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Next court date set for woman charged in murder of boyfriend, Robert Walker
A preliminary exam is scheduled for a Pontiac woman, charged in the death of her boyfriend, Robert Walker, 26.
Fire burns at apartment building on Pontiac Trail in Wixom
WIXOM, Mich. - An apartment building was burning Friday morning along Pontiac Trail in Wixom, forcing residents to evacuate. The building is on Pontiac Trail between Beck and Wixom roads. No injuries have been reported. Firefighters from several departments responded to the building. Copyright 2
Two leadership promotions announced at Oakland County Sheriff Pontiac Substation
Andre Ewing and Robert Ford, lieutenants at the Oakland County Sheriff Pontiac Substation, have been promoted. Ewing was named to the position of captain of the Pontiac Substation, to fill the vacancy left by the passing of Captain Gary Miller, according to an announcement from Oakland County Sherif
I-696 expected to close in Oakland County over weekend
The project originally had a November deadline for the 10-mile Macomb County stretch between I-94 and I-75, where the westbound roadway is completely closed and eastbound is open but shifted. MDOT still expects to open the freeway by the time major snow falls, but if extreme weather delays work in t
Pontiac schools released from state oversight of financials, new contract for educators
Pontiac School District has been released from its consent agreement with the state, ending oversight of the district’s financials and operations.It was a five-year process for Pontiac schools, which was saddled with a $51.7 million deficit in 2013. A slow response to a rapid reduction in student en
Trump Jr., local rockers stump for James at Pontiac rally
Trump mocked Democrats nationally, extolled his father's record and praised James, who is running against Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow, as a person destined for a bright political future.
Police look for serial bank robber who hit 4 spots in 2 days
(WJBK) - It is believed the same woman hit four banks in 24 hours. Her MO is to hand the teller a note demanding cash. The interesting part - two of the tellers didn't see a weapon so they told the woman to get lost. Investigators say she casually walked into the banks with a hooded sweatshirt and s
Questions of ownership, buffer zones, dominate medical marijuana town hall in Pontiac
A proposal to allow 20 medical marijuana dispensaries and an unlimited amount of support facilitiespassed by a single votein the August primary. Now, city officials have until Nov. 12 to make applications available to growers, processors, secure transporters and safety compliance facilities.
Thieves use truck to smash into party store, steal cash
An investigation is underway after someone used a stolen truck to crash their way into a Pontiac party store and made off with the ATM’s cash box.Security alarms alerted the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office to the incident at the Baldwin Express Party Store on Baldwin Road at around 2:48 a.m. Thursda
Chief Pontiac statue gets 'really good cosmetic surgery' before museum placement
Chief Pontiac, the iconic fiberglass statue that presided over Patton Avenue from a car dealership for a half century, has undergone a major restoration.
Doctor at Macomb County Jail accused of sexual misconduct with inmates
A doctor at the Macomb County Jail is accused by prosecutors of sexual misconduct stemming from alleged sexual relationship with female inmates who were receiving treatment in the jail.County Prosecutor Eric Smith said Thursday that Dr. Steven Cogswell, of Waterford, faces six counts of second-degre
Pontiac’s historic GM neighborhood competes with 18 states for national grant contest
Pontiac's century-old General Motors Modern Housing Neighborhood could win part of a $2 million grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and American Express, if it receives enough votes by Friday, Oct. 26.Photo by Natalie Broda - Digital First Media
Oakland County constructing new, $1.8 million courtroom on Pontiac campus
Oakland County 6th Circuit Court, 1200 N. Telegraph Road, Pontiac, Mich.MARK CAVITT/THE OAKLAND PRESS
Michigan fire departments to stop use of foam with PFAS
(WJBK) - Firefighters often use fire suppression foams to put out fires - but one type of foam, some Class B foams are known to contain PFAS. PFAS are strong substances that can get into our drinking water when products containing them are used or spilled onto the ground. "We're all exposed to PFAS
Man fatally shot in apparent drive-by on Greenlawn Street in Detroit
DETROIT- Police are searching for a white Chevrolet Tahoe after a man was fatally shot Thursday morning in the 20100 block of Greenlawn Street in Detroit.A witness told officers the victim was outside of a home when the Tahoe approached. A gunshot rang out and the witness exited the home. He said he
Pontiac schools released from state financial oversight
The Pontiac School District had been under state financial oversight since 2013, when it entered a consent agreement with the state that required a state emergency loan, consistently balanced budgets and a reliance on Oakland Schools for IT and business administration duties.
Stars stump for Michigan Senate candidate John James in Pontiac
PONTIAC, Mich.- John James is the underdog in the race for Senate, but thousands came out to rally for him in Pontiac.
Pontiac man sentenced for 14-year-old cousin's fatal shooting
Deputies said someone inside the home had a gun under his mattress. Mahone asked the 14-year old to move it from the bed to another location in the home. He told detectives the gun went off accidentally, hitting the 14-year old in the chest.Mahone is charged with one count of delivering/manufacturin
Cremated remains of 4 people found in last 48 hours at Cantrell Funeral Home in Detroit
The current owner of the building, Naveed Syed, showed the Defenders wherethe decomposing bodies of 11 infants were foundon Friday. They werehidden inside the ceilingof the shuttered funeral home, officials said.
BREAKING: 'Emergency situation' in Flint, residents asked to stay in homes
An emergency situation is underway in the City of Flint and residents in the area are being asked to stay in their homes.Genesee County Central Dispatch reports the situation is at the intersection of Vernon and Illinois, on the city’s east side.People in that area are being asked to stay in their h