News@noon: Giving thanks; giving back

The Detroit News

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’re among the tens of thousands expected to head downtown Thursday for America’s Thanksgiving Parade, the Turkey Trot or the Detroit Lions game, you’ll want to take note of street closures, parking and bus reroutes.

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

The Pistons return

Ilitch Holdings CEO Chris IIitch, left, and Pistons owner Tom Gores shake hands during the end of the news conference announcing the Pistons' move to Little Caesar's Arena in downtown Detroit,  Nov. 22, 2016.

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.”

Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez won the Mirror Ball Trophy.

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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