News@noon: A messed-up system; Tigers edge closer
Today is Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, and a cornerstone of the American automotive industry — franchised dealerships — is being challenged in Michigan as unconstitutional by electric-vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors Inc. The automaker is suing several state officials for the right to sell cars here.
Here's what else we're following today:
'The system (messed) up'
- Faith Green’s friend stood outside the tidy house where Green’s four children were killed the day before and expressed frustration in blunt terms about the tragedy. She was angry that Green’s husband, Gregory Green, stands accused of killing again after serving 16 years in prison for fatally stabbing his then-wife and their unborn child in 1991.
- “The system (messed) up,” Tonya Ryan said.“He took five kids out of this world. I’m pissed. The kids didn’t deserve that.”
- Gregory Green allegedly bound and assaulted his wife before making her watch him fatally shoot her two older children, according to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office. He also allegedly killed their two children by asphyxiation.
College football prep
Which team deserves the higher ranking — Michigan or Michigan State? Check out the College Football Show — with Bob Wojnowski, John Niyo, Angelique S. Chengelis and Matt Charboneau — as they discuss the upcoming weekend in college football and a question that ultimately won’t be answered until Oct. 29: Which team should be ranked highest?
Tigers getting closer
- The Tigers left the Twin Cities after a long, long day of baseball Thursday with a half-game lead over Baltimore for the second wild-card spot. Who saw that coming last weekend in Cleveland?
On the campaign trail
- In support of her mother, Chelsea Clinton spoke last night at Michigan State University to a room of hundreds about the burden of crippling student debt and the opioid epidemic plaguing the country.
- And here's something that might help Hillary Clinton: people think she's less deplorable than Donald Trump.
Catch a flick
Lots of movies are out this weekend, and some have quite the hype. So did they cut it? Check out our movie reviews before you head to the theater:
A story worth reading
- Six months ago, Jerry Fleming’s beloved wife, Sandra, died of a rare and an aggressive form of ovarian cancer at the age of 40. Jerry almost didn’t make it to her funeral because he, too, is fighting cancer. Maureen Feighan shares a story about life, loss and finding the blessings, even when things are bleak.
Detroit News at noon is a daily roundup of the most talked-about stories on detroitnews.com. For more anytime, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, Instagram (@detroitnews), Snapchat (Search for "Detroitnews") and LinkedIn.