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Detroit daily Round-Up: GM building new battery facility, Detroit post office renamed for Aretha Franklin and more

Ashanti Seabron

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(DETROIT, Mich.) Hello and welcome to this Tuesday's edition of the Detroit daily roundup. I hope everyone having a great start to their week!

Today is Tuesday, October 5, let's check out Detroit's biggest stories of the day.

General Motors to build new battery facility in Metro Detroit

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According to Detroit automaker General Motors, it is in the process of building a new battery facility in Warren in order to speed up the production of the power sources while lowering their costs.

The facility, which will be named the Wallace Battery Cell Innovation Center, is expected to be completed by mid-2022.

Detroit post office renamed to honor Aretha Franklin

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On Monday, Detroit's former Fox Creek post office was renamed the "Aretha Franklin Post Office Building."

The post office is located nearly five miles east of downtown and not far from the Aretha Franklin concert amphitheater on the Detroit River.

Laws designed to ticket drivers for violations regarding school buses to be implemented next week

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Next week, two new laws will be implemented in Michigan to help schools protect children while on the bus.

One law will make it easier to ticket drivers who drive past a school bus' extended stop arm, while the other prohibits people from walking onto a school bus without permission.

Metro Detroit police department apprehends baby alligator in the middle of the road

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Over the weekend, the Riverview Police Department said it captured a 2-foot alligator in the area of Marsha Street & Hale Avenue.

After officers were sent to the area regarding a report of an alligator in the street, they were able to capture it and give it to a local reptile expert.

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Your go-to news source for everything happening in Detroit. Ashanti Lee Seabron is a lifelong Michigander who's worked as a writer since 2013. He's committed to detailed and pertinent news for Metro Detroit.

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