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

MARYSVILLE, Mich. (AP) — A city council candidate in Michigan shocked a public forum when she said she wants to keep “Marysville a white community as much as possible.” Jean Cramer made the comment Thursday in response to a question about diversity in Marysville, a city in St. Clair County, 55 miles northeast of Detroit. Cramer is one of five candidates running for three council seats in November. Mayor Dan Damman says Cramer’s comments were “vile” and “jaw-dropping.”

DETROIT (AP) — A court says University of Michigan’s president doesn’t have to become personally involved in a sexual misconduct case against a student. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals blocked an order Friday by federal Judge Arthur Tarnow to have President Mark Schlissel appear in Detroit for a conference in open court. A graduate student accused of sexual misconduct, identified as John Doe, is suing the university, saying his rights were violated.

PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — An ex-convict accused of embezzling more than $1 million from a nonprofit group in Port Huron has been sentenced to at least 10 years in prison. Richard Hartwick of Okemos was an accountant for more than a decade at Blue Water Center for Independent Living, which helps disabled people. He apologized to people in the courtroom Thursday. The judge exceeded the recommended sentence, partly because he doubts Hartwick will be able to repay nearly $1.5 million.

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A state panel will hear from experts and the public about ways to reduce the number of people in Michigan jails while still protecting citizens. The Michigan Joint Jail and Pretrial Incarceration Task Force is meeting Friday in Traverse City. The co-chairs are Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist II and Bridget McCormack, chief justice of the state Supreme Court. National experts will make presentations Friday morning, while public comments will be taken during the afternoon.