Hello, people of Rochester-Rochester Hills! It's me again, Dylan Siwicki, your host of the Rochester-Rochester Hills Daily.
First, today's weather:
Bitterly cold. High: 18 Low: 6.
Here are the top stories today in Rochester-Rochester Hills:
Man Arrested For Rochester Hills NYE Bank Robbery: Sheriff. (Rochester-Rochester Hills Patch)
'Definitely record volume': Urgent cares, health clinics help COVID patients avoid already strained hospitals. (WDIV)
‘Living a nightmare’: At sentencing hearing, loved ones of crash victim describe devastation of loss. (The Oakland Press)
State of Michigan has more than $20B in extra revenue to spend: How it breaks down. (Detroit Free Press)
Popular Berkley boutique Vitrine opens second shop in Plymouth. (Hometown Life)
This Newsletter will run Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday each week.
Today in Rochester-Rochester Hills:
From my notebook:
Oakland County Sheriff's Office: "A big thank you to Earth Concepts Design & Build, Brilar LLC, Daydreamers Brick & Landscape Supply, The Butler Family, Mike and Melissa Bullion, Lawn Solutions, Saroki's Crispy Chicken & Pizza, and The Great Harvest Bread Company of Comm..." (Facebook)
Downtown Rochester: "It's the last weekend to see The Big, Bright Light Show! How could we make it even bigger and brighter? With fireworks, of course! Don't miss it during the Downtown Rochester Snowglow this Friday and Saturday - fireworks at 8 pm each nig..." (Facebook)
Oakland University: "Student leaders to be honored with Keeper of the Dream Scholarship Awards. Oakland University will recognize seven students for their efforts to break down stereotypes and promote racial and cultural understanding at its 30th annual Keep..." (Facebook)
Rochester Police: "Hope we see you downtown for the Downtown Rochester Snow Glow Friday and Saturday. Both days end with Fireworks at 8pm. Great viewing from the Farmers Market parking lot on 3rd street btw East and Water Streets. https://www.downtownroche..." (Facebook)
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— Dylan Siwicki
About me: I was born and raised on Detroit's Westside, in the hard working blue-collar Polish neighborhood of Warrendale. I'm a Detroit Public School graduate who fought hard to earn my education. My aspiration into journalism came as a young kid, when I began following the corruption scandal of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.My first break in to the journalism world began with the opportunity to work at the Michigan Journal, where I primarily reported on campus and local news throughout Dearborn community. I eventually worked my way to news editor. In correlation to work in journalism, I had an amazing opportunity to study and write about many different cultures and backgrounds at the Piast Institute, which also helped me prepare for this role. So with first-hand experience growing up in a tight-knit neighborhood, I know the importance of delivering news and telling stories that impact local communities. And as a breaking news editor at Patch for Metro Detroit, it's my job to deliver that news. So feel free to contact me about news tips or your own unique experiences at email@example.com