News@noon: Harbaugh hearts milk; Brangelina no more
Today is Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, and we were following the court hearing for accused cop killer Marquise Cromer. But because of behavioral problems, he was never brought into the courtroom.
Cromer was supposed to be arraigned on chargers of murder of a peace officer, first-degree murder and resisting and obstructing a police officer causing death. He's accused of shooting Detroit Police Sgt. Kenneth Steil in the shoulder as the officer tried to apprehend him. Police were trying to take him into custody after he shot his father. For his part, Sterling Cromer says his son has had anger issues in the past.
Here's what else we're following today:
A Bush switching parties?
- A prominent member of the Kennedy family says former Republican President George H.W. Bush told her that he plans to vote for Democrat Hillary Clinton for president this fall.
Let's make a deal
- General Motors Co. and the Unifor Canadian auto workers union late Monday avoided a strike by reaching a tentative agreement on a new four-year contract that includes wage increases and hundreds of millions of dollars in investment that will keep GM’s Oshawa plant open.
- Brangelina is no more. Angelina Jolie Pitt has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt, bringing an end to one of the world’s most star-studded, tabloid-generating romances.
Seeking help from the flood
More than 1,000 residents filed claims with the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department for property damages from sewage backups tied to rainstorms in July. Widespread flooding that month, and again in August following more torrential downpours, has prompted city-led sanitation efforts, disaster relief requests and the threat of legal action. The rain events, officials said, are also speeding efforts to overhaul the city’s aging water system.
Syrians and Skittles
Donald Trump Jr. has posted a message on Twitter likening Syrian refugees to a bowl of poisoned Skittles. Seeking to promote his father’s presidential campaign, the younger Trump posted a tweet featuring a bowl of the candy Skittles with a warning. “If I had a bowl of skittles and I told you just three would kill you, would you take a handful?” said the tweet on the verified @DonaldTrumpJr handle.
Le'go my Eggo
- Kellogg Co. is recalling about 10,000 cases of its Eggo Nutri-Grain Whole Wheat Waffles in 25 states because they could be contaminated with the bacteria listeria.
Dancing with Urkel
Television honored itself on Monday’s episode of “Dancing with the Stars.” The celebrity dancing competition saw 13 stars dancing to TV theme shows from throughout the years. Spoiler alert: Calvin Johnson dressed up as Steve Urkel and impressed the judges with his fancy footwork.
Harbaugh backs milk
Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh has long extolled the virtues of drinking milk. Now Harbaugh and his wife, Sarah, are appearing in social media ads for Fairlife milk. The first was released Tuesday morning. And they are something to see.
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