Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 1:40 a.m. EST
DETROIT (AP) — The top House Democrat says Michigan Rep. John Conyers has had a consequential tenure in Congress, “but no matter how great the legacy, it is no license to harass or discriminate.” In a statement Tuesday, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said the women who came forward with allegations of sexual harassment were “owed the justice of this announcement.”
DETROIT (AP) — Lawyers for a Volkswagen senior manager say his U.S. prison sentence shouldn’t exceed 40 months for his role in the automaker’s diesel emissions scandal. Oliver Schmidt will be sentenced Wednesday in Detroit federal court. The U.S. government is asking a judge to send him away for seven years. VW used sophisticated software to cheat emissions rules on nearly 600,000 U.S. vehicles. Schmidt led VW’s engineering and environmental office in Michigan from 2012 to early 2015.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — State officials are kicking off a series of public discussions about the future of twin oil pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac. They’ll take feedback on a consultant’s report analyzing options for Enbridge Inc.’s Line 5. The first meeting is scheduled for Wednesday at 6 p.m. in Taylor. The others will be Dec. 12 in St. Ignace and Dec. 13 in Traverse City.
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court is revisiting the trial of a man who was convicted of killing two people who worked at a suburban Detroit store. Lavere Bryant was convicted of murder in the 2013 deaths of two employees at a Family Dollar store in Dearborn. But the state appeals court said the trial was spoiled when jurors heard about Bryant’s history of sexual harassment and his sex offender status.