News@Noon: Ausmus on hot seat; 'easy access' to cash
Today is May 9, 2016, and are we allowed to say Happy Monday?
Things aren’t looking up for the Tigers, who are off to a slow start this season after an 8-3 loss to the Texas Rangers yesterday. It was the team’s sixth straight loss, putting them two games under .500 (14-16) and seven games out of first place.
The heat is directly on manager Brad Ausmus, who admitted yesterday that he considers himself “in the crosshairs.”
- Question of the day: Should Ausmus lose his job? His players don’t think so, but what about you? Let us know in the comments or tweet us @detroitnews.
- Mother’s Day weekend was violent in Detroit, with at least seven killed since Friday. Six were shot and one was cut, according to police. At least 15 others were shot but survived.
- One of the youngest victims is a 9-year-old boy, who was accidentally shot after finding a gun on the lawn of a west side home.
- Antoine Jones, former basketball coach at A.L. Holmes Elementary-Middle School, faces more criminal sexual conduct charges connected to a sixth teenage boy. Jones already faces multiple charges relating to five other students, who testified in an emotional preliminary examination last month.
‘Easy access’ to school cash
- Robert Davis, disgraced former school board president and union activist convicted of embezzling $200,000 from Highland Park Public Schools, told The Detroit News that lack of oversight by school districts makes it easy for officials to siphon money.
- Davis’ comments came on the heels of an investigation into theft from neighboring Detroit Public Schools. More than a dozen DPS principals, officials and a supplies vendor were charged, many of whom have agreed to plea deals.
- Meanwhile, officials debate a financial rescue plan for struggling DPS.
From Oakland University to the NBA?
- Former Oakland star Kay Felder is looking to make a name for himself at the NBA draft combine, which starts Wednesday in Chicago.
Spartans in final stretch on "Amazing Race"
- MSU grads Tyler Oakley and Korey Kuhl reached the mat first on Friday’s episode of CBS’ “The Amazing Race,” securing them a spot in Friday's finale. Friends and family are confident the best friends and Jackson natives will beat out two other remaining teams for a cool $1 million.
Welcome home, veteran
- Retired U.S. Army medic and Purple Heart recipient old John Blizinski had been living at his parents’ house with his wife and young son since taking a medical retirement in January. Saturday afternoon, the family of three got the keys to a renovated Livonia home donated by Citizens Bank and Texas-based Military Warriors Support Foundation.
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