Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 4:40 p.m. EDT
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A Flint-area woman has been sentenced to two life prison terms in the fatal shootings of two women who worked in the leasing office of the apartment complex where she lived. Fifty-seven-year-old Jacquelyne Tyson learned her punishment Tuesday after being found guilty in the July 2016 slayings of Lyric Work and Tamara Johnson at the Grand Oaks Apartments leasing office in Grand Blanc.
DETROIT (AP) — Fire officials in Detroit are investigating the cause of a house explosion on the city’s eastside. The explosion collapsed the home Tuesday afternoon and an ensuing fire scorched at least one neighboring house. No injuries were reported. Officials were looking into a possible natural gas leak. Aaron Roy was doing renovations across the street when the explosion occurred. Roy says the explosion caused the doors and windows of the house to burst outward. The house then fell in on itself.
PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A judge is expected to consider a request for a handwriting expert to examine wills discovered in couch cushions after Aretha Franklin’s death. A hearing is scheduled Tuesday in Oakland County Probate Court, north of Detroit. A handwritten 2014 document shows Franklin apparently wanted her son, Kecalf Franklin, to serve as the representative of her estate, which might be worth millions. But lawyers for Franklin’s estate have said “there is no basis” to believe Kecalf Franklin has those skills.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The city of Ann Arbor has decided against banning dog walkers from the city’s cemetery. The Ann Arbor News reports City Council voted 11-0 Monday night to adopt new rules for Fairview Cemetery, adding some restrictions on pets but not banning them as staff proposed. The cemetery contains graves dating back to the 1800s. The person who maintains the cemetery under contract with the city has complained about dogs running off leash and poop left behind on graves.