Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 3:40 a.m. EST
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Extremely cold, record-breaking temperatures are settling across parts of the Midwest after a powerful snowstorm pounded the region overnight Monday, and forecasters are describing the subzero weather on the way as potentially life-threatening. Minneapolis Public Schools announced there would be no classes through Wednesday, when the region will experience frigidly low temperatures not seen in a quarter century. Chicago Public Schools says it’s monitoring the weather for possible closures.
DETROIT (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board says the partial government shutdown stopped it from sending investigators to 22 accidents involving 32 deaths. The agency says it will now begin investigations, but evidence may have been lost that could prevent finding a cause.
DETROIT (AP) — Lawyers for Detroit are asking a judge to reduce a $3.5 million verdict for a man who was arrested in a case of mistaken identity. Marvin Seales was in custody for two weeks in 2012 before the mistake was cleared up. The trial centered on the actions of a Detroit police officer, Tom Zberkot, who made the arrest. The officer’s lawyers say $3.5 million in compensatory and punitive damages is excessive. Seales says the jury verdict should stand.
DETROIT (AP) — Henry Ford Health System in Detroit is implementing temporary visitor restrictions at six hospitals to protect patients, employees and visitors from the spread of the flu. The system says visitors can be no younger than 12 and patients with flu-like symptoms and have scheduled appointments or procedures should wear a mask and maintain proper hand hygiene.