News Nearby: Romney Does CBS Interview in Birmingham; Ethics Investigation Over Arts, Beats & Eats
Here's a recap of the biggest stories in communities around Bloomfield during the week of Aug. 18 to Aug. 25.
Outside of Friday's final rivalry game between Andover and Lahser high schools, a lot happened this past week both in and around the Bloomfield area. We wanted to make sure you got a peek at some other stories you might have missed.
You likely heard about GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney's visit to Michigan this week that drew a large crowd to Commerce on Friday. And while he and wife , Ann, were in town, the Bloomfield Hills natives met with CBS News in Birmingham for a national interview just ahead of the GOP National Convention.
A Ferndale police officer was injured after being struck by an alleged drunken driver at around 2 a.m. Saturday, officials said. The officer helped disperse a disturbance that involved a crowd near the East Breckenridge and Woodward Avenue intersection, and was hit by a Dodge Durang while cossing Breckenridge. Police arrested Aimee Sturm, 33, for allegedly operating while intoxicated. The officer was treated for minor injuries at a local hospital and released.
Earlier this week, we told you about the group of local breast cancer survivors that celebrated birthdays in West Bloomfield. In Troy, another group reached out in song to Lisa Nordhaus, 39, also survived a liver transplant after giving birth to premature twins last September.
Royal Oak city commissioners agreed to have an outside investigator determine whether Commissioner Jim Rasor violated any laws or ordinances regarding an Arts, Beats & Eats (ABE) parking station operation and a possible conflict of interest.
The West Bloomfield Township Board of Trustees enacted a six-month ban on natural gas drilling while they work out an ordinance restricting oil and natural gas drilling.