Spring snow heads for Detroit subway, nation awaits verdict in Chauvin murder trial


Hidden from view but on the front of the stage, the jurors weigh the fate of Chauvin

Jurors who sat quietly off camera for three weeks of grueling testimony in the murder trial of Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd came into the spotlight on Tuesday, still out of sight but now in control of verdicts awaited by a city capricious.

The jury of six white people and six black or multiracial people resumed their deliberations Tuesday morning. Anonymous by order of the judge and now sequestered until they render a verdict, they spent only a few hours at their task on Monday after the day was mainly devoted to oral argument in which prosecutors argued that Chauvin had taken Floyd’s life last May in a way that even a child knew was wrong.

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Time: Snow accumulation is coming this evening

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

Biggest snowstorm in Detroit history occurred in April

Most Michigan residents are hoping April’s downpours will put an end to the season’s snowfall until next winter – but in Michigan, that’s never a sure thing.

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Take the example of April 1886: on Tuesday April 6, 1886, Detroit was hit by the biggest snowstorm on record, dumping over 24 inches of snow.

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Governor Whitmer traveled outside Michigan to visit his ailing father, spokesperson says

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s office responds to a Michigan Information & Research Service (MIRS) report that she recently traveled out of state.

Press secretary Bobby Leddy told Local 4 Whitmer left the state three times, including once to help his chronically ill father. She also traveled to Washington DC for the inauguration of President Joe Biden and once to visit Michigan National Guard troops.

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City of Detroit offers walk-in COVID vaccinations starting April 20

In an effort to speed up the vaccination of young people, the city of Detroit will have four vaccination sites that will not require an appointment starting Tuesday, April 20.

The venues will be the TCF Center, Northwest Activities Center, Farwell Recreation Center, and Samaritan Center – open to visitors 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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Looking for COVID-19 vaccines in the Detroit metro area: Track openings, clinics, appointments

Coronavirus in Michigan ??

The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan rose to 793,881 on Monday, including 16,901 deaths, state officials report.

Monday’s update includes a total of 8,574 new cases and 61 additional deaths over the past two days. On Saturday, the state reported a total of 785,307 cases and 16,840 deaths.

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Testing has been stable around 35,000 diagnostic tests reported per day on average, with the 7-day positive rate greater than 13.5% from Monday, lower than a week ago. Hospitalizations have increased in recent weeks and are now at the height of the pandemic.

Michigan continues to dominate the country in new cases of COVID-19. The state’s 7-day moving average for daily cases was 6,598 on Monday – the highest since December. The 7-day average of deaths was 50 on Monday, slightly higher than the past two weeks. The state’s death rate is 2.2%. The state is also reporting “active cases,” which were listed at 173,900 on Monday.

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More than 603,000 have recovered from the virus in Michigan.

Michigan has reported more than 5.9 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered from Monday, with 45.2% of residents have received at least one dose.

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