Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 3:40 a.m. EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court has struck down a law that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has repeatedly used to manage the coronavirus pandemic. The decision now puts months of restrictions in jeopardy all while COVID-19 continues to flare up. In a 4-3 opinion, the court said the law is unconstitutional because it takes power away from the Legislature. Whitmer says the decision is “deeply disappointing.” The governor says her orders will remain in effect for 21 days. She says she plans to take other action. Republicans in the Legislature have complained that Whitmer failed to use a 1976 law that would have required consultation with lawmakers about emergencies.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has ordered the Upper Peninsula back to phase four of her reopening plan, pointing to a surge of coronavirus cases. The move, which takes effect Oct. 9, will leave just the Traverse City region as the only part of the state in phase five. In phase four, Upper Peninsula residents who can work remotely will be required to do so, and crowd sizes at social gatherings and organized events will have to be smaller. Also, K-12 students will have to wear a mask in class.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden is offering sympathy to President Donald Trump over his coronavirus diagnosis while casting the moment as a reminder of the health crisis facing the United States. Shortly after the White House announced Trump would spend “a few days” at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the Biden campaign said it would take down its negative advertising. Biden said from the battleground state of Michigan that it cannot be a “partisan moment” and that Americans must “come together as a nation.” Biden said Trump’s diagnosis is a “bracing reminder to all of us that we have to take this virus seriously.”

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — Police suspect drugs were at the root of three killings, including the death of a 6-year-old suburban Detroit boy. Warren Police Commissioner William Dwyer hopes federal authorities join the case and seek the death penalty. Michigan doesn’t have the death penalty for murder. No arrests have been made. Detroit police found a man’s body in a burned-out car Thursday. Investigators contacted Warren police to notify the man’s family. Police then found the bodies of the boy and a 28-year-old woman in the basement of a home. Dwyer says only “monsters and godless creatures” would kill a boy execution-style.