Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 6:40 a.m. EST
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Flint is recovering from its lead-contaminated water crisis, but it remains a major issue in the mayoral race. Mayor Karen Weaver faces off Tuesday against Sheldon Neeley, a third-term state representative and former city councilman. Weaver, who beat Neeley by 230 votes in the August primary, says Flint has made significant progress since the toxin was discovered in the water. Neeley says the community’s trust is lacking.
DETROIT (AP) — A U.S. customs agent has been cleared in a federal civil damages trial of wrongdoing following the fatal shooting of a 20-year-old man during a 2015 police raid in Detroit. The U.S. Attorney’s office in Detroit said a jury trial ended Monday. Mitchell Quinn was a member of a fugitive apprehension team when Terrance Kellom was shot. Police have said Kellom was wanted for armed robbery and lunged at Quinn with a hammer. His father, Kevin Kellom, has disputed that account. Quinn wasn’t charged.
DETROIT (AP) — Elected officials, religious leaders, music stars and Detroit sports heroes gathered at a church to remember longtime U.S. Rep. John Conyers. Former President Bill Clinton was among the speakers at Conyers’ funeral Monday at Greater Grace Temple in Detroit. Clinton told the crowd that Conyers represented not just people in his district, but those around the country and “even around the world on the things we should all care about.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A new forecast says Great Lakes levels are likely to remain unusually high and may set additional records. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Detroit released its six-month forecast Monday. It says a wet October interrupted the usual fall drop-off. The Corps says the decline should resume this winter, although levels will stay far above normal into 2020.