75 Year Old Rochester Hills Man Dies of Suspected Suicide

75 Year Old Rochester Hills Man Dies of Suspected Suicide (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept., Sept. 23, 2014)   INCIDENT:  19:18 Hrs. – Sept. 22 – City of Rochester Hills – Death Investigation    #14-150540 SUMMARY:  Deputies along with the Rochester Hills Fire Department responded to a possible suicide by gun, in the 1900 block of Pond…

Ferndale Detective Brendan Moore Wins National Anthem Contest

Ferndale Detective Brendan Moore Wins National Anthem Contest (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 22, 2014) Ferndale Police Detective Brendan Moore won the Comerica Home of the Brave National Anthem Contest, earning the opportunity to sing the National Anthem at Saturday’s Detroit Tiger’s game. There’s also a $10,000 grant from Comerica Cares that will be given to…

Michigan Antique Festival in Davisburg Oct. 4-5

Michigan Antique Festival in Davisburg Oct. 4-5 (compiled, Sept. 22, 2014) The Michigan Antique and Collectible Festival will be at Springfield Oaks CountyPark on Oct. 4-5. The park is located at 12451 Andersonville Road in Davisburg. Hundreds of Antique & Vintage Dealers – Shabby Chic, Industrial, Glassware, Primitives, Unique Finds & More! Classic Car Show…

Local Champions of Justice among State Bar’s 2014 Awardees

Local Champions of Justice among State Bar’s 2014 Awardees (Crystal A. Proxmire, with thanks to Samantha Meinke, Sept. 22, 2014) The State Bar of Michigan announced winners of their 2014 awards, and those from Oakland County are tops in areas of social justice. Michael L. Pitt, managing partner at Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers received…

Oakland University to Host Candidate Forum for Multiple Races, Oct. 14

Oakland University to Host Candidate Forum for Multiple Races, Oct. 14 (OU Press Release, Sept. 22, 2014)   10/14/2014, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM The Office of Government and Community Relations is hosting a Meet the Candidates Open Forum. Open Seat candidates running in the following districts will have up to 15 minutes to address the group…

Sheriff’s Dept. Offers Women’s Self-Defense Classes, Oct.4,11,18 and 25

Sheriff’s Dept. Offers Women’s Self-Defense Classes, Oct.4,11,18 and 25 (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, Sept.21, 2014) In observance of Women’s Self-Defense Month in October, the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office will once again offer free self-defense classes for women during the month of October, 2014. The classes will be held at the Sheriff’s Auburn Hills Complex located…

August Trash Totals Are In, Claim Deadline Approaches

August Trash Totals Are In, Claim Deadline Approaches (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 20, 2014)  NOTE: An earlier version said Ferndale was the third highest in terms of trash.  This was an error and has been corrected. -cp SOCRRA (South Oakland County Resource Recovery Authority) has released the trash tally for the month of August, showing…

County Budget Passes w/Raises… Plus Two Amendments

County Budget Passes with Raises for All Employees, Plus Two Amendments (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 19, 2014) The Oakland County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a budget through 2017 which included a series of raises for all County employees, and a couple of last minute amendments. An easy bipartisan pass was an amendment to create…

Northland Mall Security will not be Charged in Asphyxiation Death

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…

Northland Mall Security will not be Charged in Asphyxiation Death

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 Class of 1984 Reunion Oct. 11

Ferndale Class of 1984 Reunion Oct. 11 (Pete Fellman, Sept. 19, 2014)   What: 30-Year Reunion, FHS Class of 1984 When: Saturday, October 11, 2014 (beginning at 5 PM) Where: Dino’s Lounge, 22740 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220 Details: Dinner and drinks can be purchased on an individual basis. No advanced tickets are needed. Please…