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Best Read Stories of 2013 on Birmingham Patch

From police news to an artistic yarn bombing on a local landmark, these are the stories the resonated most with readers in 2013.

Steggy, the iconic Stegosaurus that greets thousands of visitors at the Cranbrook Institute of Science annually, got a new look in October. Credit: Cranbrook
Steggy, the iconic Stegosaurus that greets thousands of visitors at the Cranbrook Institute of Science annually, got a new look in October. Credit: Cranbrook


Birmingham Seaholm Closed After Early Morning Shooting, Carjacking

Officials with Birmingham Public Schools closed Seaholm High School in November after a custodian was carjacked at gunpoint. 

Cranbrook's "Steggy" Gets Mystery Makeover

The iconic Stegosaurus that greets thousands of visitors at the Cranbrook Institute of Science annually, got a new look in October thanks to yarn-bombing resident with an artistic flair.

Armed Robbers Tie Up Family in Home Invasion and More Crime Nearby

The family of six was shaken, but unharmed by masked men that burst into the home in late July. The investigation is ongoing.

Cranbrook Alumnus Killed in I-94 Crash

George Orley, 20, was struck and killed after leaving his vehicle on I-94 near Belleville in August.

'Who Would Murder a Teacher, and One That is So Well Liked?'

The slaying of Longtime West Maple Elementary School teacher Harry Berkowitz by a former student outside his Franklin home in May shocked residents in multiple communities.

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