Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 8:40 a.m. EST
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Relatives of a man who pleaded guilty to killing six people in southwestern Michigan say their “hearts are broken” by the suffering of his victims. Jason Dalton’s family and former wife released a statement Monday, expressing condolences to the victims and their families. Dalton’s family says “nothing that we can say is adequate.”
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) — A storm dropped more than a foot of snow on parts of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, creating hazardous driving conditions and keeping some students home from school. The National Weather Service says the largest snowfall totals Monday were observed in the central and eastern Upper Peninsula and across the tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula. Lake Superior State University says its main campus in Sault Ste. Marie is closed Tuesday. The university says it plans to reopen Wednesday.
SAULT STE MARIE, Mich. (AP) — An annual ice-breaking effort is starting on waterways in and around northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. The U.S. Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie says Operation Taconite commenced Monday in response to expanded ice growth in commercial ports along western Lake Superior and the St. Marys River in the eastern Upper Peninsula. Operation Taconite encompasses Lake Superior, the St. Marys River, the Straits of Mackinac, Georgian Bay, Green Bay, northern Lake Huron, and Lake Michigan.
DETROIT (AP) — Wayne State University plans to move the 19th-century Detroit home of its founder to make way for a campus development project. Matt Lockwood, Wayne State’s director of communications, says February’s move of David Mackenzie’s former home will make room for an expansion and renovation to the neighboring Hilberry Theatre. The Detroit News reports the $65 million project will convert the Hilberry into a complex for theater, music, dance and arts-related events.