News@noon: Finding Nessy, bad luck Drake, take the i-Road
Today is Thursday, April 14, 2016 and the Red Wings are officially behind in the first round of the playoffs after falling to the Lightning, 3-2.
Game 1 was a bit of a mixed bag, with Detroit coming out with considerable determination in the first and second periods, but not following it up with their strongest performance. So the question is, can the Wings toughen up and steal a win in Tampa Bay before coming back home? Let us know what you think in the comments or tweet us @detroitnews.
At least we have the Tigers to make us feel better.
Here's what else is making news today:
Flint fallout expands
- It's not just Flint. Elevated lead or copper levels have been reported in the water at 19 Detroit Public Schools, district officials said Wednesday, nearly a third of those tested.
- For a governor who’s repeatedly claimed responsibility for the Flint water debacle, Rick Snyder is sounding lately like he’s doing anything but, says columnist Daniel Howes. He used the “Pancakes & Politics” breakfast at the Detroit Athletic Club this week to blame “career bureaucrats” for showing “an absolute lack of common sense” on the city’s switch to water from the Flint River.
- Get complete coverage of the Flint water crisis here.
Body found on MSU campus
- Michigan State University police are investigating the death of a person whose body was found early Wednesday on campus.
Bad luck Drake
UM tailback Drake Johnson might be as star-crossed as they come. Johnson, who has twice endured anterior cruciate ligament knee tears, was involved in an accident at the indoor track and field building on Wednesday and has required medical attention.
Like something out of a sci-fi movie
- If buses, cabs and autonomous vehicles aren’t interactive enough for you, Toyota wants you to meet its i-Road three-wheeler. Part Jet Ski, part motorbike, part car, this sci-fi prototype from Toyota aims to explore the ride-share market frontier.
They found the Loch Ness monster
An underwater robot exploring Loch Ness has discovered a dark, monster-shaped mass in its depths. Disappointingly, tourism officials say the 30-foot object is actually...
When animals escape
- A chimpanzee fled from a zoo in northern Japan and tried desperately to avoid being captured by climbing an electric pole. But not for long.
- Inky the octopus waited until it was dark and the staff had gone home from the National Aquarium of New Zealand before making his move for the freedom of a drain pipe, and the ocean.
The case of the pony tail prankster
- Trenton police are in pursuit of a pony tail prankster after someone sheared the tresses off the young horses at the city’s Elizabeth Park.
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