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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
In This Town, Random Acts of Kindness Are Blooming All Over

In This Town, Random Acts of Kindness Are Blooming All Over

A florist is leaving “lonely bouquets” around town, simply for the joy of brightening the days of those who find them.
Police: Pick-Pockets Working Michigan Retail Stores

Police: Pick-Pockets Working Michigan Retail Stores

From Troy to Lansing to Grand Rapids and in between, a pair of pick-pockets are targeting women carrying large, easily accessed purses.
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.
Local Whiz Kid Earns Spot on U.S. International Chemistry Olympiad Team

Local Whiz Kid Earns Spot on U.S. International Chemistry Olympiad Team

Stephen Li was among the top 20 chemistry students in the United States in 2013, and now he’s in the top four. He’ll compete in an international competition in Hanoi July 20-29.
Desperate Groom Goes from Bible College to Bank Stickup Man

Desperate Groom Goes from Bible College to Bank Stickup Man

A Michigan man was sentenced to federal prison after admitting to conspiring to rob a bank ATM as his bank-teller girlfriend watched helplessly from inside. He needed money to buy her an en
'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.
Troy Gets Mention as One of Top 10 Places to Live in Michigan

Troy Gets Mention as One of Top 10 Places to Live in Michigan

Troy gets kudos for its low crime rate and moderate housing costs in the Credit Donkey ranking.
Quick Action by Good Samaritans Saves Woman’s Life

Quick Action by Good Samaritans Saves Woman’s Life

Two strangers used CPR to save Andrea D’Amore-Braver’s life. “Call it luck, divine intervention or the inherent goodness of people,” she said.
'How to Train Your Dragon 2': Review and Director Interview

'How to Train Your Dragon 2': Review and Director Interview

Cinema Siren gives it 5 stars, saying it's fierier than the first, with twice the dragons.
Driver with 4 Previous Drunken Driving Convictions Leads Police on 100 mph Chase

Driver with 4 Previous Drunken Driving Convictions Leads Police on 100 mph Chase

Gary Lawrence Karas pulled over when signaled to do so Memorial Day evening, but when police asked him to exit his pickup, he allegedly slammed it into reverse, hit the police cruiser and to
Troy Student Wins Contest with Binge Drinking Poster

Troy Student Wins Contest with Binge Drinking Poster

The winning posters and campaigns will be used in social media campaigns to warn youths and teens of the consequences of binge drinking.
Super Turnout for Casting Call for Warner Bros Movie to be Shot in Michigan

Super Turnout for Casting Call for Warner Bros Movie to be Shot in Michigan

It doesn't take a super hero to guess that the casting call is probably for the Superman-Batman movie to be shot in Michigan this year.
Priest, Former Parish Manager Indicted in Alleged Theft of $700,000 in Church Funds

Priest, Former Parish Manager Indicted in Alleged Theft of $700,000 in Church Funds

The Rev. Edward Belczak and former St. Thomas More parish manager Janice Verschuren could spend up to 20 years in prison in connection with the theft of nearly $700,000 in church funds.
Should Your State Legalize Pot?

Should Your State Legalize Pot?

With the economic benefits of legalized marijuana working for Colorado, is your state the next in line?
‘Numerous’ Paid Roles as Extras Available for Film (Probably Batman-Superman Sequel)

‘Numerous’ Paid Roles as Extras Available for Film (Probably Batman-Superman Sequel)

Warner Bros. has announced a casting call for paid extras in a feature film being made in Michigan this summer and fall.
VIDEO: Behind the Scenes of Disney's 'Bears'

VIDEO: Behind the Scenes of Disney's 'Bears'

The film hopes to inspire viewers to experience national parks.
10 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day All Year

10 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day All Year

Earth Day is this Tuesday, April 22. Here's some ways you can help the earth any day.