Week of 6.26.17

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Suite Dreams Project Hats Off Luncheon

From the first sip of pink bubbly (in a split with a pink straw) to the Hat Crawl guests’ exit with huge, hot pink balloons, the 16th annual Hats Off Luncheon was a dreamy, Sweet/Suite Sixteen production. During the reception the sold-out crowd (400 @ $150, $200-patron) oohed and aahed each others’ hats and bought all of the 1,000 chance auction raffle tickets. The luncheon program emceed by Rhonda Walker had highlights. Ali MacManus, a songwriter/singer who was born prematurely with multiple birth defects and has survived 11 major surgeries, got a standing ovation when she sang her composition “Breaking Free.”
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oakland confidential

July 2017

GET WELL SOON: We know others will join us in wishing Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson a speedy recovery after back surgery on June 1 in the green mountain state of North Carolina. Word is he had a pretty aggressive surgery to help him get out of the wheelchair he was finding himself bound to more and more, and one Republican said that he is already feeling better. Patterson was seriously ...more»
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Gun pulled in road rage incident

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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