Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. EDT
LANSING, Mich (AP) — A small Michigan village is pulling together after two dam failures in May. Volunteers in Sanford are still clearing muck and providing supplies to those whose homes were destroyed by floodwaters since there’s no telling when state and federal help will come. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer asked President Donald Trump to declare a major disaster on June 15. That would open up federal resources and financial support for the area. An answer to Whitmer’s request has not been received. State legislation to give the Midland area $6 million to manage damage is sitting in a committee, with the Legislature adjourned for the summer.
DETROIT (AP) — Two women were killed in separate shootings in Detroit overnight, police said Saturday. Police said a 19-year-old woman riding inside a car was killed when a shooter in a passing SUV opened fire around 7:20 p.m. Friday. No other injuries were reported. In the second shooting, police said a 39-year-old woman riding in a car was fatally shot by someone inside a passing car at 12:55 a.m. Saturday. Police said a 40-year-old man and three boys, aged 15, 12 and 9, who were in the same car were wounded.
UNDATED (AP) — A white couple face criminal charges after one of them was captured on video pulling a handgun on a Black woman and her daughters in a restaurant parking lot in Michigan. Oakland County prosecutors say Jillian and Eric Wuestenberg were arrested after Wednesday night’s confrontation and charged Thursday with felonious assault. The sheriff’s office says they were later arraigned and are free on a $50,000 personal bond. The sheriff says that as a condition of the bond, they must turn over all firearms, not engage in “assaultive behavior” and not leave Michigan. They’re next scheduled to appear in court for a probable cause hearing on July 14.
DETROIT (AP) — Census takers have started door-to-door canvassing of homes in Detroit. City officials say efforts through the end of July will be concentrated in southwest Detroit, the lower east side and northeast side, and the Grand River corridor. Census takers will try to reach people who have not yet answered census questions by mail, online or by telephone. Detroit’s current census response rate is 47%. Nearly a dozen community groups have committed to taking part in the canvassing.