Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 5:40 a.m. EST

WYOMING, Mich. (AP) — State funding will help prepare a contaminated site in the city of Wyoming, Michigan, for redevelopment. A company plans to build a new hotel and space for commercial, restaurant and retail outlets at the property, where a number of businesses previously have been located in the western Michigan community. The environmental work will focus on the site of a former dry cleaner. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality will provide a $202,000 grant and a $433,000 loan for the cleanup.

MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) — A man has been ordered to perform community service and write an apology for damaging the statue of a longtime beloved figure in Marquette in the Upper Peninsula. The late Phil Niemisto was known around Marquette for washing windows downtown. But police in September discovered that the statue was damaged. TV station WLUC reports that 22-year-old James Vermeulen must complete 40 hours of community service and write an apology to the Marquette Downtown Development Authority.

DETROIT (AP) — A strong odor in the Detroit area has been blamed on a Marathon Petroleum refinery. The company released a statement Sunday, apologizing and saying the odor is related to a flare that needs to be repaired. A flare is a safety device that allows Marathon to combust excess materials at the refinery in southwestern Detroit. The flare is being deactivated. Marathon says it hasn’t detected any dangerous levels of any substances. WDIV-TV reporter Larry Spruill described the smell as “terrible.”

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — Consumers Energy says a customer’s house in Oakland County has been destroyed by an explosion. An injured man was taken to a hospital Saturday night. The explosion occurred at a house in Pontiac. Consumers Energy says a natural gas leak in the area was found and repaired, but the cause of the leak remains under investigation.