News@noon: A new vision for Detroit; lucky puppies
Today is Thursday, April 28, 2016, and we have a name! The new Red Wings arena is going to be called Little Caesars Arena.
So how you do feel about that? What do you think should be the nickname? (The Slice, perhaps?) Let us know in the comments or tweet us @detroitnews.
Here's what else you need to know today:
Dan Gilbert's big day
- Yesterday was quite a day for Dan Gilbert. More than five years ago, Quicken Loans Inc. Chairman Dan Gilbert vowed to go big with his vision for Detroit — or not go at all. In a single day Wednesday, the downtown empire builder orchestrated a splash to show just how big his vision could be. He moved another step closer to realizing reality on the long-vacant Hudson’s site, and he launched a power play for the stalled Wayne County jail site to build a $1 billion sports-and-entertainment district anchored by a would-be Major League Soccer franchise.
Grosse Pointe attack
Daniel Clancy, the 69-year-old interior designer who was found bleeding on the sidewalk outside his Grosse Pointe Farms home in March has died. He had been hospitalized for stab wounds to the neck following an attack by his handyman.
Good times for autos
- Ford Motor Co. said Thursday it made $2.5 billion in a banner first quarter, including an all-time record $3.8 billion pre-tax profit. The Dearborn automaker’s net income was more than double from last year’s $1.2 billion.
- Earlier this week, Fiat Chrysler exceeded Wall Street expectations Tuesday, with a profit of 478 million euros ($539.4 million) for the first quarter of this year.
- And last week, General Motors reported first-quarter net income of $1.95 billion, which is more than doubled from a year ago.
Campus suicides drawing attention
- Homicides land on the front page, but every year, three times more people kill themselves. It’s an issue that a growing chorus of students are talking about on college campuses, where suicide is the second-most common cause of death and mental health is a top concern.
Igloos in Hawaii
- A church in Hawaii looking to address the state’s ongoing homelessness crisis has settled on a solution that on first look appears better suited for the frigid winters of Alaska than the islands’ tropical climate: igloos.
- Five emaciated and lethargic hound puppies are being nursed back to health after they were found huddling in a ditch last week in Dundee Township, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and animal shelter officials.
- The male puppies were discovered Friday morning by a good Samaritan along Kent and Wilcox roads in rural Dundee Township, Monroe County Animal Shelter officials said in a Facebook post that had more than 1,000 shares Wednesday afternoon.
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