Week of 3.27.17

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Kathy Broock Ballard’s annual St. Patrick’s Day charity event is a play on words – the Gaelic for “Ireland forever.” But her girlfriends, 70 came this year, know that the new underwear they bring will be cherished by the women-in-need clients of Grace Centers of Hope and CARE House of Oakland County. The happy hour party at the Village Club is emerald accented (see photo gallery) and noted for Ballard’s generous hospitality. The venue is special to the hostess because ”...my grandmother was one of the founders of this club.” The news maker at the party was Cheryl Hall-Lindsay. She arrived with a foot cast to go with her arm cast. Both injuries were sustained during her fitness run through the neighborhood, but the foot cast was brand new. “This morning I was hit by a car...and the driver ran over my foot,” she explained. Keeping fit can be dangerous.
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oakland confidential

April 2017

BIGOTRY 101: Who could have imagined that in 2017 anti-semitism would once again be rearing its ugly head. Sadly, some local Republicans confirm the toxic malady hit the state’s Republican convention in February, when party administrative vice-chair David Wolkinson of Birmingham ran for re-election to the party position. "There were a bunch of people who also wanted to be vice-chair who ...more»
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Power outage leads to family argument

David Drouillard
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03/17/2017 - A man staying with relatives in Bloomfield Township during the recent power outage got into an argument over the use of generator power, and threatened to stab them with a knife, leaving him in jail when he couldn't post bond.

On Monday, March 13, Bloomfield Township police were dispatched to the 6000 block of Indianwood Trail on a call of a man threatening the homeowners with a knife. Officers at the scene determined that a relative who had been staying at the home with the homeowners during the recent power outage got into an argument over the use of the generator power, and the argument escalated. The relative threatened to stab them and the police with the knife.

The relative, David Drouillard, 58, of Florida, was arrested and charged with domestic assault.

He was arraigned at 48th District Court in front of Judge Diane D'Agostini, and his bond was set at $50,000, cash or surety.

He was unable to post bond and is lodged at the Oakland County Jail pending his pre-trail date, which is set for Wednesday, April 5, at 9 a.m. before Judge Marc Barron.

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