Orchard Lake school responds to lawsuit outlining series of sexual assault allegations
WEST BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A lawsuit filed by a father and son alleges that students at one Metro Detroit high school attacked and forced the son to participate in sexualized games during a retreat in 2019. The father, a longtime teacher at St. Mary’s Preparatory High School in Orchard Lake, and his son, a student, filed a lawsuit outlining a series of sexualized games allegedly played by the school’s student athletes. The lawsuit claims that when the son chose not participate in the games, the other students attacked him. And they’re left alone to do that,” said Bob Palmer, attorney for the father and son in the case against St. Mary’s officials. “It’s kind of ironic that the individual who was assaulted is the son of the teacher -- they’re both there,” Palmer said.
Metro Detroit high school football athletes, parents gear up for season with COVID-19 restrictions implemented
Orchard Lake – Before people were allowed into the stadium at Orchard Lake St. Mary’s on Thursday, they had to wear a mask, have their temperature checked and their name checked off of a guest list. Each participant is allowed two people to attend -- the stands were filled primarily with parents and had plenty of room. Thursday night’s game against Orchard Lake St. Mary’s and Walled Lake Western was the first of the season. The game went on, parents cheered their hearts out and the kids were just happy to be on the field. Final score was 28-7 with Orchard Lake St. Mary’s taking the win.
Vote of confidence for Oakland County police chief after his arrest
LAKE ANGELUS, Mich. – Lake Angelus Police Chief Michael Farley received a vote of confidence from City Council at the body’s meeting Tuesday evening. Farley spent the night in the Oakland County Jail following the arrest. I have dedicated my entire career to enforcing the law,” Farley said in a statement. The city’s mayor released a statement at Tuesday’s meeting, giving Farley a vote of confidence. Before Farley joined the Lake Angelus force in January 2018, he worked with the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, the Farmington Hills Police Department and Lathrup Village.
Extra police patrols at West Bloomfield schools following Keego Harbor gun store break-in
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VIDEO: Trailer fire snarls traffic on I-696 near Farmington Hills
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. - A trailer caught fire on the shoulder of I-696 near Farmington Hills on Thursday morning. Viewer video shows traffic backed up while a trailer burns on the shoulder of eastbound I-696 at Orchard Lake. The Farmington Hills Fire Department reports no injuries. It's unclear how the fire started. Copyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Emergency road repair closes intersection of Orchard Lake, W. Maple roads in West Bloomfield
WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. - The intersection of Orchard Lake and West Maple roads is closed in West Bloomfield due to emergency road repairs, officials said. Drivers are asked to avoid the area. The road is expected to be closed for one hour. There is very heavy traffic in the area for drivers heading south. Copyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Orchard Lake resident finds necklace with pendant that might contain cremated remains
A necklace discovered July 8, 2019, by an Orchard Lake resident in the Shady Beach subdivision. (WDIV)ORCHARD LAKE, Mich. - An Orchard Lake resident discovered a necklace with a pendant that might contain cremated remains, police said. The silver necklace was found July 8 in the Shady Beach subdivision, officials said. The necklace was manufactured by the Madelyn Company, but individual sales records aren't available, police said. The owner can call Orchard Lake police at 248-682-2400.