Students See County Government First Hand at Youth Day

Students See County Government First Hand at Youth Day (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 29, 2016) Pontiac, MI – It’s a safe bet to say that most adults have never attended a meeting of County Commissioners or gotten an up close and personal lesson in civics from a team of elected officials. But that is what…

Main Street Communities Honored with Awards

Main Street Communities Honored with Awards (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 28, 2016) Royal Oak, MI – Twenty two communities through Oakland County take part in Main Street USA, a program focused on thriving downtowns and community centers.  Thursday night people from those Main Street Programs came together for their annual awards program, this year held…

Art Experience Brings Community Art Lab to WHRC Elementary

Art Experience Brings Community Art Lab to WHRC Elementary (The Art Experience, April 23, 2016) Pontiac, MI-   The Art Experience (TAE) is providing their Community Art Lab (CAL) program to 650 students of Pontiac’s largest elementary school, the Dana Whitmer Human Resource Center (WHRC). Community artist, educator and storyteller, Vickie Brent-Touray of The Yaktown Poets,…

Woman Found Dead in Closet, MDOC Searching for Boyfriend

Woman Found Dead in Closet, MDOC Searching for Boyfriend (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, April 23, 2016)   Pontiac, MI – FROM DAY SHIFT: 04-22-2016, 07:00 hrs. THROUGH MIDNIGHT SHIFT: 04-23-2016, 07:00 hrs. INCIDENT:  21:48 hrs. – City of Pontiac – Homicide Investigation / Request for the OSCO Forensic Crime Lab – #16-67046   SUMMARY:  Deputies…

Bouchard Named ‘Sheriff of The Year’…

Bouchard Named ‘Sheriff of The Year’ By National Sheriffs’ Association (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, April 10, 2016) Pontiac, MI _ The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce that Sheriff Michael J. Bouchard has been awarded the prestigious national Ferris E. Lucas Award for Sheriff of the Year 2016 from the National Sheriffs’ Association…

Two Off-Duty Oakland County Deputies Arrested, Suspended

Two Off-Duty Oakland County Deputies Arrested, Suspended (Oakland County Sheriffs Dept, April 8, 2016) Pontiac, MI – The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office is deeply disappointed to report the arrest of two off-duty Deputies involved in a traffic accident yesterday at approximately 11:00 am at University Drive near Paddock Street in the City of Pontiac. An…

Pontiac Gains Back Power as State Keeps Some Oversight

Pontiac Gains Back Power as State Keeps Some Oversight (Dept. of Treasury, March 31, 2016) Pontiac, MI –  State Treasurer Nick Khouri today, signed off on amendments to two existing emergency manager orders that will provide additional authority to the City of Pontiac’s mayor and city council, following a recommendation approved by members of the…

MML #3: Cities Want their Share, Tool Shows Funding Loss by Community

MML #3: Cities Want their Share, Tool Shows Funding Loss by Community (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 26, 2016) Lansing, MI – Only four states have reduced the amount of tax dollars going to municipal governments, and of those Michigan has decreased funding the most.  Robert Kleine of Great Lakes Economic Consulting spoke about the subject…

DRIVE Group Advocates at County Commission Meeting for Public Transit

DRIVE Group Advocates at County Commission Meeting for Public Transit (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 21, 2016) Pontiac, MI – Members of an interfaith group called DRIVE (Detroit Regional Interfaith Voice for Equity) spoke Thursday to the County Commission about the upcoming ballot measure to fund regional public transit through Metro Detroit. Ballot language is not…

Pontiac Students Get Help at Financial Aid Night

Pontiac Students Get Help at Financial Aid Night (Oakland Schools Technical Campus Northeast Press Release, March 19, 2016) Pontiac, MI –More than 50 Pontiac-area students secured funding for their college education during Pontiac Financial Aid Night at Oakland Schools Technical Campus Northeast recently. Over $450,000 in scholarships and grants were secured by the graduating seniors,…

2016 Primary Election and Oakland County Local Initiatives Results (updated)

2016 Primary Election and Oakland County Local Initiatives Results (updated) (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 8, 2016) Pontiac, MI – This is where the Oakland County 115 News Hub (aka oc115) will post results of the ballot proposals through the county and the results of the Presidential Primaries taking place in Michigan on Tuesday, March 8.…