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Meadow Brook Concert & Cuisine
More than 350 ($85 - $125 tickets) convened at Oakland University for the annual summer fundraiser for MBT - “Michigan’s answer to Broadway.” Before the food stations opened, folks lollygagged outside sipping beer and wine from the Rochester Tap Room and bid $9,000 for the silent auction items Colleen Brnabic and Maryann Foxlee had set up in the hallway. Generous local restaurants (see photo gallery) served savory fare for dining on the stroll before the theatre doors opened. Artistic director Travis Walter conducted a live auction with his trademark good humor. He got $500 from two bidders for two Dickens packages that included a walk-on role in MBT’s “A Christmas Carol” and $900 for a Fender Squire Guitar signed by The Grass Roots Band.
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04/14/2017 - A 45-year-old Rochester Hills man was arrested Monday, April 10, in connection with a road rage incident in the area of John R and Auburn roads that allegedly involved a pistol being pointed at another driver, the Oakland County Sheriff's Office said.
Deputies responding about 3:08 p.m. to the report of a man with a gun in the area arrived to find both drivers of a road rage incident stopped in a parking lot in Rochester Hills.
One of the drivers told deputies that the driver of a white Volkswagen Jetta pulled around him as they were entering eastbound M-59 from Rochester Road, and that the driver pointed a gun at him as he passed him on the freeway. The man said he followed the Volkswagen while relaying information about the incident to dispatchers.
Deputies at the scene determined the driver of the Volkswagen had a .40 caliber, semi-automatic pistol tucked into his waistband. The driver was arrested on suspicion of assault with a weapon and transported to the Oakland County Jail, pending charges.
The sheriff's office said the driver had a valid CPL permit. The firearm was taken as evidence.
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