Police Chase Ends with Car Crashing into home on W. Hazelhurst in Ferndale

Police Chase Ends with Car Crashing into home on W. Hazelhurst in Ferndale – UPDATED (Crystal A. Proxmire and Various Contributors, May 31, 2015) At about 8:00 pm Ferndale Police chased suspicious driver without plates on their car through Ferndale. According to various witnesses, the car crashed into a home on W. Hazelhurst at LaPrarie.…

Sunflowers on Woodward …June 10

Sunflowers on Woodward Hosting Donor Party at Frank Lloyd Wright Home June 10 (event listing, June 1, 2015) Wednesday, June 10th from 6-8pm, be a part of the Sunflower Gardens on Woodward donor party, at the Turkel House in Palmer Woods. It’s the only Frank Lloyd Wright home in Detroit! Make a donation of $75…

Woman Murdered in Clarkston Home, Husband Taken into Custody

Woman Murdered in Clarkston Home, Husband Taken into Custody (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, May 30, 2015) INCIDENT:  17:16 hrs. – May 29, 2015 -Independence Township – Homicide Investigation / OCSO Forensic Lab Assist / OCSO Chaplain Corps Assist #15-81839 SUMMARY:  Deputies were dispatched to an address in the 6000 block of Cheshire Park Dr. on…

Guest View: “Sundown Towns” Inspires Thoughts…

Guest View: “Sundown Towns” Inspires Thoughts on “Keep Out” Signs People Share (Kathleen LaTosch, orig at “White Voices on Race,” May 29, 2015) I’m reading “Sundown Towns” by James Loewen.  It’s a fascinating deep dive into the circumstances that resulted in today’s suburbia being nearly all white and inner cities being nearly all black.  A…

Ferndale Library Superhero-Themed Summer Reading: Kick Off June 20

Ferndale Library Superhero-Themed Summer Reading: Kick Off June 20 (Ferndale Area District Library, May 29, 2015 Be a hero this summer at the Ferndale Area District Library! FADL’s annual Summer Reading Program takes off on June 20 with a spectacular kickoff party at Garbutt Park. Kids and adults, teens and tweens, library patrons of ALL ages are…

Pedestrian Struck by Minivan in Downtown Royal Oak

Pedestrian Struck by Minivan in Downtown Royal Oak (Royal Oak Police, May 29, 2015)   A 56-year-old Commerce Township resident was transported to William Beaumont Hospital after being struck by a minivan near the intersection of W. Sixth Street and S. Washington. The victim was unconscious and suffered significant injuries. Two individuals in the immediate…

Oakland County Residents Among Finalists for 2015 Governor’s Service Awards

Oakland County Residents Among Finalists for 2015 Governor’s Service Awards (Adapted from press release, May 26, 2015) Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the 40 finalists for the 2015 Governor’s Service Awards. The finalists have been selected from more than 160 individuals, businesses and nonprofit organizations statewide for their commitment to volunteer service. Among them are…