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Downed power lines close I-75 in both directions just north of Oakland County

The affected area of I-75 is near Dort Highway and Holly Road, just south of Grand Blanc. Severe weather that included high winds and hail ‘blew down power lines and a power pole’ that affects both sides of the highway, State Police dispatcher Don Robbins said. Full News here – freep

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Jeff Brown terminated as exec director of Oakland County mental health organization

Jeff Brown terminated as exec director of Oakland County mental health organization

Jay Greene – Jeffrey Brown has been terminated from his employment contract as executive director of the Oakland County Community Mental Health Authority. Full News here – Crain’s Detroit Business – Latest Detroit News

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Oakland, Macomb counties: Detroit water department plan lacks details

Chad Halcom – Oakland and Macomb counties are raising different legal objections as creditors in Detroit’s massive Chapter 9 bankruptcy case, but both focus largely on the future of the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department. Full News here – Crain’s Detroit Business – Latest Detroit News

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Oakland County attacks Detroit debt-cut plan, says it can’t be approved under bankruptcy rules

Bloomberg – Detroit’s debt-adjustment plan can’t be approved under bankruptcy rules, officials from Oakland County told the judge overseeing the city’s record $ 18 billion case. Full News here – Crain’s Detroit Business – Latest Detroit News

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While Oakland County Clerk opened Saturday for gay marriages, logistics kept Wayne and Macomb offices closed

While same-sex weddings took place at the Oakland County Clerk’s office on Saturday, couples in the rest of Metro Detroit missed the brief window when gay marriage was legal as the Wayne and Macomb county clerk’s offices stayed closed for financial and logistical reasons. Full News here – Detroit News

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Oakland County man who tried to flee to Mexico after child pornography plea gets 17 years

A Highland Township man who tried to flee to Mexico with with survival gear after pleading guilty to child pornography charges was sentenced Tuesday to more than 17 years in prison, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office. Full News here – Detroit News

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Oakland County sheriff releases new information about ‘mummified’ body found in Pontiac

Firefighters and detectives in protective gear and HazMat suits on Thursday exited a house in Pontiac where a long-dead body of a woman was discovered in the backseat of a vehicle in the garage Wednesday. Full News here – Detroit News

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Oakland Community College faculty challenges chancellor with 93% ‘no confidence’ vote

The faculty union at Oakland Community College publicly challenged Chancellor Timothy Meyer on Friday, issuing a press release after a ‘no confidence’ vote. Full News here – Detroit News

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Oakland, Macomb warn of costly price tag for proposed Detroit water deal

Officials in those counties charge that those overseeing Detroit’s bankruptcy are pushing suburban leaders to accept a 40-year deal on water and sewer service without providing the information they need to make a decision. Full News here – freep

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$518M invested in high-tech business in Oakland County last year

Kirk Pinho – More than $ 500 million was invested or retained in Oakland County last year under the county’s Emerging Sectors program — the second-highest figure for the program since its inception in 2004. Full News here – Crain’s Detroit Business – Latest Detroit News

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In rare move, U-M cancels classes; Oakland, Eastern and WSU do same

The extreme cold has prompted University of Michigan, in a rare move, to cancel classes Tuesday. Full News here – Schools RSS from The Detroit News

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L. Brooks Patterson spokesman: The New Yorker article cast Oakland Co. executive ‘in a false light’

A spokesman for long-time Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson issued a statement Monday responding to an article in the latest issue of The New Yorker titled, “DROP DEAD, DETROIT!” with the sub heading, “The suburban kingpin who is thriving off the city’s decline.” Full News here – Detroit News

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Strong 2nd half lifts Oakland past UDM

Duke Mondy drilled a 3-pointer to tie and Travis Bader made another to give Oakland the lead and the Golden Grizzlies closed out Detroit with a 76-69 win Saturday. Full News here – Sports | WXYZ

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Investigators on the scene of Oakland airport crash

Federal investigators are on the scene Saturday morning of a small plane crash near Oakland County International Airport that left one dead Friday night. Full News here – Metro/State News RSS from The Detroit News

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Pilot dies in plane crash at Oakland airport

A pilot was killed when a small plane crashed Friday night near the Oakland County International Airport. Full News here – Metro/State News RSS from The Detroit News

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