Michigan Laws Pertaining to Bicyclists

Michigan Laws Pertaining to Bicyclists (John Lindenmayer, Executive Director League of Michigan Bicyclists, Oct 1, 2015) The following is a summary of the Michigan Compiled Law (MCL), Motor Vehicle Code (MVC) and Administrative Rules pertaining to bicyclists. Local ordinances may not supersede the MVC, MCL or Administrative Rules unless explicitly specified in statute. For more…

Rochester Regional Chamber Launches ShopLocal Dollars

Rochester Regional Chamber Launches ShopLocal Dollars (RRC Press Release, Sept. 22, 2015) Online Gift Certificate Program to keep Shopping in Greater Rochester Communities Rochester, MI – The Rochester Regional Chamber (RRC) is pleased to announce the launch of their new ShopLocal Dollars program, an economic initiative focused on engaging local businesses in the growing gift…

…2014 vehicle-deer crashes in Southeast Michigan

SEMCOG releases statistics on 2014 vehicle-deer crashes in Southeast Michigan (SEMCOG Press Release, Sept. 21, 2015) There were 5,557 vehicle-deer crashes in Southeast Michigan in 2014, according to figures released by SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, based on crash data received from the Michigan Department of State Police, Criminal Justice Information Center. “For…

Art & Apples Festival in Rochester Sept. 11-13

Art & Apples Festival in Rochester Sept. 11-13 (event) 9/11/2015 – 9/13/2015 Rochester Park 400 Sixth Street Rochester, MI 48307 Get Directions The Art & Apples Festival is Michigan’s second largest juried fine art festival with an average attendance of over 200,000 festival-goers and 290 artists from across the country. The festival showcases artists from…

OU Camp Coordinator Honored for Saving Boy’s Life

OU Camp Coordinator Honored for Saving Boy’s Life (OU Police Dept. Press Release, Sept. 10, 2015) It was a normal School of Engineering and Computer Science summer camp day when students went to lunch on August 6. However, all that changed in an instant when a 9-year-old boy began choking on carrots and started having…

Heroin and Cocaine Found in Rochester Hills Narcotics Bust

Heroin and Cocaine Found in Rochester Hills Narcotics Bust (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, Sept. 4, 2015) Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Narcotic Enforcement Team (NET) conducted a month long investigation into a heroin operation that was distributing large quantities of the drug throughout Oakland County. NET members executed a search warrant on August 18th, at the…

September 11th Remembrance Ceremony in Rochester Hills

September 11th Remembrance Ceremony in Rochester Hills (event listing) The Rochester Hills Fire Department will hold a September 11th Remembrance Ceremony at its headquarters at 1111 Horizon Court on September 11th at 8:30 am. If you would like to attend, please RSVP by September 9th either by email or by calling 248.656.4720. Armed Services, Fire,…

Rochester Rotary Among Groups Hoping to Recruit OU Students

Rochester Rotary Among Groups Hoping to Recruit OU Students (Rochester Rotary, Sept. 2, 2015) Rochester Rotary, a member club of Rotary International, a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service and encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, invites college students ages 18-30 from Oakland University (OU) to join Rotaract, Rotary…

Rochester City Council Candidate Forum Sept. 17

Rochester City Council Candidate Forum Sept. 17 (event listing) Thursday, September 17, 2015 7:00 PM Rochester City Hall Council Chambers 400 Sixth Street Rochester, MI 48307 City of Rochester: City Council. Coordinator: Ann Edwards Telecast live on Comcast Channel 17 and WOW Channel 10. Rebroadcast several times before the election on these channels. Available ‘On…

For First Time Ever, Every Retailer Passed Tobacco Sales Tests

For First Time Ever, Every Retailer Passed Tobacco Sales Tests (Oakland County Health Division Press Release, Aug. 24, 2015) For the first time ever, Oakland County retailers did not sell any tobacco products to youth during recent undercover inspections, County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced today. The Oakland County Health Division conducted the annual inspection…

Suspected Window Peeper Arrested in Rochester Hills

Suspected Window Peeper Arrested in Rochester Hills (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, Aug. 23, 2015 INCIDENT:  22:40 hrs. – City of Rochester Hills – Prowler / Window Peeping #15-13491 SUMMARY:  Deputies were dispatched to the 100 block of Woodview Ct. in reference to a Window Peeping complaint.  The complainant reported seeing a subject wearing dark clothing…