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Emerging from amended hours due to COVID-19, Jim's Pizza recently extended its Friday and Saturday hours; open until 10pm. Beginning Monday June 22nd, Jim's Pizza will be open that late every day.
Protestors demand justice for a teen who suffered cardiac arrest and died while being restrained by staff at a residential youth facility in Kalamazoo. Activists who gathered outside Lakeside Academy on Saturday want the facility shut down.
Two Ypsilanti city council members called on the city's mayor to resign at a Black Lives Matter protest on Saturday. After Mayor Beth Bashert made a remark during a recent council meeting deemed to be racist, council members Nicole Brown and Annie Somerville said at the protest that they would not attend another meeting until she resigns.
Mackinac Island's Grand Hotel will open for the 2020 season today, Father's Day, Sunday June 21st. The opening is nearly two months later than usual, due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. This is the first year the hotel is being managed by Pivot Hotels & Resorts.
The body of a 25 year old woman who left Pontiac to live in Ohio earlier this year was discovered buried in a Lima, Ohio park last week. A 28 year old friend of the victim, McKenzie Butler, has been arrested. A one million dollars bond has been set for Melvin Booth.
The Unapologetically Black Culture Festival in Grand Rapids featured music, vendors, a Juneteenth parade and more. This was the first year for the event that was held on Juneteenth, Friday, June 19th.
A Saturday morning shooting at Lansing's Moores Park left one man injured. The incident happened just after 5am in the parking lot of the park. The man walked into Sparrow Hospital about ten minutes later. The extent of his injuries are unknown and police are looking for the shooter.
A Macy's employee at Genesee Valley Mall was assaulted on Monday, June 15th. The suspect left the store with another man. Now, Flint Township Police are searching for them both. Anyone who knows where to find Damire Canell Palmer, 18, of Mount Morris and Damarquay Jovan Palmer, 22, of Flint Township, are asked to call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-422-JAIL.
The first-ever Great Lakes Pirate Festival was held at the Star Line Mackinac Island dock in Mackinaw City on Saturday. Participants were encouraged to dress like pirates for the event that also featured a DJ, contests and pirate ship rides under the Mackinac Bridge.