Apparent result of a high speed chase ending with three-car crash. Airbags deployed on two cars. About eight police vehicles on scene. Main and Liberty blocked to all traffic. [photo 4] [photo 3] [photo 2] [photo 1]
City of Ann Arbor chief financial officer Tom Crawford delivers FY 2015 budget books (three-ring binders) to mailboxes of city councilmembers. City administrator Steve Powers will be making his budget presentation to the council at tonight’s meeting, which starts at 7 p.m. [photo] [For a preview of the budget, see "FY 2015 Budget Preview: Cops, Trees"]
They’re not just washing the windows of the Wolverine Building. [photo]
Two Men and A Truck moving van in front of the University of Michigan president’s house. Mary Sue Coleman is saving the taxpayers some bucks? [photo]
The rain garden installed by the city as a catchment to stormwater has acquired a sentinel. [photo]
North Campus Research Complex: After a year’s absence, the NCRC Guard Goose couple is back on their favorite nest, near the entrance to Building 550. [photo]
South Fifth Avenue, from Liberty to Library Lane, was closed to traffic as several fire engines and emergency vehicles responded to a car fire in the underground parking structure. Shot taken from the roof of the Fourth & William parking garage shows people milling around, waiting for the all-clear sign so that they can get to their cars. [photo] [photo]
Promenade deck at city hall no longer has its “Closed for Season” sign posted on the inside doors.
Young man standing on the sidewalk along West Stadium, struggling against the strong wind to hold up a cardboard sign advertising a skateboard sale.
Fire trucks blocking Huron Street, as firefighters enter city hall, emerge again. Reportedly checking out possible odd odor. [photo]
Must really be spring: Arbor Farms has crocuses and robins painted on their window, replacing snow scene.
Washtenaw County board of commissioners chair Yousef Rabhi pulls in on his scooter. Green high top tennis shoes and a fist that appeared to be still glowing after bumping it with POTUS last Wednesday.
Banner hanging outside city hall notes that April 6 through April 14 is National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.
A three-person tandem bike – for two adults and one child – whizzes by, pulling a baby carrier.
Industrial-sized dumpster in front of the former gas station. Looks like the building may be preparing for major renovation/demolition? Something is afoot! [According to Anna Ercoli Schnitzer in a previous S.W. item, the future of the building is as a store to sell local vegetables.]
Curved walkway over the rain garden is closed off with yellow “caution” tape. Queries of city staff yielded explanation: Freezing rain was causing the surface to be slippery. [Current temperature 36 F.]
Hare Krishnas singing, chanting and dancing in front of R.U.B. BBQ on the corner of Packard & State, while President Obama is speechifying nearby in the intramural building on Hoover!
Class B State Championship Boys Basketball celebration. [photo]
[As the president was passing,] I said I ran and won. Immediately Obama stopped, and started talking to me, congratulated me … it was just unbelievable. [photo] (Photo credit Daniel Wasserman)
Raising the wage with President Obama! [photo]
City dump trucks moved in as barricades for PotUS visit. This one is full of aggregate! [photo]
Wind gusts strong enough to blow over a bicycle trailer stacked with styrofoam and empty gallon bleach bottles. Nothing injured except pride.
It’s April – no foolin’. Bulbs have finally caught up with the calendar. [photo]
Thinking the loud popping noises we heard last night at 2 a.m. in Pine Valley neighborhood were probably small weapons fire.
There appears to be a water main break on Carpenter near Washtenaw. Construction zone by Palm Palace. AAPD says township is on it.