Step Forward Program Helps Save Homes from Foreclosure

Step Forward Program Helps Save Homes from Foreclosure (Oakland County Treasurer Andy Meisner Press Release, Dec. 28, 2015) Southfield, MI – With foreclosures causing as much as an 8 percent loss in property values of neighboring homes, according to the Federal Reserve of Boston, and Oakland County losing $14 billion in taxable value during the…

Checkers on N. Perry in Pontiac Robbed by Gunman

Checkers on N. Perry in Pontiac Robbed by Gunman (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, Dec. 13, 2015) Pontiac, MI – FROM DAY SHIFT: 12-08-2015, 07:00 hrs. THROUGH MIDNIGHT SHIFT: 12-09-2015, 07:00 hrs. INCIDENT:  12:17 hrs.  – City of Pontiac – Armed Robbery #15-199759 SUMMARY:  Deputies were dispatched to the 700 block of N. Perry Street (Checkers…

LGBT Community Considers 2016 Ballot Initiative (video)

LGBT Community Considers 2016 Ballot Initiative (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 8, 2015) Ann Arbor, MI – In Michigan it is illegal to discriminate against people based on factors such as race, religion, age and disability. However, discrimination continues against people in the LGBT community because it is legal to do so. In Michigan people…

Volunteer Stabbed at Common Ground, Keego Harbor Man in Custody

Volunteer Stabbed at Common Ground, Keego Harbor Man in Custody (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, Dec. 7, 2015)   Pontiac, MI –  INCIDENT: 10:55 hrs. Dec. 4, 2015– 1200 North Telegraph Rd.-Oakland County Government Complex – Common Ground building – Attempted Murder #15-197547 SUMMARY:  Deputies responded to Common Ground, Building 32 East for a stabbing. The…

Communities Come Together for 2015 Holiday Parade in Pontiac

Communities Come Together for 2015 Holiday Parade in Pontiac (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 5, 2015) Pontiac, MI – The heart of Oakland County beat loudly on Saturday, with sounds of holiday cheer filling Saginaw Street in Downtown Pontiac for the annual Holiday Extravaganza Parade. Marching bands from multiple schools, including Waterford, White Lake and Milford,…

Holiday Extravaganza Parade in Downtown Pontiac Dec. 5

Holiday Extravaganza Parade in Downtown Pontiac Dec. 5 (EVENT page) Downtown Pontiac Dec 5 – The Holiday Extravaganza’s mission is to bring together Oakland County’s cities and townships to share together in celebration of the holiday season in the heart of Oakland County. Winterfun Festival 8:30am – 10:30am The WinterFUN Festival is a great opportunity…

Bob Gatt Talks about Future Animal Shelter, Gives Tour of Current Facility (video)

Bob Gatt Talks about Future Animal Shelter, Gives Tour of Current Facility (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 23, 2015) With cages of kittens stacked up in the hallways, the echo of endlessly barking dogs, dingy floors, walls painted with fading cartoonish murals, and the endless “here let me move past you”s in the all too…

More than 30,000 Meals Served in Pontiac Thanks to OLHSA Program

 More than 30,000 Meals Served in Pontiac Thanks to OLHSA Program (OLHSA press release, Nov. 24, 2015) This summer OLHSA teamed up with United Way of Southeastern Michigan to promote healthy living among children and individuals with disabilities in Pontiac through the Meet Up and Eat Up program. With the primary focus on making fresh,…

Craft Show Shows Clawson’s Creative Side

Craft Show Shows Clawson’s Creative Side (C. Proxmire, Nov. 21, 2015) It’s been a couple years since that fateful day when Heidi Pettey’s toe ring broke.  The seemingly everyday kind of problem was the start of something good for the Madison Heights mom.  “I decided to fix it myself,” she said. In learning how to…

County Executive Patterson Demands Pontiac Not Accept Syrian Refugees

County Executive Patterson Demands Pontiac Not Accept Syrian Refugees (C. Proxmire, Nov. 18, 2015)   Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson wants to put an end to a development project in Pontiac specifically for Syrian refugees. According to The Oakland Press, developers have purchased 120 lots on 10 Pontiac city blocks west of Woodward near…