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$1M deal struck for sale of vacant, historic Pontiac Central High School — A purchase agreement has been reached to sell the sprawling former Pontiac Central High School - closed in 2009 and damaged by vandalism - for $1,050,000 to a local business with a track record of restoring former Pontiac school properties.

Pat Caputo - The good, the bad and mostly ugly state of the Detroit Pistons — High-level sports are defined by unpredictability. However, even given the nature of the beast, the Pistons have trended in an incredibly inconsistent and nonsensical manner this season. They started out 5-23. The Pistons then released Josh Smith, who was one of their most gifted and experienced players, and started winning like they had traded him for LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Anthony Davis.
Jan 28, 2015

RT @TheOaklandPress: Columnist @patcaputo98 The good, bad and mostly ugly state of the Detroit Pistons… #NBA

$1M deal struck for sale of vacant Pontiac Central High School — A purchase agreement has been reached to sell the sprawling former Pontiac Central High School - closed in 2009 and damaged by vandalism - for $1,050,000 to a local business with a track record of restoring former Pontiac school properties.

Mother of discarded newborn found in Roseville to face charges Wednesday — A woman suspected of abandoning her newborn son, who was found deceased at a Roseville recycling center, will be formally charged Wednesday in Eastpointe, police said. Chief James Berlin of the Roseville Police, the agency that led the investigation, issued a statement Tuesday morning announcing authorities' plans.

Rendering from 1970s shows how Tigers, Lions could have shared a complex in Pontiac — Before the Detroit Lions settled at the now-defunct Pontiac Silverdome, there were plans for the football franchise to share a complex with the Detroit Tigers, reports the Metro Times. A rendering from the 1970s shows a proposed complex that would have had the Lions on the left and the Tigers on the right.
Jan 27, 2015

RT @TheOaklandPress: Can you imagine the Detroit Lions & Tigers in #Pontiac? Look at this rendering from the '70s. h…

Belichick and The Beast talk but don’t say much at Media Day — PHOENIX - Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch knew he had to talk. It didn't mean he had to say anything. So, in essence, he didn't. And now, onto our regularly scheduled Super Bowl Media Day, where the players and coaches are window dressing, and it's really more about who's asking the questions.
Jan 27, 2015

RT @theopsports: Bill Belichick and "The Beast" Marshawn Lynch talk but don’t say much at #SBMediaDay.

Oakland County attracts $171 million in foreign direct investment in ‘14 — Calling the county a 'multi-national' business destination, Oakland County officials announced on Tuesday that foreign companies invested $171 million in the county in 2014. The investment which is more than a quarter of the $639 million total business investment in the county for 2014 created 1,941 jobs.

Tale of Tiger’s tooth: ‘Dude ... caught me square’ on mouth — SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Tiger Woods was all smiles Tuesday - and with a full set of teeth. Woods gave a play-by-play account of how his front tooth was knocked out in Italy on Jan. 19 while celebrating girlfriend Lindsey Vonn's record 63rd World Cup victory.
Jan 27, 2015

RT @theopsports: Tale of Tiger’s tooth: ‘Dude ... caught me square’ on mouth.

One dead, one arrested in Commerce Township crash — A 44-year-old Milford Township woman was killed in a crash Monday night, and the driver of the vehicle that rear-ended her has been arrested. The crash occurred around 7:30 p.m. Monday in the area of West Pontiac Trail and Addington Drive in Commerce Township.
Jan 27, 2015

Update to the fatal Commerce crash, including dash cam video. Victim was Pizza Hut delivery driver, delivering order:

Jan 27, 2015

Oakland County saw two fatal crashes Monday. The second occurred in Commerce Township:

Average Super Bowl ticket more than $4,800, WalletHub claims

Jan 27, 2015

Average price more than $4,800 a ticket. Would you pay that to attend the Super Bowl?

Williams’ defense key in Oakland’s win over Cleveland State — ROCHESTER >> There were plenty of heros and key players in Oakland's 59-56 win over Cleveland State Monday night. But the guy who had the biggest impact on the game, was 0 for 5 from the field and finished with three points.

Sugarland’s Kristian Bush is sweet on his solo work — You could say Kristian Bush is hoping the third time will be the charm -- except he's been living a pretty charmed musical life for a long time. With the release of a new solo album, "Southern Gravity," this spring, Bush -- who's part of this year's WYCD Ten Man Jam on Thursday, Jan.

Pontiac blight-fighting group asks for Silverdome improvements — The Pontiac group Citizens Against Blight has asked for the county and city's help in addressing the condition of the long-vacant Silverdome, calling the now-roofless stadium an embarrassment to the city and its Canadian owner "no better than a scrapper."

Detroit Lions Matthew Stafford shines at Pro Bowl, now needs next step — Matthew Stafford wanted to prove he belonged at the Pro Bowl. Even though the Detroit Lions quarterback is one of only five NFL quarterbacks to ever pass for more than 5,000 yards in a season, he has yet to gain respect around the league. Everyone is waiting to see more.

10 worst snowstorms in Metro Detroit history — Oakland County residents are no strangers to winter storms such as the one that struck the region Friday, turning roads into skating rinks, causing fender benders and canceling hundreds of flights to the Northeast area of New York, Massachusetts and Maine where up to three feet of snow is possible by the end of the weekend.

Driver in Bloomfield Hills attorney shooting case gets one year in jail — PONTIAC >> The fourth and final suspect to be sentenced in the shooting of a prominent Bloomfield Hills attorney received a one-year term in jail on Monday. Christopher Hernandez-Montiel received the sentence, with credit for time served, from Oakland Circuit Judge Martha Anderson.
Jan 26, 2015

Here's my story about this morning's sentencing of Christopher Hernandez-Montiel in the David Zacks shooting case:

Pat Caputo - A couple players who looked NFL Draft worthy for Detroit Lions at Senior Bowl — The NFL Draft is more than three months away. There are several questions that need to be answered between now and then about the Lions, not the least of which is whether All-Pro defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, a pending free agent, will return. So, granted, it's early.

Oakland County health officials: Many still inquiring about measles vaccination after first MI case reported — A high fever * Red eyes * Coughing * Runny nose * Photophobia The Oakland County Health Division vaccinated 33 people over the weekend for the measles after a local adult was diagnosed with the first case in the state last week.

Truck driver dies in Bloomfield Twp. multi-vehicle accident — Police are looking for anyone who witnessed a multiple-vehicle crash in Bloomfield Township early Monday that claimed the life of a truck driver. Bloomfield Township Police and Fire departments responded to a crash involving a 2007 Freightliner tractor-trailer and two other vehicles at Telegraph and Maple roads.