Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 3:40 a.m. EDT
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says she will appeal a judge’s decision to block enforcement of the state’s new ban on flavored electronic cigarettes. The Democrat issued a statement Tuesday calling the ruling “wrong” and saying it “sets a dangerous precedent” of a court second-guessing the expert judgment of public health officials.
DETROIT (AP) — An end to the monthlong strike at General Motors may be in sight. GM CEO Mary Barra joined negotiators at the bargaining table Tuesday seeking a deal to end the strike by the United Auto Workers union. A person briefed on the talks says Barra and GM President Mark Reuss were in the bargaining room early Tuesday but left later in the morning as committees began work on specific contract language. The person didn’t want to be identified because the talks are confidential.
EASTPOINTE, Mich. (AP) — Prosecutors have filed 11 criminal counts against a Detroit man in connection with the shootings of six people outside a suburban bar. Forty-seven-year-old Lenny Whitfield was charged Tuesday with five counts of assault with intent to murder and six firearms charges. Police say four men and two women were shot early Saturday in the parking lot outside the Last Call Bar in Eastpointe.
MARION, Mich. (AP) — Police say a man fell onto a large knife and died after a police officer shocked him with a stun gun in northwestern Michigan. State police say 29-year-old Calvin James Schwab died Friday in Marion, about 155 miles northwest of Detroit. Police officers called to the scene of a domestic dispute found the man near his family’s home and ordered him to kneel. Schwab complied but also pulled out a knife. An officer fired a stun gun into his back, causing him to fall forward onto the knife.