Ferndale Approves New Precincts and Polling Locations

Ferndale Approves New Precincts and Polling Locations (City of Ferndale, Dec. 16, 2015) Ferndale, MI—Election polling locations will change for residents of the City of Ferndale, effective Jan. 1, 2016. The revised polling locations were presented by the City Clerk and adopted by Council at Monday evening’s Ferndale City Council meeting. According to Ferndale City…

Farmington Police Warn Residents: Lock Your Car Doors

Farmington Police Warn Residents: Lock Your Car Doors (Farmington Police, Dec. 16, 2015) Farmington, MI – Farmington Public Safety officers have responded to numerous reports of unlawful entries into UNLOCKED vehicles in the Alta Loma subdivision (area west of Farmington Rd and south of Grand River Ave.). Items left out in the open such as…

Ferndale Rotary Pancake Breakfast a Delicious Success

Ferndale Rotary Pancake Breakfast a Delicious Success (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 15, 2015) Ferndale, MI – A tradition continued as Ferndalians and neighbors gathered for the annual Rotary Pancake Breakfast.  For the first time the even was held at M-Brew, a unique restaurant/event space with a Michigan theme and walls lined with vintage video games. …

Berkley Parks & Rec Plan Available Online for Resident Review

Berkley Parks & Rec Plan Available Online for Resident Review (City of Berkley, Dec. 15, 2015) Berkley, MI – Residents are encouraged to review the draft of the City of Berkley Parks and Recreation Department 5-year Master Plan. The plan outlines the goals and objectives for the department and will guide future decision-making for: ~Park…

Trial Proceeds against Officer Who Reportedly Revealed Informant’s ID with Fatal Consequence

Trial Proceeds against Officer Who Reportedly Revealed Informant’s ID with Fatal Consequence (Goodman and Hurwitz, Dec. 15, 2015) Madison Heights, MI – Note:  This story comes from the blog of Goodman and Hurwitz, the firm representing Hilliard’s family.  We are running it as is because it does a good job explaining the issues involved in…

Contest: Students Invited to Design State of the State Program Cover

Contest: Students Invited to Design State of the State Program Cover (Gov. Rick Snyder Press Release, Dec. 14, 2015) Lansing, MI – Michigan high school, junior high, and elementary school students are encouraged to submit designs for the cover of the 2016 Michigan State of the State program contest, Gov. Rick Snyder announced today. Snyder…

Ferndale: Coolidge Principal Gets Gerstacker Fellowship

Ferndale: Coolidge Principal Gets Gerstacker Fellowship (Ferndale Schools Press Release, Dec. 14, 2015) Ferndale, MI – Ferndale Schools is proud to announce that Mr. Eric Bruner, Principal of Coolidge Intermediate School, has been selected for the Saginaw Valley State University Gerstacker Fellowship. Mr. Bruner will join nine other K-12 educators from across Michigan to participate in this…

Pleasant Ridge & Ferndale See Increased Thefts from Vehicles and Garages

Pleasant Ridge and Ferndale See Increased Thefts from Vehicles and Garages (Pleasant Ridge Police, alert sent out via Facebook, Dec. 14, 2015) Pleasant Ridge, MI – Last week Pleasant Ridge Police took a few reports of garages being entered and unlocked cars being rummaged through on the West side of the city. Officers have been…

Teen Uses BB Pistol in Fight at Lake Orion Taco Bell

Teen Uses BB Pistol in Fight at Lake Orion Taco Bell (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, Dec. 13, 2015) Orion Twp, MI – FROM DAY SHIFT: 12-11-2015, 07:00 hrs. THROUGH MIDNIGHT SHIFT: 12-12-2015, 07:00 hrs. INCIDENT: 18:10 hrs. – Orion Township – Felonious Assault. #15-201827 SUMMARY:  Deputies responded to the 600 block of S. Lapeer Rd…

Skeleton Found in Woods, Suicide Likely Cause of Death

Skeleton Found in Woods, Suicide Likely Cause of Death (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, Dec. 13, 2015) FROM DAY SHIFT: 12-12-2015, 07:00 hrs. THROUGH MIDNIGHT SHIFT: 12-13-2015, 07:00 hrs. _______ INCIDENT: 15:16 hrs. – Orion Township – Death Investigation/Possible Suicide. #15-202256 SUMMARY:  Deputies responded to a business located in the 200 block of W. Clarkston Rd…

Suspected Salvation Army Kettle Thief Also Charged with Heroin Possession

Suspected Salvation Army Kettle Thief Also Charged with Heroin Possession (Farmington Hills Police Press Release, Dec. 13, 2015) Farmington Hills, MI – The Farmington Hills Police Department announces the arrest of an individual wanted for the recent theft of a Salvation Army Donation Kettle from the Walgreens store near 8 Mile Rd. and Grand River.…