Detroit News at noon: Chicago autos, Inkster killer
Today is Wednesday, Feb. 10. Tired of the cold weather and the snow? Too bad.
Here's the news you need to know today.
Chicago auto show
- The Chicago Auto Show is underway! Follow our autos reporter Mike Wayland, who is there and tweeting the latest updates.
- Chevy is offering up a Trax subcompact crossover with an exterior and interior makeover for the 2017 model year, a Camaro with a 1LE performance package and a special midnight edition of the Colorado pickup.
- Ford is showing a new sport appearance package and wheelchair-accessible version of its 2017 model-year Explorer SUV.
- Curious what else to expect at the show? Here's what we know so far.
- And while you're at it, check out columnist Daniel Howes' take on why record profits for the Big 3 alone won't earn them respect.
- A tweet from Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk is enough to send the upstart automaker’s stock surging, but when General Motors Co. and Ford Motor Co. post record profits, Wall Street punishes them. Autos reporter Mike Martinez explains.
The latest on Flint water
- A Flint water official was concerned that using phosphates to protect the city’s water from lead might feed bacteria in the system, according to a September email from Flint’s former director of public works. State and Genesee County health officials discussed the potential link between a rise in cases of Legionnaires’ disease and Flint’s switch to a new water source as early as October 2014 — 15 months before Gov. Rick Snyder went public about the spike in Legionnaires’ cases.
- New today, Gov. Rick Snyder proposed a $195 million plan for new state aid to address Flint’s lead-contaminated water, It's part of the governor's 2017 budget proposal which he presented at 11 a.m.
- Get all the news on the Flint water crisis here.
Child dies of flu
- The first pediatric death in Michigan from influenza this flu season has been reported, health officials said Tuesday. Ashton Arabo, 6, of West Bloomfield Township died Jan. 25 after complications from the flu.
- Michigan State Police are investigating the shooting of a 28-year-old father of four in Inkster. Reporter James Dickson will keep you updated.
- There was a stabbing this morning at the GM Technical Center. Reporter Holly Fournier is keeping you updated.
From the campaign trail
- Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders rode a wave of voter frustration with American politics to commanding victories in Tuesday’s New Hampshire primaries (which contradicts results from the Iowa caucuses last week).
Happening in sports
- What first looked like a blowout suddenly became a thriller for the Michigan State Spartans, but the team just couldn't beat Purdue.
- Speaking of college hoops, one of the best prospects in the country is 5-foot-9 and plays for Oakland University. Reporter Tony Paul introduces you to Kay Felder.
- Something special will happen tonight at the Palace of Auburn Hills. The Detroit Pistons will retire the number of Chauncey Billups, the player who represented the team's point of ascension in 2004.
The lighter side
Are you in the Beyhive (or an American Express cardholder)? Come Monday, you can get the first crack at getting tickets to Beyoncé’s May 29 show, which will benefit Flint.
Have you seen ABC’s “My Diet Is Better Than Yours?" Did you know one of the trainers is a Dearborn guy?
Detroit News at Noon is a daily news briefing featuring some of the biggest stories from www.detroitnews.com.