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Ford HQ Bugging, Person of Interest Sketch, $11,000 Reward, Muffin Top Billboard: Michigan News Digest

Ford HQ Bugging, Person of Interest Sketch, $11,000 Reward, Muffin Top Billboard: Michigan News Digest

Also, an hours-old newborn was found along a dirt road with her umbilical cord still attached.
In Big, Beautiful Strokes, Vandal Tags ‘Muffin Top’ Billboard

In Big, Beautiful Strokes, Vandal Tags ‘Muffin Top’ Billboard

A plastic surgery practice is smack in the middle of a big, fat controversy – again – with a billboard critics say pokes fun of obesity.
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.
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.
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.
Farmington Now a National Main Street Community

Farmington Now a National Main Street Community

The Farmington Downtown Development received its accreditation from the National Main Street Center after meeting the commercial district revitalization performance requirements.
Health Officials Confirm West Nile Virus Found in Michigan

Health Officials Confirm West Nile Virus Found in Michigan

The Michigan Department of Community Health has found this season’s mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus in Saginaw County – and with perfect conditions for mosquito breeding, that ma
Watch Nancy Grace Give News to Dad About Missing Son, Deputy's Close Encounter with 'Planet Zoltron,' Long-Lost Dream Car Returned, Wayne County's Population Loss: Michigan News Digest

Watch Nancy Grace Give News to Dad About Missing Son, Deputy's Close Encounter with 'Planet Zoltron,' Long-Lost Dream Car Returned, Wayne County's Population Loss: Michigan News Digest

Also, a Catholic school teacher from Birmingham has been arrested on charges she had sex with a 15-year-old male student, a "bondage kit" was seized from a Christian radio host and other new
Detroit Man's Stolen Corvette Found More Than 30 Years Later

Detroit Man's Stolen Corvette Found More Than 30 Years Later

General Motors is covering costs to ship the long missing classic back to the owner.
Oakland County Offers Free Testing on National HIV Testing Day

Oakland County Offers Free Testing on National HIV Testing Day

One in six people living with HIV are unaware they have the AIDS virus. The Oakland County Health Division aims to change that.
Fireworks Curfew, Year-Round School, Supremes Reunion, DNA Evidence Prompts New Trial: Michigan News Digest

Fireworks Curfew, Year-Round School, Supremes Reunion, DNA Evidence Prompts New Trial: Michigan News Digest

Also, Starbucks plans to increase prices on some coffee drinks Tuesday. Will that change your coffee-drinking habits?
'Batman v. Superman' Sightings, Tigers Manager's Wife-Beating Gaffe, Heartbreak at Brother Rice, Utash Pleadings and Holy Cow, You're Drinking What? Michigan News Digest

'Batman v. Superman' Sightings, Tigers Manager's Wife-Beating Gaffe, Heartbreak at Brother Rice, Utash Pleadings and Holy Cow, You're Drinking What? Michigan News Digest

Also, an alleged shoving match among elected officials won't be prosecuted, Take on Hate campaign comes to the metro, and fracking continues to worry area residents.
Monarchs in Serious Decline; Learn How to Attract Them in Oakland County

Monarchs in Serious Decline; Learn How to Attract Them in Oakland County

Monarch Watch experts will be on hand Saturday at a program on restoring habitat the beautiful butterflies – important pollinators – need to survive. Kids will also get a chance to see t
Funeral Friday for Infant Fatally Mauled by Dog

Funeral Friday for Infant Fatally Mauled by Dog

Patch readers have strong opinions about whether the dog that mauled and killed 2½-month-old Holden William Garrison should be put down.
Summer Gas Rules Designed to Reduce Smog Take Effect Sunday

Summer Gas Rules Designed to Reduce Smog Take Effect Sunday

Measures will prevent 28 tons of smog-causing compounds from being released into the atmosphere per day, state officials say.
Dignified Burial for 200, Threatened with Eviction at 85, Newborn Abandoned and a Teen Wants to Take it Back: Michigan News

Dignified Burial for 200, Threatened with Eviction at 85, Newborn Abandoned and a Teen Wants to Take it Back: Michigan News

Also, an alleged drunken driver leads police on high-speed chase, a son is held without bond in his mother's murder and 11 Michigan students are competing in the Scripps National Spelling Be
Michigan Blog Roll: Readers Have Their Say

Michigan Blog Roll: Readers Have Their Say

Patch readers weigh in on everything from students' accomplishments to shaving their heads to support cancer research.