Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 8:40 a.m. EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of President Donald Trump’s staunchest GOP allies say he should apologize for attacking the late Democratic Rep. John Dingell of Michigan. On Wednesday night as the Democratic-led House impeached him, Trump said from a rally in Michigan that the World War II veteran Dingell might be “looking up” from hell. South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham says the president should apologize. House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy said Dingell had served the country well. The White House says Trump was “”just riffing.” The swipe came right after every House Republican voted against impeaching Trump. Dingell’s widow, Rep. Debbie Dingell, called the comments “hurtful.”
CHICAGO (AP) — The 1964 kidnapping of a newborn boy from a Chicago hospital is drawing attention again, more than 55 years later. Two television stations report this week that an adult man living in Michigan may be the abducted child. Paul Joseph Fronczak was abducted when he was less than two days old. Authorities believed they had reunited him with his family two years later when an abandoned boy was found in New Jersey. But the FBI reopened its investigation decades later when DNA tests revealed the found boy was not in fact the abducted Paul.
TAYLOR, Mich. (AP) — A suburban Detroit mayor and others have been charged with bribery and fraud involving hundreds of thousands of dollars as part of an ongoing public corruption investigation. A 33-count indictment unsealed Thursday alleges Taylor Mayor Rick Sollars, the city’s Community Development Manager Jeffrey Baum and real estate developer Shady Awad participated in a scheme that included awarding Awad’s company tax-foreclosed properties. Awad is accused of providing kickbacks that included cash and more than $40,000 worth of renovations to Sollars’ primary and vacation homes. Sollars has denied any wrongdoing. It wasn’t immediately clear if Baum or Awad had attorneys.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — After nearly 25 years, the original Biggby coffee shop is closing and moving across the street in East Lansing. The cafe has been in a former Arby’s restaurant near Michigan State University since 1995. It opened as Beaner’s, but the coffee chain eventually changed its name to Biggby. Friday is the last day to get coffee at the first Biggby. There now are more than 200 Biggby cafes.