OCC’s “Man Up” Program Focuses on African American Achievement

OCC’s “Man Up” Program Focuses on African American Achievement (Margarita Wagerson, OCC, Feb. 23, 2015) Oakland Community College’s nationally recognized “Man Up” program is off to another great start this year with 35 students enrolled this semester. OCC leaders crafted “Man Up” in 2011 with the goal of keeping young African American men in school and on track to…

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…

New Hudson Man and 9 Year Old Son Killed in Auto Crash

New Hudson Man and 9 Year Old Son Killed in Auto Crash (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept., Jan. 20, 2015) The Crash Reconstruction Unit is investigating a double fatal, motor vehicle crash that occurred on west bound Pontiac Trail west of Martindale in Lyon Township. The crash occurred at about 8:03 a.m. Mr. Pedro Montanez, a…

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…

Possible Car Bomb Under Investigation in Springfield Twp.

Possible Car Bomb Under Investigation in Springfield Twp. (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, Jan. 10, 2015) At 8:15AM  today (01/10/14) Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 8200 block of Tindall Rd. in Springfield Township for a possible car bomb that had exploded in the driveway of a home. No one was in the vehicle. Homeowners…

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,…

Marijuana Seized in Springfield Township

Marijuana Seized in Springfield Township (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, Dec. 30, 2014) INCIDENT:  03:12 Hrs. – Springfield Township – Possession with Intent to Deliver (PWID) Marijuana / NET Detective call-out #14-203531 SUMMARY: Deputies responded to a residence located in the 9000 block of King Rd. for a possible breaking and entering.  A neighbor could see…