Youth Assistance Mentor Honored at Governor’s Service Awards Ceremony

Youth Assistance Mentor Honored at Governor’s Service Awards Ceremony (Oakland County Youth Assistance, Aug. 22, 2014) Gov. Rick Snyder recently presented the Governor’s Service Awards to individuals and organizations in conjunction with the 2014 Governor’s Service Awards titled “An Evening with the Stars” held at the Gem Theatre in Detroit. The Mentor of the Year…

Youth Assistance Mentor Honored at Governor’s Service Awards Ceremony

Youth Assistance Mentor Honored at Governor’s Service Awards Ceremony (Oakland County Youth Assistance, Aug. 22, 2014) Gov. Rick Snyder recently presented the Governor’s Service Awards to individuals and organizations in conjunction with the 2014 Governor’s Service Awards titled “An Evening with the Stars” held at the Gem Theatre in Detroit. The Mentor of the Year…

Medical Examiner Determines Death of Man Pushed at Concert is Homicide

Medical Examiner Determines Death of Man Pushed at Concert is Homicide (Oakland County Sheriff’s Department plus Editor Notes, Aug. 22, 2014) The Oakland County Medical Examiner ruled today that the death of Mr. Robert Kobe at the DTE Music Theatre in Independence Township a Homicide.  Kobe suffered a serious blow to the head when he…

Learn to Meditate at Ferndale Library – Free Class August 27

Learn to Meditate at Ferndale Library – Free Class August 27 (FPL Press Release, Aug. 22, 2014) Let go of your stress at the Ferndale Public Library’s free meditation class on Aug. 27. Isha Foundation, an international non-profit organization dedicated to cultivating human potential, brings a simple, yet powerful 15-minute practice to the library for…

Arguments Heard in Same-Sex Marriage Case

Arguments Heard in Same-Sex Marriage Case (ACLU Press Release, Aug. 22, 2014) A federal judge in Detroit heard arguments Thursday in the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan lawsuit challenging Michigan’s refusal to recognize the legal marriages of 300 same-sex couples who were wed in March after a federal judge struck down the state’s ban…

Arguments Heard in Same-Sex Marriage Case

Arguments Heard in Same-Sex Marriage Case (ACLU Press Release, Aug. 22, 2014) A federal judge in Detroit heard arguments Thursday in the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan lawsuit challenging Michigan’s refusal to recognize the legal marriages of 300 same-sex couples who were wed in March after a federal judge struck down the state’s ban…

18 Year Old Dead from Suspected Suicide in Rochester Hills

18 Year Old Dead from Suspected Suicide in Rochester Hills (Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, Aug. 22, 2014)   INCIDENT:  14:54 Hrs. – Aug. 20 – City of Rochester Hills – Death Investigation – #14-131019 SUMMARY:  Deputies along with the Rochester Hills Fire Department responded to the 300 block of Maryknoll West for a possible suicide.  …

18 Year Old Dead from Suspected Suicide in Rochester Hills

18 Year Old Dead from Suspected Suicide in Rochester Hills (Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, Aug. 22, 2014)   INCIDENT:  14:54 Hrs. – Aug. 20 – City of Rochester Hills – Death Investigation – #14-131019 SUMMARY:  Deputies along with the Rochester Hills Fire Department responded to the 300 block of Maryknoll West for a possible suicide.  …

2014 Pagan Pride Festival Celebrates the Divine in Nature (video)

2014 Pagan Pride Festival Celebrates the Divine in Nature (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug.20, 2014) Pagan Pride Detroit held their annual Pagan Pride Festival on Aug. 9, attracting hundreds of people from various faiths to the peacefully wooded landscape of Green Acres Park in Hazel Park. The event was a celebration of nature, and the…

Trash Troubles: City by City Updates

Trash Troubles: City by City Updates (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 19, 2014) As the trash from flooded homes piles up on curbs, in processing facilities, and in landfills, the most immediate problem facing municipalities is what to do with all that sewer-water-soaked stuff.  Residents and city leaders worry over the potential health effects.  “ My…

Trash Troubles: City by City Updates

Trash Troubles: City by City Updates (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 19, 2014) As the trash from flooded homes piles up on curbs, in processing facilities, and in landfills, the most immediate problem facing municipalities is what to do with all that sewer-water-soaked stuff.  Residents and city leaders worry over the potential health effects.  “ My…

Madison Heights Contends Illegal Dumping by SOCRRA

Madison Heights Contends Illegal Dumping by SOCRRA (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 19, 2014)   The City of Madison Heights put a halt to what they call illegal dumping at a SOCRRA transfer station located in their City. The following press release gives details of their claim: “On Monday, August 18th, City personnel observed that several…