Morning 4: Study finds 21% of Michigan’s adult population don’t want kids -- and more top stories

Here are the top stories for the morning of Aug. 10, 2022

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.


Study: Over one-fifth of Michigan adults don’t want kids

Traditional Western ideals often equate adulthood with parenthood, but a new study out of Michigan has found that’s not necessarily the case anymore.

More and more adults are explicitly choosing not to have children now more than ever, according to a study published in July on nature.com by two researchers from Michigan State University. These adults are being called “childfree,” and appear to make up a significant portion of the adult population in Michigan.

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MSP: Michigan man saw ex in truck with new boyfriend, threw rock that bounced, hit girl in minivan

A Michigan man saw his ex-girlfriend in a truck with her new boyfriend and threw a rock at them, but the rock bounced off and ricocheted through the windshield of a passing minivan, injuring a 7-year-old girl, state police said.

Read the report here.


Woman wanted for assaulting cashier at Meijer in Rochester Hills over self-checkout dispute

A shopper attacked a cashier who told her she had too many items to use the self-scan checkout line at a Meijer in Oakland County, officials said.

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Michigan man faces homicide charge after intentionally running over woman in Walmart parking lot

A Southwestern Michigan man was arrested and charged with first-degree homicide after intentionally running over a 65-year-old woman in a Walmart parking lot Tuesday, authorities said.

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Weather: More comfortable air foreseen in Metro Detroit -- with some rain chances mixed in

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.


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.