SOGI Conference for Educators… Feb.6

SOGI Conference for Educators to Focus on LGBT Student Success Feb.6 (compiled, Nov. 13, 2014, republished Dec. 30) Oakland University’s School of Education & Human Services’ Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) Initiative is excited to announce the 2015 Michigan SOGI Education Conference. This year’s conference will include 55-minute concurrent sessions and round-table discussions focused…

Pontiac Pastor Praises Troy Paramedics Who Saved Wife’s Life (video)

Pontiac Pastor Praises Troy Paramedics Who Saved Wife’s Life (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 28, 2014) Grace Gospel Fellowship was full of thankful people on Sunday as Pastor Kent Clark gave appreciation to three paramedics from Alliance Mobil Health EMS in Troy who saved his wife’s life earlier this fall. Pastor Clark told the story…

Unlocked Vehicles Targeted by Thieves, Two Arrested in Ferndale

Unlocked Vehicles Targeted by Thieves, Two Arrested in Ferndale (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 29, 2014) “Lock your cars.” That’s the advice given by Ferndale Sgt. Baron Brown in response to the latest reports of thefts from vehicles. The problem of people stealing from unlocked cars has been going on for decades, and certainly is not…

Unlocked Vehicles Targeted by Thieves, Two Arrested in Ferndale

Unlocked Vehicles Targeted by Thieves, Two Arrested in Ferndale (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 29, 2014) “Lock your cars.” That’s the advice given by Ferndale Sgt. Baron Brown in response to the latest reports of thefts from vehicles. The problem of people stealing from unlocked cars has been going on for decades, and certainly is not…

Farmington Hills Police Investigating Break Ins at Businesses

Farmington Hills Police Investigating Break Ins at Businesses (FHPD, Dec. 29, 2014) The Farmington Hills Police Department is currently investigating a number of business break-ins in the area of 14 Mile Road and Middlebelt Road. The break-ins occurred between 12/23/14 and 12/29/14. The Farmington Hills Police Department requests that anyone with information regarding these incidents,…

Driver Stopped on 696 Near Scotia Flees Dangerously on Foot, Heroin Use Suspected

Driver Stopped on 696 Near Scotia Flees Dangerously on Foot, Heroin Use Suspected (Michigan State Police, Dec. 28, 2014)   Activity:                      Driving under the Influence of Narcotics/Resist Police        Incident Date:             December 18, 2014 7 05 PM Location:                   Westbound I-696 near Scotia Drive, City of Hunting Woods Summary:  Troopers while driving westbound…

Death in Highland Twp. Possibly Narcotics Related

Death in Highland Twp. Possibly Narcotics Related (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, Dec. 28, 2014) INCIDENT: 19:16 Hrs. – Highland Township – Death Investigation.  #14-202971 SUMMARY: Deputies, along with the Highland Township Fire Department, responded to an address on Dundee Ct. for a deceased subject.  The caller reported that her Uncle, who resides at this address,…

Community Foundation Awards $150,000 to Orgs. Across the Region to Benefit Youth

Community Foundation Awards $150,000 to Orgs. Across the Region to Benefit Youth (CFSEM Press Release, Dec. 27, 2014) The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan announced the distribution of $150,000 in grants to fund 18 projects through its YOUth Voice Social Justice grant program. Earlier in 2014, the Metropolitan Youth Policy Fellows, a diverse group of youth…

View: Disconnecting Communities and Growing Profits in Education

View: Disconnecting Communities and Growing Profits in Education (Guest View by Bill Boyle, Dec. 27, 2014) Michigan’s Governor Rick Snyder is about to make an announcement that will move him to the prominent fore in the education reform movement not only statewide, but nationally as well.  Snyder has done much already to shape the education conversation in Michigan…

Nino Salvaggios Donates Food for 500 in Oakland County

Nino Salvaggios Donates Food for 500 in Oakland County (C. Proxmire, Dec. 26, 2014) Nino Salvaggio International Marketplace shared the holiday spirt this Christmas as they donated enough food to feed 500 for the holidays. The donations were given to Forgotten Harvest, which is based in Troy but serves several Oakland County communities, and Grace…