Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 1:40 a.m. EST
DETROIT (AP) — Prosecutors say the former owners of a Detroit-area restaurant deserve seven years in prison for the deaths of five immigrants who didn’t escape a house fire. A teenager and four men from Mexico were in the U.S. illegally, working at a restaurant owned by Roger Tam and wife Ada Mei Lei. They died in 2016 while living in the basement of a home also owned by the couple. Tam and Lei will be sentenced Tuesday for harboring immigrants.
DETROIT (AP) — A woman who says she worked for U.S. Rep. John Conyers for more than a decade says he slid his hand up her skirt and rubbed her thighs while she was sitting next to him in the front row of a church. Elisa Grubbs made the allegations in an affidavit released by her attorney, Lisa Bloom. Conyers’ attorney dismissed the new allegations. The 88-year-old Democrat is expected to speak on a Detroit radio show Tuesday about his future.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — State officials say five ruffed grouse have tested positive for the West Nile Virus. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says it marks the first time the disease has been confirmed in the state’s ruffed grouse population. The five birds were collected from August through October in Iron, Delta, Roscommon and Missaukee counties. Two were found dead and three were shot by hunters.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s attorney general is urging Michigan State University to give him an internal report on a campus doctor who sexually assaulted young gymnasts. Attorney General Bill Schuette says the findings by a former federal prosecutor “will be critical to understanding the full picture” of Larry Nassar’s crimes, especially whether other people are responsible. His letter to President Lou Anna Simon was released Monday.