News@noon: Trump's ban; sex assault probe

The Detroit News

Today is Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, and we begin today with news out of East Lansing: Michigan State University announced yesterday that campus police are investigating allegations of sexual assault by three student-athletes while the university is also conducting a Title IX investigation of the sexual assault allegations.

In a role reversal, Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio put on all the hats from schools where he received recruits.

The three student-athletes have been suspended from team activities and removed from on-campus housing pending conclusion of police and Title IX investigations, according to a statement.

The statement added that one staff member associated with the football program has been suspended by the Athletics Department pending the completion of that investigation.

We'll bring you updates as we learn more. Here's what else is making news today:

Don't fall for it

  • Here's a consumer alert you need to know: Scammers are posing as court officials on social media to solicit payment from residents with outstanding fines, according to 36th District Court administration. Here's what to look for so you don't become a victim. 

Chicago auto show

Nissan has added a new King Cab body style to its lineup of 2017 Titan full-size pickups. The new models were revealed at the Chicago Auto Show on Feb. 9, 2017.

  • Last year, sales of pickups, SUVs and crossovers accounted for nearly 60 percent of all sales in the United States, an uptick of almost 4 percentage points from the year before. At the Chicago Auto Show, carmakers are doubling down on large-size vehicles, rolling out new and updated trucks and SUVs this week. Big-cab options and expensive trim packages enhanced existing lineups
  • Follow our reporter Ian Thibodeau, who is at the auto show and will bring you live updates from the show floor. 

Trey Songz in court

  • Entertainer Trey Songz, whose real name is Tremaine Neverson, waived his preliminary examination today and was bound over on charges of assaulting a Detroit police officer and causing property damage during a concert in late December at Joe Louis Arena. Here's what happened in court

Upending the ban

  • The legal fight over President Donald Trump’s ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations is on hold after the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declined yesterday to block a lower-court ruling that suspended the ban. Basically, this allows previously barred travelers to continue coming to the United States.
  • So what's next? The executive order isn’t dead — it just isn’t being enforced while the courts debate its legality. The federal government has 14 days to ask the 9th Circuit to reconsider Thursday’s decision. It could also file an emergency appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court, which would go to Justice Anthony Kennedy for referral to the rest of the court. Considering Trump tweeted “SEE YOU IN COURT” after the ruling came out yesterday, it seems likely the battle through the legal system will not be dropped. 

The man, the voice

  • George Blaha will be honored during a halftime ceremony of tonight’s game against the Spurs for his 41 years as a Pistons broadcaster. Through two team owners, three arenas, three championships, 20 coaches, thousands of games and countless more players, Blaha has been the constant with the Pistons.

Catch a flick

Will Arnett is the voice of Batman, Gotham’s egomaniac rock star savior in “The Lego Batman Movie.”

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