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Stanley Johnson leads Arizona over Oakland

The Oakland Golden Grizzlies continued their rough road trip with a 101-64 loss to the No. 3 ranked Arizona Wildcats. Full News here – Sports | WXYZ

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Oakland County deputies stop break-in at Clawson marijuana grow facility

The owner of a building on the 3300 block of Haggerty in Clawson contacted 911 to say someone was breaking into the building he owned and used to grow marijuana. The owner is a certified medical marijuana caretaker. He observed the break-in on a video monitor from his home. Full News here – Detroit News

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 Chad Grant named McLaren Oakland CEO

Chad Grant named McLaren Oakland CEO

Jay Greene – Chad Grant, former COO of Detroit Medical Center’s Children’s Hospital of Michigan, has been named CEO of Pontiac-based McLaren Oakland, a subsidiary hospital of Flint-based McLaren Health Care. Grant, 40, who was named in 2011 as a Crain’s 40 Under 40, was to begin duties at McLaren Oakland today. “McLaren’s high level […]

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Oakland, Livingston counties: Affluent, well-educated — and less likely to vaccinate

In 2013-14, 10 percent of Oakland County kindergartners and 11 percent of Livingston kindergartners had parents who signed waivers exempting the children from required immunizations. That compares to a state average of 6 percent and a national average of 2 percent. Full News here – Detroit News

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No vote on bill to move Oakland County executive race

Associated Press – LANSING — The Michigan Senate has decided for now not to switch the election of Oakland County’s executive to midterm instead of presidential election years. Some Republicans say it makes sense for the suburban Detroit county to elect its top leader when neighboring Wayne and Macomb counties do. Democrats say the bill […]

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Police talk suicidal Oakland County man into putting down shotgun

Oakland County Sheriff’s deputies on Friday talked a man into putting down a shotgun and seeking help after he expressed suicidal intentions while his family hid. Full News here – Detroit News

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WMU uses balanced scoring to upend Oakland

Connar Tava scored 21 points and Tucker Haymond added 19 as Western Michigan defeated Oakland 82-71 on Wednesday night. Full News here – Sports | WXYZ

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Lighthouse of Oakland County CEO John Ziraldo steps down

Lighthouse of Oakland County CEO John Ziraldo steps down

Sherri Welch – John Ziraldo, who led Lighthouse of Oakland County as president and CEO for the past decade, has stepped down. The decision to leave was made in consultation with the Pontiac-based organization’s board of trustees and with the board’s support, Ziraldo said in an email. Ziraldo, 56, said he plans to work closely […]

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Student assaulted outside Oakland University Kresge Library

The Oakland University Police Department says a student walking near Kresge Library on the Rochester Hills campus was assaulted about 10 p.m. Thursday. Full News here – Detroit News

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Oakland County approves joining regional water system

Associated Press – The Oakland County Board of Commissioners has approved joining a new regional authority to take over operations of Detroit’s water system. The commissioners voted 18-2 Wednesday night on the Great Lakes Water Authority. Macomb County commissioners are scheduled to vote today. The votes follow earlier approval by the Wayne County Commission and […]

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Owner of home health agencies in Oakland County pleads guilty to $22M in Medicare fraud

Jay Greene – The former owner of two Detroit-area home health agencies has pleaded guilty in federal court for his role in a $ 22 million Medicare fraud ring. Usman Butt, 40, of Shelby Township, who owned Prestige Home Health Services Inc. of Troy and Royal Home Health Care Inc., of Clawson and Troy, pled […]

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Bill allowing new McLaren hospital in Oakland attracts foes to Senate hearing

Bill allowing new McLaren hospital in Oakland attracts foes to Senate hearing

Chris Gautz – A wide spectrum of business groups, health systems and labor unions all testified Tuesday against a bill that would allow Flint-based McLaren Health Care Inc. a special exemption to build a new hospital near Clarkston. Senate Bill 1073, sponsored by Majority Leader Randy Richardville, R-Monroe, would allow McLaren to transfer beds from […]

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McLaren revives push to Oakland: Bill creates state rules exemption

McLaren revives push to Oakland: Bill creates state rules exemption

Chris Gautz and Jay Greene – After being rebuffed twice by the Legislature and also by the courts, Flint-based McLaren Health Care Inc. is trying again in both venues to be allowed to build a new hospital in Oakland County near Clarkston.Last week, Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville, R-Monroe, introduced Senate Bill 1073, which would […]

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DIA seeks towns in Oakland, Macomb, Wayne counties to display art

DIA seeks towns in Oakland, Macomb, Wayne counties to display art

Sherri Welch – Want to bring a masterpiece to your community? The Detroit Institute of Arts is looking for cities and townships interested in participating in the 2015 Inside/Out program. Now in its sixth year, the program takes high-quality reproductions of famous pieces housed at the museum to town squares, riverfront paths, church fronts and […]

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State investigates EAA enrollment letters to Oakland County families

State education officials are investigating why the Education Achievement Authority sent letters to families in Oakland County stating their child was ‘selected’ to be enrolled in an EAA school in Detroit. Full News here – Schools RSS from The Detroit News

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