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Woman accused of murdering son, granddaughter order to undergo competency exam

theoaklandpress.com — ROCHESTER HILLS >> The Addison Township woman accused of killing her son and granddaughter last month in Oxford made her first appearance in court Thursday. Sylvia Majewska appeared to be somewhat disoriented during her brief appearance in front of 52-3 District Judge Lisa Asadoorian.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @dave_phillips1: Whoops, wrong link there, folks. Here's the correct one for the Sylvia Majewska court hearing. bit.ly/1wnuLQW

Dec 18, 2014

@jwalk782 Inadvertently sent you the wrong link a few minutes ago. Here's the right one. bit.ly/1wnuLQW

Dec 18, 2014

Whoops, wrong link there, folks. Here's the correct one for the Sylvia Majewska court hearing. bit.ly/1wnuLQW

Dec 18, 2014

Woman accused of murdering son, granddaughter order to undergo competency exam theoaklandpress.com/general-news/2…

Local groups react to defeat of legislation intended to protect communities from oil drilling

theoaklandpress.com — Local groups dedicated to protecting their communities from residential oil drilling remain upbeat after the recent defeats of a pair of bills designed to help their cause. Michigan Senate bills 1026 and 1076 were both dealt resounding defeats late last week.
Dec 18, 2014

Local groups react to defeat of legislation intended to protect communities from oil drilling. bit.ly/1v4TsNy

‘Gadgets & Gizmos’ for winter fun is hot off the press

theoaklandpress.com — "Gadgets & Gizmos" is on newsstands now. It features gadgets for outdoor enjoyment as well as outdoor activities. The edition can be purchased at Kroger, Speedway, Meijer stores and Meijer gas stations or at the front desk of The Oakland Press, 48 W. Huron, Pontiac. For further information, contact JoAnn Powell at 248-284-1469.

Waterford family of 7 ‘overwhelmed’ by generosity after fire

theoaklandpress.com — The Whiting family -- displaced by a devastating house fire on Monday, Dec. 15 -- will be moving into a new home Saturday, said officials at the family's church. The Whitings, Mike and Melissa and their five children, lost everything in the electrical fire.

Bloomfield Hills developer chosen for Tiger Stadium site has history in Detroit real estate

theoaklandpress.com — The man chosen to bring the former site of Detroit's historic Tiger Stadium back to life doesn't share the same fond memories many Metro Detroiters have of "The Corner." But, Eric Larson, founder and chief executive officer of Bloomfield Hills-based Larson Realty Group, has a lengthy history of work in the city and has absorbed cherished memories since moving to the area more than two decades ago.

Staff, patrons persevere as renovations continue at Rochester Hills Public Library

theoaklandpress.com — A $1.5 million renovation project is progressing at Rochester Hills Public Library, but it hasn't been easy on patrons and library staff. The library has remained open throughout the work, as planned, but recent steel work on the roof of the building created noisy conditions and forced staff to close off areas on the second floor.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @RochesterHerald: Staff, patrons persevere as renovations continue at Rochester Hills Public Library ow.ly/G7Qda

U of M holds vigil for Pakistan attack victims

theoaklandpress.com — ANN ARBOR (AP) - About 100 people have gathered at the University of Michigan to honor those who died in a militant attack on a school in Pakistan that killed 148 people. The Michigan Daily reports Wednesday night's candlelight vigil on the Ann Arbor campus included many speakers of Pakistani heritage.

Michigan to vote on 7 percent sales tax for road funding

theoaklandpress.com — LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan voters would be asked to approve a 1 percentage point hike in the 6 percent state sales tax as part of a road funding deal announced Thursday by Gov. Rick Snyder and legislative leaders. The Republican-led Legislature is expected to vote on the plan later in the day.

A tourist in Detroit: Motown, coney dogs and art

theoaklandpress.com — DETROIT (AP) - I arrived in a power outage, got a $45 parking ticket and drove past dozens of abandoned homes. But as a tourist on my first trip to Detroit, I also sang in the Motown studio, saw the paintings that were nearly sold to pay the ci

Kid Rock reveals tracks, more details about “First Kiss” album

theoaklandpress.com — As its release date draws closer, we are happy to share more details on Kid Rock's new album "First Kiss," due Feb. 24 on Top Dog/Warner Bros. Records. The pre-order for the album starts today, Dec. 18, at all participating retailers and at KidRock.com.

Oakland County’s most valuable robotics team members announced

theoaklandpress.com — Twenty-three students from the 600 participating in the 15th season of the Oakland County Competitive Robotics Association have been named to the the 2014 All-County MVP Robotics Team made up of the most valuable players on high school teams from throughout the county.

Developer of Blossom Ridge senior living complex files federal lawsuit against Oakland Township

theoaklandpress.com — Joan Buser served as Oakland Township supervisor for nearly two decades, but when she wanted to return to the affluent northern Oakland County bedroom community, there was a lack of housing for the disabled, according to a new lawsuit filed against the township.
Dec 18, 2014

Developer of Blossom Ridge senior living complex files federal lawsuit against Oakland Township theoaklandpress.com/general-news/2…

Dec 17, 2014

This suit is similar to a federal lawsuit filed last week by a group representing disabled veterans RE: same project. bit.ly/1AdJHlz

Dec 17, 2014

The developer of the planned #OaklandTwp. assisted living facility has filed a federal lawsuit against the township. bit.ly/1AdJHlz

Commerce Township Hiller’s Market hosts Gleaners food drive

theoaklandpress.com — Hiller's Market in Commerce Township played host to members of the media Wednesday, Dec. 17, including a pair of reporters from The Oakland Press, for a Grocery Grab to support Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeast Michigan. Five teams of local media members were given three minutes to race around the store and collect non-perishable items most in need.

Pontiac Lions Host Kids Christmas Party

media.theoaklandpress.com — The Pontiac Lions host a Christmas party for elementary school children with disabilities. Tuesday, December 16, 20

Trial date set for garbage truck driver in death of Royal Oak pedestrian

theoaklandpress.com — A garbage truck driver accused of being under the influence of marijuana when he struck and killed a pedestrian in Royal Oak will stand trial in March. John Neville, 48, of Almont, is charged with operating vehicle causing death and marijuana possession following the July 2 death of Gail Schmidt.

“Early warning” school deficit package put on hold Wednesday

theoaklandpress.com — A proposed "early warning package" that could yet be passed in the Michigan Legislature's lame duck session, was put "on hold" Wednesday after amendments were proposed and before they could be taken up by the full House of Representatives The package of Senate bills would give the state Treasury authority to intervene with financially stressed school districts and charter schools to prevent them from going into deficit.

Sony cancels release of ‘The Interview’ after threats

theoaklandpress.com — NEW YORK (AP) - Sony cancelled the Christmas Day release of "The Interview" after hackers threatened terrorist attacks at theaters showing the comedy, effectively squashing the film's Dec. 25 release. The move followed the decision by top theater chains in North America to drop the film.

Fifth Third Bank surpasses $4M in donations to Stand Up To Cancer

theoaklandpress.com — Fifth Third Bank, with regional headquarters in Southfield, announced that the company has exceeded $4 million in donations to Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) through contributions from its SU2C credit and debit cards as well as its 2014 "Pay to the Order of" campaign.

Grandmother accused of murdering son, granddaughter to appear in court Thursday

theoaklandpress.com — The Addison Township woman accused of killing her son and granddaughter is scheduled to appear in court Thursday for a pre-exam conference. Sylvia Majewska, 65, will appear in front of 52-3 District Judge Lisa Asadoorian at 8:30 a.m. Thursday. The hearing will be Majewska's first court appearance since being released from the hospital and taken to jail last week.
Dec 17, 2014

Grandmother accused of murdering son, granddaughter to appear in court Thursday theoaklandpress.com/general-news/2…