Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. EDT
DETROIT (AP) — Manuel “Matty” Moroun, a billionaire businessman who owned a critical bridge that connects Michigan to Canada, has died in his suburban Detroit home. He was 93. Moroun died of congestive heart failure Sunday in Grosse Pointe Shores. His son, Matthew, told employees of the various Moroun companies of his death in a message Monday. The family owns and operates Central Transport International and Crown Enterprises. Moroun bought the Ambassador Bridge in 1979. Forbes estimates he was worth $1.6 billion. Moroun attended the University of Detroit Jesuit High School and majored in chemistry and biology at the University of Notre Dame.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Washtenaw County Health Department says 43 coronavirus cases are associated with a large house party held outside Ann Arbor nearly two weeks ago, with most of those infected being between the ages of 15 and 25. Tracers identified 66 “exposed close contacts” outside family members in the people’s immediate households — those who had face-to-face contact with a COVID-19-positive individual for at least 15 minutes. The party was held in the Saline area. People who attended the July 2-3 party or know they were exposed should self-quarantine and monitor for symptoms for 14 days.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s 33,800 unionized state employees will have to reauthorize the deduction of dues from their paycheck every year or the contributions will stop under a rule change adopted by a Michigan panel over objections from Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and labor leaders. The Civil Service Commission, whose members were appointed by Republican former Gov. Rick Snyder, approved the revision 3-1 Monday. Starting in October, an authorization to deduct dues will expire if it wasn’t authorized or reauthorized in the previous year. Of the state’s 48,000 employees, 33,804 — or 70% — are represented by a union.
CROTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Police have arrested a 42-year-old man in a weekend hit-and-run crash that killed two people on a motorcycle in western Michigan. State police say Jason Wardell of Muskegon was found in Montcalm County, along with the car. Wardell was charged with failing to stop at the scene of a fatal accident and other crimes. Police said he didn’t have a valid driver’s license. Roger Devries and Melanie Devries were riding a motorcycle Saturday in Newaygo County’s Croton Township when they were struck.