In Case You Missed It: Top Stories from the Week (April 18-22)

Tigers fans react to the Yankees walking Miguel Cabrera, Sen. Mallory McMorrow’s speech goes viral, Detroit City Football Club wins a historic match, and Detroit begins accepting applications for recreational marijuana licenses
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Tigers fans are not happy about the Yankees intentionally walking Miguel Cabrera.

During the April 21 game at Comerica Park, Cabrera was walked in the eighth inning, preventing him from reaching his 3,000th career hit. Fans were not having it.

Ready Player One in Detroit has closed.

It’s not clear why the downtown arcade bar shut down, but new owner Pizza Cat, a Toledo-based chain, was seen moving into the space this week. They aim to open June 1.

Detroit begins accepting applications for unlimited recreational marijuana licenses.

The Office of Marijuana Ventures & Entrepreneurship opened online applications on April 20 for processors, grow operations, safety compliance labs, and event organizers.

A Michigan senator’s speech has gone viral on Twitter.

Sen. Mallory McMorrow, of Royal Oak, defended herself against a false claim from another legislator that she wants to “groom and sexualize kindergarteners.” She tweeted a video of the speech, and it was viewed more than 9 million times in less than a day.

Tim Idzikowski, owner of Ferndale food truck Detroit BBQ Co., dies at 36.

Idzikowski passed away on April 14. The cause of his death was not disclosed. A celebration of life was scheduled at Batch Brewing Co.

Detroit City Football Club wins first-ever match with a Major League Soccer team.

DCFC made history by beating the two-time champion Columbus Crew 2-1 at Keyworth Stadium in Hamtramck on April 19.

 Independent autopsy report of Patrick Lyoya has been released.

Conducted by nationally known pathologists Drs. Werner Spitz and Michael Baden, the report confirms — as recently released video footage shows — that the 26-year-old died from a gunshot in the back of the head. A funeral for Lyoya will take place on Friday in Grand Rapids.

Demolition begins on Madison Heights site that oozed toxic slime.

Electro-Plating Services was responsible for a green slime — which contained groundwater contaminated with cancer-causing hexavalent chromium — that oozed onto I-96 in 2019.

The historic Detroit Central Market is restored at Greenfield Village.

Visitors got their first look at the 160-year-old farmer’s market when the museum opened for the 2022 season over the weekend. It’s the first permanent addition to Greenfield Village since 2000.


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