Week in Review: Bike Accident Witnesses Sought, Bank Robbery and More
Here's what happened in and around Berkley and Huntington Woods.
We shared a lot of good information last week and want to make sure you didn't miss a thing, so here are some highlights:
- L. Brooks Patterson Released From Hospital: The Oakland County Executive was injured in a crash five weeks ago.
- Berkley Public Safety Seeks Bike Accident Witnesses: Investigators need more information about what happened before the Sept. 7 collision between a bicycle and a car that left one man hospitalized, officials say.
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- Red Mitten Survey: 'Speech of His Life' Sparks Enthusiasm for Romney: In a Red Mitten survey of influential Michigan Republicans, most respondents felt that Mitt Romney made a strong case for why he should be president following the party conventions.
- Grand Prize Winner! See Who Won Our 2012 Your Patch of Michigan Photo Contest!: A big congratulations to our 2012 winner, who was chosen randomly from our weekly winners to take home a certificate for a two night stay on Mackinac Island. And thanks to all who entered.
- U.S. Rep. Sander Levin Remarries: The Democrat incumbent, who is running to represent Berkley and Huntington Woods in the 9th Congressional District, wed Pamela Cole, a Pennsylvania State University psychology professor, on July 21.
- League of Women Voters, Patch to Sponsor 9th Congressional District Candidate Forum: Democrat Sander Levin and Republican Don Volaric are vying to represent the district in the U.S. House of Representatives.
- Public Forum to Address Coolidge Highway Traffic, Safety: Residents are invited to attend a Berkley Planning Commission work session at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall; take our poll to tell us what changes you'd like to see!
- 'Fracking' the Focus of Oakland County Town Hall: Approximately 100 turned out to hear from activists, elected officials, and industry experts on the controversial issue involving natural gas underneath area waterways.
- Blue Mitten Survey: Clinton Speech Rallies Democrats: In a Blue Mitten survey of influential Michigan Democrats, most respondents felt more optimistic about Barack Obama's chances of winning in Michigan in the presidential election.
- 911 Caller Had Hunch About Bank Robbery: The Huntington Woods resident watched the suspect, who was wearing a knit cap and white gloves, enter the building and exit carrying bundled money, with bills blowing away in the breeze, public safety officials says.
- Cross-Country Horseman Talks About Journey: "It took over a month to get out of Texas. But my favorite place was Evergreen in Alabama," says Leslie Fender, who rode to Michigan to visit the doctor who treated him after a stroke 7 years ago.
- Berkley Public Safety Department Invites Elementary Students to Enter Posters in Open House Contest: The winner and a friend will be picked up by a BPS fire truck and driven to lunch; the first-place design also will be used to promote the Sept. 29 event.
- House Hunt: For Sale, Lease in Huntington Woods: Looking to move or just want a peek at what's listed? Here are some homes available in the area.
- Huntington Woods Bank Robbery Suspect Has Long Criminal History: The 47-year-old Detroit resident is being held on a parole violation from a previous armed robbery conviction and will be arraigned on a two-count felony warrant for bank robbery and fleeing and eluding, a Public Safety official says.
- Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo September 22-23: Last year, the fall Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo event found homes for 434 animals.
- Berkley School District Offers Healthier Lunches: New United States Department of Agriculture requirements for midday meals served in public school cafeterias will mean less sodium, more fruits and veggies and no more Jet's Pizza Day.
- UPDATED: Motorist Ticketed in Monday Collision with Bicyclist in Huntington Woods: The incident follows a more serious accident last week in Berkley; check out tips on how to safely share the road.
- Former Berkley Superintendent Charged With Transitioning Rochester Schools: Tresa Zumsteg was with Berkley School District from 1993-2007; she is coming out of retirement to help Rochester with interim superintendent needs.
- House Hunt: For Sale, Lease in Berkley: Looking to move or just want a peek at what's listed? Here are some homes available in the area.
- Bicyclist Remains Hospitalized After Collision With Car in Berkley: The accident happened Friday and an investigation is ongoing, Public Safety official says.
- UPDATED: Chase Bank in Huntington Woods Robbed; Suspect Shot in Pleasant Ridge: Stay tuned to Berkley Patch for updates as more information becomes available.
Do you know of important news or events during the coming week? Leave a comment to let us know!