Teens in Stolen SUV Arrested After Chase on 696

Teens in Stolen SUV Arrested After Chase on 696 (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 3, 2014) Two minors are in custody after a high-speed chase in a stolen white SUV that went from Detroit, through Oakland County, and into Macomb County. According to WDIV,  “Detroit police said they were pursuing the SUV for reckless driving, but…

Teens in Stolen SUV Arrested After Chase on 696

Teens in Stolen SUV Arrested After Chase on 696 (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 3, 2014) Two minors are in custody after a high-speed chase in a stolen white SUV that went from Detroit, through Oakland County, and into Macomb County. According to WDIV,  “Detroit police said they were pursuing the SUV for reckless driving, but…

Graffiti Suspect among those Arrested in Royal Oak

Graffiti Suspect among those Arrested in Royal Oak (Royal Oak Police Department, March 20, 2014 through March 27, 2014) Larceny from Automobile 4949 Coolidge (Beaumont Medical Center), 3-20-14, 12:30 p.m.: Complainant reported she parked her 1999 Chevrolet Venture in a parking lot. When she returned she discovered an unknown suspect stole the catalytic converter from…

Homes to be built… Churchill to be renovated

Homes to be built on sold Royal Oak Schools property, Churchill to be renovated (Royal Oak Schools Press Release, March 15, 2014) The Royal Oak Schools Board of Education, meeting on Thursday, March 13, 2014, approved contracts for renovations at Churchill School.   The Churchill building houses several district programs, including the Churchill Community High School,…

WA3 Welcomes Mayors Metzger and Waterman to Board

WA3 Welcomes Mayors Metzger and Waterman to Board (Adapted from WA3 Press Release, March 12, 2014) 2014 and the recent mayoral elections bring three new leaders to the Board of the Woodward Avenue Action Association (WA3), a collaborative effort to promote the 11 communities along M1. From the far north is Pontiac’s mayor Deidre Waterman. …

WA3 Welcomes Mayors Metzger and Waterman to Board

WA3 Welcomes Mayors Metzger and Waterman to Board (Adapted from WA3 Press Release, March 12, 2014) 2014 and the recent mayoral elections bring three new leaders to the Board of the Woodward Avenue Action Association (WA3), a collaborative effort to promote the 11 communities along M1. From the far north is Pontiac’s mayor Deidre Waterman. …

Collaboration Brings Arrest…

Collaboration Brings Arrest of Ferndale, Oak Park and Royal Oak Burglary Suspects (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 6, 2014) On March 6, 2014, at approximately 10:00 a.m., members of the Troy Police Department Special Investigations Unit (SIU) arrested two home invasion suspects in Ferndale, according to a press release from the Royal Oak Police Department. The…

MEAP Scores Released, Improvement in Reading Celebrated

MEAP Scores Released, Improvement in Reading Celebrated (Michigan Dept. of Education Press Release, Feb. 28, 2014) Reading test scores for Michigan fourth graders improved for the fourth consecutive year, the Michigan Department of Education reported today. Results from the Fall 2013 Michigan Education Assessment Program (MEAP) are reflective of what children had learned the previous…

Royal Oak Police Report: Stolen Vehicle Recovered in Traffic Stop

Royal Oak Police Report: Stolen Vehicle Recovered in Traffic Stop (Royal Oak Police, Feb. 28, 2014) Larceny 410 S. Main (Burgerz Restaurant), 2-23-14, 2:30 a.m.: Complainant accidentally left his cell phone on the counter. When he realized what he had done, he returned and discovered an unknown suspect stole it.  14-6209 25352 Woodward (L.A. Fitness),…

How Are Michigan Schools Funded… (video)

How Are Michigan Schools Funded: Kevin Deegan-Krause Explains (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 18, 2014) How Michigan schools are funded is a complicated subject, but one that Ferndale School Board Trustee Kevin Deegan-Krause hopes to help the public better understand.  Deegan-Krause, who is also a political science professor at Wayne State University, gave two presentations…