Collaboration Brings Arrest…

Collaboration Brings Arrest of Ferndale, Oak Park and Royal Oak Burglary Suspects (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 6, 2014) On March 6, 2014, at approximately 10:00 a.m., members of the Troy Police Department Special Investigations Unit (SIU) arrested two home invasion suspects in Ferndale, according to a press release from the Royal Oak Police Department. The…

Mummified Body Found in Pontiac Garage

Mummified Body Found in Pontiac Garage (Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, March 6, 2014) INCIDENT: 17:09 hrs. March 5– City of Pontiac Death Investigation – #14-032661 SUMMARY: Deputies responded to the 1600 block of Savanna for a deceased person in a vehicle.                OUTCOME OF INCIDENT: Upon arrival deputies spoke to the complainant who is an employee…

Mummified Body Found in Pontiac Garage

Mummified Body Found in Pontiac Garage (Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, March 6, 2014) INCIDENT: 17:09 hrs. March 5– City of Pontiac Death Investigation – #14-032661 SUMMARY: Deputies responded to the 1600 block of Savanna for a deceased person in a vehicle.                OUTCOME OF INCIDENT: Upon arrival deputies spoke to the complainant who is an employee…

Demonstrators Try to Stay Warm, While State’s Case Runs Cold

Demonstrators Try to Stay Warm, While State’s Case Runs Cold by Crystal A. Proxmire News spread quickly Sunday that over 100 Detroit-based pastors would be convening at the Federal Courthouse Monday to protest marriage equality.  Rumors put expected turnout as high as 600.  The Detroit Police stood ready with extra officers in the area and…

OU Ranks 4th in Country for Percentage of Women in Engineering

OU Ranks 4th in Country for Percentage of Women in Engineering (Oakland University Press Release, March 4, 2014) Oakland University is ranked fourth in the country for the percentage of women tenured/tenure-track faculty in engineering. According to recent data from the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), Oakland University is among national leaders in categories…

‘Madam Mayors’ Share Success Stories and Advice (video)

‘Madam Mayors’ Share Success Stories and Advice (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 1, 2014) Fighting and faith were themes that came up repeatedly in the “Madam Mayors” discussion with the Women Officials Network on Feb. 28 in West Bloomfield.  Mayor Deirdre Waterman (Pontiac), Mayor Brenda Lawrence (Southfield), and Mayor Marian McClellan (Oak Park) spoke to…

MEAP Scores Released, Improvement in Reading Celebrated

MEAP Scores Released, Improvement in Reading Celebrated (Michigan Dept. of Education Press Release, Feb. 28, 2014) Reading test scores for Michigan fourth graders improved for the fourth consecutive year, the Michigan Department of Education reported today. Results from the Fall 2013 Michigan Education Assessment Program (MEAP) are reflective of what children had learned the previous…

Royal Oak Police Report: Stolen Vehicle Recovered in Traffic Stop

Royal Oak Police Report: Stolen Vehicle Recovered in Traffic Stop (Royal Oak Police, Feb. 28, 2014) Larceny 410 S. Main (Burgerz Restaurant), 2-23-14, 2:30 a.m.: Complainant accidentally left his cell phone on the counter. When he realized what he had done, he returned and discovered an unknown suspect stole it.  14-6209 25352 Woodward (L.A. Fitness),…

Meet State Rep. Ellen Cogen-Lipton in Hazel Park and Oak Park

Meet State Rep. Ellen Cogen-Lipton in Hazel Park and Oak Park (Ellen Cogen-Lipton Press Release, Feb. 28, 2014) State Representative Ellen Cogen-Lipton (D-Huntington Woods) invites residents to attend her two coffee hours on Monday, March 10 and Monday, March 17, to discuss state and community issues, including the state budget and proposals before the Legislature…