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'You Did Your City Proud:' Grosse Pointe Community Welcomes Little-Leaguers Home

Plus more must-read stories from around southeast Michigan this week.

"Gentlemen, you did your city proud." Credit: Ed Cardenas
"Gentlemen, you did your city proud." Credit: Ed Cardenas

Grosse Pointe

Grosse Pointe Woods-Shores Little League Returns Home From World Series Journey: While the team didn't bring home the pennant, they were one of the final 16 teams in the country, out of nearly 7,700 that started the season.

West Bloomfield

Birmingham Bike Event Supports West Bloomfield Teen's Legacy: Bill Graham recalls that his late daughter Alex learned how to ride a bike at age 4. "She taught herself," he said. And even after Alex lost a leg to bone cancer, "she never let that stop her. She went bike riding on a tandem," Susie Graham added. 

Oakland Township-Lake Orion

Unexpected Visitors Amaze Children at Carpenter Elementary: View photos of two Sandhill cranes that stopped by a Lake Orion elementary school school this week.

Northville

'So You Think You Can Dance' Northville Contestant Fights for Top Spot: Amy Yakima, 19, of Northville and a 2011 graduate of Northville High School, is now one of the top eight contestants on the show's 10th season.

Plymouth-Canton

Canton Man Joins Hundreds Seeking Justice Against Rochester Cancer Doctor: When Matt Fiems of Canton began taking his mother, Susan, of White Lake, to Dr. Farid Fata's office for treatments for ovarian cancer, he was taken aback by the size of Fata's operation. "I called it Fata Incorporated," he said. "Once you were referred, you got his diagnosis, his prescription of chemotherapy at his infusion centers."

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