Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 2:40 p.m. EST

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — A judge has declined to stop a three-week ban on indoor dining in Michigan, the latest coronavirus restriction imposed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration. Federal Judge Paul Maloney says a restraining order isn’t appropriate, especially when the state hasn’t had a chance to respond to the lawsuit. The Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Association sued to try to stop the indoor dining ban that began Wednesday. The group said restaurants can take further steps to minimize the coronavirus without cutting off customers.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michigan state legislators are headed to the White House as President Donald Trump makes an extraordinary and sure-to-be futile attempt to block Joe Biden’s victory in the battleground state and subvert the results of the 2020 presidential election. The state has yet to certify its results for Biden, who won Michigan by 154,000 votes. Trump and his allies have been trying to convince judges and lawmakers in the state to set aside the popular vote and swap in Republican-chosen electors. It is part of a flurry of legal activity in battleground states, none of it promising for Trump.

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A Grand Rapids man has been sentenced to 5 to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty in a 2017 hit-and-run crash that killed two 13-year-old girls in Flint. A Genesee Circuit court judge sentenced Jerry Turnbow on Thursday in the August 2017 deaths of Ashyrinta Clemons and her best friend, Tatiana Brown. WNEM-TV reports Turnbow pleaded no contest to six charges, including two counts of reckless driving causing death. He was sentenced to 5 to 15 years on each count, and ordered to serve those sentences concurrently. At Thursday’s sentencing, relatives testified about the pain and loss the girls’ deaths had caused.

LANSING, Mich (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has repeated her plea to Michigan residents to limit gatherings at Thanksgiving and keep loved ones safe. Whitmer’s appeal Thursday came as the health department reported 7,500 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus and 134 deaths. Instead of joining the big-box crowds that come with Black Friday shopping, the governor is encouraging residents to shop at small local businesses. Thursday was the second day of a three-week shutdown of indoor dining at restaurants and bars, the Whitmer administration’s latest strategy to reduce spread of the virus. In-person classes at high schools and colleges are also prohibited. Casinos, theaters and exercise classes are closed.