Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 3:40 a.m. EDT
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Enbridge says it has begun installing steel supports on an oil pipeline in Michigan’s Straits of Mackinac, where erosion has created a gap between the line and the lake bottom. The company said Tuesday it had received a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to install 54 supports along the Line 5 pipe in the waterway connecting Lakes Huron and Michigan. The work is expected to be finished later this week.
DETROIT (AP) — An auto engineer has pleaded not guilty in an alleged scheme to fool regulators about the amount of engine pollution emitted from more than 100,000 Fiat Chrysler diesel vehicles. Emanuele Palma entered the plea Tuesday in a Detroit federal court. Prosecutors allege that Palma rigged the software in a total of more than 100,000 diesel-powered Jeep Grand Cherokees and Ram 1500 trucks so that they would perform differently during emissions testing than on the road.
DETROIT (AP) — Twenty people who claim they suffered burns from stream rising out of manhole covers in Detroit are suing companies involved in the operation of steam pipes beneath downtown-area streets. A lawsuit filed Tuesday in Wayne County Circuit Court says injuries included burns to feet and legs. Each person is seeking more than $25,000 in damages.
WASHINGTON (AP) — For months, rookie Democratic lawmakers from swing districts resisted pressure in their party to move ahead on a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump’s conduct. Then came the Ukraine episode, which one freshman calls a “red line.” Accusations that Trump leaned on another country to help defeat a political rival brought freshmen on board the impeachment effort. And House Speaker Nancy Pelosi swung behind the effort.