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Week In Review: Police Search for Home Invasion Suspect, City Considers Hydropower

Here's 10 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 10 stories you may have missed about Birmingham this week:

Police/Fire

Police Seeks Tips After Birmingham Woman Finds Strange Man in Basement

A man described as having short, dark hair and glasses was founding hiding in a woman's basement last Friday, police say.

Police Arrest Man in Connection With Four Birmingham Home Invasions

Police arrested the Troy man Monday after witnesses say he tried to climb into a home on Catalpa through the back window.

Birmingham Police Investigate Rash of Downtown Thefts

Items were taken from several downtown Birmingham shops, from Bec and Sam's to Backcountry North, in two separate incidents last Saturday.

Intoxicated Man Tries to Break Into Car; Police Arrest Drunk Driver at Parking Garage

The latest reports from the Birmingham Police Department include a fight between two construction workers, a drunk driver at the Park Street Parking Garage and an attempted home invasion on Oakland.

Government

Should Birmingham Get in the Green Energy Business?

Monday, the Birmingham City Commission gave HydroPower Capital the green light to study the feasibility of producing hydroelectric power at the Quarton Lake dam.

Birmingham Needs Your Help Crafting Citywide Transportation Plan

Residents have until Sunday evening to fill out a survey geared to help Birmingham craft its multi-modal transportation plan.

Election 2012

Letter to the Editor: Birmingham Teachers Union President Urges 'Yes' Vote on Prop 2

"It would be fair to conclude that during this time, collective bargaining has served the district very well," says Birmingham Education Association president Scott Warrow.

Business

Business Briefs: No More Dunkin Donuts Planned for Woodward

The space will still be developed for retail, officials say, with several as-yet-unnamed tenants lined up.

Feature Photo: Construction Continues at Future Walgreens Site

The pharmacy, which will fill the former Borders location on Woodward, is still set for a fall opening and is in the process of applying for a building permit.

New Day Dawns for Reopening Maple Theater

Bloomfield Township's one-and-only landmark theater is about to embark on a new business model that is more focused on customer experience.

Judy Brown November 05, 2012 at 01:03 PM
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