Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 6:40 a.m. EDT
SHERIDAN, Mich. (AP) — Police say a 10-year-old child has died after falling from a trailer that was taking children around a central Michigan community during Halloween trick-or-treating. Michigan State Police say the child was with a group of children riding in Sheridan on Wednesday night in the trailer, which had seats and was being hauled by a tractor. Witnesses told police the trailer was being pulled slowly when the child fell from it and was run over. The death is under investigation.
DETROIT (AP) — Some businesses in Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood have joined the city’s Project Green Light commercial corridor program which uses high-definition exterior surveillance cameras to fight crime. They join businesses in the Greektown entertainment district which joined the program earlier this year. Cameras installed on the exterior of buildings send live feeds to the police department’s Real Time Crime Center.
GREENBUSH TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate John James is boosting his TV ad spending and airing his first negative spot against Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow, who launched her own closing ad highlighting ways she says she has benefited the state. James’ campaign said Wednesday that he upped his ad spending by $440,000, keeping pace with Stabenow over the race’s final days. The ad is the first in which he goes negative against Stabenow, who has led in polls.
DETROIT (AP) — Jurors have failed to reach a verdict in the murder trial of a former Michigan State Police trooper who used a stun gun on a Detroit teenager before the teen was killed in an all-terrain vehicle crash. The judge declared a mistrial Wednesday after the jury reported another impasse. Mark Bessner shot Damon Grimes with a Taser from a moving patrol car in 2017. He told jurors he feared the 15-year-old had a gun, but he was wrong. Grimes crashed and died.