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Week In Review: Armed Robber Holds Up Comerica Bank, Birmingham Schools Discuss New Security Plan

Here's 12 stories you may have missed on Birmingham Patch this week.

Are you spending your Sunday catching up with last week's news? Here's the top 12 stories you may have missed about Birmingham this week:

Police/Fire

Masked Man Robs Birmingham's Comerica Bank Friday Morning

Birmingham Police and the FBI are looking for a man who pulled out a hand gun during a robbery of the Comerica Bank on West Maple Road.

Two Giant brand bikes went missing after a thief broke into the Woodward Avenue bike shop late in the evening on Tuesday, Jan. 29.

Two Men Run Off With Stolen iPhone Covers from Radio Shack

The men entered the store last Friday, Feb. 1, grabbed three iPhone covers and ran, police reports say.

Schools

Superintendent Daniel Nerad listed his administration's plans for upping security at all Birmingham school buildings during the Tuesday night school board meeting.

Birmingham Schools Partner With Police As Part of Revamped Security Plan

"I think what you're doing is very good," Birmingham's police chief told the Birmingham Board of Education Tuesday night. Birmingham Public Schools is working with surrouding police departments as part of its new heightened security plan.

Business

Townsend Hotel Ranks Third on List of Top Michigan Hotels

U.S. News & World Report recently named Birmingham's Townsend Hotel the third best hotel in Michigan and Detroit.

Big Rock Chef to Compete for Regional Chef of the Year

Brian Henson, who was named the Michigan Chef of the Year by the American Culinary Federation last fall, will now move on to the regional competition in St. Louis.

Government

On Thursday, County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced the launch of MITradeSchool.org, a website to help match trade schools with those looking to learn trades.

Organizers Put the Brakes on Gran Fondo Bike Race Along Woodward

Despite the cancellation of the race, one Ferndale bike shop owner still plans to invite 2,000 of his closest friends for a ride up Woodward this June.

Community

By eliminating fees for the "hot picks" section, Birmingham library patrons won't have to pay to check out new books and movies anymore.

Sports

Seaholm Athletes Sign On for College Careers During National Signing Day

The Wilberding sisters and soccer star Lily Slavin signed letters of intent Wednesday during a special ceremony at Seaholm.

Birmingham-Area Squash Players Finish Strong During Youth Tournament

Several Birmingham- and Bloomfield-area young squash players placed at the top of their age brackets during a recent tournament in St. Louis.

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