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The Detroit News

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.

Gov. Rick Snyder visited the home of Flint resident Cheryl Hill that is part of the state's sentinel site testing program. The governor filled up on tap water there.

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Here's what else is making news today:

The boy in the garage

Gunfire at the bus stop

An invitation to the penguin house

  • The public is finally being welcomed at the new Polk Penguin Conservation Center at the Detroit Zoo. So if you didn't have plans for the weekend before, you do now. Check out what it looks like inside: Our photographer Robin Buckson was there to check out opening day, 

Marzetta Hoskin, 23, of Detroit, points at a penguin with her son, Christian Jones, 1, in the acrylic underwater tunnel.

Arrested ice cream founders

Not a good idea 

Sports roundup

Bringing baseball back 

Andy Appleby calls his stadium and league project in Utica “an eight-year overnight success.”

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