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Ferndale

HUD: Housing director’s settlement was ‘unreasonable’

July 27, 2015

FERNDALE — The Ferndale Housing Commission is withholding about half of former Executive Director Deborah Wilson’s $132,000 severance package following a comprehensive assessment from the U.S. Department of ...Read More

Local officials respond to military security threats

Metro Detroit

Local officials respond to military security threats

July 27, 2015

METRO DETROIT — Local legislators and law enforcement officials are calling for increased security measures for military members following ongoing threats against the nation’s military and law enforcement. ...Read More

Friends to remember man killed in collision with patrol vehicle

St. Clair Shores

Friends to remember man killed in collision with patrol vehicle

July 27, 2015

Police have confirmed the identities of two motorcyclists who died in two unrelated crashes last week. ...Read More

Aquapalooza kicks off 4th year at Belle Maer

Harrison Township

Aquapalooza kicks off 4th year at Belle Maer

July 24, 2015

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — The only local concert on the water is happening on Lake St. Clair this weekend. Aquapalooza, now in its fourth year at Belle Maer Harbor in Harrison Township, will feature eight local and national bands who will perform for two days, July 25-26. ...Read More

Sterling Heights

Library stays sharp with cheesemaking class

July 24, 2015

STERLING HEIGHTS — Patrons of the Sterling Heights Public Library will learn about dairy in a day as part of an Aug. 6 Intro to Cheese Making class. ...Read More

St. Mary’s hosts 5k to benefit athlete heart checks

Orchard Lake

St. Mary’s hosts 5k to benefit athlete heart checks

July 23, 2015

ORCHARD LAKE — Twenty-year-old Max Pardington loved the excitement of life. Standing 6 feet 5 inches tall and weighing 220 pounds, Max, a graduate of St. Mary’s Preparatory in Orchard Lake, was in the ...Read More

Harper Woods

Eastland Center assigned receiver after financial woes

July 23, 2015

HARPER WOODS — Harper Woods City Manager Randolph Skotarczyk is concerned about the current situation at Eastland Center, but he also sees the potential for positive changes. Eastland Center is now in receivership. ...Read More

St. Clair Shores

Motorcyclist dies in crash with police car

July 23, 2015

A 20-year-old St. Clair Shores man died after his motorcycle collided with a St. Clair Shores Police patrol car the night of July 22. ...Read More

'Arc flash' fire caused Troy power outage

Troy

'Arc flash' fire caused Troy power outage

July 23, 2015

The Troy Police Department at about 2:15 p.m. tweeted that according to DTE Energy, power had been restored to 6,000 residents while 4,000 residents were still without power. ...Read More

Fundraiser following Stony Creek tragedy benefits Shelby D.A.R.E. program

Shelby Township

Fundraiser following Stony Creek tragedy benefits Shelby D.A.R.E. program

July 22, 2015

At the July 21 Shelby Township Board of Trustees meeting, the families and a friend of Joseph Narra and Gregory Bobchick — the two survivors of a May 8 car crash at Stony Creek Metropark that killed three of their peers — awarded a $3,000 donation to the Shelby Township Police Department’s Drug Abuse Resistance Education program. ...Read More

Displaced mall walkers find new home

Southfield

Displaced mall walkers find new home

July 22, 2015

SOUTHFIELD — Northland Center may be shuttered, but that hasn’t stopped a group of locals who used to roam the halls from getting in their daily workout.After the mall, located at 21500 Northwestern Highway, ...Read More

Vigil held to remember teen who drowned

Southfield

Vigil held to remember teen who drowned

July 22, 2015

Over 300 people gathered to light candles, send off balloons and speak about Darius Cooley 9 p.m. July 21 at Southfield High School. Cooley — an Oak Park teen, and a junior and part of the basketball and football ...Read More

Farmington Hills

Six FPS schools could be repurposed, closed by next fall

July 22, 2015

Farmington Public Schools could see the closure or repurposing of six schools by the fall of 2016, according to projections presented by the district’s Building and Site Utilization Committee during a July 21 Board of ...Read More

Summer heats up community parking plans

Clawson

Summer heats up community parking plans

July 22, 2015

CLAWSON/ROYAL OAK — With the warmer weather comes more people ready to shop, dine and enjoy local downtowns.And make no mistake: That is what communities like Clawson and Royal Oak want.To keep visiting statistics ...Read More

Oldest living veteran meets Obama

West Bloomfield

Oldest living veteran meets Obama

July 22, 2015

Two fire trucks honored Emma Didlake, the nation’s oldest veteran, with a water cannon salute as she departed from Oakland County International Airport to meet the president the morning of July 17.The 110-year-old ...Read More

Rochester Hills

OU board hikes tuition more than 8 percent

July 22, 2015

ROCHESTER HILLS — Starting this fall, Oakland University students will pay 8.48 percent more for their education after the OU Board of Trustees unanimously approved a tuition rate hike July 7. ...Read More

Jam with the classics at Columbia Center

Troy

Jam with the classics at Columbia Center

July 21, 2015

TROY — For John Khami, whose family will bring three cars to the Troy Traffic Jam, the show is all about family. “It’s a family affair. We like driving our cars,” he said.  His brother Roger ...Read More

Man steals thousands in lottery tickets

West Bloomfield

Man steals thousands in lottery tickets

July 21, 2015

WEST BLOOMFIELD — The West Bloomfield Police Department is requesting the public’s help in identifying a man who stole scratch-off lottery tickets from a gas station in the 7400 block of Farmington Road July ...Read More

Southfield

Teen drowns in apartment complex pool

July 21, 2015

An Oak Park teen has died after an incident in an apartment complex pool.According to Deputy Chief Nick Loussia, police received a call at around 3:40 p.m. July 20 on a report of a possible drowning at Sutton Place ...Read More