News Minute: Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 8:40 a.m. EDT
DETROIT (AP) - A federal appeals court appears to be on the side of Michigan prisoners seeking credit for good behavior. A judge recently struck down a law that retroactively cut off good behavior or discipline credits for prisoners who were convicted of committing murder when they were teens. An appeals court on Wednesday refused the state's request to freeze that decision. The court also says the state appears unlikely to win an appeal.
ROCKFORD, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan couple with 13 sons has welcomed a 14th into the family. Jay and Kateri Schwandt's latest addition was born Wednesday evening, five days before the baby's expected due date. He weighs 8 pounds, 4 ounces and is 21 inches long. As with their last few children, the couple decided against learning the baby's sex before the birth. Jay Schwandt was happy that mom and baby had a safe delivery. The Schwandts live in Rockford, north of Grand Rapids.
PAVILION TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Several law enforcement officers are on leave after authorities say they fatally shot a man who refused to leave a mobile home park in southwestern Michigan. The Kalamazoo County sheriff's office says deputies responded around midday Wednesday to Pavilion Estates mobile home park in Pavilion Township after the manager reported a man and woman wouldn't leave. Undersheriff James Van Dyken says officers tried to talk the man into surrendering, but he reportedly pointed a gun at officers.
DETROIT (AP) - DTE Energy says it's wrapping up power restoration efforts for customers who lost service amid freezing rain, high winds and snow amid a weekend ice storm. The Detroit-based utility says crews have restored electricity to 99 percent of the 390,000 customers affected by the storm. It said Wednesday night that the about 5,000 homes and businesses still without power should have it back by the end of the day Thursday.
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