News@noon: DPD dances, the house that Eminem sold

The Detroit News

Today is Tuesday May 24, 2016, and the Detroit Police Department is cracking us up. The department posted a video to its Facebook page where dozens of Detroit Police officers bring their best dance moves to several picturesque city locations. It already has more than 1 million views.

“I’m calling out Cincinnati, New York, Philadelphia, Chicago,” Chief James Craig said to the camera, with the song still playing in the background.

The point? Officials want to attract new talent to its dancing department. The video concludes with a recruiting flier detailing in-person application opportunities all week from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Some of the comments on this story have chastised the police for the video, while many others have praised them for trying to bring positive attention to Detroit. Where do you stand? Let us know in the comments or by tweeting us @detroitnews.

Here's what else is making news today:

For the Eminem fan in your life

  • You can now own a piece of Eminem’s childhood home. To celebrate the 16th anniversary of Eminem’s “The Marshall Mathers LP,” the rapper is selling pieces of his childhood home (bricks and other items), which was demolished in 2013, on his website.

Putting the pieces together

Come to play, then stay

  • Detroit is getting an extended-stay hotel at the Metropolitan, a tall, narrow Gothic structure at 33 John R. It's been abandoned since the late '70s. It will be re-opened as Element Detroit at the Metropolitan Building with 110 rooms.
  • Speaking of fixing up old buildings, four Michigan communities are getting a share of grants for historic preservation efforts. The Michigan State Housing Development Authority’s State Historic Preservation Office says more than $120,000 is going to Detroit, Grand Rapids, Allegan and Washtenaw County’s Ann Arbor Township.

Look out for low-flying planes

  • Fighter and refueling aircraft from Selfridge Air National Guard Base are expected to conduct flights today over the Detroit River, downtown Detroit and other areas in Michigan. So don't be worried if you see them out there. 

Let's get political 

Clawing to .500

Tigers relief pitcher Francisco Rodriguez celebrates with teammate Miguel Cabrera after the game.

  • Oh, the Tigers... yesterday was such a nice performance from the team. Cabrera hit two homers to push Detroit to a 5-4 victory over the Phillies, and put them at 22-22 for the season. Can they keep it up? We'll find out tonight. 

Backlash at Biennale 

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