In Case You Missed It: Top Stories from the Week (Aug. 29-Sept. 2)

Little Caesars partners with former Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford on NFL promotions, new data finds more than 5,000 Michigan third graders could have to repeat the grade, and updated COVID-19 vaccines are expected to arrive in Michigan within days.
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Little Caesars is partnering with former Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford on a series of NFL promotions for the season. // Photograph courtesy of Little Caesars

Little Caesars announces a partnership with Matthew Stafford.

The pizza chain is teaming up with the former Detroit Lions quarterback on season-long NFL pregame promotions.

New data finds more than 5,000 Michigan third graders could have to repeat a grade.

Nearly 6 percent of third graders who took the 2022 English Language Arts M-STEP received scores that make them eligible to be retained, according to a report from Michigan State University.

Detroit-raised R&B singer Kem to record live album in the city.

The singer — who is celebrating 20 years in the music industry — will record his Sept. 9 and 10 shows at the Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre for a live album that he hopes release before the end of the year.

Updated COVID-19 vaccines are expected to arrive in Michigan within days.

The FDA signed off on the latest versions of the vaccines developed by Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna. The vaccines are retooled to protect against the latest subvariants of Omicron.

A Detroit nurse is opening a business complex in the city, starting with a fresh market.

Sonya Greene will soon debut Linwood Fresh Market — a 1,800-square-foot market offering fresh food, healthy grab-and-go meals, made-to-order smoothies, and more — in the Linwood-Dexter neighborhood.

An “oasis” of tiny homes to be built in Muskegon to attract tourists.

Proposed for the city’s Lakeside District, Tiny Digs will feature 10 themed, tiny homes with landscaping, front porches, and communal fire pits.

Michigan State Police relied on faulty marijuana tests to charge more than 3,200 people.

In a letter to prosecutors, Jeffrey Nye, director of MSP’s Forensic Science Division, wrote that the tests could not have conclusively proven the driver was intoxicated by cannabis.

Production is underway for the fourth Beverly Hills Cop movie.

Murphy will reprise his role as Detroit policeman Axel Foley in Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley. Actors Taylour Paige and Joseph Gordon-Levitt will also star in the Netflix project.


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