Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. EST
CHICAGO (AP) — The body of a University of Iowa student has been found on the campus in Iowa City, and officials say they believe his death was weather-related. Television station KCRG reports that the body of 18-year-old Gerald Belz was found behind an academic hall just before 3 a.m. His death brings to eight the number of fatalities linked to the weather in the Midwest.
DETROIT (AP) — Authorities have removed 26 fetuses from a Detroit hospital morgue as part of an investigation into a funeral home whose mortuary science license has been suspended. The Detroit News reports police executed the search warrant Monday at the Detroit Medical Center. DMC officials say they are cooperating with police. Investigators seek to determine whether records connected with the remains represent the infants’ birthdates or their parents.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Agency for Energy is telling utility customers that major natural gas and electric utilities won’t shut off services to customers this week because of the bitterly cold weather gripping the state. It said Wednesday that DTE Energy Co., Consumers Energy Co., and SEMCO Energy Gas Co., have temporarily suspended shutoffs.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s auditor general says state regulators have partially complied with recommendations made in a report issued after Flint’s water crisis. A follow-up audit released Wednesday says the Department of Environmental Quality complied with a recommendation to better oversee municipal systems that switch water sources. But Auditor General Doug Ringler says it only partially met suggestions to address other problems, such as verifying that water samples are coming from homes with lead lines.