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News@noon: Pilfered poultry; accidental invasion

The Detroit News

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.

USA's Claressa Maria Shields reacts after winning the gold medal against Netherlands' Nouchka Fontijn during the women's middle (69-75 kg) final bout at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Shields also won gold at the 2012 Olympics in London.

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

Upton unleashed 

Tigers' Justin Upton, right, celebrates with J.D. Martinez after hitting a three-run home run during the third inning as the Tigers defeated the Red Sox 10-5 on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, in Detroit.

  • 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

Floaters travel down the St. Clair River during Float Down Sunday at Lighthouse Beach in Port Huron. Thousands of people gathered for the event and floated down the St. Clair River.

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