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Detroit Daily Round-Up: AG Nessel disappointed with Oxford school district, MI drivers to receive $400 and more

Ashanti Seabron

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

Today is Tuesday, December 7, let's check out Detroit's biggest stories of the day.

AG Nessel "extremely disappointed" after Oxford school district rejects her investigation probe offer

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Attorney General Dana Nessel said she was "extremely disappointed" by the Oxford school district's decision to turn down her offer to investigate the events leading up to last week's mass shooting at Oxford High School.

Instead, according to Nessel, the district will be using a private security firm.

"(I'm) disappointed," Nessel said. "Obviously we hope the school district cares as much about the safety of their students as they do shielding themselves from civil liability."

Michigan drivers set to receive $400 refund checks from insurance association

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The Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association will be sending state drivers $400 refunds for every vehicle with insurance that was covered by Oct. 31, 2021. 

The refund comes after a request by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer who called on the MCCA to send checks back to drivers, and should be sent out by March 9, 2022.

Multiple Metro Detroit construction projects temporarily halting for winter

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Since winter's presence is already being felt in Michigan, numerous construction projects will temporarily be taking time off.

The following Metro Detroit projects will be taking a break for the winter:

  • I-275 modernization project
  • Gratiot Ave., open to three lanes from 11 Mile to Common
  • M-59 project
  • I-75 between Square Lake and 8 Mile

U-M football's Aidan Hutchinson named as finalist for 2021 Heisman Trophy award

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Wolverines DE Aidan Hutchinson, who set a new school record for sacks in a single season and leads the country in pressure percentage among players with comparable snap counts, has been named a finalist to win the Heisman Trophy.

The Heisman will be awarded this upcoming Saturday, and Hutchinson will be joined by Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett, Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud and Alabama quarterback Bryce Young.

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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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