News@noon: Giving thanks; giving back
Today is Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016, and we'd like to take a moment on this Thanksgiving Eve to say thank you for reading. We do our best to provide accurate and important information quickly, and we appreciate that you choose to come to The Detroit News.
If you'd like to grab a copy of the Thanksgiving edition of the newspaper, with all the Black Friday ads and door busters, you can get one at our printing plant in Sterling Heights. And if you're coming downtown tomorrow for the parade, get familiar with all the road closures that are planned.
Here's what we're working on today:
WSU cop shot
- Wayne State University K-9 officer Collin Rose was shot last night while responding to a call off campus. He remains in recovery, but WSU Police Chief Anthony Holt said "it looks very grave." The 29-year-old is a five-year veteran who is engaged and a credit short of completing a master’s degree.
- The man suspected of shooting Officer Rose, 31-year-old DeAngelo Davis, has a history of “assaultive-type” crimes against cops. Police found and arrested him after a three-hour manhunt.
The Pistons return
- Although nothing is a done deal until the paperwork is finalized, you wouldn't have known that from the celebratory atmosphere yesterday when the Pistons' owner Tom Gores announced the team would be leaving The Palace of Auburn Hills to play at the new Little Caesars Arena.
- It's a huge thing for Detroit sports - we'll be the first city to have four professional sports teams located within the city's core downtown. But bigger than that, it signals even more evidence of a city rebounding, increasingly united in historic and symbolic ways.
- Because low property values and big opportunity existed alongside the architectural bones of a city forgotten but not gone, nobody wants to be the billionaire on the outside looking in, says Daniel Howes.
- It's also a fitting move because former owner Bill Davidson may have taken the Pistons out of Detroit, but before his death, he had plans to bring them back downtown, his son says.
- It will most likely be extremely lucrative for Gores and the Ilitch family. The entertainment arms of the Detroit Pistons and Detroit Red Wings are merging as part of the deal. Palace Sports and Entertainment and Ilitch Holding Inc.’s Olympia Entertainment wlll become a new entity with control over the area’s top entertainment venues.
- Not everyone is thrilled about the move from Oakland County, and for some former Pistons players, the news hits a wistful note, as John Niyo explains.
- And, as far as the Palace goes, it seems like nobody is clear on what will be happening with the building just yet. Gores owns the building, and he said yesterday "we think there is a lot of opportunity to do some exciting things up there that would be very good for Oakland County."
The final tally
- Democrat Hillary Clinton has cut into Republican President-elect Donald Trump’s lead in Michigan, but it does not make a significant dent in his margin, according to a survey by The Detroit News of the state’s 10 largest counties.
- After the 10 largest counties certified their votes Tuesday, a review found that Clinton had gained 517 votes on Trump. It would leave the New York businessman with a margin of victory of at least 12,000 or more votes before the official results from Michigan’s 73 other counties.
No championship for Megatron
- Former Lions WR Calvin Johnson came in third in the "Dancing with the Stars" finale last night. Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez won the Mirror Ball Trophy, and IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe came in second.
- “You just have this X factor," judge Carrie Ann Inaba told Johnson and his partner Lindsay Arnold. “...You just make the world a better place when you dance.”
ChadTough gives back
- On the one-year anniversary of the passing of Chad Carr, the little boy who charmed the world as he valiantly fought Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), an inoperable pediatric brain tumor, The ChadTough Foundation is making a $1.5 million gift over three years to C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor.
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