News@noon: Gilbert says Yahoo, Miranda gets the job done
Today is Tuesday, May 17, 2016, and here's a funny story for you:
Lance Miller estimates he’s picked hundreds of thousands of morel mushrooms, but last week the Manistee man ran across what he considers a once-in-a-lifetime find: One shaped like Michigan’s Lower Pennisula. As a joke, he put the mushroom for sale on eBay for $10,000. It’s listed as “new condition” with no returns accepted.
Does the mushroom look like Michigan? Let us know what you think in the comments or by tweeting us @detroitnews.
OK, back to serious news. Here's what's making headlines today:
Amber Alert update
A vehicle was recovered and one person held Monday in connection with an early morning abduction of a 3-month-old girl on Detroit’s east side. The vehicle was found in Harper Woods, said Sgt. Michael Woody of the Detroit Police Department.
Lead testing trials
- In the wake of Flint’s water crisis and the discovery of dangerous lead levels in Detroit Public Schools, districts across the state are testing their water supplies. But now the question is, who will foot the bill for all these tests?
Dan Gilbert saying "Yahoo"
- Legendary investor Warren Buffett is backing a bid by Quicken Loans Inc. founder Dan Gilbert to buy Yahoo’s core internet business. Buffett, the second-richest person in America, confirmed the bid for Yahoo in a statement to CNBC on Monday. Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway has offered to be a potential finance partner, while Gilbert leads negotiations.
- So what does this mean for Detroit? Here's Daniel Howes' take.
Proof of concept
- The Missing in Michigan event works. In what is considered the fastest recovery after a Missing in Michigan event, a 16-year-old sex trafficking victim was located by authorities just hours after the event ended on Saturday afternoon.
Another Tiger gone
He had a batting stance as unique and hardscrabble as his on-the-field personality. The Tigers thrived on each. Away from the field, they appreciated Dick McAuliffe even more, all because a second baseman and personification of their 1968 world championship team was such a decent man in and out of a uniform. McAuliffe died Friday in Connecticut at age 76 following a battle with Alzheimer’s.
"Shark Tank" in town
- Metro Detroit entrepreneurs bearing everything from a stick that helps you smile to a smartphone app that bulks you up turned out Monday to pitch their businesses for the reality TV show “Shark Tank.”
Getting the job done
- The creator of the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton” says it’s a needed reminder during a heated political season that “immigrants get the job done.” Lin-Manuel Miranda, speaking Monday at the University of Pennsylvania commencement, said even as politics traffics in “anti-immigrant rhetoric,” there is a musical “reminding us that a broke orphan immigrant from the West Indies built our financial system.” Hear what else he had to say.
Can you help?
A local charity is asking for the public’s help Monday after a suspected arson destroyed three donation bins containing several thousand dollars in goods. The charity is asking for the public to donate items at any of the 11 St. Vincent de Paul thrift store locations in Metro Detroit. Monetary donations can be made at svdpdetroit.org.
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