west bloomfield http://michiganradio.org en Michigan court rejects appeal in mosque controversy http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-court-rejects-appeal-mosque-controversy <p>WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan Supreme Court won't hear an appeal over the sale of a Detroit-area school for a mosque and Islamic community center.<br><br>In an order released Saturday, the court said a September decision by the appeals court in favor of the Farmington school district will stand.<br> Sat, 02 Feb 2013 18:01:38 +0000 The Associated Press 11060 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside: Michigan nonprofit, MI-C.O.P.S. supports families of fallen officers http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-michigan-nonprofit-mi-cops-supports-families-fallen-officers <p>West Bloomfield Township this week lost a police officer in the line of duty—a tragic "first" for the community.</p><p>39-year-old Officer Patrick O'Rourke was responding to a "shots fired" call at a home in West Bloomfield. His partner says they thought they were coming to help a family in distress with a possible suicide. Instead, a blast of bullets through a bedroom door killed Officer O'Rourke.</p><p>He leaves behind his wife Amy and four small children. His funeral will be held tomorrow morning.</p><p>Diane Philpot knows the agony of losing a first responder in the line of duty.</p> Thu, 13 Sep 2012 19:52:54 +0000 Stateside Staff 9075 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside: Michigan nonprofit, MI-C.O.P.S. supports families of fallen officers