Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 3:40 p.m. EDT
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan prison inmate who said she was stung by a bee has died after being discharged from a hospital. Corrections Department spokesman Chris Gautz says Lisa Marie Johnston collapsed Friday while pushing another inmate in a wheelchair at the women’s prison in Washtenaw County. She died two hours after she had been returned to the prison. The 37-year-old was taken to a hospital on Wednesday.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s attorney general says she’ll move to shut down an oil pipeline in the Great Lakes if the governor can’t find a “swift and straightforward” resolution. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is open to allowing construction of tunnel to house a new segment of Line 5 in the channel where Lakes Huron and Michigan meet, but has concerns her predecessor’s plan would keep the existing pipeline in the water too long.
DETROIT (AP) — A special prosecutor who spent three years leading a criminal investigation of the Flint water scandal has been fired. The Michigan attorney general’s office is tying Todd Flood’s departure to the recent discovery of 23 boxes of records related to the water crisis. The boxes, found in a state basement, were disclosed in a court filing Friday. Flood’s contract was terminated April 16. Solicitor General Fadwa Hammoud says evidence was not properly pursued “from the onset of this investigation.”
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan’s commencement will have an unusual group sitting among this year’s graduating class _ triplets who are readying to part for the first time. The Lansing State Journal reports that Abby, Seraphina and Zoey Provenzano’s time attending the same university will come to an end on May 4, when they all graduate with about 3.9 grade point averages. The triplets started college together four years ago after they were all named valedictorians at Alma High School.