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News Nearby: Oakland County's 40-Under-40 Winner Is a Bloomfield Hills Resident

Happening around Royal Oak this week: Police make an arrest in the case of a murdered West Bloomfield police officer and Birmingham studies school safety recommendations.

You know what's happening in your neck of the woods, but how about the news nearby? Every Saturday, Patch will bring you the big (and interesting) stories from Patch sites near Royal Oak, along Woodward Avenue and beyond.

Here's what's been happening nearby this week:

BLOOMFIELD: Erica Coulston is Oakland's Elite 40-Under-40 Winner

Bloomfield Hills entrepreneur Erica Coulston received the Oakland County 40 Under 40 Award this week, introducing Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson during Thursday's State of the County Address.

WEST BLOOMFIELD: Arrest Made in West Bloomfield Father of Seven's Murder

Detroit Police initially had no leads in the case of Samir Hannawa, who was killed in early November in Detroit. Now police believe a Detroit man, arrested for another murder in early January, may be responsible for Hannawa's death.

BIRMINGHAM: 

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

TROY: It's "Wicked Awesome": Troy-Based Lady Jane's Haircuts for Men Expands to Over 40 Locations

The hometown company creates the ultimate "haircut experience" for men and has now expanded to eight different states.

ROYAL OAK: Royal Oak Pushes for Suicide Prevention In Wake of Gun Range Tragedies

City officials are looking for ways to reduce the risks of suicide in Royal Oak after two people committed suicide at Woodward Avenue's Target Sports.

FERNDALE: 

Ferndale residents share recent owl sightings. "A lot of folks don't realize they're there because they're out doing their thing at night," a biologist says.

BERKLEY: 

Berkley and Huntington Woods will be host to a dozen pieces of art from the Detroit Institute of Art from July to August this year.

CLAWSON: Relay For Life of Clawson Kicks Off Fundraising

Though Relay for Life is more than three months away, participants will gather for a rally at Clawson City Hall on Feb. 27 to celebrate their fundraising efforts so far.

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