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News@noon: What a hit; Flint is KWA-bound

The Detroit News

Today is Tuesday, June 21, 2016, and if Tigers fan Cory Kinney hadn't run after Miguel Cabrera's incredible home run ball when he did, we'd probably be still searching for it somewhere on Adams Street.

Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera, right, is congratulated by Victor Martinez Monday.

Officially, the home run was measured at 461 feet by ESPN, not even Cabrera's longest homer this season. But by the time it was done moving, it had to have traveled at least 500 or more. While unconfirmed by the Tigers, it might've been the first ball ever to leave Comerica Park, even on a bounce.

Oh, and it was made even better when it was followed up by Justin Upton's walk-off home run.

Ok, enough about that awesome win. Here's what's making news today:

Flint moves ahead with KWA

End of the road for Viper

The 2017 model year will be the last for the Dodge Viper SRT sports car and five special models will be available to commemorate the iconic car’s final production year, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said Tuesday.

School's out forever

  • After students at Southfield-Lathrup finish their final exams today, the 49-year-old high school will cease to exist. Starting this fall, it will merge with Southfield High to become a new school, Southfield High School for the Arts and Technology. It's yet another mark of declining enrollment, shrinking revenue and right-sizing affecting schools all over the state. 
  • At the same time, a new report says Michigan lags the rest of the nation in math and reading proficiency for young children. The report released Tuesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation says 71 percent of Michigan fourth-graders aren’t proficient in reading and 71 percent of eighth-graders aren’t proficient in math. More than half of young children aren’t in preschool.

A big win for Dan Gilbert, too

Cleveland Cavaliers Kyrie Irving, LeBron James, Tristan Thompson, Kevin Love  and J.R. Smith return to Cleveland on June 20, 2016, after wining the NBA Finals.

'This Old (Detroit) House'

Apple books settlement

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