News@noon: A 'cesspool,' sushi and vodka and a senator in jail

The Detroit News

Today is Tuesday, March 29, 2016, and Virgil Smith is in jail, beginning a 10-month sentence for shooting at his ex-wife’s car. And he's still a state senator, which prompts today's question of the day: Does Virgil Smith need to resign from office?

Virgil Smith in court on March 28, 2016.

Here's what else is making news today:

Viral video takedown

A 'cesspool' of inaction

X marks the spot 

This March 10, 1998, file photo shows the house where slain African-American leader Malcolm X spent part of his childhood, in the Roxbury section of Boston.

Plane drama

  • An Egyptian man who hijacked an EgyptAir plane during a routine domestic flight to Cairo and forced it to land on the island of Cyprus has surrendered and was taken into custody after he released all the passengers and crew.

Remaking Marathon 

Happening in sports

Boy and Bear and second chances 

The sculpture "The Boy and Bear", by Marshall Fredericks, stands inside Northland Center on February 25, 2015. The city of Southfield acquired the sculpture and other public art last year from the mall’s court-appointed receiver for $500,000.

The lighter side 

Social Sushi co-founders Jay Rayford and Grace Montero created their own sushi sauce that includes mayonnaise, Sriracha sauce, soy sauce, sugar and two other ingredients they won’t share.

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