Possible Heroin Overdose Death in Pontiac

Possible Heroin Overdose Death in Pontiac (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept., March 17, 2014) INCIDENT:  12:41 hrs. March 16 – City of Pontiac Possible Overdose Death  #14-038543 SUMMARY:  Deputies responded to the 900 block of Kettering Ave for a report of subject with trouble breathing. OUTCOME OF INCIDENT:   Upon arrival deputies spoke to the complainant who…

Roaring 20s Dinner Raises Money for Ferndale Education Foundation

Roaring 20s Dinner Raises Money for Ferndale Education Foundation (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 15, 2014) The Ferndale Education Foundation had it’s annual dinner Friday with a Roaring 20’s Theme.  With feathers, fringe and furs the fine ladies of Ferndale mingled with dapper gentlemen in suits.  They enjoyed a delicious meal, watched dance, band and acting…

Homes to be built… Churchill to be renovated

Homes to be built on sold Royal Oak Schools property, Churchill to be renovated (Royal Oak Schools Press Release, March 15, 2014) The Royal Oak Schools Board of Education, meeting on Thursday, March 13, 2014, approved contracts for renovations at Churchill School.   The Churchill building houses several district programs, including the Churchill Community High School,…

Rochester Hills Mayor Barnett’s State of the City Address

Rochester Hills Mayor Barnett’s State of the City Address (Bryan K. Barnett, March 13, 2014, presented March 12, 2014) •           Good evening. It is my privilege to welcome you here tonight as I present the 2014 Rochester Hills State of the City from the totally radical Emagine Theatre. •           This is my 8th State of…

MDOT Posts Tips for Driving During Terrible Pothole Season

MDOT Posts Tips for Driving During Terrible Pothole Season (MDOT Press Release, March 13, 2014) Record snow and cold may be departing, but they’re leaving in their wake one of Michigan’s worst pothole seasons ever. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is suggesting some ways that motorists can avoid hitting potholes, and to minimize damage…

WA3 Welcomes Mayors Metzger and Waterman to Board

WA3 Welcomes Mayors Metzger and Waterman to Board (Adapted from WA3 Press Release, March 12, 2014) 2014 and the recent mayoral elections bring three new leaders to the Board of the Woodward Avenue Action Association (WA3), a collaborative effort to promote the 11 communities along M1. From the far north is Pontiac’s mayor Deidre Waterman. …

WA3 Welcomes Mayors Metzger and Waterman to Board

WA3 Welcomes Mayors Metzger and Waterman to Board (Adapted from WA3 Press Release, March 12, 2014) 2014 and the recent mayoral elections bring three new leaders to the Board of the Woodward Avenue Action Association (WA3), a collaborative effort to promote the 11 communities along M1. From the far north is Pontiac’s mayor Deidre Waterman. …

Northland Mall Death Caused by Position, Compression, Asphyxia

Northland Mall Death Caused by Position, Compression, Asphyxia (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 12, 2014) The investigation into 25-year-old McKenzie Cochran’s death continues as the medical examiner’s report has been released, listing the cause of death as “accidental position, compression, asphyxia,” according to Local 4 News. On Jan.28 the man had a verbal confrontation with mall…

Northland Mall Death Caused by Position, Compression, Asphyxia

Northland Mall Death Caused by Position, Compression, Asphyxia (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 12, 2014) The investigation into 25-year-old McKenzie Cochran’s death continues as the medical examiner’s report has been released, listing the cause of death as “accidental position, compression, asphyxia,” according to Local 4 News. On Jan.28 the man had a verbal confrontation with mall…

Ferndale Council Picks 3-60 Group for Parking and Tech Development

Ferndale Council Picks 3-60 Group for Parking and Tech Development (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 11, 2014) After considering two development options, Ferndale City Council has decided to move forward with the more ambitious one. 3-60 Ferndale has been granted exclusive negotiating rights to the city-owned parking lots on W. Troy and Withington, where they hope…

Ferndale Council Picks 3-60 Group for Parking and Tech Development

Ferndale Council Picks 3-60 Group for Parking and Tech Development (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 11, 2014) After considering two development options, Ferndale City Council has decided to move forward with the more ambitious one. 3-60 Ferndale has been granted exclusive negotiating rights to the city-owned parking lots on W. Troy and Withington, where they hope…

Suspected Heroin Overdose Sends Rochester Hills Man to Hospital

Suspected Heroin Overdose Sends Rochester Hills Man to Hospital (Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, March 11, 2014) INCIDENT:  01:30 hrs. March 11- City of Rochester Hills  Possible Overdose    #14-035484 SUMMARY:  Deputies responded to the 1600 block of Willowood for an unconscious subject in the bathroom.  A 20-year old resident of the home was lying on the…

Carpentry Students See Value of Sprinkler Systems (video)

Carpentry Students See Value of Sprinkler Systems in Live Fire Demo (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 10, 2014) Another round of students from The Detroit Carpentry Apprentice Training School in Ferndale got a first-hand lesson in fire prevention on Thursday as they watched a side by side demo of two residential rooms in flames.  One…