Clarkston couple faces jail after gun incident

Clarkston couple faces jail after gun incident

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor An incident during a night out getting dinner at a local restaurant wound up with two Clarkston residents being charged with a felony that could see them do four years behind bars. Jillian Deanne Wuestenberg, 32, and her husband, Eric Peter Wuestenberg, 42, were both arraigned last week at […]

Is downtown Main Street traffic too dangerous?

Is downtown Main Street traffic too dangerous?

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor If you’ve ever been on Main Street in downtown Clarkston, you’ll notice the sights, the smells … and the heavy truck traffic. City officials want to see if something can be done to alleviate what some call a problem. At the end of March, Paul Ajegba, director of the […]

Locals OK after crash

Officers and the Brandon Fire Department were dispatched to the area of S. Ortonville Road and Wiedemann for a traffic accident, June 27. A Chevrolet Express van was traveling southbound on Ortonville when it crossed the center line and collided with a Chevrolet Silverado pickup towing a trailer. The driver, a 30-year-old Ortonville woman, and […]

Maybee road work

The Road Commission for Oakland County issued a permit Monday allowing Clarkston Community Schools to close Maybee Road from Sashabaw Road to Clintonville Road in Independence Township from July 6 to Aug. 2, for work to improve access to North Sashabaw Elementary School. During the closure, access to homes and businesses in this section of […]

Damage at Pine Knob

Damage at Pine Knob

Officers from the Independence Township substation responded to the Pine Knob Ski Resort, located at 7778 Sashabaw Road in Clarkston, for a report of damaged property, June 16. Upon arrival, officers met with an employee who said significant damage had been done by an unknown subject who trespassed and rode their dirt bike to the […]

Can/bottle drive

The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office’s “Sheriff’s Re-CYCLE for Kids” program is running now through June 12. The program and Sheriff PAL program are teaming up to collect clean bottles and cans to raise money for its annual bike and helmet distribution to individuals in need of a bike across Oakland County. For more info, contact […]

Oakland County outdoor playgrounds to reopen June 5; indoor playgrounds remain closed

Oakland County outdoor playgrounds to reopen June 5; indoor playgrounds remain closed

Effective this Friday, June 5, the Oakland County Health Division is rescinding Emergency Health Order 2020-8, which closed all indoor and outdoor playground equipment for children. Indoor playgrounds remain closed under State of Michigan Executive Order 2020-110 and social distancing is still required at outdoor parks and recreational facilities. The County Health division is providing […]

House approves Schroeder’s plan to make Michigan child abuse investigations more effective, transparent

Rep. Andrea Schroeder’s plan allowing Michigan Children’s Ombudsman investigators to dedicate more resources to cases where child abuse is suspected was unanimously approved today by the state House. The plan also improves transparency and accountability to improve the investigation process. “Our goal is to protect vulnerable children and deliver the justice they deserve,” Schroeder said. […]

Local Eagle Scouts serve on front line of COVID-19 response

Local Eagle Scouts serve on front line of COVID-19 response

When it comes to answering the call for help, three Detroit-area Eagle Scouts are accomplished professionals. Armed with extensive backgrounds spanning law enforcement and firefighting, Matt Weil, Ken Kiley, and Kevin Humphreys are part of the Oakland County Communications Support Team (CST). This trio is part of a group of highly trained emergency responders with […]

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