Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 6:40 a.m. EDT
LINCOLN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The military says a 28-year-old U.S. soldier from suburban Detroit has died of wounds sustained from a noncombat incident in Syria. The Defense Department says Private First Class Michael A. Thomason of Lincoln Park died Monday in Kobani. Details of the incident weren’t immediately released. Thomason was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division from Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
DETROIT (AP) — A lawyer ousted as special prosecutor in the investigation over Flint’s lead-tainted water says the complex cases were handled with professional care. Todd Flood says, “I walk away knowing that I gave everything I had to give.” The Michigan attorney general’s office says Flood was dismissed on April 16. Solicitor General Fadwa Hammoud says evidence was not properly pursued “from the onset of this investigation.” Her staff told a judge last week that evidence was discovered in a state building.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s attorney general says she’ll move to shut down an oil pipeline in the Great Lakes if the governor can’t find a “swift and straightforward” resolution. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is open to allowing construction of tunnel to house a new segment of Line 5 in the channel where Lakes Huron and Michigan meet, but has concerns her predecessor’s plan would keep the existing pipeline in the water too long.
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — A southern Michigan woman involved in a child pornography ring has been sentenced to 25 to 70 years in prison after pleading no contest to the criminal sexual conduct of an infant girl. The Battle Creek Enquirer reports 33-year-old Talia Furman of Springfield apologized to the court Monday in Calhoun County.