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Wayne Law student awarded scholarship from Macomb County Bar Foundation

Mallory Fiordellisi, a rising third-year Wayne State University Law School student, was awarded the Philip F. Greco Memorial Scholarship from the Macomb County Bar Foundation.

The scholarship is awarded to a second- or third-year law student in good academic standing who has a commitment to serve the Macomb County legal community. It honors the memory of Greco’s exemplary commitment to the betterment of the legal and civic communities.

Fiordellisi of Macomb has served as a student assistant with the Law School’s Admissions Office and as a representative on the Student Board of Governors.

She is doing an externship at Wayne State University’s Office of the General Counsel. Last summer, Fiordellisi interned with U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill at the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee through the Levin Center at Wayne Law.


Inert grenade found as basement cleaned in suburban Detroit

HIGHLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a woman cleaning a basement in suburban Detroit found what turned out to be an inert grenade.

The Oakland County sheriff’s office says in a statement the discovery was made Saturday in Highland Township. No one was injured.

A deputy responded to the Highland Township Substation after another person reported his friend found the military-style grenade with a safety pin in place. He told the deputy that his friend’s deceased ex-husband had served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

The Michigan State Police bomb disposal unit checked out the grenade and determined it was inert.


Detroit auto show switching to June starting in 2020

DETROIT (AP) — Organizers of the North American International Auto Show say that starting in 2020 the annual Detroit event will take place in June instead of January.

A statement from the show Monday says the new schedule will enable automakers, industry suppliers and others to “deliver dynamic exhibits and experiential opportunities outside of the show’s four walls” at downtown’s Cobo Center.

The show will be held during more-favorable spring weather, rather than in winter. Organizers say the change also will help cut costs, since exhibitors won’t be setting up during the Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day holiday period.