Man Hospitalized w/Burns and Arrested after Setting Fire to Ex’s Home

Man Hospitalized w/Burns and Arrested after Setting Fire to Ex’s Home in Highland Twp. (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept., July 20, 2014) INCIDENT:  02:55 Hrs. July 19 – Highland Township – Arson/Fire Investigator Call-Out.              #14-111654. SUMMARY: Deputies were investigating a PPO violation [personal protection order] in the 2900 block of Loch Lomond Ct West.  The victim…

Thieves on Cross-State Crime Spree Steal Wallet in Troy

Thieves on Cross-State Crime Spree Steal Wallet in Troy (Troy Police Department, July 19, 2014) Troy Police Investigators are seeking the assistance of the public to identify the above couple who are taking wallets from purses at various locations throughout Michigan (Detroit, Lansing, Grand Rapids and Holland areas). Troy victim reported her wallet was stolen…

Small Businesses Can Sign Up to Support True Net Neutrality

Small Businesses Can Sign Up to Support True Net Neutrality (Guest Column by Hajj Flemings, orig. http://hajjflemings.com/2014/07/18/net-neutrality-why-michigan-startups-need-to-join-the-fight-for-an-open-internet/, July 18, 2014) The Internet has leveled the playing field and enabled entrepreneurs and startups to create a world that empowers ideas with global impact.  The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has recently released a ‘Net Neutrality’ proposal, aka…

Candidates for 11th Congressional District… (video)

Candidates for 11th Congressional District Speak in LWV Forum (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 17, 2014) Candidates for the 11th Congressional District came together at Milford High School on Wednesday, with the exception of incumbent Kerry Bentivolio, for the League of Women Voters candidate forum. Bentivolio’s opponent in the Aug. 5 primary, fellow Republican Dave…

Suicide in Independence Township

Suicide in Independence Township (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, July 17, 2014)  INCIDENT: 15:42 hrs. July 15, 2014– Independence Township –  Death Investigation   #14-109558 SUMMARY: Deputies responded to the 8800 block of Hunters Creek Ct. in Independence Township for a 911 hang up. While en-route to the residence deputies were advised the caller had called back…

Suicide in Independence Township

Suicide in Independence Township (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, July 17, 2014)  INCIDENT: 15:42 hrs. July 15, 2014– Independence Township –  Death Investigation   #14-109558 SUMMARY: Deputies responded to the 8800 block of Hunters Creek Ct. in Independence Township for a 911 hang up. While en-route to the residence deputies were advised the caller had called back…

Homes and a Business Get Ferndale Beautification Awards

Homes and a Business Get Ferndale Beautification Awards (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 16, 2014) The Ferndale Beautification Commission recognized four homes and one business for their June Beautification Awards, with property owners getting a lawn sign and recognition before City Council. M-Brew, the new “up north” style beer and pizza joint opening today, earned the…

Homes and a Business Get Ferndale Beautification Awards

Homes and a Business Get Ferndale Beautification Awards (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 16, 2014) The Ferndale Beautification Commission recognized four homes and one business for their June Beautification Awards, with property owners getting a lawn sign and recognition before City Council. M-Brew, the new “up north” style beer and pizza joint opening today, earned the…

Lots to Do Touted in Berkley Recreation’s Summer Update Video

Lots to Do Touted in Berkley Recreation’s Summer Update Video (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 16, 2014) Berkley Recreation has put together a short video touting some of the community’s summer offerings, including the various sports teams and kids camps that are offered. Upcoming camps include skateboard camp, how to train a dragon, safety camp, shoot…

State Senator Introduces Legislation to Rein in Fireworks

State Senator Introduces Legislation to Rein in Fireworks (Senator Glenn S. Anderson Press Release, July 16, 2014) After another July 4th resulting in countless complaints, injuries and outcry from local officials and citizens across the state, State Senator Glenn S. Anderson (D-Westland) will introduce legislation this week to restore Michigan’s fireworks law back to its…

State Senator Introduces Legislation to Rein in Fireworks

State Senator Introduces Legislation to Rein in Fireworks (Senator Glenn S. Anderson Press Release, July 16, 2014) After another July 4th resulting in countless complaints, injuries and outcry from local officials and citizens across the state, State Senator Glenn S. Anderson (D-Westland) will introduce legislation this week to restore Michigan’s fireworks law back to its…