IRONWOOD, Mich. (AP) - Cold temperatures and snow are expected in Michigan into next week after an arctic blast moved through the state. The lowest readings Friday morning are in the Upper Peninsula, including zero degrees in Ironwood and 1 degree in Iron Mountain. Forecasters say lake-effect snow is possible in the Upper Peninsula and parts of western Michigan. Gale warnings are in effect Friday for Lake Superior, with waves expected to be 18 feet to as high as 27 feet.
DETROIT (AP) - Federal officials plan to provide $41.6 million to the Detroit Department of Transportation that will be boosted by about $10 million in local and state funds. The money announced Thursday by Sens. Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow of Michigan is from the Federal Transit Administration. The money is to be used for preventative maintenance to bus facilities, vehicle maintenance and overhauling 60 buses, among other things.
DETROIT (AP) - A philanthropist says he's willing to donate $5 million to help protect the Detroit Institute of Arts' collection amid the city's bankruptcy. A. Paul Schaap tells the Detroit Free Press he hopes to inspire others to give and plans to meet Friday with Detroit's chief federal judge, Gerald Rosen, who is leading mediation sessions. A resident of Grosse Pointe Park, Schaap made millions as a biotechnology entrepreneur.
MASON, Mich. (AP) - A man faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison without parole after being convicted in the January death of his 3-month-old daughter in Lansing. The Lansing State Journal reports 38-year-old John H. Sanders was convicted Thursday of first-degree felony murder and first-degree child abuse.
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