Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 2:40 p.m. EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she doesn’t like the profane language used by one of her new members who predicted the House will impeach President Donald Trump. But Pelosi says it’s no worse than what Trump himself has said. Pelosi said Friday at an MSNBC town hall that she doesn’t agree that the House should move to impeach Trump without more facts. She said, as she has many times before, that impeachment is “divisive” and she wants the new Democratic majority to be unified.
MILAN, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a man serving a 40-year sentence for his role in a child pornography ring has died following a fight involving seven inmates at a federal detention center in southeastern Michigan. A statement Friday from the Federal Bureau of Prisons says Christian Maire had life-threatening injuries following the “altercation” Tuesday at the Milan detention center and was pronounced dead. Three of the other inmates involved and two prison staff members had injuries.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed an executive directive that’s designed to help expand opportunities for certain small businesses and those businesses facing economic challenges. The Democrat’s office says that with the directive signed Friday the Department of Technology, Management, and Budget must work with other state departments, agencies and organizations representing small businesses. It seeks to boost purchases from them and reach more contracts with them.
BEAVER ISLAND, Mich. (AP) — A sheriff says federal authorities have declined to investigate a small plane crash on a Lake Michigan island. The crash last weekend on Beaver Island killed Donald Falik, a 72-year-old pilot from Eaton County, near Lansing. Charlevoix County Sheriff Charles Vondra says the Federal Aviation Administration has no plan to travel to northern Michigan, even when the government shutdown ends. He says he finds it “unusual.”