News@noon: Amber alert, Trump charity or scam?
Today is Wednesday, June 1, 2016, and we've got some new poll results to share with you.
A new statewide poll released exclusively to The Detroit News and WDIV-TV shows 52 percent of likely Michigan voters disapprove of Gov. Rick Snyder’s performance as Michigan’s chief executive, while just under 40 percent approve of the job he’s doing.
At the same time, the poll shows that if the presidential election were held tomorrow, Hillary Clinton would defeat Donald Trump. But it's not because she is super popular.
Do you think these poll results make sense? Let us know your thoughts in the comments or by tweeting us @detroitnews.
Here's what else is making news today:
- An armed man may have kidnapped a 13-year-old boy late Tuesday from the city’s east side, according to police and an Amber Alert has been issued for the missing boy. Deontae Mitchell was last seen by his cousin around 10:30 p.m. outside Nino’s Market at 15901 E. Warren Ave.
Trump charity or scam?
- One of 40 veteran’s groups that presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump announced Tuesday as recipients of $5.6 million raised in January is linked to a telemarketing firm that has come under the scrutiny of the Michigan Attorney General’s Office. West Bloomfield-based Foundation for American Veterans was among the charities Trump released Tuesday after media inquiries. The donation: $75,000.
- And just a reminder that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un thinks Trump is "wise."
The Michigan brand
- Just because there aren't many prospects at Bishop Chatard in Indianapolis doesn't mean Coach Jim Harbaugh is going to skip on the Michigan experience. Bishop Chatard is the second U.S. stop of Michigan’s massive summer satellite camp tour, which kicked off last night in Illinois. Harbaugh and his staff will work more than 30 camps in 21 states and also Australia and America Samoa before the end of June.
Zika in the U.S.
- A baby born to a mother with the Zika virus at a New Jersey hospital appears to be affected by the disease, according to a doctor who helped lead the delivery team.
- Closer to home, Tigers closer Francisco Rodriguez says he contracted the Zika virus over the offseason in his home country of Venezuela and advises potential Olympic athletes to educate themselves on the virus before heading to Rio de Janeiro.
Upgraded to murder
- In case you missed it yesterday, the three men charged in connection with the shooting death of 2-year-old Makanzee Oldham are now facing murder charges. They were upgraded after she was taken off life support.
The Highway to Hell leads to the Palace
Detroit officially has a date with Axl/DC. The Axl Rose-fronted incarnation of AC/DC will perform at the Palace of Auburn Hills on Sept. 9, promoters announced Wednesday. Tickets for the show, ranging from $75 to $139.95, are on sale now.
The best prom dress ever
- Gina Rodriguez, the star of CW-hit show "Jane the Virgin," made a high school student very happy when she let her borrow her Golden Globes dress for prom.
Celebrate Michigan is back!
- It's that time again! We want to see the best photos you have to offer of our beautiful state.
- Here's how it works: Submit photos of Michigan that will make people stop and stare. It can be a place, a person, wildlife, activities, scenery, annual events – whatever you think makes our state distinctive and a special place to live.
- Need some inspiration? Browse through the gallery of last year’s winners and finalists. Want a tip from the judges? Make your photo of scenery or a sunset stand out from the pack by including a person or animal in it.
- Each Wednesday through Sept. 7, Detroit News judges will select four photos to become eligible for prizes to be awarded on Sept. 14. Each week’s finalists will be announced in our newspaper, website, mobile site and app.
- And there are some awesome prizes! First place gets a free stay at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island.
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