OCC’s “Man Up” Program Focuses on African American Achievement

OCC’s “Man Up” Program Focuses on African American Achievement (Margarita Wagerson, OCC, Feb. 23, 2015) Oakland Community College’s nationally recognized “Man Up” program is off to another great start this year with 35 students enrolled this semester. OCC leaders crafted “Man Up” in 2011 with the goal of keeping young African American men in school and on track to…

Over 30,000 Items Collected for Homeless Women at MardiBRAS Event

Over 30,000 Items Collected for Homeless Women at MardiBRAS Event (C. Proxmire, Feb. 25, 2015) An oft-forgotten need was met this month as people came together for Ferndale’s first MardiBRAS event. Over 30,000 personal care items were collected for homeless women in an evening that united people around a good, though often over-looked, cause. The…

Over 30,000 Items Collected for Homeless Women at MardiBRAS Event

Over 30,000 Items Collected for Homeless Women at MardiBRAS Event (C. Proxmire, Feb. 25, 2015) An oft-forgotten need was met this month as people came together for Ferndale’s first MardiBRAS event. Over 30,000 personal care items were collected for homeless women in an evening that united people around a good, though often over-looked, cause. The…

Man Seriously Injured Making Dry Ice Bombs in Orion Township

Man Seriously Injured Making Dry Ice Bombs in Orion Township (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, Feb. 22, 2015) INCIDENT: 12:52 Hrs.- Feb. 19, 2015 – Orion Township – Injured Person / Explosive Device #15-25395 SUMMARY: Deputies were dispatched to McLaren Oakland Hospital for a victim injured by an explosive device. The victim had just arrived with…

Man Seriously Injured Making Dry Ice Bombs in Orion Township

Man Seriously Injured Making Dry Ice Bombs in Orion Township (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, Feb. 22, 2015) INCIDENT: 12:52 Hrs.- Feb. 19, 2015 – Orion Township – Injured Person / Explosive Device #15-25395 SUMMARY: Deputies were dispatched to McLaren Oakland Hospital for a victim injured by an explosive device. The victim had just arrived with…

Multiple Guns Removed from Home of Teen Police Say Threatened to Shoot Up Milford High

Multiple Guns Removed from Home of Teen Police Say Threatened to Shoot Up Milford High (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, Feb. 22, 2015) INCIDENT:  2000Hrs.- Feb. 22 – Highland  Township- Threats- 15-26674 SUMMARY:  The Highland Twp. school resource Deputy was notified by Milford PD about a threat at Milford High School which is located  in Highland…

Detroit’s Data Guru Says: Michigan Health Does Not Measure Up

Detroit’s Data Guru Says: Michigan Health Does Not Measure Up (Guest blog by Kurt Metzger, Detroit’s Data Guru, Feb. 21, 2015) America’s Health Ranking ® is the longest running annual assessment of the nation’s health on a state-by-state basis. For the past 25 years, America’s Health Rankings® has analyzed a comprehensive set of behaviors, community…

Detroit’s Data Guru Says: Michigan Health Does Not Measure Up

Detroit’s Data Guru Says: Michigan Health Does Not Measure Up (Guest blog by Kurt Metzger, Detroit’s Data Guru, Feb. 21, 2015) America’s Health Ranking ® is the longest running annual assessment of the nation’s health on a state-by-state basis. For the past 25 years, America’s Health Rankings® has analyzed a comprehensive set of behaviors, community…

Help Fund Sky’s The Limit After School Basketball League in Pontiac

Help Fund Sky’s The Limit After School Basketball League in Pontiac (STL, Feb. 21, 2015) Sky’s The Limit is raising money on Go Fund Me for their after school basketball league. The funding page is at: http://www.gofundme.com/skysthelimit Sky’s The Limit (“STL”) is a non-profit organization that works for the betterment of youth in and around…

Help Fund Sky’s The Limit After School Basketball League in Pontiac

Help Fund Sky’s The Limit After School Basketball League in Pontiac (STL, Feb. 21, 2015) Sky’s The Limit is raising money on Go Fund Me for their after school basketball league. The funding page is at: http://www.gofundme.com/skysthelimit Sky’s The Limit (“STL”) is a non-profit organization that works for the betterment of youth in and around…

Guest Blog: How to Prepare for an Initial Consultation with a Lawyer

Guest Blog: How to Prepare for an Initial Consultation with a Lawyer (Lisa Schmidt, Schmidt Law Services, PLLC, Feb. 20, 2015) Before Your Family Lawyer Initial Consultation A lot of law firms, including Schmidt Law Services, PLLC, offer free initial consultations in family law cases. But what you get out of that consultation will depend on…