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Detroit Public Schools not expected to close any district buildings for fall semester

No buildings in the Detroit Public Schools are expected to close next fall.

The district made the announcement Tuesday. It also says all 97 of its schools will be open Wednesday for open houses and enrollment fairs.

Schools will remain open for two hours after classes end to allow parents to select schools for the fall. The fairs and open houses are part of the district’s efforts to attract and retain students … click here for more details.

Highland Park residents fight HHS closing

State workers and frustrated residents rally in Highland Park to get the doors reopened at the city’s Health and Human Services Office. It’s been closed for nearly a year, making things harder for people who rely on state assistance, but officials said they didn’t have a choice.

Protesters were outside the DHS office to protest what they say is the planned closing of Department of Health and Human Services offices including this one in Highland Park

State officials say they temporarily closed this location last May because of safety concerns, such as a water pressure issue, with the building. But the union representing the state employees assigned to this office say the closing impacts people in one of of the state’s low-income communities … click here for more details.

Man ambushed at Detroit gas station

Detroit Police evidence techs have place nearly four dozen evidence markers at gas station in Southwest Detroit.

Police tell Local 4 a man in his 20’s was pumping gas when four men wearing masks ambushed him … click here for more details.

New details emerge in ICE agent’s fatal shooting of Detroit man

FOX 2 has learned more about the moments that led up to that shooting that killed Terrance Kellom by a federal agent.

Kellom, 20, was wanted for armed robbery and weapons charges and considered dangerous.

According to police sources there were several circumstances surrounding the shooting that Terrance’s father Kevin Kellom, left out.

When the Fugitive Apprehension Team showed up with a warrant to arrest Kellom, sources close to the investigation say he was hiding in the attic. He eventually dropped through the ceiling and came after the ICE agent with a hammer, yelling.

The ICE agent who was also African-American, retreated and told Kellom to drop the hammer, which is considered a deadly weapon, multiple times. When Kellom refused the agent, he fired his weapon.

According to the medical examiners report, the agent shot Kellom multiple times … 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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