News@noon: Don't panic, Tigers fans; immigration woes

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Today is Monday, Sept. 12, 2016, and somehow our Lions came back to win against the Colts yesterday.

Lions kicker Matt Prater celebrates his game winning field goal in the fourth quarter in the Detroit Lions 39-35 win over the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind. on Sept. 11, 2016.

Stafford led his team back with a steady hand at the end of the game. Plus, Matt Prater, who had missed an extra point moments earlier, which was the one-point difference in the score, delivered the ultimate difference. His 43-yard field goal with four seconds left lifted the Lions to a 39-35 opening victory.

So, having seen the first game that counts, how are you feeling about the Lions this year? What do you think their record will be? Let us know in the comments and by tweeting us @detroitnews.

Next up, the Pride takes on the Tennessee Titans.

Here's what else we're covering today:

The mystery of the Belle Isle lighthouse

  • The mystery surrounding a valuable lighthouse artifact that disappeared from Belle Isle decades ago has landed a modern-day Indiana Jones in federal court. The Justice Department is suing a Livingston County man to recover two lenses worth an estimated $600,000 that disappeared from lighthouses on Belle Isle and in Portland, Maine. Robert Snell has the story of federal court records and interviews that describe a decades-long hunt and a daring figure with deep pockets whose hobby is finding maritime antiques, occasionally in war zones. 

Belle Isle Lighthouse keeper Capt. Ernest J. Bondy inspects the lens in 1937.

WSU Law gets two gifts

  • Prominent Detroit fixture Dan Gilbert has joined real estate developer Stephen Ross in plans to donate a total of $10 million to their alma mater at the Wayne State Law School, university officials announced Monday. Each gift of $5 million represents the largest donation in the law school’s history, officials said. The sums are to be given in honor of out-going dean Jocelyn Benson. 

DMC dirty instruments

Behind bars

  • A 49-year-old man was arrested Sunday after he allegedly kidnapped, raped and tortured a woman for three days in a vacant home on the city’s west side, according to Detroit police. The 54-year-old victim was kidnapped around 10 p.m. Thursday outside a liquor store, repeatedly assaulted, beaten and cut. 

Farm workers gently pour Roma tomatoes into a box on a trailer.

Immigration woes hit home

  • Immigration politics are colliding with a growing shortage of farm workers in west Michigan, where farmers have turned to a federal visa program to bring workers from Mexico to harvest the state’s fruit and vegetable crops. Farmers say they desperately need the foreign workers to get their crops picked on time after years when vegetables were left to rot in fields.

Tigers' hopes fading fast

  • The Tigers, beaten 3-1 Sunday by the Orioles, now have dropped consecutive series and four of the last six games. We're now two games behind the Orioles in the race for the final wild-card spot and seven back of the Indians in the Central Division. But manager Brad Ausmus is reminding us not to get upset.
  • Speaking of upset, Kate Upton, the actress, supermodel and fiancee of Tigers' pitcher Justin Verlander, wasn’t happy with the four Miami Dolphins who knelt during the national anthem Sunday, the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. And her blistering Instagram take down proved it. 

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