Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 7:40 a.m. EST

DETROIT (AP) — Firefighters and emergency medical technicians in Detroit are expected to be recognized for their life-saving and critical response efforts. Fire officials say personnel will be acknowledged during a Tuesday morning ceremony at the city’s Public Safety Headquarters. The actions leading to the honors include the rescue of residents from burning buildings and the rescue of police officers, an EMT crew and a patient from trapped vehicles after a patrol car and an ambulance crashed.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan is awarding nearly $15 million to consortiums of school districts, colleges, industry groups and others to start and grow innovative education models. Nine consortiums representing 260 entities are recipients of the first round of “talent” grants. Applicants shaped their proposals around high-demand, high-wage sectors including health care, information technology/computer science, manufacturing and the trades.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration says improvements have been made to Child Protective Services after a state audit uncovered many deficiencies. Snyder in September appointed a team to conduct an operational review. Improvements made since then include creating a portal to boost a supervisor’s ability to verify completion of abuse and neglect investigation requirements and boosting a system so CPS caseworkers can better document steps completed in an investigation.

KALKASKA, Mich. (AP) — A TV station says a mid-Michigan sheriff who pleaded guilty to driving while impaired asked a deputy not to arrest him. WJRT obtained the police report and video of the Nov. 16 arrest of Midland County Sheriff Scott Stephenson. He was suspected of drunken driving after leaving a deer hunting camp in Kalkaska County. A breath test revealed a very high blood-alcohol level. Stephenson is heard on the video asking that he not be arrested. He says, “Jesus Christ, I’m a sheriff.”