News@noon: Missing child, third debate, lucky pennies

The Detroit News

Today is Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, and an Amber Alert has been issued for 3-year-old Marvie Gardner, who was reported missing this morning from a west side Detroit home.

Police suspect he was kidnapped by Michael Grayson, 19, who may be traveling with the child in a stolen 1998 Purple Plymouth Voyager van with Michigan plates: CMB3125.

Marvie Gardner

Here's what else is happening today:

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton waves to the audience as Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump puts away his notes after the third presidential debate at UNLV in Las Vegas, Oct. 19, 2016.

So long, debates

  • Republican candidate Donald Trump shocked viewers during last night's third and final debate by suggesting he may not accept election results next month. "I’ll tell you at the time,” Trump told debate moderator Chris Wallace of Fox News. “I’ll keep you in suspense.”
  • Detroit News editorial page editor Nolan Finley called that comment the last straw in a failing candidacy.
  • The debate started with Trump and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton contrasting their policy positions on the Supreme Court, immigration and gun rights, before devolving into a sparring match marked by insults and personal accusations.
  • Who do you think won last night's debate? What did you think of Trump's refusal to commit to election results?

Have your cake and drink it, too

  • Bumpy Cake Ale is real and it's coming to a store near you. Old Nation Brewing Company, in collaboration with Sanders and Morley Candy Makers, is releasing the new flavor in 22-ounce bottles. It will be available starting Oct. 27.

Wyatt McDavid (standing at right), 16, takes pictures with his cell phone as he and his sister, Pebbles McDavid, (kneeling at right), 15, both of New Boston, and others wait hours for a chance to board the USS Detroit.

Local issues

Stop human trafficking

  • The FBI and local authorities teamed up last weekend to rescue seven human trafficking victims in Michigan, according to officials. They also arrested 18 pimps and removed 46 adult prostitutes from the industry.
  • The sweep was part of the 10th annual Operation Cross Country X, which saw the rescue of 82 child victims and the arrest of 239 pimps worldwide.
  • In announcing the results, officials also released an emotional video of an anonymous woman who survived child sex trafficking in Detroit.

Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard (35) stops a shot as New York Rangers' Chris Kreider (20) fights for position during the second period.

Sloppy Wings

Find a penny, pick it up...

  • Ally Bank has scattered 100 fake pennies across the country, worth $1,000 each. The coins are tucked along street corners and sidewalk cracks in 11 cities, including Detroit.
  • Plan to travel? Try your luck in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Miami, Denver, San Diego, Charlotte, North Carolina, or Austin, Texas.

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