Thursday, April 25, 2013
The Rogers Elementary School students got an up-close look at how community government works Wednesday.
Second-graders from Rogers Elementary School got an up-close look at how community government works Wednesday when they visited 45A District Court in Berkley. The students saw the court in action and followed up with a question-and-answer session. "Judge Jamie Wittenberg is one of our parents and he ... invited us to come visit and see how part of our community government works," teacher Jennifer Butka said. "Had a nice visit this morning from the entire Second Grade at Rogers Elementary!" the judge Tweeted with a picture from the field trip.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The legislation was signed into law Jan. 8; the consolidation will begin in 2015.
The district courts in Berkley and Royal Oak will merge beginning in 2015 as part of a money-saving plan to reduce the number of judges statewide. Gov. Rick Snyder signed off on Senate bill 1351 – sponsored by Sens. John Pappageorge, R–Troy, and Vincent Gregory, D-Southfield – on Jan. 8. The legislation reverses a previous plan approved in February 2012 that consolidated 45A District Court in Berkley and 45B District Court in Oak Park into a single 45th District Court. The combined court continued to operate in two buildings. The new merger time line is as follows.
Monday, January 7, 2013
A bill awaiting Gov. Rick Snyder's signature would consolidate the districts beginning in 2015.
Legislation awaiting Gov. Rick Snyder's signature would merge the district courts in Berkley and Royal Oak beginning in 2015 as part of a money-saving plan to reduce the number of judges statewide. Senate bill 1351, sponsored by Sens. John Pappageorge, R–Troy, and Vincent Gregory, D-Southfield, undoes the consolidation of 45A District Court in Berkley and 45B District Court in Oak Park into a single 45th District Court that was approved in February. The combined court still is operating in two buildings. “The workload in Berkley’s court is for 0.3 judges. It doesn’t take a full judge to handle the Berkley court,” Pappageorge told The Daily Tribune. “Royal Oak is around 1.7 or 1.8 and Oak Park is at 1.8 or 1.9. It just makes sense to move …
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Attorney says Sarah Gaynor, 21, of Oak Park – who is charged in the death of Terrence Dyer of Detroit – suffers from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
For a moment Tuesday morning in the lobby of 45A District Court in Berkley, defendant Sarah Gaynor stood alone, on crutches, next to the somber loved ones of Terrence Dyer, who was killed March 20 in a fiery-three vehicle crash at the age of 42. The scene painted a stark portrait of the lives that have been forever changed by the collision near 12 Mile and Greenfield roads, in which 21-year-old Oak Park resident Gaynor is charged with second-degree murder. The night of the accident, Gaynor's vehicle was traveling west on 12 Mile Road and struck Dyer's westbound vehicle, pushing it across Greenfield Road, where a third vehicle traveling eastbound also was hit, Berkley Public Safety Deputy Director Robert North has said. Moments before that …