Here's a roundup of news in Patches around southeast Michigan in the past week:
Pastor Terry Jones Thwarted in Dearborn, Vows to Return
Terry Jones, the Quran-burning pastor from Florida whose planned appearance in front of a Dearborn mosque on Good Friday was met with was jailed Friday for Jones, who along with associate Wayne Sapps planned a protest at the Islamic Center of America, said he would return next in front of Dearborn City Hall. The weeklong saga brought to show unity, prompted and ended Friday when a jury ruled that a protest on Jones' terms would threaten to breach the peace.
Birmingham Mom: No Pesticides in Parks
Mom Heather Carmona has a problem with , and she's taking action. "I'm not a crazy hippy or radical activist, but a mad and motivated mom," said Carmona, who is bringing her complaints to city officials.
County Prosecutor to Students: Sexting=Jail
Oakland County prosecutor Jessica Cooper to students and parents at Farmington Harrison High School last week: If you're caught with nude, semi-nude or explicit photos of someone younger than 18 on your phone or computer, expect to go to jail. Cooper and Assistant Prosecutor Julie McMurtry, who heads up the juvenile division, spoke for more than an hour about the permanence and dangers of electronic communication, especially for teens.
Watching 'I Do' in Brazil From Michigan
Hartland Patch photographer Jennifer Whitbeck writes a column about how to her parents' living room in Clinton Township.
Cancer Survivor: ‘Cosmetic Counter Is the Cheapest Therapy’
A 41-year-old Shelby Township woman pens about her love for lipstick and how it helped lift her spirits while she battled cancer.
Wyandotte Man Explores a Weirld World
Dale Ave-Lallemant of Wyandotte . He searches for Bigfoot in his spare time, and three years ago he and a friend created the website Weirld.com.
Rochester Student Receives National Photography Award
Mandy Hess, a senior at Stoney Creek High School in Rochester Hills, was to earn a "Gold" status for her photography portfolio for the Scholastic Art & Writing Contest. Hess has been taking photos since she was 12 and plans to study photojournalism in college.
Applicants Line Up for McDonald's Jobs
The Golden Arches held a national job fair Tuesday for seasonal and full-time positions. In St. Clair Shores, and continued to stream into the store throughout the day with hopes of obtaining a first job, or returning to work
Detroit Archers Offer Outdoors Program for Women
The Detroit Archers of West Bloomfield organization hopes to through sports by offering a beginner’s archery course and hunting workshop through the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. The No. 1 reason women give for not taking part in more outdoor sports is that they don’t have a place to learn, said coordinator Sue Tabor.
Author Has Inside Scoop on Thor, Captain America
Like many comic book fans, Brighton’s Bill Messner-Loebs is excited to see Thor and Captain America – two of Marvel Comics’ popular characters – come to life on the big screen this spring and summer.What gives Messner-Loebs an edge on most fans is that for a living.
Fenton Cancer Patient Hangs Out with Red Wings
, who is battling a terminal case of kidney cancer, has recently been able to get out more. She attended a Red Wings Game and even visited with Detroit Red Wings players.
Plymouth-Canton Students Rally to Support Jailed Teacher
Within hours of being shocked by the arrest of popular military history teacher Ray Schepansky, one of his Plymouth-Canton students . The Facebook page Jake Pollard created drew more than 1,000 fans in less than five days.
Cardboard Boat Regatta Sets Sail in Macomb
L'Anse Creuse High School North hosted its first Physics Cardboard Boat Regattateams from LCN, the Pankow Center and the International Academy of Macomb racing their cardboard boats across the North pool, relying on the laws of physics and their paddling skills to out-race their opponents.
Detroit Man Indicted in Eastside Bank Robberies
in a series of five bank robberies from October through January in Grosse Pointe and St. Clair Shores. Federal court records show another man and a woman were involved along with the indicted man in three bank robberies on Oct. 28.