Morning 4: How to ‘stack’ ingredients to stretch meals, more news to know

Here are the top stories for the morning of April 4, 2022

Make Ends Meet: How to 'stack' ingredients to stretch meals

Morning 4 is a quick roundup of stories we think you should know about to start your day. So, let’s get to the news.

Jurors to weigh conspiracy charges in alleged Whitmer plot

A jury in Michigan will begin its deliberations Monday in the trial of four men accused of designing a plan to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

The jury picked a leader late Friday afternoon, following hours of closing arguments from lawyers, then said it would start discussing the case after the weekend. (Read more here)

Will Dan Gilbert be the new owner of Chelsea Football Club?

Dan Gilbert already has his hand in so much here in Detroit, and sources very close to the Chelsea Football Club situation are saying Gilbert has now thrown his hat in the runnings for a chance at ownership of the popular team. (Read more here)

Make Ends Meet: How to ‘stack’ ingredients to stretch meals

We’re all trying to save a few bucks these days, and for many, it all starts at the grocery store.

As a part of our week-long news campaign “Make Ends Meet,” Rod Meloni talked to an expert about how “stacking” ingredients at the grocery store can help stretch your meals. Watch his story below:

Rod Meloni shows us how to stretch meals as inflation continues to hit grocery stores.

Russia faces growing outrage amid new evidence of atrocities

Russia faced a fresh wave of condemnation on Monday after evidence emerged of what appeared to be deliberate killings of civilians in Ukraine. Some Western leaders called for further sanctions in response, even as Moscow continued to press its offensive in the country’s east.

Germany’s defense minister suggested the European Union discuss a ban on Russian gas imports, but more senior officials indicated an immediate boycott was not possible — a sign that leaders could struggle in the short-term to ramp up already severe sanctions on Russia. (More here)

Weather forecast: Rain, snow showers to start the week

This will be more rain than snow mainly from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with scattered rain showers after that. Highs will struggle in the clouds and showers, so expect lower 40s slowly warming late in the afternoon with winds SE 7-15 gusting 20-25mph at times.

About the Author:

Cassidy Johncox is a senior digital news editor covering stories across the spectrum, with a special focus on politics and community issues.