It was quiet this afternoon in the Community Media Lab, except for several workers doing some sort of maintenance in the lobby, so I continued working on two stories I was covering. As is often the case in the police and court beat, both were of a serious nature.
The first story was about a Belleville man who died yesterday night on I-75 in Monroe County after the pickup truck he was in was struck by another vehicle. He was thrown from the vehicle after it hit the center median. A sad and unfortunate incident.
The second story I completed was a followup to a drug bust that occurred yesterday in Pittsfield Township after a suspected marijuana growing operation was discovered inside a nail salon inside Meijer on Carpenter Road. Police seized more than 70 marijuana plants and it seems like there will now be a lengthy investigation.
I also looked into creating word clouds on Many Eyes. I’d heard about doing this before but I never went through the process myself, but I found it to be very easy. I’m not sure how often I’ll have cause to play around with it, but I figured I’d add one more tool to what I can help teach at the Community Media Lab.