Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 7:40 a.m. EST
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alicia Keys, Patti LaBelle, Celine Dion and more took the stage to relive some of the late Aretha Franklin’s biggest hits in a tribute concert. The star-studded musical lineup that also included Jennifer Hudson, John Legend and Common honored Franklin’s life and career at the “Aretha! A GRAMMY Celebration For The Queen Of Soul” on Sunday in Los Angeles. The tribute hosted by Tyler Perry will air March 10 on CBS.
DETROIT (AP) — A boil-water advisory has been posted for downtown Detroit after a water main break. The area includes hotels and Cobo Center, where the annual auto show is opening this week for news media from around the world. Drinking fountains at the convention hall were turned off Sunday. No one will lose water service, but pressure could be low. In addition, people should boil water before drinking it or use bottled water. The boil-water advisory could last until Thursday.
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — AAA Michigan says average gas prices statewide are up about 6 cents in the past week to about $2.15 per gallon. The Dearborn-based auto club says Monday the average price for self-serve regular unleaded is about 57 cents less than a year ago. The state’s highest average was about $2.22 a gallon in the Jackson and Lansing areas. The lowest average was about $2.07 in the Traverse City area.
JACKSON, Mich. (AP) — Consumers Energy says it has contributed $10 million to help customers in need to pay their energy bills. The Jackson-based utility says the contribution is part of efforts to help Michigan residents stay safe and warm this winter. Consumers Energy says it provided $2 million to help eligible customers with energy bills in October and $8 million in December. The funding is expected to help up to 7,000 households enter the utility’s CARE program or help them get additional aid to pay bills.