Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. EST
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s attorney general plans a crackdown on illegal robocalls. Dana Nessel on Friday announced a dozen initiatives aimed at putting a halt to the calls, many of which she says are scams. Her office plans to educate residents so they can protect themselves, step up enforcement, work with the Legislature to update state laws and be a model that other states can follow. Nessel is urging people to hang up if they get an illegal robocall and to report it to her office.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A liberal group has filed a third challenge to portions of Michigan’s election laws, contesting rules governing how people can register to vote in the two weeks before an election. The suit brought Friday is related to a 2018 ballot initiative that expanded voting options. Priorities USA says the Republican-led Legislature last year imposed “onerous restrictions” on those registering in person and was wrong to not let voters register at polling places on Election Day.
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A man has been charged with manslaughter and other crimes, more than two years after two teens were struck by a car and killed in Flint. Prosecutor David Leyton says the case “kind of fell between the cracks” after a Flint officer handling the investigation resigned. Ashyrinta Clemons and Tatiana Brown were killed in August 2017 while crossing a street in what police described as a hit-and-run. They were 13 years old. Jerry Turnbow of Grand Rapids appeared in court Wednesday.
BIRMINGHAM, Mich. (AP) — Health officials in suburban Detroit have confirmed rabies in a pet cat. The confirmation in Birmingham Friday follows verification so far this year of the disease in four bats and 11 skunks in Oakland County. Officials said last month that a dead skunk found in nearby West Bloomfield tested positive for rabies. Other Oakland County communities with rabies confirmed in skunks include Southfield, Rochester Hills and Troy.