News@noon: Detroit on display, a ride through Ponyride
Today is Thursday, May 26, 2016, and reporter Louis Aguilar is in Venice for the 2016 Architecture Biennale, where Detroit is going to play a big role.
The Motor City is the sole focus of the U.S. entry. It’s based on four Detroit sites and these sites look like nothing that exists in the city now.
Check out the designs and let us know what you think? Is this good or bad for Detroit? Be sure to follow Louis on Twitter for updates from the show.
Here's what else is making news today:
More child deaths in Detroit
- A 2-year-old girl died Thursday morning after she was shot in the head during an incident involving her father and a neighbor on the city’s east side, according to police.
- The mother of a toddler found dead in an apartment near Midtown Wednesday has been found in the psychiatric ward of an area hospital, according to the Detroit Police Department.
Trump is it
- It's official: Donald Trump has reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president.
- Hillary Clinton, however, won the support of the UAW. The union cited the former Secretary of State’s “lifelong commitment to the job security of American families, and her ability to unify and win in November” as top reasons for the support.
Muggy Memorial Day
- If you are planning to stay around town for Memorial Day, bring an umbrella for any outdoor festivities. If you are planning to travel, good luck.
'Magic' on the move
- Construction crews at Michigan State University’s Breslin Center have moved a statue of Earvin “Magic” Johnson as part of an ongoing $50 million renovation project.
Taking a Ponyride
- Five years ago, it was an abandoned building. Today, Ponyride, the incubator started by the Slows BBQ founder, is creating jobs and Detroit-made products sold worldwide.
- Some of its residents include: Floyd Leg | The Empowerment Plan | Lazlo | Detroit Soup
A Lion and a doctor
- Zach Zenner, a running back with the Detroit Lions, knows that football won't last forever. That's why he's putting the pieces in place to attend medical school in the future. He's actually one of three Lions players who hope to go to medical school after their playing career.
A hard debate
- In what is probably the most controversial story on our site today, Editorial page editor Nolan Finley says Japan is owed no apology for the U.S. dropping atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in World War II. And with President Obama in Japan, this begs the question, should he offer an apology? What do you think? Let us know in the comments or by tweeting us @detroitnews.
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