News@noon: Concern for the kids; Chernobyl 30 years on
Today is Tuesday, April 26, 2016, and the Red Wings season is officially over and done with. The team cleaned out their lockers yesterday, and it looks like Pavel Datsyuk won't be coming back. But some other players, like Jimmy Howard and Darren Helm, might not mind leaving too.
Here's what's making news today:
It’s too late to say sorry now. Justin Bieber, who struck No. 1 with his hit single “Sorry,” may want to issue a fresh apology to fans after turning in an appallingly lazy concert at the Palace of Auburn Hills Monday night, says reviewer Adam Graham.
Kid Rock’s assistant was killed in an ATV accident overnight at a suburban Nashville property belonging to the singer. Rock and a friend found Michael Sacha on an embankment late Monday morning and called for help.
From Neal Rubin: Prince left behind many unreleased songs when he died last week at 57, but as far as we know, he never wrote one about breakfast cereal. Ergo, Cheerios’ attempted tribute to him was generally reviled as self-serving, opportunistic and exploitative. GM’s tribute, on the other hand, was so powerful, understated and elegant that it will probably be taught in advertising and design classes.
30 years later
With flowers, candles and tears, Ukraine on Tuesday marked the 30th anniversary of the explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear plant, the world’s worst nuclear disaster. Some survivors said the chaos of that time is etched in their minds forever. And the fallout still remains.
Concerned for the kids
The brazen gun violence that killed two city children and injured another all in the past month has shaken residents who worry the gunmen aren’t finished and kids aren’t safe to play outside. Detroiters said Monday they were in disbelief that children are now the victims of altercations between adults.
As the Detroit Public Schools district fights to stay open, the state is investigating why it received up to $30 million in U.S. Department of Education reimbursements for the pensions of grant-funded employees, but never sent the money to the state pension fund.
New construction in Detroit
It's a study in juxtaposition. Tidy, newer single-family, lease-purchase homes invite people to the neighborhood. But just down the street are burned-out, decayed homes and vacant lots that represent some of the worst blight on the city's east side.
Fiat Chrysler profits soar
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV reported a net profit of $539.4 million for the first quarter of this year. “We see nothing negative on the horizon,” said Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne during a conference call Tuesday with news media and financial analysts. “The outlook for the year continues to be strong.”
A 16-year-old boy and his disabled younger brother have completed a 111-mile walk in Michigan with the teen carrying his sibling for all but the last half-mile. Hunter Gandee’s goal was to encourage the public to embrace anyone with a disability. His brother, Braden, 9, has cerebral palsy and can’t walk without assistance.
These Detroit girls did something amazing, too
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