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13 More Awesome Ways Residents Help Build Communities

13 More Awesome Ways Residents Help Build Communities

Patch readers told us who the "Everyday Inspirations" in their communities are, and we're sharing their stories and the work they've done locally.
11 Years After 'Heaven,' What Life is Like for the Burpo Family

11 Years After 'Heaven,' What Life is Like for the Burpo Family

The movie, in stores July 22, is about a real-life boy who says he went to Heaven and met Jesus during surgery. We spoke with the family behind the film about how it can help start a discuss
S&P Reaffirms Oakland County's AAA Bond rating

S&P Reaffirms Oakland County's AAA Bond rating

Standard & Poor's cites Oakland County's strong economy, management and financial policies.
24 Amazing Ways Residents Inspire Their Communities

24 Amazing Ways Residents Inspire Their Communities

Patch readers told us who the "Everyday Inspirations" in their communities are, and we're sharing their stories and the work they've done locally.
Dead Man Billed $500 for Removal of His Corpse

Dead Man Billed $500 for Removal of His Corpse

“I’m dumbfounded, frankly, with the whole thing,” says the stepdaughter of a Michigan man who was pronounced dead at the scene of an accident last month, then billed for removal of his
Birmingham Mobil Offers Low Gas Prices For Classic Car Owners

Birmingham Mobil Offers Low Gas Prices For Classic Car Owners

Taking customers back to an era of rock ‘n’ roll on the jukebox, duck tails and hot cars, costumed gas station attendants pumped gas, cleaned windshields and dropped gas prices way down.
'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes': Trailer + Review

'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes': Trailer + Review

Cinema Siren says: Spectacular Simians should make Dawn the brightest of summer blockbusters.
Everyday Inspirations: Incredible Ways People Give Back Locally

Everyday Inspirations: Incredible Ways People Give Back Locally

Patch readers told us who the "Everyday Inspirations" in their communities are, and we're sharing their stories and the work they've done locally.
Birmingham’s ‘45 Christians’ Helping Out in Brightmoor Neighborhood

Birmingham’s ‘45 Christians’ Helping Out in Brightmoor Neighborhood

Next week, a group of fourth- and fifth-grade students from the First United Methodist Church of Birmingham will be helping out in one of Detroit’s most impoverished neighborhoods.
9 Stories of Comfort: New Hotel Proposed for Birmingham

9 Stories of Comfort: New Hotel Proposed for Birmingham

One of Downtown Birmingham’s busiest corners could possibly be getting a nine-story mixed use building featuring hotel rooms, luxury apartments, restaurants retail and office space.
‘Illegal’ Sentence Could Keep Michigan Man Behind Bars for Life

‘Illegal’ Sentence Could Keep Michigan Man Behind Bars for Life

When Leon Echols was convicted of second-degree murder in 1989, sentencing guidelines prescribed 10 to 25 years in prison. A tough-on-crime judge sentenced him to 75 to 150 years instead.
How Does This Progressive Story End? It’s Up to You

How Does This Progressive Story End? It’s Up to You

Like a progressive dinner where each person contributes a course, this progressive story needs your help to reach its logical conclusion. What do you think happens to Shaz, the cat, and Henr
Teacher Embroiled in Teen Sex Scandal Faces New Charges

Teacher Embroiled in Teen Sex Scandal Faces New Charges

Kahryn Ronk, the former teacher at a Madison Heights Catholic school accused of maintaining a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old, was arraigned Wednesday in two Macomb County courts. Sh
Axel Foley Returns To Michigan for ‘Beverly Hills Cop’

Axel Foley Returns To Michigan for ‘Beverly Hills Cop’

“Beverly Hills Cop” has been approved for a Michigan state film credit, a program that gives tax breaks for job creation.
Inhale ‘Em If You’ve Got ‘Em? Nope, Birmingham Bans E-Cigarettes for Minors

Inhale ‘Em If You’ve Got ‘Em? Nope, Birmingham Bans E-Cigarettes for Minors

The Birmingham City Commission becomes one of the first cities – if not the first – in Michigan to ban e-cigarette use.
Police: Fired Catholic Teacher School Had Sex with Student

Police: Fired Catholic Teacher School Had Sex with Student

Police allege the former teacher at Bishop Foley High School, who lives in Birmingham, had sex with a 15-year-old student on multiple occasions.
Lots of Roles Available for Project DayDream’s ‘Annie The Musical’

Lots of Roles Available for Project DayDream’s ‘Annie The Musical’

Auditions will be held June 30 for actors ages 6-24 for the popular family musical.
Universities Hike Tuition for 2014-2015

Universities Hike Tuition for 2014-2015

Resident and nonresident students will pay more to attend the Michigan State University and the University of Michigan in the fall as a result of action taken by officials at both schools.
Nature Outing Takes Terrifying Turn

Nature Outing Takes Terrifying Turn

As rattlesnakes go, the Eastern massasauga rattlesnake – Michigan's only venomous snake – is less harmful than most found in the United States.
Should Libraries Be Gun-Free Zones? Patch Poll

Should Libraries Be Gun-Free Zones? Patch Poll

A Michigan library staff reportedly made a man who showed up at a library party with a holstered weapon so uncomfortable that he left. “Nothing in the law says they have the right to be co