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TOP STORIES Wednesday, August 23, 2017

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Here are the top stories:

4 TO KNOW: 

  • Sex Trafficking: Michigan teens can get recruited into sex trafficking online, through apps on phones.
  • White Boy Rick: Wershe released from Michigan prison; en route to Florida prison.
  • HeroinWest Bloomfield police raid suspected heroin dealer's home in Detroit.
  • Concerts12 Metro Detroit concerts to look forward to in the next 4 months.

LOCAL

  • HeroinWest Bloomfield police raid suspected heroin dealer's home in Detroit.
  • Sex Trafficking: Michigan teens can get recruited into sex trafficking online, through apps on phones.
  • Livingston County: Driver charged in crash that killed 5 appears in court.
  • Southfield Freeway: Northbound traffic back open at 8 Mile Road after crash.
  • I-94: Eastbound traffic reopens at Chene Street after deadly crash.
  • Auburn Hills: Pontiac man arrested for threats of mass shooting, bombs, so work would be canceled.
  • White Boy Rick: Wershe released from Michigan prison; en route to Florida prison.
  • Michigan State Police: Police catch suspected serial tire, rim thieves after chase in Metro Detroit.
  • Flint: Michigan moves to snag 1,500 jobs for Flint, other cities.
  • WeatherMorning temps in the low 60s across Metro Detroit.

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NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL:

  • CharlottesvilleCity can't find enough fabric to cover Confederate statues.
  • LotteryEx-lottery worker who rigged winnings gets 25 years in prison.
  • ItalyVideo shows firefighters rescuing infant from earthquake rubble.
  • Space WeatherMartian snow and diamond rain; scientists predict wild weather in solar system.
  • Best BuyCompany's stock up 55% compared Amazon's 30%.
  • University of VirginiaClasses start days after racist parade.

POLITICS:

  • Hillary ClintonIn memoir excerpts, Clinton details what went wrong in 2016 campaign.
  • Egypt: Citing human rights, US cuts aid to country.
  • TrumpPresident berates "sick" news media in fresh tirade.
  • Meghan McCainSenator's daughter slams man calling for father's death.
  • Melania TrumpFirst lady thanks Chelsea Clinton for defending Barron.
  • Rex TillersonSecretary of State sees possible pathway to North Korea dialogue.

ENTERTAINMENT:

  • Concerts12 Metro Detroit concerts to look forward to in the next 4 months.
  • ClooneysGeorge and Amal Clooney make $1 million donation to fight hate groups.
  • Billy JoelSinger dons Jewish star against Neo-Nazis.
  • Stranger ThingsShow creators are planning for end of series.

SPORTS:

  • ESPN: Network takes Robert Lee off UVA game for having same name as Civil War leader.
  • Michigan Football: What are best-, worst-case scenarios for the Wolverines this season?
  • Kimi RaikkonenDriver signs Ferrari contract renewal for 2018 season.
  • Victoria AzarenkaFormer world No. 1 will miss US Open over "ongoing family situation."

ALL 4 PETS:

  • Rescued puppies: Puppies find homes after being rescued from hole in Detroit by Michigan Humane Society
  • HuskiesFamily lives the dream with over 20 huskies as pets
  • Injured puppyAmari, puppy found wandering in St. Clair County, recovering after being severely mutilated
  • PetSmart: Grant will help Humane Society of Huron Valley save pets from euthanasia.

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