Oakland County Pounded by Rain, Swamped with Flooding

Oakland County Pounded by Rain, Swamped with Flooding (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 11, 2014)   An unusual amount of rain has fallen in Oakland County, causing flooded basements, closed expressways and power outages. Michigan State Police issued a statement urging people off the roads. “Please advise your viewers, listeners or readers to avoid non-essential use…

Ferndale Dream Cruise Celebrates 20 Years – Aug. 14-16

Ferndale Dream Cruise Celebrates 20 Years – Aug. 14-16 (Ferndale Press Release, Aug.10, 2014) Whether you’re strolling along enjoying emergency vehicles, listening to the horsepower of a Ford Mustang, or grooving to the sounds of classic rock’n roll from the Rock’n Live Entertainment stage, Woodward and Nine Mile is the place for automotive and festival…

Wild About Reading Charity Walk for Literacy at Zoo Sept. 6

Wild About Reading Charity Walk for Literacy at Zoo Sept. 6 (press release, Aug. 10, 2014)   Oakland Literacy Council (OLC) asks that you mark your calendars for our Wild About Reading charity walk on September 6th from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak, Michigan. All proceeds raised will…

Man Accused of Stealing Charity Change Jar…

Man Accused of Stealing Charity Change Jar from Royal Oak Gas Station Captured After Police Chase (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, Aug. 8, 2014)   INCIDENT: 01:06 Hrs. – Aug.6- Orion Twp. – Fleeing and Eluding/Recovered Stolen Vehicle.     #14-122961. SUMMARY: The Auburn Hills Police Department notified the Sheriff’s Office they had a vehicle northbound…

Joseph Youanes Named RO Addams Elementary School Principal

Joseph Youanes Named RO Addams Elementary School Principal (Royal Oak Schools Press Release, Aug. 7, 2014)   Royal Oak Schools announces the appointment of Joseph Youanes, as Principal of Addams Elementary School. Prior to joining Royal Oak Schools as Assistant Principal at Royal Oak Middle School, Youanes taught elementary school in Troy for nine years.…

Joseph Youanes Named RO Addams Elementary School Principal

Joseph Youanes Named RO Addams Elementary School Principal (Royal Oak Schools Press Release, Aug. 7, 2014)   Royal Oak Schools announces the appointment of Joseph Youanes, as Principal of Addams Elementary School. Prior to joining Royal Oak Schools as Assistant Principal at Royal Oak Middle School, Youanes taught elementary school in Troy for nine years.…

Suspect Caught After…Fleeing into Madison Hts. Neighborhood

Suspect Caught After Fighting with Police and Fleeing into Madison Heights Neighborhood (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 29, 2014) A Madison Heights neighborhood was blocked off by police at about 2pm Tuesday after a suspect ran away from the scene of a traffic stop. Lt. Anderson of the Madison Heights Police Department said that the man…

Woman Extracted from Car and Airlifted…

Woman Extracted from Car and Airlifted to Beaumont After Crash in Oakland Twp. (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, July 26, 2014) The Crash Reconstruction Unit is investigating a serious injury vehicle crash that occurred on north bound Rochester Rd south of Whims Ln in Oakland Township. The crash occurred at about 14:16 p.m. on July 23.…

Woman Extracted from Car and Airlifted…

Woman Extracted from Car and Airlifted to Beaumont After Crash in Oakland Twp. (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, July 26, 2014) The Crash Reconstruction Unit is investigating a serious injury vehicle crash that occurred on north bound Rochester Rd south of Whims Ln in Oakland Township. The crash occurred at about 14:16 p.m. on July 23.…

Royal Oak Home Destroyed by Fire, Dog Saved by Neighbor (video)

Royal Oak Home Destroyed by Fire, Dog Saved by Neighbor (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 22, 2014) UPDATE:  A fundraising site is available at http://www.gofundme.com/sholty-fire-fund. When Jeremy and Ellen Sholty got the call that their home was on fire Tuesday afternoon, they left work and rushed to the scene only to find firefighters standing back…