Every weekend, Patch will help you catch up with the news happening in nearby towns, bringing you the big (and interesting) stories from Patch sites throughout Oakland County.
Here's what's been happening this week:
A 2004 Dodge Neon crossed center line on Orchard Lake Road in Sylvan Lake on Sunday morning; alcohol is possibly a factor in the crash.
Grandmother's Trial in Shooting Death of Grandson Set to Begin Monday
Sandra Layne, 74, of West Bloomfield, was in court Thursday for her last pretrial.
You're Gonna Need a Bigger Salt Truck for these Snow Sculptures
A dragon and a lion keep watch outside of a home on Kelley Street in Troy, where cars of people have stopped by all week long for some winter fun.
Gas Main Rupture Found Near Site of Royal Oak Explosion
It's not clear if the rupture may be to blame for the explosion that killed a man Wednesday afternoon.
City Council approved an extension of free parking through March 11 after complaints that the new system wasn't working.
Huntington Woods-Berkley Patch Editor Takes on New Role
Leslie Ellis will serve as content recruiter, teaching community leaders, business owners, athletic and arts boosters, and anyone who has important information about our communities how to share the news on Patch!
The new security system will cost Birmingham Public Schools around $150,000 and will be installed at all buildings by May 3.
3 Locals Called Out as 'Best of Detroit'
Clawson boasts 'hidden gem,' cool decor and best drink prices in Metro Detroit.