Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. EST
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Rep. Ilhan Omar has come under fresh criticism for remarks that critics decry as anti-Semitic. The Minnesota Democrat was speaking at a forum in Washington with Rep. Rashida Tlaib when she said she fears everything they say about Israel is construed as anti-Semitic. But some Jewish leaders say Omar then revived an old trope about divided loyalties among Jewish-Americans. Omar’s spokesman says she was just speaking out about “the undue influence of lobbying groups for foreign interests.”
WARREN, Mich. (AP) — A 17-year-old girl accused of fatally stabbing a classmate at their Detroit-area school in an alleged dispute over a boy has been bound over for trial. Tanaya Lewis, is charged with first-degree premeditated murder in the death of 16-year-old Danyna Gibson in a classroom at Warren Fitzgerald High School on Sept. 12. Investigators say Lewis was laughing as she chased Gibson and stabbed her in the chest and back.
CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a man originally from Montenegro illegally practiced dentistry in the basement of his suburban Detroit home and allegedly used his church to get referrals. Leka Gjokaj was arraigned in a Macomb County court Friday on a charge of being an unlicensed dentist. The 55-year-old Clinton Township resident was held on a $5,000 bond, but prosecutors say he may have overstayed his visa.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has criticized a Michigan sheriff’s department that released three people living in the country illegally despite federal detainment requests. ICE says its enforcement abilities are undermined by the Kent County Sheriff’s Department policy that requires the agency to present a federal warrant when making detainment requests. Sheriff Michelle LaJoye-Young says the policy emphasizes due process and judicial oversight of law enforcement agencies.