Federal Judge: State Must Recognize Legal Marriages of 300 Same-Sex Couples

Federal Judge: State of Michigan Must Recognize Legal Marriages of 300 Same-Sex Couples (ACLU Press Release, Jan. 15, 2015) In a victory for marriage equality, a federal judge today ruled that the state of Michigan must recognize the legal marriages of 300 same-sex couples wed last spring in the state. A lawsuit was filed by…

West Bloomfield Educational Foundation’s Casino Night Feb. 13

West Bloomfield Educational Foundation’s  Casino Night Feb. 13 (West Bloomfield Schools Press Release, Jan. 15, 2015) Celebrate Friday the 13th, Celebrate Valentine’s Day, or just Celebrate with the West Bloomfield Educational Foundation’s Casino Night on Feb. 13, 2015 at Edgewood Country Club 8399 Commerce Road, Commerce Township 7pm-11pm. You will be in for a great evening…

Huntington Woods and Troy Bank Robbery Suspect Apprehended

Huntington Woods and Troy Bank Robbery Suspect Apprehended (Troy Police Dept, Jan. 14, 2015) On Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at approximately 12:40 p.m. the Charter One Bank at 125 Stephenson Hwy. was robbed by a white male suspect who fled on foot. The suspect implied having a weapon and was described as being approximately 35-years-old;…

Ferndale Schools Sues Former Superintendent Gary Meier

Ferndale Schools Sues Former Superintendent Gary Meier (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 13, 2015) Ferndale Superintendent Blake Prewitt announced that today that a civil suit has been filed against former Superintendent Gary Meier. Meier’s last couple of years as Superintendent were marred by scandal as details of his side consulting, and use of Ferndale Schools resources…

Deer Survey Being Done by Helicopter Jan. 14 in Madison Heights

Deer Survey Being Done by Helicopter Jan. 14 in Madison Heights (Madison Heights Police Press Release, Jan. 13, 2015) On Wednesday, January 14th, 2015, Oakland County Parks and Recreation will be performing an aerial deer survey at the Red Oaks Nature Center. Conducting this survey, which should be done between 3 and 5 pm (weather…

Michigan Court of Appeals Celebrates 50 Years

Michigan Court of Appeals Celebrates 50 Years (MCOA Press Release, Jan. 13, 2015) Monday marked the 50th Anniversary of the opening of the Michigan Court of Appeals.  The 1963 Michigan Constitution created the Court as Michigan’s intermediate appellate court, serving between the trial benches and the Michigan Supreme Court, and the Legislature later passed implementing…

Local Leaders in Running for NAACP Image Award Hometown Honor

Local Leaders in Running for NAACP Image Award Hometown Honor (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan.12, 2015) The vote is on. Seventeen Detroit Area leaders have been nominated as part of the NAACP Image Awards Hometown Champion Award. Through an online competition, the nominee who gets the most votes will be flown to Pasadena, California for the…

Community Crowds Together To Save Oak Park Jewish Community Center

Community Crowds Together To Save Oak Park Jewish Community Center (Cheryl Weiss, Jan. 13, 2015) Approximately 800 people filled the gymnasium of the Jewish Community Center in Oak Park, and many more were turned away due to space limitations, at the Town Hall Forum Monday night. Community members gathered together to voice their objections to…

View: Letter to the Royal Oak Board of Education

View: Letter to the Royal Oak Board of Education (View by Shawn Lewis-Lakin, Superintendent, Royal Oak Schools, Jan. 12, 2015) Community-governed public education has been called the backbone of American democracy.   Indeed, it is one of the very foundations on which our democratic society stands. The publicly elected members of our Royal Oak Board of…

Farmington Police Report Increase in Package Thefts

Farmington Police Report Increase in Package Thefts (Farmington Police Report, Jan. 11, 2015) The Farmington Public Safety Department is advising residents that our department has taken 5 reports of larceny of delivered packages off door steps and porches in the last 2 weeks. These packages are delivered to the homes porch or doorstep by UPS,…

Library Picks: Kathleen’s Suggestions

Library Picks: Kathleen’s Suggestions (Jeff Milo, FADL Circulation Specialist, Jan.11, 2015) This regular column will provide Oakland County with cultural recommendations, in books, film, music and more, from an undeniably trusted source, one of its area libraries (as well as other community members in the weeks to come). The Ferndale Area District Library is part…

Possible Car Bomb Under Investigation in Springfield Twp.

Possible Car Bomb Under Investigation in Springfield Twp. (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, Jan. 10, 2015) At 8:15AM  today (01/10/14) Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 8200 block of Tindall Rd. in Springfield Township for a possible car bomb that had exploded in the driveway of a home. No one was in the vehicle. Homeowners…

One Person Shot, Two Assaulted in Pontiac

One Person Shot, Two Assaulted in Pontiac (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, Jan. 10, 2015) INCIDENT: 0015 Hours- City of Pontiac-Shooting/ Assault w/ Gun/Pistol Whipping/Attempt Murder   # 15-0004486 SUMMARY: Deputies were dispatched to a home in the 300 block of W. Huron for the report of a shooting. Deputies arrived and discovered a shooting victim and two…