Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 7:40 a.m. EDT
WARREN, Mich. (AP) — A Detroit-area school superintendent has identified a 16-year-old girl who was stabbed to death at her high school. Fitzgerald Public Schools chief Laurie Fournier says the girl slain at Warren’s Fitzgerald High School was Danyna Gibson. Fournier says a “vigil to remember and honor the life of Danyna” will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday on the high school football field.
PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — The driver of an auto fleeing police that crashed into an SUV, killing one and injuring four others has been found guilty of second-degree murder. Theresa Marie Gafken was found guilty Wednesday in the death of 48-year-old Kristine Donahue of Chesterfield Township. The 36-year-old Gafken wept silently at the defense table after the verdict was read. She will be sentenced on Oct. 8.
DETROIT (AP) — A woman has been sentenced to 46 months to 15 years in prison for a crash that killed a 57-year-old road construction worker near downtown Detroit. The Detroit News reports 22-year-old Samiya Speed of Detroit learned her punishment Wednesday after pleading no contest last month to charges including operating under the influence causing death. Speed, at times tearful, apologized in court. David Snell of Bay City was working in a construction zone on Interstate 75 in June when he was struck.
DETROIT (AP) — The Motown Museum has launched a singing competition that aims to nurture talent as its namesake label did in Detroit decades ago. Museum officials say the competition known as AMPLIFY: The Sound of Detroit is accepting audition videos through next Tuesday. It’s open to solo singers and groups of up to five people. The winner gets $2,500 and a studio session with producers Drew Schultz and Kern Brantley.