Here are the headlines that occupied Dearborn News last month:
1. Violent chase ends with shooting, suicide outside Beaumont Dearborn
One man killed himself in the parking lot of Beaumont Dearborn Wednesday night after chasing and firing a gun at another man as they drove through multiple cities, according to police.
2. A Vegan Burger Restaurant Is Heading to Dearborn
Metro Detroit’s vegan restaurant boom is hitting its stride with a new meatless fast-food spot called Unburger Grill setting its sights on Dearborn. The restaurant, which recently launched a Kickstarter campaign, intends to fill a space at 22018 W. Michigan Ave. by the late-summer, Metro Times reports.
3. Dearborn Senior Living Gets New Branding
Celebrating its new name change, the Beaumont Commons in Dearborn is hosting a public open house.
4. Man Found Guilty In Death Of 3-Year-Old Boy Who Found Gun
A 29-year-old man faced sentencing Thursday morning and was found guilty of manslaughter in the death of a 3-year-old boy who fatally shot himself with a gun that was dropped on the ground in Clinton Township, according to reports.
5. Dearborn pack gets its first female Cub Scouts as group welcomes girls
A Cub Scout troop in Dearborn is celebrating its first female members just as the Boy Scouts of America announced it is dropping the word “boys” from its title. The pack is one of only a handful in the country that featured “cub cadets.” The program allows a scout’s younger siblings, including girls, to participate in activities minus official recognition by the Boy Scouts of America or advancements.
6. Michigan Central Station Has New Owner
The Moroun family’s real estate company has quietly transferred ownership of the Michigan Central Station in Detroit, according to a report, and all signs point to Ford Motor Co. purchasing the vacant train station.
7. Macomb County Coach Sent Sexual Messages To Female Player
A high school softball coach in Macomb County is being accused of sending sexual messages to a 15-year-old female player via social media, according to authorities. Jared Harris, 23, of Fraser, was the junior varsity softball coach at Anchor Bay High School. Harris and the rest of the team were part of a group chat on a social messaging application, but he started to send private messages to a 15-year-old player, police said.
8. Sears stores in Dearborn, Sterling Heights closing
Four more Sears stores in Michigan will close as sales shrink and losses grow, an announcement that has become a familiar refrain as the company retrenches.
The list released Thursday includes the Dearborn Sears store on Michigan Avenue (closing late July), the Sterling Heights store at Lakeside Mall (closing late July), the Traverse City store on Airport Road (closing late June) and the Flint store on Linden Road (closing late June).
9. Dearborn Hts. officer shoots, kills man with rifle
Michigan State Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Dearborn Heights that left a Redford Township man dead.
10. Crunch Franchise Announces Its Newest Location in Dearborn, Michigan
Crunch Franchise, the fitness chain with more to offer than any other low-cost gym, today announced the May 14 opening of a state-of-the-art, 30,000-square foot gym in the vibrant and diverse community of Dearborn, Michigan.