Michigan’s News: The Past 6 Weeks

Larry Wallace, Wayne State University Update 3/28/2016 EST 10:47 AM

With Michigan being one the most diverse populated states in the country, it is no shock that newsworthy occurrences commonly take place.

For the past few months, the Flint water crisis has been a prime illustration of a newsworthy occurrence happening. However, in Feb, citizens took more interest to the crisis when when Gov. Rick Snyder requested an extra $30 million to go towards water bill credits for Flint residents.

 

Months later, Michigan residents got a chance to see Flint in a more positive light when The Detroit Free Press decided to publish an article that told the story of Flint’s children participating in an annual egg hunt for Easter.

Jacob Medrano, 4, of Flint gathers plastic eggs filled
Child participating in Flint’s annual Easter egg hunt

The Presidential election has also been a news interest to most Michigan residents the past few weeks. In Feb, CNN aired a republican debate which highlighted some of the controversy between Donald Trump, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz.

Jumping back to local news, crime in Michigan for the past few week has been heavily expanding. Recently police officers finally found one of the suspects who was involved in a fetal stabbing of a Macomb pizza driver.

According to The Detroit Free Press, the suspect was identified as Deandre Arnold, 19, of Mt Clemens and was convicted by the courts at 6:15 p.m on Mar. 24.

While speaking about hyperlocalism news, it would only be right to mention Radu Vasile Muntean, a 34-year old Hazel Park man in the custody for shooting his wife and putting her in the back of his pickup truck. Currently, the 32-year old wife is in intensive care at a local hospital and is expected to recover.

According to WDIV, Muntean was arraigned Mar.25. On charges of assault with intent murder, assault with intent to do great bodily harm, unlawful imprisonment, felonious assault and felony firearm.

Below are more tweets about past and current Michigan news.

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