News@noon: The trouble with guns; one last martini

The Detroit News

Today is Thursday, May 12, 2016, and those behind a long-running scheme to defraud Detroit Public Schools are finally facing justice. However, we've learned that 13 former and current Detroit Public School principals involved still remain eligible for their state pension.

Norman Shy, 74, of Franklin, who admitted his role in the DPS kickback scheme, leaves U.S. District Court in Detroit on May 11, 2016.

This begs the question: Should the U.S. Attorney’s Office revoke the pensions? Let us know what you think in the comments or by tweeting us at @detroitnews.

Here's what else is making news today:

What to do about guns?

Crime briefs

Have you seen them?

The Hamburg Township Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a 30-year old Hamburg Township resident and her 7-year old daughter. Amanda Elizabeth Hayward was last seen leaving her Hamburg Township residence in the area of Chilson and Bishop Lake roads at 3 a.m. May 10, 2016. She left the location with her 7-year old daughter, Sapphire Elizabeth Palmer.

Bad blight 

Tesla vs. Michigan

  • Michigan has given Tesla Motors Inc. an ultimatum: Sell its electric cars through franchised dealers or don’t sell them at all. The standoff between Tesla and the state marks the highest tension yet in the automaker’s multi-year battle to sell cars in Michigan. Tesla says if it cannot influence a change in the state’s laws, it has one alternative: Take Michigan to court.

Cheering against the Tigers?

Time for one last martini

  • The Corner, the award-winning bar attached to the Townsend Hotel will close this weekend after 16 years. The closing of the 2,000-square-foot hotel bar will bring to mind one question from the lounge’s regulars: “what will happen to Dean the bartender?”

Drinking + blindfolded lawn mowing = success

Gage Vaneckoute of Bellville laughs at the path his brother Chase takes during a blind mower contest at Hammerberg Field.

Emojis for all?

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