A lot happened this past week, and we want to make sure you didn't miss a thing. Here are some of the biggest stories on Patch:
Police: woman in yoga clothes wanted for theft at Flash Accessories
Birmingham Police are on the lookout for a woman believed to have stolen a necklace from Flash Accessories around 1 p.m. Monday, according to Birmingham Patch.
According to a surveillance video and employee testimony, a white woman wearing yoga clothes and carrying a yoga mat over her shoulder entered the shop on South Old Woodward around 1 p.m. and began looking through some jewelry.
After she left the store, employees noticed a necklace was missing, police reports state. Surveillance videos shows the woman taking the necklace and walking out of the store.
The woman is described as being around 46 years old with red hair pulled back into a ponytail. The woman was around 5'4" tall and around 135 pounds, reports state.
Canton band TwentyForSeven is MTV 'Buzzworthy'
The bloggers at MTV's Buzzworthy are gushing over the new single from Canton band TwentyForSeven, according to Plymouth-Canton Patch.
"All I Ever Wanted," a new song released by the band, earned high marks on the MTV blog.
"Actually, we're pretty positive this jam's about to become the kind of Friday night getting-ready jam that'll make you smear your eyeliner because you'll be jumping around in front of the mirror as you apply!" blogger Jenna Haley Rubenstein wrote.
The MTV shout-out isn't the Canton quartet's first brush with fame, however. The band, which includes Rajiv Dhall, Matt Pastor, Blake Hayes and Corey DeLuca, were hand-picked this summer for the E! network reality program Opening Act.
In the episode featuring TwentyForSeven, the band members received coaching leading up to a coveted gig opening for chart-topping hip-hop/pop group Gym Class Heroes.
Body found in Farmington Hills creek identified as missing Novi man
Farmington-Farmington Hills Patch reported the Novi Police Department has identified remains found in Farmington Hills as that of a man missing from his Novi business office in June, according to a press release.
On June 14, Patrick Keough, a 38-year-old, Howell resident walked away from his office on Cabot Drive in Novi, leaving behind written communication indicating he may harm himself. The disappearance prompted an extensive, several month search that included area canvasses by police officers, helicopters, the Novi Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and several K-9 teams from the Novi Police Department and Michigan Search and Rescue. In addition, several members of the Keough family organized a search for him shortly after he disappeared.
On Tuesday, Dec. 4, the Farmington Hills Police Department received a call from a private contractor reporting he found human remains in a heavily wooded area near Halsted and Thirteen Mile Roads. Upon further investigation, a severly decomposed body was found in a creek bed. The remains were taken to the Oakland County Medical Examiner’s Office for a post-mortem examination.
City releases applications of six Troy City Council finalists
Troy City Council pared a list of 41 applicants for the vacant Troy City Council seat down to six final candidates, according to Troy Patch.
A seat on council opened up on Nov. 26 when Mayor Dane Slater resigned his seat in order to serve as mayor until November 2013. Slater replaces former Troy Mayor Janice Daniels, who was recalled on Nov. 6.
The six finalists are, in alphabetical order: Richard Beaubien, Bert Copple, Daniel Fair, Carmen Johnson, Kessie Kaltsounis and Edward Pennington. Council will interview all six candidates and appoint one of them to council at its Dec. 17 regular meeting.
Ice rink coming to downtown Brighton
Brighton Patch reported that Meijer Skate Park in Brighton will be getting a new addition in the form of an ice rink this winter, according to the Southeastern Livingston County Recreation Authority (SELCRA).
SELCRA Director Derek Smith said SELCRA will fund the rink through a BP Fueling Communities Grant it received through Corrigan Oil. He also said they are working with Home Depot on lumber costs and other materials.
The Brighton Area Fire Department has agreed to flood the rink - and keep it flooded. In addition, a local business owner has agreed to loan out his sidewalk cleaning machine, which will melt and smooth out the ice.
Currently, the skate park operates on an existing deficit of $8,000 a year. It is SELCRA's hope that with the addition of the ice rink, and a larger plan to install a splash pad in the spring of 2013, the park will become an asset to the community and draw larger crowds.
Patch local editors Laura Houser, John McKay, Joni Hubred-Golden, Jen Anesi and Nicole Krawcke contributed to this report.