News Nearby: Possible New Hotel In Royal Oak, Judge Orders Special Election for Troy

A Ferndale woman says someone on Craigslist has her lost cat — and won't give her back, and a West Bloomfield man turns 100 on 12/12/12.

Catch up with the big news and interesting stories this week from Patch sites along Woodward Avenue and beyond.

BLOOMFIELD: Police Investigate Possible Overdose Death in Bloomfield Township

The 29-year-old man's body was discovered at the Fox Hills Apartments.


Sam Raick, born Dec. 12, 1912, said he could live for '100 more years' with his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and girlfriend.

TROY: Judge Orders May 2013 Special Election for Troy

"The court finds that fairness in the election process mandates that timely notice be rendered," said Judge Denise Langford Morris. "Therefore, the court finds that the next regular election date is in May."

ROYAL OAK: View Hotel Development Floor Plans and Elevations on Royal Oak's Website

A complete set of project plans for the special redevelopment of the former Fresard auto dealership at 400 N. Main St. into a potential eight-story hotel complex are now available online.

FERNDALE: Ferndale Cat Owner Says Craigslist Poster Won't Return Pet

A resident says her Maine Coon cat "Foxy," missing since early November, is posted for adoption on Craigslist.

BERKLEY: Crispelli's Makes Detroit Free Press Top 10 List

Find out which places made the newspaper's list of best new restaurants this year in Metro Detroit.

CLAWSON: Doc Sweets' Offers Tempting Treats and Eats for Holiday Snacking

Satisfy your sugar craving at the Clawson candy shop where the options are seemingly endless.


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