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News Nearby: Guilty Verdict in Royal Oak Murder Case 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: Jury Finds Man Guilty in 80-year-old Royal Oak Woman's Slaying

A jury deliberated just two and a half hours on Thursday before finding Alan Wood guilty of first-degree murder of Nancy Dailey.

BERKLEY: Berkley Crossing Guard Remains Hospitalized

Paul Skonieczny – who suffered internal injuries, fractures and other bumps and bruises when he was struck by a vehicle Jan. 11 outside Anderson Middle School – is expected to make a full recovery, his wife says.

BIRMINGHAM: Birmingham Schools Will Start Locking Front Doors During the Day

As part of a short-term plan to beef up security throughout the school district, locked front doors at Birmingham school buildings will soon be manned by security personnel.

BLOOMFIELD: Trader Joe's Welcomes Large Bloomfield Crowd

A large line of shoppers helped mark the much-anticipated opening of Trader Joe's in Bloomfield Plaza Tuesday morning.

WEST BLOOMFIELD: West Bloomfield High Schoolers Benefiting from Yoga in the Classroom

West Bloomfield teacher Molly Marshall and students hit the mat with hopes of teaching life skills and managing stress during midterm exams.

TROY: 50 Facebook Pages Troy Residents Should 'Like'

Check out some of the top local Facebook pages dedicated to informing Troy residents about happenings around the community.

CLAWSON: Meet the New Guy at the Y

For the South Oakland YMCA's new executive director, Kyle Anderson, it's a little like coming home.

FERNDALE:

The changes in parking rates are expected to go into effect later this month.

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