Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 6:40 a.m. EDT
SARANAC, Mich. (AP) — A man convicted of drunken driving in western Michigan has won an appeal after it turned out that he was under the speed limit when stopped by police, not over it. Anthony Owen was told he was going 43 mph in a 25 mph zone in Saranac in Ionia County. But lawyer Ed Sternisha argued that the speed limit actually was 55 by default because there was no sign on southbound Parsonage Road. The Michigan appeals court agreed, saying the traffic stop by a sheriff’s deputy in 2015 was illegal.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan and Ohio crews are surveying several Lake Erie bays and river mouths this summer in search of invasive grass carp. They’re hoping to capture some of the fish and install transmitters enabling researchers to track their movements. Grass carp are among several varieties of Asian carp that scientists say could extensively damage the Great Lakes by competing with native species for food. Officials say grass carp have been captured in Lake Erie since the 1980s.
DETROIT (AP) — Police in Detroit are searching for a man who is a suspect in the fatal beating of a motorist after a car crash. Chief James Craig says video of the attack early Monday is “horrible.” He says it appears that 24-year-old Tyler Wingate died after a kick to the head. He was a popular student and athlete at Berkley High School. White ribbons are tied to trees in Berkley to honor him.
WATSON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court has ended a dispute over a house that was partly delivered by truck to a lakefront lot: The retirement home can stay. Neighbors sued David and Helen Goyings, claiming they had violated a ban on modular or manufactured homes in the Timber Ridge Bay subdivision in Allegan County. The house is 59% stick-built construction and 41% modular components. There’s a walkout basement, garage and deck. The court says “modular components don’t necessarily make a modular home.”