Oakland County Clerk Lisa Brown Running for Lt. Governor

Oakland County Clerk Lisa Brown Running for Lt. Governor (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 3, 2014) Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer has announced his running mate for the upcoming election – Oakland County Clerk and former State Representative Lisa Brown. The announcement came this morning, just a day after Schauer appeared with President Barack Obama in…

Oakland County Clerk Lisa Brown Running for Lt. Governor

Oakland County Clerk Lisa Brown Running for Lt. Governor (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 3, 2014) Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer has announced his running mate for the upcoming election – Oakland County Clerk and former State Representative Lisa Brown. The announcement came this morning, just a day after Schauer appeared with President Barack Obama in…

The Life of Ferndale Chickens #1 – The Babies Are Home

The Life of Ferndale Chickens #1 – The Babies Are Home (Jillian Bogater, orig. Chicken Scratch Fever, April 1, 2014) BACKGROUND: Jillian Bogater and Matt Greenberg are cooped up in Ferndale, which in 2012 legalized backyard chickens. This is their first time urban farming with hens. Jillian, a professional journalist, and Matt, a brownfield redevelopment…

Purse Snatching and Possible Heroin Possession in Orion Twp

Purse Snatching and Possible Heroin Possession in Orion Twp. (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, April 1, 2014) INCIDENT:  19:00 hrs. March 31, 2014 – Orion Township Purse Snatching / Narcotics Enforcement Team Assist   #14-046567 SUMMARY: Deputies responded to the Kroger Store in the 400 block of N. Lapeer Rd for a purse snatching complainant. No injury…

Details Emerge as Family Wants Suicide Designation Removed in Shooting Death

Details Emerge as Family Wants Suicide Designation Removed in Shooting Death (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 31, 2014) On Feb. 23 an Independence Township man put a gun to his head and pulled the trigger. The man had been drinking and was showing his girlfriend how safe guns were by putting one after to his temple…

Elderly Woman Struck by Two Vehicles Dies in Rochester Hills

Elderly Woman Struck by Two Vehicles Dies in Rochester Hills (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, March 30, 2014) Saturday March 29th 2014 City Of Rochester Hills The OCSO Crash Reconstruction Unit is assisting Deputies from the Rochester Hills Substation with the investigation of a fatal pedestrian / vehicle crash that occurred at 8:27 p.m. Saturday on…

Federal Government Recognizes Michigan Same-Sex Marriages

Federal Government Recognizes Michigan Same-Sex Marriages (DOJ Press Release, March 28, 2014) Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, March 28, 2014 Statement by Attorney General Eric Holder on Federal Recognition of Same-Sex Marriages in Michigan Attorney General Eric Holder issued the following statement today on the status of same-sex marriages…

Federal Government Recognizes Michigan Same-Sex Marriages

Federal Government Recognizes Michigan Same-Sex Marriages (DOJ Press Release, March 28, 2014) Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, March 28, 2014 Statement by Attorney General Eric Holder on Federal Recognition of Same-Sex Marriages in Michigan Attorney General Eric Holder issued the following statement today on the status of same-sex marriages…

Local Districts Named 2014 Best Communities for Music Education

Local Districts Named 2014 Best Communities for Music Education (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 27, 2014) The NAMM Foundation rates school  districts across the county in music programs, and this year they have named 376 districts to their 2014 Best Communities for Music Education List.  In Oakland County, Berkley, Bloomfield Hills, Ferndale, Oxford and Rochester Schools…

Middle School Students Learn How Not to Break Eggs in Engineering

Middle School Students Learn How Not to Break Eggs in Engineering (W. Bloomfield Schools Press Release, March 27, 2014) Abbott Middle School students visited Engineering Academy at West Bloomfield High School to learn more about Engineering Academy and engineering, architectural and industrial technology courses that the high school offers starting in 9th grade. The middle…

Graffiti Suspect among those Arrested in Royal Oak

Graffiti Suspect among those Arrested in Royal Oak (Royal Oak Police Department, March 20, 2014 through March 27, 2014) Larceny from Automobile 4949 Coolidge (Beaumont Medical Center), 3-20-14, 12:30 p.m.: Complainant reported she parked her 1999 Chevrolet Venture in a parking lot. When she returned she discovered an unknown suspect stole the catalytic converter from…