Butterflies make Heart-Fluttering First Flights at Springfield Monarch Festival

Butterflies make Heart-Fluttering First Flights at Springfield Monarch Festival (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 2, 2016) Davisburg, MI –  When he was just 11 years old, Christian Kopicko started volunteering with Monarch Watch and raising butterflies at home to set free in the wild. “Only 2% survive from egg to butterfly in the wild,” Kopicko said. …

How to Spot Signs of Domestic Abuse

How to Spot Signs of Domestic Abuse (Guest blog by Beth Morrison, HAVEN, orig. Feb. 27, 2015, republished Aug. 21, 2016) Domestic violence is a pattern of coercive behavior including emotional, verbal and physical abuse, used by an abuser to gain and maintain power and control over a current or former spouse, intimate partner or…

Villages of Lake Orion and Holly Considering Non-Discrimination Ordinances

Villages of Lake Orion and Holly Considering Non-Discrimination Ordinances (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 17, 2016) Holly, MI – At least two Oakland County municipalities are considering whether to adopt LGBT-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinances, also known as human rights ordinances.  The ordinances would add sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of things that cannot be…

Holly Area Murder Still Unsolved, Family Raises $20,000…

Holly Area Murder Still Unsolved, Brueger Family Raises $20,000 for Funeral (CrystalA. Proxmire, Aug. 13, 2016) Holly, MI – A pile of running shoes and flowers forms a memorial on Fish Lake Road where 31-year-old Alley Brueger [Alexandra Nicollette Brueger] was shot four times in the back while she was on her daily 10-mile-run on…

Police Search for Killer, Ask Public to Be Aware of Behavior Changes

Police Search for Killer, Ask Public to Be Aware of Behavior Changes (Michigan State Police, Aug. 8, 2016) Rose Township, MI – We are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying further information related to the shooting of 31 year old Alexandra Brueger that occurred on Saturday, July 30th, which was only a week ago, at…

Police Searching for Light Colored Car Near Rose Township Shooting Scene

Police Searching for Light Colored Car Near Rose Township Shooting Scene (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 31, 2016) Rose Township, MI – Michigan State Police are asking the public’s help in identifying a vehicle that may have been in the area of Fish Lake Road Saturday at around 2:30 pm when a 31-year-old Holly Township woman…