Detroit News at noon: Drones, DPS and a Rumor
Today is Tuesday, February 16, 2016. Here's what's making news today:
Look! Up in the sky!
- These days, everybody wants a drone of their own. But what happens when the unmanned aerial vehicles go rogue or fly into restricted airspace? Enter this Michigan Tech professor.
Struggling in DPS, Flint
- A “desperate” Detroit Public Schools is running out of cash, is unable to borrow money and urgently needs the state to approve legislation that will provide financial relief, one district official said.
- The national branch of the NAACP has promised an “intense” campaign of “direct action” against the state of Michigan if it doesn’t replace Flint’s lead pipes, do away with the emergency management law and investigate the controversial water switch to the Flint River.
- Catch up on all the latest Flint water crisis news here.
- When it comes to public health, nobody is more prepared to go to bat for his city than Detroit's new health director Dr. Abdul El-Sayed.
- Senate Republicans have told President Obama to not even bother nominating a new Supreme Court Justice during his final year.
More problems with Takata
- General Motors is recalling about 200,000 Saab and Saturn cars in the U.S. and Canada to replace the Takata driver’s air bag inflators. Click here to get the specifics on which models are targeted in the recall.
Happening in sports
- Not since World War II has the Detroit Golf Club drawn Tour golfers for an event showcasing even a handful of the game’s elite.But that's about to change on June 7, when Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler are expected to play an under-the-lights exhibition, paired with two celebrities who haven’t been named.
- Although the game wasn't a great performance for the Red Wings, Pavel Datsyuk did hit another career milestone during the team's 1-4 loss to the New York Islanders on Monday.
- Check out this amazing save by former Michigan State standout and Toledo Walleye goalie Jeff Lerg during the teams 3-2 overtime win over the Fort Wayne Komets (It was a SportsCenter top highlight).
The Grammys recap
The lighter side
- Opening soon: Craft brewery Kuhnhenn Brewing Co. in Warren has finalized plans for its new brewing facility and taproom.
- The Westminster Kennel Club dog show is underway in New York City, and one German shepherd is setting the "Rumor-mill" abuzz.
- A happy ending for Cody the hermaphrodite dog, who was adopted by Dana Nessel, a gay rights attorney involved in representing a Royal Oak same sex couple’s marriage case that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.
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