Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. EDT
DETROIT (AP) — Nearly $1 million in grants have been awarded to Detroit-area organizations seeking to promote and support a fair and accurate 2020 U.S. Census count. The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan says the grants range from $7,000 to $75,000. Funding runs through August 2020. The foundation’s Southeast Michigan Counts is a strategic effort to foster regional participation in the 2020 census.
CARP LAKE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a pilot is dead after a small plane crashed in a remote area of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. WLUC-TV reports Sunday that cellphone location data helped locate the plane in a remote area of Carp Lake Township. A search began Saturday after the plane departed from the Gogebic County Airport but didn’t arrive as scheduled at the Ontonagon Airport.
DETROIT (AP) — The Great Lakes Water Authority has been recognized for drinking water operations at one of its facilities in Detroit. The Partnership for Safe Water gave the authority’s Water Works Park the 2019 Directors Award for Water Treatment. The program recognizes utilities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to delivering superior quality drinking water to customers.
DETROIT (AP) — L. Brooks Patterson, a Republican who seemed to revel in confrontation during his decades of leading wealthy Oakland County north of Detroit, has died. His spokesman, Bill Mullan, says Patterson died Saturday at age 80 at his home in Independence Township. Patterson announced earlier this year that he had late-stage pancreatic cancer. He was halfway through his seventh term as county executive.