Affirmations Hosting Equality Ride from Detroit to Ann Arbor Aug. 23

Affirmations Hosting Equality Ride from Detroit to Ann Arbor Aug. 23 (Affirmations Press Release, July 26, 2014) Affirmations, Michigan’s community center for lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender people (LGBT) and their allies, are biking from Detroit to Ann Arbor on Saturday, August 23, beginning at 10am, to educate and encourage others to take action in…

Birmingham Police Looking for Serial Laptop Thief

Birmingham Police Looking for Serial Laptop Thief (Birmingham Police, July 25, 2014) Over the past two months, a lone suspect has stolen several laptops from various Birmingham businesses during regular business hours. The suspect, an unknown black male, enters the business wearing either semi-formal business attire or a delivery uniform with a name badge. He…

Birmingham Police Looking for Serial Laptop Thief

Birmingham Police Looking for Serial Laptop Thief (Birmingham Police, July 25, 2014) Over the past two months, a lone suspect has stolen several laptops from various Birmingham businesses during regular business hours. The suspect, an unknown black male, enters the business wearing either semi-formal business attire or a delivery uniform with a name badge. He…

Animals at Increased Risk of Parvo, Vaccinating Dogs Recomended

Animals at Increased Risk of Parvo, Vaccinating Dogs Recomended (Andrea Johns, Ferndale Fur Trading Company, July 24, 2014) Oakland County dog owners should be on alert with cases of Parvo reported this week. This highly fatal virus is often treatable if caught early, and can be prevented. Although Parvovirus is most commonly seen in more…

Ferndale and Hazel Park to Get New DTE Substation

Ferndale and Hazel Park to Get New DTE Substation (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 24, 2014)   In Ferndale when it gets hot or starts storming, people know that it’s time to plug in their phones and have their flashlights handy “just in case.” Aging electrical infrastructure, increased demand from electronics and air conditioners, the plentiful…

Sheriff’s Department Says Goodbye to Maxx the Drug Dog

Sheriff’s Department Says Goodbye to Maxx the Drug Dog (Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, July 24, 2014) The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office is sad to announce the death of one of its K-9 members, “Maxx”. Maxx was assigned to the Narcotics Enforcement Team and is credited with uncovering large quantities of narcotics during his tenure at…

Huntington Woods and Pleasant Ridge Get Pot Petitions Turned In

Huntington Woods and Pleasant Ridge Get Pot Petitions Turned In (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 23, 2014) The push for city-by-city marijuana decriminalization continues as petitions were turned in Tuesday for Huntington Woods and Pleasant Ridge, to put the issue on the Nov. 4 ballot. Berkley will also have a vote on the matter in November.…

Friends Open Up Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Ferndale (video)

Friends Open Up Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Ferndale (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 23, 2014) After working together for 12 years in the mortgage underwriting business, Jason Irvine and Craig Southerland were hungry for something more fun. While they were grateful for their work at JP Morgan Chase, there were some days where the best…

Royal Oak Home Destroyed by Fire, Dog Saved by Neighbor (video)

Royal Oak Home Destroyed by Fire, Dog Saved by Neighbor (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 22, 2014) UPDATE:  A fundraising site is available at http://www.gofundme.com/sholty-fire-fund. When Jeremy and Ellen Sholty got the call that their home was on fire Tuesday afternoon, they left work and rushed to the scene only to find firefighters standing back…

Royal Oak Home Destroyed by Fire, Dog Saved by Neighbor (video)

Royal Oak Home Destroyed by Fire, Dog Saved by Neighbor (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 22, 2014) UPDATE:  A fundraising site is available at http://www.gofundme.com/sholty-fire-fund. When Jeremy and Ellen Sholty got the call that their home was on fire Tuesday afternoon, they left work and rushed to the scene only to find firefighters standing back…

Jason Dutra: Ferndale Recreation Volunteer Coach of the Year

Jason Dutra: Ferndale Recreation Volunteer Coach of the Year (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 22, 2014) Jason Dutra loves coaching baseball and the passion he has for mentoring kids and sharing the love of the game has led him to earn Ferndale Recreation’s 2014 Youth Baseball Volunteer Coach of the Year. Dutra started coaching in Ferndale…