Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 6:40 a.m. EST
MASON, Mich. (AP) — A mid-Michigan sheriff is apologizing for using a county-funded email program to announce his 2020 campaign. The Lansing State Journal reports Ingham County Sheriff Scott Wriggelsworth says he’s prepared to deal with any penalties that could follow. Wriggelsworth on Friday used the Ingham County Non-Public Alert System to issue a press release announcing he had filed to run for sheriff again. State law prohibits candidates from using public resources for campaign activities.
DETROIT (AP) — Three members of Congress from Michigan want to make federal funds more readily available to clean up public water supplies contaminated with a group of toxic chemicals. The lawmakers have introduced a bill that would classify the substances known as PFAS as hazardous substances under the federal Superfund law. The designation would require the Environmental Protection Agency to report releases of the chemicals into the environment and clean up tainted sites.
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — An oxen gunpowder container stolen more than 60 years ago from a Detroit-area museum has been returned. The FBI turned the Nowlin Powder Horn over Tuesday at the Dearborn Historical Museum where it was on loan from the Detroit Historical Society in 1952 when it was taken. It was made in 1757. Authorities tracked it down to an estate auction in Pennsylvania. They say it’s not known who originally took the artifact and that the most recent owner may not have known it had been stolen.
DETROIT (AP) — A judge has agreed to release a 77-year-old Detroit-area doctor who is charged with a multimillion-dollar scheme to peddle opioids and bill insurance providers for unnecessary treatments. The Detroit News reports that Dr. Rajendra Bothra must liquidate a retirement account to cover the $7 million bond. Prosecutors argued that the native of India might flee the country if released. Bothra will be confined to his home with an electronic tether.