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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Strong storms are possible from 7pm to 2am.
- 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
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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.
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.