CONSTRUCTION ALERT: I-75 closure for bridge demolition in Oakland County to begin June 9
The Michigan Department of Transportation says beginning 9 p.m. Friday, June 9, contract crews will be closing I-75 in each direction from US-24 to Saginaw Road for the demolition of the Davisburg Road bridge over I-75.
Phone scammers posing as sheriffs deputies threatening arrest for not appearing for jury duty
OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. (FOX 2) - Have you been threatened with arrest for not showing up to jury duty?. The latest phone scam to circulate through Oakland County includes callers being told they owe a $900 cash bond for failing to appear in federal or state court for jury duty. The county sheriff says the calls are part of an uptick in phone scams being reported to police recently.
High school students build home in Pontiac to provide affordable housing
PONTIAC, Mich. (CBS DETROIT) - Construction students in Oakland County are using their skills to build up their community.Twenty-six high school students helped build a home from the ground up and their hard work will help provide affordable housing for a local family.From the blueprint to the final project, the home was constructed by students in seven months.Aaron Swett, the instructor who guided students through the process, says students were able to learn transferable skills that will help them compete in the industry. "Our students leave with the opportunity to go right into the work force," Swett said."They've got the skills of what all the employers are looking for. We get employers reaching out to us throughout the year to try hiring our students and our students leave here and they take many different paths. We've got students that are going to Michigan State for their construction management program. We've got students that are going to the Detroit Carpenter Apprenticeship School."Oakland Schools Technical Campuses is partnering with Venture Homes and Integrated Contracting to help get the home sold through an affordable housing program.
How Oakland County is using new DNA technology to crack decades-old cold cases
Detectives are using a new cutting-edge approach when it comes to tracking down killers and those who commit sexual assaults; it's all thanks to DNA and genealogy.
Summer gas rules: What are they and who’s affected in Michigan?
Some Michigan communities will be under seasonal gas rules again this summer in an effort to reduce harmful smog levels. The summertime gasoline program goes into effect Thursday, June 1, until September 15. During that time, gas stations in eight Southeast Michigan counties may only sell/dispense a summer-formula of gas, which cannot exceed 7 pounds per square inch (PSI) vapor pressure.
Motorcyclist killed on Memorial Day after truck turns in front of him in Oakland County
(FOX 2) - A motorcyclist was killed at a notorious intersection in northern Oakland County when a pickup truck turned in front of them, causing a crash. Michigan State Police responded around 10 a.m. on Memorial Day when the dispatch center received calls of a two-vehicle crash in Holly Township.
Ozone Action Days: What are they? What can you do to help?
(CBS DETROIT) - An air quality alert is in effect for Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw, and Wayne counties on Wednesday, May 31. The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy declared an action day Wednesday for elevated ozone levels."It's a secondary pollutant – which means other pollutants that are directly emitted into the atmosphere come together photochemically to create ozone," Jim Haywood with EGLE's Air Quality Division told CBS News Detroit.Experts say getting gas or using gas-powered equipment like lawnmowers can lead to higher ozone levels."Those are the exact fumes that need to come together to create that ozone...
'Look twice for motorcycles', MSP warns after motorcyclist killed in collision with pickup truck in Oakland County
A pickup truck driver making a turn in Oakland County on Monday morning ended up in a deadly collision with a motorcyclist, state police said.
Air quality alert issued for Metro Detroit on Wednesday
(CBS DETROIT) - An air quality alert is in effect for Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw and Wayne counties on Wednesday, May 31. The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy declared an action day Wednesday for elevated levels of ozone. People and businesses are urged to limit activities that can lead to ozone formation. Those activities include refueling vehicles or topping off when refueling, using gasoline-powered equipment and using charcoal lighter fluid. It is recommended that active children and adults, and those with respiratory diseases like asthma, limit prolonged outdoor exertion Wednesday.
Is ‘McMorrow For Governor’ a possibility for 2026?
The 36-year-old state senator said she will be taking the next year to decide if she will be running for the governor's post.
Motorcyclist dies after colliding with truck in Oakland County
OAKLAND COUNTY, MI – A 53-year-old Michigan man died after a motorcycle crash in Oakland County. According to the Michigan State Police, the crash occurred on Holly Road near Belford Road at 9:50 a.m. on Monday. Troopers say the motorcyclist from Burton was driving a 2002 Honda northbound on...
Motorcyclist killed when involved in collision with pickup truck in Oakland County
HOLLY TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A motorcyclist is dead after being involved in a crash with a pickup truck on Monday morning. Michigan State Police reported on Monday a 53-year-old motorcyclist from Burton was traveling on Holly Road approaching an intersection before being involved in a crash. While the motorcycle...
Loud muscle cars prompting possible noise pollution standards along Woodward corridor
ROYAL OAK, Mich. (FOX 2) - Woodward can get noisy - real noisy. Summer is here but the Woodward Dream Cruise is still months away. So why is it already so loud up and down the historic highway?. Things are already pretty noisy along the Woodward corridor in Oakland County....
Air quality alert issued for southeast Michigan on Tuesday
(CBS DETROIT) - An air quality alert is in effect for Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw and Wayne counties on Tuesday, May 30. The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy declared an action day Tuesday for elevated levels of ozone. People and businesses are urged to limit activities that can lead to ozone formation. Those activities include refueling vehicles or topping off when refueling, using gasoline-powered equipment and using charcoal lighter fluid. It is recommended that active children and adults, and those with respiratory diseases like asthma, limit prolonged outdoor exertion Tuesday.
Summer gasoline rules take effect June 1 in Southeast Michigan
Ozone monitoring will return to eight counties in Southeast Michigan as extra measures are implemented to lower smog levels in the area. Effective Thursday, June 1, Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw, and Wayne counties must only sell or dispense gas that does not exceed 7.0 pounds per square inch vapor pressure.
Air Quality Alert issued for Genesee, Lapeer, Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland by NWS
Target Area: Genesee; Lapeer; Lenawee; Livingston; Macomb; Monroe; Oakland; St. Clair; Washtenaw; Wayne. The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy has announced an Air Quality Alert for Thursday, June 1st, due to high levels of ozone in the air. This alert is in effect for several Michigan counties, including Genesee, Lapeer, St. Clair, Livingston, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw, Wayne, Lenawee, and Monroe. People and businesses are advised to avoid activities that contribute to ozone formation, such as refueling vehicles, using gasoline-powered lawn equipment, and using charcoal lighter fluid. Instead, individuals are encouraged to bike to work, delay or combine errands, and use water-based paints. People with respiratory diseases, such as asthma, and active children and adults should limit prolonged outdoor exertion. More information can be found on the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy website.
Former police officer finds new calling in social work
Ann Marie Dennis wore many hats during her 20-year career in law enforcement. After working as a dispatcher for Ingham County, Dennis graduated from the Mid-Michigan Police Academy at Lansing Community College in 2000. Then 27 and mother of a young son, Dennis began her career as a police officer in Williamston, a small city about 20 minutes east of Lansing. She later worked for Pontiac and Oakland County, serving in various roles from road patrol to dispatch to corrections and courts.
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