Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 2:40 p.m. EDT
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s Civil Rights Commission is reprimanding Civil Rights Director Agustin Arbulu for inappropriate comments that he has said objectified women. Chair Alma Wheeler Smith says Arbulu should complete a training program and can’t conduct internal or external training on his own during that time. Arbulu has been director since 2015. He said in a statement that he made “comments objectifying women” and that were “unacceptable and regrettable.”
PORTAGE, Mich. (AP) — The restoration of a WWII-era plane is bringing closure to the family of the veteran who crash-landed it in Lake Michigan but later died in combat. The Kalamazoo Gazette reports that the plane’s last pilot, Lt. John Lendo, made an emergency landing in Lake Michigan in 1944 during a training mission. He survived the crash but died later that year while serving in the Philippines. His body wasn’t recovered. The plane was pulled from the lake in 2009 and is being restored at the Air Zoo in Portage.
SILVER CITY, Mich. (AP) — Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is getting $550,000 in emergency shoreline repairs along a main entry road. MLive.com reports the state says high water levels along Lake Superior and recent storm damage have caused erosion that’s threatening County Road 107. Work is scheduled to begin Monday. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says the work aims to prevent visitors from needing to take an 80-mile detour to get to another park entry point.
TROY, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say three people broke into a suburban Detroit high school caused more than $1,200 in damage while riding a floor cleaning machine through the hallways. The Troy Police Department posted photos on social media of the male suspects in the July 25 break-in at International Academy East High School. On surveillance video, they’re seen riding sometimes two at a time on the machine, crashing into things along the way. Police say musical instruments and furniture were damaged.