Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 2:40 p.m. EST
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Federal agencies are pushing back against criticism that they entrapped hundreds of foreigners who enrolled in a fake school the agencies opened in an effort to fight visa fraud, saying those who enrolled knew they were not signing up for a real school. The U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan and head of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s investigative division in Detroit sent statements to the Detroit Free Press on Friday maintaining the school’s legitimacy. The students’ lawyers have said they believe their clients were entrapped and did not know the school was fake when they enrolled.
CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A man who crashed his vehicle into a utility pole in suburban Detroit has been charged in the death of his 7-year-old son. Police say Arturo Molina Mendez was drinking before the weekend crash in Macomb County. He’s charged with operating while intoxicated causing death. The boy, who was in the back seat, was declared dead at a hospital. Mendez is due in court Monday. Prosecutor Eric Smith says any grief doesn’t diminish the driver’s responsibility.
HONOR, Mich. (AP) — A Detroit-area woman remains missing after a weekend search with police, dogs and volunteers in the northern Lower Peninsula. Adrienne Quintal’s family says trail dogs picked up her scent but cadaver dogs did not. A sister, Jenny Bryson, says the search will resume at some point but weather will be a key factor. The 47-year-old Quintal was reported missing in October from a family cabin in Benzie County, about 20 miles southwest of Traverse City. Sheriff Ted Schendel says it’s a rough “swampy area.” There is a $10,000 reward for information.
DETROIT (AP) — Police say children discovered four overdose victims at a Detroit house, including three who died. A man was revived by medics Sunday while a woman and two other men died. They ranged in age from 25 to 30. Two girls, ages 6 and 8, made the discovery.