Pontiac

Pontiac Lights Tree of Hope (video)

December 6th 2014

Pontiac Lights Tree of Hope (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 6, 2014) The kick off to the holiday season in Pontiac is the annual lighting of the Tree of Hope in front of the Waterman Hall of Justice. The ceremony this year included a visit from Scooby Doo and local children’s choirs. Glen Konopaskie, President […]

Man Steals Unattended Ambulance from Hospital in Pontiac

December 2nd 2014

Man Steals Unattended Ambulance from Hospital in Pontiac (Oakland County Sheriffs Dept, Dec. 2, 2014) INCIDENT: 23:01Hrs. occurred 11-30-14 – City of Pontiac – UDAA of an Ambulance. #14-189040 SUMMARY: Deputies were dispatched to the 50 block of N. Perry (McLaren Oakland Hospital emergency entrance), on a stolen ambulance from STAR EMS. Per the caller, […]

…Pontiac Man Stopped for Hands in Pockets … (video)

November 29th 2014

Video of Pontiac Man Stopped for Hands in Pockets Gets National Attention (video) (C. Proxmire, Nov. 29, 2014) A cell phone video taken by a Pontiac resident on Thanksgiving Day has had over 1,300,000 views on Facebook and over 11,000 views on You Tube. The video shows Brandon McKean conversing with an Oakland County Sheriff’s […]

Suspect Sought in Pontiac Home Invasion

November 29th 2014

Suspect Sought in Pontiac Home Invasion (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, Nov. 29, 2014) INCIDENT: 13:14 hrs. –Nov 27 – City of Pontiac – Home Invasion # 14-187494 SUMMARY: Deputies were dispatched to the 400 block of Martin Luther King Jr Blvd for a Home Invasion in progress.  The complainant stated that she was home alone and […]

Pontiac to Light Tree of Hope Dec. 5

November 28th 2014

Pontiac to Light Tree of Hope Dec. 5 (Pontiac DBA Press Release, Nov. 28, 2014) Every year the community of Pontiac rings in the Holiday season by lighting the Tree of Hope and hearing the incredible voices of our community youth.  The community of Pontiac and the Pontiac Downtown Business Association invite you to come […]

Seven Families Fed Thanks to Ascend & NPG in Pontiac

November 26th 2014

Seven Families Fed Thanks to Ascend Foundation and NPG in Pontiac (C. Proxmire, Nov. 26, 2014) The Ascend Foundation and NPG Foundation teamed up with 4 Brothers Lounge to give groceries to seven local families in need. The organizations contacted social workers in Pontiac Schools to identify children living in poverty they could help for […]

…the Goodness of Regional Philanthropy

November 25th 2014

Guest Column: Thanksgiving for the Goodness of Regional Philanthropy (Kurt Metzger, Mayor of Pleasant Ridge, Nov. 25, 2014)   A November 11 Detroit News Editorial, entitled “Foundations think out of box to aid Detroit,” paid credit to the foundations who came forth to help fund the Grand Bargain and move the Detroit bankruptcy process to […]

Transit Summit Connects… Communities and more (video)

November 24th 2014

Transit Summit Connects Business, Faith, Education Communities and More (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 22, 2014)   Who cares about public transportation? Judging from the diverse crowd at the Build Business Build Transit summit on Nov. 18 at Ford Field in Detroit, it’s pretty much everybody. The summit brought together people in the faith community, […]

Happy’s Pizza Founder Convicted…

November 21st 2014

Happy’s Pizza Founder Convicted of Multi-Million Dollar Tax Fraud Scheme (US Department of Justice Press Release, Nov. 21, 2014) On November 19, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, a federal jury after deliberating 4.5 hours convicted the president and founder of Happy’s Pizza of conspiracy to defraud the United States […]

Pontiac Holiday Extravaganza Parade and Art Festival Dec. 6

November 21st 2014

Pontiac Holiday Extravaganza Parade and Art Festival Dec. 6 (Compiled, Nov. 21, 2014) December 6, 2014 is a day full of fun holiday activities in Downtown Pontiac for the annual Holiday Extravaganza Parade & Children’s WinterART Festival. Activities are listed below. The Holiday Extravaganza’s mission is to bring together Oakland County’s cities and townships to […]