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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
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
Black-and-White Stripes the New Orange, Justice for Utash, Dog Killing, Disturbing Details in Triple Homicide: Michigan News Digest

Black-and-White Stripes the New Orange, Justice for Utash, Dog Killing, Disturbing Details in Triple Homicide: Michigan News Digest

Also, a man who admitted to biting his daughter because she wet the bed and beating her so she would become gay and stay away from men like him was sentenced in the toddler's murder.
Experts: ‘Rare Death’ After Spider Bite

Experts: ‘Rare Death’ After Spider Bite

Among the arachnids Michiganders might encounter, brown recluse spiders aren’t among them – usually.
Suspect, Victim in Triple Homicide Connected on Craigslist: Police

Suspect, Victim in Triple Homicide Connected on Craigslist: Police

The search for Brooke Slocum, who was weeks away from giving birth, intensified with the discovery of her boyfriend's body. It ended tragically with the discovery of her body in the trunk of
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.
‘The United States of Fear’: How Scary is Michigan?

‘The United States of Fear’: How Scary is Michigan?

The Great Lakes State is very scary in some respects, but not scary at all in others, according to the Easterly Blog.
Gubernatorial Race Poll and Spying, Affluent Grosse Park Pointe's Pot Vote, Prison Workers' Sex Romp, Ilitches $8.5M Donation: Michigan News Digest

Gubernatorial Race Poll and Spying, Affluent Grosse Park Pointe's Pot Vote, Prison Workers' Sex Romp, Ilitches $8.5M Donation: Michigan News Digest

The peregrine falcon was once doomed to extinction, but though still endangered, numbers are turning around, plus some good news about your neighbors and some not-so-good news from the polic
Juried Art Festival, One of the Best in the Country, Set for July 26-27

Juried Art Festival, One of the Best in the Country, Set for July 26-27

Works by 140 artists will offered for sale at the juried festival, which supports the Institute for the Arts and Education.
Fireworks Law Annoys, Desperate Groom Goes from Bible College to Bank Stickup Man, Serial Bank Robber Caught on Social Media, Hoarder: Michigan News Digest

Fireworks Law Annoys, Desperate Groom Goes from Bible College to Bank Stickup Man, Serial Bank Robber Caught on Social Media, Hoarder: Michigan News Digest

Also, a man wielding a hatchet who interrupted Sunday church services was shot multiple times by an off-duty police officer and remains in critical condition.
‘Heartbreaking’ End to Amber Alert Search: Boy Found Dead in Hot Car

‘Heartbreaking’ End to Amber Alert Search: Boy Found Dead in Hot Car

Police think the death of a Michigan boy with Down Syndrome was a tragic accident in a summer marked by at least 19 deaths of infants or toddlers in hot cars.
Cook's Farm Dairy Voluntarily Recalls Chocolate Milk

Cook's Farm Dairy Voluntarily Recalls Chocolate Milk

The suspect chocolate milk was distributed to retail stores in southeastern Michigan and at the “Endless Cup of Chocolate Milk” booth at the Oakland County Fair, which runs through Sunda
Look Up in the Sky: A Trio of Spectacular Super Moons this Summer

Look Up in the Sky: A Trio of Spectacular Super Moons this Summer

The Moon will appear 14 percent brighter and 30 percent larger this weekend, but don’t worry if you’re not out to see it. The “extra-super Moon” is still a few weeks in the future, N
'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.
Red-Faced, National Weather Service Regrets Tweet About Polar Vortex in July: UPDATED

Red-Faced, National Weather Service Regrets Tweet About Polar Vortex in July: UPDATED

Someone left the north door open again, and it’s going to feel more like football weather than pool weather.
Grieving Families Caught in Another Family's Feud, Utash Beating and Novi Murder Sentencings, Dream Cruise and Pinto Stampede: Michigan News Digest

Grieving Families Caught in Another Family's Feud, Utash Beating and Novi Murder Sentencings, Dream Cruise and Pinto Stampede: Michigan News Digest

Also, Farmington's 9/11 monument should be ready for Sept. 11 memorial of terrorist attacks, troubling maternal mortality rate in Detroit, and Novi is one of Michigan's best places to live.
Have You Seen this Dog? Help Reunite Lulu with Her Family

Have You Seen this Dog? Help Reunite Lulu with Her Family

Please share this post on your social networks to help reunite Lulu and her family. She was last seen on July 3 in West Bloomfield.
Will You? ‘The Bachelor’ and ‘The Bachelorette’ Announce Metro Detroit Casting Call

Will You? ‘The Bachelor’ and ‘The Bachelorette’ Announce Metro Detroit Casting Call

ABC is looking for contestants with charm, style and personality for the next season of the reality programs.