In Case You Missed It: Top Stories from The Week (Nov. 29-Dec. 3)

The suspected gunman and his parents have been charged following the Oxford High School shooting. In other news, the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation donates $100 million to local arts organizations, boxer Clarissa Shields makes ‘Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list, and a new music venue is planned for Detroit.

Suspected gunman and parents charged following Oxford High School shooting.

Authorities received a 911 call about an active shooter at the school just before 1 p.m. on Nov. 30, NBC News reports. The suspected shooter, a sophomore who attended the school, is now facing multiple charges, including four counts of first-degree murder. His parents are each facing four counts of involuntary manslaughter. Around the state, more than 150 school districts, charter, and parochial schools were closed on Dec. 3. Schools plan to reopen classrooms Monday, Bridge Michigan reports. For information on how to support the Oxford High School community, click here.

Dan Gilbert acquires Cadillac Tower in downtown Detroit.

The acquisition of the Neo-Gothic skyscraper adds to his portfolio of more than 100 buildings and properties. Potential uses include offices, apartments, and retail offerings.

High school team ends up talking to Tom Brady after texting wrong number.

A Notre Dame Prep basketball player accidentally sent a group text to Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Sean Murphy-Bunting, who chatted for a bit before passing the phone to Brady.

Flint native Clarissa Shields makes Forbes 30 Under 30 list.

The two-time Olympic boxing gold medalist, who returns to the ring next month, is No. 26 on the list.

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Dave Egner, president and CEO, of the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation speaks during a press conference this week about the organizations donation to local arts. // Video still: Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation Facebook

The Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation donates $100 million to local arts groups.

The Detroit Institute of Arts, Holocaust Memorial Center, and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra are among the 11 arts organizations receiving the gift.

A new Lifetime holiday movie is set in Detroit.

Smokey Robinson and Tia Mowry-Hardict co-star in Miracle in Motor City, which premiered on Nov. 28.

A music venue is planned for a former Chinese restaurant in Detroit.

The proposal for the abandoned Stanley’s Mannia Café comes from the owner of indie music promotor MeanRed Productions.

Here’s how to catch the green comet Leonard this month.

The comet, which was discovered earlier this year, is best visible between now through Dec. 11 at sunrise. Make sure to have a pair of binoculars handy!


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