Mandatory Life Sentences for Minors Still a Debate in Michigan

Mandatory Life Sentences for Minors Still a Debate in Michigan (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 6, 2014) Attorney General Bill Schuette announced his office will present oral arguments before the Michigan Supreme Court arguing that a recent U.S. Supreme Court addressing the sentences of convicted teenage murderers does not apply retroactively. “First degree murder is a…

Clawson Youth Assistance Seeks Business Support for Camp Scholarships

Clawson Youth Assistance Seeks Business Support for Camp Scholarships (Penny Luebs, Clawson Youth Assistance Chair, March 6, 2014) For many years, Clawson Youth Assistance has sent children from low-income families in Clawson to summer camp.  We sponsor older children to an overnight camp for a one-week session, and younger children to day camp for two…

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…