News@Noon: 'Hamilton' in Motown, DMC woes

The Detroit News

Today is Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, and "Hamilton" fans rejoice: The Broadway hit musical is coming to Detroit sometime in the next 2½ years, according to producer and Oak Park native Jeffrey Seller.

Seller made the announcement yesterday evening at a Detroit Homecoming event.

The hit broadway musical “Hamilton” is coming to Detroit, the show’s producer Jeffrey Seller said during a Detroit Homecoming event Thursday evening.

Here's what else is happening today.

Kelly Cochran talks with her lawyer Michael Scholke during her preliminary examination hearing in Iron County District Court in Crystal Falls, Michigan.


  • A Detroit mother and father are under arrest after the man brought his deceased 11-month-old son into St. John Hospital and Medical Center early yesterday morning. Police are investigating and an autopsy is scheduled for this morning to determine how the baby died.
  • Is she a serial killer? When Kelly Cochran's husband learned she had cheated on him, they allegedly concocted a scheme to kill the lover, a man named Chris Regan. But Cochran held a grudge, and eventually killed her husband in February, according to prosecutors. She's now on trial for the lover's death, and has claimed even more unknown victims.

Hamilton takes Detroit

  • The hit Broadway musical "Hamilton" is coming to Detroit, promised producer Jeffrey Seller during an interview with Crain's Associate Publisher Ron Fournier during a Detroit Homecoming event Thursday evening. Seller said the play will make its Motown debut on his favorite stage, at the Fisher Theatre.

The problems stem from the sterile processing facility in the basement of Detroit Receiving Hospital that processes thousands of instruments per day for Receiving, Children’s, Harper University, Hutzel Women’s and DMC Heart hospitals. A team of state inspectors toured the facilities over two days in late August and found eight violations.

DMC woes

  • The Detroit Medical Center has been cited for violating the state's Public Health Code because of difficulties sterilizing surgical instruments, a probe that was sparked by a Detroit News investigation.
  • As part of the News' investigation, the paper obtained more than 200 pages of internal emails and reports indicating that surgeons and staffers have complained for at least 11 years about improperly cleaned, broken and missing instruments.

Wayne State rising

  • For the first time in seven years, Wayne State University's overall student body has grown this fall, officials announced. Meanwhile, graduation rates also have improved but still lag behind national rates.

Tigers' Miguel Cabrera reacts after he hit a long fly out with two men on base to end the fifth inning.

Inconsistent Tigers

  • The Tigers fell to the Minnesota Twins last night, splitting the four-games series with the team owning MLB's worst record.
  • They're clearly struggling, and their inconsistency is making it hard to stay positive, columnist John Niyo says. Next up is a three-game series at the Cleveland Indians, who are six games ahead of the second-place Tigers. Meanwhile, the Tigers sit two games behind the Baltimore Orioles and Toronto Blue Jays in the AL wild card race.

Last rites

'Blair Witch' is back ... but why?

  • Film critic Adam Graham doesn't love "Blair Witch,' the part-sequel, part-remake of the 1999 "Blair Witch Project." The new film introduces new characters but employs many of the old movie's same tricks. "In the end, it’s just 'Blair Witch' all over again. Fool me once, etc.," Graham says.

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