In Case You Missed It: Top Stories from The Week (June 7-11)

Kwame Kilpatrick is joining the ministry, former UAW president Gary Jones is sentenced to 28 months in prison, Detroit Chef Max Hardy will compete on BBQ Brawl, and Stellantis shares a peek inside the Jeep assembly plant in Detroit
Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick
// Photograph by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images

Kwame Kilpatrick says he’s done with politics.

In his first interview since his release from prison in January, the ex-Detroit mayor tells Deadline Detroit he’s joining the ministry, is engaged, and residing in Atlanta for now. Kilpatrick will preach at two churches in Detroit on Sunday.

The state confirms its first case of the hantavirus.

The case was detected in Washtenaw County. The hantavirus is spread through contact with the saliva or waste of rodents carrying the virus.

Faygo releases a new summertime flavor.

Firework features notes of cherry, blue raspberry, and lime, and can be found throughout the Midwest and on Faygo’s online store.

Stellantis - Jeep
Employees at Stellantis’ Detroit Assembly Complex – Mack plant verify that the finish on the Jeep Grand Cherokee L is perfect. // Photograph courtesy of Stellantis

A look inside the Jeep assembly plant in Detroit. 

Despite a chip shortage that’s affected the entire auto industry, The Mack Assembly Plant, which opened in March, is continuing to build the three-row Jeep Grand Cherokee L.

Detroit chef Max Hardy will compete on BBQ Brawl.

Hardy, Hour Detroit’s 2021 Restaurateur of the Year, will be one of the 12 competitors on the second season of the Food Network series premiering on June 14.

Breonna Taylor’s mother urges Michigan lawmakers to ban police no-knock warrants.

Tamika Palmer and Taylor’s cousin Tawanna Gordon joined the Michigan Legislative Black Caucus and other House Democrats to call for a series of police reforms on Tuesday.

Detroit musician Sam Austins signs with Atlantic Records.

Austins, who recently was featured in Vogue, has performed with Vince Staples and gotten support from Big Sean.

Former UAW president Gary Jones was sentenced to 28 months in prison this week. // Photo: IStock

Ex-UAW president Gary Jones gets a 28-month prison sentence.

Jones is responsible for a fraud loss of between $550,000 and $1.5 million. He was also ordered to pay a $10,000 fine and restitution payments to the IRS and UAW.

Check out these photos of this “ring of fire” solar eclipse.

The eclipse was visible earlier this morning across Michigan. These stunning photos were taken over Lake Huron and Lake Michigan.

Boxer Claressa Shields wins her MMA debut.

The Flint native and two-time Olympic gold medalist defeated her opponent Britteny Elkin Thursday night with a third-round TKO.

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