I've been shooting a lot more news lately. Fires, accidents, a random car chase that ended in an officer involved crash at the busiest intersection in downtown. It has been a nice change after spending an entire month shooting sports. So this is a ball, athlete and fan free blog post from the last few weeks on the job at the Ann Arbor News.
Saline Sgt. Brandon Sears hugs his daughter Ellie, 3, as he watches crews work from a distance outside of a house fire on Saline Waterworks Rd. on Thursday, April 24, 2014. Sears stopped by the scene with his daughter after finishing his shift earlier that morning.
Mark Whitaker digs through his living room as he salvages items from his apartment after the complex caught fire overnight on Wednesday, April 8, 2014 in Ypsilanti.
"It's all I have left of my son," fire victim Mark Whitaker said as he holds a tiny urn containing the ashes of his son, Mark who passed away 7 years ago. Whitaker saved the urn while digging through his apartment to salvage items after his complex caught fire overnight.
Jacob Pace checks to see if his digital camera still works after he located it in a drawer. Pace and his roommates were home when his apartment complex caught fire overnight.
Michigan freshman Janie Brown, of Baltimore, reacts after she received the first student ticket to attend President Obama's scheduled visit after waiting in line overnight at the Michigan Union in Ann Arbor, Mich.
Michigan students lay on each other as they rest while in line at the Michigan Union in attempt to receive a ticket to attend President Obama's scheduled visit in Ann Arbor, Mich.
Scarlett Middle School Principal Gerald Vasquez greets sixth-grader Edgar Osorio-Sotero, 12 and his brother Edwin Osorio-Sotero, 8, as they enter the school after a deportation hearing in Detroit, at Scarlett Middle School.
An Ann Arbor police officer checks on the occupants of a vehicle involved in a crash after a car chase involving a Michigan State Police vehicle at the intersection of Liberty and S. Main streets in downtown Ann Arbor.
A suspects is seen detained on the ground as Ann Arbor Police and Michigan State Police work an accident scene involving a Michigan State Police vehicle at the intersection of Liberty and S. Main streets in downtown Ann Arbor.
Ross School of Business graduate student Keith Caldwell, of Boston works on his laptop outside of the school and near a large tree that will be moved as part of upcoming construction at the school.
Technicians Douglas Mechan, left, and Ryan Gotha dismantle a portion of a study vehicle that was outfitted with technology that sends and receives wireless communications with other equipped cars and roadway infrastructure in garage at U-M's Transportation Research Institute.