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PHOTOS: Lions beat Bears on Thanksgiving

Nov 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving to you - check out photo gallery from #Lions win over #Bears. ow.ly/F0u79

Nov 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving to you - check out photo gallery from #Lions win over #Bears. ow.ly/F0u5r

Nov 27, 2014

RT @theopsports: PHOTOS: Check out a collection of images from the #Lions' 34-17 win over the #Bears today bit.ly/1AWYt1E pic.twitter.com/Mq1ElILXbU

Lions’ offense comes alive in 34-17 win over Bears

theoaklandpress.com — DETROIT >> Calvin Johnson caught 11 passes for 146 yards with a pair of first-half touchdowns, and the Detroit Lions boosted their postseason hopes with a 34-17 victory over the Chicago Bears on Thursday. SEE PHOTOS FROM BEARS VS.
Nov 28, 2014

#Lions offense finds its rhythm — Stafford, Calvin connect in win over #Bears. Story: ow.ly/F0uZH

Nov 28, 2014

#Lions offense finds its rhythm — Stafford, Calvin connect in win over #Bears. Story: ow.ly/F0uX0

Nov 27, 2014

#Lions offense finds its rhythm — Stafford, Calvin connect in win over #Bears. Story: ow.ly/F0uV6

Oakland University student dies after severe allergic reaction to peanuts

theoaklandpress.com — Oakland University sophomore Chandler Swink, 19, died on Wednesday night after being in a coma for seven days. Swink had a level six nut allergy and, while at a friend's house on Tuesday, Nov. 18, he accidentally came into contact with peanut butter. He was found unconscious in the parking lot of St.

Pat Caputo - Big Thanksgiving win for Detroit Lions suggests angst about Matthew Stafford misguided

theoaklandpress.com — The City of Detroit and the State of Michigan had much to be thankful for on Thursday. Food. Family. An improving local economy, albeit much too slowly for most everyone's liking. The end of bankruptcy for the city - and the DIA didn't even have to sell its pieces of Van Gogh.
Nov 27, 2014

Detroit Lions win over Chicago Bears suggests angst about Matthew Stafford misguided theoaklandpress.com/sports/2014112… My column pic.twitter.com/g8MSmTYiVR

Detroit Lions - Calvin Johnson is back, setting records

theoaklandpress.com — DETROIT >> Calvin Johnson may have been slowed down in recent weeks by an ankle sprain, but on Thanksgiving he proved that he is still the man known as Megatron. The Lions wide receiver had 29 more receiving yards than he did in the past two games combined.

Detroit Lions notes: Dominic Raiola sets record; brothers meet

theoaklandpress.com — DETROIT >> Dominic Raiola got a little emotional when his record achievement was announced to the crowd late in Thursday's game. Raiola became the first Lion in franchise history to start 200 games. When they showed him on the big screen standing on the sidelines, perhaps he was covering a little of that emotion.
Nov 28, 2014

#Lions notes from win over #Bears: Raiola sets record; Fuller brothers meet and more >> ow.ly/F0ukz

Nov 27, 2014

#Lions notes from win over #Bears: Raiola sets record; Fuller brothers meet and more >> ow.ly/F0uj7

Pontiac’s 190 years old church offers free Thanksgiving meals

theoaklandpress.com — The First Presbyterian Church of Pontiac offered free Thanksgiving dinner to nearly 300 people on Thursday as part of its community outreach efforts. This was the second year the church organized the Thanksgiving dinners inside the old building on Huron Street and Wayne Street in Pontiac.

Pontiac bone marrow donor and Greenville N.C. recipient meet for first time

theoaklandpress.com — KeanaMonique Smith of Pontiac and Tina Williams of Greenville, N.C. gave each other an emotional hug when they met for the first time at Raleigh-Durham International Airport in Raleigh, NC. as Smith arrived Wednesday to spend Thanksgiving holiday with the Williams' family.
Nov 27, 2014

"Pontiac bone marrow donor and Greenville N.C. recipient meet for first time" theoaklandpress.com/general-news/2…

Slipknot headbangs its way back to top of the charts

theoaklandpress.com — We learned this fall that absence made Slipknot fans' hearts grow fonder. ".5: The Gray Chapter," the masked, Grammy Award-winning Iowa heavy metal group's first new album in six years, premiered at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 after its Oct. 21 release, Slipknot's second consecutive chart-topper following 2008's "All Hope is Gone."

Pontiac considers suing to remove pension board leaders

theoaklandpress.com — The City of Pontiac has received approval from a state oversight board to file a lawsuit seeking removal of a $450 million city pension fund's chairman and vice chairman. The oversight board turned down City Council's reappointment of Chairman Charlie Harrison III and Vice Chairman Koné Bowman to the Pontiac General Employees Retirement System in June, but both men have continued to serve.

“Glamor Girl of the Great Estate” featured in Meadow Brook Hall Holiday Walk

theoaklandpress.com — Tour hours are Monday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., with last admittance at 4 p.m., and special evening hours Monday, Dec. 15, 21, 22 & 23 until 9 p.m. with last admittance at 8 p.m.). *Tickets are $20 for adults, $5 for children 17 and under accompanied by an adult.
Nov 27, 2014

""Glamor Girl of the Great Estate" featured in Meadow Brook Hall Holiday Walk" theoaklandpress.com/general-news/2…

Oakland University student in a coma from allergic reaction to peanuts

theoaklandpress.com — During Thanksgiving weekend, while most families are eating turkey, the Swink family will be deciding whether to take their son off life support. Oakland University sophomore Chandler Swink, 19, has been in a coma since Tuesday, Nov. 18 after suffering from a severe allergic reaction.

Sound Check: Flosstradamus floated early association with Iggy Azalea

theoaklandpress.com — In the era of digital downloading, plenty of music acts are questioning the wisdom of making full albums. That's never been an issue for Flosstradamus. The dance music duo from Chicago has released a few EPs since its formation in 2006, but has primarily gone about its business a song at a time.

Teenager grateful after stranger buys her new tires

theoaklandpress.com — Hanna Revord got a Thanksgiving surprise this week when a stranger stepped forward to help her out. Revord, 18, of Waterford was at Warehouse Tire on Pontiac Lake Road Nov. 25 to see about tires for her 1997 Nissan.
Nov 26, 2014

#Waterford teenager receives a huge surprise at the tire store. bit.ly/1ChEkoP

Detroit Lions - Five keys to success over Chicago Bears

theoaklandpress.com — ALLEN PARK >> It's the first meeting this year between the Detroit Lions (7-4) and the Chicago Bears (5-6), long-time NFC North rivals. The teams have met 15 times on Thanksgiving, but this is the first Turkey Day match-up since 1999, the first at Ford Field.

Detroit Lions - Calvin Johnson, Matthew Stafford key to jump-starting offense

theoaklandpress.com — ALLEN PARK >> Calvin Johnson says the Lions have not yet put their stamp on the new offense. Matthew Stafford says they are still looking for a comfort level. The Detroit Lions offense, loaded with talent, was expected to be explosive from the get-go, instead it's been mostly inconsistent.
Nov 27, 2014

#Lions Matthew Stafford, Calvin Johnson key to getting offense going vs. #Bears. Story: ow.ly/EW73F #CHIvsDET #Thanksgiving

Nov 26, 2014

#Lions Matthew Stafford, Calvin Johnson key to getting offense going vs. #Bears. Story: ow.ly/EW6WV #CHIvsDET #Thanksgiving

Nov 26, 2014

#Lions Matthew Stafford, Calvin Johnson key to getting offense going vs. #Bears. Story: ow.ly/EW6cK

Woman dies after being struck by bus in Troy

theoaklandpress.com — A woman struck by a SMART bus died Tuesday evening in Troy. Troy police reported the accident happened at the intersection of Maplelawn and Crooks roads at 11:23 p.m. The woman, 37, was walking on Maplelawn in the crosswalk when a bus turning south from Crooks onto East Maplelawn struck and killed her.

Road commission: Tienken Road reopening could be delayed again

theoaklandpress.com — After several delays, Tienken Road in Rochester Hills will reopen in the not-too-distant future, according to the Oakland County road commission. But it will be in a not-completed state, according to the road commission's Craig Bryson. "It will not be wrapped up this year," he said.
Nov 25, 2014

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Athletes react on Twitter to Ferguson case

theoaklandpress.com — Some star athletes' reactions on Twitter to the grand jury's decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri: "As a society how do we do better and stop things like this happening time after time!! I'm so sorry to these families.