News Nearby: Boyfriend Arraigned in Farmington Murder Case, Snow Sculptures in Troy

Happening around West Bloomfield this week: A Bloomfield Hills man is injured in a crash on Orchard Lake Road and the Milford students suspended for their 'Harlem Shake' video aren't talking.

You know what's happening in your neck of the woods, but how about the news nearby?

Every Saturday, Patch will bring you the big (and interesting) stories from Patch sites near Birmingham, along Woodward Avenue and beyond.

Here's what's been happening nearby this week:


Boyfriend Arraigned in Death of Farmington Woman

William Michael Dhondt is being held without bail and faces a charge of premeditated murder in last weekend's death of Kaitlin Elizabeth Hehir.


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.

White Lake

Milford Principal Responds to "Harlem Shake" Suspensions

Kids involved with the video told a local radio host their parents will no longer let them talk to the press.


Tin Fish Loss is The Cheesecake Factory's Gain

A Twelve Oaks Mall representative says the wildly popular chain restaurant's first Michigan location will open by the end of the year.


Developers presented their plans for The Stand, the restaurant looking to replace Zazios, to the city Wednesday night, noting Zazios "wasn't right for Birmingham."


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.

Royal Oak

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.

Berkley/Huntington Woods

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!


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