News@noon: Tax Day looms, fast cars, cops shot

The Detroit News

Today is Monday, April 17, 2017, and if you haven't done your taxes yet, the clock is ticking: Because of the weekend and Emancipation Day holiday, Tax Day 2017 is Tuesday, April 18. Maybe you'll find comfort in knowing who pays the most taxes. Spoiler alert: It's the residents of Washington, D.C.

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Two cops wounded in shooting

A Detroit police officer is in critical condition after suffering a shotgun blast to the face late Sunday and another was wounded in the shooting. Three people were arrested after the shooting. It is believed the shot came through a window as the officers were investigating a burglary call at a home on the 20500 block of Lesure on the city's west side.

20524 Lesure the house where two police were shot Sunday, Detroit, Mi. April 17, 2017, (Clarence Tabb Jr./Detroit News)

Michigan looks to kill 7-day car insurance

Michigan is attempting to end seven-day auto insurance policies popular with cash-strapped drivers in Detroit and other urban areas, arguing the “jump start” policies undermine state law requiring continuous no-fault coverage. The policies effectively allow motorists to skirt the law by obtaining insurance needed to renew their vehicle registration and license plate tabs each year without committing to keep coverage beyond seven days. But supporters argue the week-long policies are a “last resort” for motorists who simply cannot afford high-cost insurance in Michigan.

Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones talks about the high cost of auto insurance for Detroit residents. To her right is former state rep. Brian Banks and DaRell Reed, pastor, Spirit of Love Church.*****Former State Rep. Brian Banks, Detroit Council President Brenda Jones and other Detroit leaders will host a news conference to announce the formation of the Detroit Alliance to Fight for Fair Auto Insurance., Detroit, Mi. March, 27, 2017, (ClarenceTabb Jr./Detroit News)

Shushing in Shelby Township

A September decision to reduce the public’s speaking time from five minutes to three minutes has turned the twice-monthly meetings into donnybrooks. Regular attendees who once spoke about agenda items now focus on the board, making up for the time loss with umbrage. For three minutes, and not a second less, they lambaste the trustees, who sometime return volley.

Ron Churchill of Shelby Township, center, gets a hard stare from Deputy Chief Mark Coil as he is told to leave for going over his speaking time.

Doctor in genital mutilation case due in court

A Detroit emergency room physician charged with mutilating the genitalia of two 7-year-old Minnesota girls could find out Monday whether she will be released on bond pending trial in federal court.


Easter eggs roll at White House

President Donald Trump has welcomed families to the White House for the annual Easter Egg Roll. Speaking on Monday at a downsized version of the 139-year-old event, Trump said: “we will be stronger and bigger and better as a nation than ever before.” Trump was accompanied by his wife, Melania, 11-year-old son Barron and the Easter Bunny.

Grading the Pistons

Check out a gallery to see final Pistons grades and analysis by Rod Beard.

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