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…

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,…

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…

Woman Charged in Murder of Son and Granddaughter

Woman Charged in Murder of Son and Granddaughter (C. Proxmire, Dec. 8, 2014) Sixty-five year old Sylvia Majewska of Addison Twp. was arraigned on Dec. 8 on two counts of premeditated murder in the Nov.23 deaths of Daryne Gailey and Charley Hendrick of Oxford. Hendrick, Gailey’s daughter, was just seven months old when she died…

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…

Hunter Shoots Woman Walking Dog… UPDATED

Hunter Shoots Woman Walking  Dog  in Northern Oakland County (Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, Nov. 27, 2014)  NOTE: This story has been updated from a previous version.  Earlier we reported that the victim was a fellow hunter.  Subsequent media reports confirmed that the victim was a woman walking a dog, and not a fellow hunter.  We…

Death of 29-Year-Old Oxford Man & Infant Daughter Under Investigation

Death of 29-Year-Old Oxford Man and Infant Daughter Under Investigation (Crystal Proxmire, Nov. 24, 2014) A 29-year-old grocery clerk named Daryne Gailey was found dead Sunday in his Oxford home, along with his seven-month-old daughter. Gailey’s mother was also found severely injured in the home on Kintyre Drive on Sunday. The man was found in…

Free Training on Mental Health to Help Youth Dec. 6

Free Training on Mental Health to Help Youth Dec. 6 (HACC, Nov. 19, 2014) A young person you know could be experiencing a mental illness or crisis. Do you know how to help? The Holly Area Community Coalition, in partnership with Rose Hill Center, is offering Youth Mental Health First Aid Training. This training is…

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…