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3 min ago | Detroit News

Marijuana issues in Hazel Park, Oak Park top Oakland County ballot

Voters in two Oakland County cities will decide Tuesday if possession of marijuana for personal use should be decriminalized within their borders.


Related Topix: Marijuana, Oak Park, MI, Michigan, Hazel Park, MI, Pleasant Ridge, MI

2 hrs ago | Observer & Eccentric

Farmington cops ticket 2 for disorderly conduct

One incident, on July 23, involved a 44-year-old man from St. Louis, Mo., who was reportedly attempting to sell magazines door-to-door in the 23900 block of Whittaker Street.


Related Topix: Farmington, MI, Garden City, MI

6 hrs ago | Hometown Life

Candidates Primary Election Tuesday, August 5, 2014

PRIMARY ELECTION TUESDAY, AUGUST 5, 2014 CITY OF SOUTHFIELD Notice Is Hereby Given to the qualified electors in the City of Southfield that a Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 for the purpose of nominating candidates for the following offices: STATE Governor CONGRESSIONAL United States Senator and Representative in Congress ... (more)


Related Topix: Southfield, MI, Standardized Testing, Education

7 hrs ago | Federal Computer Week

Forget the doorknobs, kill the alligators

Federal IT acquisition will always be a work in progress, so reformers need to pick their fights carefully and address areas that produce solutions to the worst problems, said a group of federal, state and industry acquisition experts.


10 hrs ago | 104.7 WIOT

Mud Hens Pitcher Charged With Sexual Assault

Toledo Mud Hens pitcher Evan Reed has been charged with sexual assault in Michigan.


14 hrs ago | Observer & Eccentric

County commissioner candidates unopposed in primary election

The primary elections for Oakland County Board of Commissioners are coming up Aug. 5. Republican Bob Hoffman is the only partisan candidate running for District 2. Republican Phil Weipert and Democrat Janet Smith are running for District 8. All three candidates are unopposed in the primary election, so barring a late write-in challenge, all three ... (more)


Related Topix: Wixom, MI, South Lyon, MI, Holly, MI

18 hrs ago | Daily Press & Argus

Bishop, Schertzing best picks in U.S. House races

Vying for the seat -- which represents all of Livingston and Ingham counties as well as northern Oakland County -- are two Republicans and four Democrats.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mike Rogers, Ingham County, MI, Livingston County, MI

21 hrs ago | Detroit News

Editorial: Assess millage renewals on performance

Voters in several communities will be asked on Tuesday to renew tax millages. Typically, voter approval is automatic for such requests.


Related Topix: Wayne County, MI, Detroit, MI, Grosse Pointe Park, MI, Opinion

Tue Jul 29, 2014

CBS Local

Oakland County Sheriff: Ax-Wielding Teen Chased Mom After She Flushed His Pot Down The Toilet

A Pontiac teen has been arrested after police say he chased his mother with an ax when she confiscated his marijuana plant and flushed it down the toilet.


Livonia Observer

Charges could come this week in Livonia man's death after dog attack in Lapeer County

Prosecutors in Lapeer County expect to know by the end of the week if charges will be filed against the owner of two dogs that attacked a Livonia man jogging last week.


Related Topix: Lapeer County, MI, Livonia, MI, Metamora, MI

Detroit Free Press

Pet missing? Oakland County's got your goat

Are you missing a goat? The Oakland County Animal Control and Pet Adoption Center is looking for the owner of a stray goat that was found Monday afternoon around 5 p.m. in Pontiac.


Related Topix: Pontiac, MI


Oakland County 'triangle' project begins

Tuesday's groundbreaking marked the official start of what is being called the "Triangle Project."


Related Topix: Orchard Lake, MI

Times Herald

Pontiac teen jailed after threatening mom with ax

Southeastern Michigan authorities say they've arrested a 17-year-old boy who chased his mother with an ax after she flushed his marijuana down the toilet.



Local 4Casters: Showers possible Tuesday evening



Related Topix: Ann Arbor, MI, Washtenaw County, MI

Westland Observer

Storm wreaks havoc in parts of Highland Township

Rob Longstaff rakes a heavy blanket of wet green leaves from the lawn of his home on Center Road.


Related Topix: Weather, Hailstorm, Natural Disasters, Highland, MI, White Lake, MI

Observer & Eccentric

Novi Township's survival may depend on upcoming primary vote

It's a small geographic area, but Novi Township residents are facing a big decision in next Tuesday's primary election.


Related Topix: Novi, MI, Northville, MI

WHMI-FM Howell

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Thomas Knasiak, who had been working as a deputy out of the Highland Township substation, and co-defendant Andrew Coleman of Howell were arrested on St. Patrick's Day on a felony count of resisting or obstructing a police officer.


Related Topix: Howell, MI, Life, Holidays, St. Patrick's Day, Livingston County, MI

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Detroit News

They vote early, and often

The hair was white and the eyes were attentive this month when the Fox Run retirement community held a candidate forum in Novi.


Related Topix: Novi, MI, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Kerry Bentivolio, Representative Mark Schauer, Democrat, Rick Snyder, US Governors


What's taking so long to get power restored?

For 83,000 people in Metro Detroit, it's now been more than 24 hours since they last had power.


Hometown Life

Novi School Board candidate Thurman removed due to lack of voter signatures

A school board candidate's application to appear on the November ballot was rejected due to a shortage of eligible voter signatures.


Related Topix: Novi, MI