx”. Maxx was assigned to the Narcotics Enforcement Team and is credited with uncovering large quantities of narcotics during his tenure at…

Huntington Woods and Pleasant Ridge Get Pot Petitions Turned In

Huntington Woods and Pleasant Ridge Get Pot Petitions Turned In (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 23, 2014) The push for city-by-city marijuana decriminalization continues as petitions were turned in Tuesday for Huntington Woods and Pleasant Ridge, to put the issue on the Nov. 4 ballot. Berkley will also have a vote on the matter in November.…

Friends Open Up Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Ferndale (video)

Friends Open Up Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Ferndale (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 23, 2014) After working together for 12 years in the mortgage underwriting business, Jason Irvine and Craig Southerland were hungry for something more fun. While they were grateful for their work at JP Morgan Chase, there were some days where the best…