Bloomfield Hills Media Specialist Killed… Accident

Bloomfield Hills Media Specialist Killed, Nature Center Caretaker Injured in Accident (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 2, 2014) Shelly and Eric Lazarus spent their lives helping teach others through their work with the Bloomfield Hills School District. But a tragic accident has changed things forever. The accident took place on I-75 just north of Flint. Various…

Man Steals Unattended Ambulance from Hospital in Pontiac

Man Steals Unattended Ambulance from Hospital in Pontiac (Oakland County Sheriffs Dept, Dec. 2, 2014) INCIDENT: 23:01Hrs. occurred 11-30-14 – City of Pontiac – UDAA of an Ambulance. #14-189040 SUMMARY: Deputies were dispatched to the 50 block of N. Perry (McLaren Oakland Hospital emergency entrance), on a stolen ambulance from STAR EMS. Per the caller,…

SOCRRA Accepting Styrofoam at Drop Off Center

SOCRRA Accepting Styrofoam at Drop Off Center (Compiled, Nov. 30, 2014) SOCRRA [Southeast Oakland County Resource Recovery Authority] is now accepting Styrofoam at their Drop-Off Center in Troy, starting December 1. You can now drop off the following items: Cups and takeout containers Egg cartons Rinsed meat trays Food trays/lunch trays (No Styrofoam peanuts) All…

Downtown Ferndale Businesses Set for Small Business Saturday

  Downtown Ferndale Businesses Set for Small Business Saturday (C. Proxmire, Nov. 29, 2014) Modern Natural Baby owner Emily Murray calls Small Business Saturday “the busiest day of the year.”  But of course she and her staff are ready to sell the eco-friendly kids toys, bibs, cloth diapers, and other baby-raising accessories that make great…

Downtown Ferndale Businesses Set for Small Business Saturday

  Downtown Ferndale Businesses Set for Small Business Saturday (C. Proxmire, Nov. 29, 2014) Modern Natural Baby owner Emily Murray calls Small Business Saturday “the busiest day of the year.”  But of course she and her staff are ready to sell the eco-friendly kids toys, bibs, cloth diapers, and other baby-raising accessories that make great…

One Suicide Discovered, and Another Prevented

One Suicide Discovered, and Another Prevented (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, Nov. 29, 2014)   INCIDENT: 07:56 hrs. –Nov. 27 – Commerce Township – Death Investigation / Suicide #14-187412   SUMMARY:  The Sheriff’s Office Operations Center received a call from the Novi Police Department advising that they had located a deceased subject hanging by the neck…

2014 Royal Oak Holiday Magic Parade (video)

2014 Royal Oak Holiday Magic Parade (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 28, 2014) Royal Oak kicked off the holiday season with the 13th Annual Holiday Magic Parade.  The event brought several communities together, with marching bands from Detroit, Ecorse, Ferndale and Royal Oak.  Dozens of groups and businesses took part as well, including guests of…

Hunter Shoots Woman Walking Dog… UPDATED

Hunter Shoots Woman Walking  Dog  in Northern Oakland County (Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, Nov. 27, 2014)  NOTE: This story has been updated from a previous version.  Earlier we reported that the victim was a fellow hunter.  Subsequent media reports confirmed that the victim was a woman walking a dog, and not a fellow hunter.  We…

Happy Thanksgiving from Grant School 2014 (video)

Happy Thanksgiving from Grant School 2014 (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 27, 2014) At Grant School in Ferndale there is a Thanksgiving tradition of a shared meal and a performance by the little ones.  The three and four year old preschoolers sang a turkey-themed song before joining their proud parents for a feast of turkey,…