Nominations Being Accepted for Troy Youth Awards, Deadline Feb. 27

Nominations Being Accepted for Troy Youth Awards, Deadline Feb. 27 (TYA Press Release, Jan. 25, 2015) Troy Youth Assistance is now accepting nominations for recognition of elementary–high school-age youth who reside in Troy or attend school in Troy and have made exemplary contributions to the Troy community. Categories include: ~Exceptional service to others ~Achievement by…

Rep. Howrylak Holds Office Hours: Troy Feb. 21 and Clawson Feb. 23

Rep. Howrylak Holds Office Hours: Troy Feb. 21 and Clawson Feb. 23 (Press Release, Jan. 25, 2015) State Rep. Martin Howrylak will host February district office hours in Troy and Clawson to discuss state and local government with residents of the 41st House District. Howrylak, R-Troy, invites people with questions or suggestions about government to…

Police Say Beverly Hills Man Targeted School Drop Offs for Purse Thefts

Police Say Beverly Hills Man Targeted School Drop Offs for Purse Thefts (Birmingham Police, Jan. 24, 2015) On Tuesday, January 20, 2015, at approximately 9 a.m., a suspect was taken into custody for stealing a purse out of a vehicle that was parked in the parking lot of Pierce Elementary School. Information had been obtained…

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…

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…

Huntington Woods and Troy Bank Robbery Suspect Apprehended

Huntington Woods and Troy Bank Robbery Suspect Apprehended (Troy Police Dept, Jan. 14, 2015) On Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at approximately 12:40 p.m. the Charter One Bank at 125 Stephenson Hwy. was robbed by a white male suspect who fled on foot. The suspect implied having a weapon and was described as being approximately 35-years-old;…

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,…

Pontiac Pastor Praises Troy Paramedics Who Saved Wife’s Life (video)

Pontiac Pastor Praises Troy Paramedics Who Saved Wife’s Life (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 28, 2014) Grace Gospel Fellowship was full of thankful people on Sunday as Pastor Kent Clark gave appreciation to three paramedics from Alliance Mobil Health EMS in Troy who saved his wife’s life earlier this fall. Pastor Clark told the story…

Nino Salvaggios Donates Food for 500 in Oakland County

Nino Salvaggios Donates Food for 500 in Oakland County (C. Proxmire, Dec. 26, 2014) Nino Salvaggio International Marketplace shared the holiday spirt this Christmas as they donated enough food to feed 500 for the holidays. The donations were given to Forgotten Harvest, which is based in Troy but serves several Oakland County communities, and Grace…