News@noon: DMC follow-up; bringing back the burkini

The Detroit News

Today is Friday, August 26, 2016, and we're proud to say the state of Michigan has launched an investigation into the Detroit Medical Center, the same day The Detroit News reported about years of doctor complaints about dirty, broken and missing surgical instruments.

Today, investigative reporters Karen Bouffard and Joel Kurth bring you two new reports: Hospital records such as those concerning dirty medical instruments are not released publicly and oversight in hospitals in general is lacking.

We'll be following up on what happens with the DMC hospitals in Midtown.

For now, here's what else is making news today:

Canton has a lot to celebrate

U.S. Olympians Jeff Porter,Tiffany Porter and Allison Schmitt stand for the National anthem at a community celebration honoring athletes with Canton ties on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, at Heritage Park in Canton.

  •  Excitement filled the air Thursday as supporters celebrated the return of three summer Olympians. The crowd cheered and waved mini American flags as swimmer and Olympic medalist Allison Schmitt and hurdlers Jeff Porter and Tiffany Porter, all of Canton Township, arrived for a parade for the city’s Hometown Olympic Heroes Celebration at Heritage Park Amphitheater.

Bring back the burkini

Trump's Labor Day weekend visit

  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is planning a Sept. 3 trip to Detroit as part of his campaign’s new effort to drum up support from African-American voters.

Need for speed

News reporter Tony Paul gets his “kill switch” attached in case he flies out on his ride on the Detroit River.

Working for the weekend

Hopefully you'll get a break this weekend. If you have some free time, here are some suggestions for what to do:

In a nod to the skirt steak’s humble roots, simple tomato and corn salsa cuts the richness of the beef and adds freshness to the dish.

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