Race in Community Project Asks: What Does Diversity in Ferndale Mean?

Race in Community Project Asks:  What Does Diversity in Ferndale Mean? (Guest View by Kathleen LaTosch, Dec. 1, 2015) Ferndale, MI – Everyone says diversity is good for us. Business leaders expound upon the economic benefits of having a diverse workforce – the creativity, the increased problem-solving ability. Liberals say it’s “the right thing to…

Gas Can Explodes During Leaf Burning, Injuring Woman and Two Kids

Gas Can Explodes During Leaf Burning, Injuring Woman and Two Kids (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, Nov 30, 2015) INCIDENT:  15:36 hrs. – Nov. 29, 2015- Highland Township – Injured Person(s) – #15-194700 SUMMARY:  Deputies and the Highland Township Fire Department responded to the report of an explosion on the 3000 block of Lester Drive.  The…

Madison Heights Murder a Hook-up Crime, Police Say

Madison Heights Murder a Hook-up Crime, Police Say (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 30 2015)   Madison Heights, MI – More details are emerging in the murder of Ferndando Gonzales of Madison Heights. The Daily Tribune reports that the suspect, 19-year-old Christopher Charles-Ruben King, arrived at Gonzales’s home at about 7:30pm on Oct. 31 after answering…

Gunshots Damage Doors and Windows of Oxford Middle School

Gunshots Damage Doors and Windows of Oxford Middle School (Oakland County Sheriffs Dept, Nov. 29, 2015) Oxford, MI – INCIDENT:  07:26 hrs. – Oxford Township – Malicious Destruction of School Property – #15- 193658 Nov. 27 SUMMARY:  Deputies responded to the 1400 block of Lakeville Road (Oxford Middle School) for a Malicious Destruction of Property…

Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade Dec. 6

Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade Dec. 6 (EVENT page) The Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present this year’s Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade sponsored by Genisys Credit Union which will come down Main Street on Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 2PM. The Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade is the largest Christmas parade in Michigan with an average 3,500…

Mysterious Caller Claims to be IRS Agent, Makes Bomb Threat

Mysterious Caller Claims to be IRS Agent, Makes Bomb Threat (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, Nov. 29, 2015) INCIDENT:  15:34 Hrs. – Nov. 24, 2015 – Orion Township – Bomb Threat / K-9 Assist. #15-192278 SUMMARY: Deputies responded to the 2200 block of Geyer Court for a bomb threat.  The victim reported that he had been…

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…

Cass Community Services Rochester Christmas Breakfast Dec. 6

Cass Community Services Rochester Christmas Breakfast Dec. 6 (EVENT page) Cass Community Services Rochester Christmas Breakfast Royal Park Hotel 600 E. University Drive, Rochester, MI 48037 Sunday, Dec. 6 from 11:30am to 1:30pm Benefiting the Moms and Kids at Cass $40 per adult $15 per child 12 and under $375 for a reserved table of…

Bridging 8 Mile Program Dec 5

Bridging 8 Mile Program Dec 5 (EVENT page) Bridging 8 Mile Program Hosting Day-Long Program Dec 5   Dec. 5 Community Challenge Day scheduled in Detroit DETROIT – The Association for Youth Empowerment, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing transformational programs to schools and communities in southeast Michigan, will host a Community Challenge Day from 9 a.m.…