News@noon: Bye Mrs. Brady; free trees
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.
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.
- The man suspected of killing on-duty Wayne State Police Officer Collin Rose is expected to be arraigned Friday on charges including first-degree murder, according to the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office. DeAngelo Davis, 31, also was charged with, felony firearm, murder of a police officer, and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
- Makeshift memorials are still going up, honoring Officer Rose's memory. And people who knew him in his life and work are making sure everyone knows what a good person he was.
Let's talk about the Lions
- How? How does this keep happening? The first-place (for real) Detroit Lions just keep winning. Yesterday, the Lions did it again, in almost the exact same way, with a fourth-quarter comeback featuring huge plays from the quarterback, the kicker and the cornerback.
- And really, can we give it up for Matt Prater? He's been solidly good all season. Theo Riddick also came up big. And of course Darius "Big Play" Slay just keeps living up to his nickname.
- Even the much-maligned linebackers took a big step in the right direction.
- 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
- The Thanksgiving Day parade may have officially marked the start of the holiday season, but McDonald's is making sure area families can celebrate Christmas with all the trimmings. From 1-3 p.m. Saturday, 500 trees are slated to be distributed outside the McDonald’s at 1321 Eight Mile in Detroit. Availability is on a first-come, first-served basis, and there’s a limit of one tree per family while supplies last.
Rivalry on tap
- Finally, it’s back to the way it should be, the way it used to be, when a riveted nation tuned in every November to watch Michigan and Ohio State execute crisp 3-yard runs, then kick field goals to decide who got to lose in the Rose Bowl.
- The Wolverines will take on the Buckeyes at noon Saturday. And with both teams playing so well, emotions are off the charts.
- So who's ready to see what Jabrill Peppers can do when everything is on the line?
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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