Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. EST

CALUMET, Mich. (AP) — The FBI has arrested a man in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula who is accused of joining the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. The detail was disclosed in a request to search a car for evidence about Karl Dresch’s trip to Washington. The car was seized after he was arrested Tuesday in Calumet in Houghton County. A criminal complaint in federal court was also filed against Dresch. Dresch is due to appear in court by video Wednesday. The search warrant request is loaded with details about Dresch’s social media postings related to the assault at the Capitol. He joked about the use of tear gas by police. Dresch said, “I love masks now!”  

DETROIT (AP) — President Donald Trump has commuted the 28-year prison sentence of disgraced former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, who was convicted on federal corruption charges and has served about seven years. The announcement Wednesday came in a flurry of clemency action in the final hours of Trump’s White House term. A White House statement notes that prominent members of the Detroit community supported the Democrat’s commutation and that while in prison Kilpatrick has “taught public speaking classes and has led Bible Study groups.” Kilpatrick was convicted in 2013 of racketeering conspiracy, fraud, extortion and tax crimes. The government called it the “Kilpatrick enterprise,” a yearslong scheme to shake down contractors and reward allies.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is proposing a $5.6 billion plan to combat and recover from the coronavirus pandemic, including the use of billions in federal relief and $575 million in surplus state funds. The request will go to Michigan’s Republican-led Legislature on Wednesday, less than a month after Congress and President Trump enacted additional COVID-19 aid. A major facet of the Democratic governor’s proposal would allocate $2 billion — $300 million of it state dollars — to help K-12 schools offer the option of in-person instruction by March 1 and to address pandemic-related learning loss.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Attorneys for former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder are telling prosecutors that the Flint water case should be dismissed because he was charged in the wrong county. Snyder was charged last week with two misdemeanor counts of willful neglect of duty. The former Republican governor was indicted by a Genesee County judge who sat as a grand juror and considered evidence presented by prosecutors. Snyder lawyer Brian Lennon says in a letter to prosecutors Tuesday the allegations occurred at the governor’s office in Lansing. Snyder is among nine people charged in a new investigation of the crisis. A hearing took place Tuesday in Snyder’s case and the next hearing is scheduled for Feb. 23.