Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 4:40 p.m. EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Police say the owner of three dogs is in custody after they killed a 9-year-old Detroit girl as she rode a bike. The girl’s father, Armando Hernandez, says the man was warned that a fence was too flimsy to hold the dogs. He tells radio station WWJ that he’s “speechless” and “empty” after the attack. His efforts at CPR failed to revive her Monday. One dog was shot and killed by a bystander while a medical crew tried to save the girl in an alley. The other dogs were captured.

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The jury has begun deliberating in the sexual assault trial of former Michigan State basketball star Mateen Cleaves. The panel of nine women and three men received the case Tuesday afternoon after attorneys delivered closing arguments. Assistant Wayne County Prosecutor David Champine said the alleged victim didn’t want to have sex with Cleaves and told him so. Defense attorney Michael Manley said the sex was consensual.

HOWELL, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say two people died when a small plane crashed at an airport in southeast Michigan. Livingston County Sheriff Mike Murphy said in a news release that the single-engine Aero Commander M200 aircraft was landing at Spencer J. Hardy Airport near Howell when it crashed Tuesday morning. The Federal Aviation Administration gave a conflicting account, saying the plane was taking off when it crashed. Murphy says two people were aboard and both were killed. Their names haven’t been released.

SUTTONS BAY, Mich. (AP) — A beer company is ensuring that a northern Michigan school district starts the new year with no student lunch debt. A foundation affiliated with Mitten Brewing paid $2,700 to erase unpaid meals and snacks in the Suttons Bay district, near Traverse City. Superintendent Mike Carmean says, “We’re just very blessed.” He tells the Traverse City Record-Eagle that some students were nearing $100 in lunch debt. Joe Symons also is a substitute teacher in Suttons Bay.