Daily Archives: July 23, 2018

Activist to Star as TV’s First Transgender Superhero « Detroit News Watch

BURBANK (AP) — A transgender activist who won a discrimination lawsuit after her school refused to let her use the girls’ bathroom will be TV’s first transgender superhero. Nicole Maines will star in The CW/Warner Bros.’ “Supergirl” as Nia Nal, aka Dreamer. Producers describe her character as a “soulful young transgender woman with a fierce drive to protect others.” Maines ...

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Lions Training Camp Capsule « Detroit News Watch

DETROIT LIONS (9-7) OPEN CAMP: July 27, Allen Park, Michigan LAST YEAR: Early and late-season slides knocked team out of playoff contention and cost coach Jim Caldwell job. QB Matthew Stafford led pass-dependent offense with 1,000-yard WRs Marvin Jones and Golden Tate. CB Darius Slay emerged as one of league’s best in coverage. IMPORTANT ADDITIONS: Coach Matt Patricia, RB LeGarrette ...

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Michigan Couple Charged in Dehydration Death of Young Son « Detroit News Watch

WYOMING (AP) — A western Michigan couple has been charged with murder, manslaughter and child abuse in the dehydration death of their 18-month-old son. Alexander Birkenmeyer and Andrea Todd were arraigned Tuesday. Authorities say Yurik Birkenmeyer’s body was found March 16 in the family’s home in Wyoming, south of Grand Rapids. The boy had been in foster care for 10 ...

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Lions Waive Barnes From Injured Reserve « Detroit News Watch

The Detroit Lions have waived tight end Brandon Barnes from injured reserve. The Lions announced the move Friday. The 24-year-old Barnes hasn’t played in an NFL regular-season game, but he did appear twice in the preseason last year with the New York Jets. The Lions report to training camp next week. © 2018 Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material ...

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Lawsuit Alleges Ohio State University Diving Coach Forced Athletes Into Sex « Detroit News Watch

(CNN) — A lawsuit accuses USA Diving, the sport’s governing body, of failing to protect its athletes after a diving coach was alleged to be sexually abusing female athletes. The class-action suit accuses William Bohonyi, who had been a diving coach, of sexually preying on at least two female divers and names him, USA Diving and the Ohio State University ...

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