Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 3:40 a.m. EST
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The Ann Arbor City Council has turned down a request to take action against protesters who are opposed to a special deer hunt. The Ann Arbor News says protesters have appeared at sites where sharpshooters have been hired to kill up to 150 deer this month. Council member Jane Lumm wants the city attorney to issue tickets or file lawsuits to discourage the protests. But her proposal was defeated Monday. Council member Jeff Hayner says protesters “feel unheard.”
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A man accused of killing a woman during sex and then stuffing her body under a motel room bed has been bound over for trial. Thirty-six-year-old Aaron Thornton was bound over Monday on charges of first-degree murder and unlawful imprisonment. He’s accused of strangling 28-year-old Jessica Flood of Flint on June 20 in a room at the Great Western Inn in Mount Morris Township. Her body was found five days later after a motel guest complained about a foul odor.
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Hundreds of people have filled a Detroit-area mosque to honor five family members killed in a wrong-way crash in Kentucky. Mourners offered prayers and other inspiring words Tuesday while a slide show displayed photos of the Abbas family. Issam and Rima Abbas and their three children were killed early Sunday when their SUV was smashed by a pickup truck driven by a suspected drunken driver on Interstate 75 in Lexington, Kentucky.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan has agreed to pay $300,000 to settle a lawsuit by a former employee who claims she was wrongly terminated. MLive.com reports Tuesday that the school signed a settlement agreement on Dec. 3. It was released following a public records request. Amy J. Wang alleged that she was asked by her boss to lie to immigration officials about the duties of another employee. The university denies the allegation.