Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 2:40 p.m. EST
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Dozens of people at a retirement home in Grand Rapids have been moved to a high school due to a weather-related power outage. Fire Chief John Lehman says about 70 residents at Villa Maria were taken Friday to Union High School, one of two Grand Rapids schools that have been turned into temporary shelters for people without power.
SYLVAN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities are searching for a 15-year-old boy who fell through ice in the Muskegon River in the northern Lower Peninsula. The Osceola County sheriff says two more teens who fell through the ice are safe, but a third teen didn’t get to shore Thursday. A small boat and sonar equipment are being used in the search. Sheriff Justin Halladay described the conditions as “very cold, windy and snowing.”
DETROIT (AP) — The longest-serving member of Congress in American history, former Michigan Rep. John Dingell, has died at age 92. The Democrat was dubbed “Big John” for his imposing 6-foot-3 frame and sometimes intimidating manner. He was a master of legislative deal-making and a staunch advocate for the U.S. auto industry. He was first elected in 1955, to fill the House seat vacated by his late father. His wife was elected to replace him after he retired in 2014. His wife says Dingell died Thursday.
DETROIT (AP) — John Dingell was long known for his wry takes and quick wit alongside his mastery of legislative deal-making. But the longest-serving Congress member’s musings on Twitter drew widespread interest and kept him au courant. Favorite topics and targets for the outspoken Democrat, who died on Thursday at 92, included President Donald Trump and his favorite Michigan sports teams.