In Case You Missed It: Top Stories from the Week (June 6-10)

Public swim-up bars may soon be legal in Michigan, gubernatorial candidate Ryan Kelly is arrested by the FBI, Grand Rapids officer charged in shooting of Patrick Lyoya, and Abbot restarts baby formula production at its Michigan plant
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New legislation would allow for swim-up bars at public pools in Michigan. // Photo: IStock 

Swim-up bars may soon be a possibility in Michigan.  

If the proposed legislation passes, public swimming pools in the state — including those at hotels and other tourist attractions — will be allowed to serve beverages to swimmers.

Grand Rapids officer charged with second-degree murder in shooting of Patrick Lyoya.

Officer Christopher Schurr was charged with one count on June 9for fatally shooting the 26-year-old in April. If convicted, he could face a lifetime prison sentence with the possibility of parole.

HGTV’s Bargain Block returns to Detroit for a second season.

Co-hosts Keith Bynum and Evan Thomas, who recently hosted the Detroit Design Awards, are back to rehab 16 houses in the city. This season, which premiered yesterday, will feature 10 episodes.

FBI arrests Republican gubernatorial candidate Ryan Kelley.

Kelley was arrested Thursday from his Allendale home on misdemeanor charges for his involvement in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. His house was searched by FBI agents.

Gas prices are now averaging $5 a gallon around the state.

The average gas price on June 6 is $5.06, which is 74 cents higher than this time last week. AAA recommends drivers pay cash and remove excess weight from their vehicle as ways to save on gas.

Specialty baby formula production restarts at Abbott’s Michigan plant. 

The company is starting with the production of EleCare, which is expected to be available around June 20. Similac and other products will be available at a later date.

Michigan will become the 14th state to mandate personal finance education.

The bill, when signed, will require high school students to take a half-credit course in personal finance before they graduate. It will go into effect in the 2023 school year.

An Equinox Hotel is coming to Detroit.

The new luxury hotel will be built by New York-based developer Related Cos. and Olympia Development of Michigan. It will be located just south of Little Caesars Arena.

Simone Biles and other former gymnasts sue FBI over Larry Nassar case.

Around 90 assault victims are seeking more than $1 billion from the FBI for failing to stop the former Michigan State University sports doctor.

 Drake was recently spotted in Detroit.

The rapper bought a couple of women some shots at Joe Muer Seafood. A video posted to Instagram of the encounter has gone viral.


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