NEW YORK - Fans are mourning Aretha Franklin at some of the places where the legendary singer performed.
Several people, some visibly mourning, walked or drove by New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit Thursday morning after news of Franklin's death was announced. Franklin's voice on some of the songs she made hits streamed from the second floor of a home across the street.
Franklin's father was the pastor at New Bethel Baptist, and it is where she learned the fundamentals of gospel music.
Karen Weary, 62, also walked to the church to pay respects to Franklin after learning of her death. She was "the Queen of Detroit," Weary said.
In New York, fans gathered outside the Apollo Theater in New York, paying tribute to the singer as the marque flashed news of her death: "Honoring Apollo Legend Aretha Franklin 1942 - 2018" and "Rest in Peace Aretha Franklin Queen of Soul."
One fan, Lillian Coggins-Watson drove to the theater from her home on Long Island this morning after hearing the news. She recalled how, as a teenager in North Carolina, there was only a half hour of soul music a day on local radio and she would listen hoping to hear Franklin's voice.
MADISON, WIS. (AP) - Madison officials say Federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents violated city policy by detaining at least six immigrants without letting police know ahead of time.
Madison Police Chief Mike Koval says the department has a working relationship with ICE, but the federal agency did not follow protocol. Koval says ICE has agreed to call the assistant police chief before making arrests in Madison. This time the agency called the Dane County Communications Center.
Koval says the arrests were made at separate workplaces and are not considered to be part of a raid. He says the community is in "hyper-warp distress mode."
Madison Mayor Paul Soglin says ICE told city officials the people arrested are believed to have committed serious crimes, but he does not know the specifics of the investigation.
WOODRUFF - Ascension Wisconsin Spirit Medical Transport hosted a fun-filled day for family and friends on Saturday.
This comes about five months after one of its helicopters crashed, killing three Spirit employees.
Regional manager Charles Kotke said those men were in mind today,
"Today is a day of bringing people together, as well as a celebration of our 25 year anniversary," said Kotke. "This team did an amazing job getting us back to caring for our patients and doing what we need to do to care of our community."
Flight paramedics showed off the aircrafts to people and the helicopter was a big hit.
"They definitely like to look at the aircrafts. See how we transport patients from point A to point B," said Northern Region Supervisor Ryan Short.
Next Saturday, Spirit is celebrating with more associates. The second part of the celebration will be in Stevens Point.
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