Girls Without Life Jackets Cling to Tree Branch Until Rescue after Raft Sinks Near Holly

Girls Without Life Jackets Cling to Tree Branch Until Rescue after Raft Sinks Near Holly INCIDENT:  June 18, 2019 – 18:46 hrs. – Village of Holly, MI – Water Rescue/OCSO Marine Unit Response – #19-116486 SUMMARY:  Marine Deputies and the Village of Holly Fire Department were dispatched to 470 Academy for two juveniles that had…

Sheriff Bouchard Gets “Michigan Master Sheriff” Recognition

Sheriff Bouchard Gets “Michigan Master Sheriff” Recognition (Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, June 20, 2019) Pontiac, MI- Recently, at the Michigan Sheriffs’ Association (MSA) Summer Conference, Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard was recognized by his peers as a ‘Michigan Master Sheriff’. To be eligible for the Michigan Master Sheriff designation, a sitting Sheriff must meet certain…

Penguin Exhibit to Close for Nine Months Due to Failed Waterproofing

Penguin Exhibit to Close for Nine Months Due to Failed Waterproofing (Detroit Zoo, June 20, 2019) Royal Oak, MI- The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) will temporarily close the Detroit Zoo’s Polk Penguin Conservation Center beginning September 9 through mid-June 2020 to make repairs due to faulty waterproofing by the construction contractor. Approximately 9 gallons of…

Madison Heights Man Arrested After Odd Behavior in Brandon Township

Madison Heights Man Arrested After Odd Behavior in Brandon Township (Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, June 21, 2019) INCIDENT: June 19, 2019 -13:57 hrs. – Brandon Township – Suspicious Person/Resisting and Obstructing Police/Assault with a Vehicle/ Possession of Narcotics – #19-116251 SUMMARY:  Deputies were dispatched to S. Baldwin and Seymore Lake for a suspicious person.  The…

Reporter Food Guide Explores Restaurants Throughout Oakland County

Reporter Food Guide Explores Restaurants Throughout Oakland County Oakland County Times has been on a mission to try as many restaurants throughout our great county as possible. These “Reporter Food” columns have evolved over time to become one of our most popular ongoing features. Scroll down to see a city by city list. Click on…

After Active Shooter, Ferndale Community Comes Together to Cope

After Active Shooter, Ferndale Community Comes Together to Cope (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 17, 2019) Ferndale, MI – In the earliest hour of Wednesday, June 5 the SWAT Team that had taken over the perimeter of Withington West Apartments in Ferndale, and transformed the nearby parking lot into a temporary headquarters, packed up their armored…

Reporter Food:  BBQ Brisket Slider at White Castle

Reporter Food: BBQ Brisket Slider at White Castle (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 16, 2019) Ferndale, Troy, Pontiac, Southfield, Royal Oak, Oak Park, Farmington Hills, MI – Its Father’s Day and those of you who know me know that White Castle is not only our favorite national sponsor, but a place that is sentimental to me…

State Rep. Padma Kuppa Hosts First Indian American Legislative Day

State Rep. Padma Kuppa Hosts First Indian American Legislative Day LANSING, MI – State Rep. Padma Kuppa (D-Troy) hosted the inaugural Indian American Legislative Day last week in the Capitol Rotunda to recognize and celebrate the leadership of Indian Americans in public policy and higher education throughout Michigan. Many current elected officials and state legislators…