Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. EDT
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a Lansing man has been charged in the theft of property from a vehicle parked at the official residence of Michigan’s governor. The Lansing State Journal reports Monday 24-year-old Dequinderick Jones was charged over the weekend with larceny from a motor vehicle and breaking and entering a vehicle. Michigan State Police say a Bluetooth speaker was stolen Thursday from a vehicle belonging to a daughter of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Authorities have made an arrest in South Dakota after the body of a missing woman was found in a river in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The body of 46-year-old Tamara LaFramboise was recovered from a river in Menominee County by sheriff’s deputies last Saturday. The South Dakota woman was last seen March 1 at her apartment west of Yankton.
ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) — Officials say a woman allegedly tried to open an exit aboard a flight from Indianapolis to Detroit but was restrained by fellow passengers. A spokeswoman for Detroit Metropolitan Airport says the woman may have been suffering from a medical issue and was restrained until the plane safely landed Monday evening. The woman was taken into custody, but the airport says a preliminary investigation suggests the woman didn’t have criminal intent. The FBI is also investigating.
WHITE CLOUD, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has declared a state of emergency for Newaygo County in western Michigan after heavy rains and melting snow caused flooding. The declaration announced Tuesday makes available all state resources in cooperation with local efforts. A local disaster declaration was issued last week in Newaygo County, where the White River and the Muskegon River receded this week after overflowing their banks. More than 130 homes and businesses were damaged.