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News Nearby: Film Director Talks About Growing Up in Royal Oak and More

News happening around Ferndale this week.

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 Ferndale, along Woodward Avenue and beyond.

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

ROYAL OAK: 'Toy's House' Film Director Talks About Growing Up in Royal Oak

Dondero graduate Jordan Vogt-Roberts talks to Patch about high school, favorite teachers, tattoos and seeing his dream come true, as his coming-of-age film is honored at the Sundance Fim Festival in Park City, UT.

TROY: Troy Homes Victimized by "Cat" Burglars Wednesday

According to a Troy Police report, two homes within the city were victimized by "cat" burglars during the overnight hours of Jan. 30.

FERNDALE:

Customers say Hilton Cleaners closed with their clothing inside, Channel 7 WYXZ reports.

BERKLEY: Charter One Bank in Berkley Robbed

The FBI says the male suspect, who wore a black mask and escaped on foot Monday, is an "alleged serial armed robber" who could be linked to several other recent bank robberies in Metro Detroit.

CLAWSON: Clawson Students Kick Off 2013 Robotics Competition

The Robotics Club, known as “Turbo Trojans” started four years ago at Clawson High School.

BIRMINGHAM: Birmingham Welcomes New Ducati Dealership on Woodward

On Monday night, the Birmingham City Commission approved a request to open a Ducati motorcycle dealership next door to Auto Europe on Woodward.

BLOOMFIELD: Bloomfield Park Foreclosure Rights Headed For Sale

The massive eyesore near the Bloomfield Township-Pontiac border is for sale following a lengthy legal battle.

WEST BLOOMFIELD: Court Date Postponed for Family Accused of Selling Drugs Out of Gas Station

A West Bloomfield family faces felony charges stemming from allegations that they sold synthetic marijuana and other drugs from the Citgo Gas Station, now Express Gas, and Woodstock Smoke Shop in Shelby Township.

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