Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 5:40 a.m. EST
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A University of Michigan library has acquired a trove of roughly 1,000 images of Native Americans from the 19th through the early 20th century from a longtime collector. They represent some 80 groups and run the gamut from the iconic, such as Sitting Bull, to the commonplace, such as a woman hoeing potatoes in a Michigan garden. Archivists say even the everyday images are compelling because they reveal life in hard times and the spirit of perseverance as they struggled for survival. Curation efforts also have involved tribal experts throughout the process, something that historically wasn’t done.
HONOR, Mich. (AP) — A body has been found near a cabin in northwestern Michigan where a 47-year-old Detroit-area woman reportedly went missing in October. The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports that the family of Adrienne Quintal called Benzie County authorities about 1:30 p.m. Saturday to report finding the body in a flooded area on the family’s property near Honor. An autopsy is planned to identify the body and determine a cause of death. Quintal called a friend Oct. 17 and said she had been in a shootout with two men near the family’s cabin. Authorities found the Southfield woman’s vehicle, purse, cellphone and a gun.
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says an update is expected at the start of 2020 regarding a criminal investigation into the Flint water crisis that was one of the worst man-made environmental disasters in U.S. history. Whitmer said Tuesday that she trusts Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel “to do the right thing” in the city’s water crisis probe. Flint faced a health emergency after lead from old pipes leached into drinking water in 2014 and 2015. It was due to a lack of corrosion-control treatment following a change in the water source while the financially strapped city was under state emergency management.
HURON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Wayne County has closed on the sale of a former horse racing track southwest of Detroit for $4.9 million. The county says plans for the Pinnacle Aeropark property in Huron Township call for two warehouse or storage-type buildings that will total more than 600,000 square feet. The Wayne County Commission approved the sale Oct. 3. HS Commerce 275 has agreed to invest $40 million into the property within five years. The site includes the foreclosed 300-acre race course site and 350 acres of county-owned land.