Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 2:40 p.m. EST
DETROIT (AP) — A federal judge has ordered the U.S. government to release about 100 Iraqi nationals who are under deportation orders but have been in custody for more than six months. It’s the latest ruling from U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith in a dispute that began in 2017 when the government began rounding up Iraqis living in the U.S. with criminal records. He says Iraq has repeatedly told the Trump administration that it only will accept people who are willing to leave the U.S.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A Michigan company is acquiring Martin’s Super Markets, an Indiana-based chain. SpartanNash Co. announced the deal Tuesday. Martin’s is based in South Bend and has 21 stores and 3,500 employees in northwestern Indiana and southwestern Michigan. SpartanNash supplies grocery stores and also owns stores, including Family Fare and D&W Fresh Market.
DETROIT (AP) — A judge has ordered a Michigan man to surrender two antique lighthouse lenses worth at least $600,000, months after the collector lost a court battle with the federal government. Judge Mark Goldsmith told Steve Gronow that he doesn’t want to put him in jail. He set a new February deadline. Coast Guard officials recently went to Gronow’s Howell mansion and weren’t allowed to pass through a gate. He was supposed to give up the lenses last summer.
DETROIT (AP) — A state agency that certifies police officers says it will study the large number of civilian officers who operate with no oversight. The Detroit Free Press says a three-member committee has been formed by the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards, weeks after the newspaper reported that the state hasn’t created training requirements for the civilian officers. Michael Wendling, chairman of the commission, says the issue will be a priority in 2019.