Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 3:40 p.m. EST
MUNISING, Mich. (AP) — A Farmington Hills couple is celebrating Christmas with their one-eyed dog that was found seven days after it disappeared in the forests of Pictured Rocks National Lake Shore in the Upper Peninsula. MLive reports that the husky mix named Ein was tagging along Dec. 15 as its owners Sarah Cortez and Alex Beyer when it vanished Another couple found it walking along a week later and the dog was returned to its owners.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Almost 7,000 foster children across Michigan can thank to a guy who lives a lot closer than the North Pole for their Christmas presents. His name is Mike Pipia and he’s a global logistics manager for the Auburn Hills-based Guardian Industries Corp. The Lansing State Journal reports that Pipia has been making sure kids in need have a gift to open for 30 years.
DETROIT (AP) — A memorial gathering is scheduled for retired federal Judge Barbara Hackett. The U.S. District Court in Detroit says the service will be held from 5-8 p.m. Friday at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church in Brighton. A Mass of the Resurrection is scheduled at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Hackett died Sunday in her Brighton home. She was 90. She spent more than two decades on the federal bench in Detroit as a magistrate and district judge.
NEW ERA, Mich. (AP) — That old Christmas tree may look like garbage to you once the holidays are over, but it looks like something else to a goat: Dinner. So the folks at the 700-acre Lewis Farms and Petting Zoo in the western Michigan community of New Era are asking area residents to let them turn the trees into feasts for their goats, BamBam, Becca and twins Bubba and Gump. The farm owners say the tree needles are a healthy meal.