One week in March

Images made from Wednesday, March 8 to March 15. Presented in chronological order of events.

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It was a really busy week in Detroit.

Two large weather events impacted the area over these seven days. On Wednesday, March 8 high winds caused 600,000 to lose power leaving widespread damage across the state in the “second largest weather event” in the history of Detroit-based DTE Energy. Then winter returned with storm Stella, bringing around 4 inches of snow and slick roads.

An arson fire was made devastatingly worse by high winds, hindering firefighting efforts. Five people were killed in the fire in an east side apartment. Another fire hit closer to home, as flames shot out of a fully involved house in transition of being restored, damaging the two 100-year-old homes on either side in the historic neighborhood of Woodbridge. The house was a total loss, no one was injured.

Along with these spot news events, it was playoffs week for high school basketball, the top high school female basketball athlete was honored, Ariana Grande and The Flaming Lips came to town to perform, Corktown celebrated at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and President Trump made his first visit to Michigan since December flying into DTW.

Wednesday evening, March 15 two police officers were shot while investigating a man walking in a southwest Detroit neighborhood. The officers were part of a Special Operations Team working on an increase in nonfatal shootings believed to be spurred by narcotics activity, while also continuing the investigation into the killing of Wayne State Police Officer Collin Rose, who was shot in the head by a suspect on a bicycle Nov. 22 just eight blocks.

Police arrested the shooting suspect, who had suffered a gun shot wound in the earlier incident with police, just after 11 p.m. nearby. Detroit Police Chief James Craig said Thursday the two officers are in stable condition.

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One week in March

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Enbridge Energy pipeline maintenance crews from Mashall, Mich., place an oil containment boom in the St. Clair River during a oil spill practice drill in Marysville, Mich. on Wednesday morning, May 25, 2016. The full-scale spill response exercise was done alongside the U.S. Coast Guard and other federal and local safety and environmental officials. It was meant to simulate a 13-minute, 5,000-barrel spill from Enbridge Line 5. Line 5 runs from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, under the Straits of Mackinac, across the Lower Peninsula and underneath the St. Clair River before reaching Sarnia, Ontario’s “Chemical Valley” industrial complex. The line carries light crude oil and liquid natural gas products.

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(left) Vicko Alvarez and Rey Irizarry, of Chicago, dance together at the 18th annual Blessing of the Lowriders in Southwest Detroit on Sunday, May 1, 2016. Custom car owners and their families attend the annual event to bless their rides before the start of cruising season.

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A Buick Regal customized with hydraulic suspension sits parked with one wheel off the ground at the 18th annual Blessing of the Lowriders in Southwest Detroit on Sunday, May 1, 2016. Custom car owners and their families attend the annual event to have their rides blessed before the start of cruising season.

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A brief rain shower brings relief from the heat Sunday afternoon on the second day of the 2016 Movement Electronic Music Festival in Downtown Detroit’s Hart Plaza on May 29, 2016. Over 120 acts will perform over the Memorial Day weekend festival.

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Angelica Cates, of Ann Arbor, cools off in the fountain in Hart Plaza Sunday afternoon during the second day of the 2016 Movement Electronic Music Festival in Downtown Detroit on May 29, 2016. Over 120 acts will perform over the Memorial Day weekend festival.

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Joey Melo, of Northville, climbs the famous Noguchi fountain in Hart Plaza Monday afternoon on the last day of the 2016 Movement Electronic Music Festival in Downtown Detroit on May 30, 2016.

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Snow flurries didn’t deter crowds from attending Eastern Market’s 50th annual Flower Day on Sunday morning in Detroit, May 15, 2016. Growers are expected to sell up to 15 acres worth of colorful annuals and perennials, herbs, vegetable and fruit plants, shrubs and trees by the end of the day. Eastern Market’s Flower Day is one the largest open-air flowerbed market in the country.

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Leslie Caryl, of Warren, looks at the flowers for sale on Sunday morning during Eastern Market’s 50th annual Flower Day in Detroit, May 15, 2016. Growers are expected to sell up to 15 acres worth of colorful annuals and perennials, herbs, vegetable and fruit plants, shrubs and trees by the end of the day. Eastern Market’s Flower Day is one the largest open-air flowerbed market in the country.

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Teenagers take a break from the heat across the street from a house fire which injured two firefighters Tuesday in an explosion at a home on Hazelwood and 14th in Detroit on May, 24, 2016.

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Hundreds of teachers march down Grand Blvd during a “sick-out” rally in Detroit’s New Center on Monday morning, May 2, 2016. Educators shut down 94 Detroit Public Schools during the sick-out Monday, which was called for by the Detroit Federation of Teachers union, amid fears of not being paid. The school district announced it is unsure whether there will be enough money to pay teachers in May and June as it awaits a decision from the state legislature on debt relief.

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(center) Eight-year-old Alise Anaya, a Detroit Public School student at Academy of the Americas, holds up a sign reading, “Pay my teachers and my mom!” Her mother Alise, a Detroit Public School teacher at Clippert Academy, followers behind her as they march in a Òsick-outÓ rally in DetroitÕs New Center on Monday morning, May 2, 2016. Educators shut down 94 Detroit Public Schools Monday during the sick-out, which was called for by the Detroit Federation of Teachers union, amid fears of not being paid. The school district announced it is unsure whether there will be enough money to pay teachers in May and June as it awaits a decision from the state legislature on debt relief.

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2016 Detroit Auto Show

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