Fracking Town Hall in Farmington Hills June 24

Fracking Town Hall in Farmington Hills June 24 (WRC Press Release, June 20, 2014) Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash will hold another in a series of town hall meetings to focus on the impact of new state-issued oil and natural gas drilling leases in Oakland County, this time in his “home” city of…

Suicidal Man Prevented from Shooting Self at Daughter’s Grave…

Suicidal Man Prevented from Shooting Self at Daughter’s Grave in Pontiac (Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, June 20, 2014) INCIDENT: 13:30 hrs. – City of Pontiac – Suicidal Subject  #14-93119 SUMMARY:  Deputies were dispatched to the area of Perry and Madison for a welfare check on a suicidal subject.  The subject told a friend he was going…

Protesters Claim Racism in Ferndale Housing Commission Dispute

Protesters Claim Racism in Ferndale Housing Commission Dispute (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 19, 2014) A dispute over a federal housing voucher policy had protesters marching in front of the Withington Apartments on Wednesday evening, claiming racial discrimination against the Ferndale Housing Commission. The Ferndale Housing Commission is headquartered in Ferndale, although the Section 8 program…

Four Local Schools Compete for DSO Concert

Four Local Schools Compete for DSO Concert (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 19, 2014)   The Detroit Symphony Orchestra will be giving special performances based on feedback from the community. In Oakland County, Clarkston, Clawson, Lake Orion and Royal Oak have schools in the running. DTE Energy Foundation Presents the DSO in Your Community has been…

It Stormed, Therefore Power is Out…

It Stormed, Therefore Power is Out in Various Communities (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 18, 2014) There was a storm today, and as a result several communities have lost power.  Bloomfield Hills,  Beverly Hills and Oak Park seem to be suffering the most outages. DTE crews are working to repair downed power lines and damaged transformers…

Ferndale Man Suffers Broken Jaw from Attack on Woodward Ave.

Ferndale Man Suffers Broken Jaw from Attack on Woodward Ave. (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 17, 2014) UPDATE:  A fund has been created to help the victim with his expenses.  Learn more at http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/eddie-ewing-victim-of-the-knockout-game/192461. A 54-year-old man is hospitalized with a broken jaw and a face laceration after being attacked by two men while walking along…

Penguin Center Being Built at Detroit Zoo

Penguin Center Being Built at Detroit Zoo (Detroit Zoo Press Release, June 17, 2014) Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) board members, donors, staff and guests gathered at the Detroit Zoo this evening to ceremoniously “break the ice” on the Polk Penguin Conservation Center (PPCC). The groundbreaking event marks the beginning of an 18-month development period for…

Cashier Arrested for Embezzlement at Western Market in Ferndale

Cashier Arrested for Embezzlement at Western Market in Ferndale (Ferndale Police, June 16, 2014) On June 10, 2014, Ferndale Police arrested Tracy WINDHAM for embezzlement. Officers were called to Western Market after owners noticed unusual money transactions in their records. Investigation showed that Windham had been regularly stealing money from cash registers since December of…

Ferndale Relay for Life Raises Money for American Cancer Society

Ferndale Relay for Life Raises Money for American Cancer Society (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 16, 2014) This weekend was the annual Relay for Life event at Ferndale High School.  The event honors cancer survivors, celebrates caretakers, gives hope to those fighting the disease, and remembers lives that have been lost.  Community members raise money for…

Berkley High School Jazz Ensemble Receives Top Honor, Only in State

Berkley High School Jazz Ensemble Receives Top Honor, Only in State (Berkley Schools, June 16, 2014) The Berkley High School Jazz Ensemble has received the highest honor the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association (MSBOA) can award to a school. The Jazz Ensemble was invited to perform at the 2015 Michigan Music Conference (MMC) on…

Oakland County Wins 11 National Association of Counties Awards

Oakland County Wins 11 National Association of Counties Awards (Oakland County Press Release, June 16, 2014)   Oakland County has garnered at least 11 National Association of Counties (NACo) Achievement Awards for innovative programs that help improve access to healthy food for low-income residents, train nursing students how to teach parents about preventing infant deaths,…