Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 1:40 a.m. EST
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State Police say a suspect has been arrested in connection with a bomb threat to the Capitol building. Officials say charges may be brought Friday against a 48-year-old Charlotte man for the threat made early Thursday that closed the building. The call came a day after a violent mob stormed the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to overturn the presidential election. State police cleared employees to return to the Michigan Capitol after conducting a sweep. Lawmakers are not convening until next week. The building is closed to the public except during session days due to coronavirus restrictions.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A top federal prosecutor in Michigan is urging people to give tips to the FBI if they are aware of people who joined a violent mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to overturn the presidential election. U.S. Attorney Matthew Schneider’s jurisdiction covers a 34-county area including metropolitan Detroit. He says investigators will review video surveillance and other evidence. Six Michigan men ranging in age from 25 to 64 were arrested by D.C. police. For were arrested for curfew violations, one for unlawful entry and violating the curfew, and one on gun charges.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Michigan and Illinois have reached a deal with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on funding the next phase of a project to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes. The plan calls for installing fish-repelling mechanisms at the Brandon Road Lock and Dam near Joliet, Illinois. The area is a choke point between the carp-infested Illinois River and Lake Michigan. Both states agreed to pay some of the pre-construction engineering and design costs for the $858 million project. Scientists say if Asian carp reach the Great Lakes, they could out-compete native fish for food and habitat.
DETROIT (AP) — City officials plan to begin scheduling 20,000 COVID-19 vaccination appointments over the next four weeks at Detroit’s downtown convention center for residents 75 and older. Mayor Mike Duggan said Thursday that the number is based on the anticipated supply of vaccines from the state. Scheduling is to start Monday and appointments will begin Wednesday. The no-cost vaccinations will be given at the TCF Center. Persons 65 and older who drive seniors to the center also can get vaccinated for the coronavirus. Voluntary vaccinations for police officers and bus drivers are to start Friday. Vaccinations for other essential workers will follow.