Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 5:40 a.m. EST
BEDFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A 50-year-old man has pleaded no contest in a crash that killed two teenage siblings as they walked near a roadway in southeastern Michigan. The Monroe News reports that a judge accepted Raymond Reyome’s plea on Dec. 14. He is charged with two counts of reckless driving causing death. Reyome is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 7. Police have said 13-year-old Justin Haun and 16-year-old Alyssa Haun were struck July 4 by a pickup that left the edge of a roadway.
DETROIT (AP) — Retired federal Judge Barbara Hackett has died in her southeastern Michigan home. She was 90. U.S. District Court in Detroit spokesman David Ashenfelter says Hackett’s family alerted court officials to her early Sunday death in Brighton. Hackett spent more than two decades on the federal bench in Detroit as a magistrate and district judge. She was appointed in 1973 as a magistrate judge for the Eastern District of Michigan. The court says she was first woman to hold that position.
CHICAGO (AP) — An Indiana wine retailer hopes to overturn a Prohibition-era Illinois law and gain the right to sell and ship wines across state lines. The Chicago Tribune reports that Lebamoff Enterprises will be allowed to reopen a 2016 lawsuit against Illinois after prevailing in the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last month. The appellate move reversed a Chicago federal court’s decision to dismiss the case last year. Indiana-based Lebamoff is seeking to sell to neighboring states through the internet.
MONROE, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan high school that received more than 200 bowling ball donations after losing some equipment in a bowling alley fire plans to share the generosity. The Monroe News reports that members of the Monroe High School’s boys and girls bowling teams lost equipment when Nortel Lanes burned to the ground Dec. 5. The Monroe Trojans reached out to the bowling community on social media for equipment donations and plan to share the equipment they’ve received.