Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 8:40 a.m. EST
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a 10-year-old boy was taken into custody after bringing a loaded handgun to his Michigan school. Police say the boy made fellow students at Eagle’s Nest Academy in Flint aware that he had the gun Thursday morning and one of them brought it to administrators in the school’s office. No one was injured. Police didn’t immediately say how the child got the gun or why he brought it to the school.
FLINT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Baker College plans to close several of its Michigan campuses as part of a consolidation effort that’s designed to strengthen its future educational offerings. The Flint Journal reports the school said Thursday it plans to close its Flint Township campus by the end of August 2020 and move operations to its Owosso campus. It also plans to move operations from Allen Park, Auburn Hills, and Clinton Township to a flagship Detroit-area location. Affected students will get scholarship packages.
DETROIT (AP) — DTE Energy says it will replace 7,500 high-tech electricity meters to ensure they’re not transmitting information against the wishes of customers. The so-called smart meters have been installed across DTE’s service territory. They allow the utility to collect electricity usage without sending someone to each home. But some customers with the new meter are willing to pay a fee to have someone read it. DTE found that 12 percent of the meters on the opt-out list were still transmitting data.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A misdemeanor charge related to campaign literature has been dismissed against a recent Michigan Senate candidate. The Ann Arbor News reports that Ann Arbor District Judge Elizabeth Hines issued an opinion Thursday that the state law under which Anuja Rajendra was charged with falsely representing herself as an incumbent is an unconstitutional infringement of free speech. Rajendra, an Ann Arbor businesswoman, lost a four-way Democratic primary race in August.