Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 6:40 a.m. EDT
DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers union’s top bargainer with General Motors says a tentative deal with the company will bring “major gains” to workers. Union Vice President Terry Dittes (DIT-ez) says in a statement that bargainers wanted to get a strong and fair contract for the 49,000 members who have been on strike for a month.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — State lawmakers are close to ending Michigan’s status as one of the few states where 17-year-old offenders are automatically prosecuted as adults. The state Senate overwhelmingly approved bills Wednesday, a day after the House voted. Starting in October 2021, Michigan’s age at which defendants are considered adults would be 18 instead of 17. Prosecutors could still try 14-, 15-, 16- and 17-year-olds as adults for certain violent offenses, such as murder and rape.
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A prosecutor has filed an assault charge against the brother of boxer Claressa Shields in connection with an attack on the trainer for Ivana Habazin before the weigh-in for their fight. Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton issued a statement Wednesday stating 28-year-old Artis J. Mack of Flint has been charged with one count of assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder in the Oct. 4 attack on 68-year-old James Ali Bashir.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan would collect an additional $80 million to $120 million in taxes annually from online sellers that currently are not paying taxes under bills advancing in the Legislature. The state House unanimously passed the legislation Wednesday, sending it to the Senate for future consideration. Supporters say the legislation would bring “tax fairness,” ensuring that out-of-state sellers do not have an unfair advantage.