Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 4:40 p.m. EST
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s secretary of state is proposing to settle a redistricting lawsuit by redrawing at least 11 state House districts for the 2020 election. Jocelyn Benson, a Democrat, announced the proposed deal Friday. Under the agreement with Democrats and other plaintiffs who sued the state, Michigan’s congressional and state Senate seats would not be changed.
BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Residents in a southwestern Michigan city who are concerned about lead in drinking water will soon have access to free water filters. The Herald-Palladium reports that the Berrien County Health Department will have filters available for Benton Harbor residents starting Feb. 4. Free water testing kits can also be picked up at City Hall. A county health department officer says the filters are important because boiling water doesn’t remove lead.
NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says delays at East Coast airports amid a partial federal government shutdown are another symptom the “federal madness” caused by Republican President Donald Trump. The Democrat says the delays are hurting the economy and impacting airport safety and security. The FAA announced LaGuardia Airport in New York and Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey were both experiencing delays in takeoffs due to staffing problems at two air traffic control facilities.
DETROIT (AP) — A 3-year-old boy has died after a freeway shooting in Detroit. State police say on Twitter that the boy died Friday morning at a hospital. A bullet pierced the side of the vehicle he was in just before 7:30 p.m. Thursday on the Southfield Freeway near Joy Road. A woman driving the vehicle is an acquaintance of the boy’s mother and was not wounded. Police initially described her as the boy’s mother.