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4 hrs ago | Detroit News

Political Insider: GOP points finger at Schauer spending

This time, the state Republican Party is claiming Schauer violated state election law by making illegal candidate-to-candidate expenditures by propping up the unchallenged candidacy of his running mate, Oakland County Clerk Lisa Brown .


Related Topix: William Thomas, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Michigan, Rick Snyder, US Governors

20 hrs ago | Detroit Free Press

After bad winter, new salt costs leave bad taste in Michigan

A worker in a front end loader adds salt from the salt dome behind him into a 12 tons salt and plow truck at the Oakland County Road Commission in Waterford on Saturday, January 4, 2014.


Related Topix: Waterford, MI, Washtenaw County, MI

Yesterday |

Photos: A peek into luxury Metro Detroit houses to be displayed in revived Homarama event

Six multi-million-dollar houses at a luxury housing complex in Oakland County will be on display in a series of home design tours that start this week.


Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Detroit News

Storm warnings issued for parts of Metro Detroit

The evening commute is starting off on a stormy note for Metro Detroiters. Rain was falling across the region, including in downtown Detroit, just after 5 p.m. In less than an hour, more than an inch had fallen in some spots; many places saw less than half an inch, according to the National Weather Service.


Related Topix: Detroit, MI, Weather, Genesee County, MI

Oakland Community College, Schools Sign Pact to Meet Workforce Demands

Oakland Community College and Oakland Schools signed an agreement today that provides Oakland County high school students a seamless transition from the Oakland Career and Technical Education programs into a post-secondary course of study at OCC.


Related Topix: Education Etc.

Detroit Free Press

Parents, watch out for 'fire challenge,' Oakland County warns

The Ice Bucket Challenge sweeping across the nation -- where celebrities, politicians, and people who like to see themselves on YouTube are pouring ice-cubes and water on their heads to raise money for ALS has apparently prompted a decidedly more painful challenge, involving matches and fire accelerants.


Related Topix: Startups, Facebook

Detroit Free Press

Fracking in Rochester Hills? City hosts special meeting tonight on possible ban

A horse shares it's space with an oil well at the intersection of Tipton Highway and Moore Road in Adrian.


Related Topix: Rochester Hills, MI, Adrian, MI

How to Talk to Kids About Dangers of 'Fire Challenge'

This image from a compilation video of "fire challenges" shows a teenager after igniting flammable liquid on her body.


WHMI-FM Howell

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37-year-old Robert Stefaniak is set for trial October 9th in Oakland County Circuit Court on a single count of larceny of $1,000 or more.


Related Topix: Novi, MI

WSJV-TV South Bend

Oakland County judge honored by group of judges

Joan Young is the first woman to receive the 2014 Judicial Excellence Award, which is named for the late Hilda Gage.


Alleged Serial Flasher Makes Court Appearance

Nathanael Michael Armstrong pleaded not guilty to four indecent exposure charges in Novi District Court.


Related Topix: Novi, MI, Livingston County, MI, South Lyon, MI, Pontiac, MI

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Protesters Chain Necks to Trucks to Protest Enbidge Pipeline Expansion

Two protesters with Michigan Coalition Against Tar Sands caused trucks to back up at the Precision Pipeline truck yard after chaining their necks to one of the vehicles.


Related Topix: Oxford, MI, Kalamazoo, MI

Plymouth Township Observer

Let's talk about schools

In anticipation of a new school year about to begin, Birmingham Schools Supt. Daniel Nerad and Bloomfield Hills Schools Supt.


Related Topix: Birmingham, MI, Bloomfield Hills, MI, Education Etc.

National Review Online

Katherine Timpf: Why Did the Feds Give More Military Equipment to...

Unfortunately, this is by and large not the case. In the wake of violence in Ferguson, Missouri and public accusations of excessive police force, President Obama has ordered a review of the Department of Defense Excess Property Program, which distributes excess military equipment to local police departments.


Related Topix: Wayne County, MI

Observer & Eccentric

Treasurer keeps an eye on best interests of residents

Not only have Ed Kay's Milford Township property taxes dropped by nearly $4,000 this year, he's also expecting a refund check of about $14,000 from Oakland County.


Related Topix: Birmingham, MI, Tax

Protesters lock themselves to oil pipeline truck

A group that opposes expanding an underground oil pipeline in Michigan says two of its members are in custody after locking themselves to a truck belonging to a company involved with the project.


Hometown Life

Photographer keeps her eye, lens on community

Even if you don't know Jane Purslow, you've probably seen her snapping pictures at a festival, parade, Kensington Metropark or any number of places in western Oakland County.


Related Topix: Milford, MI, South Lyon, MI

CBS Local

Michigan Schools Train For Laws Requiring EpiPens

Training is taking place to prepare every public school in Michigan to have epinephrine injectors to treat allergic reactions starting this academic year.


Related Topix: Epinephrine (generic), Epipen, Medicine, Rick Snyder, US Governors, Macomb County, MI

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Observer & Eccentric

Westland man's death ruled a homicide

Robert Kobe died Tuesday afternoon from injuries he sustained after reportedly being shoved by a 15-year-old Wayne teen and striking his head on the concrete in the concourse area.


Related Topix: Wayne, MI, Hank Williams Jr., Country

Detroit News

Democrats complete ticket, portray GOP as party of 'bigots, billionaires and bullies'

They confirmed Oakland County Clerk Lisa Brown, a former state representative, as their lieutenant governor candidate to run with gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer of Battle Creek, a former U.S. representative and state lawmaker.


Related Topix: US News, Rick Snyder, US Governors, Michigan State University