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First Lady Michelle Obama will speak to Detroit students on Friday

As part of her Reach Higher initiative, First Lady Michelle Obama will speak at Detroit’s first-ever citywide College Signing Day on Friday, hosted by the Detroit College Access Network at Wayne State University. More than 1,500 students from more than 40 Detroit high schools will participate in the rally.

In her keynote remarks, the First Lady will highlight the importance of students pursuing and completing a form of higher education, and students doing their part to answer the President’s call for America to once again have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world. This will be the second year the First Lady has celebrated College Signing Day; last year she attended a similar event in San Antonio, TX … click here for more details.

20-year-old suspect fatally shot by fugitive task force officer

One person has died after an officer-involved shooting on Detroit’s west side.

Detroit Police Chief James Craig said in a news conference Monday afternoon that a task force was serving an arrest warrant at a home on Evergreen Road, just north of West Chicago, when an officer shot a 20-year-old, who was killed.

Craig says the officers did not force their way into the home, and says the officer fired the weapon after he was faced with some sort of threat.

Further circumstances leading up to the shooting are not known at this time … click here for more details.

Lightning beat Red Wings, 5-2, to force Game 7

The Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Detroit Red Wings, 5-2, Monday night at Joe Louis Arena to force a Game 7.

Tyler Johnson got the Lightning on the board first when he busted in from the wing and shot it under the bar at 3:47 into the 1st period.

About 7 minutes later defenseman Jason Garrison caught the Red Wings forwards on a change and jumped up on the rush to give the Lightning a 4-on-3. Steven Stamkos found Garrison trailing and the defenseman was able to put it past Petr Mrazek, making it 2-0.

The Lightning never trailed in this game … click here for more details.

Written by LBeasley (Lauren Beasley), Digital Producer of The Morning Heat and Sports Editor of Radio One Detroit

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