News@noon: State of State, recordings, Red Wings

The Detroit News

Today is Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, and Gov. Rick Snyder is preparing to deliver his seventh annual State of the State speech at 7 tonight before a joint session of the Michigan Legislature.

Gov. Rick Snyder pledged to "fix" the Flint Water Crisis at his 2016 State of the State address, pictured here. One year later, he prepares for his seventh annual address with problems lingering in the beleaguered city.

This year's speech comes on the heels of Snyder's promise last year to "fix" the Flint water crisis. Bottled and filtered water remain the norm in the beleaguered city.

Here's what else is happening today:

Car news

  • General Motors Co. announced today that it will add 7,000 U.S. jobs in the next few years and invest $1 billion in U.S. plants, including in Michigan.
  • Ford introduced an updated 2018 Mustang today that gains performance and more advanced technology — but loses the option for a V-6 engine.

Leaked recordings

Warren Mayor Jim Fouts denies it's his voice on a series of recordings that capture man making insulting comments about African Americans, older women, and people with disabilities.

Icy roads, then a warmer week

Freezing rain overnight paired with rising temperatures Tuesday morning created slick, icy roads covered with water, according to the National Weather Service in White Lake Township.

  • The roads were slick this morning, with overnight freezing rain coating the roadways. It has slowly melted this morning, with temperatures expected to rise to the upper 40s, well-above average for this time of year. Enjoy it while it lasts!

John Doe

  • A unidentified man was found dead and nude Tuesday morning on the sidewalk of a northwest Detroit neighborhood, according to police.

Surging Wings

The Red Wings won their second consecutive game Monday afternoon with a 1-0 victory over the Montreal Canadiens.

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