News Minute: Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 8:40 a.m. EDT
ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) - Police say a 7-year-old girl has been killed while trying to cross Interstate 94 after her father was involved in a drunken driving crash. The girl was hit by a car early Sunday near Detroit Metropolitan Airport. State police spokesman Lt. Mike Shaw says the girl had sent text messages seeking help for herself and her dad before she was struck. The girl's father was arrested. The driver who struck the girl was released.
HUBBELL, Mich. (AP) - Officials say court documents were damaged during last month's severe flooding in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The Daily Mining Gazette reports a vault flooded containing circuit, family and probate court records on the Houghton County Courthouse's basement level. The newspaper says an estimate listed more than 3.6 million documents. Clerk Jennifer Lorenz says that without the hard copies people are unable to get some necessary files if they've lost their copies.
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - AAA Michigan says average gas prices statewide have risen about seven cents in the past week to about $3 per gallon. The Dearborn-based auto club says Monday that the average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline is about 65 cents more than at the same point last year. Michigan's lowest average price was about $2.96 per gallon in the Marquette area. The highest was about $3.06 a gallon in the Traverse City area.
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) - Lake Superior State University is breaking ground on what's billed as a year-round center for research and education about upper Great Lakes ecosystems. The Sault Ste. Marie school said the official groundbreaking ceremony is set for Friday at Alford Park along the St. Marys River. University officials say the $12 million center, expected to open in 2021, will aim to blend student training, research opportunities and community awareness.
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