Michigan Announces $ 1.5 Million Tuition Giveaway, 100 Children To Receive $ 15,000 – CBS Detroit

(CBS DETROIT) – Michigan is kicking off a $ 1.5 million tuition giveaway in celebration of the 35th anniversary of the Michigan Education Trust (MET), Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Thursday. One hundred children up to 5 years old will be selected to receive $ 15,000 prepaid tuition. READ MORE: AAA Offers ‘Tow To Go’ Program … Read more

2 Teens Charged After Shots Fired At Detroit Police Officers – CBS Detroit

(CBS DETROIT) – Two 18-year-olds are charged after shots were fired at two Detroit police officers who were attempting to stop the vehicle they were traveling in last weekend. Prosecutors charged Deontay Keon Hestle Jr., of Detroit, with two counts of assault with intent to murder, one count of felon in possession of a firearm, … Read more

New Law Puts NHL Great Konstantinov’s 24/7 Care In Jeopardy – CBS Detroit

WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. (AP) – Vladimir Konstantinov has traded hockey sticks for an Uno deck. Many, in fact. The onetime Soviet and Detroit Red Wings star plays so often that he goes through a pack per week, wearing out cards with the hands that once made him one of the world’s best defensemen. DETROIT, MI … Read more

Whitmer Signs Executive Directive On Abortion, Reproductive Health – CBS Detroit

(CBS DETROIT) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive directive instructing state departments and agencies not to cooperate or assist authorities in an investigation over abortions and must identify opportunities to increase protections for reproductive rights. The state has a 1931 law that outlaws abortion; however, a ruling from a judge temporarily halted the law, … Read more

Local Communities Organize Student Walkouts To Rally Against Gun Violence – CBS Detroit

(CBS DETROIT) — Parents are holding their kids tighter, and the community is wrapping their arms around each other. The outpouring of support follows the tragic shooting of 19 children and two teachers in Uvalde, Texas. READ MORE: What We Know About The Victims At Robb Elementary School Back home in Michigan, Oakland County Sheriff … Read more

Oxford High Students Walk Out To Support Robb Elementary School In Texas – CBS Detroit

OXFORD, Mich. (AP) — Hundreds of students at Oxford High School, where four were killed in November, walked out Thursday and formed a ‘U’ on the football field to show support for students and families in Uvalde, Texas. “We went through the same thing. I lost a lot of friends. I thought it would be … Read more

Michigan Senate Blocks Gun Storage Vote – CBS Detroit

(CBS DETROIT) – Michigan Senate Republicans are being met with heavy criticism following the decision to stall a vote on gun storage bills. “This is urgent now because, again, we did nothing after the Oxford shootings, we did nothing after the Buffalo shootings and now we do not want to do anything today, ”said Sen. … Read more

Oxford Schools Superintendent Issues Statement After Tragedy In Texas – CBS Detroit

OXFORD, ME. (CBS DETROIT) – Pain from the tragedy in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday is being felt across the nation, especially in the Oxford community. The shooting comes nearly six months after the deadly shooting at Oxford High School on Nov. 30. READ MORE: Michigan Senate Blocks Gun Storage Vote In a statement on Tuesday, … Read more

Stellantis, Samsung Plan Indiana Electric Car Battery Plant – CBS Detroit

KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) – A joint venture between Stellantis and Samsung plans to build an electric vehicle battery factory in Indiana that will employ up to 1,400 workers and become the company’s second such factory in North America. The venture announced Tuesday plans to spend more than $ 2.5 billion on the plant in Kokomo … Read more

Recovery Advocates Support Opioid Crisis Investment; Gov. Whitmer Approves $ 800 Million For Programs – CBS Detroit

(CBS DETROIT) – More is being done to fight opioid abuse disorder in Michigan. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed a package of legislation this month to invest $ 800 million in opioid treatment, prevention and mental health. READ MORE: Here’s Where You Can Get A Free Slice Of ‘Pepsi-Roni’ Pizza In Metro Detroit This Friday It’s … Read more