Oakland County Issues Floodwater Safety Precautions

Oakland County Issues Floodwater Safety Precautions (Oakland County Public Health Press Release, Aug. 11, 2014) In response to widespread flooding, County Executive L. Brooks Patterson urges citizens to follow these safety precautions from the Oakland County Health Division to help minimize possibilities of illness, serious injury, or drowning: Stay out of flooded areas – It…

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…

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…

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…

Deputies Respond to Two Suicides and One Attempt

Deputies Respond to Two Suicides and One Attempt (Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, June 30, 2014) INCIDENT: 16:17 hrs. –June 29 – City of Rochester Hills -Death Investigation/Suicide – 14-99454 SUMMARY: Deputies were dispatched to the 1000 block of Willow Grove Ct. for a report of an apparent suicide. The victim lived alone and was found…

Fireworks Events in Oakland County

Fireworks Events in Oakland County (MichiganFireworks.com, June 24, 2014)   Thanks to the hard work of MichiganFireworks.com, here are event listings for Oakland County, republished with permission: Rochester Festival of the Hills   Date:  June 25, 2014 at 10:06pm Where: Borden Park 1400 East Hamlin Rd in Rochester Hills, Michigan 48307 Find more fireworks displays…

Fireworks Events in Oakland County

Fireworks Events in Oakland County (MichiganFireworks.com, June 24, 2014)   Thanks to the hard work of MichiganFireworks.com, here are event listings for Oakland County, republished with permission: Rochester Festival of the Hills   Date:  June 25, 2014 at 10:06pm Where: Borden Park 1400 East Hamlin Rd in Rochester Hills, Michigan 48307 Find more fireworks displays…

Four Local Schools Compete for DSO Concert

Four Local Schools Compete for DSO Concert (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 19, 2014)   The Detroit Symphony Orchestra will be giving special performances based on feedback from the community. In Oakland County, Clarkston, Clawson, Lake Orion and Royal Oak have schools in the running. DTE Energy Foundation Presents the DSO in Your Community has been…

Oakland County Wins 11 National Association of Counties Awards

Oakland County Wins 11 National Association of Counties Awards (Oakland County Press Release, June 16, 2014)   Oakland County has garnered at least 11 National Association of Counties (NACo) Achievement Awards for innovative programs that help improve access to healthy food for low-income residents, train nursing students how to teach parents about preventing infant deaths,…

Gun Violence in Oakland County Prompts…

Gun Violence in Oakland County Prompts Gun Lock Giveaway in 38 Communities (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 6, 2014) Putting partisan politics aside and collaborating with 38 local agencies, The Oakland County Board of Commissioners organized a fight to reduce gun violence. They unanimously voted to make June 6 Gun Safety Awareness Day. They conducted…