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Hump Day in Detroit: Tentative trial date set for Crumbley parents

Ashanti Seabron

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(DETROIT, Mich.) Hello and welcome to this Wednesday's edition of the Detroit Daily Round-Up. Happy Hump Day — let's finish out the last half of this week!

Today is Wednesday, April 20, let's check out Metro Detroit's biggest stories of the day.

Tentative trial date set for Crumbley parents

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James and Jennifer Crumbley, the parents of 15-year-old accuse Oxford High School shooter Ethan Crumbley, have a tentative trial date set for October 24, 2022.

The Crumbley parents were in court on Tuesday for a pre-trial hearing to discuss a request to lower the bond for each from $500,000 to $100,000. That request was denied by Judge Cheryl Matthews.

Judge Matthews spoke on the tentative trial date and her goal once it eventually arrives.

"I'm committed to providing the defendants and the prosecution with a speedy trial," Judge Matthews said. "A trial in this matter will not be routine."

AG Nessel calls out Oxford school board for lack of transparency

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Following a private meeting with Oxford students and parents regarding the Nov. 30 mass school shooting at Oxford High School, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel called out the Oxford Community Schools Board of Education for a lack of transparency.

In a letter to school board members posted on her office's Twitter account, she reminded the school officials of their duty to provide for the safety and welfare of students.

To put it plainly, the families you serve want transparency and, as board members, you have an obligation to provide it.

Minority Business Summit to be hosted in Detroit

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The City of Detroit is holding a Minority Business Summit on Saturday, designed to provide information for smaller city businesses on how to bid on contracts, have access to loans and financing and get paid faster.

The event will take place in person at Wayne County Community College or via Zoom, and will give companies insight into what documents, forms, and licensing, will give them an advantage in working in Detroit.

Gov. Whitmer announces additional grocery assistance throughout April

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As announced by Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, families who are eligible for food assistance benefits will continue to receive at least an additional payment of $95 throughout April.

The additional payments are designed to lower the cost of groceries for approximately 1.31 million people in more than 700,000 households across the state.

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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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