Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 3:40 a.m. EDT
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Former Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon has been ordered to stand trial on charges she lied about her knowledge of allegations against now-imprisoned ex-sports doctor Larry Nassar. Eaton County District Judge Julie Reincke ruled Monday. The ruling came after it was disclosed that Michigan State trustee Nancy Schlichting resigned Saturday over the governing board’s decision to drop a promised independent investigation into the handling of complaints against Nassar.
WASHINGTON (AP) — General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, Toyota and many others in the auto industry are siding with the Trump administration in a lawsuit over whether California has the right to set its own greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy standards. The companies and the Association of Global Automakers say they plan to intervene in a lawsuit filed by the Environmental Defense Fund against the administration over California’s right to set its own standards.
GROSSE POINTE, Mich. (AP) — Two young brothers have died following a fire in a suburban Detroit home. WDIV-TV reports that the fire was reported Monday morning in Grosse Pointe, just east of Detroit. Officials say firefighters found the boys incapacitated and trying to hide from the smoke. The cause of the fire is under investigation. The boys were in fourth and fifth grade at Richard Elementary in Grosse Pointe Farms.
KINGSLEY, Mich. (AP) — Police say two Michigan prison officers found dead last week were shot. Authorities in Grand Traverse County won’t say it was a murder-suicide, although they say there is no threat to the public. Tara Kelley and Angelina Winn were found dead Friday at their home near Kingsley. Both transferred to Oaks Correctional Facility, near Manistee, after the Pugsley prison closed.