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Dunkin' is dropping the donuts — from its name, anyway.

Doughnuts are still on the menu, but the company is renaming itself "Dunkin'" to reflect its increasing emphasis on coffee and other drinks.

The change will officially take place in January, when the new name will start appearing on napkins, boxes and signs at its U.S. stores. The name change will eventually be adopted by international stores.

Dunkin' has more than 12,500 restaurants globally.

The 68-year-old chain says its new logo will still have the familiar rounded font and orange-and-pink color scheme that the company has used since 1973.

Canton, Massachusetts-based Dunkin' says the name change is one of several things it's doing to stay relevant to younger customers. It's also simplifying its menu and adding dedicated mobile ordering lanes.

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A Detroit man described as a "fugitive with a violent past" has surrendered himself to U.S. Marshall's in Los Angeles, California. 

Kenneth Moore, 56, was considered a person of interest for two bank robberies that happened earlier this week in Grand Rapids. 

Authorities say two Fifth Third Banks were robbed within just a few hours of each other Monday. 

Moore's felony convictions date back nearly 30 years. According to a report by WZZM, eight of Moore's convictions resulted in prison time. 

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The vacant Michigan Central Station will soon be home to ghosts and ghouls this Halloween season. 

A Ford spokesperson confirmed the company is planning a spooky haunted house at the Corktown station. 

"We'll have more details in the coming weeks," said the spokesperson. 

Ford purchased the train station earlier this year, looking to transform the abandoned building into an innovation hub. 

“For 76 years the train station was our Ellis Island," said Bill Ford Jr. "The place where dreamers in search of new jobs and new opportunities first set foot in Detroit.”

They plan on making the ground level full of retail shops, bars and restaurants and then office space above it.

About 2,500 employees will be working at the Corktown location by 2020. Taking this empty building and making it new again, and a symbol for the city.

Ford added that the revitalization of the Michigan Central Station is “a signal to the world that Detroit is open for business for good." 

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An Amtrak train, heading into Port Huron, hit a vehicle that was stuck on the tracks near the Griswold Road crossing Monday night, according to a post from the St. Clair County Sheriff's Office.

Witnesses said the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle got out before the crash and was last seen walking westbound on Griswold. 

The driver was located a short time later at the Speedway gas station at Range Road and I-94.

An investigation determined that the driver, a 31-year-old man from Manistee, Michigan, had driven around the track's crossing gates and had gotten stuck on the tracks. The train struck the vehicle shortly after.

Police arrested the driver for operating while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident. 

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A man was shot in the back while changing a tire early Tuesday morning in Detroit. 

Police say the shooting happened around 4 a.m. when the victim was driving northbound on Greenfield Road near West McNichols and noticed a flat tire. 

According to police, a Dodge Challenger pulled alongside the victim while he was changing the tire and the passenger allegedly opened fire.

The victim suffered multiple gunshot wounds. Officers say the man drove himself to a local hospital, where he has been listed in critical condition. 

Police are still investigating the incident. Right now, police have no suspects in custody. 

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers have introduced an odd-looking new team mascot — a 7-foot fuzzy creature named Gritty with a wild, orange beard.

The character's debut triggered an outpouring of comments online, including "Good luck sleeping tonight, Flyers fans" and comparisons to ZZ Top and the Muppets. Twitter users created memes with Gritty taking the place of horror-movie villains and splicing his head onto other disturbing images.

The cross-state rival Pittsburgh Penguins tweeted, "lol ok" — to which Gritty responded, "Sleep with one eye open tonight, bird."

Sleep with one eye open tonight, bird. pic.twitter.com/wLmGBa0Oyh

— Gritty (@GrittyNHL) September 24, 2018

The reaction seemed to be exactly what the Flyers were going for. Gritty's final tweet of the day included the message, "Goodnight, internet," and a photo of the crazed-looking mascot squeezing what looked to be Champagne out of a squirt bottle.

Join us in welcoming the newest member of the #Flyers Family, @GrittyNHL!!

Learn more about Gritty: https://t.co/eQRwTtD54w pic.twitter.com/njHQO1824b

— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) September 24, 2018
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After a cloudy and rainy day today, we could see stronger storms developing heading into the night. Some storms may have enough rotation to spawn an isolated tornado. However, the biggest storm threat will be damaging wind gusts over 60 mph. We could also see hail over 3/4" in some thunderstorms.

There is still some uncertainty on how the storms will evolve this evening.  There's a chance the cloud cover we see through the day keeps the instability low enough tonight where storms do not turn severe.  However, the low level jet (south/southeast winds) could become strong enough to create rotation in a few storms, as a cold front draws closer to southeast Michigan overnight. The strengthening wind shear will at least bring the chance of gusty winds, frequent lightning and heavy rain tonight.

The overall risk of tornadoes is still low, but there is a slightly higher chance of rotating storms from Ann Arbor to Detroit and to the south; across northern Indiana and Ohio, than areas to the north.

TIMING:

Strong storms are possible from 7pm to 2am.

POTENTIAL IMPACTS:

- Damaging wind gusts 60+mph
- Weak isolated tornadoes
- Hail 3/4" or greater
- Frequent lightning
- Heavy rain

HOW TO PREPARE:

- Keep phones and tablets charged
- Unplug electronics that do not have a surge protector
- Have a kit with batteries ready in case the power goes out

We will keep you updated on Channel 7, on our WXYZ Facebook page, and through our WXYZ app.
 

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UPDATE: Taylor Police say the lockdown has been lifted. No word on whether the suspect has been apprehended. 

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Taylor High School is currently under lockdown due to a nearby police situation, according to Taylor Schools Superintendent Ben Williams. 

School officials learned Tuesday morning that a local man made "multiple threats on social media, and one of those threat was against the high school."

Taylor police officers are on-site at the school to ensure safety from the possible threat in the surrounding area. 

Officers are actively looking for the suspect and the school will remain in "heightened secure mode" until the situation has been resolved, according to Superintendent Williams. 

Stay with Action News for updates. 

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Governor Rick Snyder a solution still has not been reached in the road building dispute between union members and contractors.

The governor said he sat down with both Operating Engineers 324 and MITA with the goal of reaching a short term or long term solution, or at the very least a short-term solution and then have discussions going on.

"We weren't able to get a short or long-term solution, it was clear the parties were not in agreement," Snyder said.

The governor said both parties did talk about staying in touch and following up later this week and asked them to reflect on their positions.

"I'm not happy, this is not a good situation," Snyder said. 

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The food services worker accused of spitting on pizza at Comerica Park is facing a felony charge for the incident.

Jaylon Kerley, 20, of Detroit has been charged in connection with spitting on pizza dough he was preparing while working at a concession stand in Comerica Park.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE ARRAIGNMENT

He has been charged with one count of Food Law Violations, MCL 289.5107(2), a 4-year felony, and one count of Food Law Violations, MCL 289.5107(1), a 90-day misdemeanor.

He will be arraigned Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m.

On Sept. 21, Kerley allegedly spat on a pizza he was preparing and covered his saliva with pizza sauce. The incident, which happened at stand 115 on the lower level behind home plate, was captured on video that soon went viral and was reported to the head of security at Comerica Park.

Kerley was arrested on Sept. 23 and was fired as a result of the incident.

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