Deputies Respond to Two Suicides and One Attempt

Deputies Respond to Two Suicides and One Attempt (Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, June 30, 2014) INCIDENT: 16:17 hrs. –June 29 – City of Rochester Hills -Death Investigation/Suicide – 14-99454 SUMMARY: Deputies were dispatched to the 1000 block of Willow Grove Ct. for a report of an apparent suicide. The victim lived alone and was found…

Fireworks Events in Oakland County

Fireworks Events in Oakland County (MichiganFireworks.com, June 24, 2014)   Thanks to the hard work of MichiganFireworks.com, here are event listings for Oakland County, republished with permission: Rochester Festival of the Hills   Date:  June 25, 2014 at 10:06pm Where: Borden Park 1400 East Hamlin Rd in Rochester Hills, Michigan 48307 Find more fireworks displays…

Fireworks Events in Oakland County

Fireworks Events in Oakland County (MichiganFireworks.com, June 24, 2014)   Thanks to the hard work of MichiganFireworks.com, here are event listings for Oakland County, republished with permission: Rochester Festival of the Hills   Date:  June 25, 2014 at 10:06pm Where: Borden Park 1400 East Hamlin Rd in Rochester Hills, Michigan 48307 Find more fireworks displays…

Oakland County Wins 11 National Association of Counties Awards

Oakland County Wins 11 National Association of Counties Awards (Oakland County Press Release, June 16, 2014)   Oakland County has garnered at least 11 National Association of Counties (NACo) Achievement Awards for innovative programs that help improve access to healthy food for low-income residents, train nursing students how to teach parents about preventing infant deaths,…

Gun Violence in Oakland County Prompts…

Gun Violence in Oakland County Prompts Gun Lock Giveaway in 38 Communities (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 6, 2014) Putting partisan politics aside and collaborating with 38 local agencies, The Oakland County Board of Commissioners organized a fight to reduce gun violence. They unanimously voted to make June 6 Gun Safety Awareness Day. They conducted…

Oakland County Fights Detroit Water and Sewer Plan

Oakland County Fights Detroit Water and Sewer Plan (C. Proxmire, May 13, 2014)   As the City of Detroit struggles to restructure under bankruptcy, the issue of regional water management is in the forefront of the discussions. Oakland County leaders, including County Executive L. Brooks Patterson and Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash are advocating for…

SMART Funding Increase to be on August Ballot

SMART Funding Increase to be on August Ballot (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 3, 2014) Residents of Oakland County will decide on Aug. 5 if SMART should receive taxpayer funding. County Commissioners voted to put a 1-mil rate on the ballot, an increase over the .59 millage rate of years past. On average, the additional millage…

WONder Women Recognized for Changing the World (video)

WONder Women Recognized for Changing the World (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 1, 2014) One of Women Officials Network WONder Women Award winners carries little silver acorns around with her to give to strangers who cross her path. “When we reach out to other people…it does evoke the metaphor of the acorn. Everything that an…

SEMCOG Releases Traffic Crash and Fatality Report, Urges Safety

SEMCOG Releases Traffic Crash and Fatality Report, Urges Safety (SEMCOG Press Release, April 29,2014) The number of traffic crashes in Southeast Michigan increased by more than four percent in 2013 compared with the previous year, according to an analysis of traffic crash data by SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments. Traffic Crashes, 2009-2013 The…

Democrats Pack Cobo for Fmr. President Bill Clinton Speech (video)

Democrats Pack Cobo for Fmr. President Bill Clinton Speech (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 27, 2014) Raising over $500,000 for the Michigan Democratic Party, the 2014 Jefferson-Jackson Dinner at Cobo Hall featuring Former President Bill Clinton was considered “a rousing success” by Democratic Party Chair Lon Johnson. Johnson and others took time to share their…