News@noon: Snyder pours himself a drink; bringing baseball back
Today is Tuesday, April 19, 2016, and the lead problem in water at schools is not just an issue in Flint and Detroit anymore. Elevated lead and copper levels were found in six classroom buildings in Grosse Pointe Public Schools. As the problem expands, Gov. Rick Snyder is trying to prove that the water in Flint is safe once filtered. In doing so, he announced Monday for the next 30 days, he’ll drink and cook with filtered tap water drawn from the city.
Are you worried that your child's school may also have a lead problem? Let us know in the comments or tweet us @detroitnews.
Here's what else is making news today:
The boy in the garage
- An Eastpointe woman will spend life in prison following the December 2014 death of her newborn son, whom she gave birth to in a garage and left him there.
Gunfire at the bus stop
- An exchange of gunfire between two men on Detroit’s west side early Monday evening has now resulted in the death of one and left several people injured.
An invitation to the penguin house
Arrested ice cream founders
- The co-founders of Ben & Jerry’s have been arrested at the U.S. Capitol as part of ongoing protests in Washington about the role of money in politics. Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield were among approximately 300 people who were arrested Monday as part of protests by a group called Democracy Awakening.
Not a good idea
- Prosecutors have accused a Seattle teen of fatally shooting a man, stealing his money and then posing with the victim’s gun in a picture she posted on Facebook after the killing.
- When your season is 162 games and stretches from April-October, you can’t get overwrought by any single series, nor is it wise to expand your focus much further than the game at hand. Or as Tigers manager Brad Ausmus so eloquently stated, “(Forget) yesterday, (bleep) tomorrow, win today.
- Detroit Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy has been fined $25,000 for public criticism of officiating, the NBA announced Monday night. Another guy who is making waves: Stanley Johnson.
- The Red Wings are back in action tonight for Game 4 of the series against the Lightning. After two pretty sad games in Tampa Bay, the team completely turned things around at home, denying the Bolts' top line a single shot. Can they keep it up?
Bringing baseball back
- A brand-new minor league is bound for a brand-new ballpark along M-59, set atop the former town dump in Utica. The United Shore Professional Baseball League will in some ways be unlike anything ever attempted, and in other important ways like everything you treasure about summertime.
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