LGBT Community Considers 2016 Ballot Initiative (video)

LGBT Community Considers 2016 Ballot Initiative (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 8, 2015) Ann Arbor, MI – In Michigan it is illegal to discriminate against people based on factors such as race, religion, age and disability. However, discrimination continues against people in the LGBT community because it is legal to do so. In Michigan people…

Communities Come Together for 2015 Holiday Parade in Pontiac

Communities Come Together for 2015 Holiday Parade in Pontiac (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 5, 2015) Pontiac, MI – The heart of Oakland County beat loudly on Saturday, with sounds of holiday cheer filling Saginaw Street in Downtown Pontiac for the annual Holiday Extravaganza Parade. Marching bands from multiple schools, including Waterford, White Lake and Milford,…

Sheriff’s Dept. and Police Return Military Items to the Feds

Sheriff’s Dept. and Local Police Agencies Return Military Items to the Feds (C. Proxmire, Dec. 3, 2015) Pontiac, MI – Across the county, local law enforcement agencies are turning in their armored vehicles, grenade launchers, bayonets, high caliber rifles and other items that are now prohibited or controlled as acquisitions from Federal agencies due to…

Holiday Extravaganza Parade in Downtown Pontiac Dec. 5

Holiday Extravaganza Parade in Downtown Pontiac Dec. 5 (EVENT page) Downtown Pontiac Dec 5 – The Holiday Extravaganza’s mission is to bring together Oakland County’s cities and townships to share together in celebration of the holiday season in the heart of Oakland County. Winterfun Festival 8:30am – 10:30am The WinterFUN Festival is a great opportunity…

Groups Collecting Clothes for Homeless Vets: HP, Ferndale, RO, Pontiac & Waterford

Groups Collecting Clothes for Homeless Vets: Hazel Park, Ferndale, Royal Oak, Pontiac & Waterford November 13, 2015 This holiday season, the Ferndale Elks, Hazel Park Eagles, and Detroit Tough gym are partnering up to collect new or gently used clothing and blankets to be distributed among the nearly 2,000 homeless veterans in the Detroit area.…

Clerk Launches Alert System for Property Owners to Help Prevent Fraud

Clerk Launches Alert System for Property Owners to Help Prevent Fraud (Oakland County Clerk Press Release, Nov. 7, 2015) Oakland County has launched its new Property Record Notification system to enhance its Super Index, simplifying property record searches and allowing activity notifications for residents, professionals and law enforcement. “We’ve taken our Super Index, a property…

150 Narcan Kits Donated to Help Prevent Heroin Deaths

150 Narcan Kits Donated to Help Prevent Heroin Deaths (OCCMHA Press Release, Nov. 6, 2015) Training, treatment, and intervention are all part of the strategy to equip and prepare Oakland County deputies in the ongoing campaign against opioid misuse and heroin overdoses. This collaborative effort is being spearheaded by Oakland County Community Mental Health Authority…

2015 Election Results

2015 Election Results (oc115 Staff, Nov. 3, 2015) Election Results will be updated as they become available.  The results listed below come from the Oakland County Clerk’s Office, and are unofficial until verified.  For more detailed info on any of the races go to the Oakland County Clerk’s Election page at https://www.oakgov.com/clerkrod/elections. Auburn Hills In…

Election Day! Share Your Stickers and Poll Worker Pictures!

Election Day! Share Your Stickers and Poll Worker Pictures! (Compiled, with much thanks to Cheryl Weiss, Nov. 3, 2015) Election Day is one of our favorite holidays!  Let’s spread the Election Day spirit by sharing pictures of poll workers and folks with “I voted” stickers. For the best oc115 Election Stories go to https://oaklandcounty115.com/2015/11/02/2015-election-stories/. Check…