Trash Troubles: City by City Updates

Trash Troubles: City by City Updates (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 19, 2014) As the trash from flooded homes piles up on curbs, in processing facilities, and in landfills, the most immediate problem facing municipalities is what to do with all that sewer-water-soaked stuff.  Residents and city leaders worry over the potential health effects.  “ My…

Madison Heights Contends Illegal Dumping by SOCRRA

Madison Heights Contends Illegal Dumping by SOCRRA (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 19, 2014)   The City of Madison Heights put a halt to what they call illegal dumping at a SOCRRA transfer station located in their City. The following press release gives details of their claim: “On Monday, August 18th, City personnel observed that several…

Madison Heights Contends Illegal Dumping by SOCRRA

Madison Heights Contends Illegal Dumping by SOCRRA (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 19, 2014)   The City of Madison Heights put a halt to what they call illegal dumping at a SOCRRA transfer station located in their City. The following press release gives details of their claim: “On Monday, August 18th, City personnel observed that several…

Man Assaulted at Concert Faces Life-Threatening Injuries

Man Assaulted at Hank Williams Jr. Concert Faces Life-Threatening Injuries (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, Aug. 18, 2014)  UPDATE: The Victim Robert Kobe was pronounced deceased today (Aug. 19) at 12:04 pm, by Dr. Doyle of McLaren Hospital Pontiac.  The investigation will continue pending the outcome of an autopsy.   INCIDENT: 20:55 Hrs. – Independence Township (DTE…

Five Dream Cruise Arrests in Royal Oak, ’65 Corvette Stolen in Birmingham

Five Dream Cruise Arrests in Royal Oak, ’65 Corvette Stolen in Birmingham (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug.18, 2014) Royal Oak Police shared information that there were only five arrests in the City during Dream Cruise, which took place Saturday, Aug. 16. They estimated that the event attracted 1.2 million people. According to the report there were…

Dream Cruise Tribute to Fallen Officer Sgt. O’Rourke (video)

Dream Cruise Kicks off with Tribute to Fallen Officer Sgt. Patrick O’Rourke (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, photos: Jaw Dropping Photography, Aug. 16, 2014) The Lights and Sirens Parade is a Ferndale tradition that gives police and fire departments, along with historical vehicle collectors, a chance to blare their sirens, flash their lights, and zip down…

Dream Cruise Tribute to Fallen Officer Sgt. O’Rourke (video)

Dream Cruise Kicks off with Tribute to Fallen Officer Sgt. Patrick O’Rourke (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, photos: Jaw Dropping Photography, Aug. 16, 2014) The Lights and Sirens Parade is a Ferndale tradition that gives police and fire departments, along with historical vehicle collectors, a chance to blare their sirens, flash their lights, and zip down…

Motor City Burning Author Talk at Baldwin Public Library Aug. 24

Motor City Burning Author Talk at Baldwin Public Library Aug. 24 (Press Release, Aug. 16, 2014) On Sunday, August 24 stop by the Baldwin Public Library to hear Bill Morris, former Birmingham resident, read from his new novel Motor City Burning. Morris will enhance his reading with background music from the era, including works by…

Motor City Burning Author Talk at Baldwin Public Library Aug. 24

Motor City Burning Author Talk at Baldwin Public Library Aug. 24 (Press Release, Aug. 16, 2014) On Sunday, August 24 stop by the Baldwin Public Library to hear Bill Morris, former Birmingham resident, read from his new novel Motor City Burning. Morris will enhance his reading with background music from the era, including works by…