Here are the headlines that occupied Dearborn News last month:
1. “Grasso named UM Dearborn chancellor”
A University of Delaware engineering professor has been named the head of the University of Michigan’s Dearborn campus, officials said. Domenico Grasso, 62, has been selected UM-Dearborn’s chancellor, effective Aug. 1.
2. “Dearborn Makes $1.25M Deal In Fatal Police Shooting”
The city of Dearborn agreed to a $1.25 million settlement in a lawsuit filed by the family of a woman who was fatally shot by police near a shopping mall, according to a document released Thursday.
3. “Man Charged In Shooting Death Of Dearborn Man”
A 38-year-old Westland man has been charged with murder and weapons charges in the shooting death of a long-time Dearborn resident last week.
4. “Fact Check: Did Trump Fire a Muslim Judge for Trying to Impose Sharia?”
22nd Circuit Court of Appeals Justice Hansam al Alallawalahi-Smith made headlines this week when he overturned a ruling out of Dearborn, Michigan. The ruling allowed two critical and violent tenets of Sharia Law to be practiced here in the United States.
5. “Man found fatally shot in Dearborn, suspect in custody”
Dearborn Police Chief Ronald Haddad said the investigation is still ongoing and stated, “Crimes of this magnitude are extremely rare in the City of Dearborn and the loss of life in this incident is profoundly tragic.”
6. “Irate drive-thru customer shoots paintball gun at McDonald’s employee in Dearborn”
A fast food worker is speaking out after she says a customer shot her in the face with a paintball gun. The McDonald’s employee said it’s
all because a broken machine kept the suspect from getting the drink he wanted.
7. “Dearborn police seek two men who stole $4K in video games from store”
Two thieves used a sledgehammer to smash out the front door of a business in the 7500 block of Greenfield on Feb. 20 and steal more than $4,000 of video games and consoles.
8. “Mornings in Michigan: Dearborn residents wake up to sacred chant”
In Dearborn many residents wake up to the sound of a sacred chant from a local house of worship. It’s the adhan, or call to prayer, that’s broadcast five different times during the day over a loudspeaker on top of the American Moslem Society.
9. “ESPN show to feature story on Detroit area Muslim basketball coach this weekend”
Back in 2006, Osama Abulhassan was trying to make extra money to help pay for college. He never thought his pursuit of buying prepaid cellphones and selling them for profit would get him arrested and charged with money laundering to support terrorism.
10. “Finding Great Food and an Intersection of Cultures in Dearborn, Michigan”
Just 20 minutes outside Detroit lies Dearborn, Michigan, where more than 40 percent of the population is of Arab descent. Photographer Penny De Los Santos reports on the city’s Middle Eastern root system and the food industry that thrives around it.