Confirmed Measles Case in Oakland County

Confirmed Measles Case in Oakland County (Oakland County Health Dept, Jan. 23, 2015) Oakland County Health Division announced today that the Michigan Department of Community Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have confirmed a measles case in an adult Oakland County resident. This case may be associated with the recent Disneyland outbreak in…

Michigan Students will get SAT Instead of ACT Starting in 2016

Michigan Students will get SAT Instead of ACT Starting in 2016 (Michigan Department of Education Press Release, Jan. 18, 2015) All Michigan high school juniors will begin taking the SAT as the state-administered college assessment exam beginning in 2016 after the College Board won the three-year competitively-bid contract, the Michigan Department of Education and Department…

West Bloomfield Educational Foundation’s Casino Night Feb. 13

West Bloomfield Educational Foundation’s  Casino Night Feb. 13 (West Bloomfield Schools Press Release, Jan. 15, 2015) Celebrate Friday the 13th, Celebrate Valentine’s Day, or just Celebrate with the West Bloomfield Educational Foundation’s Casino Night on Feb. 13, 2015 at Edgewood Country Club 8399 Commerce Road, Commerce Township 7pm-11pm. You will be in for a great evening…

Remembering Patricia Hill Burnett, 2012 Interview (video)

Remembering Patricia Hill Burnett, 2012 Interview (video) (Cherie Wyatt Rolfe, Crystal Proxmire, Jan. 4, 2015) At the age of 94, the co-founder of Michigan National Organization for Women (NOW) and celebrated portrait artist Patricia Hill Burnett passed away last week. Burnett was a face for feminism spanning across socioeconomic and political lines. She was well-dressed,…

Marijuana Seized in Springfield Township

Marijuana Seized in Springfield Township (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, Dec. 30, 2014) INCIDENT:  03:12 Hrs. – Springfield Township – Possession with Intent to Deliver (PWID) Marijuana / NET Detective call-out #14-203531 SUMMARY: Deputies responded to a residence located in the 9000 block of King Rd. for a possible breaking and entering.  A neighbor could see…

Sheriffs Surprise 300 Residents with Ham in Operation Pig Out (video)

Sheriffs Surprise 300 Residents with Ham in Operation Pig Out (video) (C. Proxmire, Dec. 26, 2014) With big hearts and a strong sense of humor, deputies from the Oakland County Sheriff’s Department hit the streets of communities they serve with surprise hams for residents. “Operation Pig Out” was made possible by Dr. Frank Patino who…

Love on the House Floor: State Rep Gives Surprise Proposal (video)

Love on the House Floor: State Rep Gives Surprise Proposal (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 12, 2014) When Delena Kajy got called up in front of the State House on Dec. 9, she had no idea what her boyfriend, State Representative Klint Kesto was up to.  He told her there would be a simple resolution,…

One Suicide Discovered, and Another Prevented

One Suicide Discovered, and Another Prevented (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, Nov. 29, 2014)   INCIDENT: 07:56 hrs. –Nov. 27 – Commerce Township – Death Investigation / Suicide #14-187412   SUMMARY:  The Sheriff’s Office Operations Center received a call from the Novi Police Department advising that they had located a deceased subject hanging by the neck…

Happy’s Pizza Founder Convicted…

Happy’s Pizza Founder Convicted of Multi-Million Dollar Tax Fraud Scheme (US Department of Justice Press Release, Nov. 21, 2014) On November 19, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, a federal jury after deliberating 4.5 hours convicted the president and founder of Happy’s Pizza of conspiracy to defraud the United States…

Happy’s Pizza Founder Convicted…

Happy’s Pizza Founder Convicted of Multi-Million Dollar Tax Fraud Scheme (US Department of Justice Press Release, Nov. 21, 2014) On November 19, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, a federal jury after deliberating 4.5 hours convicted the president and founder of Happy’s Pizza of conspiracy to defraud the United States…

Republicans Seek to Change County Elections and Electoral College Vote Distribution

Republicans Seek to Change County Elections and Electoral College Vote Distribution (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 17, 2014) Five Republican State Representatives from Oakland County have introduced legislation that would change the election date of the County Executive from Presidential Election Years to Midterm Election Years. HB 5953 was introduced Nov. 12 by Klint Klesto of…