News@noon: Bye Mrs. Brady; free trees

The Detroit News

Today is Friday, Nov. 25, 2016, and it's Black Friday, so chances are good that you are either enjoying a day off at home from work or recovering from shopping madness.

Plenty of people spent the morning out shopping, as reporters Ian Thibodeau and Nicquel Terry can attest to.

Here's what else we are following today:

Goodbye Mrs. Brady

  • Florence Henderson, who went from Broadway star to become one of America’s most beloved television moms in “The Brady Bunch,” has died. She was 82.

Actress Florence Henderson, known most for her role as Carol Brady in "The Brady Bunch", has passed away. She was 82 years old.

First-degree murder

Let's talk about the Lions

Aretha Franklin waves to the crowd after singing the National Anthem before the game.

  • But maybe the most-talked about performance at the Thanksgiving Day Lions game was by Aretha Franklin

Great Lakes discovery

  •  The 144-year-old shipwreck of a rare sailing vessel that typically wasn’t used for long voyages on the Great Lakes has been found in deep water off Lake Ontario’s New York shore, according to two underwater explorers.

Free Christmas tree

A member of the Distinguished Clown Corps hands out beads during the 90th annual America's Thanksgiving Parade along Woodward Avenue in Detroit Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016.

Rivalry on tap

Keeping the tradition alive

  • Dorothy Zehnder is no mere kitchen manager at the Bavarian Inn kitchen. Her visage shines from a billboard just outside town. She is the Queen of Little Bavaria, the co-founder of the restaurant, the matriarch of a family whose fried chicken helped turn Frankenmuth into a popular tourist destination. And she doesn't intend to stop

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