Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. EST
UNDATED (AP) — Joe Biden shored up the Democrats’ “blue wall” to rebuild the party’s path back to the White House. He did it more sturdily in Michigan, but more tenuously in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. While The Associated Press had called all three states and their combined 46 Electoral College votes for Biden, the Democrat’s relatively narrow margins there reflect the nation’s continuing deep divisions more than a newly strengthened Democratic bulwark in the industrial north. Trump had stunned the country four years ago by winning by a total of 77,000 votes the three that had been carried for decades by Democrats.
ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) — An Ohio man has been arraigned in the slaying of a 27-year-old suburban Detroit woman who was shot and bound with Christmas lights in 2017. A brief Twitter statement from Michigan State Police said that Timothy Eugene Moore was arraigned on one count of homicide in 34th District Court in Romulus and that bond was denied. The 34-year-old Moore and a second person were arrested last week in the killing of Egypt Covington. The musician, singer and account manager for a beer distributor was found dead in in her home in Van Buren Township. Police hadn’t released the name of the second suspect. The state police statement didn’t include whether Moore entered a plea or, if he didn’t, when that might happen.
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — A 29-year-old Michigan man has pleaded not guilty to charges that accuse him of killing his 8-month-old son. The Battle Creek Enquirer reported over the weekend that Kyle Kregling remains jailed on charges of open murder and first-degree abuse in the death of the boy, Chris Kregling. At a Friday arraignment, a Calhoun County judge refused defense lawyer Daniel Lehman’s request to free Kregling on bond so he could receive mental-health treatment. Kregling told police he was changing the diaper on his daughter at his Battle Creek home when his son toppled from a from a bed. Investigators said they didn’t believe Kregling’s account and a Thursday autopsy also raised doubts the death was accidental.
ESCANABA, Mich. (AP) — Bikers are coming next year to the Upper Peninsula. The Escanaba area will be the site of a three-day July rally by the Great Lakes Harley Owners Group. It is expected to bring thousands of Harley-Davidson motorcycle riders and enthusiasts to Delta County. The planning process began with a meeting last week at the U.P. state fairgrounds. The last time Harley riders were in Escanaba for a rally was in 2010. The rally will include a parade and block party in Escanaba. The dates are July 22-24.