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Morning Buzz: 5 things to know for September 22

Posted at 10:42 AM, Sep 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-22 10:42:53-04

1. Michigan State University will be honoring former punter Mike Sadler today.

The Forest Hills Northern Grad is among eight former Spartan athletes that will be inducted into the Michigan State Athletics Hall of Fame.

The former all-American punter was the first four time academic all-American in school history, and was a four year starter at MSU from 2011 to 2014.

He died in a car accident in Wisconsin in July.

The formal induction ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. in East Lansing, and there will be a special recognition during the Michigan State-Wisconsin football game on Saturday.

2. Drug maker Pfizer is expanding in West Michigan.

Wednesday, crews broke ground on the company's warehouse expansion in Portage.

It's the first portion of a two part, $146 million project that includes building a new work center.

This comes after the city gave the company a tax break last year.

Pfizer is planning to invest $800 million in the city over the next seven years.

3. Hillary Clinton’s daughter Chelsea is planning to be in Michigan today, to make the case for her mom's campaign.

Her two day tour of the state includes a stop at the Richard App gallery on Cherry Street in Grand Rapids this afternoon.

She'll also be at Michigan State this evening and is planning on two stops in Flint on Friday.

Back in March, she made stops in Flint and Detroit ahead of the presidential primary.

4. Meanwhile the Trump campaign opened up a new office in Muskegon County Wednesday.

Several people toured the new location during the ribbon cutting.

It's one of several offices in Michigan, pushing to get Trump and his running mate, Indiana governor Mike Pence, into the White House.

5. Facebook now has some competition as Google’s messaging app has been released.

The app, called "Allo," is now available for download. The company announced development plans back in May. It includes group messaging and can add photos to your messages.

Google says the app can do even more as it learns from your conversations, suggests things for you to say, and mimic your speech style.

You can't make video and audio calls, but google already has a separate app for that, called "Duo".