Oxford Community School District is reopening with new protocol as it faces lawsuits.
Students in eighth grade and below returned for a half-day on Dec. 10. No backpacks are allowed through at least next week, and every building has law enforcement, private security, and trained trauma specialists in place. The high school has yet to reopen. Two lawsuits have been filed against the school district and employees. Geoffrey Fieger has filed one of them on behalf of siblings Riley and Bella Franz, students at Oxford High. Additionally, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has proposed to conduct a third-party review of the moments leading up to the shooting at Oxford High School.
Detroit’s TCF Center has a new name.
Six months after the merger of TCF Bank and Huntington Bank, the convention center has been renamed Huntington Place. It is less than a mile from Huntington’s new headquarters.
Eminem’s former Michigan mansion is back on the market.
The Detroit rapper’s former Rochester Hills estate is on sale for $3.23 million. It sits on six acres of land and has six bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, a tennis and basketball court, and more.
The Statler Bistro and Market opens in Detroit’s City Club Apartments.
U-M Football’s Jim Harbaugh is named Coach of the Year by AP.
Harbaugh is the first Michigan coach to win the award. “It is a tremendous reflection of the entire staff, players,” he told AP. Michigan State football coach Mel Tucker came in fourth.
Michigan’s first case of the omicron variant has been reported in Kent County.
Michigan is among 20 states to detect omicron. Health experts say the new variant is likely to spread more easily than the original COVID-19 virus.
Berry Gordy is awarded a Kennedy Center Honor.
The Motown Records founder is a recipient of one of the most prestigious arts honors. President Biden and Vice President Harris attended the gala for the award.
Michigan drivers will receive a $400-per-vehicle insurance refund.
Folks can expect checks from the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association in the second quarter of 2022.
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