Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 5:40 a.m. EDT
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel says if the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision is overturned, she will not enforce state laws on the books that ban abortion. The Democrat told a Planned Parenthood conference Tuesday that it is “likely” that the 1973 ruling legalizing abortion will be reversed.
DETROIT (AP) — Jurors have gone home after a brief period of deliberations in the trial of a former Michigan State Police trooper who is charged with second-degree murder in the death of a Detroit teen. Damon Grimes crashed an all-terrain vehicle and died after he was shot with a Taser. Mark Bessner says he believed the 15-year-old was armed during a chase. Grimes wasn’t carrying a weapon. Jurors will return Wednesday.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Legislation to create a permanent statewide mental health hotline is advancing in Michigan. The state House approved the bill 99-8 Tuesday and sent it to the Senate for further consideration. The sponsor says the hotline would help those who do not know where to turn, potentially keeping families together and saving lives.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan wildlife experts are encouraging landowners to be on the lookout for waterfowl nests in yards and gardens this spring. The state Department of Natural Resources says female mallard ducks often build nests in landscaping, gardens and other unlikely places. The department says if you come across a duck’s nest, the best thing is to leave it alone. That’s also true for Canada geese and mute swans, which can be protective of their young.