News Nearby: Body Found at Rochester Hills Lifetime Fitness; 'Oz' Charity Premiere in Birmingham

Here's a compilation of what happened in communities around Bloomfield and Bloomfield Hills between Feb. 10 and Feb. 16.

A lot happened this past week both in and around the Bloomfield area, and we wanted to make sure you got a peek at some other stories you might have missed.

Here's what happened nearby this week:


Charity Premiere of 'Oz' to Recognize the Winkies, Munchkins and More

Birmingham's Palladium 12 will host a charity premiere of 'Oz: The Great and Powerful' to raise money for dwarf advocacy and honor the extras from this Michigan-made film.


Man Found Dead in Parking Lot of Rochester Hills Gym

Sheriff's deputies found a hose running from the exhaust pipe to the interior of the 37-year-old Auburn Hills man's sport utility vehicle, a police report stated.

Royal Oak

Royal Oak Police Issue Gift Cards for Random Acts of Kindness

Being a good citizen could land you some pulled pork and ribs, courtesy of the Royal Oak Police Department and Lockhart’s BBQ.


8 Troy Students Named 2013 U.S. Presidential Scholar Candidates

"They are wonderful representative of the Troy School District," writes Superintendent Barbara A. Fowler.

West Bloomfield

Detroit Man Arrested for Running Over Worker on Pontiac Trail

A road worker was struck and injured on Pontiac Trail, near Denby Street, on Feb. 6 after a driver from Detroit intentionally hit him, police say. According to police, the two men first exchanged words before the driver backed up 10 feet, accelerated and hit the man.


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