Oak Park Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Oak Park Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Cheryl Weiss,  Photography: Marian McClellan Jan. 23, 2015) “What you celebrate, you attract, “declared Nic South, principal of the Oak Park Preparatory Academy, at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration on January 19, 2015. Students, parents, staff members, administrators, elected officials, and community members gathered to…

Confirmed Measles Case in Oakland County

Confirmed Measles Case in Oakland County (Oakland County Health Dept, Jan. 23, 2015) Oakland County Health Division announced today that the Michigan Department of Community Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have confirmed a measles case in an adult Oakland County resident. This case may be associated with the recent Disneyland outbreak in…

HUD Review Coming, Changes Happening at Ferndale Housing Commission

HUD Review Coming, Changes Happening at Ferndale Housing Commission (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 21, 2015) On the eve of former Housing Director Deb Wilson’s pre-trial examination, the Ferndale Housing Commission looked at several of the issues that have come to public attention along with the obvious upheaval of her arrest and resignation. Among the issues…

Keeping with King’s Dream RO Twp. Asks What’s Going on? (video)

Keeping with King’s Dream, Royal Oak Twp. Asks What’s Going on? (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 20, 2015) For 25 years, Royal Oak Township has hosted a celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, and while the event was a fitting tribute, the speakers also raised painful topics for the community to consider.…

Couple’s Night at the Warming Center Changes Lives, Particularly Their Own

Couple’s Night at the Warming Center Changes Lives, Particularly Their Own (View by Nan Kerr-Mueller and Chris Mueller, Jan. 20, 2015) Nan:   Helping people fills my bucket, but for whatever reason the idea of volunteering at a warming center was intimidating to me. Last Friday, Chris and I thought we had plans to go out;…

New Hudson Man and 9 Year Old Son Killed in Auto Crash

New Hudson Man and 9 Year Old Son Killed in Auto Crash (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept., Jan. 20, 2015) The Crash Reconstruction Unit is investigating a double fatal, motor vehicle crash that occurred on west bound Pontiac Trail west of Martindale in Lyon Township. The crash occurred at about 8:03 a.m. Mr. Pedro Montanez, a…

Elderly Couple Found Murdered in Rochester Hills, Son in Custody

Elderly Couple Found Murdered in Rochester Hills, Son in Custody (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, Jan. 20, 2015) INCIDENT: 15:09 hrs. – City of Rochester Hills – Double Homicide.   #15-9210. SUMMARY: Deputies responded to an address on E. Maryknoll on a welfare check.  The caller reports he has not been able to contact his mother or…

Pleasant Ridge Celebrates 25th Birthday of I-696

Pleasant Ridge Celebrates 25th Birthday of I-696 (Cheryl Weiss, Photography by Thomas Treuter Photography, Jan. 18,2015) The Historical Society of Pleasant Ridge held a 25th birthday celebration for I-696 on Thursday, January 15, 2015 with approximately 80 residents and interested residents from neighboring communities. They gathered at the Pleasant Ridge Community Center to view a…

Waterford Police Searching for Woman Who Carjacked and Ran Over Senior UPDATED

Waterford Police Searching for Woman Who Carjacked and Ran Over Senior UPDATED (C. Proxmire, Jan. 18, 2015) Waterford Police are searching for 38-year-old Ruth Pozdol, who they believe may be responsible for the car-jacking and killing of a 76-year-old man in Waterford today. The killing happened at 11am Sunday morning at the Burger King at…

Vehicle Left Running and Unlocked Stolen from Pontiac Gas Station

Vehicle Left Running and Unlocked Stolen from Pontiac Gas Station (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, Jan. 18, 2015) INCIDENT: 0430 Hours- Jan 17, 2015 – City of Pontiac-Vehicle Theft -UDAA/ Auto Theft Callout #15-8171. SUMMARY: Deputies were dispatched to the Marathon Gas station located at Baldwin and Montcalm for the report of a stolen vehicle. Deputies…

Michigan Students will get SAT Instead of ACT Starting in 2016

Michigan Students will get SAT Instead of ACT Starting in 2016 (Michigan Department of Education Press Release, Jan. 18, 2015) All Michigan high school juniors will begin taking the SAT as the state-administered college assessment exam beginning in 2016 after the College Board won the three-year competitively-bid contract, the Michigan Department of Education and Department…

Bird Banding Demonstration at EL Johnson Nature Center Feb. 7

Bird Banding Demonstration at EL Johnson Nature Center Feb. 7 (Press release, Jan. 17, 2015) Join us at the E.L. Johnson Nature Center for the Winter Bird Banding on Saturday February 7, 2015 from 9:00 am – 11:00 am! Allen Chartier, one of Michigan’s premier birding experts, will demonstrate the science of bird banding. Chartier…