Barricaded situation in Royal Oak ends, 34-year-old suspected gunman shot by police
ROYAL OAK, Mich. – A barricaded gunman situation in Royal Oak ended Saturday night when the suspected gunman was shot by police and rushed to a hospital. Police added he was heavily armed, wearing body armor and barricaded himself inside the Royal Oak residence. Authorities said communication was reestablished with the suspected gunman after the drone was disabled. Police said deputies and the Royal Oak Fire Department administered aid to the man and he was rushed to the Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Royal Oak Police Department at 248-246-3456.
New noninvasive heart procedure at Beaumont Health shortens recovery time
ROYAL OAK, Mich. – Imagine heart surgery without anesthesia, breathing tubes and weeks of recovery time. A new noninvasive surgery is being offered at Beaumont Hospital that has the patient awake for the procedure. Mary Olk didn’t have any symptoms when the doctors discovered a new issue with her heart. “It wasn’t scary at all.”Olk is one of only a few dozen Beaumont patients who had heart surgery while she was awake. A group of Beaumont Health Care Heroes received the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday afternoon.
Royal Oak city commissioner Kim Gibbs dies following car crash
ROYAL OAK, Mich. – Commissioner Kim Gibbs died Thursday after suffering a seizure following a car crash. On Aug. 5, her mother went to her home after family members reported she wasn’t responding to text messages or phone calls. Gibbs was found unconscious and was rushed Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak, where never regained consciousness. Whether the seizure Gibbs suffered was due to the accident or other health concerns is presently unknown. More information can be found on the official Royal Oak website here.
Mark, Paul Wahlberg visit children at hospital before stopping by new Royal Oak Wahlburgers
ROYAL OAK, Mich. - Mark and Paul Wahlberg stopped by Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak to visit children Monday before going to their new Wahlburgers location. Mark Wahlberg visits with a pediatric patient at Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak on Aug. 19, 2019. (Photo: Beaumont)Mark and Paul Wahlberg visit with children at Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak on Aug. 19, 2019. (Photo: Beaumont)Mark and Paul Wahlberg visit with children at Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak on Aug. 19, 2019. (Photo: Beaumont)Mark and Paul Wahlberg visit with children at Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak on Aug. 19, 2019.