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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
Pre-Register for Quaint Afternoon of Tea, Headdresses Through the Ages Program

Pre-Register for Quaint Afternoon of Tea, Headdresses Through the Ages Program

Reservations are also being accepted for the September tea, which will include a presentation on growing lavender and the imporance of bees.
Farmington's Big Band Performs at July 31 Concert

Farmington's Big Band Performs at July 31 Concert

The performance takes place at Heritage Park, with a rain location at the Costick Center.
Does Goldilocks Like Strawberries? Woman Says Fruit Stolen in Home Invasion

Does Goldilocks Like Strawberries? Woman Says Fruit Stolen in Home Invasion

A Farmington woman called police early Saturday morning to report that she believes someone stole strawberries from her home when she was out of town more than a week ago.
‘Orange is the New Black’ Triggers Jailhouse Fashion Change

‘Orange is the New Black’ Triggers Jailhouse Fashion Change

When orange became cool, the people whose uncool acts landed them in the county clink are relegated back to black and white.
Police: Farmington Hills Man Opens Fire on Estranged Wife, Another Man

Police: Farmington Hills Man Opens Fire on Estranged Wife, Another Man

Filip Pjetruski’s estranged wife was shot multiple times. A second victim was also shot, but less seriously injured.
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 to Remove His Body; Elaine Stritch, Dame of Broadway, Dies; World Loves Girl with New Ear; Judge Tells Utash Defendant He Needs Beating: Michigan News Digest

Dead Man Billed to Remove His Body; Elaine Stritch, Dame of Broadway, Dies; World Loves Girl with New Ear; Judge Tells Utash Defendant He Needs Beating: Michigan News Digest

Also, a Northville husband-and-wife team "hops" on hot beverage trends, a local woman is appealing her conviction for shooting her longtime lover over his poor performance in bed, and a res
Would You Like History Sprinkled on Your Ice Cream?

Would You Like History Sprinkled on Your Ice Cream?

Oakland County Pioneer and Historical Society’s Ice Cream Social will feature re-enactments of speeches by President Abraham Lincoln, abolitionist Frederick Douglass and “Uncle Tom’s C
Hoarder is Gone, But Stench and Swarming Insects Remain

Hoarder is Gone, But Stench and Swarming Insects Remain

The management of the Streamwood Condominiums complex say a cleaning company has been contracted to clean up the mess left behind by a hoarder.
Farmington Hills Serial Bank Robber Could Get 80 Years

Farmington Hills Serial Bank Robber Could Get 80 Years

Admitting to a bank-robbery spree, James Radigan said he himself had been robbed five years ago and suffers from PTSD as a result. He was arrested in April after his girlfriend said she reco
Farmington Public Schools sees gains in Michigan Merit Exam, ACT scores

Farmington Public Schools sees gains in Michigan Merit Exam, ACT scores

High school juniors' largest gains on the Michigan Merit Exam was in social studies.
Longacre Elementary School Earns Elite ‘Lighthouse’ Status

Longacre Elementary School Earns Elite ‘Lighthouse’ Status

Only five other Michigan schools and 94 school worldwide have met the rigorous academic criteria required to achieve “Leader in Me Lighthouse School” status.
Fake Bomb Threat Could Land Teen in Prison for 20 Years

Fake Bomb Threat Could Land Teen in Prison for 20 Years

A teen charged in April for making a fake bomb threat to Farmington High School is hoping to get a plea deal.
'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.
9/11 Monument with World Trade Center I-Beam Should Be Ready for 2014 Observance

9/11 Monument with World Trade Center I-Beam Should Be Ready for 2014 Observance

Farmington residents have responded with contributions to support the monument project, which features an I-beam from the World Trade Center and a timeline of the 2001 terrorist attacks.
Is Your Family Dog or Cat Missing? Here's How to Help with a Reunion

Is Your Family Dog or Cat Missing? Here's How to Help with a Reunion

If your family pet is missing – or if you’ve found someone else’s – we want to help with a reunion.
Insane Clown Posse, ACLU Appeal Judge’s Decision Tossing Lawsuit Against Feds

Insane Clown Posse, ACLU Appeal Judge’s Decision Tossing Lawsuit Against Feds

A federal judge said the Farmington Hills rappers and their fans, known as Juggalos, didn’t establish how they have been harmed by the government’s claim that a subset of fans are a hybr