News@noon: Snyder under fire, faster Internet in Detroit, Dingell on Twitter

The Detroit News

Today is Thursday, March 17, 2016 (St. Patrick's Day!) and we might officially be living in Back to the Future: Nike has unveiled its first self-lacing shoes prompting the question of the day: Would you buy these new shoes?

Today is also an extremely important day in the Flint water crisis saga. So let's get into the news:

Snyder testifies

Gov. Rick Snyder testifies before a congressional committee about the Flint water crisis on March 17, 2016.

Faster internet in Detroit

  • The high-speed Internet battle is heating up in Metro Detroit, which has lagged behind other metropolitan areas when it comes to fast service. For the first time, downtown Detroit is one of the leaders in ultra-fast Internet. Learn more about two Michigan startups that have already have launched fiber-optic services in parts of downtown that are 1,000 times faster than the average connection around here. 

Fire at apartment

Scion gets a new ID

March Madness

The lighter side


  • Anyone scouring the airwaves for a cherished sports game on a high-end channel can relate to John Dingell’s plight Wednesday night. The retired U.S. representative wanted to watch the University of Michigan basketball team open its NCAA tournament play against Tulsa on truTV. What resulted was a hilarious Twitter exchange that is classic Dingell.

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