News@noon: Deontae Mitchell and Mackinac

The Detroit News

Today is Thursday, June 2, 2016, and it's a tough day. The body of Deontae Mitchell, the 13-year-old boy who popped up on your phones as an Amber Alert, is believed to have been found by police less than five miles from where he was kidnapped.

Police tape off a crime scene where Deontae Mitchell's body was found on the city's east side.

Detroiter Gregory Walker, the suspected kidnapper who was seen in surveillance video grabbing Mitchell, was arrested in Ohio. There are two other suspects that police are searching for.

Here is the news for today:

Mackinac Policy Conference

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announces a state project called Planet M, supporting driverless vehicles at the Detroit Chamber of Commerce's Mackinac Policy Conference at the Grand Hotel on Wednesday.

Racism in Grosse Pointe 

  • School officials are dealing with the second incident since March of racially offensive material circulated by Grosse Pointe South High students. A handful of Grosse Pointe teens, including three students from the school, recorded a video that circulated on social media that included “offensive, racist statements regarding African-Americans.”

Dog mauling case

  • Jurors are expected to be shown graphic images of a 4-year-old’s mauling by a pack of pit bulls as testimony begins today in the trial of the dogs’ owner. A video expected to be shown in Wayne Circuit Court is from a security camera on the home of Geneke Antonio Lyons, who is being charged in the boy’s death after police say his four dogs pulled Xavier Strickland from his mom’s clutches, under a fence and into a backyard.

Wings tickets price hike

A secret society of violence

  • Eighty years ago this spring, the murder of Detroiter Charley Poole led to the exposure of the Black Legion, a Klan-like organization that flourished in southeast Michigan. The revelation that tens of thousands of men, including police and elected officials, belonged to a violent, hooded secret society spawned hysteria, demands for a federal investigation and, too, a Humphrey Bogart movie. Here's how it went down

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