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Detroit Zoo Unveils Design for $21 Million Penguin Conservation Center

Here are the top five stories of the day, from our Patch sites in southeast Michigan.

The Detroit Zoo will soon add 80 penguins to its ranks. Patch file photo
The Detroit Zoo will soon add 80 penguins to its ranks. Patch file photo
Detroit Zoo Unveils Design for $21 Million Penguin Conservation Center: The 24,000-square-foot facility - with a chilled 310,000-gallon, 25-foot deep aquatic center - will be home to 80 penguins of four species: rockhopper, macaroni, king and gentoo.

New Baltimore Police: Poncho's Fire Was Arson: The fire at a popular New Baltimore eatery was intentionally set and investigators are continuing to collect evidence to determine who's responsible, according to New Baltimore police.

Northville Township's Cantoro Italian Market May Open This Fall: Cantoro Italian Market is one of metro Detroit's most popular bakeries, featuring fresh Italian breads each morning. The store's Livonia location has a deli and stocks popular wines, Italian pasta, vegetables and a large selection of olive oils.

Farmington Official Says School Bond Opposition Led to Restaurant Boycott: Farmington PTA Council president Jenn Garland says some parents won't patronize John Cowley & Sons because of Greg Cowley's opposition to the district's bond proposals.

Feds Say Rival Restaurateur's Beating Not an Isolated Incident: Giuseppe "Joe" D’Anna, 60, and Girolamo "Mimmo" D’Anna, 48, are accused of extorting the owner of Nonna’s Italian Kitchen in Shelby Township.

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