Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. EDT
MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) — Sixty years after its premiere, “Anatomy of a Murder” will be shown in an Upper Peninsula courtroom, the site of the trial that inspired the book and movie. The Mining Journal reports that there will be two viewings, one on July 1 and another on July 2, at the Marquette County courthouse in Marquette. “Anatomy of a Murder” first was a best-selling novel by John Voelker, who used the pen name Robert Traver. It was then turned into a 1959 movie starring James Stewart.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A western Michigan man has been sentenced to 15 months of confinement after pleading guilty to making a threatening phone call last October to presidential hopeful Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey. U.S. District Judge Janet Neff also ordered 52-year-old Rick Simmons of Kentwood to spend two years on supervised release and to pay a $2,000 fine Thursday.
DETROIT (AP) — Detroit television station WJBK is getting a new general manager. Greg Easterly was named vice president and general manager of the Fox television station, replacing Mike Renda, who is retiring next week. In announcing Easterly’s appointment Thursday, Fox Television Stations CEO Jack Abernethy noted he has an impressive track record and the WJBK staff is looking forward to his experience and passion. Easterly previously served as a vice president of group operations for Tribune Media.
ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Zoo says its $30 million Polk Penguin Conservation Center will close for several months to fix faulty waterproofing. The Royal Oak-based zoo said Thursday the 33,000-square-foot center, which opened in April 2016, will close Sept. 9 and reopen next June. Both the zoo and the contractor, the joint venture of DeMaria/Wharton-Smith, say the contractor will make the necessary repairs. Zoo officials filed a lawsuit but a settlement was reached.