News@noon: Cartwheels and comebacks

The Detroit News

Today is Monday, April 25, 2016, and two of Gov. Rick Snyder’s cabinet members are testifying before a legislative committee about their departments’ role in the Flint water crisis. A joint House-Senate committee is hearing testimony from Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Nick Lyon and Department of Environmental Quality Director Keith Creagh. Follow along here or on Twitter as Chad Livengood reports live.

Residents aren't backing off either. Lawsuits against the state or state officials related to contaminated water in Flint alone reached at least 82 separate cases at one point last week.

Here's what else is making news today:

Cartwheels and comebacks

Abigail Kopf, 14, right, of Kalamazoo in a medical center with her sister.

'The Story'

  • It began as a tawdry road trip, a way for two Michigan women to make money stripping in Florida. It turned into a viral Twitter tale about a weekend gone awry, involving prostitution, kidnapping, a suicide attempt and murder. Now Hollywood wants to make a movie, with actor James Franco announcing in February he is developing a film about the escapade.

A tough time to be a Detroit sports fan

Parents in prison

Renewing the Soo

Brian O’Connor calculates how he can save enough to replace his trusty 1995 Roadmaster, which recently clocked 200,000 miles.

Saying goodbye to the Deerslayer

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