How to Avoid After-Flood Scams

How to Avoid After-Flood Scams (Attorney General Bill Schuette, Aug. 15, 2014)                  Attorney General Bill Schuette today issued a consumer alert with tips for southeast Michigan residents facing damage from recent flooding. The alert, which Schuette issued through his Consumer Protection Division, offers tips on avoiding scam artists and criminals who exploit emergency situations,…

Oakland County Issues Floodwater Safety Precautions

Oakland County Issues Floodwater Safety Precautions (Oakland County Public Health Press Release, Aug. 11, 2014) In response to widespread flooding, County Executive L. Brooks Patterson urges citizens to follow these safety precautions from the Oakland County Health Division to help minimize possibilities of illness, serious injury, or drowning: Stay out of flooded areas – It…

Oakland County Pounded by Rain, Swamped with Flooding

Oakland County Pounded by Rain, Swamped with Flooding (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 11, 2014)   An unusual amount of rain has fallen in Oakland County, causing flooded basements, closed expressways and power outages. Michigan State Police issued a statement urging people off the roads. “Please advise your viewers, listeners or readers to avoid non-essential use…

Oakland County Pounded by Rain, Swamped with Flooding

Oakland County Pounded by Rain, Swamped with Flooding (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 11, 2014)   An unusual amount of rain has fallen in Oakland County, causing flooded basements, closed expressways and power outages. Michigan State Police issued a statement urging people off the roads. “Please advise your viewers, listeners or readers to avoid non-essential use…

Sheriff’s Department Reports Multiple Suspected Drug Deaths

Sheriff’s Department Reports Multiple Suspected Drug Deaths (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, Aug. 3, 2014) There have been multiple suspected drug deaths reported by the Oakland County Sheriff’s Department in recent days. The fatalities are detailed below: INCIDENT:  14:12 Hrs. – July 30, 2014 – Oxford Township – Death Investigation – #14-118493 SUMMARY: Deputies responded to…

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…

Four Local Schools Compete for DSO Concert

Four Local Schools Compete for DSO Concert (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 19, 2014)   The Detroit Symphony Orchestra will be giving special performances based on feedback from the community. In Oakland County, Clarkston, Clawson, Lake Orion and Royal Oak have schools in the running. DTE Energy Foundation Presents the DSO in Your Community has been…

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,…

Candidate Forums, June 17 – State Reps for 43rd and 45th Districts

Candidate Forums on June 17 – State Reps for 43rd and 45th Districts (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 13, 2014) The League of Women Voters Oakland Area is hosting two candidate forums on June 17th. For the 43rd District State House of Representatives position, the forum will be held at Clarkston Schools Administrative Building, 6389 Clarkston…

Suicide in Independence Township

Suicide in Independence Township (Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, June 9, 2014) INCIDENT:  8:45 hrs. – Independence Township- Death Investigation / Suicide by Firearm   #14-086360. SUMMARY:  At approximately 8:45 am June 8 deputies were dispatched to a home on the 6600 Block of Shelly Dr. for a family trouble.  The caller stated the ex-husband was parked…

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…