News@noon: Trump's coronation, Pokemon Go-to-jail, Say yes to Detroit
Today is Wednesday, July 20, 2016, and it's Day 3 of the Republican National Convention.
What happened yesterday? Well, Donald Trump was officially named the Republican candidate for president, his children wooed the delegates and, maybe, voters, and some California staffers brought contagious norovirus to the party. No, for real.
As to be expected, the controversies continued to stir in Day 2, particularly around Trump's campaign chief Paul Manafort. Trump's running mate Indiana Governor Mike Pence set to accept the GOP vice presidential nomination tonight, here’s a closer look at some of the claims about his Indiana record.
And all those Dump Trumpers have basically succumbed to multiple causes of death.
All of this has left our columnist Daniel Howes wondering: Is this the best we can do?
Here's what else you need to know in the news:
- More than 372,000 pounds of hot dogs and corn dogs made earlier this month are being recalled over concerns of listeria contamination. Here's a list of the products being recalled.
- Police say a “Pokemon Go” player was trying to “catch them all” behind the wheel, but instead a Baltimore officer’s body camera caught him sideswiping a police cruiser.
- It’s every parent’s worst nightmare: they’re taking care of their baby, doze off to sleep and wake up to find that their child is no longer alive, having been smothered. Tuesday morning, a 2-week-old baby girl died in Detroit after sleeping with her mother. If trends hold in 2016, she will be one of about 140 babies in the state of Michigan who will die due to a sleeping-related death.
- Erica Quealy, a spokeswoman with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, was asked for tips parents can use to keep infants safe while they sleep. Here’s what she had to say.
A new leash on life
The Michigan Animal Rescue League has reopened after the television show “Pet Nation Renovation” finished upgrades to the animal shelter. Renovation took place around-the-clock as workers put over $100,000 worth of materials and labor into the upgrades, painting over the tan exterior of the building in a bright blue, adding a pool and landscaping the back play area. The shelter now has a renovated no-cage cat room and new kennels for the dogs.
Say yes to Detroit
Brides from across the world are flocking to former TLC ‘Say Yes to the Dress’ consultant Keasha Rigsby’s Detroit bridal boutique. Located in a historic 1889 mansion on East Jefferson, Rigsby opened downtown Detroit’s only bridal shop in February with her business partner, Vallery Hyduk.
Definitely not Father of the Year
- Two men suspected in a broad daylight bank robbery in Royal Oak last week had a 1-year-old child in the backseat of their getaway car.
Celebrate Michigan with us
- A new batch of finalists have been chosen for our Celebrate Michigan photo contest and they are beautiful! Enter your own photos for a chance to win great prizes.
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