Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 3:40 p.m. EDT
TRENTON, Mich. (AP) — Human remains were found at the former home of a suburban Detroit man, more than a week after he died during a standoff with police in Tennessee. Police in Trenton, Michigan, are investigating whether the remains are that of a woman who was living with Mark Eberly. Steven Voss, director of police and fire services in Trenton, says “it’s very possible.” On June 27, Eberly was involved in a shooting with a sheriff’s deputy in Cumberland County, Tennessee, during a traffic stop. Eberly was later found dead in his vehicle about a mile away.
SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — There were no fireworks in Saginaw, Michigan, this Fourth of July. In the midst of a pandemic, there was no safe place to provide a display. The dark skies were a plaintive marker of a nation utterly disrupted in a matter of months. This period of national crisis has not inspired unity. Americans are aiming their anger at each other, talking past each other, invoking race, class and culture. They cannot even agree on the need to wear masks to protect against a deadly virus. A convulsive election looms, but it will not necessarily answer the central issue of American life: Can the United States pull itself together?
UNDATED (AP) — Surveillance video shows at least seven men restraining a Black teenager who later died at a youth facility in Michigan. The footage released Tuesday to reporters by Detroit-area attorney Geoffrey Fieger shows several of the men appearing to pull on and hold 16-year-old Cornelius Fredericks’ arms and legs while others sit or lay atop him because he threw a sandwich in the cafeteria. Authorities have said Fredericks went into cardiac arrest April 29 while being restrained. He died two days later. Fieger represents Fredericks’ estate in a civil lawsuit that says the boy screamed “I can’t breathe” as he was restrained.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s economic development board has authorized a $115 million grant program for small businesses, nonprofits, farms and agricultural processors hurt by the coronavirus pandemic. Entities can start applying July 15. Michigan will disburse the funding to local economic development organizations that will give it to businesses and nonprofits. To qualify for $100 million for businesses and nonprofits, an applicant must have no more than 50 employees. The maximum grant is $20,000. At least 30% of the funds must go to businesses owned by women, minorities or veterans. There also is $10 million for agricultural processors and $5 million for farms.