Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 5:40 a.m. EDT
MANISTEE COUNTY, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan construction worker was killed and another injured when they were struck by a car in a construction zone on U.S. 31 in Manistee County. Manistee County sheriff’s deputies say a 20-year-old worker of Pentwater was standing off road with a 23-year-old worker from Ludington when the car struck them. The 20-year-old was killed. According to authorities, witnesses said the vehicle was traveling at a high speed when it crossed the center line, left the road and struck the workers.
DETROIT (AP) — The Downtown Detroit Partnership is expected to give updates on more than 20 development projects in the pipeline, under construction or recently completed in the downtown area. The organization’s annual Fall Stakeholder meeting is scheduled Thursday afternoon at the Westin Book Cadillac. Detroit Economic Growth Corp. Chief Executive Kevin Johnson also will talk about the future of his organization and its economic development strategy.
HILLSDALE, Mich. (AP) — A southern Michigan courtroom will be turned into a theater for a performance of “Anatomy of a Murder,” a play inspired by a 1952 murder case in the Upper Peninsula. “Anatomy of a Murder” will be performed on Oct. 17 in the courtroom that was formerly used by Hillsdale County Judge Charles Arch Sr. There’s a local connection. In 1952, Arch traveled to Marquette to fill in for a judge and hear the murder case. The play is being performed by The Sauk, a community theater group.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder is expressing frustration after failing to end what he called an unprecedented labor impasse between road contractors and a union of heavy equipment operators that is disrupting hundreds of construction projects statewide, including major work on Interstates 75 and 696 in the Detroit area. He met with both sides Tuesday. The contractors are starting to temporarily hire nonunion workers as replacement employees.