Woman’s Ex-Boyfriend Arrested for Madison Heights Arson

Woman’s Ex-Boyfriend Arrested for Madison Heights Arson (Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, June 23, 2014) INCIDENT: 19:36hrs. June 20 – City of Madison Heights/Assist Fire Department – OCSO Fire Investigator Request / Arson  #14-93979 SUMMARY:  The Madison Heights Fire Marshall requested an OCSO Fire Investigator for a residential structure fire in the 800 block of E.…

27th District State Rep. Candidates… in their First Forum (video)

27th District State Rep. Candidates Face off in their First Forum (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 21, 2014)   Candidates for the 27th State House Seat faced off in their first forum on Wednesday night, thanks to the League of Women Voters.  The District covers Berkley, Ferndale, Hazel Park, Huntington Woods, Oak Park, Pleasant Ridge…

Ferndale’s Best Bartenders Rock the Art of the Cocktail

Ferndale’s Best Bartenders Rock the Art of the Cocktail (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 20, 2014) Thursday night’s Art of the Cocktail event featured two things Ferndale is known for: bartenders and public art. The ARTWN fundraiser featured bartenders from several establishments competing to see who could create the most delicious drink. The event also gave…

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…