Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. EDT
MERIDIAN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A police chief getting a morning coffee suddenly had a more urgent priority: He shed his shirt and boots and jumped into a pond to save a woman whose car was in the water in Ingham County. Meridian Township Chief Ken Plaga and Sgt. Ed Bensonen got the car door open and brought the elderly woman to shore in Meridian Township, also known as Okemos. The Lansing State Journal says Plaga didn’t mention his role until township Manager Frank Walsh announced it on Facebook.
MARYSVILLE, Mich. (AP) — A city council candidate in Michigan who said she wants to keep her community white “as much as possible” has withdrawn from the council race. The Times Herald reports that Jean Cramer submitted a letter to Mayor Dan Damman on Monday withdrawing from the race in Marysville. City Manager Randy Fernandez says Cramer’s name will remain on the Nov. 5 city election ballot. Cramer created a furor with comments she made first at a public forum and later during an interview outside her home.
DETROIT (AP) — Police say a woman is in custody after the death of her 18-day-old baby in Detroit. Police Chief James Craig tells The Detroit News it’s a “tragic situation.” He says it’s too early to “go into what happened” or “why it happened.” The girl was found in a bathtub Monday morning.
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) — A shipping lock that enables cargo vessels to move between Lake Huron and Lake Superior is back in operation after closing for repairs Monday morning. Beverly McCready of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the Poe Lock in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, was shut down from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Eastern time. Workers replaced concrete that eroded from beneath one of the lock’s gates.