SOGI Conference for Educators… Feb.6

SOGI Conference for Educators to Focus on LGBT Student Success Feb.6 (compiled, Nov. 13, 2014, republished Dec. 30) Oakland University’s School of Education & Human Services’ Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) Initiative is excited to announce the 2015 Michigan SOGI Education Conference. This year’s conference will include 55-minute concurrent sessions and round-table discussions focused…

Pontiac Pastor Praises Troy Paramedics Who Saved Wife’s Life (video)

Pontiac Pastor Praises Troy Paramedics Who Saved Wife’s Life (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 28, 2014) Grace Gospel Fellowship was full of thankful people on Sunday as Pastor Kent Clark gave appreciation to three paramedics from Alliance Mobil Health EMS in Troy who saved his wife’s life earlier this fall. Pastor Clark told the story…

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…

Oakland Co. Employee Casual Day Funds Go to 15 Charities

Oakland Co. Employee Casual Day Funds Go to 15 Charities (Oakland County Press Release, Dec. 24, 2014) Last week, Oakland County Executive, L. Brooks Patterson, awarded fifteen charities and a veteran with $29,000 dollars in funds that were raised by Oakland County employees through their Casual Day Funds Program. The program allows employees in participating departments and…

Pontiac Project Excel Seeking Coats, Volunteers and Cookies

Pontiac Project Excel Seeking Coats, Volunteers and Cookies (Project Excel press release, Dec. 15, 2014) Project Excel is hosting a free coat day for kids and families on Saturday, Dec. 20 from 1-5pm at Pontiac High School. There students and families will get new winter coats and enjoy cookies, cocoa, crafts, singing, entertainment and other…

Public Welcome to Enjoy Pontiac Community Awards Dec. 17

Public Welcome to Enjoy Pontiac Community Awards Dec. 17 (Pontiac DBA press release, Dec. 9, 2014) Please join us to celebrate the Pontiac Community Awards. Wednesday, December 17th starting at 6:00 pm in Downtown 51 Grille. Presented by the Pontiac Downtown Business Association. We honor those that make our city shine with their volunteer efforts…

…Pontiac Holiday Extravaganza Parade 2014

Video and Photos from the Pontiac Holiday Extravaganza Parade 2014 (C. Proxmire, Dec. 7, 2014) Downtown Pontiac was packed with energy for the 2014 Holiday Extravaganza Parade.  Pontiac and neighboring communities collaborate to host a grand parade with hundreds of people marching and thousands watching from the sidewalks.  Santa and Mrs. Claus were there, along…

Ice from Leaky Hydrant Possibly Factor in Serious Crash

Ice from Leaky Hydrant Possibly Factor in Serious Crash (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept., Dec 7, 2014) INCIDENT: 08:55 HRS.  – Dec. 4, 2014 – City of Pontiac – Injury Crash / Crash Reconstruction Unit Callout   #14-190965 The Crash Reconstruction Unit is assisting the Pontiac Deputies with the investigation of a serious injury crash that occurred…

Man Steals Unattended Ambulance from Hospital in Pontiac

Man Steals Unattended Ambulance from Hospital in Pontiac (Oakland County Sheriffs Dept, Dec. 2, 2014) INCIDENT: 23:01Hrs. occurred 11-30-14 – City of Pontiac – UDAA of an Ambulance. #14-189040 SUMMARY: Deputies were dispatched to the 50 block of N. Perry (McLaren Oakland Hospital emergency entrance), on a stolen ambulance from STAR EMS. Per the caller,…