Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 3:40 a.m. EDT
CINCINNATI (AP) — Miguel Cabrera passed two superstars with a homer, and JaCoby Jones hit a two-run shot in the ninth off Raisel Iglesias, rallying the Detroit Tigers to a 6-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. Jones snapped a 4-4 tie with his homer into the Reds’ bullpen in center field off Raisel Iglesias, who set a Reds record for a reliever with 12 losses last year. Cabrera salvaged his four-strikeout day with a seventh-inning, two-run home run that lifted Detroit to a brief 4-3 lead and ended a tie with Adrian Beltre for 30th place on the career home run list.
DETROIT (AP) — Inmates at Michigan’s state prisons and prisoner rights advocates are raising concerns regarding the heat behind bars because most of the state’s 29 prisons don’t have air conditioning. Advocates say the heat is made worse by precautions set in place to control the coronavirus spread as prisoners are required to always wear reusable masks made of thick cloth that makes it hard to breath through in the heat. A state prison system spokesman says it started distributing lighter-weight masks after receiving several complaints, but prisoners say that is not enough.
MOLINE, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a woman riding a horse was killed when a car ran into a group of horse riders on a rural road in western Michigan. The Allegan County Sheriff’s Office says the collision happened about 9:30 p.m. Friday when a car approaching from behind a group of three horse riders struck two of the animals. One badly injured rider was taken to a hospital from the scene about 15 miles south of Grand Rapids. That rider, 26-year-old Brittany Fender of Schoolcraft, died from her injuries. Another horse rider suffered minor injuries.
WARREN, Mich. (AP) — Police say a construction vehicle fell from a trailer onto a car at a suburban Detroit intersection and killed a 10-year-old girl inside. The backhoe loader was being pulled Saturday by a dump truck that appeared to run a stop light in Warren and was hit by a car, causing the construction equipment to fall onto the car. The girl was sitting in the car’s front passenger seat when she was hit. Police said the girl’s mother was driving and was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.