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Thin ice claims fisherman

Groveland Twp.-A little after 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oakland County Sheriff's divers recovered the body of a 63-year-old ice fisherman from Rose Township in approximately 12 feet of water in Hartwig Lake....more >>


Paad files suit against village, two officials

The first time former Oxford Village Deputy Clerk Marion Patricia Paad got her day in court, it resulted in her being acquitted of embezzlement charges related to public funds. She's hoping her next day in court will be a big pay day as she's filed a civil lawsuit in U....more >>


Old Man Winter has arrived!

After a blazing hot summer and an extremely mild fall, the party is officially over. Old Man Winter blew into town on Wednesday, Dec. 26, dumping approximately 7-8 inches of fluffy white snow on the Oxford/Addison area....more >>


Police believe alcohol was factor in fatal crash

Tragedy struck on Christmas Eve day as a 40-year-old Oxford woman died in a vehicular accident on N. Coats Rd. Alcohol appears to be a factor in the crash that claimed the life of Emily Zubalik at approximately 1:40 a....more >>


Bald eagle visits area lake, numbers grow

Brandon Twp.- Jerry Smith has lived on the shores of Bald Eagle Lake for more than 30 years "I was out on my dock in the on Thursday, (Nov. 29) and were watching some ducks feeding in front of my home," said Smith....more >>


Man charged with attempted arson, felonious assault

A 35-year-old Ortonville man who tried to set his home on fire with his wife and young children inside and then proceeded to stab his wife in the chest with a knife is facing four felony charges....more >>


Fight over video game leads to violence, threats

On Dec. 19, at 8:46 p.m., a walk-in complaint was filed at the Brandon substation. The complainant and her son reported that he overheard threats made by a 14-year-old and 16-year-old at Brandon Alternative High School....more >>


Remembering 2012 July-December

July Enbridge controversy For much of 2012, township officials challenged Enbridge plans to replace the Line 6B petroleum pipeline, part of which runs through the township. Meetings in the township regarding the plan began in the spring, and in July, the township postponed giving consent to Enbridge Energy to replace the pipeline....more >>
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Hills alive with sleds

Resident enthusiastic about oil, gas potential

When Davisburg resident Carol Compagnoni heard a knock at her door, she didn't anticipate finding out there might be oil or gas under her property. "It's kind of a neat thing if you think about it....more >>
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New year as newlyweds

Home on leave from overseas, U.S. Army Specialist Andrew Ferguson brought 2012 to a close as a married man. Andrew and Rachael (Meitz) Ferguson, both of White Lake, exchanged wedding vows in downtown Clarkston, Dec....more >>


Riding to national success

Sergey Douglas, Sarrah Palmer, Andrew Paquette, and Savannah Rovelli went to the American Royal Horse Show in Kansas City, MO, as O.A.T.S. riders. They came home as "The Fearsome Foursome....more >>
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Shooting Stars

Smile of the week

Brendan and his dad Dan Gerard are proud of the gingerbread house they made at the Independence Elementary holiday party, Dec....more >>
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Santa party

Springfield Plains Elementary kicked off their winter break with a Holiday Party of food, fun and games, Dec....more >>
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Beginning winter with holiday fun

Clarkston Elementary students started the winter with games, crafts and treats on Dec. 21. The fifth graders headed to the cafeteria for their holiday pizza party mixed in with music and dancing....more >>

News Briefs

Less for library in 2013

At Clarkston Independence District Library's public hearing on its 2013 budget, Dec. 19, Director Julie Meredith estimated the library's funding is $104,802 less than in 2012. In 2013, the library's revenues will be $1,030,798 and its expenditures are projected at $1,038,316....more >>

Bowl for lacrosse

Clarkston Lacrosse hosts a bowling fund raiser on Jan. 27 at Cherry Hill Lanes, 1:30-4 p.m. The cost is $30 per bowler and includes two hours of bowling, shoes and two slices of pizza and soda....more >>

Info on Oak Hill work

Road Commission for Oakland County hosts a public information meeting Tuesday, Jan. 8, about the planned 2014 paving of the gravel portion of Oak Hill Road from Dixie Highway to east of Jossman Road on the north border of Springfield Township....more >>

Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

15 years ago - 1997 "Clarkston man at center of big drug case" A Clarkston man was charged for the second time with conspiracy to deliver cocaine and jailed on $5 million bond. Joseph Edward Puertas, 70, was arrested along with an employee James Talley, 35....more >>
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Born October 4th
1895: Buster (Joseph F.) Keaton, star of silent film comedies including Sherlock, Jr. and The General.
1919: Rene Marques, Puerto Rican playwright and short story writer.
1923: Charlton Heston, American film actor.
1928: Alvin Toffler, writer and futurist.
1941: Anne Rice, novelist.
October 4th
in history
1914: The first German Zeppelin raids London. The J.V. Martin Kitten failed at intercepting Zeppelins.
1957: Sputnik 1, the first man-made satellite, is launched, beginning the space race. The satellite, built by Valentin Glushko, weighed 184 pounds and was launched by a converted Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM). Sputnik orbited the earth every 96 minutes at a maximum height of 584 miles. In 1958, it reentered the earth's atmosphere and burned up. Just nine months after President John F. Kennedy called for the U.S. to put a man on the moon before 1970, Mercury astronaut John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth.
1968: Cambodia admits that the Viet Cong use their country for sanctuary. As America's involvement in Indochina came to an end in the spring of 1975, the Khmer Rouge closed in on Phnom Penh for the kill.
1972: Judge John Sirca imposes a gag order on the Watergate break-in case.
1976: In Gregg v. Georgia, the U.S. Supreme Court lifts the ban on the death sentence in murder cases. This restores the legality of capital punishment, which had not been practiced since 1967. The first execution following this ruling was Gary Gilmore in 1977.