Open House Helps Refine the Vision for the Rise of Pontiac

Open House Helps Refine the Vision for the Rise of Pontiac (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 23, 2015) Standing at the edge of Pontiac’s Phoenix Center, with three levels of parking below and a lovely pedestrian plaza with a high quality amphitheater nearly deserted around him, Mike Stephens could not help but notice the irony of…

Rochester Regional Chamber Launches ShopLocal Dollars

Rochester Regional Chamber Launches ShopLocal Dollars (RRC Press Release, Sept. 22, 2015) Online Gift Certificate Program to keep Shopping in Greater Rochester Communities Rochester, MI – The Rochester Regional Chamber (RRC) is pleased to announce the launch of their new ShopLocal Dollars program, an economic initiative focused on engaging local businesses in the growing gift…

…2014 vehicle-deer crashes in Southeast Michigan

SEMCOG releases statistics on 2014 vehicle-deer crashes in Southeast Michigan (SEMCOG Press Release, Sept. 21, 2015) There were 5,557 vehicle-deer crashes in Southeast Michigan in 2014, according to figures released by SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, based on crash data received from the Michigan Department of State Police, Criminal Justice Information Center. “For…

Bomb Squad and K-9 Respond to Suspicious Package at Palace of Auburn Hills

Bomb Squad and K-9 Respond to Suspicious Package at Palace of Auburn Hills (Auburn Hills Police, Sept. 14, 2015) A suspicious package was found at the Palace of Auburn Hills around 10:50am. Auburn Hills Police and Fire departments immediately responded. The building was evacuated as a precaution. Michigan State Police Bomb Squad and Oakland County…

OU Camp Coordinator Honored for Saving Boy’s Life

OU Camp Coordinator Honored for Saving Boy’s Life (OU Police Dept. Press Release, Sept. 10, 2015) It was a normal School of Engineering and Computer Science summer camp day when students went to lunch on August 6. However, all that changed in an instant when a 9-year-old boy began choking on carrots and started having…

Auburn Hills City Council Candidate Forum Oct. 5

Auburn Hills City Council Candidate Forum Oct. 5 (event listing) Monday, October 5, 2015 7:00 PM Auburn Hills City Hall Council Chambers 1827 N. Squirrel Road Auburn Hills, MI 48326 City of Auburn Hills: City Council. Coordinator: Ann Edwards The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation…

Rochester Rotary Among Groups Hoping to Recruit OU Students

Rochester Rotary Among Groups Hoping to Recruit OU Students (Rochester Rotary, Sept. 2, 2015) Rochester Rotary, a member club of Rotary International, a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service and encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, invites college students ages 18-30 from Oakland University (OU) to join Rotaract, Rotary…

For First Time Ever, Every Retailer Passed Tobacco Sales Tests

For First Time Ever, Every Retailer Passed Tobacco Sales Tests (Oakland County Health Division Press Release, Aug. 24, 2015) For the first time ever, Oakland County retailers did not sell any tobacco products to youth during recent undercover inspections, County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced today. The Oakland County Health Division conducted the annual inspection…

Pontiac Celebrates Several New Businesses

Pontiac Celebrates Several New Businesses (C. Proxmire, Aug. 13, 2015) “I’ve been cutting ribbons all over Pontiac,” said Mayor Deidre Waterman as she and nearly a dozen business owners prepared to slice through the thick blue ribbon stretched across the walkway in front of a freshly painted 1860 two-level building at 47 N. Saginaw Street.…

Election Results: HP Police Millage Passes, Losses in Pontiac and Madison School Districts

Election Results: HP Police Millage Passes, Losses in Pontiac and Madison School Districts (C. Proxmire, Aug. 4, 2015) Hazel Park Election results are in, with Hazel Park voters supporting police services with a 10-year 2.8 mil assessment. The millage will bring in about $431,000 and is the main source of funding for police services. This…

Cell Phone Store Owner and Police Bust Men Selling “Play-Doh” iPhones

Cell Phone Store Owner and Police Bust Men Selling “Play-Doh” iPhones (Auburn Hills Police, July 29, 2015) On Saturday 7/25/15 Officer Jennifer Carlson and Officer Metter Smith (formerly Rice) were investigating a larceny by false pretenses complaint at the Metro PCS store on Baldwin Rd. On Thursday several individuals came to the store and sold…