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Detroit Daily Round-Up 2/22: Oxford school shooting suspect due back in court, Michigan Central's new CEO named and more

Ashanti Seabron
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(DETROIT, Mich.) Hello and welcome to this Tuesday's edition of the Detroit Daily Round-Up. One of the best sights of the year is seeing melted snow — let's keep kicking this week off the right way!

Today is Tuesday, February 22, let's check out Detroit's biggest stories of the day.

Oxford school shooting suspect due back in court to decide if he should be moved to juvenile facility
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Oxford school shooting suspect Ethan Crumbley is headed back to court on Tuesday to find out if he will be moved to a youth detention center.

His lawyers have argued that his current adult jail residence, Oakland County Jail, is not a suitable place for the 15-year-old suspect, and are hoping to have him moved to the Children's Village in Pontiac.

Crumbley is facing terrorism and first-degree murder charges for allegedly carrying out the Nov. 30 mass shooting at Oxford High School that resulted in the death of four students died and the injury of six students and a teacher.

Joshua Sirefman announced as Michigan Central's new CEO
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On Monday, Ford Motor Co. announced the hire of Joshua Sirefman as the chief executive officer to lead Michigan Central, the mobility district developing in the former Michigan Central Station.

Sirefman, 54, is the co-founder and former president of New York City-based urban planning company Sidewalk Labs. According to a news release, his primary responsibility is to "advance the vision for the district and execute a plan that leverages placemaking, cross-sector collaboration, and real estate development to promote innovation and inclusion."

Another duty of Sirefman's will be to assist in overseeing Michigan Central's new philanthropic venture, Michigan Central Foundation.

Metro Detroit gas prices continue to rise
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According to AAA Michigan, average gas prices across Metro Detroit have risen to $3.40 per gallon.

The increase is 1 cent more than last week and 76 cents more than this time last year. Per AAA, continued tensions between Russia and Ukraine are responsible for the raised prices.

Cause of Oakland Hills fire still under investigation, likely won't be uncovered for weeks
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Following last Thursday's massive fire that destroyed the Oakland Hills Country Club, fire investigators believe that it will take weeks to fully uncover what started the inferno.

After two days of interviews with people who were on-site, investigators reportedly have no reason to suspect that the fire was suspicious.

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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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