Two Bailiffs and Shooter Reported Dead at Berrien County Courthouse

Two Bailiffs and Shooter Reported Dead at Berrien County Courthouse (Compiled, July 11, 2016) St. Joseph, MI – Two bailiffs and a suspect are dead following a shooting at the Barrien County Courthouse.  According to WZZM 13 and various other outlets, the shooting took place at around 2:30pm. Watch for ongoing coverage at WZZM:  http://www.wzzm13.com/news/crime/shots-fired-at-berrien-county-courthouse/269776304…

Police Looking for Possible Witness in Sexual Assault Investigation in Holly Twp

Police Looking for Possible Witness in Sexual Assault Investigation in Holly Twp (Michigan State Police, July 9, 2016) Holly Township, MI – On June 26, 2016 at approximately 3 30 AM troopers were dispatched to the area of Milford Road and East Rose Center Road in Holly Township to attempt to locate a female that…

Fernando Gonzales’ Killer Sentenced for Second Degree Murder, Arson and Auto Theft

Fernando Gonzales’ Killer Sentenced for Second Degree Murder, Arson and Auto Theft (C. Proxmire, July 9, 2016)  Madison Heights, MI – 19-year-old Christopher King was recently sentenced to 30-60 years in prison for the strangulation death, arson and theft of vehicle in the Oct. 31, 2015 murder of 59-year-old Ferndano Gonzales, according to The Oakland…

2016 Candidate Interview David J. Harrell for County Commission 20th District

2016 Candidate Interview David J. Harrell for County Commission 20th District (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 8, 2016) Troy, MI – Republican David J. Harrell is running for County Commissioner for the 20th District, which is Madison Heights, Pleasant Ridge and parts of Royal Oak and Troy.  In the Aug. 2 primary he is up against…

2016 Candidate Interview County Commissioner Gary R. McGillivray 20th District

2016 Candidate Interview County Commissioner Gary R. McGillivray 20th District (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 8, 2016) Madison Heights, MI – Democrat Gary R. McGillivray is seeking re-election as County Commissioner for the 20th District, which is Madison Heights, Pleasant Ridge and parts of Royal Oak  and Troy.  He is the only Democrat running.  On…

Cranbrook House Tour Times Available

Cranbrook House Tour Times Available Tour Cranbrook House, the former home of Cranbrook’s founders, George and Ellen Booth. View handcrafted furnishings, tapestries, and a selection of the Booth’s large collection of world class art in their 1908 English Tudor manor home that was designed in the Arts & Crafts Style. Thursdays: June 16 – August…

League of Women Voters Hosting Candidate Forums Through the Area

League of Women Voters Hosting Candidate Forums Through the Area (Compiled, League of Women Voters Oakland Area, July 6, 2016) The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.  Here are candidate forums through the area:…

Pictures from the Huntington Woods Independence Day Parade

Pictures from the Huntington Woods Independence Day Parade (Photos: Howard Collens, July 4, 2016) Huntington Woods, MI  – There is a saying in Huntington Woods about the annual Independence Day Parade – half the walks in it, and half the town watches.  And as the parade wove through the tree-lined residential streets, there were many…