Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 2:40 p.m. EST
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Police say a person driving a moped has died following a crash at Michigan State University involving a salt truck. University police Capt. Doug Monette tells the Lansing State Journal the crash happened about 7:50 a.m. Tuesday. The stretch of roadway where the crash occurred at the East Lansing school’s campus was closed for about three hours afterward. The cause of the crash is under investigation.
CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A Detroit-area couple has been charged in the opioid overdose of their 18-month-old daughter who died on Christmas Day. Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith told the Detroit Free Press that an autopsy showed Ava Floyd had ingested up to 15 times the amount of fentanyl authorities had seen in the county’s last 30 overdose deaths. Smith’s office says 28-year-old Antonio Floyd and 27-year-old Shantanice Barksdale were arraigned Monday and jailed on second-degree murder charges.
DETROIT (AP) — Officials have lifted a boil-water advisory for downtown Detroit and nearby areas that was issued after a weekend water main break. The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department and the Great Lakes Water Authority announced the update Tuesday morning after they say two rounds of testing showed no bacterial contamination. The affected area included hotels and Cobo Center, where the annual North American International Auto Show opened Monday for news media from around the world.
BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan beet sugar company will pay $562,500 in fines and environmental restoration costs for air and water pollution violations under a deal with the state Department of Environmental Quality. The agreement settles a lawsuit the DEQ filed against Michigan Sugar Co. in August 2017. In addition to fixing its pollution problems, the company will restore two rock reefs to create fish habitat in Lake Huron’s Saginaw Bay.