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Friday in Detroit: Yikes! MI gas prices reach record high $4.31 a gallon

Ashanti Seabron

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(DETROIT, Mich.) Hello and welcome to this Friday's edition of the Detroit Daily Round-Up.

The best day of the week is finally here — I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Today is Friday, May 6, let's check out Detroit's biggest stories of the day.

Michigan gas prices reach record new high

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The statewide average for regular unleaded gas has reached $4.31 a gallon as of Friday, marking a 30-cent increase in the past week alone.

According to Patrick de Haan, Head Petroleum Analysis at Gas Buddy, declining gasoline and diesel inventory rates are partially to blame for the continued increases in gas prices.

"A lot of it has to do with the continued rise in oil which is about 15 dollars per barrel higher than what it was two weeks ago. Combine with the fact gasoline inventory continue to decline," de Haan said. "Diesel inventory is at its lowest levels in 30 years."

Gov. Whitmer signs 'Wyatt's Law' into state law

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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed "Wyatt's Law" into state law on Thursday, creating an electronic case management system that the public can use to track confirmed cases of those who have abused or neglected children. 

The public system would also include basic information about those convicted of child abuse crimes, such as their name, birthday, city and county.

Capuchin Soup Kitchen receives $208,000 grant towards feeding hungry in Detroit

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Detroit's Capuchin Soup Kitchen was awarded more than $280,000 towards feeding hungry residents on Thursday.

According to Brother Gary Wegne, executive director of Capuchin Soup Kitchen, around $140,000 worth of the money will be used to provide food. A portion of the grant will be utilized towards developing job readiness and placement programs.

Ochre Bakery and Astro Coffee set to close on May 15

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In an Instagram post on Wednesday, The owners of Detroit's highly acclaimed Ochre Bakery and Astro Coffee announced the bakery will be closing permanently on May 15.

The post read:

Dear Friends, We have come to the end of this journey. It’s hard to really know what to say in these moments, but we are forever grateful for all of the love and support we have been shown over the last 11 years of having a business in this city.

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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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