Whole Foods Apologizes for Overcharging Customers

The CEO's of Whole Foods Market have issued an apology in the wake of an investigation that uncovered the stores regularly overcharged customers for prepackaged foods. Whole Foods has five stores in southeast Michigan, including one in Rochester Hills. Read the full story on The Patch. … [Read more...]

Police Agencies Set-Up ‘Safe Zones’ to Help Deter Online Crime

Consumers are buying and selling goods online via eBay, Craigslist, and other classified sites more than ever -- all in the name of getting a good deal. While most transactions occur with the help of the U.S. Postal Service, FedEx, or UPS, some still require a face-to-face meeting, and that has led to crimes as horrendous as a woman in Colorado having her unborn baby cut out of her womb when she went to buy baby clothing advertised on Craigslist. That's why police agencies across the country … [Read more...]

Rachel Jacobs’ Legacy Lingers in Detroit

Rachel Jacobs may have been living in Manhattan, but Detroit was always in her heart as evidenced by Detroit Nation, the community-building charity she co-founded. Last week, Jacobs and seven others lost their lives when the Amtrak train they were riding from Philadelphia to New York left the tracks. Now a CrowdRise Memorial Campaign has been started in her honor to help keep the charity and the city she loved alive. Read the full story on The Patch. … [Read more...]

Hazardous Weather Alert for Rochester-Rochester Hills

By Beth Dalbey (Patch Staff) A hazardous weather outlook is in effect for Southeast Michigan – including the counties of Oakland, Macomb, Wayne, Washtenaw and Livingston – through Thursday night, the National Weather Service said. Precipitation chances are 80 percent today. Storms aren’t expected to be severe, but are capable of heavy downpours and wind gusts near 40 mph as the storm moves from west to east. Southwest winds will bring warm, moist air into the region through early … [Read more...]