Lathrup Village Welcomes Two New Police Officers, Including First Arab American

Lathrup Village Welcomes Two New Police Officers, Including First Arab American (City of Lathrup Village, March 25, 2019) LATHRUP VILLAGE, MI – The City of Lathrup Village has hired 2 full-time officers – one is its first of Arab American heritage – Officer Zahraa Elhourani. The other officer, Michael Tackett is a seasoned law enforcement…

18 Confirmed Measles Cases, Updated list of Exposure Sites includes Royal Oak, Wixom, Farmington Hills and More

18 Confirmed Measles Cases, Updated list of Exposure Sites includes Royal Oak, Wixom, Farmington Hills and More (Oakland County Health Division, Mar. 25, 2019) Pontiac, Mich. – Below is the most recent measles outbreak information from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and Oakland County Health Division: Confirmed cases and vaccinations given 18…

MDOT Seeking Input from Deaf, Deafblind, and Hard of Hearing Community on Mobility Needs

MDOT Seeking Input from Deaf, Deafblind, and Hard of Hearing Community on Mobility Needs (MDOT, March 25, 2019) Lansing, MI- The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is developing a new state long-range transportation plan (SLRTP), known as Michigan Mobility 2045 (MM 2045), that will establish a vision and priorities for transportation in Michigan for 25…

Berkley, Oak Park, Royal Oak, Southfield, West Bloomfield Among Cities on Newest List for Potential Exposure to Measles

Berkley, Oak Park, Royal Oak, Southfield, West Bloomfield Among Cities on Newest List for Potential Exposure to Measles (Oakland County Health Division, March 23, 2019) Pontiac, MI – Additional exposure locations have been identified in Oakland County’s measles outbreak. If you were at the following locations on the dates and times listed below, you were…

Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle on Commerce Road Dies from Injuries

Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle on Commerce Road Dies from Injuries (Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, March 23, 2019) Commerce Twp, MI- The Crash Reconstruction Unit is assisting deputies with the Commerce Township Substation in the investigation of a fatal traffic crash involving a car and a pedestrian. The crash occurred on Commerce Road near the intersection…

Fatal Crash on Seymour Lake Road Claims Life of 56 Year Old Oxford Man

Fatal Crash on Seymour Lake Road Claims Life of 56 Year Old Oxford Man (Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, March 24, 2019) Oxford Township, MI- The Crash Reconstruction Unit is assisting deputies with the Oxford Township Substation in the investigation of a fatal traffic crash involving two vehicles. The traffic crash occurred on Seymour Lake Road…

Potential Measles Exposure at Berkley, Bloomfield Hills, Detroit, Madison Hts, Novi, Oak Park, Royal Oak, Southfield Locations

Additional Measles Cases Confirmed in Oakland County (Oakland County Health Dept, March 21, 2019) Pontiac, MI– Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and Oakland County Health Division today received confirmation of four additional measles cases in Oakland County. Three other cases are currently under investigation. These cases follow a confirmed travel-related measles case announced…

Skilled Trades Get Spotlight in Presidential Hopeful Beto O’Rourke’s Ferndale Visit

Skilled Trades Get Spotlight in Presidential Hopeful Beto O’Rourke’s Ferndale Visit (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 18, 2019) Ferndale, MI – A former El Paso City Councilperson,whose political career took him to the Texas State House and to Congress before falling shy of taking Senator Ted Cruz’s seat, visited Ferndale as one of his earliest stops…

Texas Truck Driver Struck, Critically Injured While Crossing Street on Delivery Route

Texas Truck Driver Struck, Critically Injured While Crossing Street on Delivery Route (Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, March 18, 2019) Rochester Hills, MI – The Crash Reconstruction Unit is assisting Deputies from the Rochester Hills Substation with the investigation of a serious injury pedestrian crash that occurred near 2923 Technology Dr. in the City of Rochester…

Ferndale Establishes Rideshare Zones for Lyft and Uber, Royal Oak Declines

Ferndale Establishes Rideshare Zones for Lyft and Uber, Royal Oak Declines (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 15, 2019) Ferndale, Royal Oak, MI – Sometimes connecting with a Lyft or Uber driver can be hard, especially in busy places like Downtown Ferndale. Addresses are close together. Stopping to pick people up can impede traffic. Finding the right…

Ferndale DDA Director Barry Hicks Leaving for Madison Heights Position

Ferndale DDA Director Barry Hicks Leaving for Madison Heights Position (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 15, 2019) Ferndale, MI – Ferndale DDA Director Barry Hicks will be leaving his position as Ferndale Downtown Development Authority (DDA) Director to work as the Community & Economic Development Director for Madison Heights. Hicks came to Ferndale in 2015 after…

Lathrup Village Considering 18 Month Ban on Marijuana Businesses

Lathrup Village Considering 18 Month Ban on Marijuana Businesses (City of Lathrup Village, March 14, 2019) Lathrup Village, MI- The Lathrup Village City Council is scheduled to consider an Ordinance at the March 18th Council Meeting to Prohibit Marijuana establishments. The Ordinance has a sunset provision to expire in 18 months, unless re-authorized. This will…

Measles in Oakland County, Possible Exposure in Southfield and Oak Park

Measles in Oakland County, Possible Exposure in Southfield and Oak Park PONTIAC, MI – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and Oakland County Health Division have confirmed a case of travel-related measles visiting from Israel following a stay in New York. Individuals may have been exposed to measles at the following locations: ~Lincoln…