Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 2:40 p.m. EST
STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) — Detroit Tigers pitcher Jordan Zimmermann and his wife are giving the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point’s baseball program half a million dollars. The university issued a news release Thursday announcing the donation from Zimmermann and his wife, Mandy.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Freezing rain in western Michigan that’s moving northward is blamed for leaving about 130,000 homes and businesses without power. Consumers Energy says high winds forecast for Thursday and into Friday could bring additional outages as they hit ice-covered wires. Consumers Energy says most of the customers affected around midday Thursday should have power restored by late Sunday. The state also is seeing flooding and snow.
DELTA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a person is in custody after driving a stolen cement truck through a locked gate at a General Motors facility in mid-Michigan and hitting several parked vehicles. The Eaton County sheriff’s office says no one was injured in the early Thursday collisions in Delta Township. The sheriff’s office says the cement truck had been stolen in neighboring Ingham County. The sheriff’s office didn’t say why the person drove the truck to GM’s Customer Care and Aftersales facility.
DETROIT (AP) — Police in Detroit have again found cremated remains inside an abandoned funeral home. The Detroit Free Press reports at least seven sets of cremated remains were found Wednesday in the basement of the former Howell Funeral Home, which has been closed for several years. The newspaper says police conducted the search after it forwarded a tip it received. The removal of the remains is the latest update in ongoing investigations into the alleged mishandling of remains at funeral homes.