Pontiac Council Declines Letting Voters Decide on Road Funding

Pontiac Council Declines Letting Voters Decide on Road Funding (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 29, 2015) The roads in Pontiac are in far from ideal condition, but the option to raise taxes to fix them won’t go on the ballot in the near future. A ballot proposal was presented to Pontiac City Council at the Jan.…

Exploring the Pontiac Silverdome (video)

Exploring the Pontiac Silverdome (video) (Jimmy Joo, orig. Architectural Afterlife, Jan. 29, 2015) As each 15,000-pound cable whipped down through seat after seat, down went the massive roof of Pontiac’s Silverdome stadium. These huge steel ropes went swinging through the stadium, slicing through the stands, causing destruction with the force of a bomb to butterfly…

Men in Light Blue Van Suspected of Trying to Abduct Two Children in Pontiac

Men in Light Blue Van Suspected of Trying to Abduct Two Children in Pontiac (Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, Jan. 29, 2015) INCIDENT: 13:13 Hrs. – Jan. 28 – City of Pontiac – Suspicious Circumstances / Possible Attempted Child Abduction    #15-13877 SUMMARY: Deputies at the Pontiac Substation took a walk-in report for a Suspicious Circumstance…

Bloomfield Twp. Man Arrested After Driving Erratically, Waving to Police (video)

Bloomfield Twp. Man Arrested After Driving Erratically, Waving to Police (video) (Oakland Co. Sheriff’s Dept, Jan. 28, 2015) INCIDENT: 18:41 Hrs. – JAN 27, 2015 – City of Pontiac – Fleeing and Eluding. 15-13501  Dash Cam Attached SUMMARY: Deputies responded to the area of Cesar Chavez and Montcalm for a silver vehicle that was driving…

OLHSA Walk for Warmth at Great Lakes Crossing Feb. 7

OLHSA Walk for Warmth at Great Lakes Crossing Feb. 7 (OLHSA Press Release, Jan. 25, 2015) Walk for Warmth is a walk-a-thon event. OLHSA, A Community Action Agency will proudly host its 25th annual Walk for Warmth events in 2015! By our side is Genisys Credit Union, our premier event sponsor. Make plans to join…

Confirmed Measles Case in Oakland County

Confirmed Measles Case in Oakland County (Oakland County Health Dept, Jan. 23, 2015) Oakland County Health Division announced today that the Michigan Department of Community Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have confirmed a measles case in an adult Oakland County resident. This case may be associated with the recent Disneyland outbreak in…

Vehicle Left Running and Unlocked Stolen from Pontiac Gas Station

Vehicle Left Running and Unlocked Stolen from Pontiac Gas Station (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, Jan. 18, 2015) INCIDENT: 0430 Hours- Jan 17, 2015 – City of Pontiac-Vehicle Theft -UDAA/ Auto Theft Callout #15-8171. SUMMARY: Deputies were dispatched to the Marathon Gas station located at Baldwin and Montcalm for the report of a stolen vehicle. Deputies…

Michigan Students will get SAT Instead of ACT Starting in 2016

Michigan Students will get SAT Instead of ACT Starting in 2016 (Michigan Department of Education Press Release, Jan. 18, 2015) All Michigan high school juniors will begin taking the SAT as the state-administered college assessment exam beginning in 2016 after the College Board won the three-year competitively-bid contract, the Michigan Department of Education and Department…

Local Leaders in Running for NAACP Image Award Hometown Honor

Local Leaders in Running for NAACP Image Award Hometown Honor (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan.12, 2015) The vote is on. Seventeen Detroit Area leaders have been nominated as part of the NAACP Image Awards Hometown Champion Award. Through an online competition, the nominee who gets the most votes will be flown to Pasadena, California for the…

One Person Shot, Two Assaulted in Pontiac

One Person Shot, Two Assaulted in Pontiac (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, Jan. 10, 2015) INCIDENT: 0015 Hours- City of Pontiac-Shooting/ Assault w/ Gun/Pistol Whipping/Attempt Murder   # 15-0004486 SUMMARY: Deputies were dispatched to a home in the 300 block of W. Huron for the report of a shooting. Deputies arrived and discovered a shooting victim and two…

“Expectations” Trump “Hope” as Pontiac School Board Members Swear In (video)

“Expectations” Trump “Hope” as Pontiac School Board Members Swear In (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 6, 2015) “We don’t say ‘we hope’ anymore. We say ‘we expect.’” The concept is one surrounding every decision made at Pontiac Schools, and when Superintendent Kelley Williams brought it up at the Jan. 5, 2015 School Board meeting it…

Remembering Patricia Hill Burnett, 2012 Interview (video)

Remembering Patricia Hill Burnett, 2012 Interview (video) (Cherie Wyatt Rolfe, Crystal Proxmire, Jan. 4, 2015) At the age of 94, the co-founder of Michigan National Organization for Women (NOW) and celebrated portrait artist Patricia Hill Burnett passed away last week. Burnett was a face for feminism spanning across socioeconomic and political lines. She was well-dressed,…