Mike Koury bio image

Mike Koury

C&G Staff Reporter – Woodward Talk


Staff Writer Mike Koury covers Berkley, Ferndale, Huntington Woods and Pleasant Ridge along with the Berkely Schools and Ferndale Schools districts for the Woodward Talk. He has worked at C & G Newspapers since October 2015 and attended Michigan State University. He has been described as “a wonderful angel” by his mother and “sleepy” by his editor.

Published July 16, 2019

FERNDALE — After several weeks of development, the skate park in Ferndale has been completed and skaters are lining up to drop into the bowl. The skate park at Geary Park features various rails, bowl curves and other street skating elements for people to enjoy.

Read More

Published July 9, 2019

BERKLEY — Berkley soon will be going around the city to fix patches of distressed pavement after approving a contract at the last City Council meeting.

Read More

Published July 9, 2019

BERKLEY — The city of Berkley and the state office of Mothers Against Drunk Driving honored a local police officer for making the most impaired driving arrests last year.

Read More

Published July 9, 2019

FERNDALE — A new, colorful addition has been brought into a small section of downtown Ferndale.

Read More

Published July 7, 2019

FERNDALE — The Ferndale Police Department has confirmed that a Ferndale woman, missing since last week, has been found dead.

Read More

Published July 1, 2019

HUNTINGTON WOODS/PLEASANT RIDGE — At its most recent meeting, the Pleasant Ridge City Commission approved placing a library millage on the upcoming November ballot. The commission approved the millage proposal at its June 11 meeting; it will ask residents to vote on the renewal of its library millage for up to 0.5 mills in the Nov. 5 election.

Read More

Published July 1, 2019

FERNDALE — With a hope to save hundreds of thousands of dollars and improve its carbon footprint, the Ferndale City Council approved a proposal to convert all DTE Energy-owned streetlights in the city to LED.

Read More

Published July 1, 2019

BERKLEY — Chalk will fill the streets of downtown Berkley once again, as the city’s annual Street Art Fest is approaching. The third annual Berkley Street Art Fest, presented by the Berkley Area Chamber of Commerce, will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 13, primarily on Coolidge Highway between Catalpa Drive and Wiltshire Road.

Read More

Published June 24, 2019

FERNDALE — Last week, a Ferndale man was sentenced for sexually assaulting a woman he had met through a dating app last year. The woman who was assaulted spoke to the Woodward Talk about what happened last year, and her reaction to the legal proceedings that followed.

Read More

Published June 24, 2019

BERKLEY — With actions taken at its most recent meeting, the Berkley City Council is aiming to accept applications for marijuana businesses at the start of 2020. At its July 17 meeting, the council held a discussion about what the city plans to do for the rest of the year regarding both recreational and medical marijuana businesses; the decision was to craft a framework to allow both in the city.

Read More

Published June 24, 2019

BERKLEY — School isn’t something that comes easy to everybody. Some students have to work twice as hard in order to pass classes and get their grades up just to have a chance to graduate when senior year rolls around. Kailey Egrin never had it easy when it came to school, but that didn’t stop her from working hard in order to graduate from Berkley High School this year.

Read More

Published June 24, 2019

HUNTINGTON WOODS — Fireworks in the city will go on as planned this year, but organizers are worried that if they don’t come up with more money, they might not be able to put on the annual Fourth of July fireworks celebration at Rackham Golf Course in the future.

Read More

Published June 24, 2019

BERKLEY — The Berkley City Council approved a contract with a Detroit company to demolish the city’s decades-old ice arena. At its June 17 meeting, the council approved the agreement with Inner City Contracting to conduct the demolition of the Berkley Ice Arena for a price not to exceed $287,837.

Read More

Published June 18, 2019

FERNDALE — The Ferndale Police Department is looking for tips from the public about an incident in which a man peeked into a stall in a women’s restroom and then was seen masturbating in the same restroom.

Read More

Published June 18, 2019

FERNDALE — The owner of a Ferndale estate sales business pleaded guilty to a racketeering scheme that defrauded people out of thousands of dollars. Center Line resident Ronald Robling, 48, pleaded guilty to 14 charges May 31 before Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Rae Lee Chabot for embezzling money from 16 clients of his estate sales company, R and S Resale.

Read More

Upcoming Events

Rochester
Gifts and Greens Market
9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Rochester Community Schools Administration Building
Ferndale
'A Very Golden Girls Christmas'
8 p.m.
The Ringwald Theatre
Sterling Heights
Polar Pizza Party
5-8 p.m.
Henry Ford II High School
West Bloomfield
'A Musical Celebration of Christmas'
7:30 p.m.
Orchard Lake Community Church, Presbyterian
Farmington Hills
Orchard Lake Philharmonic concerts
3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church of Farmington

MORE LISTINGS

ADD AN EVENT

FULL CALENDAR

Newsroom tweets

Tweets by C & G Newspapers journalists
Reporters' opinions are their own and retweets do not equal endorsements.