News Minute: Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 1:40 a.m. EST
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Drawing strength from one another, scores of women and girls continue to step forward to confront Larry Nassar at the sports doctor's sentencing in Michigan for sexually abusing young female athletes. Originally, fewer than 90 accusers were expected to give statements. But by Monday, the number had grown to more than 140. The judge is praising the women, calling them "sister survivors."
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan doctor who came to the U.S. from Poland as a young child is in jail nearly a week after immigration agents arrested him at his home. It's not clear why Lukasz Niec was taken into custody last Tuesday. He is a legal U.S. resident who works at a Kalamazoo hospital. He has two misdemeanor convictions from high school and an impaired driving conviction from 2008 that was later dismissed.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - State Treasurer Nick Khouri says Flint's mayor and city council now have the ability to conduct most city business without state oversight. Khoury said Monday that state oversight through the Flint Receivership Transition Advisory Board has been diminished after the panel recommended moving the city out of receivership and continuing the process of transitioning to full local control. Mayor Karen Weaver says it's an "exciting development" for her city.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A sentencing hearing for a former sports doctor who sexually assaulted young gymnasts may be nearing the end. Larry Nassar is due back in a Lansing, Michigan, courtroom Tuesday. More than 120 girls and women, including former Olympic gold medalists, have confronted him or had statements read on their behalf over five emotional days of sentencing. At least 20 more victims want to speak.
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