BC-MI–Michigan News Digest 1:30 pm, MI

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LANSING, Mich. _ Michigan’s Republican-led Senate has voted to ban a common second-trimester abortion procedure, pushing ahead with legislation that would likely be vetoed by Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. The bills would prohibit physicians from performing a “dismemberment abortion,” the non-medical term for dilation and evacuation used by anti-abortion advocates, except to save a woman’s life. By David Eggert. SENT: 510 words. Will be updated.


—XGR–ABORTION-MICHIGAN-THE LATEST: The Latest on the Michigan Legislature’s consideration of anti-abortion bills. Will be updated as developments occur.


DETROIT _ Two national organizations pushing for federal legislation on reparations for descendants of African American slaves are bringing their agendas and messages to Detroit. The Detroit-based Reparations Labor Union has scheduled a summit in June, which later the same week will be followed by the national conference for the Washington-based National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America, also known as N’Cobra. The events come as a national dialogue on reparations is underway. By Corey Williams. SENT: 930 words, photo, video.


MASON, Mich. _ A man has been charged with murder in the deaths of two women who were found fatally beaten after he allegedly showed cellphone photos of the bodies to police during a traffic stop in central Michigan. Authorities went to court Monday to get warrants against 27-year-old Kiernan Brown in the deaths of 26-year-old Kaylee Ann Brock and 32-year-old Julie Ann Mooney. Police found their bodies Friday in separate Lansing-area communities. Brown is due in court Tuesday. SENT: 150 words, photo. Will be updated. Developing from 3 p.m. ET court hearing.


PORT CLINTON, Ohio _ High water on Lake Erie has been flooding streets and houses in Ohio, and residents are bracing for more problems. The water levels are expected to approach records this summer. All the Great Lakes have been rising for several years and now are seeing an increase from winter’s melting snow and recent heavy rains. SENT: 310 words, photo.


—GYM–DOCTOR-SEXUAL ASSAULT: Prosecutors have issued arrest warrants for seven people accused of defrauding a victims’ counseling fund Michigan State University established in the wake of a sex abuse scandal involving a former sports doctor.

—PROSECUTOR-SPENDING: State police armed with household tools have searched the home of the Macomb County prosecutor in an investigation of how his office spent money.

—WRONGLY CONVICTED-TEEN: A man who spent eight years in prison has cleared a key hurdle in a lawsuit against Detroit police who are accused of creating evidence against him in the murders of four people.

—HUMAN REMAINS-LOT: A man has been sentenced to 27 to 40 years in prison for the slaying of his wife, whose remains were found in suburban Detroit, including some embedded in cement.

—SMALL PLANE-SEARCH: Authorities say searches haven’t turned up signs of a small plane that went missing while flying over Lake Michigan.

—PACKAGING MANUFACTURER-EXPANSION: A Michigan-based packaging manufacturing company is planning a $3 million expansion in central Indiana.

—WATER INFRASTRUCTURE-FUNDING: Several Michigan communities will receive federal funds to improve rural water and wastewater infrastructure.



DETROIT _ The Detroit Tigers host the Houston Astros on Tuesday in the second game of a three-game home series. The Tigers lost game one Monday. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m. ET.


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