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

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan judge is allowing Enbridge to resume pumping oil through a Midwestern pipeline. The judge ordered the shutdown of Line 5 last week at the request of state Attorney General Dana Nessel. That came after damage was found to a structure anchoring a section of the pipeline that runs through a channel linking Lakes Huron and Michigan. In an updated order Wednesday, the judge said Enbridge could reopen the pipeline to conduct a safety test and could keep the oil flowing in keeping with its results. Enbridge says it will comply with the court order.

LANSING, Mich (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is closing indoor seating in bars in parts of the state, including a city with a bar that has been linked to a rising number of infections. Whitmer on Wednesday also signed a bill allowing bars and restaurants to sell cocktails-to-go in an effort to help those businesses. Bars won’t have to close down completely, according to an new executive order. And the Upper Peninsula and much of northern Michigan are not subject to the order due to low numbers of reported COVID-19 virus cases. All bars may still keep open their outdoor patios. The order takes effect at 11 p.m. 

DETROIT (AP) — A 19-year-old Detroit man has been sentenced to three life terms in prison with no chance of parole for gunning down two gay men and a transgender woman who authorities believe were targeted because of their sexual orientation. Devon Kareem Robinson was sentenced Tuesday in the killings of 21-year-old Alunte Davis, and 20-year-olds Timothy Blancher and Paris Cameron in May 2019. Prosecutors have said Davis and Blancher were gay men and Cameron was a transgender woman. Robinson is also accused of wounding two other people. Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy says her office will remain vigilant in the fight against hate.

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Three people have died and a fourth person has been injured after a car struck a median wall and bridge abutment on Interstate 475 in Flint. Flint police say 26-year-old Nefertiti Adair Foster lost control of a Nissan sedan, hit the median wall and then slammed into a bridge abutment. Police say the impact split the car into two pieces. Foster and two female juvenile passengers were pronounced dead on the scene. A third passenger was hospitalized in good condition. Investigators are trying to determine what caused Foster to lose control of the car.