News Minute: Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 1:40 a.m. EDT
DETROIT (AP) - The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting a 3.6-magnitude earthquake centered in southern Canada. The quake late Thursday near Amherstburg in Ontario, a town of about 21,900 people, was felt in Michigan. Meteorologist Ian Lee of the National Weather Service says the earthquake occurred around 8 p.m. Meteorologist David Gurney says earthquakes of the 3.6 magnitude that occurred Thursday "are rare, but not unheard of in southeast Michigan.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has sued the company he says damaged electric cables and oil pipelines in a Great Lakes channel by dragging a tugboat anchor across them. The lawsuit was filed Thursday in Ingham County Circuit Court against VanEnkevort Tug and Barge Inc. of Escanaba, Michigan. Two cables were damaged April 1 and released about 600 gallons of mineral oil insulation fluid into the Straits of Mackinac, which connects Lake Huron and Lake Michigan.
FLINT, Mich. (AP) - The state of Michigan is defending a decision to cut off free bottled water in Flint, saying tap water now is as "good or better" than in many communities. Attorneys responded Thursday to a request that the state resume water distribution. Federal Judge Judith Levy is holding a hearing Friday. Gov. Rick Snyder announced an end to free water on April 6. Tests show Flint is far below the federal action level for lead.
PAVILION TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Authorities in southwestern Michigan have identified a man who was fatally shot by officers after they say he pointed a gun at them at a mobile home park. The Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office said Thursday that 48-year-old David Teneyuqu died in the confrontation at the mobile home park in Pavilion Township. Deputies went there around midday Wednesday after the manager reported a man and woman wouldn't leave. Michigan State Police are investigating. Several officers have been placed on leave.
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