Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 5:40 a.m. EDT
DETROIT (AP) — State licensing inspectors say cleaning crews have found several cremated remains at a former Detroit funeral home where mummified remains of 10 fetuses were discovered last week in a ceiling. State Bureau of Corporations, Securities and Commercial Licensing Director Julia Dale says crews clearing the building for its new owner came across containers holding cremains in a trash-strewn basement over three days this week. Last Friday, inspectors found remains of the fetuses and a full-term infant.
MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) — An Upper Peninsula county has accepted a $60,000 federal grant to keep an eye on routes to the U.S. border. The Mining Journal says the money will help cover overtime for Marquette County police who patrol areas on or near Lake Superior, including road, snowmobile and marine units. The county’s emergency management coordinator, Teresa Schwalbach, says the sheriff’s office will determine schedules.
DETROIT (AP) — A 15-year-old boy has been arrested in the sexual assault of a teenage girl in a Detroit high school. The Wayne County prosecutor’s office says the boy is charged with six counts of criminal sexual conduct. He is accused of taking two cellphones from the girl’s desk at Central Academy and High School on Oct. 8. Prosecutors say the 15-year-old girl followed the boy into a hallway to retrieve her phone when she was grabbed by the neck and forced to a back stairway.
IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich. (AP) — Officials say a deer in Dickinson County carried the first known case of chronic wasting disease in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The state Department of Natural Resources says the 4-year-old doe was shot on a farm in Waucedah Township. The fatal nervous system illness also has turned up in six Lower Peninsula counties. The DNR is asking hunters to submit heads of deer they kill in the area for testing.