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…

Charter School Evacuated Due to Student Texting Bomb Threat

Charter School Evacuated Due to Student Texting Bomb Threat (Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, April 30, 2014) INCIDENT: 16:00 hrs. April 29, 2014 – City of Pontiac- Bomb Threat #14-062531 SUMMARY:  Deputies responded to the 800 Block of Golf Drive (Creative School Services/ Michigan School for the Arts) for a potential bomb threat. A 14 year…

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…

Potential Murder-Suicide Investigation in Pontiac

Potential Murder-Suicide Investigation in Pontiac (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, April 27, 2014) INCIDENT: 13:54 Hours, April 27, 2014 – City of Pontiac- Death Investigation  – 14-61413 SUMMARY: Deputies responded to the 90 block of Ridgemont on a report of two people shot. Upon arrival deputies were directed to an upstairs bedroom where a male and a…

Potential Murder-Suicide Investigation in Pontiac

Potential Murder-Suicide Investigation in Pontiac (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, April 27, 2014) INCIDENT: 13:54 Hours, April 27, 2014 – City of Pontiac- Death Investigation  – 14-61413 SUMMARY: Deputies responded to the 90 block of Ridgemont on a report of two people shot. Upon arrival deputies were directed to an upstairs bedroom where a male and a…

Man with Hammer Attempts Sexual Assault on Hospital Worker

Man with Hammer Attempts Sexual Assault on Hospital Worker in Pontiac (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept., April 25, 2014) INCIDENT: 09:06 hrs. April 23, 2014 – City of Pontiac / Felonious Assault   # 14-059014 SUMMARY: Deputies were dispatched to McLaren Oakland Hospital for an assault complaint. The victim stated she had reported to work this morning…

Man with Hammer Attempts Sexual Assault on Hospital Worker

Man with Hammer Attempts Sexual Assault on Hospital Worker in Pontiac (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept., April 25, 2014) INCIDENT: 09:06 hrs. April 23, 2014 – City of Pontiac / Felonious Assault   # 14-059014 SUMMARY: Deputies were dispatched to McLaren Oakland Hospital for an assault complaint. The victim stated she had reported to work this morning…