Thursday, November 22, 2012
This information was supplied by the Bloomfield Hills Department of Public Safety. Arrests, where they are mentioned, do not indicate conviction.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Art Aisner
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Officers with the Bloomfield Hills Department of Public Safety issued a warning to a resident for violating the city's fireworks ordinance during a weekend Diwali celebration, police said. The officers responded to the area of Canterbury and Trowbridge roads for reports of gunshots, or fireworks being set off at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday, according to reports. Officers found the homeowner setting off fireworks and advised him of the ordinance, which prohibits certain fireworks in residential areas. The homeowner complied with police and was not cited, reports said. Duwali is a Hindu festival that signifies the victory of Goodness over Evil, Light over Darkness and Knowledge over Ignorance. Fireworks are traditionally a big part of the …
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
West Bloomfield man leading petition effort, saying the danger is not worth the additional revenue.
Thousands in Michigan this summer are still making noise about the additional noise as a result to easier access to fireworks. West Bloomfield resident Brad Lang is among them and is soliciting support from residents across the state to repeal the Fireworks Safety Act of 2011, which was designed to increase revenue to the state and encourage citizens to buy consumer fireworks in Michigan rather than in neighboring states. "The result has been a drastic increase in the amount and violence of private fireworks displays all over the state of Michigan, thereby endangering people, pets and property. It is not worth the additional revenue," Lang wrote in a letter to members of the Michigan civic action group, MoveOn, adding that is why he …
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Coupled with the extreme heat, Assistant Fire Chief John Connaughton said last night's storms knocked out power to the Lincoln Hills golf course.
Birmingham's 2012 fireworks display has been officially canceled due to a combination of the heat, unpredictable weather and power outages throughout the city's southwestern neighborhoods. Assistant Fire Chief John Connaughton said the city decided to cancel the event, which traditionally takes place around the 4th of July at the Lincoln Hills Golf Course, around 4:30 p.m. after the display had been postponed once due to bad weather Tuesday evening. "We can't say that there won't be any thunderstorms and we can't get all those people in there and take a chance," Connaughton said. Connaughton said there are no storms on the radar at the moment but the extreme heat — temperatures are forecasted to approach 90 degrees Thursday — makes the …
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Everywhere in southeast Michigan Wednesday night, fireworks, smoke and lots of pops and booms filled the air. Folks were amused and/or annoyed with the results of the new law. What did you think?
State law now allows more types of fireworks to be sold and ignited in Michigan had people reacting Wednesday night. There were far more pops and booms and sparks in the air far and wide across southeast Michigan. Some were thrilled with the spectacle. Others were miffed with the noise and smoke. What did you think? Tell us in comments or in the poll.
There are plenty of options to catch Fourth of July fireworks in and around Bloomfield
The Following is a list of fireworks displays in Oakland County on July 4, some of which are part of larger festivals and activities. All fireworks begin at dusk, which is generally shortly after 10 p.m. There is no admission fee unless otherwise stated.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
The annual fireworks show starts at dusk Tuesday, unless the weather doesn't cooperate.
Updated 6:45 p.m.: The Birmingham fireworks display has been postponed until Thursday due to inclement weather. Neither Bloomfield Hills or Bloomfield Township host fireworks shows, but residents can enjoy them in nearby Birmingham, which will celebrate the Fourth of July with a bang tonight. Will you be setting off your own fireworks this year? Make sure you stay safe doing it. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), thousands of children and teens are injured while using consumer fireworks and the risk of fireworks injury is more than twice as high for kids ages 10-14. Under a new state law, residents are allowed to shoot off various consumer-grade fireworks — including bottle rockets and firecrackers — on church, …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Nearby Rochester's big fireworks show is Wednesday night at Borden Park. Here's what you need to know.
It's a tradition that's billed as the state's second-largest fireworks show, and it's not too far from Bloomfield. The Festival of the Hills at Borden Park in Rochester Hills and it's Wednesday night. The forecast calls for sun and clouds, but no rain. Here's what you need to know right now about the city's biggest event of the year: Did we mention the festival is free? It's true. For a glimpse at what the festival is all about, see our coverage of last year's Festival of the Hills.
Monday, June 25, 2012
Oakland County will send 96 sheriff's deputies and reserve deputies to help patrol the 54th annual Target fireworks Monday night in Detroit.
As the 54th annual Target fireworks light up the Detroit skyline tonight, 96 Oakland County Sheriff's deputies and reserves, and another 40 from the Macomb County Sheriff's Office from Oakland County will be helping Detroit officers patrol the streets below. Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel and Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson have both agreed to send additional law enforcement from their own counties to ensure the annual event is safe for all in attendance, according to a press release. However, as a condition of this assistance, both county executives said they expect the City of Detroit to reimburse their counties' taxpayers fully. Their join press release was in response to a recent statement made by Detroit Mayor Dave …
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Hundreds of local sellers peddle bottle rockets, Roman candles and other dazzlers for summer revelry.
Get set for a loud and lively fireworks season as dozens of new sales outlets take advantage of a relaxed state law in effect this year. Now that consumers can buy airborne fireworks without leaving Michigan, more than 200 retail sales permits have been issued to temporary sites and stores around Metro Detroit, MLive Media Group reports. Macomb tops the list with 86 sellers, followed by Oakland (61), Wayne (70) and Livingston (38). Some have colorful names – such as Thunderking in Rochester Hills, Red Dragon in Shelby Township and TNT Fireworks in Royal Oak. Others are generic tents, sprouting like carnivals as a sign of the season. Churches benefit from sales at sites in Royal Oak and White Lake. It became legal this year to sell bottle …
Friday, December 30, 2011
Statutes regulating film incentives, heating aid, business taxes and public safety mergers also take effect.
Local residents, workers and employers are affected by Michigan laws that took effect in late December or will do so as calendars flip to 2012. Gov. Rick Snyder this year signed legislation regulating home foreclosures, charter schools, student bullying, teachers' unions and other areas. Take a look at some of what's now the law of our state as a new year starts: Mortgage lenders must provide a list of nonprofit consumer counselors with the first foreclosure step so borrowers can seek immediate advice. Two bills signed Dec. 22 also provide additional time and ways for owners to arrange modifications such as interest rate reduction and principal reduction to cut monthly payments. To minimize solicitations by for-profit "rescue" advisers, …