Pontiac mayor discusses Oakland County's plan to buy Ottawa Towers, demolish Phoenix Center
(CBS DETROIT) - Oakland County has announced plans to revitalize downtown Pontiac and return some county offices to the downtown area. The county announced that it wants to purchase the Ottawa Towers, the former General Motors building and the Phoenix Center parking garage. The county plans to use the space for commercial projects and to bring in more small businesses. The project comes with a price tag of more than $100 million, with the demolition of the Phoenix Center taking up most of that money. Pontiac Mayor Jim Greimel joined CBS News Detroit Thursday to discuss the plan and what it means for his city.
Oakland County Prosecutor wants murder conviction tossed; motives questioned
The Oakland County Prosecutor is asking a judge to throw out a first-degree murder conviction but the timing may seem a bit odd as the man who admitted to killing his nephew 13 years ago has been tied to campaign contributions to the Oakland County Prosecutor. Hayes Bacall, 63, was...
Troy School Board eliminates middle school honors math classes despite parent outrage
As the father of twin boys with differing academic abilities, Krit Patel, of Troy, said honors classes are helpful in improving the learning of all students. "I love them equally," Patel said of his twins in middle school. "They're not academically on the same end of the spectrum. I have a son that's a special needs student and I have a son that's in the honors class. They are not equal. They should not be in...
Woman steals comforter set from store
A woman shopping At Home in Bloomfield Township decided to take a bedding set home without paying for it. At 4 p.m. on Friday, May 19, a woman selected a three-piece comforter set valued at $109.99 while shopping At Home, located at 2101 S. Telegraph Road, then left without attempting to pay for the merchandise.
Ribbon-Cutting in Shelby Township
Miranda Moore-Stepnitz, MS, clinical nutritionist and functional medicine practitioner, invites you to the ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house for her new business, Awaken Health Nutrition. The events will take place Thursday, June 15. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will be at noon, with open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. “Join...
Pontiac announces new home repair program: What residents should know
PONTIAC, Mich. – The city of Pontiac announced the launch of a new home repair program yesterday. Any Pontiac resident earning less than 80% of the area median income adjusted by family size is eligible for the program. The program will grant up to $25,000 per household to at...
Pontiac, Oakland County sued for $100M by exonerated man who served 31 years
Attorneys at the Fieger Law firm have filed a lawsuit on behalf of Gilbert Poole, a man who spent 31 years in prison for murder before he was exonerated.
Office Closure May 29, 2023
Macomb Township Offices (Town Hall and Water Department) will be closed on Monday, May 29, 2023 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Offices will reopen on Tuesday, May 30th.
Polestar luxury EV brand opens 1st standalone dealership in metro Detroit
Luxury electric vehicle brand Polestar just opened its first standalone dealership in metro Detroit as it prepares for rising sales when the Swedish-Chinese brand delivers a rush of new vehicles in 2024-26. Polestar Detroit opened April 1 on Woodward Avenue in Royal Oak, with new and used EVs in the showroom and vehicles...
‘All at once’: Abiba Salahou, M.D., awarded 2023 Excellence in Public Health Award
Abiba Salahou, M.D., has long been committed to public health and advocacy never seeking or anticipating to earn any high-level recognition for her work. However, Salahou recently was awarded the 2023 Excellence in Public Health Award from the U.S. Public Health Service Physician Professional Advisory Committee. She was formally acknowledged for this honor at 2023’s Honors Convocation on May 11.
Sterling Freedom Festivals event in Sterling Heights, MI Jul 1st, 2023 – pre-sale code
A presale passcode for another Sterling Freedom Festival presale is now available: During the time of this brief presale Total-Access members have got a good chance to order show tickets before anyone else!!!. Be kind to yourself, your friends who might like to go with you or those special someones...
Detroit man arrested for OWI after Troy police officers saw him in apparent fight with woman in BMW stopped in restaurant exit
A Detroit man has been charged with operating while intoxicated after an apparent fight with a woman in his car led to a traffic stop in Troy earlier this month.
Oakland University becomes 1st US campus to return land use to Native American community
OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. – The United States’ history of killing Native Americans and taking their land has led to numerous damaging effects that are still felt by Native people today. While some U.S. colleges and universities have initiatives recognizing this, Michigan’s Oakland University is the only campus in...
Two arrested for stealing landscape equipment
Bloomfield Township police, along with assistance from the Troy Special Investigations Unit, arrested two men on Monday, May 15, who had stolen $1,800 worth of equipment from a landscaping truck and trailer in the area of Yarmouth and Cranbrook roads in Bloomfield Township. Damondo Javon Anderson and Carlos Javon-Henry Cozart...
Rochester’s State of the City returns
ROCHESTER — After a few year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Rochester State of the City address returned this year, with Mayor Stuart Bikson sharing a positive outlook for the city. A packed room of community members gathered at The Community House May 10 to hear his...
UAW organizes supplier of Jeep, Chevy Corvette, Ford Bronco and Mustang roofs
UAW President Shawn Fain commended the nearly 200 new members who fought to organize an automotive parts supplier that makes tops for the Ford Mustang, Ford Bronco, Chevrolet Corvette and Jeep. Webasto, a global company headquartered near Munich, Germany, has a presence in Rochester Hills, Auburn Hills, Plymouth Township, New...
Harper Woods High School prom vehicles hit by gunfire
HARPER WOODS, Mich. (FOX 2) - Two cars that were part of high school prom festivities were hit with gunfire at Triumph MIddle School in Harper Woods Friday night. The vehicles hit by gunfire were part of a convoy to an out of city location for the Harper Woods High School prom, according to police. There were no injuries or shooting victims at the scene - Triumph is located at 19890 Anita Street.
Metro Detroit Crossfitter to honor Lt. Michael Murphy on Memorial Day
Over the years, CrossFit has gained popularity within the fitness community for its high-intensity workouts. But did you know it also plays a big role in supporting the military, first responders?
Thieves distract woman to steal her wallet at Oakland County store, attempt to use cards at Somerset Mall
TROY, Mich. (FOX 2) - A thief snatched a woman's wallet from her purse while another person distracted her at a Troy store last week. Police said the victim was shopping at HomeGoods at 624 John R Rd. just after 4:40 p.m. when a male approached her and started talking to her about merchandise. He was distracting her while another male snuck up behind her and stole her wallet.
Clawson family loses home from freak accident involving charcoal grill
CLAWSON, Mich. (FOX 2) - A Clawson family is just thankful to still be alive and unhurt after a freak accident involving their charcoal grill led to a complete loss of their home. Firefighters were on the scene of the May 14 fire within minutes. Unfortunately, the damage done to...
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