…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…

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…

Actress Melissa Gilbert Announces Congressional Run

Actress Melissa Gilbert Announces Congressional Run (C. Proxmire, Aug. 10, 2015) Actress Melissa Gilbert, best known for the TV series Little House on the Prairie, has announced that she is running for Congress in Michigan’s 8th District. The District includes Rochester Hills, Clarkston, Lake Orion and Oxford in Oakland County as well as parts of…

Final Four Announced in MML Community Excellence Awards Competition

Final Four Announced in MML Community Excellence Awards Competition (MML Press Release, July 27, 2015)   Community Excellence Awards Competition Down to Final Four Projects Involving Westland, Jackson, Auburn Hills, Royal Oak, Birmingham, Rochester Hills, Pontiac, Ferndale, Huntington Woods, Berkley, Orion Township, Oakland County in Final Round The final four projects in the statewide Community…

Happy’s Pizza Founder & Co-Conspirators Sentenced to Prison

Happy’s Pizza Founder and Co-Conspirators Sentenced to Prison (FBI Press Release, July 20, 2015)   A Detroit-area businessman and other co-conspirators were sentenced to prison this week for income and employment tax fraud in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Caroline D. Ciraolo of the Justice…

Pontiac: Business Owner Donation Makes Pizza Patrol Possible

Pontiac: Business Owner Donation Makes Pizza Patrol Possible (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 17, 2015) When Bob Angona purchased his first Little Caesars franchise location 20 years ago in Pontiac, he had no idea that one day he’d be managing dozens of employees and serving customers out of twelve locations. With stores in Birmingham, Holly, Milford,…

Memorial Day Parades and Events Through Oakland County

Memorial Day Parades and Events Through Oakland County (C. Proxmire, May 20, 2015) As Memorial Day approaches people through SE Michigan prepare to honor those who have done military service. Check out the parades and events in the area: Thursday, May 21, 2015 Hazel Park Memorial Festival https://oaklandcounty115.com/2015/05/19/memorial-day-festival-and-events-in-hazel-park-may-21-25/ Friday, May 22, 2015 Southfield City Hall…