west bloomfield

Education
1:01 pm
Sat February 2, 2013

Michigan court rejects appeal in mosque controversy

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.

In an order released Saturday, the court said a September decision by the appeals court in favor of the Farmington school district will stand.

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Arts & Culture
3:52 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

Stateside: Michigan nonprofit, MI-C.O.P.S. supports families of fallen officers

The nonprofit, MI-C.O.P.S., supports the families of Michigan's fallen officers.
Steve Carmody Michigan Radio

West Bloomfield Township this week lost a police officer in the line of duty—a tragic "first" for the community.

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.

He leaves behind his wife Amy and four small children. His funeral will be held tomorrow morning.

Diane Philpot knows the agony of losing a first responder in the line of duty.

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10:26 am
Mon September 10, 2012

West Bloomfield Township police officer killed

Lead in text: 
The Detroit News followed a standoff police had with a gunman in West Bloomfield Township overnight. West Bloomfield Township Officer Patrick O'Rourke was killed.
West Bloomfield Township - A 12-year veteran of the police department was fatally shot Sunday night at a home near Pontiac Trail and Halsted, prompting a police standoff with gunfire exchanges for more than 10 hours. According to authorities, police responding 10 p.m.