News@noon: Missing child, third debate, lucky pennies
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.
Here's what else is happening today:
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.
- Stepping off the national stage, we have Wayne County exiting its financial consent agreement with the state after 14 months.
- Hundreds of people lined up Wednesday and waited hours for tours of the USS Detroit, the Navy’s new littoral combat ship docked on the riverfront outside the Renaissance Center.
- Did you miss out on an in-person tour? Fear not: Check out our interactive tour.
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 goaltender Jimmy Howard was "sensational" in Wednesday night's win over the New York Rangers, 2-1, beat writer Ted Kulfan says. He made 32 saves to help nudge the Wings to victory in an otherwise sloppy game.
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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