Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 6:40 a.m. EDT
PARCHMENT, Mich. (AP) — A federal lawsuit blames two companies for high amounts of toxic industrial chemicals that were found in drinking water of two southwestern Michigan communities over the summer. The Kalamazoo Gazette reports Detroit firm Liddle & Dubin sued Thursday in Grand Rapids on behalf of three Parchment residents. It’s seeking class-action status and calls for financial compensation and funding to evaluate people’s health. Georgia-Pacific says there’s no direct link. 3M says it’s acted responsibly.
DETROIT (AP) — Wayne State University athletes will be helping to make and distribute lunches in Detroit for those in need. The students are set to participate in the annual #Lunchbag event on Friday. The program began in 2015 in conjunction with Hartford Memorial Baptist Church’s “Feed the Hungry” program. School officials say roughly 5,500 lunches have been distributed by the athletes in past years.
DETROIT (AP) — Cremated remains found inside a closed Detroit funeral home will be remembered as part of an All Souls Day service. Clergy leaders are expected to attend the service Friday at Mount. Olivet Cemetery in Detroit. All Souls Day traditionally is a time to pay respect to loved ones who have died. Containers holding the remains were found last month in the former Cantrell Funeral Home. About a week earlier, mummified remains of 10 fetuses and a still-born infant were discovered in a ceiling.
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — The parents of a Detroit-area college student who was killed in a hit-and-run in 2015 again are pleading for help to solve the case. Ryan Tsatsos of Macomb County was killed as he walked to his dorm at Central Michigan University on a rainy Halloween night. He was just a few weeks away from his 18th birthday. His mother, Julie Tsatsos, made a public appeal to the driver this week, saying “Don’t be fearful. … Come forward. Relieve the pressure.”