Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 7:40 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.
HARTLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say injuries from the weekend crash of a charter bus carrying Michigan middle school students returning from a Chicago-area music trip included a broken neck and broken ribs. The Livingston County sheriff’s office initially believed injuries were relatively minor from the Saturday night crash on an Interstate 96 ramp in Howell Township, about 45 miles northwest of Detroit. The department said Monday, however, that some of the 17 people taken to hospitals had serious injuries.
NEGAUNEE, Mich. (AP) — Someone who must know something about Upper Peninsula weather has won $1,508 for guessing when old mining equipment would break completely through melting ice. The Teal Lake Melt-Down came to an official close Friday when the equipment was completely submerged on the lake in Negaunee. Contestants had up to March 31 to buy a $5 ticket and guess when the headframe would sink. The winning entry was only 49 minutes from the actual time.
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.