Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 1:40 a.m. EST
DETROIT (AP) — A 28-year-old convicted felon has been arraigned in the fatal shooting of a Detroit police officer and the wounding of another as they searched for him following a home invasion on the city’s west side. The Wayne County prosecutor’s office says JuJuan Parks was in 36th District Court Thursday. A probable cause conference was scheduled for Dec. 19. Parks faces 16 charges including first-degree premeditated murder and three counts of assault with intent to murder. Parks was arrested after a third officer shot him in the arm as he tried to flee from the home. Officer Rasheen McClain was shot Nov. 20 in the neck and later died.
PETOSKEY, Mich. (AP) — A Canadian-based energy transportation company’s preparation of a proposed tunnel that would house a petroleum pipeline caused a borehole to collapse in Michigan, which left debris in the waterway. Petosky News-Review reports that Enbridge Energy had been collecting rock and soil samples, which it finished Sept. 12. But documents obtained by the newspaper show that the company did not report the incident to Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy until Nov. 19. The tunnel would enclose the Straits of Mackinac’s portion of the 66-year-old pipeline, which is also known as Enbridge Line 5. It runs from Superior, Wisconsin to Sarnia, Ontario.
DETROIT (AP) — Michigan officials are investigating a spill of an unknown volume of construction aggregate material into the Detroit River from an industrial site with a history of environmental contamination. The Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy says the release happened Nov. 26 after an apparent collapse of a dock or shoreline at the Detroit Bulk Storage property. The stage agency plans to investigate the area from a boat Friday.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Residents who were falsely accused of defrauding Michigan’s unemployment benefits system have won another legal victory. The state appeals court ruled Thursday that their lawsuit seeking damages from the state should proceed. The 3-0 decision came after the Michigan Supreme Court in April decided in favor of the plaintiffs on a separate issue. Between 2013 and 2015, a disastrous automated computer system at Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency wrongly accused thousands of people of collecting excessive benefits based on discrepancies in reported earnings, hours worked and other information.