Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 7:40 a.m. EDT
GRANGER, Ind. (AP) — Northern Indiana vape shop owners say Michigan’s ban on selling flavored electronic cigarettes could spur new business for them. Michiana Mini Mart, located just south of Michigan, saw a boost in business last year when Indiana legalized alcohol sales on Sundays. The South Bend Tribune reported Monday that a clerk at the store said she thinks Michigan’s flavored e-cigarette ban could have a similar effect. Michigan moved last month to become to first state to ban flavored e-cigarettes.
DETROIT (AP) — A judge has rejected class-action status in a lawsuit over the failure to provide mattresses to people arrested by Detroit police. The no-mattress policy for people held overnight lasted four years until fall 2017. Federal Judge Marianne Battani says the practice was unconstitutional. But she won’t make the lawsuit a class-action because the injuries, if any, could vary among the hundreds of people who were locked up for one or two nights.
DETROIT (AP) — A 73-year-old man has been charged in connection with an intentionally set blaze in a vacant house that left five Detroit firefighters injured. The Wayne County prosecutor’s office says Henry Vanreyendam is jailed after being arraigned on multiple counts of arson. The firefighters were inside the burning house on the city’s southwest side Thursday when part of it collapsed.
DELTA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Michigan is the fifth state to partner with the AARP and the World Health Organization to be age-friendly, so people can age in place in their homes and communities. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer helped announce Michigan’s certification on Monday at an AARP conference near Lansing. Michigan is one of the most rapidly aging states in the country.