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News@noon: Mr. Hockey laid to rest, Orlando action

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Today is Wednesday, June 15, 2016, and today Gordie Howe is laid to rest.

On the heels of a public visitation that drew thousands to Joe Louis Arena, the two-day tribute to Mr. Hockey continues Wednesday with a funeral in Detroit.

On Tuesday, fans shared their memories of Howe and pay respects to his family. One of those fans was "The Great One" himself, Wayne Gretzky.

An exit sign shows mourners and NHL fans the way out after paying their respects to hockey legend Gordie Howe.

“Listen, I was really lucky,” said Gretzky, the NHL’s all-time leading scorer and still one of the great ambassadors in any sport. “Not everybody gets to meet their hero or their idol. And sometimes when you meet them it isn’t as good as you thought it’d be. But, man, I got so lucky the guy I chose happened to be so special.”

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Here's what else is making news today:

Gator grabs child

  • The most talked about story on our website today: The search continued this morning for a 2-year-old boy who was dragged into the water by an alligator near Disney’s upscale Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, authorities said. The family of five from Nebraska was on vacation and wading in the Seven Seas Lagoon about 9:20 p.m. Tuesday when the attack happened in an area where “no swimming” signs were posted, 

Amber Alert called off

  • Tonya Smith, the 5-month-old baby for whom an Amber Alert was issued after being allegedly abducted from her east-side home Tuesday night, has been found, and the man suspected in her disappearance has been arrested

Tonya Smith

Orlando action

Beyoncé stuns

  • A sold-out crowd of 42,000 fell into formation and stood in awe of Beyoncé on Tuesday night at Ford Field, where the singer powered her way through her 125-minute concert.

Tigers bounce back

Sanford preps lawsuit

  • Detroit and Wayne County officials could find themselves in court as lawyers for Davontae Sanford anticipate filing a federal civil rights lawsuit stemming from his eight-year stint in prison for murders he did not commit.

What time is enough time?

  • You'd never guess it by looking at her, but Mary Ann Marsh is 90 years old. Neal Rubin interviews her and discusses an abstract for most of us: where is the finish line, and is it worth sprinting toward? 

 Coming home from Chicago, John McGraw of East Lansing stopped by the lighthouse in St. Joseph.  "As I walked over the small dunes, I saw this wonderful vision," he said. "It was one of those perfect Michigan days you hope you can capture."

Have fun with us

  • Today at noon, representatives from The Detroit News will be hanging out at Campus Martius offering prizes to people who come up and show us that they've downloaded our mobile app. So come find us!
  • The latest batch of finalists for the Celebrate Michigan photo contest have been chosen. We know you've got some great photos of your own, so why not send them in for a chance to win
  • There's just a couple days left to win free tickets to the latest Dish & Design event on June 22. This time around, we're getting a taste of Italy. Tickets include food, wine and rustic design. Don't want to risk it? You can buy tickets here for $10 each.
  • Metro Detroit is filled with talented gardeners. Now we want to see photos of your beautiful gardens in the 2016 Homestyle Garden Photo Contest. Send in your photos here and you could win a $100 gift certificate to English Gardens. 

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