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Judge Tosses Sex Charges Against Detroit Tigers Pitcher, Says Alleged Victim 'Not Very Credible'

Judge Tosses Sex Charges Against Detroit Tigers Pitcher, Says Alleged Victim 'Not Very Credible'

“I have my life back,” Evan Reed says after sexual assault charges against him were dismissed.
As Venus and Jupiter Hug in the Sky, Moon Will Join Party for Cosmic Triangle

As Venus and Jupiter Hug in the Sky, Moon Will Join Party for Cosmic Triangle

If you’re an early morning riser – and even if you’re not – set the alarm to see one of skywatchers' "11 must-see events for 2014."
Foul-Smelling Flood Debris Piling Up on Curbs, Who to Call: Floods of 2014

Foul-Smelling Flood Debris Piling Up on Curbs, Who to Call: Floods of 2014

More than a week after Detroit’s historic floods, questions are still piling up – along with flood-damaged items on street curbs.
Ties to The Mitten on 'Top Chef,' Son Says Dad Likely Provoked Fatal Shove,Alleged Drunk Mom Leaves Baby in the Rain, Vitamin Bottle Tampering, Grosse Pointe Park Barrier Coming Down: Michigan News Digest

Ties to The Mitten on 'Top Chef,' Son Says Dad Likely Provoked Fatal Shove,Alleged Drunk Mom Leaves Baby in the Rain, Vitamin Bottle Tampering, Grosse Pointe Park Barrier Coming Down: Michigan News Digest

Also, zoo researchers hope to learn more about how to help “smiling” turtles survive in the wild by studying their personalities.
Detroit Zoo Researchers Study 'Smiling' Turtles' Personalities to Learn Why They're Dying

Detroit Zoo Researchers Study 'Smiling' Turtles' Personalities to Learn Why They're Dying

Blanding’s turtles can live to be 60 years old – if hatchlings can survive raccoons in the wild.
One-of-a-Kind Earring for Charlotte's One-of-a-Kind Ear; Woman Thought Dead to Meet Rescuer, Person of Interest in Armada Murder, Man Shoved at Hank Williams Jr. Concert Dies: Michigan News Digest

One-of-a-Kind Earring for Charlotte's One-of-a-Kind Ear; Woman Thought Dead to Meet Rescuer, Person of Interest in Armada Murder, Man Shoved at Hank Williams Jr. Concert Dies: Michigan News Digest

Also, readers can – and definitely should – post again on Patch’s new platform. We’ll take you through it, step by step.
West Nile Virus Shows Up in Oakland County, Residents Urged to take Precautions

West Nile Virus Shows Up in Oakland County, Residents Urged to take Precautions

Oakland County has escaped the virus transmitted by mosquitoes until this year.
Woman Reported Dead in Floods of 2014 to Meet Rescuer on 'The Doctors'

Woman Reported Dead in Floods of 2014 to Meet Rescuer on 'The Doctors'

Jena David, reported dead in Detroit’s 2014 Floods, calls her rescuer, Dustin Rowen, an “angel.” Read why that might not be hyperbole.
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How to Post on Patch

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Oh Say Can You Sing? Last Chance to Enter National Anthem Singing Contest

Oh Say Can You Sing? Last Chance to Enter National Anthem Singing Contest

Southeast Michigan police officers, firefighters, military members and veterans urged to enter bank's Home of the Brave Singing Contest.
Civil Rights Activists Exploiting Ferguson, MO, Unrest: Neighbors

Civil Rights Activists Exploiting Ferguson, MO, Unrest: Neighbors

The “By Any Means Necessary” civil rights group is passing out fliers at the scene of a police-involved shooting in Detroit.
Woman Hears Reports of Her Death on TV

Woman Hears Reports of Her Death on TV

The story of her death is a myth, but the true story of Jena David’s rescue in the Floods of 2014 is a dramatic story of heroics.
Clock is Ticking: Who is Your Every Day Hero?

Clock is Ticking: Who is Your Every Day Hero?

There are just a few hours left to nominate the coach or mentor who made a difference in your life to win a prize package from Patch.
Woodward Dream Cruise, Harrowing Stories from Floods of 2014, Same-Sex Marriage Limbo, Worker Cracks Open Manager's Bathroom Spy Cam: Michigan News Digest

Woodward Dream Cruise, Harrowing Stories from Floods of 2014, Same-Sex Marriage Limbo, Worker Cracks Open Manager's Bathroom Spy Cam: Michigan News Digest

Also, is bleh the new hip? It depends, Movoto says. Has climate change made big weather events more likely in the future?
Harrowing, Heartbreaking Tales and Worry Written in the Muck Left By Floods of 2014

Harrowing, Heartbreaking Tales and Worry Written in the Muck Left By Floods of 2014

“We are dragging our lives to the curb with tears in our eyes,” says flood-weary woman who says pickers deliver a nettlesome indignity.
Start Your Engines; Woodward Dream Cruise Off to Thundering Start

Start Your Engines; Woodward Dream Cruise Off to Thundering Start

If you live near Woodward Avenue, it’s either time to disappear to the U.P. for the weekend or step into a gearhead Wayback Machine.
'Houses ... Smell Like Sewers'; Plea Deal for Man Who Ran Away with Plymouth Teen; Floods of 2014; Back to School; Homes for Sale: Michigan News Digest

'Houses ... Smell Like Sewers'; Plea Deal for Man Who Ran Away with Plymouth Teen; Floods of 2014; Back to School; Homes for Sale: Michigan News Digest

Also, police officials are asking for cool heads to prevail after fears Ferguson, MO, racial unrest could spill over to Detroit.
'Houses ... Smell Like Sewers,' Mayor Says in Plea for Federal Help : Floods of 2014

'Houses ... Smell Like Sewers,' Mayor Says in Plea for Federal Help : Floods of 2014

Across southeast Michigan, local governments plead for federal help, arguing communities can’t weather cleanup costs alone.
Robin Williams and Koko, the Talking Gorilla; How Thieves May Have Helped Swamp Freeway and Other Floods of 2014 News; American with Local Ties Killed, Stuffed in Suitcase in Bali: Michigan News Digest

Robin Williams and Koko, the Talking Gorilla; How Thieves May Have Helped Swamp Freeway and Other Floods of 2014 News; American with Local Ties Killed, Stuffed in Suitcase in Bali: Michigan News Digest

Also, the girlfriend to singer Mary J. Blige's dad will stand trial, and a Michigan Supreme Court ruling could cost the state billions.