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

UNDATED (AP) — Nonprofits, businesses and state governments are putting up money and volunteer hours in a battle to keep national parks safe and clean for visitors as the partial U.S. government shutdown lingers. But the makeshift arrangement hasn’t prevented some parks from closing and others from being inundated with trash. Support groups say the donated money and time could run short if the budget impasse lasts much longer. Some are calling for parks to close until the standoff ends.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Department of Corrections is failing to adequately document how it selects which prisons get selected for closure, according to a recent audit report. The Lansing State Journal details that auditors determined in a Dec. 28 report the department failed to show how collecting information on the facilities’ age, condition, economic impact and operational costs plays a role in a prison getting shut down. MDOC closed three prisons from 2016-2018.

DOWAGIAC, Mich. (AP) — A 46-year-old southwestern Michigan man has been charged with murder in connection with the 2016 death of his 2-year-old stepdaughter. Lance Reeves was denied bond by a Cass County judge Friday during the Dowagiac man’s arraignment on charges of open murder and child abuse. The judge entered a not guilty plea for Reeves. It wasn’t immediately clear if he has an attorney.

DETROIT (AP) — The city is temporarily saying “no” to the opening of used auto and salvage yards in Detroit. Mayor Mike Duggan has declared a 1-year moratorium on applications to establish or expand those types of businesses. It goes into effect on April 1. It’s also aimed at used tire storage and sales, scrap iron and metal processors, junk dealers, and auto dismantling and wrecking shops. Duggan’s office says there is concern about the growth of those types of businesses in neighborhoods.