News@noon: Pilfered poultry; accidental invasion
Today is Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, and yesterday Olympic boxing phenom Claressa Shields made Flint and the entire United States proud.
The 21-year-old from Flint became the first American boxer to win two Olympic gold medals, and she made sure everyone knew it when she took the podium to accept the second while wearing the first.
What was your favorite Olympic moment from Rio? Let us know in the comments or tweet us @detroitnews.
Here's what else we're following today:
Take down that wall
- This morning, Mayor Mike Duggan, representatives from the Detroit International Bridge Co. and neighborhood residents gathered at Riverside Park to watch the demolition of the final wall of a former Detroit News warehouse on West Jefferson. The warehouse is on 4.8 acres of land next to Riverside Park. The bridge company agreed to give that land to the city to expand the park. The bridge company, owned by members of the Moroun family, will also pay up to $5 million to overhaul the park.
- Check out Christine Ferretti and Louis Aguilar on Twitter for photos and more from the demolition.
Less than star behavior
- Three may have taken the Hank Williams Jr. song, “All My Rowdy Friends,” a little too far at his concert this weekend. Officials said police arrested three people Saturday for two separate alleged assaults during the country star's concert at DTE Energy Music Theatre.
- It’s been a struggle to this point, but the Tigers' Justin Upton finally broke out of his offensive slump. His two-home run, six-RBI game Sunday showed there’s a chance of a turnaround, Upton’s offensive heroics helping the Tigers defeat Boston 10-5.
- Given a few days off to regroup after a 1-for-31 slump Upton had two hits Saturday including a double that just missed being a home run, then exploded for two long home runs Sunday, giving him 15 for the season.
The case of the pilfered poultry
Michigan State Police are investigating a case of pilfered poultry and a dead rooster in Holly Township. Officers with the agency’s Metro North Groveland Detachment responded to a call 8 a.m. Sunday from a resident of the 1200 block of Baker Road about some missing roosters, officials said.
Clinton's got the edge
- Hillary Clinton heads into the fall out front in enough states to give her at least a tie in the Electoral College, meaning a victory in any of the several states now a toss-up would be enough to push her over the top and into the White House.
Invading Canada, accidentally
- Canadian authorities say they helped 1,500 people return to Michigan after strong winds sent their inflatable rafts and boats across the border in the St. Clair River during the annual Port Huron "Float Down."
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