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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.
Woman Who Shot Lover Over Bad Sex Headed to Prison

Woman Who Shot Lover Over Bad Sex Headed to Prison

Oakland County prosecutor questioned why a defendant with Sadie Bell’s criminal history – they say she shot her former husband in 1991 – was allowed free in the first place.
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
Maxx, Oakland County K-9 Officer, Dies of Natural Causes

Maxx, Oakland County K-9 Officer, Dies of Natural Causes

Maxx had only been with the sheriff's office for a short time. Two new dogs have been added to the K-9 unit, comprised of 14 dogs trained in bomb, arson and narcotics detection, as well as f
New Playscape at Starr Jaycee Park Almost Done

New Playscape at Starr Jaycee Park Almost Done

Unless there are weather or other unforeseen delays, the new playscape should be ready by August.
Police Search for Victim’s Head, Say Sexual Encounter Arranged on Craigslist

Police Search for Victim’s Head, Say Sexual Encounter Arranged on Craigslist

Police released grisly details of a sex-for-hire scheme that ended in a triple homicide and a suicide.
Police Blotter: Breaking and Entering, Larceny, Vandalism and Indecent Exposure

Police Blotter: Breaking and Entering, Larceny, Vandalism and Indecent Exposure

The Royal Oak Police Department made 23 arrests from July 10-17.
Police Expose Royal Oak’s Drive-By Flasher

Police Expose Royal Oak’s Drive-By Flasher

Bradley James Beckett has been implicated in at least two incidents in which he allegedly flashed female motorists while driving.
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.
Girl Who Grew Her Own Ear to Be Featured on ‘Today’

Girl Who Grew Her Own Ear to Be Featured on ‘Today’

The plucky 12-year-old who was disfigured after she was mauled by a raccoon as an infant won Michigan’s heart two years ago; now, she has claimed the world’s heart as well.
Woman Appeals Conviction for Shooting Unsatisfying Lover

Woman Appeals Conviction for Shooting Unsatisfying Lover

Sadie Bell of Southfield, who was convicted of shooting her longtime lover after the two argued over his poor performance in bed, is eligible for bond, but prosecutors think she should go to
Rescued Exotic Animal Euthanized After Rabies Scare

Rescued Exotic Animal Euthanized After Rabies Scare

Zoo director: “Another animal has paid with its life because people are still allowed to own some exotic animals in the state of Michigan ..."
Stay the Course or Sell It? Royal Oak Residents Aren’t Sure

Stay the Course or Sell It? Royal Oak Residents Aren’t Sure

A plan to sell 10 acres of the city-owned Normandy Oaks Golf Club got mixed reviews in an informal survey of residents, but the question is expected to be on the Nov. 4 election ballot.
Victim of Strong Armed Robbery May Lose Sight in One Eye

Victim of Strong Armed Robbery May Lose Sight in One Eye

Oakland County authorities have released a photo taken from surveillance video showing the suspect punching a man and knocking him to the ground, then stealing his beer.
Beaumont Royal Oak Metro and Michigan's Best Hospital: U.S. News & World Report

Beaumont Royal Oak Metro and Michigan's Best Hospital: U.S. News & World Report

Beaumont Health System's Royal Oak campus earned national rankings in 10 categories measured by U.S. News & World Report, which has been ranking the nation's health-care facilities for 25 ye
‘Batman vs. Superman’ Celeb Sightings: Ben and Jen Crash Detroit Kid City

‘Batman vs. Superman’ Celeb Sightings: Ben and Jen Crash Detroit Kid City

Jennifer Garner chatted with the other moms at the play place for kids, while Ben Affleck shot video of their toddler.
Royal Oak Juniors’ MME Scores in Top Quartile of Oakland County

Royal Oak Juniors’ MME Scores in Top Quartile of Oakland County

School officials say the challenge now is to analyze the data and map strategies for more improvement.
Surprises in Royal Oak Hotel Plan Stall Development

Surprises in Royal Oak Hotel Plan Stall Development

City officials returned the proposal to city Planning Commission after developers make drastic changes.
'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.