Ferndale Police Launch Hope Not Handcuffs to Assist Addicts with Recovery

Ferndale Police Launch Hope Not Handcuffs to Assist Addicts with Recovery (City of Ferndale, Feb. 1, 2017) Ferndale, MI – Residents suffering from addiction will have better access to treatment without fear of jail time with the launch Tuesday of the Hope Not Handcuffs program. The program is being implemented across Macomb County and through…

State Agency Apologizes, Sets Up Hotline for those Accused of Unemployment Fraud

State Agency Apologizes, Sets Up Hotline for those Accused of Unemployment Fraud (Unemployment Insurance Agency, Jan. 30, 2017) LANSING, MI – People accused of unemployment fraud between 2013 and 2015 and have questions about their cases can now call a new hotline created by the Talent Investment Agency, Director Wanda M. Stokes announced today. The…

Reporter Food: McDonalds with a Fish Tank in Bloomfield Hills

Reporter Food:  McDonalds with a Fish Tank in Bloomfield Hills (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 23, 2017) Bloomfield Hills, MI – I’m not even going to bother talking about the food or taking pictures of it for this reporter food column, because I’m pretty sure most oc115 readers know what a McDonald’s hamburger and fries are…

Tracking People in Michigan’s Criminal Justice System Just Got Easier

Tracking People in Michigan’s Criminal Justice System Just Got Easier (MDHHS, Jan. 13, 2017) LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has enhanced the MI-VINE (Michigan Victim Information and Notification Everyday) service with a powerful new feature called RegistrationLink 2.0. The RegistrationLink system links offender records and cases to better…

Oakland County Threatens to Pull Funding from Area Agency on Aging after Commissioners Denied Access to Meeting

Oakland County Threatens to Pull Funding from Area Agency on Aging after Commissioners Denied Access to Meeting (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 12, 2017) Pontiac, MI – When the Area Agency on Aging 1-B held a closed session meeting on Jan. 3, they did so without allowing Commissioners  from the six counties they cover to attend.…

Police Say Woman Stabbed Brother with Letter Opener While Driving in Rochester Hills

Police Say Woman Stabbed Brother with Letter Opener While Driving in Rochester Hills Rochester Hills, MI – FROM DAY SHIFT: 01-06-2017, 07:00 hrs. THROUGH MIDNIGHT SHIFT: 01-07-2017, 07:00 hrs. INCIDENT:  11:49 hrs. – City of Rochester Hills – Felonious Assault – #17-003065 SUMMARY:  Deputies responded to the area of S. Adams Rd near Hamlin Rd…

Reporter Food: Queen Anne Tea Lunch at the Holly Hotel

Reporter Food: Queen Anne Tea Lunch at the Holly Hotel (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 25, 2016) Holly, MI – The Queen Anne Tea at the Holly Hotel was both beautiful and remarkably affordable, especially given the quality of the food.  The fresh baked pastries, the menu options prepared with professionalism and care, and the enthusiasm…

Reporter Food: Rocky Mountain Way Smoothie at Jacq & Diane’s

Reporter Food: Rocky Mountain Way Smoothie at Jacq & Diane’s Juice Box (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 23, 2016) Holly, MI – A chocolate smoothie that is good for you.  That’s how Jacq & Diane’s Juice Box co-owner Diane describes her newest creation the “Rocky Mountain Way Smoothie.”  This yummy blend of bananas, pecans, dates, cacao…

Fire at 555 Building Closes Woodward Ave. in Birmingham

Fire at 555 Building Closes Woodward Ave. in Birmingham (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 22, 2016) Birmingham, MI – A fire at the 555 Building on Woodward required at least five fire departments to respond and Woodward Avenue to be closed while the flames were doused and the building secured.  There are no reported fatalities or…

Wreaths Across America Honors Soldiers at Great Lakes National Cemetery

Wreaths Across America Honors Soldiers at Great Lakes National Cemetery (Scott Blaska, Dec. 21, 2016) Holly, MI – Volunteers placed over 15,000 wreaths on graves Saturday at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly as part of the Wreaths Across America Program.  The wreaths are a tradition that began eleven years ago in Holly and has…